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by 0 · July 26, 2014 at 03:38 AM

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Lesley_1 0 · July 23, 2014 at 05:47 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 · March 21, 2014 at 12:21 PM

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 08:24 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 3737 · October 21, 2013 at 11:25 AM

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 07:45 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 · September 11, 2013 at 12:20 AM

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 14 · August 05, 2013 at 02:35 PM

Wasn't Africa connected to South America and a few other continents thousands of years ago? What evidence out there is contrarion to different "races" of homo sapiens evolving simultaneously in Europe, Asia and Africa? Even Mitochondrial Eve was... (more)

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Migo 0 · August 05, 2013 at 12:35 PM

See here : http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/03/0306_0306_outofafrica_2.html The multi-regionalism theory, which relies on fossil evidence, holds that after members of Homo erectus first left Africa roughly 1.7 million years ... (more)

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by 5 · June 18, 2013 at 06:51 PM

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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Colin_1 0 · June 18, 2013 at 06:51 PM

I think so. Around 2 million years ago we started to increase our reliance on animal foods. At or around the same time we developed sharper teeth and a mutation in the MYH16 gene. Whether or not the mutation was responsible for brain growth, and... (more)

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by 10 · June 07, 2013 at 09:57 PM

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 09:57 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 1 · May 28, 2013 at 03:44 AM

I was having a conversation with my older brother about how humans are biologically meant to eat meat, not just vegetables. He said, "What's your point? Humans are flexible and adaptable to different things. Did you know that a panda has a... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · May 27, 2013 at 07:36 PM

There's a big difference between what we're able to eat and what's optimal to eat. Yes, we are adaptable and can handle a large variety of foods. But in this day and age, we're not faced with starvation and reliance on sub-par foods to... (more)

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by 0 · May 11, 2013 at 01:46 PM

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

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greenjuicer 0 · May 10, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Just to chime in, in response to the initial answer: There is only one Evolution Fresh juice with added protein - Protein Superfruit. None of their other juices have protein added. Only the "Hydration" juices in the Evolution Fresh line have... (more)

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by 13 · May 14, 2013 at 02:46 AM

There is strong evidence that humans pre 12,000 BCE did not live beyond 40 years of age. why is there such a strong assumption that their diet was good if this is the case? We are omnivores who evolved to survive on a wide range of available... (more)

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paleo12 0 · May 14, 2013 at 02:46 AM

Those skeletons found in the paleolithic era had the bone structure and density of 40 year olds, that is where we get the estimates of age. These people most likely lived long lives as we do but maintained their skeleton (of a 40 year old) into... (more)

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by 103 · March 31, 2013 at 07:21 PM

Here's a thinker: If part of the paleo diet is based on humans eating what makes more sense genetically, does this mean our bodies won't learn to better adapt to the diets introduced by the agricultural revolution through way of evolution? (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · March 31, 2013 at 07:21 PM

This is true, but all of human history is so short, compared to an evolutionary timescale, that it doesn't make any sense for us to wait to evolve solutions to our problems. That will also be an unpopular approach in this community, since it's... (more)

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by 2094 · April 06, 2013 at 09:26 AM

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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Smeags 0 · April 06, 2013 at 09:26 AM

Holy crap it's been 9 years. Alright, it started with Atkins for about a month. Super successful, but my friends and family scared me into going back to carbs. I was worried I'd regain the weight, so I did the whole low-calorie thing... (more)

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by 43 · March 21, 2013 at 08:03 PM

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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Poop_Master_MC 0 · March 21, 2013 at 08:03 PM

The term "chronic cardio" has no meaning, it is something an internet health guru came up with.

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by 119 · March 21, 2013 at 03:05 AM

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 1686 · March 16, 2013 at 03:14 PM

In an interesting question I recently came across, I found this statement, from one of the answers, rather compelling: to live a long, healthy, post-reproductive lifespan, we want our bodies to concentrate on maintenance and repair. To do that we... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 16, 2013 at 03:14 PM

I have wondered the same thing. Probably our ancestors didn't live very long post-reproduction, I'm guessing the average lifespan was something like 30-35. So from an evolutionary perspective we don't have a lot of experience past age... (more)

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by 777 · March 15, 2013 at 08:16 PM

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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Crowbar_1 0 · March 15, 2013 at 07:54 PM

And what is your question?

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by 230 · March 14, 2013 at 01:55 AM

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)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 14, 2013 at 01:55 AM

I am not 100% convinced that it is the best / only way to eat, but it did wonders for my health. I have a list of about 20 things that the Paleo diet improved about my health, starting with losing weight and including better hair, skin, mood,... (more)

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by 802 · March 09, 2013 at 05:43 AM

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 03:17 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 14507 · December 28, 2013 at 12:05 AM

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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DaMoot 0 · December 28, 2013 at 12:05 AM

You have to keep one very important thing in mind. Even though this diet is called Paleo, in reality it has little to do with the Paleolithic era, or much of evolution. It is essentially a crowd-sourced way to eat healthy. Virtually everyone... (more)

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by 1686 · January 25, 2013 at 04:23 PM

Recent article on Washington Post about carb-loving dogs versus wolves made me wonder if there was a similar association between humans and a possibly still extant (rather than extinct) human subgroup. Wolves are physically far superior to dogs... (more)

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VB 0 · January 25, 2013 at 04:23 PM

As dogs are to wolves, humans are to wild apes. British royalty carries some pretty bad genes - just look at Prince Charles. No princess in the world can eat that much bone broth to undo the damage.

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by 15380 · January 25, 2013 at 05:28 AM

Well, dogs are not Paleo! Who would have thought? Here is an article and supposedly, they are okay with Neolithic starches. Especially potatoes. If dogs evolved so far from wolves, what about people? Maybe Neolithic foods are okay for us too?... (more)

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surfin_on_a_rocket_ 0 · January 25, 2013 at 05:08 AM

We know neolithic foods are OK for us because, provided they are not available in excess they generally do little harm. It's only in an ad libitum situation that neolithic foods are, for many people, inevitably harmful. Interestingly,... (more)

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by 10920 · January 21, 2013 at 10:01 PM

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 · January 09, 2013 at 08:30 PM

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 06:31 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 — to... (more)

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by 298 · August 08, 2013 at 09:29 AM

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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PaleoSarah 0 · July 03, 2013 at 08:16 PM

Wow! Thanks! Now I will take part in it.

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by 1 · November 05, 2012 at 05:20 PM

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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jake_7 0 · November 05, 2012 at 05:20 PM

i'm not so sure that you understand how evolution works. it takes A LOT of pressure over a very very long time. it's quite simply, really. i think that we haven't evolved to become optimal grain consumers because there hasn't really been a time... (more)