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by 8 · about 16 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 16 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 598 · about 16 hours 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 · about 16 hours 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 726 · about 16 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 5 · about 16 hours ago

I decided a few months back to hit the gym and get back in shape. I started off eating food with a diet center which provided me a gluten free diet (I have celiac), which had a combination of protein, carbs, and fiber (not much fat). I was then... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · April 14, 2013 at 12:17 AM

I found that low carb (<=50g per day, sometimes as low as <=25g) really helped to kick-start the weight and fat loss. However this only worked for about 2 months, after which my body was constantly crying out for carbs and I slowly and... (more)

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by 103 · about 16 hours ago

Hi One thing I like about the posts here are the scientific explanations behind some answers; however things like cortisol, HDLP etc. leaves me, the uninitiated, left confused. Are there any sites out there that can easily bring myself into this... (more)

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by 120 · about 16 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 16 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 15400 · about 16 hours ago

I came across this announcement: Link So is science catching up to Paleo? Also, I watched this: I, Caveman My questions: It seems that the mainstream science is very supportive of Paleo. At least the recent research. Why did it take so... (more)

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Katie__2 0 · March 19, 2013 at 7:12 PM

These are great questions that I have wondered myself! I am no expert, but these are my thoughts on your questions: Nutritional studies regarding the benefits of paleo probably seem more prevalent today than they did 20 years ago, because it is... (more)

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by 115 · about 16 hours 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 · about 16 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 16 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 78422 · about 16 hours 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 · about 16 hours 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 2199 · about 16 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 16 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 2393 · about 16 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 4181 · about 16 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 2393 · about 16 hours ago

So I'm looking for more books. Paleo/nutrition books. Like I always am. I loved Good Calories, Bad Calories by Taubes, I loved Robb's Paleo Solution, and I'm looking for more. Specifically though, I want to find some that go into the science... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · April 24, 2012 at 1:21 AM

If you like 'em sciency, I'd definitely check out the Jaminets' Perfect Health Diet. And no, it's not a stupid question ;).

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by 190 · about 16 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 16 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 15003 · about 16 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Mat Lalonde, Ph.D. ??? Research Biochemist, Harvard University Topic: Invalid Inferences: An Organic Chemist???s Perspective on Paleo. Are common Paleo claims as scientifically valid as we think... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · February 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Like me (and Harris and Richard and Carbsane and lots of us), he doesn't always play nice, but I think his influence is really really important in encouraging scientific rigor and curiosity. I wish he'd write a book. We know paleo can work,... (more)

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by 40 · about 16 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 25 · about 16 hours 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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