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by 2626 · about 4 hours ago

I may have the opportunity to collaborate on a randomized, controlled study of the paleo diet. Is there any advice you would want to give, to make sure we avoid common pitfalls or misunderstandings? Are there flaws you've seen in past diet studies... (more)

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Knarf 0 · June 26, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Flaws:Observational studies (correlation does not mean causation, good for generating ideas, not proving causality). Food frequency diaries (most individuals have poor recall). Even daily food logs can vary unless one is weighing every gram of... (more)

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by 3742 · about 4 hours ago

Research from today about Paleo toothpick use. A few questions. First, if there was no teeth crowding in Paleo teeth then why did they feel such a great need for toothpicks? I mean, so much use that it causes you to lose all your teeth but one!... (more)

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samc 0 · October 08, 2013 at 2:53 PM

I'm not going to just assume that they have correctly diagnosed excessive injury from toothpicks. Maybe it was a form of torture or they just liked to chew on sticks trying to suck out some nutrients from them. I'd say these researchers are just... (more)

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by 233 · about 4 hours ago

I'm starting a paleo club at my university this semester. We all know college students can have huge egos. I expect to be opposed in every sense of the word by challenging whole grains, beans, bad dairy, chronic cardio etc. I want to be able to... (more)

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PsychandStang 0 · August 07, 2013 at 3:26 PM

I don't remember college being about challenging everything lol. Graduate school,yes! College, no. I do remember there being a handful of huge egos but who wants them in a club anyway? It's more about seeing is believing. It all depends on your... (more)

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by 413 · about 4 hours ago

Do you mainly log your stats from your desktop computer or using a mobile/tablet app? If mobile, are you doing so from an Apple product? Apologies for the seemingly irrelevant question. It is Paleo related, and will help all interested parties in... (more)

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Desmond 0 · April 12, 2013 at 9:16 PM

I use my iPhone and desktop computer. Probably equal amounts

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by 134 · about 4 hours ago

I want to see valid, reliable and powerful research in relevance to the idea that whole-grain consumption is bad for you. I have empirical evidence; however, I am simply "gluten-sensitive". What I have researched is that there is a lack of... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · April 11, 2013 at 5:26 PM

I asked this question a while back here http://paleohacks.com/questions/182816/are-there-any-studies-demonstrating-deleterious-affects-of-whole-grains#axzz2QAinmU9w There is nothing statistically significant showing any deleterious affects. And... (more)

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by 270 · about 4 hours ago

Have any of the of the paleo "heavy-weights" / drs or research ever tackled Dupuytren???s contracture vs diet? If so, would you be so kind in sharing the links. I've read anecdotal accounts of the potential linkage between each of (of combination... (more)

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rht 0 · August 22, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Try pubmed, something like this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Dupuytren's+co-morbidity This hit: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21803632 talks about the HLA-DRB1*15 allele That's the one that shows up with the autoimmune issues... (more)

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by 416 · about 4 hours ago

I love to nerd out on some good paleo reading, but I'm not sure where to go next. I would like something a little more in-depth, science-laden and preferably somewhat up to date. I've read the following: - Paleo Solution - Primal Body, Primal... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · February 06, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Hmmm. You want something "a little more in-depth, science-laden and preferably somewhat up to date" ... sounds like the Jaminets' Perfect Health Diet would fit the bill quite nicely.

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by 213 · about 4 hours ago

nutritiondata.com indicates that lemons have 50% more vitamin-C than limes. I have a hard time believing that, but what do you think?

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miked_2 0 · January 24, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Question #1: why would you think otherwise. I.e. what expectation do you have that's bothering you? And #2: how much of any kind of nutrient a food had isn't the question to should ask. You should be concerned with how bioavailability the... (more)

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by 796 · about 4 hours ago

I am looking for research studies to show to my pediatrician at my daughter's 1 year appointment. She is starting daycare, and needs a doctor's note to have any special dietary requests followed at the day care. I am interested in particular... (more)

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Stabby 0 · October 04, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Lucky kid! There is some evidence that wheat may not be the best thing ever for children. Children in Japan who eat rice have higher IQs than the ones who eat wheat... (more)

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by 3159 · about 4 hours ago

I've been perusing the internet for some good saturated fat research articles, but have gotten a bit overwhelmed. If anyone is willing, would you give me a run-down of research articles you deem most important to what someone should know about... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · September 13, 2012 at 3:22 AM

Hey Allie I've found lots of good studies on this site.

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by 5828 · about 4 hours ago

I was amused by this post at Paleo Velo. Here's a snippet: [Another nail in the coffin] of the carbohydrate obesity thesis? Check out Stephen Guyenet???s latest post about a new study that finds that sugar has to be palatable to be fattening in... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · June 15, 2012 at 5:18 AM

As to your comments, but if you can't taste the sugar who is going to want to eat the crap? We eat crap cause it tastes good. Take away the taste and no one will want it. The study is interesting though. What it has to do with taking down... (more)

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by 5043 · about 4 hours ago

Here are a few links to scientific studies that caught my attention in just the past week: 1) a whole special issue of Science magazine dedicated to the gut microbiome (subscription or buy it in a good bookstore):... (more)

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by 549 · about 4 hours ago

I am reading this book, having seen it touted in Underground Wellness. It is well-researched and endorsed by many key researchers. The only Q I have so far is the focus on zero and low-fat foods. Why? Can anyone make sense of this?

