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by 952 · about 1 hour 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 5 · about 1 hour 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 4283 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 146 · about 2 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 -26 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 4181 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 40 · about 2 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 2 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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by 813 · about 2 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 812 · about 2 hours ago

Do we have this? According to Chris Masterjohn, we don't. Chris Masterjohn on How to Properly Interpret Ex Vivo Studies -- Gluten and Leaky Gut As an Example: Consequently, neither Dr. Fasano's most recent study showing that ... (more)

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Kirill 0 · July 10, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Yes, it has been proven. Look up WGA on Pubmed. It trashes the brush border of intestinal lining whether you digest gluten or not. Are there people who are somehow not affected by it? Maybe. But they have not been found yet. We have a mechanism... (more)

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by 1689 · about 2 hours ago

Is it feasible for the paleo-community to directly fund real, legitimate and useful scientific studies regarding nutrition/health? What kind of studies might provide the best bang for the buck? How much value might we expect to get from such... (more)

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miked_2 0 · June 08, 2011 at 4:29 AM

Well here's an estimate on the cost to run the absolute simplest, cheapest study. Anything more will cost a lot more (and would give you better results, hopefully). The cheapest study will be done at a university where the professor is on board.... (more)

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by 5002 · about 2 hours ago

Whenever I find myself in a position to discuss my diet I cringe as soon as I have to say the word paleo. Here are some thoughts on why: (1) It just sounds stupid. Its not as bad as the Shangri-la diet, but calling it Paleo just sounds... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · May 25, 2011 at 8:57 PM

I tell people that I stopped eating grains and sugar. That is simple enough and they get the point. People who are familiar with the paleo / primal / archevore / whatever diet usually pick up on this and will usually ask for details (low carb,... (more)

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