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by 3509 · October 24, 2014 at 3:12 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 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

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 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 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 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 571 · October 22, 2014 at 3:27 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 952 · October 22, 2014 at 3:16 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 699 · October 22, 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 912 · October 21, 2014 at 4:24 AM

Methionine restriction has been studied in animal models to extend lifespan. Grains are considerably lower in methionine than animal products. And comparing animal products, dairy is lower in methionine content than meat, fish, and eggs. So did... (more)

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CD 0 · June 04, 2013 at 4:56 PM

The average life expectancy has doubled in the last ~200 years and minor changes over the previous 15,000. Why? Sanitation and Modern Medicine.

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by 2688 · October 21, 2014 at 4:07 AM

Lately there has been some debate between Dr. bloggers questioning whether evolution selects more for reproduction or longevtiy and its impact on the optimum diet. Some have stated that evolution selects for reproduction not longevity because... (more)

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CD 0 · October 24, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Personally I am solidly in the reproductive adaptation camp. However, I thought that the grandmother hypothesis was about menopause. And that the evolutionary advantage of menopause was to prevent women from outlasting their offspring. Human... (more)

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by 11478 · October 21, 2014 at 3:10 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 2245 · October 21, 2014 at 3:09 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 2227 · October 20, 2014 at 3:39 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 2933 · October 20, 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 75 · October 20, 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 1054 · October 18, 2014 at 3:24 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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