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by 4306 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

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 155 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

I have watched a very interested program by the BBC (link below), it covers various methods of sub-calorific and intermittent starvation, fasting, IGF1 and aging, also the effect on cancer and heart disease. As ever a very entertaining and... (more)

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dsync 0 · September 04, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Some biases info: I am an IF follower at an 18 off / 6 on ratio. I feel compelled however to note a few things. IF at caloric surplus is completely different from IF at maint, which is completely different from IF at deficit and all of this is... (more)

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by 2199 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

What are the main differences in how someone processes glucose from the diet vs gluconeogenesis? Paul Jaminet, a seriously smart cookie and charming guy, writes we need a certain number of grams of glucose a day and can create it through... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · August 17, 2012 at 10:13 PM

In addition to what Drs Kruse and Jaminet said, I think an important distinction is that gluconeogenesis is regulated by internal feedback mechanisms. Safe starches are regulated by who puts the food on our plate and how big of a portion it is. (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 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 2227 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

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 4181 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

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 15400 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

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 2255 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

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 641 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

For the record, I've given up on the CIH, and I think that my (rather dramatic) experience losing weight with an LC diet back in the early '90s was due to much lowered calorie intake because of lowered palatability and food reward. Some time... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 04, 2012 at 9:41 PM

The use of ketogenic diets for epilepsy and migraines seems quite promising. In fact, it's currently one of the best treatments for very difficult cases of childhood epilepsy. Also some digestive issues like GERD, though those studies are quite... (more)

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by 3125 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

i watched a few of her videos on you tube and in a question and answer session it seems her diet was Paleo with cheese. In any case her diet was one of few carbs that spiked glucose. i realize humans are not worms but even she was selecting a diet... (more)

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by 1078 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 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 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 6229 · September 16, 2014 at 7:35 PM

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 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 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 1054 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 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 128 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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 1659 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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 1655 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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 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 8239 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

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 2933 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

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)