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Upgraded Paleo - "SuperHuman Diet"

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 05, 2012 at 8:05 AM

My question is this: Based on scientific research and DIY biohackers are we reaching a upgraded paleo diet? A diet where we take the evolutionary biology of how we as humans process nutrition and tweak that to a superhuman advantage? Science is defining new compounds in foods all the time and quantifying exponential vitamin absorption (A&D mixed with K2 'butter oil and fermented cod liver oil' as one example)

Anyone have good links/article/vids on this subject?

Any insight into how we are using science and technology to hack our diets and intake things that our ancestors wouldn't have access too? ie; I could eat wild salmon, raw cacao powder, turmeric, Himalayan pink salt, 5 different kinds of kale and pastured butter by the pound every single day with a quick trip to whole foods while paleo man wouldn't have access to this variety or consistency.

Is 'postpaleo' or 'uberhuman'type diets becoming mainstream?

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on December 09, 2012
at 02:20 PM

Continuing to give non-answers here on PH trying to force people to your own site it pathetic. Give an answer or do not but cut the crap.

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on December 08, 2012
at 10:56 PM

whatever lets you sleep at night, hun :)

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on December 08, 2012
at 10:55 PM

sure, whatever makes you sleep at night :)

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on December 08, 2012
at 08:46 PM

ya got to get your low dopamine level fixed chief.

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on December 08, 2012
at 05:44 PM

shut the fuck up quilt

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on December 06, 2012
at 12:20 AM

Paleo is postpaleo, not existing before WAPF at the earliest. Living ancestrally takes you on a road away from Whole Foods though.

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on December 06, 2012
at 12:17 AM

I like the last part best. How far would you go for a buffalo tongue?

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on December 06, 2012
at 12:15 AM

"You slip into your native waters like a fish." Saul Bellow. And Wallace Stegner observed that what we consider to be normal is what we experience when we are about 10 years old. Sounds like the Hamptons for you, Long Beach WA for me.

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on December 05, 2012
at 10:03 PM

**Are** 'postpaleo' or 'uberhuman'type diets becoming mainstream?

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on December 05, 2012
at 08:06 AM

I know about the Tim Ferriss and Dave Asprey types, I was wondering if there's more fringe type people out there or a good documentary or TED talk I've missed

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on December 05, 2012
at 12:12 PM

Do you feel superhuman every day eating those foods? If so great, but i suspect we still have a lot to learn about human nutrition. Also I like Ferris and Asprey too, but whos to say they always feel superhuman? It might hurt they rep at admit otherwise. Aprey also uses modafinil etc...but i didnt see that on his nutrition infographic.

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on December 05, 2012
at 10:09 PM

Yes and no. For example, Price documented that some tribes would have advanced trade routes reaching very large distances to bring dried fish eggs to inland populations because they considered it a super food. Seaweed was another one of those things that indians seemed to use to prevent "big necks". Now we have the resources, the technology to create Vitamin D3, K2 mk4, and we can bottle liver oil (retinol) in bulk. This, combined with the fact that we don't have the regular predators we once had creates an opportunity for man to really excel beyond what was previously possible.

It also leaves a lot of room for squander and waste.

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on December 06, 2012
at 12:17 AM

I like the last part best. How far would you go for a buffalo tongue?

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on December 08, 2012
at 04:42 PM

@AmericanBandit Nothing Ido does is based on "biohacking" in the sense that you mean it. I've trained with him for a year now and there are no short cuts. That is 100% hard work, smart training, and smart recovery. Train 6+ hours a day for 15 years and you end up something like him.

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on December 06, 2012
at 07:54 AM

I guess I'm aiming more for the biohacking through diet and exercise types. People doing above average feats based on biohacking (ultra marathoners, speed climbers) There's Ido Portal (who has some awe inspiring youtube vids)

What are some other people breaking barriers and using biohacking and Paleo diet for their progresses?

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on December 05, 2012
at 06:35 PM

http://www.jackkruse.com/does-where-you-live-actually-matter/

Where diet and your environment collide.

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on December 06, 2012
at 12:15 AM

"You slip into your native waters like a fish." Saul Bellow. And Wallace Stegner observed that what we consider to be normal is what we experience when we are about 10 years old. Sounds like the Hamptons for you, Long Beach WA for me.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on December 09, 2012
at 02:20 PM

Continuing to give non-answers here on PH trying to force people to your own site it pathetic. Give an answer or do not but cut the crap.

2e6e673ce3eb647407d260d4d57a731b

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on December 08, 2012
at 05:44 PM

shut the fuck up quilt

2e6e673ce3eb647407d260d4d57a731b

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on December 08, 2012
at 10:56 PM

whatever lets you sleep at night, hun :)

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on December 08, 2012
at 08:46 PM

ya got to get your low dopamine level fixed chief.

2e6e673ce3eb647407d260d4d57a731b

(1021)

on December 08, 2012
at 10:55 PM

sure, whatever makes you sleep at night :)

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on December 08, 2012
at 10:03 PM

Very good question. I tried a tweaked out paleo diet two months ago and I felt like I was one steroids for a month. I tweaked my food by adding B Vitamins to my diet in addition to cutting water from my diet and juicing all vegetables. I was hard to keep up with such a diet and I could only keep up with it for a month.

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