I just signed up, and this is my first post. Been reading about Paleo for quite some time and wanting to try it. It's going to be quite a challenge for me as I can't cook and getting Paleo foods eating out is difficult. But I hope to be on the... (more)
Some days, when I don't eat eggs, I don't consume the recommended 550 mg of choline per day. Will I die?? Also, is the betaine nutritionally equivalent to choline, meaning that you can take 550 mg of choline or betaine and be fine? And the days I... (more)
Ever been at a restaurant and come face to face with a suspicious looking glaze or sauce? Ever been told that the soy-sauce is wheat free by a shifty looking waiter? Ever decide to go ahead and snatch a couple of sweet potato fries off your... (more)
Personally my husband and I have had on the lower end of blood pressure (as low as 100/50) so we never watched salt intake. We love Himalayan salt. See the nice little U-shaped curve for sodium excretion in urine vs. hazard ratio. "A 2011 study... (more)
I would hope that my body would let me know if I was low on salt via cravings for salty foods but I guess I can't really be sure, can i? It's interesting for sure though. Also, 4-5.99 grams of salt? Seems like a lot...
To many, living "paleo" means living a more natural life. Fewer cheetos, more raw cheddar. Less worrying, more walking. Less sick days, more sex days. (<----is that true?) The end of life is called "death". Some of us try to delay this with... (more)
I came nose to nose with my mortality fairly early - at age 19 I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, and now I have a very sizable scar on my leg testifying to the experience. Anyway, could I get melanoma again? Sure - in fact I bank on that... (more)
Possible Duplicate: How will we die, if not from the diseases of civilization? All men must die. Even if they stay disease free into old age. How long will our immune systems stay strong? What could be the common causes of death for the... (more)
the sabre-tooth tigers of our modern society: car crashes, electrocution, alien invasion. In all seriousness, it is said that man has the genetic potential to live to 120. Bottoms up!
Hi, I have been eating primal/paleo for about six months now. I started out eating lots of green, non starchy vegetables, but I never found a way that I liked them and most things like kale, spinach and brocolli send me into gastro-intestinal... (more)
If your meat is grass-fed and you're including organs from time to time, I don't think you really need anything else. No such thing as an essential fruit or vegetable in my opinion.
I see this argument coming back time and time again, but it's still one I have trouble with sometimes. It seems to be somewhat the last excuse people use to judge that the Paleo diet can't be this good. My general answer is that age of death is a... (more)
My family is dying around me, so forgive my morbidity. If you knew you were going to die, what would your last Paleo meal be? Would your last meal even be Paleo? Post your most sumptuous last meals. My last Paleo meal would be: lobster,... (more)
Most longevity data is not adjusted for: non obesity, lifestyle, diet, and a whole host of other factors. What, then, are the most likely causes of death for a happy, vital Paleo-lifestyle human being, and life expectancy? Degenerative diseases... (more)
Had Michael Duncan been a paleo advocate I am sure there would be congressional hearings by now. Did you know that Duncan was a vegetarian? RIP Big Man.
For the sake of argument, Let's say you're stuck in a jungle with your freind and have not eaten in about a week, would you kill him/her and eat them? I probably would. I would like to eat a paleo person. More omega 3's than your typical grain... (more)
Long story short, it was my birthday and I ate way too much cake. I feel hungover and I want to die. I need to do the 12.3 Crossfit WOD on Sunday so I'd like to feel "normal". Any suggestions on how to detox FAST?!
Hey everyone, im posting this up for a friend of mine whos in big trouble. Shes 19 yrs old and has a rare blood disorder known as factor 7 deficiency. Basically when she bleeds it takes forever to stop, she bruises phenomenally in any situation ,... (more)
I had never heard of cryonics until a friend brought it up yesterday and I was immediately interested in finding out more. Basically, "Cryonics is the preservation of legally dead humans or pets at very low temperature (below ???200??F, ???130??C... (more)
I was just wondering if you know of anybody who followed a dedicated ancestral diet who has met an untimely end through disease, and if you're willing to share, what the disease was. Some pertinent details: Their age/gender How long they'd been... (more)
I am in tears. THREE WEEKS AGO, my Dad was walking 2 miles x2/week and swimming 10 laps x3/week in an Olympic pool. While not in perfect health, suffering with Parkinsons and a touch of Alzheimer's, he was in better health than 90% of men at his... (more)
Does death really "begin in the colon?" Ok, that aphorism might be an overstatement- I would more say 'disease' instead of death, cause we're all going to die someday, but I'd rather live that time in a healthy state till the end. After copious... (more)
BBC is running a series of shows about the perils of old age, focusing on the human aspect of suffering and the economic aspect of sustainability, particularly with regards to pensions and the NHS I'm quite lucky in that, despite a predisposition... (more)
I used to have an insuperable fear of growing old, becoming weak, having my arteries harden, losing teeth, becoming impotent, dying etc. but now I see that all of it (save maybe dying) is essentially optional. That sudden epiphany has really... (more)
We've thought a lot about how pre-agricultural paleos died, but what about us? To make the question more specific I'll ask it this way: Let's say everyone in the United States (or pick your country) goes paleo -- eats a good diet, does the right... (more)
As a former life-long vegetarian, part of the transition to a Paleo lifestyle has involved coming to terms with killing as a part of eating. Rather than getting into a battle about the definition of "killing" and whether plants have feelings too,... (more)
Specifically what about n-6 is pro-inflammatory? I have just taken for granted that this is true. If someone could either sum this up or provide a link, that would be awesome! I am asking mainly because I know I eat too much n-6. Probably way... (more)