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by 281 · March 14, 2013 at 2:57 PM

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 1353 · January 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM

(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 2198 · December 07, 2012 at 3:25 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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Centenarian 0 · August 21, 2012 at 7:35 PM

PUBMED The real research completely contradicts Mark Sisson Chris Kresser and all of those other QUACKS. EAT WHOLE GRAINS FEEL AWESOME.

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by 5323 · August 11, 2012 at 12:50 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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John_Sorrentino 0 · August 11, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Because it tastes so damn good and is healthy!

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by 5809 · July 31, 2012 at 8:59 AM

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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dzone 0 · July 31, 2012 at 6:54 AM

DAMN RIGHT IT'S HEALTHY!!!

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by 2198 · May 02, 2013 at 4:26 AM

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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scilla 0 · May 02, 2013 at 4:26 AM

That its too expensive. True for some. A lack of defined macronutrient ratios. You could eat raw honey and sugary fruits all day and still be "paleo" That's the only valid arguments, really. Everything else about paleo is pretty awesome! I for one... (more)

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by 268 · April 18, 2012 at 2:41 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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Chris_33 0 · April 18, 2012 at 2:41 AM

Just say gluten is the root of all evil and then mention that those gluten proteins are probably irritating their gut lining right now and that you don't want them to come crying to you when they eventually have some sort of stereotypical western... (more)

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by 2368 · January 11, 2012 at 9:37 PM

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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James_3 0 · January 11, 2012 at 8:43 PM

I've seen some concerns over aflatoxins/molds in cocoa beans getting through to the cocoa butter. But I don't know how much credence I give to sensitivity to that stuff.

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by 645 · December 13, 2011 at 11:49 PM

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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donoterase 0 · December 13, 2011 at 8:47 PM

That person is evidence of the effectiveness. Have you created this topic so that people will support your decision to do something different? Have you posted for the purpose of rallying Paleo support against convention?

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by 1169 · September 06, 2011 at 10:41 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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Andy 0 · September 06, 2011 at 10:41 AM

If they are not interested in learning...don't bother. Even on the reservation where diabetes, renal failure, dialysis, diabetes related amputations, etc... are an epidemic many simply aren't interested in learning. And the American Indian, some... (more)