Professor Cynthia Kenyon, whom many experts believe should win the Nobel Prize for her research into ageing, has discovered that the carbohydrates we eat ??? from bananas and potatoes to bread, pasta, biscuits and cakes ??? directly affect two key... (more)
There are no real long-term studies on this, but thankfully there are dozens of Arctic tribes that ate a low-carb high-fat diet. We have the Inuit, Saami, Athabaskans, Eveny, Nenets, Itelmen, and Koryak peoples for example. It's a diverse... (more)
I am into living the healthiest life I can, while I'm here. If it prolongs my life, so be it...but that isn't my goal. I am looking for intense quality not quantity. I can't wrap my mind around why people want to live for as long as possible,... (more)
My title pretty much nails what I'm looking for. I'm already pretty tuned in to how creatine is generally used in athletic circles, particularly in strength training. So I'm not specifically looking for commentary on that angle, which is easy to... (more)
It seems like you might be on to something! Although, I disagree with the statement that "creatine isn't paleo". If something is found in large quantities in red meat, it's "paleo" in my book! Since you are not interested in creatine... (more)
Oldest Woman's Diet sounds pretty PALEO to me: with regular dishes including grilled meat, monkey, fish, the root vegetable manioc and banana porridge, and no salt, sugar or processed foods. I wonder if we can all look forward to this. Also her... (more)
I was reminded the other day about the section in GCBC regarding Cynthia Kenyon's research linking carbohydrates and longevity (that is, at least for C. elegans). Adding glucose to C. elegans' diet significantly reduced its lifespan via an... (more)
Aging, and health, are not related to caloric restriction per se. It is related to nutrient sensing hormones and pathways that caloric restriction effects that in turn greatly influences genetic expression towards a longevity phenotype. The same... (more)
Sex is a favored way to make babies. There is some interplay between reproduction, repair, and longetivity. In fact, worms live much longer when food is scarce and they put a hold on reproducing. And typically, what applies to worms applies... (more)
I think you are going to find actual sex has less of an effect than the levels of sex hormones because human culture is so weird. There is ample evidence that men with very high testosterone levels die earlier, though there are some confounding... (more)
So the oldest person ever to live was 121-years-old. I've heard it will be quite possible that diet can cause people to live between 115 and 130 years. So imagine the world's oldest woman. Would she have lived to be 150? Crazy stuff.
Please note, I am not really considering doing it- I am only interested in the objective science of what an extended water-only fast would mean for long-term health and longevity. I've read here and there about how when you are fasted for this... (more)
As you know I am convinced of the many health benefits of Paleo diet, regarding weight, vitality, cardiovascular health, etc. There are important studies on people following natural, paleo diets that enjoyed this type of excellent health, some of... (more)
I think a sound approach is to attack this question from the other direction and simply take the things we know cause damage to our health from the standard western diets and remove them. If you do this, you end up with the paleo diet, even if you... (more)
I've been camped out around 12% for a while and through experimentation have found what choices make me a little leaner or a little less lean, so I'm confident I could camp out at 10% or so, but that decision would be based on narcissism, not... (more)
I don't know about optimal body fat for health and longevity, but I know my goal was to get under 25% and now that I've been eating Paleo for a few months I'm hovering around 20-22%. It is absolutely perfect FOR ME. I like the way my body looks... (more)
Just wondering, how old do you want to live? This is actually how I became interested in nutrition. I wanted to be healthy into old age. I think paleo helps people become much more health conscious anyway, not just nutritionally. So, anyone else... (more)
My goal's 120, too, hopefully -- thanks to the shakeup coming from bioengineering -- with fewer frail years. My dad lived to 92 and wasn't really out of it until he was 90. I'm 60 now, but people guess I'm 45-50.
In Michael Rose's talk (about his Methuselah flies and what they mean for longevity) at the recent Immortality Institute conference in Brussels, he talked about the three diet regimes that humans have lived under: Hunter Gatherer (2.5M years(?),... (more)
News about a new sleep study here: http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/newsrel/health/09-30sleep.asp ???The surprise was that when sleep was measured objectively, the best survival was observed among women who slept 5 to 6.5 hours,??? Kripke said. ... (more)
A previous PaleoHacks thread ties health and longevity to muscle mass, i.e. more muscle mass means a longer and healthier life. Brad Pilon and others have said that there is a genetic lean muscle mass "set point" that determines how much skeletal... (more)
I have heard it from a couple people in the paleo community that longevity is tied to muscle mass. Can anyone expand on this? If this is the case I might try to bulk up.
Fully embracing the paleo diet, every time I come across this sort of study or article I get a heavy, worried feeling like "what if we're all off our rockers" lol... Whole grains seem to have a lot going for... (more)
I see a few different ideologies floating around. I'm not interested in the question of whether alcohol is "paleo" right now (though I think the answer is no)... But subjectively I see an overwhelming majority of paleohackers espousing the... (more)
Speaking strictly from a health/longevity standpoint (not aiming for weight loss/gain, don't care)... Would it be better to get more carbs than necessary or more protein than necessary? I find that it's pretty difficult to fulfill... (more)
Are there any real benefits to IF aside from weight loss and a bit of boosted metabolism or watever? Will it help me live longer and feel better into old age? Longevity is very important to me. I have no need to lose weight but since going... (more)
Methionine restriction has been studied in animal models to extend lifespan. Grains are considerably lower in methionine than animal products. And comparing animal products, dairy is lower in methionine content than meat, fish, and eggs. So did... (more)
Train BJJ 5 times a week for 2-3 hours, very cardio intense stuff. Diet is good and I supplement with whey, BCAA's, fish oil, magnesium for overall health/recovery. Thoughts on if this is good for overall health longterm. It seems the paleo... (more)
What resources or thought leaders do you reccomend to learn about epigenetics, nutrition for longevity and nutrigenomics?
Lithium (Li) is a trace mineral, used in the treatment of bipolar disorder at doses hundreds of times higher than that from diet. The main dietary sources are vegetables and grains, followed by dairy. The concentration in water varies widely:... (more)
Loreen Dinwiddie is allegedly a 108-year-old vegan who has been vegan since 1922. Is she lying, lucky, or is veganism not that bad? How can a body function after 90 years of guaranteed B-12 and DHA deficiencies, not to mention probable... (more)
There's a lot more to health than nutrition Stress management Sleep Genetic / Epigenetic considerations Regarding DHA deficiencies, it isn't a foregone conclusion that vegans or vegetarians in general will be deficient - perhaps not... (more)