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by -2 · July 12, 2014 at 2:27 PM

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 · June 13, 2014 at 4:49 PM

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 583 · September 10, 2013 at 7:24 PM

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 23 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 5 · about 23 hours ago

I'm curious about paleo. The dietary recommendations make a lot of sense, but the link to human evolution seems more tenuous to me. Does the paleo diet stand or fall with claims about the way paleolithic humans ate/behaved? How does evolution... (more)

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elf27 0 · June 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM

This might help (Note, just speaking for the perfect health diet, not paleo (robb wolf) or primal (sisson) or bulletproof (dave asprey) or whoever else identifies as paleo. Also, in the perfect health diet book, they talk about how there is... (more)

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by 726 · about 23 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 15390 · about 24 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 4273 · about 24 hours ago

What has science "proven" that you believe to be false?

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miked_2 0 · January 03, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Nothing. Science never has nor never will prove anything. There are people who have misapplied badly done science to create recommendations that are bad for people, but that's not science's fault.

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by 115 · about 24 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 24 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 628 · about 24 hours ago

Hello, I am a college student and doing a small side project on the benefits of ancestral eating. I have found a few solid scientific studies on experimental studies but none with a decent sample size. Could you please send me some links if... (more)

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Mscott 0 · December 01, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Have you seen the paleo diet trial by Lynda Frassetto and Anthony Sebastian: http://yaboga.com/paleo-metabolic.pdf From the abstract: "Even short-term consumption of a paleolithic type diet improves BP and glucose tolerance, decreases insulin... (more)

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by 8953 · about 24 hours ago

I understand animal studies aren't perfect, but isn't it wrong to disregard all rat and mice studies just because we are not rats or mice?

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Matt_11 0 · September 24, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Rodents eat a diet very different to our own, doesn't seem like they would be ideal models for humans. I think they're ideal for researchers because of condensed lifetimes. How similar can our digestive systems, metabolic tendencies, endocrine... (more)

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by 146 · about 24 hours ago

I've read a few FAQs and lengthy explanations on paleo, but I don't know enough to understand how this study fits in or contradicts paleo. When I first read the headline, I thought 'So? Eating more fatty food isn't a bad thing at all.' But as the... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · August 01, 2012 at 12:39 PM

I'm not reading the study, but the first question I always ask is: what were they feeding the mice? Specifically? Did they offer pure fat, fat with meat (unlikely), fat with vegetables, or fat in the form of some sort of refined carb-laden food?... (more)

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by 705 · about 24 hours 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 34 · about 24 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 78417 · about 24 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 24 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 -43 · about 24 hours 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 5 · about 24 hours ago

I'm very interested in how food works towards humans. Emotionally, physically and mentally. Food affects us in many different ways, the amount of times we eat, the way it looks, advertising, the use of hands or cutlery, the hand to mouth... (more)

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miked_2 0 · August 09, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Perfect for what? As soon as you are trying to optimize on more than one thing, you cannot ever define perfect. There may be a perfect diet for a sprinter, a perfect diet for a long distance runner, a perfect diet to maximize longevity, a... (more)

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by 2199 · about 24 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 15226 · about 24 hours 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.