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by 2227 · about 1 hour ago

Hey guys, here is new one. Just started dating this girl a few weeks ago. She looks great, but can't jog 20 feet without being completely winded. She lives off hot pockets and chips and couldn't imagine life without bread. She is also on... (more)

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Julia_6 0 · July 18, 2012 at 4:18 PM

I must admit that as a woman I'd feel rather insulted if my new partner tried to change my eating habits, my best bet would be to to take her on a romantic picnic and only bring paleo food At the picnic don't even bring up the conversation of... (more)

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by 15400 · about 1 hour 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 2245 · about 1 hour ago

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 603 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1078 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 571 · about 1 hour ago

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 128 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 2933 · about 1 hour 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 75 · about 1 hour ago

Oldest Woman's Diet sounds pretty PALEO to me: with regular dishes including grilled meat, monkey, fish, the root vegetable manioc and banana porridge, and no salt, sugar or processed foods. I wonder if we can all look forward to this. Also her... (more)

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by 641 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 11478 · about 1 hour ago

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 3509 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1467 · October 19, 2014 at 4:13 AM

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 4181 · October 19, 2014 at 3:46 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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