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# Is there a formula for optimum Paleo health?

Created December 14, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Reading around this and other sites, I think we need a common formula on which we can all agree, in order to persuade the doubters. Then we can focus on this rather than on our differences of opinion. I'd like to suggest the following:

Optimum Health = n x ( (0.4 x What you eat) + (0.3 x How much you eat of it) + (0.2 x When you eat it) + (0.1 x Exercise) ) / Hormone Imbalance out of 100%

With the clear caveat that the numerator is a dependent variable in the denominator. And where n=1.

Weightings are a starting point, the final formula will be the weighted average of all ideas submitted. Any feedback will be heavily credited when I publish and make my fortune...

(3906)

on December 15, 2011
at 04:23 PM

A contraction mapping! Eureka!

(3906)

on December 15, 2011
at 03:18 PM

Ha! :-)) Nice to know you're not a quack. +1 for you.

(2171)

on December 15, 2011
at 08:30 AM

Chickenosaurus Rex...maybe you missed the silent :-) symbol in my equation...especially relating to the n=1 part :-)

(2171)

on December 15, 2011
at 08:28 AM

Renne...that's where I brought in the hormonal imbalance factor. Preexisting conditions and illnesses, whether genetic or otherwise, will cause a hormone imbalance somewhere that will affect your health. Because the formula divides by this, the more upset your hormones are the lower will be the health...in the extreme, a 0% hormone imbalance would mean Perfect/Infinite Health.

(13682)

on December 15, 2011
at 02:18 AM

C-Rex, you are so far past the line, the line has become a point

(3906)

on December 15, 2011
at 02:11 AM

I keep going around the unit circle |z| = 1 and coming back to theta = 0.

(24286)

on December 15, 2011
at 01:55 AM

Holy crap. I'm chocking on my cacao here. Aravind you are funny. I'll give you that.

(3906)

on December 15, 2011
at 01:40 AM

I know, of the worst kind!

(13682)

on December 15, 2011
at 01:28 AM

Math professionals are dummies

(3906)

on December 15, 2011
at 01:13 AM

Crap, all of this time I thought it was pi/4!

(11698)

on December 15, 2011
at 12:02 AM

I don't get it. This presumes we don't have preexisting conditions and illnesses. Me and someone else might have the exact same numbers in your formula, but one of us has a genetic disease. We aren't gonna be in the same state of health, and for at least one of us it sure won't be Optimum.

(20436)

on December 14, 2011
at 08:23 PM

(20436)

on December 14, 2011
at 08:22 PM

That will require a bigger, better computer to answer!

(20436)

on December 14, 2011
at 08:21 PM

Just a conga line would be pretty amazing!

(20436)

on December 14, 2011
at 08:20 PM

I can't read your equation! Oops! I forgot to put my optics on!

(9647)

on December 14, 2011
at 07:51 PM

How many roads must a man walk down.

(13682)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:25 PM

That is part of "growth and immunity expense". My unit grows proportional to the rubbing

(12407)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:22 PM

i think i get it. but i am a little confused. where do the nipple rubs go in this equation?

(4111)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:19 PM

The only way to survive is to use a thought. Don't be lazy.

(19245)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:12 PM

But what is the question?!

(19245)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:11 PM

Awesome :) Now I just need to increase my immunity from its current 3.4533 up to 56.3333333333 and I will be immortal.

(4464)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:58 PM

I agree. This quote sums it up nicely: "Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it." Andre Gide

(13682)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:57 PM

Matthew - I think you are off by a decimal place. You will now live for 4370 years. Awesome!

(19245)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:54 PM

I have increased my food quality form 3.72 to 36.49 so this will increase my cellular longevity by 437 years.

(13682)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:52 PM

I'm not low..................

(16131)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:51 PM

You're pretty high dummy.

(13682)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:49 PM

Kent - I'm at 30,000 feet. Stick with me here

(7970)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:48 PM

You forgot to add 27 supplements.

(2171)
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(13682)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:46 PM

Here you go.

(QUILT SURVIVABILITY) = (Total Energy ??? Growth and immunity expense) X (RESOURCES) X (efficiency) X (awareness of our environment).

Stated in levee form where: Cell longevity = LS ??? IGF-1 + immunity X Food Quality X leakiness of Mitochondria X environmental cues

EDIT - Humans are a complex biological system. A mechanistic, mathematical, Cartesian view of that system, even if we could some day achieve this, is not necessary to live a healthy life IMO

(7970)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:48 PM

You forgot to add 27 supplements.

