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by 583 · July 22, 2014 at 5:05 PM

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 · June 09, 2014 at 7:58 PM

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 583 · May 09, 2014 at 8:01 PM

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 583 · April 27, 2014 at 5:26 AM

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 1054 · April 24, 2014 at 1:58 PM

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)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · November 20, 2011 at 6:54 PM

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)

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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 583 · April 16, 2014 at 4:07 AM

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 583 · April 10, 2014 at 8:50 PM

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 583 · March 14, 2014 at 9:16 PM

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 593 · January 18, 2014 at 9:56 PM

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 15 · December 16, 2013 at 9:57 PM

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 · November 21, 2013 at 2:47 PM

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 583 · November 10, 2013 at 6:11 PM

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 583 · October 22, 2013 at 6:51 PM

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 583 · September 23, 2013 at 6:15 PM

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 583 · September 20, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Are there any real benefits to IF aside from weight loss and a bit of boosted metabolism or watever? Will it help me live longer and feel better into old age? Longevity is very important to me. I have no need to lose weight but since going... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · September 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM

ive heard people using things like calorie restriction to increase longevity, something about cells only being able to replicate a limited amount of times, so if you reduce the energy going to them they replicate at a slower rate... in theory... (more)

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by 529 · August 24, 2013 at 1:45 PM

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 3509 · August 11, 2013 at 4:09 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 4306 · August 07, 2013 at 7:45 AM

A delicate topic I know. I do not wish to offend. I think there have been some studies made about holocaust survivors, their diets in the Nazi death camps, health, disease and longevity, or lack of same. Does anyone know about any data and/or... (more)

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Todd_B 0 · October 01, 2012 at 12:59 PM

http://healthland.time.com/2009/10/29/early-trauma-diet-and-cancer-holocaust-study-probes-links/#ixzz283EmrN3x "The research also suggests that very low calorie diets???which other studies find to be protective against cancer???almost certainly... (more)

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by 1467 · June 20, 2013 at 2:32 PM

What aspects would you take from this article and what would you discard? More tea/fish/less stress/fermented soy? http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/jun/19/japanese-diet-live-to-100 (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 20, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Why would I cherry-pick anything from the article? Overall, I found it really well written. It did not immediately drop into the preconceived (somewhat racist / ethnist) notion that "all Japanese eat a lot of rice", which I appreciated. It fully... (more)

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by 1078 · June 15, 2013 at 6:10 PM

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 695 · June 06, 2013 at 10:26 PM

" 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 912 · June 04, 2013 at 7:09 PM

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 545 · May 07, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Please note, I am not really considering doing it- I am only interested in the objective science of what an extended water-only fast would mean for long-term health and longevity. I've read here and there about how when you are fasted for this... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · February 09, 2011 at 4:49 PM

Does anyone have any personal experience... Yes, I've fasted (water only) for 30 days. My fast is described in this entry on the Perfect Health Diet blog. ...or scientific/medical information to support/refute any of these... (more)

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by 129 · May 02, 2013 at 11:26 AM

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)