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by 1772 · about 21 hours ago

Were there gay people in the paleolithic, or do you think homosexuality is a neolithic, "civilized" phenomenon? I don't wish to offend anyone by this question. I'm asking because I would like to know people's thoughts because I'm trying to figure... (more)

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surfin_on_a_rocket_ 0 · February 13, 2013 at 10:05 PM

I would say that it is homophobia that is a Neolithic phenomenon.

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by 180 · about 21 hours ago

Examples: alcohol - yes we probably came across fermenting fruit at times. Probably not like a glass of wine on a daily basis. coffee - likely that our ancestors took drug containing beans, roasted and then brewed them (in non existent... (more)

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Lyndsay 0 · June 05, 2012 at 1:52 AM

The point is not to emulate a paleolithic diet. The point is to live as healthy as possible. The things you are citing: caffeine, nuts, seeds, dairy, and high-GI fruits are not counted by many as being "paleo" or healthy for you in large... (more)

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by 268 · about 21 hours ago

Hello Paleohacks! So last night I was kinda in a funk and decided what the hell, i'm going to order a pizza. Ended up going with my favorite (it's been yearsssss since i've touched wheat and such "evil" processed food (really). Went with my old... (more)

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StreakOfLean 0 · April 30, 2012 at 5:58 AM

Your post is kind of a revelation to me. I have a crush on a coworker, and it's getting to the point now where I need to eat at least a pint of ice cream before I see her. I'm glowing after eating it. I look like garbage most of the time eating... (more)

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by 2729 · about 22 hours ago

In your opinion, what food (or "food product") symbolizes or represents all that is wrong with the Neolothic Diet? A question was asked previously about the worst neolithic ingredient, but I'm curious about what food item that non-paleo folks eat... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · August 10, 2011 at 1:09 AM

Little Debbie snack cakes. All of them.

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by 589 · about 22 hours ago

I've noticed that certain non-paleo foods have specific effects on my body. I was wanting to compile a list of these, so that when I encounter certain symptoms, I know what exactly is harming me. For example: When I eat too much sugar... (more)

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Inette 0 · May 16, 2011 at 10:47 AM

When I eat anything with a high sugar content I get an instant headache and get a little cranky a while later. If it is close to bed time i don't sleep well and that affects the whole next day. When I eat gluten my belly gets bloated and my... (more)

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by 24523 · about 22 hours ago

Does anyone here eat rice? It seems pretty neutral in small amounts, if your blood sugar is okay. Personally, I'm going to try cauliflower rice just to see what all the (lack of) hype is all about, but do eat some regular rice with sushi and... (more)

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speno 0 · October 05, 2010 at 4:57 PM

I eat white rice sometimes, and I consider my metabolism to be pretty good, i.e. not deranged. Don Matesz covered it here: http://donmatesz.blogspot.com/2010/04/practically-paleo-perspective-rice.html (more)

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by 56616 · about 22 hours ago

Evolution didn't just stop with the invention of agriculture. Genetics have changed and there have been some genetic changes in response to agrarian foods. These genetic changes generally only affect a certain percentage of the population, often... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · September 27, 2010 at 7:59 PM

I've been looking back through a lot of Stephan's older posts, and there's some really great stuff. Not that we didn't know that already. But I came across a nice post, short and sweet, "Grains and Human Evolution", which makes two important... (more)

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by 14 · October 23, 2014 at 4:13 AM

Wasn't Africa connected to South America and a few other continents thousands of years ago? What evidence out there is contrarion to different "races" of homo sapiens evolving simultaneously in Europe, Asia and Africa? Even Mitochondrial Eve was... (more)

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CD 0 · August 05, 2013 at 1:06 PM

I hope this is a serious question, because otherwise I am wasting my time. Pangaea split about 200 million years ago, Homo sapiens first "walked" the earth about 150,000 years ago. I am pretty sure you mean species and not "different 'races'".... (more)

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by 813 · October 23, 2014 at 4:00 AM

I recently came down with a few illnesses at once. Pneumonia, maybe mono, encephalitis, and smaller ones as well as injuring my shoulder during rugby tryouts. Now I am in a period of recovery and it's as if my entire schedule has been reversed... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · January 23, 2013 at 6:19 PM

I think the tribe mentality likely would have prevailed and your tribespeople would have looked out for you. Like you said -- maybe you would have been off the hunting party for a while and just helped gather/forage or even stayed back at camp to... (more)

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by 10176 · October 23, 2014 at 3:31 AM

