https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQCSAPbtafe4kYN9OZ4Zd9Bdoql_LBZvN8Z2kvXtU3E4IQmSlaKI wonder if this could be an evolutionary reason? http://www.vegetarian.org.uk/campaigns/whitelies/images/report-14.gif (more)
No one can deny that Paleo monks are healthy, and not few reach the hundred years or at least get very old, but still are very active and healthy. Well, but they are mostly vegans, but always vegetarians, as one part of their "Dharma" ist to... (more)
Here's a thinker: If part of the paleo diet is based on humans eating what makes more sense genetically, does this mean our bodies won't learn to better adapt to the diets introduced by the agricultural revolution through way of evolution? (more)
How has your personal paleo diet evolved and changed over time and more specifically for what reason? mine went a little like this- I flirted with atkins (eggs, bacon, salads, meats) years ago without much success as all the high fat never... (more)
hi there! so I'm 20, having troubles with IBS and being paleo since a few months (with offs and ons, but my last bite of bread was on jan, 1st). I haven't noticed any change thought I'm sure I'm doing everything right. But still, I like the idea... (more)
I am of the opinion that root vegetables and tubers (underground storage organs) were one of the main driving forces in our evolution. The omega 3 fish model doesn't make sense to me (considering that the Hadza and Bushmen don't eat any fish), I... (more)
Well, dogs are not Paleo! Who would have thought? Here is an article and supposedly, they are okay with Neolithic starches. Especially potatoes. If dogs evolved so far from wolves, what about people? Maybe Neolithic foods are okay for us too?... (more)
And if so is not getting adequate seafood causing harm? And if so what harm is it causing? I was just reading up on the aquatic ape theory and they seem to think that humans evolving in an aquatic environment would account for a lot of our... (more)
I often hear it said (very generally) that chimps evolved into humans in large part as a result of beginning to eat meat. The way it is presented is as though chimps eating meat provided fats and proteins to the diet, which caused the brain to... (more)
Since a good part of the paleo rationale is based on the idea that we are not genetically adapted to eat a certain way, it seems very relevant and quite interesting to look at this example of how quickly such a genetic mutation/adaptation can... (more)
I have been eating a mostly paleo diet for over a year now, but lately I've been thinking more and more about evolution, and whether we should evolve the idea of paleo to move past the paleolithic era and into the modern era. Humans have been... (more)
20 generations are nothing on an evolutionary timescale. How sure are you that all of your 1048576 potential ancestors ate only rice and beans? You'd be surprised how many of them didn't.
I assume most people who believe in following a paleo lifestyle also believe in evolution. But I'm interested to find out if there's anybody out there who doesn't. I for one just finished reading The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins, a... (more)
evolution is a fact and not something that you can decide to believe or not believe. it has been proven. whether people want to leave their cave or not is up to them but the fact remains.
Just wondering what advantages big breast have prior to small breasts that can explain why men are "programed" to prefer big breasts instead of small breast. Do women with big breasts have more estrogen than women with small breasts? Big breasts... (more)
I like huge boobs because they are attached to my wife. The person I was with before she and I met was quite small and they were really nice too. The best boobs are the ones you are allowed to touch.
Hey all. Being a beta male that was recently screwed over something fierce for it, would anyone care to guess at what purpose men such as myself would have had throughout our evolution? Seems like we would have been sexually selected out by now.... (more)
It is often heard on these boards that shortly after switching to a grain free paleo diet, one can no longer digest grains without a definite reaction or discomfort. To which the response is that you're gut microbiota have changed for the better.... (more)
Our society as it now is unprecedented in human history. Never have there been SO MUCH information/stimuli to process, never have been so many people surrounding us (not so bad in urban areas, but pretty bad in cities and developed areas). Never... (more)
Ever since I can remember(really), i've been a "night owl". Even when I was a kid and had no reason to stay up late i.e. no computers,wasn't allowed tv at night, I always was up really late. It was a burden at school, I had to drop out and get a... (more)
Evolution means adapting to the environment. If you don't eat the grains and standard foods your offspring will be less evolved and less suited for the current environment we live in.
Interesting lecture by Dr. John McDougall http://www.drmcdougall.com/video/starch_solution.html Excerpt from his book http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2012nl/feb/excerpt.htm What say you about this? (more)
First I want to say I don't like the word "meant." We're meant to eat anything edible and available if it means survival, and since we're human we can make something edible and available that is not while in its natural form. I'm in the middle of... (more)
I thought I had read somewhere that there is a theory that by switching to a grain based diet that the jaws and nasal passageways have moved or become smaller, making it harder to breathe. I was wondering if anyone else had any information on... (more)
So I think Paleo has ruined me. I mean, I was annoying before (I've always been a cynical, skeptical SOB), but my friends and family may disown me at this point. And it's not just because of Paleo topics. I don't talk about that much anymore... (more)
Toenails seem pretty useless, and in fact more often than not just seem to be a source of trouble. Given that hominims have been bipedal for over 2 million years, it seems like toenails would have disappeared if they had no positive function at... (more)
Several paleo people here and elsewhere take megadoses of C, D, K and/or other vitamins or minerals, often based on recommendations by peers, paleo luminaries, and sometimes even MDs. While many official daily recommendations are clearly... (more)
I have read of species of monkeys who eat meat, and not only monkeys, why do let's say a lion not evolve bigger brains as we did? They are also meat eaters.