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by 8 · about 14 hours ago

Hey, so after supplmenting with magnesium glycinate after a suggestion from someone on here (and having it relieve my muscle cramps almost entirely), I'm very interested in learning more about how and in what combinations vitamins and minerals... (more)

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moors 0 · July 12, 2014 at 5:09 AM

I recently searched acu-cell's claim that excess pyridoxal-5-phosphate makes spinal/nerve degeneration in google scholar and there doesn't seem to be anything that confirms it.I also would benefit from a good source of information about... (more)

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by 952 · about 14 hours ago

Hi all,(Please upvote if you find it interesting, this is am important question for me)Thank you for sharing it! Is there any scientific evidence to support the answer to this question?What of the following types of fasting should one do if he or... (more)

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John_11 0 · June 13, 2014 at 4:49 PM

If you are curious, there are some good answers in comments here http://suppversity.blogspot.com/2014/04/alternate-day-fasting-well-researched.html

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by 726 · about 14 hours ago

It's one thing for Marlene Zuk to rail against straw men, to ignore peer-reviewed academic literature in favor of random Internet comments, and to demean people who believe that the ancestral diet is a good starting point for improving their... (more)

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by 120 · about 14 hours ago

I was recently investigating chlorella as a possible food source. The science behind it looked promising, initially. Lots of pubmed studies claiming an array of health benefits. NASA was studying this as a food source for astronauts, Russians used... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · March 18, 2013 at 4:34 PM

"This makes sense because chlorella's cell wall has to be mechanically broken down in order for the algae to be digested by humans so this was certainly not a food for our ancestral humans" Nuff said in regards to it being Paleo really Spirulina... (more)

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by 120 · about 14 hours ago

My gramma (bless her) used to have me drip hyrdogen peroxide in my ears and let it fizz away at the first sign of a cold. It always seemed to do the trick. I have begun doing this again recently but am plagued by the thought that it could be a... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · March 17, 2013 at 8:16 PM

It is likely a placebo, as colds are viruses, not bacteria. Viruses do not operate as bacteria do, and there is no reason why a cold virus would be in your ear. It might be useful against an ear infection. Unless you have an open wound, the... (more)

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by 161 · about 14 hours ago

My question is this: Based on scientific research and DIY biohackers are we reaching a upgraded paleo diet? A diet where we take the evolutionary biology of how we as humans process nutrition and tweak that to a superhuman advantage? Science is... (more)

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Tony_10 0 · December 05, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Do you feel superhuman every day eating those foods? If so great, but i suspect we still have a lot to learn about human nutrition. Also I like Ferris and Asprey too, but whos to say they always feel superhuman? It might hurt they rep at admit... (more)

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by 34 · about 14 hours ago

Some cool vids on how science breaks down the biomechanics of athletes. http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/science-of-the-summer-olympics (more)

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by 2199 · about 14 hours ago

What are valid criticisms of the paleo diet? Scientific, economic, ethical... the gamut. And by paleo I mean the umbrella term that includes Weston A Price, Primal, Perfect Health Diet, GAPS etc etc.

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Sol 0 · June 09, 2012 at 12:09 PM

A valid criticism is that there are inconsistencies in the tenets of the paleo diet, especially when it's practiced dogmatically. I focus on keeping junk fats, junk carbs, processed foods, legumes, gluten and casein out of my diet, I don't get... (more)

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by 549 · about 14 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 2422 · about 14 hours ago

What are some topics specifically relating to obesity that need to be studied? What are examples of paleo "beliefs" that lack substantial evidence from controlled studies? Are any of our arguments prone to pseudoscience? I am asking these... (more)

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Jim_B_1 0 · May 16, 2012 at 2:19 PM

The conventional scientific process is perfectly sound, it's just exceptionally cumbersome and takes quite a lot of time to reach undisputed truth (many peer-reviewed articles in top-tier journals ultimately turn out to be incorrect - it's not an... (more)

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by 2393 · about 14 hours ago

Just had an interesting facebook "conversation" about gluten with a couple of chefs. The basis of one argument was that while gluten comes from wheat, barley, rye, etc..., it is only developed through kneading. I quote: "Kneading, develops... (more)

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Kelly_11 0 · May 14, 2012 at 4:01 AM

Gluten is a protein that is always present in wheat. When they refer to "developing" gluten, they are talking about reactions that change the form of the protein which changes the texture of the final dough. This is similar to, but not the same... (more)

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by 4163 · about 14 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: New study: Effects of n???6 PUFAs compared with SFAs Stephan Guyenet tweeted this study recently. (If you're not following him on twitter btw you are missing... (more)

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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · May 04, 2012 at 7:18 PM

This is an exact duplicate of this question, asked and answered in great detail one month ago: http://paleohacks.com/questions/110169/new-study-effects-of-n6-pufas-compared-with-sfas Someone should close this as an exact duplicate. (I can't, as... (more)

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by 4181 · about 14 hours ago

Do you ever have moments where you think that this diet might be wrong? That saturated fat IS bad for you? (as the NHS tells me it is and even some parts of the paleo community do too) or that grains ARE healthy? When you look at vegetarian... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · May 01, 2012 at 4:14 PM

