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by 281 · about 20 hours ago

For a taste of Zuk's arguments: http://www.salon.com/2013/03/10/paleofantasy_stone_age_delusions/ My thoughts: It seems like Zuk is attacking a straw man here. Thinking about our diets from an evolutionary perspective gives us a framework in... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 11, 2013 at 12:16 PM

I haven't read the book, but it sounds like Zuk is just suggesting that evolution can happen in a few thousand years. There are some documented cases of this in humans, basically any evolution that has happened in a way that humans can record has... (more)

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by 5808 · about 20 hours ago

So, arguing (say, about the paleo diet) should be unhealthy because it raises cortisol levels? Or is it healthy, because arguing releases pent-up tension/aggression and makes you use your noggin (in defense of particularly thorny psychological or... (more)

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Glaceaus 0 · July 31, 2012 at 12:16 AM

For the love of god, don't argue during a meal. My family has an awful habit of arguing over dinner. I imagine getting so stressed during a meal makes the food total poison. Don't argue around other people, and don't do it over food. Don't... (more)

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by 2199 · about 20 hours ago

What are valid criticisms of the paleo diet? Scientific, economic, ethical... the gamut. And by paleo I mean the umbrella term that includes Weston A Price, Primal, Perfect Health Diet, GAPS etc etc.

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Sol 0 · June 09, 2012 at 12:09 PM

A valid criticism is that there are inconsistencies in the tenets of the paleo diet, especially when it's practiced dogmatically. I focus on keeping junk fats, junk carbs, processed foods, legumes, gluten and casein out of my diet, I don't get... (more)

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by 2379 · about 21 hours ago

Hi there, when I looked at the fatty acid profile of cocoa butter I was quite surprised. PUFA 3% MUFA 32% SFA 65% Low in PUFA and lots of saturated fatty acids - actually quite similar to coconut oil (which however comprises more MCTs) But... (more)

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pbo 0 · January 11, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Love it! Easy to over consume, so for me its very similar to nuts, in that it is something I try not to do every day, although I do like the nutritional profile a lot more than most nuts. Once or twice a week as a treat with some berries,... (more)

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by 1353 · October 20, 2014 at 3:51 AM

(Other than potatoes). I get that nightshades evolved separately from humans due to being native to the Americas, and therefore weren't literally in the original human diet, but is that the only thing? I'm a newb in terms of the biochemistry. What... (more)

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Kim_30 0 · January 24, 2013 at 2:04 AM

They contain alkaloid which can have a negative effect on nerve-muscle function and digestive function in animals and humans, and may also be able to compromise joint function. (From http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=62) I... (more)

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by 2199 · October 20, 2014 at 3:41 AM

What arguments have you heard that changed your mind and led to a shift in your attitudes/behaviors about a dietary/fitness/medical paradigm that you have been following? What convinced you? Ex. Reading Paul Jaminet's Perfect Health Diet and... (more)

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Mscott 0 · August 21, 2012 at 5:50 PM

I was a vegetarian (but sort of a fake one because I often ate fish) and had been for two years. After a lot of research (spurned by finding Stephan Guyenet's blog) I no longer believed animal products were bad for your health, but I still thought... (more)

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by 646 · October 20, 2014 at 3:25 AM

Not that it's terribly important, but I was having a conversation about feeding my 6 month old son his first solid foods, and when I mentioned I was starting with egg yokes, they said "we started with rice cereal and my kids turned out just... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · December 13, 2011 at 9:33 PM

When relatives have said this kind of thing to me, I've realized that they feel that by my making different choices than they did, that I am attacking them, saying that what they did was wrong, or not good enough, and so I would call this a... (more)

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by 1169 · October 18, 2014 at 3:19 AM

My family always bring up the subject and starts arguing against me when it comes to my diet ,when we are gathered. I always try to explain my diet with the argument that humans have eaten this diet for millions of years and that agriculture just... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 05, 2011 at 11:24 PM

You say they don't listen to your arguments, so what's the point? Just say you don't want to talk about it and leave it at that. No argument is more compelling than obvious, vibrant health.

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by 5381 · October 16, 2014 at 3:41 AM

Whats the best simple argument for not eating wheat/grains, refined vege o-6 oils, or table sugar and why we need to eat fat/meat? (ie basic paleo) I am hoping for something along the lines of a couple of paragraphs. Easy to understand and... (more)

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Caveman_Kyle 0 · August 10, 2012 at 2:36 PM

The simplest argument would be "Because I like to."

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by 268 · October 10, 2014 at 3:35 AM

Now I know there are wonderful sources of information out there about the paleo diet on the net and in books. However, people who are wondering out loud why I'm having a burger without a bun do not want to look up any information. They want... (more)

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Ebice 0 · April 18, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Thought experiment: You find yourself alone in a field of wheat, with nothing but a knife. Can you get dinner? I can't. Try again, but this time it's a field of grass with a cow or two. I'm not sure if I can provide dinner but I know where to... (more)

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