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by 0 · about 18 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 396 · about 18 hours ago

My family is dying around me, so forgive my morbidity. If you knew you were going to die, what would your last Paleo meal be? Would your last meal even be Paleo? Post your most sumptuous last meals. My last Paleo meal would be: lobster,... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · August 10, 2013 at 12:30 AM

No way would my last meal be paleo! Hell no - gimme fresh baked bread with butter and pasta and fried chicken and CAKE!!!!

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by 529 · about 18 hours ago

Most longevity data is not adjusted for: non obesity, lifestyle, diet, and a whole host of other factors. What, then, are the most likely causes of death for a happy, vital Paleo-lifestyle human being, and life expectancy? Degenerative diseases... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 24, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Yeah, in that guardian article on causes of death, there's 3 big ones: heart disease, cancer, circulatory, and respiratory. We know/suspect that high sugar intake can effect some cancers by feeding them, and can cause heart disease through... (more)

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by 571 · about 18 hours ago

Some days, when I don't eat eggs, I don't consume the recommended 550 mg of choline per day. Will I die?? Also, is the betaine nutritionally equivalent to choline, meaning that you can take 550 mg of choline or betaine and be fine? And the days I... (more)

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Mscott 0 · February 19, 2013 at 11:14 PM

"Will I die??" Yes, I'm afraid you will. Eventually. Sorry to have to tell you this, mortality is unavoidable. Seriously though, choline need is dependent on a lot of factors, like dietary fat intake and a a whole host of other things. One of... (more)

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by 4181 · about 18 hours ago

BBC is running a series of shows about the perils of old age, focusing on the human aspect of suffering and the economic aspect of sustainability, particularly with regards to pensions and the NHS I'm quite lucky in that, despite a predisposition... (more)

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Oz_1 0 · July 10, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I want to live for as long as I have a good quality of life. Assuming that I'll have things like grandkids/ great grandkids, new books, films and music to check out and hobbies and interests that I can still explore, I don't want to set an... (more)

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by 231 · about 18 hours ago

Ever been at a restaurant and come face to face with a suspicious looking glaze or sauce? Ever been told that the soy-sauce is wheat free by a shifty looking waiter? Ever decide to go ahead and snatch a couple of sweet potato fries off your... (more)

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JonnyHotcakes 0 · June 02, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I get soreness and stiffness in the joints of my hands. Regarding restaurants...as a chef I can tell you that no matter how diligent the efforts of everyone working there, unless it's a gluten-free place, the stuff is EVERYWHERE. You have to be... (more)

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by 6229 · about 18 hours ago

Personally my husband and I have had on the lower end of blood pressure (as low as 100/50) so we never watched salt intake. We love Himalayan salt. See the nice little U-shaped curve for sodium excretion in urine vs. hazard ratio. "A 2011 study... (more)

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Chris_33 0 · April 21, 2012 at 2:21 AM

I would hope that my body would let me know if I was low on salt via cravings for salty foods but I guess I can't really be sure, can i? It's interesting for sure though. Also, 4-5.99 grams of salt? Seems like a lot...

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by 1608 · about 18 hours ago

Specifically what about n-6 is pro-inflammatory? I have just taken for granted that this is true. If someone could either sum this up or provide a link, that would be awesome! I am asking mainly because I know I eat too much n-6. Probably way... (more)

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Jay_9 0 · March 22, 2012 at 1:51 PM

The answer, for now, is that we don't exactly know why excessive amounts of omega 6s are bad. Excess dietary linoleic acid (LA) does not increase tissue arachidonic acid (AA) so the original (and simplistic) theory that more LA resulted in more... (more)

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by 1021 · about 19 hours ago

As a former life-long vegetarian, part of the transition to a Paleo lifestyle has involved coming to terms with killing as a part of eating. Rather than getting into a battle about the definition of "killing" and whether plants have feelings too,... (more)

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Rose 0 · August 09, 2011 at 11:14 PM

VandyGear, I've been thinking along those lines for several years now. There are some "green" alternatives to burial. And a neopagan cemetery has been doing these kinds of burials for a while now. One of the most beautiful things I ever read was... (more)

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by 1623 · about 19 hours ago

Does death really "begin in the colon?" Ok, that aphorism might be an overstatement- I would more say 'disease' instead of death, cause we're all going to die someday, but I'd rather live that time in a healthy state till the end. After copious... (more)

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sharky_1 0 · July 01, 2011 at 10:40 PM

my father passed away from colon cancer at the age of 52. this was in 1995, and he never went to doctors and even then, colonoscopies were in their early days of use. i'm sure he had symptoms, like but chose to ignore them when the disease could... (more)

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by 3690 · about 19 hours ago

I see this argument coming back time and time again, but it's still one I have trouble with sometimes. It seems to be somewhat the last excuse people use to judge that the Paleo diet can't be this good. My general answer is that age of death is a... (more)

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John_R_1 0 · July 08, 2010 at 5:50 PM

"Hey, if you don't like the paleo idea, go ahead and keep eating crap. I don't care."

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by 3162 · October 22, 2014 at 3:12 AM

Hi, I have been eating primal/paleo for about six months now. I started out eating lots of green, non starchy vegetables, but I never found a way that I liked them and most things like kale, spinach and brocolli send me into gastro-intestinal... (more)

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Glenn_4 0 · May 01, 2011 at 2:00 AM

If your meat is grass-fed and you're including organs from time to time, I don't think you really need anything else. No such thing as an essential fruit or vegetable in my opinion.

