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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

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Lesley_1 0 · July 23, 2014 at 5:47 AM

Many of the carbs in human breastmilk are indigestible by our human cells. They pass right through the stomach and land in the intestines, where they are feasted upon by the baby's beneficial gut bugs. In other words, the carbs in breastmilk feed... (more)

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by -2 · about 22 hours ago

I'm hoping to make this topic a peaceful, interesting discussion. So supposedly we came from apes or gorillas right? Well, to me, gorillas and apes don't appear to be any more special than a polar bear, a deer, a shark, etc. Supposedly... (more)

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Methodician 0 · March 19, 2014 at 8:24 PM

You're really trying to scratch at the surface of a deep and complicated topic that you could spend 20 years of your life studying before truly understanding... "what made us turn into human".... I'll do my best to explain what little I know in... (more)

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by 3742 · about 22 hours ago

I'm trying to learn more about sex for women and I just find it very perplexing. First I found an article on Psychology today showing that the Clitoris extends to the vagina and the anus. The first didn't surprise me but the latter kind of blew... (more)

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Supergirl 0 · October 21, 2013 at 7:45 AM

What!!! 80% of women dont enjoy vagnal sex? Thats just BS, all my friends enjoy it. Most dont have any problem getting orgasm though vaginal either. I think women who dont enjoy sex just are too worried about how they look and if they are good... (more)

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by 5 · about 22 hours ago

No one can deny that Paleo monks are healthy, and not few reach the hundred years or at least get very old, but still are very active and healthy. Well, but they are mostly vegans, but always vegetarians, as one part of their "Dharma" ist to... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · September 10, 2013 at 10:12 PM

" The mind plays a much greater role in health and longevity than most would like to believe and stress is a killer." ---------- Indeed. Also - in addition, while most monastic traditions nowadays (Zen, etc.) actually focus very... (more)

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by 10 · about 22 hours ago

I often hear that walnuts are not paleo because of their high omega 6 content. Instead we should focus on macadamias and cashews. I see that the latter's omega6/3 ratio is better. But what is the evolutionary argument? Did Grok not eat all nuts?... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · June 07, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Ancestral humans certainly ate whatever they could get, in whatever quantity was available. But nuts weren't available, pre-shelled, year-round, in totally unlimited quantities. Supposedly, modern food also exposes us to more omega-6 fat from... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

Are any of the Starbuck's Evolution Fresh Juice Drinks, paleo?

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greymouser 0 · May 08, 2013 at 10:34 PM

No. Some of them have added processed food products, like protein isolates. Some that I saw had added sugar Juice itself is only borderline paleo-accepted in small quantities, as it's just the sugar-water from fruits, without all the other good... (more)

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by 2097 · about 22 hours ago

How has your personal paleo diet evolved and changed over time and more specifically for what reason? mine went a little like this- I flirted with atkins (eggs, bacon, salads, meats) years ago without much success as all the high fat never... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 24, 2013 at 3:00 AM

1) Over a period of 15 years I had tried vegetarian, vegan, "Zone", Atkins, and "don't care" diets, with (in retrospect) no success. The fact that I was constantly trying a diet is a testament to the fact that I was unhappy with my size, shape,... (more)

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by 43 · about 22 hours ago

I was watching a documentary on the evolution of man on Netflix (I forget the exact name but could find it if need be)... The claim was that although humans are not necessarily faster than the animals they hunted during hunter-gatherer times,... (more)

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fredmull 0 · March 21, 2013 at 7:54 PM

I think the "chronic cardio" phrase was coined to identify over-training that may lead to excess cortisol production, and overall stressed training. The folks running after gazelles are just trying to get dinner. Born to Run illustrates this long... (more)

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by 120 · about 22 hours ago

The question is simple. Mammals have mammary glands, mammary glands produce milk. Early humans ate animals so they must have consumed the mammary glands. From my rudimentary understanding of human evolution humans have been scavenging/hunting... (more)

