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by 8 · about 19 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 19 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 19 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 5 · about 19 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 120 · about 19 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 19 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 19 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 4283 · about 19 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 161 · about 19 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 705 · about 19 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 5 · about 19 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 19 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 19 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.

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by 549 · about 19 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 19 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 4163 · about 19 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 190 · about 19 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 19 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 19 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 4873 · about 19 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 79 · about 20 hours 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 1689 · about 20 hours ago

If you could fund one scientific study what would it be? What type of study do you expect to yield the most useful results?

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Resurgent 0 · September 04, 2011 at 9:13 PM

All the studies they did on rats, with fake food.. done on real humans with real food..!!

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by 5 · about 20 hours 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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by 24523 · about 20 hours ago

Or is this forum so good that everything has been covered?

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The_Quilt 0 · March 20, 2011 at 2:34 AM

The more meat you eat the more iodine you are required to have to convert T4 to T3.......a big reason for plateaus.... There seems to be a strong positive correlation between high levels of stress hormones and free-radical damage, and both of... (more)

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by 429 · about 20 hours ago

I have a problem with overeating. The last time that I needed to stop doing something related to food, I loaded up on info related to why it's bad for me and I quit eating it (Kurt Harris explained eloquently exactly why fruit should be minimized... (more)

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MasterB 0 · February 28, 2011 at 7:22 AM

There is a physiological limit to what you can eat in a single session. If you eat more, you'd vomit. That is what happens in the body when you overeat.

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