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by 598 · about 7 hours ago

I'm curious what "type" of people are active on paleohacks. The only other forum I've been seriously active on was based on personality type. That was when I was much, much younger.

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sbaum1994 0 · February 13, 2014 at 10:56 PM

ENTP I have to say all the descriptions I've read on ENTPs are pretty accurate lol. There's not many of us but we're pretty distinct to say the least.

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by 15 · about 8 hours ago

This is extremely difficult for me to talk about openly and I'm embarrassed to do so, but I am hoping someone has been in my shoes and can give some positive feedback, advice or encouragement. I am consciously aware that I am obsessing over my... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · March 22, 2013 at 2:57 AM

I think the first thing I'd do is stop talking to a plastic surgeon and find a good therapist. I also agree with Travis' comments on your post. My concern is that you'll go through with the surgery and end up just as unhappy with your body as you... (more)

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by 20 · about 8 hours ago

Grok [grok] "Do you feel like nobody groks you? Don't worry, Robert A. Heinlein does. In his 1961 best-selling science fiction novel,??Stranger in a Strange Land, Heinlein coined the term to mean an understanding so thorough that "the observer... (more)

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Varelse 0 · November 10, 2012 at 8:34 PM

That's pretty cool! Maybe being like Grok is like groking with our bodies - I think a lot of people feel detached from their own body. They treat it like their car and doctors are mechanics. Paleo/Primal definitely puts you more in touch with your... (more)

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by 8933 · about 8 hours ago

Once during a lecture, Alfred Korzybski offered his students some cookies, which they seemed to enjoy, then he showed them a label on the bag, ???dog cookies,??? and some of them felt sick. "I have just demonstrated that people don't just eat... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · June 06, 2012 at 2:07 PM

This is a great question! My opinion is that it goes both ways: Mental state <--> Physical state. In my prior years of practicing Japanese Buddhism, the concept of "shiki shin funi" was emphasized. This is often thought of as the "oneness of... (more)

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by 219 · about 8 hours ago

I'm on day 4 of Paleo. For me, food-wise this means grain-free, sugar-free, reducing dairy, and keeping carbs below 100 grams. I've also added on a magnesium supplement and take fish oil to balance out non-grassfed meats. I find myself being... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · May 07, 2012 at 8:30 PM

You have hit apon my "holy grail of Paleo". Keep it simple. Yes, for a while eat the same thing everyday. You will know when it is time to add variety. And at that time, you may very well prefer to just keep doing what you've been doing. "Variety"... (more)

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by 380 · about 8 hours ago

I'm a 22 year-old male, been primal since October, slowly cutting dairy out of my diet to make it full paleo over the past couple of months. My health, energy, body composition, etcetera, have all improved immensely. I dropped over fifty pounds... (more)

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AlexGrace 0 · April 28, 2012 at 4:26 PM

I had this experience about six months into paleo. I became very ... what's the word? ... ruthless (cyborgian :oD) and people's weaknesses became really obvious. There was a point when I was really low-carb where my dreams (during the night and... (more)

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by 1720 · about 8 hours ago

I know stress, bitterness, depression, etc. can have a profound effect on your body and what happens to it. Do you think most illnesses are caused psychologically?

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raney 0 · January 13, 2012 at 3:17 AM

I'd argue that depression and most general negativity are physical inflammatory conditions. I think most conditions start in the diet, although stress and psychological factors can certainly exacerbate them from there and turn them into full on... (more)

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by 15003 · about 8 hours ago

I found this article from smartplanet.com -- The Science of Food Porn -- to be a fascinating read. The article mentions a Harvard psychologist, Deirdre Barrett, and her book Supernormal stimuli: how primal urges overran their evolutionary... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 26, 2011 at 11:52 PM

I knew about this, but the reminder was very welcome. Even though I now avoid junk food because I developed aversion after months of healthy ancestral eating, I'll admit that some billboards and commercials still kindle the old impulse to eat... (more)

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by 219 · about 8 hours ago

I have been thinking a lot lately about the fast paced world we are living in. Is it healthy? These days I can't handle waiting for a new web page to load up on my computer. I can't read a book without becoming impatient and bored/tired. My... (more)

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Scott 0 · October 28, 2011 at 2:07 PM

Probably one of the best posts on this site in a while.

