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by 5814 · March 24, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Recently there has been some discussion that perhaps paleo is being misused by people who just want to lose weight, for no good reason. So I would like to know, from those of you who are pursuing weight loss: WHY are you doing it? Is it a... (more)

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Sydney_1 0 · March 24, 2013 at 12:08 AM

1) I want to look better. 2) I'm headed to college in a few months, and it'd be great to get there with room to gain 5 lbs. Plus, I know I'm most likely to gain as I age in general, so I'd like to begin thin. 3) I want to be able to do pull ups... (more)

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by 53 · January 30, 2013 at 1:12 AM

I posted on Facebook, It's a rarer concept than I thought: my godfather spoke quite lucidly about "pseudomorphosis," or George Florovsky's concept of Orthodoxy assuming a false form. But, if web searches are any indication, the term is not as... (more)

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by 18437 · October 07, 2012 at 5:56 AM

If your going to obsess, lets at least do it productively. Obsess on the definition and analysis of health. Until we can define and present definitive parameters of health we are like a ship that has no map or route. What is optimal in your... (more)

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polynesian_metal 0 · October 07, 2012 at 5:56 AM

An analysis based on contemporary modern humans diet and lifestyle compared to contemporary modern humans who adopt a Paleo or Primal lifestyle. Comparative study of foods in common, foods that differ, point of difference between the two... (more)

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by 145 · August 30, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Think about it: Mankind living in peace in a food-forest paradise. Then they acquire knowledge (grain agriculture) and are cast out into a desolate wasteland (SAD planet).

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PaleoDel 0 · August 30, 2012 at 5:31 PM

It seems as relevant to me as the fact that Alice ate cakes in Wonderland. And Sam did not like green eggs and ham. I don't make my food choices based on literature.

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by 307 · April 11, 2014 at 11:09 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appeal_to_nature

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · July 21, 2012 at 1:09 AM

On what grounds are people voting to close this thread? How does it violate any paleohacks rules?

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by 35 · January 09, 2012 at 3:04 AM

I've been trying to figure out whether there's a philosophy or worldview that informs paleo dieting and the paleo culture growing around this dietary regimen. If you had to write out your paleo philosophy, what would it be? Are there principles... (more)

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JS_Paleo 0 · January 09, 2012 at 3:04 AM

I got into Paleo for the nutrition and it has opened up a new world for me. It has led me to look at the world with the understanding that we were designed to thrive in small egalitarian hunter-gatherer societies. I like that this worldview can... (more)

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by 4236 · August 10, 2012 at 10:52 AM

I'm a philosophy nut. When I think of the joys of being paleo, I often think of a scene in Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra where Zarathustra exits his cave, picks up an apple, smells it, and is overcome with joy. Later in the same scene he is... (more)

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whakahekeheke 0 · October 01, 2011 at 1:48 AM

Walden by Thoreau I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not... (more)

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by 19355 · September 07, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Have any of you heard of the the "naturalistic fallacy", "the appeal to nature", or the "is-ought problem"? Basically, these terms speak to the idea that just because something appears in nature or is "natural" it is not inherently good,... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 06, 2011 at 11:31 PM

In the absence of info or in the presence of conflicting info about something, defaulting to the presumed ancestral state is usually a pretty safe bet. That's all "paleo" really means to me. I invoke it when there is uncertainty about a proper... (more)

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by 379 · August 25, 2011 at 9:02 AM

i particularly enjoy the definition of 'pithy' pith·y (of language or style) Concise and forcefully expressive suggestions: cite precisely enough that the utterance can be independently referenced, and format consistently enough that... (more)

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whakahekeheke 0 · August 25, 2011 at 9:02 AM

I often wonder how much sound and nourishing food is fed to the animals in the zoological gardens of America every week, and try to figure out what the public gets in return for the cost thereof. The annual bill must surely run into... (more)

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by 50 · October 09, 2013 at 5:45 PM

This paragraph seems to apply best here for a discussion: Most discussions about diet (from paleo to veganism) are pervasively selfish: ‘But what can I have for dessert?’ ‘Sorry, I don’t consume diary.’ ‘Am I allowed to have this?’ Rarely: ‘is... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · October 09, 2013 at 3:26 PM

just for lols. everything everyone does all the time is selfish... if it didnt benefit you in some way then you wouldnt do it, granted there are a wide variety of benefits. now beyond that the moral argument for killing thinks is a little... (more)

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by 20462 · June 30, 2011 at 2:51 PM

Has anyone else been shifting to an inside/outside natural philosphy? Since I've turned Paleo I have slowly been eliminating or changing other parts of my life. I grew up in a hippy community so healthy body/home products and such aren't new but... (more)

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Kelly_3 0 · June 29, 2011 at 7:09 PM

guess i am trying to heal the inside and the outside as well. I do read labels now but most times I figure if I'm reading a label it's probably not what I need anyways. I'm hoping to go even 'cleaner' living, but sorry, I could never go no soap,... (more)

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by 25197 · May 30, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Today the Sunrise was particularly inspiring. Made me realize rather than continue going thru life passively or submissively,little by little I have grown to appropriate my freedom, my authenticity, and my autonomy to begin to steer my ship on the... (more)

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orangecrush 0 · May 30, 2011 at 11:56 AM

What a great way to wake up. We're enjoying an especially gorgeous sunrise here too and I just made a trek around the outside of the house to look at all the flowers that are in full bloom - it really made my day. Thank you, The Quilt, for... (more)

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by 229 · April 24, 2011 at 10:10 PM

If you were to design a study that would truly examine the merits of the paleo philosophy, what would it look like? Would it make sense to start with a population of SAD dieters and introduce paleo slowly? Or would you have to start from... (more)

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Lareth 0 · April 24, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Good studies only examine one detail at a time. Otherwise you don't know what actually caused the change, or lack thereof. Comprehensive evidence comes from many studies at multiple levels, studying the effects of individual substances in... (more)

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by 5619 · April 20, 2011 at 7:23 PM

This is something I've been thinking about alot lately. It hasn't made me question how I'm eating, or how I'm voting with my dollar, as I still believe that this is the right way to eat, and most everyone would benefit from it. I want to scream... (more)

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midwesterner 0 · April 20, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Imagine going grain free largely due to needing/wanting to avoid soy, only to remember that two short generations ago your family farmed corn, wheat, soybeans and milo. That was the rotation in the fields that went with a vegetable garden, melon... (more)

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by 502 · March 24, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Yesterday I finished reading Coming Home to the Pleistocene, which I found recommended here at PaleoHacks. I am looking for more books, websites, articles, or ideas, about culture, society, psychology, philosophy, etc. that are informed by... (more)

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Pieter_D 0 · February 04, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Ooooooeeh, with your paleo goggles on, there is so much interesting food for thought. Some ideas in random order: Frank Forencic from Exuberant Animal: read his books, browse his site. More then exercise alone! Children and Nature Network and... (more)

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by 762 · November 12, 2010 at 7:54 AM

Hi All, Do you feel that the Paleo lifestyle's emphasis on healthy living, if broadly applied, would lead to fewer people leading the 'unbalanced' lifestyle that great achievements often require? I don't think everyone should train like an... (more)

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P3christopher 0 · November 12, 2010 at 7:54 AM

Absolutely just as anti depressants will be the death of art and music. Elite performance begins where rationality ends. One does not get to be the best tennis player or golfer by leading a balanced life. Instead elite performance in a world of... (more)