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by 396 · about 20 hours ago

According to the book I bought, "Genetic Nutrition," alcoholism is largely determined by genetic make-up, along with environmental adaptations, and social background.Interestingly enough, many American Indians, like Asians (their genetic... (more)

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VB 0 · May 16, 2013 at 5:27 AM

In her book "Deep Nutrition" Dr. Cate argues that the "fetal alcohol syndrome" is the result of nutritional deficiencies. She quotes one experiment where expectant mothers who were alcoholics and who already had kids with fetal alcohol syndrome... (more)

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by 213 · about 20 hours ago

Did you learn something that lead to a significant change in your daily routine? Do you think your health will be even better now that you have this new information? Do you trust the results? Do you think the science is too young to be... (more)

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balor123 0 · November 30, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I used 23andme and Promethease as well. I was having some difficult to diagnose health problems and I thought that the genetic tests might help me narrow down other tests to pursue. People usually focus on the disease risk factors but it's worth... (more)

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by 5381 · about 20 hours ago

A helpful paleohacker (amerindian) on another thread, pointed me to the study summarised in this blog: http://evolvinghealthscience.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/why-fat-brain-made-us-more-vulnerable.html Some people overmetabolise plant omegas, some... (more)

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Mscott 0 · June 11, 2012 at 2:52 AM

Well in a sense, the effect of diet is primarily genetic. Genetics is what makes humans different than Western Gorillas and I'm assuming most people probably wouldn't do as well as Gorillas do on a diet of mostly fibrous plant matter. But even... (more)

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by 5808 · about 20 hours ago

I like bitter/ sour/hot/salty foods.I do like bitter beers, but sweet foods and carby starches do nothing for me. I have friends who live for sweet and carby (like my rail-thin hubby). Is their a genetic component to this? The weird thing is that... (more)

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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · February 11, 2012 at 11:55 AM

I've noticed that among the Native American culture groups I've been around--coastal, plateau, a few plains, great-basin and SW--that individuals of my grandparent's generation often use obscene amounts of salt on their food, my mother uses a lot... (more)

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by 80 · October 20, 2014 at 3:34 AM

Hi guys, this is another cholesterol related question. I got myself tested after LC-ing for six months or so (wasn't strictly paleo) and TC was 376 (HDL 81). Was consuming butter and cream but no CO. Reduced dairy fat consumption and added a... (more)

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Whiskers_White 0 · November 14, 2012 at 3:45 PM

The central issue or flaw in all these discussions is the validity of surrogates/proxies. What is the real performance we are trying to improve? The use of TC as a surrogate for heart health and the subsequent validation of PUFA intake led to a... (more)

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