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VB 0 · March 18, 2013 at 11:54 AM

In her book "Deep Nutrition" Dr. Cate claims that some of us are well-adapted to dairy since after hunter-gathering humanity went into herding for over 10,000 years in some regions. However, that was RAW GRASS-FED full-fat fresh or fermented... (more)

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by 787 · about 22 hours ago

I recently followed a link on paleohack to a previous topic about psilocybin (magic) mushrooms helping with under eye dark circles & then someone mentioned magic mushrooms being paleo, i laughed but its so true, then i got to thinking about... (more)

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Lumifer_1 0 · March 15, 2013 at 8:07 PM

I am pretty sure paleo people consumed psychoactives. It's not like they are hard to find in nature. I am also pretty sure that the theory about how the enhanced visual acuity while tripping makes your a better hunter and conveys an evolutionary... (more)

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by 812 · about 22 hours ago

So one argument that vegans bring up when saying (dietary) cholesterol is bad is that people who have familial hypocholesterolemia, a familial condition of low cholesterol have an average life span that is 7 to 9 years longer than an average... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 07, 2013 at 3:17 AM

Evolution doesn't select for longevity, it selects for reproductive fitness. Familial hypocholesterolemia (and hypercholesterolemia for that matter) don't affect reproductive fitness.

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by 14877 · about 22 hours ago

I am of the opinion that root vegetables and tubers (underground storage organs) were one of the main driving forces in our evolution. The omega 3 fish model doesn't make sense to me (considering that the Hadza and Bushmen don't eat any fish), I... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 01, 2013 at 6:13 PM

It's probably because "paleo" is generally unhinged from anthropology/evolution and is usually a repackaging of the Atkins diet with shiny pseudoscience/wild speculation wrapping paper. Even so, there's no reason to believe that we wouldn't have... (more)

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by 10994 · about 22 hours ago

And if so is not getting adequate seafood causing harm? And if so what harm is it causing? I was just reading up on the aquatic ape theory and they seem to think that humans evolving in an aquatic environment would account for a lot of our... (more)

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Pecan 0 · January 21, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Even if our ancestors hadn't adapted to a wet environment in the same way as aquatic mammals, it seems they would still have evolved to eat a lot of seafood due to settling near water. Perhaps it would have been easier for them to catch and cook... (more)

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by 987 · about 22 hours ago

I often hear it said (very generally) that chimps evolved into humans in large part as a result of beginning to eat meat. The way it is presented is as though chimps eating meat provided fats and proteins to the diet, which caused the brain to... (more)

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maurile 0 · January 09, 2013 at 6:31 AM

It's not Lamarckian. (As I'm sure you know, chimps didn't evolve into humans. But I don't want to over-nitpick language that wasn't meant literally, so ... close enough. For purposes of this post, let's refer ??? inaccurately but conveniently ???... (more)

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by 298 · about 22 hours ago

I thought this might be of interest to some of the folks on here. It is a free online course offered by Duke University called "Introduction to Genetics and Evolution". https://www.coursera.org/course/geneticsevolution (more)

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willis0037 0 · August 08, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Thanks for sharing, I will definitely sign up. Also check out http://evolvify.com/ I just found it and it's about physchology and evolution in relation to a paleo lifestyle/diet.

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by 1 · about 22 hours ago

Some people do just fine with grains and their genes are more evolved to them. Just like some people's ancestors consumed a lot of dairy and can thrive on it. Also evolution happens A LOT quicker then people on here would have you... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 03, 2012 at 1:30 PM

I don't necessarily think it's better genes that enable some folks to consume wheat/grains with no issue. I think it's more likely better gut health. A non-leaky gut is not going to have the same response to wheat as a leaky gut will.