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by 8858 · about 9 hours ago

Specifically narcissistic personality disorder? I ask because some of the stuff I read on these blogs is just nuts. A week or two ago there was a post on Mark Sisson's site from a guy who looked normal and healthy and then started eating paleo. He... (more)

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Lizzish 0 · July 26, 2011 at 6:31 PM

I've talked about this quite a bit with a close paleo friend, and it does seem like some of us in the paleo community (myself included!) occasionally think we're a little smarter than the average person who still eats reduced fat granola and skim... (more)

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by 24538 · about 9 hours ago

I've been doing a lot of soul searching lately about to what degree the terminology I use in my own thoughts about eating have an impact on my actions. The word "cheat" seems so emotionally loaded, and likely to bring up shame or guilt, and... (more)

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wheelhouse 0 · July 19, 2011 at 1:34 AM

When talking about paleo I always start by reminding people that the word diet has two meanings. One is a weight loss plan, the other being the make up of what you ingest to thrive and survive. Paleo being the latter. With that in mind, I dont... (more)

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by 801 · about 9 hours ago

I'm interested in learning about behavior change and motivation psychology. What are the most effective ways to get people to get motivated and change their behaviors? Especially in respect to diet/exercise. I'd like to know (1) what the... (more)

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Lori 0 · April 04, 2011 at 11:32 PM

I think it's somewhat delusional to think you can motivate or change people. If people are open and motivated to change, that's another story. I think the best thing you can do is to know your audience. Who are you trying to help and why? Do... (more)

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by 501 · about 9 hours ago

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 250 · about 9 hours ago

I've been struggling A LOT with this recently. I would appreciate any thoughts. I've been "officially" paleo for about two months now. But lately, I've been slipping... a lot. Though I feel much much better - more energy, no sugar crash, etc. -... (more)

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Paleolady 0 · November 06, 2010 at 9:15 PM

Sola, welcome to my world. This is exactly my experience as well. I get torn between the "I need to give myself permission to eat whatever I want" in order to heal food issues, and the thought that if I DO eat whatever I want, I would end up... (more)

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by 105 · about 9 hours ago

Every time I try a paleo diet after a few days I feel anxious. Does that happen to you? Does it go away if you stay on the diet?

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gilliebean 0 · April 15, 2010 at 6:36 AM

This isn't paleo thought that I'm about to espouse... Nor is it biology or nutrition. But here we go regardless... I think that our physiology and our emotions are tied together in more ways than we realize. I think that sometimes when our... (more)

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by 267 · October 23, 2014 at 4:26 AM

I've suffered from major depression for about the last 14 years and it's a constant struggle. At this stage I'm really trying to seek help from the proper experts, but I'm not sure who to turn to. I've been to doing paleo for the past couple of... (more)

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Eska 0 · July 24, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Have you read the book 'Nutrient Power' by William Walsh? Nutrient Power presents a science-based nutrient therapy system that can help millions of people diagnosed with mental disorders. This approach recognizes that nutrient imbalances can... (more)

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by 3742 · October 23, 2014 at 4:15 AM

I'm reading this book No More Mr Nice Guy, which covers "Nice Guy Syndrome". One of the main premises of the book is that after the Industrial Revolution men were around less to raise children, resulting in children being raised by their wives... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · September 15, 2013 at 2:53 PM

agree with bradach, i have not read the book but it doesnt seem to make any sense, unless your only arguing against the overarching political correctness? or you are assuming others have no will or intellect of their own to make personal... (more)

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by 23 · October 23, 2014 at 4:13 AM

I was wondering if anyone had seen an increase in their general psychic ability while in an ongoing ketogenic state. This is not something I have experienced yet (but I have been a bit of the LC wagon for a few months and am just getting back on).... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 13, 2013 at 3:32 PM