I don't give a shit if the medical community disparages my diet. I went to fourteen of the jokers to help me with my fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue/allegies/depression/anxiety and wasted my fucking time and money for thirty years. Fast forward to... (more)

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by 1614 · about 14 hours ago

I'm pondering the health pros and cons of either 1) paleo with conventional meat/farmed fish, or 2) vegetarianism that excludes grains/seed oils/processed foods but includes traditionally prepared legumes, pastured eggs, and organic dairy... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · April 26, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Should the shortage be made up with farmed fish, traditionally prepared legumes, CAFO meat? Your diet can be fine without wild fish. If I had to choose between CAFO meat, legumes, or farmed fish, I'd go with farmed rainbow trout and farmed... (more)

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by 1213 · about 14 hours ago

I caught this post by Michael Ruhlman today: http://ruhlman.com/2012/04/food-facism/ He seems to try to make a distinction between those with allergies versus intolerances, and those who keep their diets to themselves versus those who... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 26, 2012 at 11:01 AM

I think many paleo folks tend to be completely unreasonable with regard to their dietary preferences (note: not needs). Ruhlman points out that none of the guests actually have celiac or allergies, these are simply folks who choose not to eat some... (more)

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by 190 · about 14 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: Scientific Backing for Paleo I have been living paleo for a few months now, and I feel great and love it! Someone posted this article earlier today and I thought it was wonderful.... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 23, 2012 at 6:15 PM

It sounds like both your cousin may be falling into the trap of thinking there's "one right way." Many people thrive on vegetarianism for months or years, particularly if they had generous fat reserves when they started. The same is true of... (more)

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by 19120 · about 14 hours ago

I was reading my blog feed this morning, and this image came across from one the atheist / skeptic blogs I follow: Now, I definitely feel there's a lot of pseudoscience out there (sadly, sometimes espoused here on PH). When I read the right... (more)

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Paleomofo 0 · March 30, 2012 at 8:23 PM

I'd say paleo is borderline pseudoscience, but compared to other (more popular) views like veganism and hardcore raw foodism (typically vegan), it's still on the good side and makes a whole lot more sense. At least here, people are willing to say... (more)

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by 4873 · about 14 hours ago

Just a quick question... I think the years I spent suffering every Gluten related issue helped "sink the Paleo hook deeper" than if I'd never been ignored, humiliated, and chastised by those MDs practicing CW. However, I am also fascinated by the... (more)

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Anondson 0 · February 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

It was the results. Things that went away that never in my life I expected to improve. Nearly every health malady typically written off as "getting old" that just disappeared. That's what won me. But I totally geek out on the science and have... (more)

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by 32518 · about 14 hours ago

Small, but interesting! Dr. Wahls posted it on her FB page. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19209185

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Anondson 0 · February 19, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Science! :) Good stuff.

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by 40 · about 14 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 8933 · about 15 hours ago

The more science, the better. Apparently, he saw on tv we ate no meat. I asked him how that is possible, if there's only 30kcal in every 100g of herbs/vegetables. He said that if cows can do that, we can. It turned into an endless discussion, and... (more)

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David_Csonka 0 · October 18, 2011 at 2:14 PM

Dissect a cow and human cadaver on the living room floor, to demonstrate the extensive differences in colon sizes and organ structures (such as the rumen). Form follows function. Ok, so that still might not convince him - but it would be funny to... (more)

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by 56606 · about 15 hours ago

I saw it in the latest WAPF journal and it seemed kind of suspicious. http://www.westonaprice.org/cardiovascular-disease/how-does-pork-prepared-in-various-ways-affect-the-blood Even Andrew Weil, a wooish dude, seems to think it's quackery. (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · October 17, 2011 at 2:54 AM

I've been Googling it: Here is a good blog post on it. Seems about as valid as the Oracle of Delphi. Quackwatch, biased source I know. Korean study that found it meant nothing. Live blood analysis scam It seems like woo to me. The fact they... (more)

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by 808 · about 15 hours ago

I'm wondering what the best science books on "paleo" are. I liked Paleo Solution but wished it went into much more detail about the science of why grain is bad, soy is bad, and why meat is good.

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Leigh 0 · September 08, 2011 at 9:42 PM

I thought Primal Body, Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudas gave awesome explanations on all of that... I wouldn't really consider it "science heavy," but the scientific information in it is still really valuable.

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by 5232 · about 15 hours ago

I was reading Stepahnie Seneff's article for the WAPF quarterly magazine about sulfur deficiency. In the article (which is a must read once it gets online), she points out that the biochemical reactions of cholesterol sulfate and vitamin D3... (more)

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bittykitty 0 · July 17, 2011 at 9:15 PM

It's all moving in the wrong direction.The question has gone from"How can I fix this and and help people?"to"How can I keep getting kickbacks from agribusiness and drug companies without being so obvious that the general public figures it... (more)

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by 1724 · about 15 hours ago

I'm sure people have responded to this study. If you know and can send me to a link, that would be great. I was listening to an old podcast this morning where I heard about this report for the first time:... (more)

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The_Loon 0 · July 14, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Harvard basically owns the Nurses Health Study, and just mines it constantly and cranks out papers based on the data they have received. These are STUDIES, not actual EXPERIMENTS. I just read the abstract, not the whole paper, so some things are... (more)

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