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by 598 · about 2 hours ago

It occurred to me tonight that the reason high carb diets tend work may be because it allows the body to synthesize the right fats. Pure and simple... If you have good gut flora and a healthy metabolism and good insulin response, your body/flora... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 16, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Our bodies only synthesize things they *need*, otherwise it's a waste of energy. There are things we need but cannot synthesize.  So in terms of fats… we need omega-3 and omega-6 long chain fats, we cannot synthesize these,... (more)

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by 598 · about 2 hours ago

Fully embracing the paleo diet, every time I come across this sort of study or article I get a heavy, worried feeling like "what if we're all off our rockers" lol... Whole grains seem to have a lot going for... (more)

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AlmostFullyPaleo 0 · July 21, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Like the other posters said, whole grains are just a certain type of fiber. You can get fiber from more healthful, paleo sources like potatoes, yams, and other starchy tubers (I eat white sushi rice as well and love it). If you stick to paleo... (more)

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by 60 · about 2 hours ago

Dave's newsletter stated that Growth Hormone is the "youth hormone" -- but the opposite is true. GH accelerates aging??? I am disappointed with this.I personally asked Professor Valter Longo, the world???s leading bio-gerontologist and anti-aging... (more)

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by 598 · about 2 hours ago

So far I have: Protein restriction may be as effective as caloric restriction on life extension... in fact protein restriction may be WHY caloric restriction works, for all I know... Leucine and Methinoine restriction has been shown to have... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · April 13, 2014 at 1:18 AM

Hey Methodician, I want to start off by saying that I think that this is a great question. I love to see people striving for the best! I personally have experimented with my diet and exercise patterns for a few years now, 3 or 4... (more)

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by 598 · about 2 hours ago

I found this pro-vegan type video pretty interesting. Anyone familiar with my activity on this forum knows I'm a little obsessive about life extension and, while I respect those looking to shed a few pounds for better health, I couldn't care... (more)

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Elliefrance 0 · April 11, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Leucine is one of the essential amino acids. Human body cannot synthesize amino acid. It needs to be ingested. Thus it is very necessary for getting it from dietary sources. These amino acids help in burning Fats. Leucine helps in maintaining... (more)

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by 598 · about 2 hours ago

Particularly for longevity... Please outline? EDIT: I wish I could select two best answers... Thanks @raydawg and @TheGastronomer.. And a few others... Dang that 50% protein chick sure came out of left field huh? (more)

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Bellamoorena 0 · April 08, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Fats should make up about 20-35% of our diet. Unfortunately, they’ve been getting a bad reputation for decades. But no matters fats are essentials for diet. Fats are required for maintaining cell membrane, promoting growth, for developing and... (more)

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by 598 · about 2 hours ago

Speaking strictly from a health/longevity standpoint (not aiming for weight loss/gain, don't care)... Would it be better to get more carbs than necessary or more protein than necessary? I find that it's pretty difficult to fulfill... (more)

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Methodician 0 · March 14, 2014 at 3:14 PM

I just want to say thanks for the lively debate. As usual you guys, with particular thanks to @TheGastronomer, @Matt 11, and @thhq... Oh, and @Robert 13 and @glib... have jabbed enough at one another to elicit some excellent insights and... (more)

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by 15 · about 2 hours ago

I ask because I can sleep 4.5 hours (3 REM cycles I'm guessing) and wake up and be fine(no obvious loss of energy/mental acuity), though I have to force myself out of bed(but don't we all?). On the other hand I can sleep 8 hours and easily go... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 16, 2013 at 9:57 PM

If everything's working well, and you've got a set pattern of going to bed at the same time, then waking up at a fixed time and exposing yourself to bright light when you do, you'll find that you'll start to wake before the alarm clock. If... (more)

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by 15 · about 2 hours ago

Is the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system good simply because in the modern world we have far too much activation of the sympathetic(similar to why O3 is so incredibly good; we simply have too much O6)? Or would being a deep... (more)

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by 598 · about 2 hours ago

I just read this: http://phys.org/news151928423.html I'm not trying to restrict calories. Quite the opposite lately - I've made a serious effort to gain a few pounds. I estimate an average of around 1850 calories, maybe almost 2000 when I'm... (more)

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BobK 0 · November 10, 2013 at 6:09 PM

@Methodician I think you might be right about "accidental" calorie restriction. I'm seldom hungry eating paleo and if I stay away from nuts, I don't gain weight. I pretty much have to remind myself to eat. However, I cannot imagine... (more)

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by 598 · about 2 hours ago

I know it makes sense in my head; I can justify it. I'm just looking for a reality check because I'm not always right. I'm getting pretty far down the very-high-fat road. I just want to be healthy and live as long as I can and now I'm being a... (more)

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glib 0 · October 19, 2013 at 2:07 AM

Plus you are getting tens of grams of PUFA, depending on which fats you are eating. That may not be good.

