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What exactly is a "Paleo hack"?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 24, 2013 at 12:25 AM

I keep hearing this term and the term biohack, but dont really know what it means. Anybody?

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on January 24, 2013
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...Like Harris says, we just need to stop injuring ourselves. Some of my clients might require more intense nutritional therapy than others, but plenty will probably do great just by cleaning things up a lot. "My car cannot fix itself. The human body often can if we just stop ruining it."

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on January 24, 2013
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This was especially poignant for me to read *right now,* because I've just opened a nutrition consulting practice, and I think spending so much time on PH (while still working my "day job") is starting to cloud my judgment. It's easy to automatically assume that *everyone* has leaky gut, a sluggish thyroid, tanked adrenals, PCOS, SIBO, you name it. And I'm not saying these things are *not* common (and probably unerdiagnosed by mainstream medicine), but I have to agree with Harris -- most people out there are likely not quite as "broken" as PH sometimes leads me to believe....con't

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Holy cow...THANK YOU for the link! Probably the most sensible thing I've read in a long time. I've found myself inching closer toward the neuroses he talks about. (Partly my own personality, but also way too much time spent on PH where this kind of behavior is not necessarily "normal," but certainly more *common* than in the outside world.) After his first 2 paragraphs, I immediately thought about book titles like "The 4 Hours Body" and "The 4 Hour Work Week," and then whaddya know...Harris calls Ferris out by name.

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on January 24, 2013
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After you figure it out, you should read this to keep things in perspective:

http://www.archevore.com/panu-weblog/2011/2/8/therapy-versus-life.html

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

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on January 24, 2013
at 04:10 PM

This was especially poignant for me to read *right now,* because I've just opened a nutrition consulting practice, and I think spending so much time on PH (while still working my "day job") is starting to cloud my judgment. It's easy to automatically assume that *everyone* has leaky gut, a sluggish thyroid, tanked adrenals, PCOS, SIBO, you name it. And I'm not saying these things are *not* common (and probably unerdiagnosed by mainstream medicine), but I have to agree with Harris -- most people out there are likely not quite as "broken" as PH sometimes leads me to believe....con't

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on January 24, 2013
at 04:11 PM

...Like Harris says, we just need to stop injuring ourselves. Some of my clients might require more intense nutritional therapy than others, but plenty will probably do great just by cleaning things up a lot. "My car cannot fix itself. The human body often can if we just stop ruining it."

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on January 24, 2013
at 04:05 PM

Holy cow...THANK YOU for the link! Probably the most sensible thing I've read in a long time. I've found myself inching closer toward the neuroses he talks about. (Partly my own personality, but also way too much time spent on PH where this kind of behavior is not necessarily "normal," but certainly more *common* than in the outside world.) After his first 2 paragraphs, I immediately thought about book titles like "The 4 Hours Body" and "The 4 Hour Work Week," and then whaddya know...Harris calls Ferris out by name.

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on January 24, 2013
at 02:06 AM

Think of a hack as an extreme shortcut. And when it's used in the term 'paleo hack' think of a lifestyle/activity/exercise/diet that gives exceptional returns on investment. So for me, I think HIIT is a hack because of the body Recomposition returned for the amount of time it takes to do. I also think oysters are a hack, as they are a simple way to improve gut and brain health that is easy and relatively inexpensive depending on if you get fresh or canned.

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