What's the basis for using avocados in a paleo diet? According to what I can Google up, first mention of eating avocados date to only about 10 to 20 000 years BC. While the plant itself is assumed to be 350 million years old, I can't find any... (more)
The question is simple. Mammals have mammary glands, mammary glands produce milk. Early humans ate animals so they must have consumed the mammary glands. From my rudimentary understanding of human evolution humans have been scavenging/hunting... (more)
Some people do just fine with grains and their genes are more evolved to them. Just like some people's ancestors consumed a lot of dairy and can thrive on it. Also evolution happens A LOT quicker then people on here would have you... (more)
I don't necessarily think it's better genes that enable some folks to consume wheat/grains with no issue. I think it's more likely better gut health. A non-leaky gut is not going to have the same response to wheat as a leaky gut will.
This superbowl thang got me thinkin' about the whole idea of being a spectator. Americans(I'm sure others as well) are really into WATCHING other people play hard...for some, this is a favorite form of entertainment. We get extremely attached to... (more)
Look up the Situationists International and the Society of the Spectacle by Guy DuBord. He was an Anarchist who thought that the "Spectacle" phenomenon Hides the degradation of human life caused by Capitalism.
Is it possible that there may be another side of Paleo which we have not really gotten the chance to dig into yet. For example should someone originally from Eastern European descendant try to mimic what their ancestors 20,000 years ago ate. And... (more)
Was this political theorist the first person to suggest evolutionary analysis of nutrition? You can read a short article all about Engels' theories of meat and the brain, or read his longer, Darwin-influenced work, in which he writes: Labour... (more)
For many of us who go on a Paleo diet, binging on grains leaves us feeling horrible the next day. I wonder, then, why did early humans adopt this food in the first place? I understand that after the agricultural revolution, a growing and dense... (more)
How did you get to this point? It seems that folks on this site have come from several backgrounds. I see: low carb weight loss; a search for solution to health issues; and physical fitness (CrossFit) I came by way of low carb (Eades), Gary Taubes... (more)
One very basic thing I don't seem to understand about Paleo: Why do things obviously bad for us taste good, while things obviously good taste less good (or at least less addictive - let's not argue semantics)? I'm looking for an evolutionary... (more)
While visiting family over Thanksgiving, I pulled down and started thumbing through a paperback book from 1974 entitled "Nourishing your Unborn Child" by Phyllis Williams, RN. The nutrition section, when discussing fat, said the following: ... (more)
So, inspired by the ketchup thread, I've been digging through old cookbooks at the library for a few hours, which has led to two things: 1. the conclusion that some of the best paleo cookbooks were written hundreds of years ago (seriously--i... (more)
I stumbled upon some really interesting thoughts about the rise of myopia a few months ago. The blogs I read stated that poor vision was never a part of human history, and that people only began having serious eye problems within the last few... (more)
In the PaleoUniverse, we seem to talk a lot about three different diets: the SAD contemporary American diet; the diets of certain tiny groups of obscure peoples (the famous natives studied by Weston Price etc); and the diet of the ancient... (more)
One of the biggest arguments for the paleo diet is that humans are genetically the same for about 2 million years and lived off that same diet. Evolution takes a very very long time. For over 90 percent of that time Humans lived in a TROPICAL... (more)
Can anyone point me to a good website or book describing the general history of our human ancestors for the past 2 million years, what foods would be available to them and what was likely eaten and for what reasons. ie, I have read that no seeds... (more)
I'm not a paleo long timer by any means. But I've been around for a little while and kept a close ear to the ground for my entire stint in the paleo realm. A common complaint among power users here is that paleo isn't low carb. Granted. The paleo... (more)
Maybe it's because I've been watching too much TV lately, but I have to wonder about whether our ancient ancestors were influenced by other-worlders. For a million years or so humans were primitive and apelike. What happened to spark a change... (more)
I can't find the anthropology paper, someone with better googlefu can help maybe. There is evidence going back and even today that many ground grains seeds and plants were used as bases for Dyes rather than as food. Considering the difficulty to... (more)
I was researching the Paleo Diet benefits as I am planning on taking RW up on his 30 day challenge. But in reading other blogs, I came across one that provided a link to research on the ice man / mummy found and she said it was a study about the... (more)
Something that has been baffling me, are there instances of religion, literature, or just general historical records of where people have warned against the effects of grains/wheat? You would think in the last 10,000 years many people would have... (more)
Just happened across this article from The Atlantic yeterday: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/04/are-grains-making-us-fat/237030/ The article deduces that grain consumption was quite a bit higher 100 years ago yet people were... (more)
Not really on the paleo side, but anyone read any of his stuff. Seems like it applies on some level to the paleo thang, going to order some books on amazon and wondering if anyone had recommendations.
Here is one- before paleo was 'paleo', Banting was there. great prize-winning summary article (Sophie Coe Prize, 2002 Oxford Symposium on Food History): http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/banting.html full text (free):... (more)
This is a great topic because many of these texts are free. Here is Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price. And My Life With The Eskimo by Vilhjalmur Stefansson (famous for experimenting with all-meat diet, proving it could support... (more)
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
Who wants to do Whole30 with me?
Paleo and Body Type Theory?