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by 8239 · about 15 hours ago

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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by 641 · about 15 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 16 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 16 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 3509 · about 16 hours ago

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 39841 · about 16 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 588 · about 16 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 45 · about 16 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 11478 · about 16 hours ago

A previous PaleoHacks thread ties health and longevity to muscle mass, i.e. more muscle mass means a longer and healthier life. Brad Pilon and others have said that there is a genetic lean muscle mass "set point" that determines how much skeletal... (more)

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Ryan_1 0 · July 07, 2010 at 4:19 AM

The answer is if you are an ectomorph you already carry the gene to live a long life (ACE II). If you are able to pack on muscle easily you do not carry this gene and instead have ACE DD. "One other factor that likely separates the ???ripped???,... (more)

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by 4306 · October 23, 2014 at 4:29 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 15 · October 23, 2014 at 4:17 AM

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 598 · October 23, 2014 at 4:16 AM

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 · October 23, 2014 at 4:15 AM

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 598 · October 23, 2014 at 4:15 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 529 · October 23, 2014 at 4:13 AM

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 697 · October 23, 2014 at 3:57 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 1670 · October 23, 2014 at 3:53 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 593 · October 23, 2014 at 3:53 AM

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 4181 · October 23, 2014 at 3:45 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 2245 · October 23, 2014 at 3:35 AM

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 6229 · October 23, 2014 at 3:27 AM

What goal(s) might you try using an ancestral approach to health, fitness, and longevity in 2012? Here are some ideas (in random order, not by importance) 1) Get more sleep (Lights Out) 2) Make 1 new recipe a week, or a month - depending on... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 29, 2011 at 3:55 AM

I admire your energy and ambition and I'm impressed with your thought process but I don't plan my life at that level of detail. I guess my general answer is that yes, I am thinking about the past year. I have some questions about what I want... (more)

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by 1659 · October 23, 2014 at 3:25 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 525 · October 23, 2014 at 3:09 AM

So the oldest person ever to live was 121-years-old. I've heard it will be quite possible that diet can cause people to live between 115 and 130 years. So imagine the world's oldest woman. Would she have lived to be 150? Crazy stuff.

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RG73 0 · February 24, 2011 at 9:57 PM

No, they cannot. They cannot live to be a 130 period. There is only one human being that has verifiably lived past 120. And she died at 122 years of age. There is no evidence that any human being has ever lived to 130 years of age. As it is, it... (more)

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by 2052 · October 23, 2014 at 3:05 AM

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1323758/Can-cutting-Carbohydrates-diet-make-live-longer.html ???I???ve cut out all starch such as potatoes, noodles, rice, bread and pasta. Instead I have salads, but no sweet dressing, lots of... (more)

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truth_in_health 0 · October 27, 2010 at 3:41 AM

Dr Rosedale was one of the first, if not the first to speak widely around the world on this topic. Everyone should read ???Insulin and its Metabolic Effects???, a transcript of one of his popular talks many years ago that is posted all over the... (more)

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by 695 · October 22, 2014 at 4:04 AM

" 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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