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Eric_12 0 · May 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM

I have met the author. I like the book. It is not Paleo per say. However if you stay in the most recomended category it is mostly Paleo. A concern for Paleo folks is stay away from the Soy. He indicates Soy is just so-so. He focuses on whole... (more)

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by 1467 · about 4 hours ago

Like many people here I had never heard of Kombucha before going Paleo. Seems like A LOT of people are drinking Kombucha. But I ask... Where is the evidence of its effectiveness? I have searched the web far and wide and all I have found is... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · May 09, 2012 at 11:27 AM

A good place to start is this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=kombucha What's interesting here is that kombucha doesn't seem to excite these researchers. Instead, the Greek Mountain Tea (Sideritis) does, and it shows major health... (more)

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by 3280 · about 5 hours ago

For just about any google search on a wide array of health topics, livestrong.com is in the top 10. Are they such an awesome source for health info that Mr. Google thinks they are that authoritative? If Mr. Google regards them as 'the'... (more)

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ed_11 0 · April 27, 2012 at 3:01 PM

No. Live strong is owned by Demand Media. Demand Media owns content farms. They are web sites with low quality articles which are written specically to do well in Google searches. They then sell advertising. eHow is another prominent one.

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by 4176 · about 5 hours ago

Alright, Hackers: I've been eating the right way for about five months. I'm feeling mostly great with a few lingering issues. I've made bone broth. I'm making snide comments to people about the lipid hypothesis. I know my fats. I've held fistfuls... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · April 27, 2012 at 6:05 AM

I would recomend reading The Perfect Health Diet book.

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by 5509 · about 5 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: Recent Longitudinal Study: Red Meat and Higher Mortality I love seafood and eggs but I'm still a little scared of red meat. What do you guys think of this... (more)

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Alex 0 · March 25, 2012 at 11:10 AM

This has already been discussed here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/104557/recent-longitudinal-study-red-meat-and-higher-mortality (more)

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by 40 · about 5 hours ago

I have some scientist friends complaining about how "anecdotal" all this paleo stuff is. I'm looking for the Top 5 most persuasive, well researched papers out there. I'm sick of nit picking with these guys over email. I just want to go "blam"... (more)

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Stabby 0 · February 07, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Well there are the clinical trials, which can be found by searching "paleolithic diet" in pubmed; they're generally positive. They're on the "orthodox" view of the paleo diet espoused by the first wave of paleo advocates. It's generally low in fat... (more)

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by 20787 · about 5 hours ago

http://news.yahoo.com/statins-well-women-men-study-161754071.html I just saw this 'new study' study. ANyone know how they come up with this conclusion? They say, "In an analysis of 18 clinical trials, researchers found that overall, statins cut... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 31, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Latest study claims statins are good for big pharma's profit margins. :)

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by 88 · about 5 hours ago

Hey guys, I need your help. My dad's cancer has reemerged once again, it's been many times now, I've lost count. I've tried in the past to get him to change his diet which is woefully high in carbohydrates from grains and such to a ketogenic... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · January 10, 2012 at 6:21 AM

I wonder if he'd read Perfect Health Diet? It's very well researched with footnotes galore. It's written by scientists, and talks about a ketogenic version for a host of ailments, including cancer. I also think that although it's written to be... (more)

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by 1720 · about 5 hours ago

I want to see testimonials, as well as studies if possible.

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Jeff__1 0 · October 12, 2011 at 8:35 PM

I think you're on it! I don't think there's a better resource for the combination of both personal testimonials and links to research papers

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Ratiocinative 0 · October 12, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Livestrong.com is a content farm: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_farm Basically, content farms are all about hiring freelance writers who can write articles that will rank higher on search result pages, thus making it more likely someone... (more)

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by 892 · about 5 hours ago

I'm a college student, embarking on my senior thesis. I'm wondering if any of you have any recommendations about possible topics to pursue in agricultural economics, perhaps with a focus on sustainability or organic farming. Who knows--I might... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · October 31, 2011 at 7:09 PM

I'm a doctorate student in Agricultural and Applied Economics with an emphasis in environmental economics and sustainable agriculture. Start reading the scientific journals that specifically target your interests in sustainable agriculture like... (more)

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by 8979 · about 5 hours ago

I have enjoyed reading some research of Dr. Albrecht in regards to soil health. I am not sure how much the concepts of soil fertility and paleo concepts intersect. There seems to be more of a paleo emphasis that romanticizes wild-caught foods. ... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · September 13, 2011 at 5:30 AM

I've never read any of Dr. Albrecht's writings and I am no soil expert, but I am sure that a lot of our soils are depleted and not as optimal as they were in 'caveman days' due to the intense agriculture methods we now use. Had we only relied on... (more)

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by 5002 · about 5 hours ago

Do you consult any non-paleo sources of information? Sometimes my friends criticize me for getting all of my information from one source - the paleo blogosphere - which biases the type of information to which I am exposed. This criticism rings... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · August 16, 2011 at 7:00 PM

I get most of my info from scientific papers, which are decidedly not paleo, but I have found that when I want to get relevant info on something, it is often better to search for "X paleo" than simply "X."

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