https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQCSAPbtafe4kYN9OZ4Zd9Bdoql_LBZvN8Z2kvXtU3E4IQmSlaKI wonder if this could be an evolutionary reason? http://www.vegetarian.org.uk/campaigns/whitelies/images/report-14.gif (more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)