(12407)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:22 PM

i think i get it. but i am a little confused. where do the nipple rubs go in this equation?

(13682)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:52 PM

I'm not low..................

(19245)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:54 PM

I have increased my food quality form 3.72 to 36.49 so this will increase my cellular longevity by 437 years.

(13682)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:25 PM

That is part of "growth and immunity expense". My unit grows proportional to the rubbing

(20436)

on December 14, 2011
at 08:20 PM

I can't read your equation! Oops! I forgot to put my optics on!

(16131)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:51 PM

You're pretty high dummy.

(13682)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:49 PM

Kent - I'm at 30,000 feet. Stick with me here

(13682)

on December 15, 2011
at 02:18 AM

C-Rex, you are so far past the line, the line has become a point

(19245)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:11 PM

Awesome :) Now I just need to increase my immunity from its current 3.4533 up to 56.3333333333 and I will be immortal.

(13682)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:57 PM

Matthew - I think you are off by a decimal place. You will now live for 4370 years. Awesome!

(4111)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:19 PM

The only way to survive is to use a thought. Don't be lazy.

(24286)

on December 15, 2011
at 01:55 AM

Holy crap. I'm chocking on my cacao here. Aravind you are funny. I'll give you that.

(3906)

on December 15, 2011
at 02:11 AM

I keep going around the unit circle |z| = 1 and coming back to theta = 0.

(3906)

on December 15, 2011
at 04:23 PM

A contraction mapping! Eureka!

8

(41747)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:09 PM

the answer to life, the universe and everything = 42

(19245)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:12 PM

But what is the question?!

(20436)

on December 14, 2011
at 08:22 PM

That will require a bigger, better computer to answer!

(20436)

on December 14, 2011
at 08:23 PM

(3906)

on December 15, 2011
at 01:13 AM

Crap, all of this time I thought it was pi/4!

(9647)

on December 14, 2011
at 07:51 PM

How many roads must a man walk down.

8

(37227)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:41 PM

I'll work with you on this right after you show me how to put 50 cats in one room and get them all to do a coordinated dance routine.

After all, the people on this site are here because we agree on many things but we've also demonstrated--just by being here--that we're willing to swim against the current and seek a better way.

The key word is SEEK. We don't KNOW.

You can have a nice clean formula when dealing with chemical processes but we are both more and less than that. We aren't neat, we aren't always clean but we rise above that and do great things some times. We aren't the type of people who will just take a formula and follow it. At least I'm not.

(4464)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:58 PM

I agree. This quote sums it up nicely: "Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it." Andre Gide

(20436)

on December 14, 2011
at 08:21 PM

Just a conga line would be pretty amazing!

6

(3906)

on December 15, 2011
at 01:25 AM

So if I eat nothing and do no exercise all day, then Optimum Health = 0, regardless of what happened on a previous day?

How do you measure hormone imbalance?

What units are you using? Are you scaling the units of each variable so that 100% really means 100%?

If n=1 always, why bother with it as a variable since it's a constant.

You're modeling a system as complex as the human body, which is made up of many subsystems talking to one another, and there are no systems of differential equations involved?

Your formula is nonsense and overly simplistic. Leave mathematical modeling to the professionals.

(13682)

on December 15, 2011
at 01:28 AM

Math professionals are dummies

(3906)

on December 15, 2011
at 03:18 PM

Ha! :-)) Nice to know you're not a quack. +1 for you.

(2171)

on December 15, 2011
at 08:30 AM

Chickenosaurus Rex...maybe you missed the silent :-) symbol in my equation...especially relating to the n=1 part :-)

(3906)

on December 15, 2011
at 01:40 AM

I know, of the worst kind!

6

(8239)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:06 PM

Add "attitude" to this equation. It is easy to score high on the factors you mention and have a life perspective at odds with flourishing. For instance, there's growing evidence that pessimism can and often does contribute to immune suppression. "I'm the way I am due to circumstances beyond my control" is not widely considered a trait of wellness or a characteristic of high functioning people. Eat paleo, lift heavy stuff, go for walks, consider some sprints, and most of all (as in: first and most important, I happen to believe), actively live into possibilitieis that move, touch, and inspire you.

The best guess is that our H-G ancestors did not "work" all day. They very likely put a premium on time spent socializing, hanging out, playing games, resting, having sex, marking significant events via ritual and ceremony.