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by 598 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 hours ago

I see a few different ideologies floating around. I'm not interested in the question of whether alcohol is "paleo" right now (though I think the answer is no)... But subjectively I see an overwhelming majority of paleohackers espousing the... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · May 08, 2014 at 11:33 PM

My refrigerator is absurdly packed with beer. I enjoy buying it more than drinking it for some reason. I think collecting Ninja Turtles as a kid has something to do with that, but I digress.... Anyway, beer is actually fairly nutritious, and... (more)

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by 598 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 155 · about 13 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 2199 · about 13 hours ago

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)

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Jeff__1 0 · August 17, 2012 at 10:13 PM

In addition to what Drs Kruse and Jaminet said, I think an important distinction is that gluconeogenesis is regulated by internal feedback mechanisms. Safe starches are regulated by who puts the food on our plate and how big of a portion it is. (more)

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by 38 · about 13 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 2199 · about 13 hours ago

What resources or thought leaders do you reccomend to learn about epigenetics, nutrition for longevity and nutrigenomics?

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Mscott 0 · July 27, 2012 at 3:55 AM

For nutrition and longevity the book Mechanisms of Dietary Restriction in Aging and Disease is pretty good. That link is to the E-book, but only about 1/4 of the book is available. I don't really agree with everything in it, but it's a pretty... (more)

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by 15400 · about 13 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 603 · about 13 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 13 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 641 · about 13 hours ago

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)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 04, 2012 at 9:41 PM

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)

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by 1078 · about 13 hours ago

Loreen Dinwiddie is allegedly a 108-year-old vegan who has been vegan since 1922. Is she lying, lucky, or is veganism not that bad? How can a body function after 90 years of guaranteed B-12 and DHA deficiencies, not to mention probable... (more)

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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · January 16, 2012 at 2:36 PM

There's a lot more to health than nutrition Stress management Sleep Genetic / Epigenetic considerations Regarding DHA deficiencies, it isn't a foregone conclusion that vegans or vegetarians in general will be deficient - perhaps not... (more)

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by 323 · about 13 hours ago

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)

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Dave_S_ 0 · January 09, 2012 at 1:22 PM

I would refer you to Dr. Kurt Harris and Mark Sisson for really excellent articles on this topic: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/p-nu/201103/cardio-may-cause-heart-disease-part-i ... (more)

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by 3125 · about 13 hours ago

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)

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thhq 0 · December 21, 2011 at 12:34 PM

What we eat and do in this lifetime will change our personal outcomes, but I'm dubious of an effect on personal genetics, which would affect our descendants rather than us. I agree with anonymous that we can increase our longevity most by taking... (more)

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by 128 · about 13 hours ago

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)

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sage_ 0 · November 19, 2011 at 9:35 AM

i want a flying car and to have sex with an extraterrestrial.

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by 1655 · about 13 hours ago

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)

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · November 15, 2011 at 11:44 PM

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.

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by 79 · about 13 hours ago

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)

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Ambimorph 0 · October 04, 2011 at 10:11 PM

I'm of two minds about eating to tolerance. I think it's a good point that just because eating some food doesn't manifest in immediate bad symptoms is not evidence that it is safe. If you'll forgive my imprecision (I can't cross-check right... (more)

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