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by 60 · about 15 hours ago

Dave's newsletter stated that Growth Hormone is the "youth hormone" -- but the opposite is true. GH accelerates aging??? I am disappointed with this.I personally asked Professor Valter Longo, the world???s leading bio-gerontologist and anti-aging... (more)

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by 10994 · about 15 hours ago

It seems to be well established that degradation of collagen can facilitate disease and I don't think anyone here will dispute that (degradation of the collagen in your gums would result in periodontal disease for example), but could... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · March 22, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Worried about collagen degradation? Bone broth is your panacea.

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

I just signed up, and this is my first post. Been reading about Paleo for quite some time and wanting to try it. It's going to be quite a challenge for me as I can't cook and getting Paleo foods eating out is difficult. But I hope to be on the... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 09, 2014 at 10:26 PM

That "study" is pure buffalo shit. As for the cancer link, well, yes, excess protein is slightly toxic, it has to be converted to glucose via gluconeogenesis in order to be disposed of, if you eat too much, since the rest gets converted to... (more)

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

NHS Choices have written a really good article debunking lots of the media reporting from yesterday about high animal protein diets being "worse than smoking":... (more)

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mammal 0 · March 06, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Exagerated? I think that´s an understatement. Here is Zoe Harcombe take on the study. http://www.zoeharcombe.com/2014/03/animal-protein-as-bad-as-smoking/ (more)

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by 333 · about 15 hours ago

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/too-much-protein-could-lead-to-early-death-study-says/2014/03/04/0af0603e-a3b5-11e3-8466-d34c451760b9_story.html "U.S. and Italian researchers tracked thousands of adults during nearly ... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 05, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Paleo is NOT about meat. Paleo is MODERATE meat consumption, low to moderate carbs, and HIGH FAT. Many of the Paleo gurus have stated many times that 2/3s in weight in a plate of food is supposed to be veggies, not meat. And yet, many Paleo... (more)

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

I always had a very active sex drive however just over a year ago i had a hysterectomy due to uterine cancer. Actually its part of what eventually drove me to Paleo. Six month after the opp i found i was going through menopause, Great, i was not... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 17, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Yes, it can, especially if you get all the precursors to make cholesterol, which is then converted to hormones. Ditto minerals such as zinc, magnesium, etc.

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by 598 · about 15 hours ago

Here's the short story: My girlfriend has recently developed a significant lump in her breast. Worse - it seems to be growing (though that may be due to the time of the month). I'm not crazy though; I told her to see the doctor as soon as we... (more)

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Milfy 0 · September 27, 2013 at 10:53 AM

I also agree with all these posts but would like to add, can you ring your doctor's surgery and tell them she has a growing breast lump and could they get you in any sooner? Even when they are fully booked, most doctors surgeries will move less... (more)

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by 10 · about 15 hours ago

Ok so the doctor suspects my aunt has a lymphoma, which is a type of cancer. I would like her to get into a state of nutritional ketosis so she can get rid of it through autophagy and by starving the cancerous cells of sugar. I had planned to... (more)

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Torben_Deumert 0 · August 28, 2013 at 5:20 AM

Let me immediately come to the point: There is absolutely no way of calculating or even estimating the blood ketone level based on the blood glucose level. The only conclusions you can draw is that if you have a very high blood glucose level (way... (more)

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by 915 · about 15 hours ago

This has been all over the U.K news today, i don't take the stuff myself but i'm sure a lot of people do, i'm wondering is it down to the quality of the oils? i.e fermented or not. ... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 11, 2013 at 8:54 PM

I'm hesitant to believe these findings yet for two reasons: This is just one epidemiological study and a number of studies like it have either found omega-3 consumption is not associated with more prostate cancer or is associated with less... (more)

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by 598 · about 15 hours ago

I'm new to the Paleo thing. I'd like to be an annoying noob right now and just ask this: how should I get started? Should I even get started? (considering where I'm asking I know the answer I'll get to the second one) I have no problem... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · June 18, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Gonna echo Axial's note on self-testing (often referred to here as "n=1 testing." In the end, we (and I mean EVERYONE, including researchers on all sides of the spectrum) don't know much about what foods do or don't lead to long term issues like... (more)

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by 10 · about 15 hours ago

Hi, I am a 1 year paleo lover, but have recently been doing my research and found a question i would love to know more about.. if anyone has insight please let me know!! i have recently heard the argument many a time that meat eating causes... (more)

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Mscott 0 · March 11, 2013 at 8:19 AM

There are observational studies from the US that have found a link between (red) meat and colon cancer. Interestingly, this link is generally non-existent when looking at observational studies from europe: Why is this the case? Maybe because... (more)

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by 40 · about 15 hours ago

I have a question regarding an article that I recently read which was release by the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Although many of the recommendations coincide with the Paleo views, one important one does not. That one being red meat. I know the red... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 22, 2013 at 2:37 PM

1) In regards to acidity, is this TRUE? And how can someone following the paleo lifestyle balance the acidity out? I think the idea of an acidic v. alkaline diet is somewhat of a farce, but yes: digested meat gives you a plethora of amino acids,... (more)

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by 78417 · about 15 hours ago

Can grain cause cancer? Scientific evidence? Is it more likely that pesticides, heavy metals and GMO's are responsible for the cancer epidemic? Thanks, Paul

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LarryBrown 0 · February 20, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Hi, Great question. Grains require careful preparation because they contain a number of antinutrients that can cause serious health problems. Substantial scientific evidence indicates that whole grains reduce cancer risk Thanks.. ... (more)

