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by 15003 · about 5 hours ago

Over on his blog, Darrin describes what he sees as the five failings of paleo, which include: We Don???t REALLY Know What Our Ancestors Ate There Is No ONE Paleo Diet Yes, We HAVE Evolved Since the Paleolithic What Is Natural Is Not Necessarily... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 18, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Five failings of DOGMATIC paleo. Once you get beyond the whole WWGD (What would Grok do?) and what fill-in-the-blank-with-a-paleo-guru says is paleo or not, paleo just works. It doesn't matter what we used to eat, it doesn't matter that humans... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 · about 5 hours ago

I'm curious about paleo. The dietary recommendations make a lot of sense, but the link to human evolution seems more tenuous to me. Does the paleo diet stand or fall with claims about the way paleolithic humans ate/behaved? How does evolution... (more)

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elf27 0 · June 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM

This might help (Note, just speaking for the perfect health diet, not paleo (robb wolf) or primal (sisson) or bulletproof (dave asprey) or whoever else identifies as paleo. Also, in the perfect health diet book, they talk about how there is... (more)

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by 10 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 120 · about 5 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 5 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 14877 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 1 · about 5 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 379 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 14877 · about 5 hours ago

It is often heard on these boards that shortly after switching to a grain free paleo diet, one can no longer digest grains without a definite reaction or discomfort. To which the response is that you're gut microbiota have changed for the better.... (more)

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JasonAC556 0 · August 15, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Quitting grains and then having them cause problems upon reintroduction is akin to someone quitting smoking then getting ill if they return to the habit. Smokers build a tolerance to the nicotine, just as some have a tolerance for grains. So... (more)

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by 4283 · about 5 hours ago

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/07/us-is-there-an-obesity-paradox-in-diabet-idUSBRE8761AZ20120807 Fat diabetics live longer than skinny ones? I better start eating more paleo food then. (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · August 08, 2012 at 6:24 AM

Bill Lagakos talks about that a little here: http://caloriesproper.com/?p=1912 My half-baked take on it is in the comments -- essentially that fat is a protective mechanism against an underlying disorder. ETA: This idea is still just a fancy,... (more)

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by 78422 · about 5 hours ago

Agriculture stopped physical peak evolution. Most men today look feminine and soft and have significantly less testosterone and muscle mass than men of previous generations amd it seems to get worse with time. Also most people nowadays are... (more)

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Acumen_Athletics 0 · August 06, 2012 at 1:38 AM

You don't say? What's going to happen to my little swimmers when verticale farming kicks in?

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by 11683 · about 5 hours ago

A relative just posted this article on her Facebook. Any thoughts? http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/07/23/human-ancestors-were-nearly-all-vegetarians/ (more)

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John_Sorrentino 0 · July 24, 2012 at 12:32 AM

There are more holes in this story than a wheel of swiss cheese. For example he said, ???Our guts are remarkably similar to those of chimpanzees and orangutans?????? Um, no. They don???t have zonulin and thus are not as leaky as human guts. Their... (more)

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by 801 · about 5 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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by 5 · about 6 hours ago

Evolution means adapting to the environment. If you don't eat the grains and standard foods your offspring will be less evolved and less suited for the current environment we live in.

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PaleoVenus 0 · April 21, 2012 at 5:01 PM

maybe if i eat enough poison, my children will be immortal.

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by 1002 · about 6 hours ago

Here is something I've been struggling with: I fully believe in the paleo diet, and it makes more sense to me than any other lifestyle/diet I've heard of. In fact, as a child, I would often think about what a caveman would do if....(sort of like... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · April 15, 2012 at 2:42 AM

I say this with total respect and in no way trying to zing you. Your post concerns me. Talking about 'When my body is clean" is a real alarm dinger. We are a dirty, smelly species. There is never a time when some part of your bowel isn't... (more)

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