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by 1655 · October 29, 2014 at 3:24 AM

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 75 · October 29, 2014 at 3:20 AM

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 952 · October 29, 2014 at 3:15 AM

I came across interesting. statistics about life expectancy in various regions of Russia. According to it, people in Inigushetia live the longest, 78 years to be precise. Which is actually very intriguing because average in Russia is... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · June 25, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Also, they are mostly Muslims and most Muslims don't consume alcohol, which is the major killer of Russians.

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by 525 · October 29, 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 545 · October 29, 2014 at 3:09 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 3509 · October 29, 2014 at 3:08 AM

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 · October 29, 2014 at 3:08 AM

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 2245 · October 29, 2014 at 3:07 AM

The BBC announced today that 1 in 5 people in the UK will live to be 100. They attribute this to better nutrition! Are they right or is it really to do with less people smoking, fewer fatal infectious diseases and people being kept alive with... (more)

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sarah_ann 0 · December 30, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Medical science is fantastically good at prolonging decline into frailty and ultimate death. Dr. Eades addressed this in a blog post before: http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/low-carb-diets/jack-lalanne-vs-ancel-keys/ Life expectancy is a very... (more)

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by 7324 · October 29, 2014 at 3:07 AM

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 2052 · October 29, 2014 at 3:06 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 699 · October 29, 2014 at 3:04 AM

I have heard it from a couple people in the paleo community that longevity is tied to muscle mass. Can anyone expand on this? If this is the case I might try to bulk up.

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jm054 0 · May 24, 2010 at 12:47 AM

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/organ-reserve-muscle-mass-aging/ http://blog.modernpaleo.com/2010/03/muscle-mass-for-health-and-longevity.html (more)

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by 2227 · October 28, 2014 at 3:41 AM

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 641 · October 28, 2014 at 3:31 AM

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 6229 · October 28, 2014 at 3:26 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 2933 · October 27, 2014 at 3:20 AM

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 2199 · October 26, 2014 at 3:46 AM

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 11478 · October 26, 2014 at 3:07 AM

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 79 · October 25, 2014 at 3:20 AM

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 219 · October 25, 2014 at 3:08 AM

Here's link to the article that gives rise to this question: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/06/magazine/06murdock-t.html?_r=1 And here's a quote from the article: "It is there, outside of Charlotte, in a city named Kannapolis near his lodge,... (more)

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Asclepius 0 · March 08, 2011 at 1:41 PM

His approach lacks evolutionary focus. Given the ice ages, the marginal lands, the latitudes, the altitude and the coastal geography of human habitation - all areas where crops/plants would have been inedible and/or seasonal and so unavailable... (more)

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