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"Knowledge increases when I am proven wrong"

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 12, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Some of my most "Ah hah!" moments happened when I thought something was right and it ended up being dead wrong. AFTER you turned paleo, what cool and helpful things did you learn that flew in the face of existing assumptions, or you didn't suspect before? I don't mean the basic things you learn when you become paleo, like grain is bad and meat is good. Here's some of mine:

-Eating tons of veggies might be overrated

-I might want to consider offal at some point

-Ghee has a much higher smoke point than butter

-Some tubers may have been an important part of evolution

-Carb content of paleo diets varied widely

1c4ada15ca0635582c77dbd9b1317dbf

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on September 15, 2010
at 03:28 PM

Great question.

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on September 15, 2010
at 01:41 PM

That would be hormones and therefore similar to thyroid effect?

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on September 13, 2010
at 05:29 AM

Uh oh, I'm totally going to make this into a separate, serious question now!

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

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on September 13, 2010
at 04:39 AM

In that case, Kamal, we should probably eat the lion's "oysters" (so to speak), eh? :-)

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on September 13, 2010
at 03:24 AM

I'll give it a test, where can I get a lions heart?

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on September 13, 2010
at 01:23 AM

Eh...you may want to check your facts Scott. Eating a small portion of lion's heart will give you 25 grams of protein and almost half of an RDA of cholesterol. The added muscle and testosterone could very well make you more brave.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on September 13, 2010
at 12:25 AM

Eh...you may want to check your facts Scott. Eating small portion of lion's heart will give you 25 grams of protein and almost half of an RDA of cholesterol. The added muscle and testosterone could very well make you more brave.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on September 12, 2010
at 11:15 PM

Oooh, good one! As a former bodybuilding junkie, this would have been sacrilege to me five years ago. Now I rarely have a day without a natural, 12 hour fast.

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on September 12, 2010
at 08:49 PM

Love the quote!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on September 12, 2010
at 08:09 PM

Also, this quote is taken from Richard Nikoley via Stephen Guyenet :)

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1c4ada15ca0635582c77dbd9b1317dbf

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on September 12, 2010
at 09:17 PM

Definitely that fasting wouldn't wreck my metabolism and make my muscles shrink. This CW is so ingrained that everyone thinks I am mad when I tell them it's wrong.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on September 12, 2010
at 11:15 PM

Oooh, good one! As a former bodybuilding junkie, this would have been sacrilege to me five years ago. Now I rarely have a day without a natural, 12 hour fast.

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on September 13, 2010
at 12:02 AM

Eating fat makes you thinner.

Diet change can actually drastically improve a person's mood and overall pleasantness as a person.

Diet change can result in a person needing several less hours of sleep per night.

A proper kind of weight loss diet does not result in chronic hunger and craving. Or even just that inappropriate hunger and craving are not only not the result of me being an impulsive out of control glutton, but they are not even natural at all and can actually be eliminated naturally. Holy cats, the joys of eating a normal healthy amount of food and then being totally satisfied and not craving more! It was a revelation in my life to finally experience that in my late 30s when the only other times I had ever felt anything similar was during cases of stomach flu or food poisoning. In my mother's words this morning, "I can eat all I want and still lose weight and feel great. It is so freeing!"

Most illness and old age problems are NOT natural at all and can be prevented. We have gotten so used to everyone being sick that most of us have (had) come to assume this is normal and therefore also natural. But it isn't.

Big pharma does not want to cure us of illness, it just wants to 'treat' us and keep us forever buying more treatment pills.

Most so called 'experts' are mostly wrong most of the time and in fact are usually ignorant as well.

Tons and tons of exercise is not good for you and marathon runners and the like are typically not very healthy and are damaging their bodies. It makes total sense now that I think about it, but it had been such an assumption that those who look fit must be also healthy, that I had never questioned it for most of my life.

Stuff that tastes bad may not be all that good for you after all, example=vegetables that your mommy made you stuff down for purposes of 'health.'

Saturated fat is good for you and it's healthy to eat a lot of it.

"Healthy eating" is unhealthy.

Science is run much more like politics than what they claim science is supposed to be.

Even worse, science is being/has been taken over via bribes by big pharma.

Eat when you are hungry, sleep when you are tired, and play when you are happy. It's so obvious, but most of society frowns on it.

The more I learn, the more I am surprised, the more I realize it is in my best interest to question and research everything and every assumption that is important in my life.

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on September 12, 2010
at 08:37 PM

Eating too many polyunsaturated fats, even omega-3's, can increase the amount of free radicals in your body.

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5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

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on September 13, 2010
at 12:20 AM

"Once you hit 30 it's all downhill from there." I'm healthier now than I've been in 30 years. (Not as in-shape, yet, but I'm working on it.)

"Eating fat makes you fat" is just as true as "eating a lion's heart makes you brave". Magical thinking. It should be: "Eating low-fat makes you fat."

"You can't teach an old dog new tricks." Apparently, you can if I'm the old dog.

"Vegetarian eating is better for animals." Which animals? What wildlife used to live all across the land that we now use to grow crops and where are they now?

News about science isn't science. News about science is infotainment verging on scare tactics. Good news doesn't sell as well as bad news.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on September 13, 2010
at 03:24 AM

I'll give it a test, where can I get a lions heart?

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on September 13, 2010
at 05:29 AM

Uh oh, I'm totally going to make this into a separate, serious question now!

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on September 15, 2010
at 01:41 PM

That would be hormones and therefore similar to thyroid effect?

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on September 13, 2010
at 01:23 AM

Eh...you may want to check your facts Scott. Eating a small portion of lion's heart will give you 25 grams of protein and almost half of an RDA of cholesterol. The added muscle and testosterone could very well make you more brave.

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

(2764)

on September 13, 2010
at 04:39 AM

In that case, Kamal, we should probably eat the lion's "oysters" (so to speak), eh? :-)

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on September 13, 2010
at 12:25 AM

Eh...you may want to check your facts Scott. Eating small portion of lion's heart will give you 25 grams of protein and almost half of an RDA of cholesterol. The added muscle and testosterone could very well make you more brave.

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B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

on September 12, 2010
at 08:49 PM

I learned that good saturated fats exist that are full of omega3s, and they can help my own Body Fat (which is mostly made of omega6s because of how I ate for most of my life) be consumed by my metabolism for super amounts of energy!

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