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by 198 · 24 minutes ago

Skipping Meals May Shed Lbs., Boost Brain The majority of the participants were women (20). I've noticed that every time I've mentioned IF as a good way to boost weight loss or break through a plateau someone has to mention that IF... (more)

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BobK 0 · November 22, 2013 at 5:19 AM

IF works for me. Samc is this the "website posting" to which you refer? http://www.paleoforwomen.com/shattering-the-myth-of-fasting-for-women-a-review-of-female-specific-responses-to-fasting-in-the-literature/ Perhaps Skipping Meals... (more)

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by 0 · 24 minutes ago

HI! So I am planning on studying abroad this coming Spring Semester in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. I am unsure of the meal plan that I will be on. I believe there is a catered option and a self-catered option (I am leaning towards the self-catered... (more)

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NathanGoh 0 · November 22, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Do not go for the catered if you are sticking to paleo as their choices aren't that paleo friendly. Usually with pastas and potatoes. I am currently self catered and find no problem sticking to paleo, and like andrew said, the market is your... (more)

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by 571 · 29 minutes ago

I'm writing about the Paleo diet for a class and I need to back up my statements with citations, but I'm having trouble finding studies supporting our beliefs. For example, why wheat is bad. I'm saying it is extremely genetically modified, but is... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · June 14, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Grains: http://www.dovepress.com/comparison-with-ancestral-diets-suggests-dense-acellular-carbohydrates-peer-reviewed-article-DMSO http://robbwolf.com/2011/01/12/hey-robb-this-person-said-gluten-free-diets-are-bogus/ Oils: http://www.ncbi.nl... (more)

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by 3280 · 33 minutes ago

I sent a friend this link: http://chriskresser.com/for-a-healthy-heart-stick-to-butter He writes back saying: "The only problem is that you keep hearing about mainstream studies like the two below that suggests... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · April 08, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Here's one study that may help: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23386268 I think the worst thing about refined n6 is it's correlation with higher all cause mortality(cancer?). In the LA Veterans study saturated fat and pufa diets were... (more)

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by 250 · 34 minutes ago

Given that the Paleo community is so quick to scoff at epidemiological studies, particularly those done by Ancel Keys, why do we lean so heavily on tribal studies focusing on groups like the Masai? Doesn't that qualify as blunt hypocrisy?

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Lumifer_1 0 · March 20, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Epidemiological studies can't prove a causal relationship, so if you're saying that, e.g. saturated fat consumption causes heart attacks, epidemiological studies can't prove that this theory is correct. On the other hand, disproving a theory is... (more)

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by 14877 · 35 minutes ago

I am just wondering if anyone could point me to some studies demonstrating the negative affects of whole (not processed/refined) grain consumption. Preferably I'd like them to be done on healthy individuals, but if not that's fine too. Post what... (more)

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Mscott 0 · March 02, 2013 at 11:30 PM

If you pick and choose diet trials measuring risk factors you can make a case for either side, so I generally look at the Diet and Reinfarction Trial since it had actual clinical... (more)

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by 211 · 42 minutes ago

Some of us have been following the "safe starch" and LC vs. moderate/high carb debates for some time now. I have no doubt starches and even fruits are not only paleo but fine and healthy. However, there has not been precedence in formerly obese... (more)

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Andreas_1 0 · December 03, 2012 at 11:04 AM

This is indeed an interesting question. Due to difficulties in finding funding/subjects, I doubt that the literature can provide an adequate answer. It would be possible to investigate oneself by measuring blood sugar and/or A1c. It should be... (more)

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by 452 · 43 minutes ago

Glenn Gaesser is a professor at Arizona State University who asserts there are no benefits to going gluten-free, and he also says there are benefits to eating gluten... but having spent lots of time reading posts here, most Paleo Hackers agree... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · October 13, 2012 at 1:57 AM

Not really accurate. The act of going grain free automatically increases nutrient density. Replacing grains with even potatoes and tubers increases miner and vitamin intake.