I actually quit ketosis because I got tired of the burdensome ability to read other people's minds. There is a nice mystery of not knowing what others are thinking that I missed while in ketosis. Also it made the weekly game of Texas hold'em not... (more)

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by 8014 · October 23, 2014 at 3:43 AM

Have any of you lost a fair amount of weight but haven't quite internalized the "new" you that you see in the mirror? Do you acknowledge mathematically that you weigh less (or possibly weigh the same, but your body composition has changed such... (more)

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ed_11 0 · June 27, 2012 at 2:07 PM

It's interesting the extent to which we come to internalize our self-image. My path was a bit different, I went from skinny dorky guy to chubby dorky guy and back to skinny dorky guy. (5 10, up to 212, now 160). Along the way I wouldn't say my... (more)

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by 15003 · October 23, 2014 at 3:32 AM

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Dean Dwyer -- www.beingprimal.com Topic: The Inner Game of Paleo. Our experts can give you all of the nuts and bolts, but it???s really up to you to DO it. Dean goes beyond diet and exercise and... (more)

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Nance 0 · March 04, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Brutal honesty, indeed--the more I can stick to that the better my results. His approach--thinking about more than just nutrition and movement--is very sound in my opinion. And even though I'm more of a social introvert than true extrovert, his... (more)

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by 1044 · October 23, 2014 at 3:12 AM

Just to note, I fully believe in Paleo eating and its' health benefits and am not in any way trying to argue against it. I just wonder how much our minds play into it as well. After reading a bunch of stories about people feeling horrendously... (more)

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lunabelle 0 · May 05, 2011 at 1:52 AM

What's happening in your body and mind is definitely not psychosomatic. I think in simple terms, or as an analogy of sorts, the process is similar to other addictions. Are you familiar with how a heroin addict overdoses on heroin? What usually... (more)

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by 56616 · October 23, 2014 at 3:09 AM

Paleohacks is a place to discuss small "hacks" we can apply to our lives to make them better: "A "hack" is a shortcut, rule-of-thumb, or simply a good way to get something done quickly." I don't think anyone would argue that sexual orientation,... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 17, 2011 at 5:48 PM

The list-servs: Evol-psych Anthro-L TAXACOM Paleoanthropology Yahoo group Evolvify relationship forum Evolvify Anthropology, biology, etc. science forum (more)

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by 4896 · October 23, 2014 at 3:04 AM

I've been reading Spencer Wells's "Pandora's Seed", and it got me thinking. He mentioned that real hunter-gatherers would not engage in a stressful problem, but rather would avoid it, leave it, move on in order to save crucial resources (and... (more)

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Fearsclave 0 · September 12, 2010 at 12:15 PM

I'm tempted to say that depression and anxiety are probably perfectly normal responses to that hugely unnatural and stressful situation called living in modern society. Paul Shepard touches on evolutionary psychology somewhat in Coming Home to... (more)

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by 11478 · October 23, 2014 at 3:02 AM

The placebo effect is a self-fulfilling prophecy wherein you believe something will make you better (such as an inert pill), and you feel better. The flip side of this is the "nocebo" effect--if you think something will harm you, it will (... (more)

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Glenn 0 · March 05, 2010 at 12:22 AM

Interesting point. Part of capturing the benefits of the hunter-gatherer physiology is avoiding stress, so obsessing about "deviations" is itself a deviation! haha

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by 78422 · October 22, 2014 at 3:52 AM

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071026173536.htm http://numerons.in/files/documents/13The-Psychology-of-Prejudice.pdf I'd like to discuss Paleo as a movement, as a culture, not just a diet. Specifically I'd like to address two... (more)

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raney 0 · November 19, 2012 at 5:53 AM

Commonalities, points of connection, are the absolute core of our social matrix [as humans], and when we aren't seeking food - there is a good chance we're seeking connection. In modern society this has its routine incarnations: mutual interests... (more)

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