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by 598 · 8 minutes ago

I'm not about to abandon PaleoHacks. I've learned much and benefited greatly from this community. The number of active members who truly understand the science of the body and diet is refreshing and stimulating. However, sometimes when my... (more)

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pato123 0 · September 10, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Hi. I've being checking this forum today, seems interesting, in regards to your question, I also being searching for these type of pages, and really I have not found any generic one, still you can find several on specific seeds (chia,... (more)

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by 98 · 10 minutes ago

A recent NYT article has reported that another milestone for in-vitro meat has been accomplished. For the first time, lab grown meat has been... (more)

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Christina_13 0 · August 06, 2013 at 4:23 AM

Even non-profits such as Farm Forward and others that oppose factory farming seem to view this as a step in the right direction. I am very against factory farming, but I think this is terrible! We are moving farther and farther from nature, and... (more)

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by 120 · 18 minutes 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 115 · 25 minutes ago

I am student of the paleo science and lifestyle and read pretty much everything I come across. When people begun to harvest they become shorter, died sooner and so on. True! But once again, cause and correlation... Could it be that people become... (more)

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CD 0 · December 19, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Obviously there a dozens of theories and there is no possible way to truly get to causal relationships. Do I think that farmers who ate corn and started to harvest wheat suddenly got fat and died from an unhealthy diet? No. Do I think that the... (more)

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by 161 · 26 minutes 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 705 · 36 minutes ago

So this interview by Sean Croxton of Dr Thomas O'Bryan was very interesting and I would love to believe everything he says. So I'm looking for research that backs up these claims: Autoimmunity needs this trilogy to develop: Genetic... (more)

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DrChrista 0 · July 12, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Systemic autoimmune disorders in Celiac disease: The role of gluten as a trigger of autoimmunity. http://www.direct-ms.org/sites/default/files/Fasano%20Celiac%20other%20autoimmune%20disease.pdf (more)

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by 78422 · 36 minutes ago

I heard Morgan Freeman is much better, especially playing the Lydian mode.

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BoneBrothFast 0 · July 08, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Freelea is that you?

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by -26 · 36 minutes ago

Science cannot address the issue of whether God exists or not, NOR does it try. It is not a testable hypothesis.For science to address something it MUST be a scientific hypothesis. Trying to "disprove' God is not a scientific hypothesis . SHYSTERS... (more)

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Anondson 0 · July 08, 2012 at 3:22 PM

I'm worrying about your cortisol levels. There is a lot of anger and stress it seems. What does SCIENCE tell you about reducing your anger and stress? What does God Say about going into the gathering places and intentionally angering peaceful... (more)

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by -43 · 36 minutes ago

**Science does not "prove" ANYTHING. That is NOT how it works. EDUCATE yourselves. Confront SHYSTER Anthony Colpo. DON'T buy his products. Only GULLIBLE, SCIENTIFICALLY ILLITERATE MORONS READ THESE INTERNET SHYSTERS. You people do not know... (more)

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Jane_S 0 · July 08, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Anthony Colpo is about as STUPID as they come. He is laughable to those who are scientifically literate. He has a PROFOUND lack of understanding of the scientific process. He is an Internet SHYSTER who appeals to the lowest common denominator. (more)

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by 2199 · 38 minutes 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 15226 · 39 minutes ago

Probably a long-shot here, but has anyone used or know about a Rapid Visco Analyzer (RVA)? I have a few questions, but the most basic is are there certain values that correlate to certain types of foods? For example a high peak viscosity would... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · April 02, 2013 at 6:49 PM

You might get helpful answers on http://biology.stackexchange.com. They get a decent number of questions from scientific professionals.

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by 549 · 40 minutes 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 4163 · 41 minutes 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 1213 · 42 minutes 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 · 42 minutes 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 · 44 minutes 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 25 · about 1 hour ago

I accept the wisdom that once you're on a paleo-esque diet and off of superstimulus like sugar, food cravings are something to be taken seriously (I could really go for some thymus right now), but does anyone have a scientific or evidence based... (more)

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JitzGrrl 0 · January 12, 2012 at 6:46 AM

No study, but a relevant anecdote...I was lucky enough to spend Christmas week this year in Hawaii, where my primary activity was soaking up all that magical magical sun. Literally an hour a day, every day for a week, no sunscreen, no nuthin.... (more)

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by 8933 · about 1 hour 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 1689 · about 1 hour ago

What's the value of epidemiology? Does it have any real worth?

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · October 18, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Epidemiology is useful in identifying hypotheses for further research.

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by 79 · about 1 hour ago

It seems like most people agree that nutrition isn't the only factor involved with health. Sleep, psychological health, exercise, etc. are all important aspects of overall wellbeing and longevity. Food reward is another rising star in this... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · October 05, 2011 at 2:33 AM

For me this one is simple......and unanimous How I think is the most important factor in my health.

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by 813 · about 1 hour 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 5 · about 1 hour ago

Does anyone know of any good books or resources that go a little more in depth with the science and biochem aspects of why the paleo diet works? I need to feed my inner dorkness. Please let me know. Thanks!

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being 0 · June 20, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes

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