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by 598 · about 2 hours ago

Not much feedback last time I asked so I'll simplify things. Let's say you don't need to lose weight and are only slightly interested in gaining muscle mass, but are a little obsessed with avoiding the diseases of aging and mental... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · September 27, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Honestly, if you want the best exercise routine to keep you from getting those diseases, you need to find the one that doesn't feel like exercise. I think it's important to separate the ideas of exercise and play; they both involve physical... (more)

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by 598 · about 2 hours ago

TLDR: I want to live a long time and stay in good physical and mental shape. How much exercise do I need, and what kinds are best? I'm not trying to lose weight. Let's not dwell on muscle mass right now either. I'm 28 years old, 6'2 and under... (more)

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samc 0 · September 23, 2013 at 6:15 PM

I enjoy doing the Tabata routine. Easier for you to google than for me to explain, takes 8 minutes a few times a week. I also do 15 minutes weight lifting every other day. That's it accept for some walking the dog. More than enough to whip me... (more)

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by 529 · about 2 hours ago

Most longevity data is not adjusted for: non obesity, lifestyle, diet, and a whole host of other factors. What, then, are the most likely causes of death for a happy, vital Paleo-lifestyle human being, and life expectancy? Degenerative diseases... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 24, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Yeah, in that guardian article on causes of death, there's 3 big ones: heart disease, cancer, circulatory, and respiratory. We know/suspect that high sugar intake can effect some cancers by feeding them, and can cause heart disease through... (more)

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by 912 · about 2 hours ago

Methionine restriction has been studied in animal models to extend lifespan. Grains are considerably lower in methionine than animal products. And comparing animal products, dairy is lower in methionine content than meat, fish, and eggs. So did... (more)

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CD 0 · June 04, 2013 at 4:56 PM

The average life expectancy has doubled in the last ~200 years and minor changes over the previous 15,000. Why? Sanitation and Modern Medicine.

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by 695 · about 2 hours ago

" Reduced glucose availability promotes formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), induces catalase activity, and increases oxidative stress resistance and survival rates, altogether providing direct evidence for a hitherto hypothetical concept... (more)

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Warren_Dew 0 · June 06, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Thanks - interesting article. It's to be noted that the worms for which the lifespan extension was suppressed were bathed in rather high levels of antioxidants - a 5 millimolar concentration - as opposed to the normal blood plasma concentration... (more)

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by 129 · about 2 hours ago

Train BJJ 5 times a week for 2-3 hours, very cardio intense stuff. Diet is good and I supplement with whey, BCAA's, fish oil, magnesium for overall health/recovery. Thoughts on if this is good for overall health longterm. It seems the paleo... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · May 02, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Depends on what your training and recovery looks like. Some foam rolling, epsom salt baths, and ice baths will definitely help you keep it up for longer. I wrestle 4 days a week and have found that if I don't eat enough, I start to feel like dog... (more)

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by 593 · about 2 hours ago

I stumbled across this article on Facebook via one of the relatives of this Thousand Oaks, CA woman who just turned 107. Imagine my paleo delight when I read the phrase (bolded below) about bacon grease. Haha. Does anyone else stumble across these... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · October 15, 2012 at 7:23 PM

My friends aunt is in her 90's. For 30 years she has a hot dog and an orange soda from the vendor near her apartment three times a week for lunch. She eats candy and chocolates and generally very typical SAD food. Probably worse than most. Some... (more)

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by 155 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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dsync 0 · September 04, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Some biases info: I am an IF follower at an 18 off / 6 on ratio. I feel compelled however to note a few things. IF at caloric surplus is completely different from IF at maint, which is completely different from IF at deficit and all of this is... (more)

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by 38 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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Alec_3 0 · August 09, 2012 at 3:59 AM

I'm sorry but I've read books that were't as long as that question.

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by 15400 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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Paul_Jaminet 0 · August 02, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Whether or not it's Paleo, it's consistent with other evidence that high-fat low-protein moderate-carb is good for longevity.

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by 2245 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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jake_7 0 · April 05, 2012 at 5:54 PM

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.

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by 603 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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tdgor 0 · April 09, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Here's a fun fact: lithium citrate was one of the original ingredients of 7Up (much like the cocaine in Cola-Cola). All American beverage makers were required to remove lithium from their products in 1948. A less fun fact: lithium causes weight... (more)

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by 606 · about 3 hours ago

It's widely recognized that size inhibits longevity. At what point does additional muscle become a strain on the body?

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · March 05, 2012 at 10:24 PM

"How much muscle is too much?" (more)

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by 3125 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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