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by 5381 · about 1 hour ago

Many of us may know that the omega 3 ALA (aplha-linolenic acid) is not readily converted into EPA. Even less is converted to DHA. Apparently conversion is slightly better in woman, than for men.... (more)

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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · June 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM

In reference to your point about differentiating between plant and animal source omegas I wanted to bring up this study: Genetic Adaptation of Fatty-Acid Metabolism: A Human-Specific Haplotype Increasing the Biosynthesis of Long-Chain Omega-3 and... (more)

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by 510 · about 1 hour ago

I recently had some blood work and was found to have mildly decreased RBCs (just below the lower end of normal). Prior to this set of lab results, I'd always been in the normal range (for blood work!). I had some followup iron labs drawn and got... (more)

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Rogue_Dietitan 0 · May 25, 2012 at 5:32 PM

What's the MCV? Low MCH and MCV indicate iron-deficiency anemia. High MCH and MCV indicate folate and/or B12 deficiency. I agree that it doesn't sound like you are iron deficient. If you eat a lot of (red) meat, your B12 should be fine. Consider... (more)

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by 20 · about 1 hour ago

I'm wondering if there have been any studies that show the long term benefits or risk of excluding most forms of carbohydrates and grains from your diet. Also are there studies that show that eating processed foods in moderation are that... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · February 26, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I woulld start by reading the Perfect Health Diet. I would also read Good Calories Bad Calories by Taubes. The later book will help overcome a lot of the convential wisdom of today.

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by 1689 · about 1 hour ago

Have there been decent studies about what commercial dog food products produces the healthiest dogs? Or pet food for other pets? Does anyone know of generic commercial dog food that wold appear healthy (according to 'paleo' standards)? Would it... (more)

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Rose 0 · February 15, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I favor raw food for my dog; it's cheap ($1/lb) and he's incredibly healthy on it. It makes sense from a Paleo perspective to feed your pets an evolutionarily appropriate diet. That said, there are few to no studies of raw food diets for pets,... (more)

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by 12174 · about 1 hour ago

Hi, fellow PaleoHackers, After being on the receiving end of multiple emails from extended family members who are MDs which at times implied and other times outright asserted that we were irresponsible parents for feeding our kids paleo-style and... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 07, 2011 at 3:08 AM

Holy manuscript, Batman! You forgot one thing. When other people have their minds made up, the only one listening to your opinion is you. The only leverage you might have is your own detailed bloodwork, particularly if it has improved since you... (more)

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by 1720 · about 1 hour ago

I want to see testimonials, as well as studies if possible.

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Jeff__1 0 · October 12, 2011 at 8:35 PM

I think you're on it! I don't think there's a better resource for the combination of both personal testimonials and links to research papers

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by 646 · about 1 hour ago

Preface: I have happily eaten Paleo for 2 months and plan to continue doing so... However... There are 8 "modern" studies from 2008 to 2010 listed on the Wikipedia article titled Saturated fat and cardiovascular disease controversy. Two of the... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · April 28, 2011 at 12:42 AM

All sat fat studies are confounded with PUFA's wheat and carbs.....therefore they are worthless studies. Next.

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by 1146 · about 1 hour ago

I know saturated is great and I have no doubts about its greatness but I would love to know how it is metabolized by our bodies. Conventional Wisdom says it stays saturated and therefore "clogs our arteries", but when people use that as an... (more)

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mac389 0 · March 03, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Hi Rob, I think your question is about how saturated fats are metabolized into their building blocks, fatty acids. The best answer is that dietary levels of anything aren't as correlated with serum levels as you might think. So eating a lot of... (more)

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by 762 · about 1 hour ago

I associate questioning established dogma with the Paleo lifestyle because one needs to be open to question the SAD. (It has the word "Standard" in it. :-) ) To push the thinking critically envelope, what reasoning or research would make you... (more)

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rook 0 · October 31, 2010 at 1:45 PM

I honestly don't have much faith in formal academics when it comes to health and nutrition. There are so many people with advanced degrees who disagree with each other about dietary health that I have come to believe that education is probably a... (more)

