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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:22 PM

This article searches exactly on this questions. Probably it has some nice parts. It can give some answers to questions you maybe had for a long time. Have you seen this article before. What do you learn through this... (more)

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by 19220 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Anthony Colpo has an interesting blog post today: Exercise and Insulin Sensitivity, Life Expectancy of Athletes. In it he references an interesting review article on the Mortality and longevity of elite athletes The summary of the implications... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · May 20, 2011 at 2:34 PM

I like Colpo alot but he is dead wrong. I have no idea what data he is sourcing because over all endurance athletes die a lot earlier. Take a look at this study that has all the professional sports teams i work with really re evaluating what... (more)

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by 952 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

I came across interesting. statistics about life expectancy in various regions of Russia. According to it, people in Inigushetia live the longest, 78 years to be precise. Which is actually very intriguing because average in Russia is... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · June 25, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Also, they are mostly Muslims and most Muslims don't consume alcohol, which is the major killer of Russians.

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by 0 · September 13, 2014 at 10:23 PM

The purpose of my diet is for longevity and to feel good. I eat the same thing every day. Can I rearrange the diet in any way to make it better? Am I missing any unique nutrients? Anything else?   Meal 1 Raw unsalted cashews (1-2... (more)

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by 3509 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

As you know I am convinced of the many health benefits of Paleo diet, regarding weight, vitality, cardiovascular health, etc. There are important studies on people following natural, paleo diets that enjoyed this type of excellent health, some of... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 19, 2011 at 7:13 PM

I think a sound approach is to attack this question from the other direction and simply take the things we know cause damage to our health from the standard western diets and remove them. If you do this, you end up with the paleo diet, even if you... (more)

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by 11478 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Numerous animal studies have shown that restricting calories promotes a longer lifespan. But chronic caloric restriction lowers your muscle mass, and increased muscle mass is also tied to longevity (discussed in a previous thread). So if I want to... (more)

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Adam_Crafter 0 · January 22, 2011 at 11:25 PM

http://www.pnas.org/content/100/10/6216.abstract was the major paper that broke the news that Intermittent fasting dissociates beneficial effects of dietary restriction on glucose metabolism and neuronal resistance to injury from calorie... (more)

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by 699 · September 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

I have heard it from a couple people in the paleo community that longevity is tied to muscle mass. Can anyone expand on this? If this is the case I might try to bulk up.

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jm054 0 · May 24, 2010 at 12:47 AM

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/organ-reserve-muscle-mass-aging/ http://blog.modernpaleo.com/2010/03/muscle-mass-for-health-and-longevity.html (more)

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by 323 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

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 79 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

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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by 583 · April 20, 2014 at 3:30 PM

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 7324 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Just wondering, how old do you want to live? This is actually how I became interested in nutrition. I wanted to be healthy into old age. I think paleo helps people become much more health conscious anyway, not just nutritionally. So, anyone else... (more)

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Dan 0 · December 11, 2010 at 7:52 PM

My goal's 120, too, hopefully -- thanks to the shakeup coming from bioengineering -- with fewer frail years. My dad lived to 92 and wasn't really out of it until he was 90. I'm 60 now, but people guess I'm 45-50.

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by 571 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

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)

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Chappy 0 · November 30, 2011 at 9:19 AM

Genes aren't selected for the good of the species as a whole. It is irrelevant whether a shorter lifespan would be optimal for the species. A total lack of violent tendencies towards other humans would surely be optimal for the species as a... (more)

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by 480 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

I've seen posts about phytic acid - with people arguing both points. People seem to almost unanimously denounce phytic acid, but others cite sources and have some agreement that any method to control long term iron aborbtion would be beneficial to... (more)

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · November 29, 2011 at 1:56 AM

Don Matesz has an interesting take on it: http://donmatesz.blogspot.com/2011/10/phytate-facts.html "I have never seen any evidence that dietary phytate causes mineral deficiencies except in the context of overall poor quality diet, such as... (more)

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by 3125 · September 16, 2014 at 7:35 PM

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 10134 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

By going from a sedentary to a moderately active lifestyle I've noticed marked improvements in CV risk factors HDL (higher) and systolic blood pressure (lower). Some of this improvement would have been achieved solely by diet, as I also lost... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 27, 2012 at 6:52 PM

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/273/15/1179.short http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/151/3/293.short High intensity exercise seems to correlate better to increased longevity due, I would imagine, to the maintenance of a healthy population of... (more)

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by 114 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

I would like to know ig the above diet is positively(ie. Promotes)related to longevity or if it has the opposite effect or is unrelated. I would(as mosr would)love to live as well/long as possible. Does the oft-touted metabolic stress associated... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · October 10, 2011 at 7:10 PM

I would wager that a ketogenic diet (VLC) is the most longevity promoting diet. See this question, and my answer to it there. As to it causing metabolic stress, I don't think that is correct, please see the discussion here. (more)

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by 2199 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

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 38 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

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 340 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Kurt Harris and Mark Sisson both argue that you don't need to eat 100% Paleo all the time. It seems to me if your goal is weight-loss that's pretty uncontroversial, while if you went Paleo for a specific illness you would probably go 100%. In my... (more)

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Caveman_Bob 0 · May 20, 2011 at 9:21 PM

There definitely isn't a general, identifiable tipping point; like everything else in life, the change occurs at the margin. If you're exercising regularly and eating a clean paleo-style diet for 90% of your meals, you'll never have to worry... (more)

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by 39821 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

I've been camped out around 12% for a while and through experimentation have found what choices make me a little leaner or a little less lean, so I'm confident I could camp out at 10% or so, but that decision would be based on narcissism, not... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · January 20, 2011 at 1:12 AM

I don't know about optimal body fat for health and longevity, but I know my goal was to get under 25% and now that I've been eating Paleo for a few months I'm hovering around 20-22%. It is absolutely perfect FOR ME. I like the way my body looks... (more)