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by 14 · August 05, 2013 at 2:35 PM

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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Migo 0 · August 05, 2013 at 12:35 PM

See here : http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/03/0306_0306_outofafrica_2.html The multi-regionalism theory, which relies on fossil evidence, holds that after members of Homo erectus first left Africa roughly 1.7 million years ... (more)

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by 1768 · February 19, 2013 at 5:15 PM

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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dzone 0 · February 14, 2013 at 2:54 AM

It is obviously not genetic since they cannot repopulate. Therefore, it is a neolithic issue, perhaps due to grain consumption. We see it in nature as many animals are also malnourished as most of us now are.

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by 11011 · January 31, 2013 at 12:18 PM

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 813 · January 23, 2013 at 6:29 PM

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 731 · August 03, 2012 at 3:13 PM

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 192 · June 05, 2012 at 5:29 PM

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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Crabbycakes 0 · June 05, 2012 at 5:17 PM

If you don't want to eat or consume those things, then you don't have to. If others want to, let them.

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by 268 · March 29, 2014 at 11:46 PM

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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Meatymichael 0 · August 10, 2012 at 3:04 AM

I AGREE!! I used to be strict low-carb and my diet was very heavy in the proteins and fats.. Ughh.. So sluggish. I Felt less than optimal, GAINED FAT, YES GAINED FAT and had no sex drive.. I have lowered my fat ( still keep it as a healthy source... (more)

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by 11113 · April 04, 2012 at 10:40 PM

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 10077 · February 23, 2012 at 3:36 PM

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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Namby_Pamby 0 · February 23, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Well, if this is up to 8,000 to 10,000 years ago, wouldn't it be roughtly at the beginning of the Neolithic era? Or we may have to acknowledge that the Neolithic era stretches back a lot longer than previously thought. What kind of grains were... (more)

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by 753 · November 11, 2011 at 5:24 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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wildthing 0 · November 11, 2011 at 5:24 AM

I drive four hours to a health food store to stock up on gluten free shampoo and hair conditioner. I do not use soap..its just chemicals. I use lemon water, baking soda and vinegar to clean things. I use organic coconut oil on my skin. I do use a... (more)

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by 2741 · February 28, 2012 at 4:28 AM

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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ZombieApocalypseKitten 0 · February 28, 2012 at 4:28 AM

I recently saw a breakfast cereal that made me cringe. It could not be part of anyone's diet, except SAD. It was little chocolate bars inside some wheat. I thought I was going to become type II just watching the commercial. It didn't even look... (more)

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by 77338 · August 09, 2011 at 8:19 PM

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 0 · July 23, 2011 at 7:52 PM

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 24412 · July 19, 2012 at 1:44 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 589 · May 20, 2011 at 8:29 AM

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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dzone 0 · May 20, 2011 at 8:29 AM

Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa (http://ninjiom-hk.cwahi.net/) may be another solution to hoarse and sore throat. i know a lot of people use it, its also non alcoholic, though it's effectiveness is not as good as alcohol based cough medicine, but it's still... (more)

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by 2932 · May 06, 2011 at 1:12 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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Ryan_H 0 · May 05, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Scary enough? (more)

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by 11363 · February 05, 2011 at 3:58 PM

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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by 24343 · April 20, 2012 at 8:41 PM

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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Id 0 · November 04, 2011 at 2:19 AM

After reading some of these posts, it is clear that a lot of the people here seem to be blind followers who are too ignorant and stupid to think for themselves. Yup, white rice is devoid of nutrients. So? All of your food does not need to be... (more)

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by 55320 · September 28, 2010 at 12:27 PM

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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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · September 28, 2010 at 12:27 PM

I'll make this a wiki so that YOU and I can keep adding to it: Starch digestion: "We found that copy number of the salivary amylase gene (AMY1) is correlated positively with salivary amylase protein level and that individuals from populations... (more)