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by 1186 · about 22 hours ago

Since a good part of the paleo rationale is based on the idea that we are not genetically adapted to eat a certain way, it seems very relevant and quite interesting to look at this example of how quickly such a genetic mutation/adaptation can... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · October 24, 2012 at 6:39 PM

I remember studying this theory of evolution in grad school (my M.S. is in ecology and evolutionary biology) that talked about how evolution tended to happen in spurts. Tens of thousands or perhaps millions of years would go by with little change... (more)

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by 2688 · about 22 hours ago

Lately there has been some debate between Dr. bloggers questioning whether evolution selects more for reproduction or longevtiy and its impact on the optimum diet. Some have stated that evolution selects for reproduction not longevity because... (more)

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CD 0 · October 24, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Personally I am solidly in the reproductive adaptation camp. However, I thought that the grandmother hypothesis was about menopause. And that the evolutionary advantage of menopause was to prevent women from outlasting their offspring. Human... (more)

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by 379 · about 22 hours ago

I have been eating a mostly paleo diet for over a year now, but lately I've been thinking more and more about evolution, and whether we should evolve the idea of paleo to move past the paleolithic era and into the modern era. Humans have been... (more)

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borofergie 0 · October 17, 2012 at 10:26 PM

20 generations are nothing on an evolutionary timescale. How sure are you that all of your 1048576 potential ancestors ate only rice and beans? You'd be surprised how many of them didn't.

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by 379 · about 22 hours ago

I assume most people who believe in following a paleo lifestyle also believe in evolution. But I'm interested to find out if there's anybody out there who doesn't. I for one just finished reading The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins, a... (more)

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jake_7 0 · October 09, 2012 at 9:26 PM

evolution is a fact and not something that you can decide to believe or not believe. it has been proven. whether people want to leave their cave or not is up to them but the fact remains.

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by 1169 · about 23 hours ago

Just wondering what advantages big breast have prior to small breasts that can explain why men are "programed" to prefer big breasts instead of small breast. Do women with big breasts have more estrogen than women with small breasts? Big breasts... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · September 11, 2012 at 10:52 PM

I like huge boobs because they are attached to my wife. The person I was with before she and I met was quite small and they were really nice too. The best boobs are the ones you are allowed to touch.

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by 1644 · about 23 hours ago

Hey all. Being a beta male that was recently screwed over something fierce for it, would anyone care to guess at what purpose men such as myself would have had throughout our evolution? Seems like we would have been sexually selected out by now.... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · August 30, 2012 at 4:33 AM

Leaders in human groups are selected not primarily for their physical strength, but their social dominance, capacity to read/follow the groups desires and their leadership skills. Unlike monkeys, any leader that dissatifies the group will be... (more)

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by 353 · about 23 hours ago

Current paleo diet serves large quantities of animal protein and fat every day on the assumption that we have been successful hunters long enough to adapt to the "steak every day". Is there some scientific evidence showing that we need and are... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · July 28, 2012 at 5:30 AM

Based on the archeological evidence, id say quite alot of meat. They didn't paint pictures of cucumbers on their walls, and there are so many bones you could make a castle. However, I dont think they would have eaten large game everyday, based on... (more)

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by 11152 · about 23 hours ago

Our society as it now is unprecedented in human history. Never have there been SO MUCH information/stimuli to process, never have been so many people surrounding us (not so bad in urban areas, but pretty bad in cities and developed areas). Never... (more)

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zoomia 0 · July 28, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I think there's this enormous pressure in the western world to be HAPPY all the time--and the message is that if you're not happy all the time, then obviously something must be wrong with you. Perhaps if we accepted the fact that life isn't all... (more)

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by 801 · about 23 hours ago

As I understand the core argument for paleo, modern man retains what is essentially a 100,000-year old gene map, and many of our current health and psychological issues result from nutritional and behavioral departures from what Grok's genome was... (more)

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Mark_26 0 · July 18, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I would agree with the second paragraph that human beings are no longer evolving due to natural selection. The moment humans began adapting the environment to suit their needs they no longer adapted themselves to the environment. Essentially,... (more)

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