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by 5 · about 3 hours ago

Hello, my father has been diagnosed with advanced (advancing?) prostate cancer. He has just been through the MRI scans to see if it has spread. He has been eating a 70/30ish paleo diet for the past 2.5 years and is the type who doesn't get into... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · October 31, 2014 at 3:13 PM

My father also got it at around that same age. Luckily, if caught early and treated, it is one of the most curable cancers out there. I would definitely focus on getting the proper conventional treatment (which I presume would depend on the... (more)

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by 60 · about 14 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 -2 · about 14 hours ago

Hey I am curious what you all think of the possibility of Steve Jobs' high-fruit diet contributing to his pancreatic cancer? What's interesting is people like Anne Osborne, Don Bennett, and possibly Michael Arnstein (though not as long) have... (more)

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by 10994 · about 14 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 14 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 14 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 0 · about 14 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 14 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 14 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 1005 · about 14 hours ago

My dad just sent me an interesting article that mentions "Omega-3 Supplements Linked To Prostate Cancer". http://www.nbcnews.com/health/fish-oils-may-raise-prostate-cancer-risks-study-confirms-6C10597283 The article goes on to say: It might... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · July 12, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Check out this thread as well for some more discussion on the matter: http://paleohacks.com/questions/202189/omega-3-fish-oil-prostate-cancer/202192#202192 (more)

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by 598 · about 14 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 316 · about 15 hours ago

Hi all, question about low WBC. My Mom had breast cancer about three years ago (Triple Negative, had chemo and radiation) and is doing well now. She's cut sugar out of her diet, and focuses on whole foods with lots of (organic) veggies. Not... (more)

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thegiantess 0 · April 02, 2013 at 5:17 PM

My partner also had breast cancer.. last year, was treated with 16 rounds of chemo and radiation and is now recovered. Her WBC are generally low as are her red. I think, as you say, this is a common side effect of chemo and such. However, I... (more)

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by 188 · about 15 hours ago

Hi i'm writing a report on paleo for my nutrition class and i would like to know how long did it take you to conquer your health challenge while on paleo? and what health challenge was it?

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Jilly_1 0 · May 07, 2013 at 3:08 PM

So glad I found this site. I began Paleo, strict, 17 days ago..... at the time I had out of control blood sugar & was injecting 40 units of insulin 4 times a day, and my blood sugars were often in the 150-200 range, and never in normal range... (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 78422 · 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 258 · about 15 hours ago

Let me start by saying that I???m sure I could find this answer if I spent some time researching, but I feel the need to act quickly??? My 58 year old mother had a tumor removed (along with her kidney, slice of her liver, slice of her inferior... (more)

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natasa 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

my answer is really a question because my 40-years old cousin has the same situation. did you get any answers about to your question? thank you so much, best regards!

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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 5808 · about 15 hours ago

I have two close family members who were diagnosed with stage IV cancer over the holidays. I am interested if there are any specific books you would recommend that were written with primary focus on a cancer treatment diet and/or a cancer... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · January 27, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Here is some info you might find useful. I got it from another PH... (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 418 · about 15 hours ago

I'm curious as to what people on here think causes cancer. I've heard everything from cell phones to plastic to certain foods.

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Tim_17 0 · January 07, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Uncontrolled cell replication ;)

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by 10194 · about 15 hours ago

I smoke a lot of meat and some vegetables, both for flavor and preservation. I use virtually no seasoning but my smokes are so heavy that the foods are coated with what I guess to be wood pyrolysis residues. Does anyone have any references on the... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · November 17, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Several studies have found a connection between smoking meat and the production of carcinogens (1, 2, 3, 4). Plus, you can look at this old thread on PH. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are formed by the incomplete combustion of organic... (more)

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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 175 · about 15 hours ago

I want to share a google ramble. In the end I promise we'll return to the beginning! Three years ago I enjoyed the bliss of knowing there had been no cases of cancer in my blood line. This month I now know of three. I hit paleohacks and my... (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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