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by 801 · about 1 hour ago

Patrik (or someone) has posted a link to a recent Atlantic Monthly article, "Lies, Damn Lies, and Medical Science" at the top of PaleoHacks. Briefly, the article says that almost all research into into the efficacy of drugs, vitamins, and other... (more)

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Eva 0 · October 25, 2010 at 1:19 AM

Epidemiological studes are ONLY good for generating hypothesies. But they don't actually 'show' anything at all. The the hypothesies must then be checked out via numerous well controlled experimental studies. Only then should scientists even... (more)

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by 56606 · about 1 hour ago

What are the most convincing paleo papers/studies done in peer-reviewed journals?

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Chris_1 0 · August 03, 2010 at 10:45 PM

The Tokelau Island Migrant Study is up there. "Over the course of the last month, I've outlined some of the major findings of the Tokelau Island Migrant study. It's one of the most comprehensive studies I've found of a traditional culture... (more)

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by 10994 · October 19, 2014 at 4:14 AM

For example: Results: A total of 300 subjects (139 men and 161 women) of various ethnicities with a mean (?????SD) body mass index (in kg/m2) of 25.1 ?? 5.4 met the study entry criteria. The mean conceptual model???derived TBK-SM... (more)

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CD 0 · July 09, 2013 at 4:32 PM

what they are presenting is actually r-squared, not r. R-Squared is the coefficient of determination in statistics. It is the measure of how well least squares measures the outcome. In English, it is used, with linear regression, as a measure... (more)

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by 142 · October 19, 2014 at 4:06 AM

There are a bunch of studies in mainstream news showing the health benefits of veganism and vegetarianism over traditional sad diets. Does anyone in the paleohacks community know of any studies showing health or longevity benefits from eating a... (more)

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CD 0 · March 21, 2013 at 9:02 PM

http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2008/10/paleolithic-diet-clinical-trials.html 14 healthy participants (5 men, 9 women) completed a 3-week dietary intervention in which they were counseled to eat a "paleolithic diet". After three weeks, the... (more)

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by 456 · October 19, 2014 at 3:50 AM

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/21/us-dementia-teeth-idUSBRE87K06D20120821 Here is a fine example of our millions of tax dollars going towards public health studies, and this is what they come up with. How can the medical community be so... (more)

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CD 0 · August 21, 2012 at 4:37 PM

I'm not sure what is bad science here. A link between oral health and physical health has been known for years. This is an observational study, observational studies are very powerful tools to help us figure out where to look. They are not... (more)

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by 419 · October 19, 2014 at 3:36 AM

Hi Paleo People! just wondering if anyone grew up as a vegetarian and if they are facing any symptoms today becasue of it?? ...or if anyone knows of any reasearch/studies that examines the 'vegetarian-raised' person's health (physical and... (more)

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Marie 0 · March 02, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Yep...and I can remember symptoms as early as 9...which is about the same time the US went on the low fat high carb craze. My GI was destroyed by the time I was 30 despite eating a "perfect" diet according to all the MDs I saw. They just threw... (more)

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by 12174 · October 19, 2014 at 3:33 AM

Here's the story as I found via Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120125163406.htm#.TyGPa0q9G1s.twitter The researchers utilized information from more than 13,000 women participating in the Nurses' Health Study II. The... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · January 27, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Interestingly, as a midwife I have a little perspective on this. My training as a midwife taught us that there are inherent physiological changes to the body's insulin response that are part of pregnancy. These changes include a reduced insulin... (more)

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by 2379 · October 19, 2014 at 3:31 AM

Hi, there are quite a few sources, which state the benefits of ketosis on the nervous system. E.g. as a treatment for epileptics, to reduce the severity and frequency of their seizures. Interestingly, ketosis seems to change a lot in the way our... (more)

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raney 0 · December 28, 2011 at 4:19 PM

Evolutionary Psychiatry: Your Brain on Ketones is one of my favorites. I have a five year old nephew that is epileptic; his seizures have been considerably minimized with a moderate fat, no sugar/grains, real food based diet. Also see: The... (more)

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