I have watched a very interested program by the BBC (link below), it covers various methods of sub-calorific and intermittent starvation, fasting, IGF1 and aging, also the effect on cancer and heart disease. As ever a very entertaining and... (more)
What are the main differences in how someone processes glucose from the diet vs gluconeogenesis? Paul Jaminet, a seriously smart cookie and charming guy, writes we need a certain number of grams of glucose a day and can create it through... (more)
I saw this article and was curious the reaction here. Seemed to raise some good points... http://www.paleopharm.com/my-beef-with-the-paleo-diet-2-0/ The Central Dogma of Paleolithic diet 2.0 theory ??? that our Stone Age DNA is ill suited... (more)
What resources or thought leaders do you reccomend to learn about epigenetics, nutrition for longevity and nutrigenomics?
Hey guys, here is new one. Just started dating this girl a few weeks ago. She looks great, but can't jog 20 feet without being completely winded. She lives off hot pockets and chips and couldn't imagine life without bread. She is also on... (more)
BBC is running a series of shows about the perils of old age, focusing on the human aspect of suffering and the economic aspect of sustainability, particularly with regards to pensions and the NHS I'm quite lucky in that, despite a predisposition... (more)
I know this question is kind of odd, but... I really want to know and I hope somebody here on Paleohacks knows the answer. I always wanted to know what was Creme Puff's diet, but never was able to obtain a verifiable source. I know she ate... (more)
Whether or not it's Paleo, it's consistent with other evidence that high-fat low-protein moderate-carb is good for longevity.
Dr Leila Denmark has recently died at the age of 114. A remarkable woman she was still working as a pediatrician at the age of 103. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leila_Denmark Apparently she refused cake at her 110th birthday party claiming she... (more)
i think a big aspect people often forget about when it comes to longevity is mental health and social health. diet obviously plays a role but its not the be all and end all in living for a long time.
Lithium (Li) is a trace mineral, used in the treatment of bipolar disorder at doses hundreds of times higher than that from diet. The main dietary sources are vegetables and grains, followed by dairy. The concentration in water varies widely:... (more)
For the record, I've given up on the CIH, and I think that my (rather dramatic) experience losing weight with an LC diet back in the early '90s was due to much lowered calorie intake because of lowered palatability and food reward. Some time... (more)
The use of ketogenic diets for epilepsy and migraines seems quite promising. In fact, it's currently one of the best treatments for very difficult cases of childhood epilepsy. Also some digestive issues like GERD, though those studies are quite... (more)
i watched a few of her videos on you tube and in a question and answer session it seems her diet was Paleo with cheese. In any case her diet was one of few carbs that spiked glucose. i realize humans are not worms but even she was selecting a diet... (more)
Hello all. Through one route or another I have heard within the Paleo community that long duration moderate intensity endurance exercises such as running marathons are bad for your long term health due to the high levels of oxidative stress put... (more)
What goal(s) might you try using an ancestral approach to health, fitness, and longevity in 2012? Here are some ideas (in random order, not by importance) 1) Get more sleep (Lights Out) 2) Make 1 new recipe a week, or a month - depending on... (more)
Can eating paleo modify our epi genome making us younger as we get older? in worm studies, caloric restriction reduces insulin to increase lifespan. In Paleo man carbohydrates and not calories are restricted but because the hemoglobin A1c levels... (more)
While thinking along the lines of the human species as a whole, doesn't it make sense that death of a person after say... 30-35 years of age (after raising offspring) would be optimal? That a shorter lifespan would be optimal for our species as a... (more)
Professor Cynthia Kenyon, whom many experts believe should win the Nobel Prize for her research into ageing, has discovered that the carbohydrates we eat ??? from bananas and potatoes to bread, pasta, biscuits and cakes ??? directly affect two key... (more)
There are no real long-term studies on this, but thankfully there are dozens of Arctic tribes that ate a low-carb high-fat diet. We have the Inuit, Saami, Athabaskans, Eveny, Nenets, Itelmen, and Koryak peoples for example. It's a diverse... (more)
I am into living the healthiest life I can, while I'm here. If it prolongs my life, so be it...but that isn't my goal. I am looking for intense quality not quantity. I can't wrap my mind around why people want to live for as long as possible,... (more)
What do you think is the secret to longevity? This video changed my perspective on things; especially the stuff about soy consumption in Japan and the length of life in women, very interesting. Video (more)
Hey all -- I'm curious to know if there have been any studies that show a greater life expectancy for those eating paleo today. Anyone find anything? Google searches on the subject reveal speculation about how long our ancestors lived and I'm... (more)
I think that at this point we can say that the diet helps eliminate many of the reasons that people are dying early. I don't think that there are any studies that go beyond that, but that's pretty powerful.
I'm seeing a lot of advocating for "eliminate, then reintroduce" science in the paleosphere lately. While I think that it is a good approach for determining what foods a person has a sensitivity too, I think it is a terrible method for finding the... (more)
Living the paleo life will hopefully put my on track for a long healthy life, which got me thinking - taking everything into account... what could that realistically be? Starting with genetics: looking at my grandparents. One grandmother died aged... (more)
Oldest Woman's Diet sounds pretty PALEO to me: with regular dishes including grilled meat, monkey, fish, the root vegetable manioc and banana porridge, and no salt, sugar or processed foods. I wonder if we can all look forward to this. Also her... (more)
I was reminded the other day about the section in GCBC regarding Cynthia Kenyon's research linking carbohydrates and longevity (that is, at least for C. elegans). Adding glucose to C. elegans' diet significantly reduced its lifespan via an... (more)
Aging, and health, are not related to caloric restriction per se. It is related to nutrient sensing hormones and pathways that caloric restriction effects that in turn greatly influences genetic expression towards a longevity phenotype. The same... (more)
Sex is a favored way to make babies. There is some interplay between reproduction, repair, and longetivity. In fact, worms live much longer when food is scarce and they put a hold on reproducing. And typically, what applies to worms applies... (more)
I think you are going to find actual sex has less of an effect than the levels of sex hormones because human culture is so weird. There is ample evidence that men with very high testosterone levels die earlier, though there are some confounding... (more)