I ran into this accidentally and thought paleohacks might be interested reading in the lengthy reports on the Catalhoyuk (ca 6000-8000 BC) excavations. http://www.catalhoyuk.com/ Of interest to me were the presence of ovens, grain and plentiful... (more)

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The_Loon 0 · February 22, 2012 at 11:57 PM

No, there are no discoveries to be made. Everything has already been considered or discarded and all the cool kids have been re-elected to reign over paleo-as-we-know-it to the exclusion of all newcomers. In the mean time, I will be reading your... (more)

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by 24538 · October 23, 2014 at 3:16 AM

In "Sleep, Sugar, and Survival" the author mentions that once upon a time babies were conceived in the summer because of the abundance of fruit and optimal vitamin D levels. I've seen a lot of threads about birth control here, and I was... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · July 19, 2012 at 1:44 AM

This is only semi-related to the fertility issue, but it certainly hits upon a lot of other female hormone issues and is a fascinating read. Very long, but worth it! Really made me think about some of the "female troubles" going on these days,... (more)

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by 10994 · October 22, 2014 at 3:57 AM

And if not then why is it associated with nearly every modern Neolithic disease? Well I've looked around and it seems that most diseases or illnesses have a root in insulin resistance or leptin resistance, if you don't believe me post an... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 31, 2013 at 4:54 AM

I don't disagree with your statement, but I'd posit that you can't prove it and it may likely not be the root cause. One other possibility is that the root cause is leaky gut, which causes both an inflammatory and autoimmune response which can... (more)

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by 11152 · October 22, 2014 at 3:36 AM

Inspired by the other thread I started, Have any other Paleo women opted to go bra-free? it made me wonder if unmanageably large breasts which are fairly common these days are a result of natural selection/preference in an agricultural-based... (more)

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by 0 · October 22, 2014 at 3:17 AM

Possible Duplicate: Please could you explain the dairy debate in non scientific terms. If there is any specific food that cannot be created without domestication (the crucial component to the neolithic transition) it is dairy. Most plant... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · July 23, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Domestication of ruminants is actually not necessary to procure dairy, it simply allows dairy to be predictably available. The Comanche tribe regularly slaughtered lactating buffalo cows, cutting out the milk bag and drinking it warm, mixed with... (more)

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by 753 · October 21, 2014 at 3:31 AM

Okay, this is going to sound really silly. But I often get asked by my friends, "So, does this mean you don't brush your hair[except with a sprig of pine], and you won't use toothpaste to brush your teeth, and you aren't going to use shampoo and... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · November 11, 2011 at 3:30 AM

Paleo isn't about not following the current standards of health and hygiene and style, so yes I still shave and brush my teeth. But, to me, Paleo IS about making conscious efforts to educate ourselves about the products we use and ingest, and... (more)

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by 801 · October 20, 2014 at 3:39 AM

As I understand the core argument for paleo, modern man retains what is essentially a 100,000-year old gene map, and many of our current health and psychological issues result from nutritional and behavioral departures from what Grok's genome was... (more)

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Mark_26 0 · July 18, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I would agree with the second paragraph that human beings are no longer evolving due to natural selection. The moment humans began adapting the environment to suit their needs they no longer adapted themselves to the environment. Essentially,... (more)

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by 78422 · October 19, 2014 at 3:19 AM

Look, I believe that Paleo is not.......true. Our paleolithic ancestors ATE GRAIN. It wont cure acne or allergies or anything else. Paleo is just as silly as holistic medicine. So, prove me wrong! Tell me about your success stories. I'd love to... (more)

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by 2949 · October 19, 2014 at 3:13 AM

Sometimes I eat neolithic junk (I don't like most neolithic/processed foods, so usually it's ice cream...I have to like it to eat it) that I KNOW isn't good for me but I tell myself it's not that bad here and there. I know it's not the end of the... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · May 05, 2011 at 2:03 AM

Read Lights, Out: Sleep, Sugar & Survival. That one will scare you! Sugar causes poor sleep causes sugar cravings causes poor sleep causes everything from cancer to Alzheimer's to death! Read the book and take notes. (more)

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by 11478 · October 14, 2014 at 3:07 AM

Brazilian government photos were recently released of an uncontacted Amazon tribe. The story goes that illegal logging pushed them from their original territory in Peru into Brazil. What can we paleos learn from such tribes, even if they're not... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · February 05, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Hehe, they aren't even eating a paleo diet, since they grow maize and peanuts. You can also see they have some modern tools like a machete. They are probably remnants of an agricultural tribe that was forced to flee into the jungle because of... (more)

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