I'm doing some research for a paper for school that discusses all of the reasons why soy is not the health food so many people seem to think it is. I've found plenty of credible sources for that. I also want to discuss why this myth is so... (more)
I may have the opportunity to collaborate on a randomized, controlled study of the paleo diet. Is there any advice you would want to give, to make sure we avoid common pitfalls or misunderstandings? Are there flaws you've seen in past diet studies... (more)
does anyone have full access to this study published last month, Overfeeding Polyunsaturated and Saturated Fat Causes Distinct Effects on Liver and Visceral Fat Accumulation in Humans. Their conclusion was "overeating SFA... (more)
Research from today about Paleo toothpick use. A few questions. First, if there was no teeth crowding in Paleo teeth then why did they feel such a great need for toothpicks? I mean, so much use that it causes you to lose all your teeth but one!... (more)
Large, well-powered, high quality meta-analyses of studies on lipid intake frequently find at least some cardiovascular benefits to reducing saturated fat (SFA) and replacing it with unsaturated fat (PUFA). When they don't, the finding is that it... (more)
Do you mainly log your stats from your desktop computer or using a mobile/tablet app? If mobile, are you doing so from an Apple product? Apologies for the seemingly irrelevant question. It is Paleo related, and will help all interested parties in... (more)
I want to see valid, reliable and powerful research in relevance to the idea that whole-grain consumption is bad for you. I have empirical evidence; however, I am simply "gluten-sensitive". What I have researched is that there is a lack of... (more)
Have any of the of the paleo "heavy-weights" / drs or research ever tackled Dupuytren???s contracture vs diet? If so, would you be so kind in sharing the links. I've read anecdotal accounts of the potential linkage between each of (of combination... (more)
I came across this announcement: Link So is science catching up to Paleo? Also, I watched this: I, Caveman My questions: It seems that the mainstream science is very supportive of Paleo. At least the recent research. Why did it take so... (more)
I love to nerd out on some good paleo reading, but I'm not sure where to go next. I would like something a little more in-depth, science-laden and preferably somewhat up to date. I've read the following: - Paleo Solution - Primal Body, Primal... (more)
Hmmm. You want something "a little more in-depth, science-laden and preferably somewhat up to date" ... sounds like the Jaminets' Perfect Health Diet would fit the bill quite nicely.
nutritiondata.com indicates that lemons have 50% more vitamin-C than limes. I have a hard time believing that, but what do you think?
I am looking for research studies to show to my pediatrician at my daughter's 1 year appointment. She is starting daycare, and needs a doctor's note to have any special dietary requests followed at the day care. I am interested in particular... (more)
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-09-11/lifestyle/sns-rt-us-heartbre88b04d-20120911_1_omega-3-fish-oil-pills-fatty-acids I saw this and wanted to share. This study seems to claim omega 3 is not effective for lowering a person's risk of... (more)
I've been perusing the internet for some good saturated fat research articles, but have gotten a bit overwhelmed. If anyone is willing, would you give me a run-down of research articles you deem most important to what someone should know about... (more)
Hey Allie I've found lots of good studies on this site.
I was amused by this post at Paleo Velo. Here's a snippet: [Another nail in the coffin] of the carbohydrate obesity thesis? Check out Stephen Guyenet???s latest post about a new study that finds that sugar has to be palatable to be fattening in... (more)
Here are a few links to scientific studies that caught my attention in just the past week: 1) a whole special issue of Science magazine dedicated to the gut microbiome (subscription or buy it in a good bookstore):... (more)
Like many people here I had never heard of Kombucha before going Paleo. Seems like A LOT of people are drinking Kombucha. But I ask... Where is the evidence of its effectiveness? I have searched the web far and wide and all I have found is... (more)
For just about any google search on a wide array of health topics, livestrong.com is in the top 10. Are they such an awesome source for health info that Mr. Google thinks they are that authoritative? If Mr. Google regards them as 'the'... (more)
No. Live strong is owned by Demand Media. Demand Media owns content farms. They are web sites with low quality articles which are written specically to do well in Google searches. They then sell advertising. eHow is another prominent one.
Alright, Hackers: I've been eating the right way for about five months. I'm feeling mostly great with a few lingering issues. I've made bone broth. I'm making snide comments to people about the lipid hypothesis. I know my fats. I've held fistfuls... (more)
I would recomend reading The Perfect Health Diet book.
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)
Hey guys, I need your help. My dad's cancer has reemerged once again, it's been many times now, I've lost count. I've tried in the past to get him to change his diet which is woefully high in carbohydrates from grains and such to a ketogenic... (more)
I wonder if he'd read Perfect Health Diet? It's very well researched with footnotes galore. It's written by scientists, and talks about a ketogenic version for a host of ailments, including cancer. I also think that although it's written to be... (more)
Pretty self-explanatory - if you had to pick one link to be the top Google search result for the word "paleo", what link would it be, and why?
Just curious to see what kind of numbers we can get with a question like this. Comparing different Hacker's time devotion to nutrition to the time spent by doctors who actually give nutrition advice will be pretty interesting me thinks. I'm... (more)
Since this past April, so, 7 months, I figure I've averaged about 4 hours a day spent on blogs and podcasts to supply my hungry mind with brain bacon. Unemployment has its benefits. 30 days a month, 4 hours a day is 840 hours spent over the past 7... (more)