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by 3 · about 15 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: Recent Longitudinal Study: Red Meat and Higher Mortality http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/health/research/red-meat-linked-to-cancer-and-heart-disease.html?_r=1& This sounds scary. What are your thoughts? (more)

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alexcateye 0 · February 18, 2013 at 3:15 PM

I'm going to school right now to become a nurse researcher. The biggest thing I've learned so far is how little a study actually tells you. This isn't discussing red meat consumption for health-seeking, physically active people eating a paleo... (more)

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by 30 · about 15 hours ago

My borderline vegan sister is about to head to grad school for nutrition and I am a newbie cavegirl. We always get into arguments about animal protein and grains. Her most recent campaign: http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/animal-protein/ I know... (more)

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CD 0 · February 05, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Amazing. The problem is that most of xenoestrogens that humans consume is from crops such as corn, sugarcane, soy, dwarf wheat and winter wheat. As well as insecticides used on numerous vegetables, fruits, cereal grains. And finally the plastic... (more)

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by 2199 · about 15 hours ago

Does raising mTOR from large protein loads increase the risk of cancer in humans?

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August 0 · January 22, 2013 at 7:17 PM

I don't think anyone knows yet. There's suggestion that not triggering it will prolong life, but we are a long way from a clear picture of what is happening.

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by 15400 · about 15 hours ago

Before any kimchi-lovers tear me apart - I absolutely LOVE kimchi and think it is the best food on earth. However, I have read a great number of studies that indicate that fermented red pepper contributes to developing stomach cancer. I am not... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · November 10, 2012 at 1:54 PM

I googled and like I said the first resource was this question?!....then this... "This was the title to a very interesting article from ABC News back in 2005. During the days of the Bird Flu, scientists found that infected birds that were fed... (more)

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by 2199 · about 15 hours ago

Folic acid supplementation assists cell division. In cancer and healthy cells. Same thing for methyl folate supplements??? http://nutritiondiva.quickanddirtytips.com/folic-acid-and-cancer-risk.aspx (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 15, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Many cancer cells express an increased number of folate receptors. This observation is actually used to treat some cancers, see Folate Targeting.

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by 84 · about 15 hours ago

Yet another meat "linked to diabetes" risk... Has anyone read this? Anyone that is more up to date on the subject than me. http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/341837/Diabetes-risk-in-grilled-meat (more)

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Mscott 0 · August 25, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Although some may dismiss this study, I think there is a nugget of truth to it. Helen Vlassara's work (including the study in question) suggests that dietary Advanced Glycation Endproducts (or AGE's) may contribute to worsened insulin resistance.... (more)

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by 155 · about 15 hours ago

I have watched a very interested program by the BBC (link below), it covers various methods of sub-calorific and intermittent starvation, fasting, IGF1 and aging, also the effect on cancer and heart disease. As ever a very entertaining and... (more)

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dsync 0 · September 04, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Some biases info: I am an IF follower at an 18 off / 6 on ratio. I feel compelled however to note a few things. IF at caloric surplus is completely different from IF at maint, which is completely different from IF at deficit and all of this is... (more)

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by 30 · about 15 hours ago

I was introduced to the paleo diet last night during a comedy show believe it or not. The healthy comedian shared his weight loss success by following the paleo diet, but that is not what intrigued me. It was understanding the Paleo diet and the... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · August 12, 2012 at 11:36 PM

I came to paleo from the anti-cancer approach, so most of my research has been cancer related. The short answer is food itself doesn't cause cancer, but some foods can have carcenogens in it, like pesticides. The problem with certain foods is... (more)

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by 41442 · about 15 hours ago

Paleo folks love to dote on bacon, but it has to be uncured nitrite/nitrate-free bacon because of those terrible cancer-causing nitrosamines. I'm fully aware that nitrosamines are carcinogenic, but all studies I've seen have been simply spiking... (more)

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Mscott 0 · August 02, 2012 at 9:28 AM

N-nitroso-dimethylamine, or NDMA, is one of the specific nitrosamine that I think is most likely to be cause for concern. NDMA has been found in notable quantities in cured meats and other similar food products. This study found concentrations of... (more)

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by 120 · about 15 hours ago

I have read in differents sites that the cause of cancer and other sickness are the acidity of the blood. For anothers, is the candidiasis the cause of cause, but since candidiasis only survive in acids bodys, my question is: Does ketosis and/or... (more)

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Christine_Mecklenborg 0 · July 22, 2012 at 8:25 PM

The acid/alkaline theory of diet is a load of BS. The body's natural regulation mechanisms keeps blood pH within a very tight range. Urine and saliva pH have little to no relation to your blood pH.

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by 828 · about 15 hours ago

Hi everyone, wish I could offer a bounty for this right away because it is SO important :-( My uncle was recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer and had surgery to remove his esophagus. He is now on a feeding tube and probably will be for... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · July 08, 2012 at 6:33 PM

I would check out GAPS soup recipes for nourishing feeding tube/ soup ideas. adding pastured egg yolks (you can make it in to a lightly cooked custard with cream if you are concerned about raw yolks) to the puree. Egg yolks are one of the most... (more)

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by 10 · about 15 hours ago

Hello, I am in urgent need of information. Someone I know is trying to supplement their chemotherapy with a ketogenic diet in order to starve the tumor of glucose during treatment. The doctors have hooked up a saline solution that is 5%... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · July 04, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Actually, this is a legit solution for administering chemo. Cancer cells have 10X the number of insulin receptors, therefore they uptake 10X the poison (chemo), targeting the cancer cells more effecively. That is probably the only time I can... (more)

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