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by 323 · about 23 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 23 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 23 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 79 · about 23 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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by 2933 · about 23 hours ago

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)

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Jeff__1 0 · September 09, 2011 at 3:18 PM

I think quality of life is much more important than shear number of years lived. By eating a clean paleo diet it allows us to make better use of each day due to lack of blood sugar swings and overall better moods. A person who lives a good life,... (more)

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by 641 · about 23 hours ago

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)

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Ron_Rosedale_M_D_ 0 · August 28, 2011 at 1:16 PM

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)

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by 24523 · about 24 hours ago

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)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · April 19, 2011 at 2:15 AM

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)

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by 545 · about 24 hours ago

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 39841 · about 24 hours ago

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)

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by 7324 · about 24 hours ago

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 588 · about 24 hours ago

In Michael Rose's talk (about his Methuselah flies and what they mean for longevity) at the recent Immortality Institute conference in Brussels, he talked about the three diet regimes that humans have lived under: Hunter Gatherer (2.5M years(?),... (more)

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Eva 0 · October 21, 2010 at 7:01 AM

The reason I don't quite buy that theory is that older people who have eaten healthy kinda paleo style all their life do not get sick right away if they eat neolithic. THey might experience a period of adaptation, sure, but they don't get... (more)

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by 1242 · about 24 hours ago

News about a new sleep study here: http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/newsrel/health/09-30sleep.asp ???The surprise was that when sleep was measured objectively, the best survival was observed among women who slept 5 to 6.5 hours,??? Kripke said. ... (more)

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Eva 0 · October 01, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Exactly as David said. SOunds like this is an epidiemiological study which means it can't determine cause. Sick people sleep more. Depressed people sleep more. People with busy lifestyles sleep less. Older people sleep less. You would have... (more)

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by 45 · about 24 hours ago

What are the benefits of Fasting? and what should one know before doing it?

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TaviLola 0 · July 30, 2010 at 12:20 PM

I suggest reading Eat Stop Eat by Brad Pilon, he goes over the science of fasting for fat-reduction quite thoroughly. Personally I find it to be VERY effective. I don't count calories or carbs, but I eat in three hour windows and fast 24 hours (so... (more)

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by 4306 · October 30, 2014 at 5:17 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 598 · October 30, 2014 at 5:07 AM

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 · October 30, 2014 at 4:58 AM

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 697 · October 30, 2014 at 4:32 AM

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/top-10-hotspots-human-longevity-165933132.html What are your thoughts on why these are the longest living places in the world? Something they have in common: Good Health Care Clean Environment (Although Japan is... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · December 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM

The 'Blue Zone' book really left me feeling that attitude and socialization are possibly the most overlooked contributors to longevity and health in general. And just clean diets. No chemicals or processed foods.

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by 224 · October 30, 2014 at 4:31 AM

I have had much success with switching to a ketogenic diet over the past month, but am now worried about the long term effects? Is VLC (~25 g/day) and low protein (~15%) conducive to longevity, or am is this extreme fat oriented diet killing me??... (more)

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scottts 0 · December 04, 2012 at 2:16 PM

I tend to agree with the Jaminets PHD idea that eating just below your body's glucose needs in starch and eating just enough protein to support your needs leads to the best longevity.

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by 1670 · October 30, 2014 at 4:27 AM

I was at dinner with my family and friends tonight and we got on the discussion of paleo (per usual since no one agrees with me) and they asked me," If we eat so poorly today, how come so many of us are living in to our 80s?" I had some pretty... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · October 23, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Vaccines, anti-biotics, massive emergency plans, sterilisation, better hygeine, refrigeration, Industry standards, worker`s rights, respirators, blood thinners, chemotherapy...etc., etc.. And we might live longer in the western world, but there... (more)

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by 4181 · October 30, 2014 at 4:15 AM

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)

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Oz_1 0 · July 10, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I want to live for as long as I have a good quality of life. Assuming that I'll have things like grandkids/ great grandkids, new books, films and music to check out and hobbies and interests that I can still explore, I don't want to set an... (more)

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by 1078 · October 30, 2014 at 3:54 AM

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 571 · October 30, 2014 at 3:48 AM

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 1054 · October 30, 2014 at 3:47 AM

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 1659 · October 30, 2014 at 3:47 AM

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)

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raydawg 0 · November 19, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Protecting your health, I'd say is the first and most important step. While our genes have a lot to do with this, and who our parents were and what their genes were like matter, we can't control that. It also turns out tha there's an epi-genome... (more)

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by 8239 · October 30, 2014 at 3:39 AM

My title pretty much nails what I'm looking for. I'm already pretty tuned in to how creatine is generally used in athletic circles, particularly in strength training. So I'm not specifically looking for commentary on that angle, which is easy to... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · September 13, 2011 at 10:58 PM

It seems like you might be on to something! Although, I disagree with the statement that "creatine isn't paleo". If something is found in large quantities in red meat, it's "paleo" in my book! Since you are not interested in creatine... (more)

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