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by 39841 · October 22, 2014 at 3:08 AM

I used to have an insuperable fear of growing old, becoming weak, having my arteries harden, losing teeth, becoming impotent, dying etc. but now I see that all of it (save maybe dying) is essentially optional. That sudden epiphany has really... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · January 07, 2011 at 11:01 PM

I plan on being around for paleo challenge 20011, so obviously I'm not concerned. Bonus points if you got this pseudo inside joke :)

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by 0 · October 21, 2014 at 4:18 AM

Hey everyone, im posting this up for a friend of mine whos in big trouble. Shes 19 yrs old and has a rare blood disorder known as factor 7 deficiency. Basically when she bleeds it takes forever to stop, she bruises phenomenally in any situation ,... (more)

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by 78417 · October 21, 2014 at 4:00 AM

For the sake of argument, Let's say you're stuck in a jungle with your freind and have not eaten in about a week, would you kill him/her and eat them? I probably would. I would like to eat a paleo person. More omega 3's than your typical grain... (more)

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by 10653 · October 21, 2014 at 3:54 AM

I had never heard of cryonics until a friend brought it up yesterday and I was immediately interested in finding out more. Basically, "Cryonics is the preservation of legally dead humans or pets at very low temperature (below ???200??F, ???130??C... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · July 06, 2012 at 8:26 AM

The aim of paleo is to extend health and lifespan by engaging in dietary and lifestyle practices that our genomes evolved to. The aim of cryonics is to suspend the process of molecular disintegration (i.e. decay) that follows the legal... (more)

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by 24523 · October 21, 2014 at 3:35 AM

To many, living "paleo" means living a more natural life. Fewer cheetos, more raw cheddar. Less worrying, more walking. Less sick days, more sex days. (<----is that true?) The end of life is called "death". Some of us try to delay this with... (more)

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familygrokumentarian 0 · December 22, 2011 at 7:06 PM

I came nose to nose with my mortality fairly early - at age 19 I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, and now I have a very sizable scar on my leg testifying to the experience. Anyway, could I get melanoma again? Sure - in fact I bank on that... (more)

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by 1515 · October 21, 2014 at 3:33 AM

Possible Duplicate: How will we die, if not from the diseases of civilization? All men must die. Even if they stay disease free into old age. How long will our immune systems stay strong? What could be the common causes of death for the... (more)

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Carina 0 · November 30, 2011 at 4:27 AM

the sabre-tooth tigers of our modern society: car crashes, electrocution, alien invasion. In all seriousness, it is said that man has the genetic potential to live to 120. Bottoms up!

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by 6709 · October 20, 2014 at 3:42 AM

Had Michael Duncan been a paleo advocate I am sure there would be congressional hearings by now. Did you know that Duncan was a vegetarian? RIP Big Man.

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Matt_11 0 · September 07, 2012 at 12:06 PM

4 days, congrats, on making it 4 days before suggesting that his vegetarian diet had something to do with it.

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by 1683 · October 20, 2014 at 3:31 AM

Long story short, it was my birthday and I ate way too much cake. I feel hungover and I want to die. I need to do the 12.3 Crossfit WOD on Sunday so I'd like to feel "normal". Any suggestions on how to detox FAST?!

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Dragonfly 0 · March 09, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Not really. Drink water & relax. Go gluten-free next time!

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by 20 · October 19, 2014 at 4:00 AM

I eat about 3 dozen eggs a day is this bad? Will i die?

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Varelse 0 · January 14, 2013 at 12:08 AM

30 are fine. Just not 50.

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by 4873 · October 19, 2014 at 3:22 AM

I am in tears. THREE WEEKS AGO, my Dad was walking 2 miles x2/week and swimming 10 laps x3/week in an Olympic pool. While not in perfect health, suffering with Parkinsons and a touch of Alzheimer's, he was in better health than 90% of men at his... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · September 14, 2011 at 2:59 AM

I am ashamed of what we feed our elders in nursing homes. We've watched my husband's grandparents accelerating decline, I believe in large part because of institutional food and over-prescribing of meds. I wonder if you could find a doctor to... (more)

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by 12174 · October 18, 2014 at 3:26 AM

I was just wondering if you know of anybody who followed a dedicated ancestral diet who has met an untimely end through disease, and if you're willing to share, what the disease was. Some pertinent details: Their age/gender How long they'd been... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · December 27, 2011 at 9:06 PM

The Polish doctor, Dr. Jan Kwasniewski has been recommending a high meat/fat, low carb diet for a while now. It is not explicitly Paleo but very close (edit to add: mostly unprocessed food but not anti-grains). A few years back, two of his... (more)

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by 9647 · October 18, 2014 at 3:03 AM

We've thought a lot about how pre-agricultural paleos died, but what about us? To make the question more specific I'll ask it this way: Let's say everyone in the United States (or pick your country) goes paleo -- eats a good diet, does the right... (more)

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Fearsclave 0 · August 01, 2010 at 3:04 AM

Eaten by mutant zombie bikers when the world ends in 2012? Seriously, though, excellent question. I'm inclined to think that cancer due to various environmental factors might still get a lot of us; we may be able to improve our diets to... (more)

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