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)
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)
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)
hi there! so I'm 20, having troubles with IBS and being paleo since a few months (with offs and ons, but my last bite of bread was on jan, 1st). I haven't noticed any change thought I'm sure I'm doing everything right. But still, I like the idea... (more)
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)
Evolution doesn't select for longevity, it selects for reproductive fitness. Familial hypocholesterolemia (and hypercholesterolemia for that matter) don't affect reproductive fitness.
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
Israeli archaeologists uncovered teeth from modern Homo sapiens dating approximately 400,000 years ago. If we DID end up coming from the Middle East/Delta region, and not Africa, could this change the way we look at Paleo/Prima/Ancetral... (more)
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)
So I think Paleo has ruined me. I mean, I was annoying before (I've always been a cynical, skeptical SOB), but my friends and family may disown me at this point. And it's not just because of Paleo topics. I don't talk about that much anymore... (more)
Toenails seem pretty useless, and in fact more often than not just seem to be a source of trouble. Given that hominims have been bipedal for over 2 million years, it seems like toenails would have disappeared if they had no positive function at... (more)
I have read of species of monkeys who eat meat, and not only monkeys, why do let's say a lion not evolve bigger brains as we did? They are also meat eaters.
It seems to be a common opinion in the paleo circles, that endurance running and other aerobic exercise is very unhealthy. Someone recently even called it 'aerobic suicide' or something along those lines... But I love to run. I feel that... (more)
Some scientists who studied the Hadza think that Grandmothers may have made our widening exploration of the world possible: http://www.nytimes.com/specials/women/warchive/970916_2115.html (more)
Interesting article on how evolution explains why children protest bedtimes so strongly. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201110/why-young-children-protest-bedtime-story-evolutionary-mismatch The answer begins to emerge as... (more)
After watching a BBC documentary about wild silver foxes that were bred for "tameness" and subsequently started exhibiting the entire suite of changes associated with domesticated dogs (raised tails, various hair types/colors, submissiveness,... (more)
I definitely see this happening. When I look at skulls from Europeans even as recent as the 1600s they are much more robust and threatening. A lot of British men back then had these impressive, but kind of scary, thick brow ridges like an... (more)
I got into a discussion with a vegetarian friend of mine and was a little throw off by his arguments. Mostly when he said that humans weren't evolved to eat meat because we don't have sharp canines, we have teeth like a cow. I really didn't know... (more)
What evolutionary advantage would it confer? Can't the sex drive just sputter and die? Is the need to keep sex in ones life culturally driven? Why would/do old people have sex? I ask, oh people of the Paloehacks oracle.
Baconbitch got me thinking. I hold a belief that finding the proper diet is an ongoing experiment that takes into account all aspects of being human. What do you all think of this quote, "Eventually, mankind will eat little or no meat. However,... (more)
It seems to me like many people inherently find crispy food desirable: potato chips, tortilla chips, crackers, certain cookies, certain candies, grilled/fried meats, breaded fried chicken, bacon, toast, etc. If true, then this would suggest... (more)