HI! So I am planning on studying abroad this coming Spring Semester in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. I am unsure of the meal plan that I will be on. I believe there is a catered option and a self-catered option (I am leaning towards the self-catered... (more)
For example: Results: A total of 300 subjects (139 men and 161 women) of various ethnicities with a mean (?????SD) body mass index (in kg/m2) of 25.1 ?? 5.4 met the study entry criteria. The mean conceptual model???derived TBK-SM... (more)
I sent a friend this link: http://chriskresser.com/for-a-healthy-heart-stick-to-butter He writes back saying: "The only problem is that you keep hearing about mainstream studies like the two below that suggests... (more)
There are a bunch of studies in mainstream news showing the health benefits of veganism and vegetarianism over traditional sad diets. Does anyone in the paleohacks community know of any studies showing health or longevity benefits from eating a... (more)
Given that the Paleo community is so quick to scoff at epidemiological studies, particularly those done by Ancel Keys, why do we lean so heavily on tribal studies focusing on groups like the Masai? Doesn't that qualify as blunt hypocrisy?
So, the other day i had some pineapple and then decided to do a little research on pineapple's nutritional benefits. I came across an article that said pineapple was a "negative calorie" food - apparently it requires more energy to digest the... (more)
I am just wondering if anyone could point me to some studies demonstrating the negative affects of whole (not processed/refined) grain consumption. Preferably I'd like them to be done on healthy individuals, but if not that's fine too. Post what... (more)
Glenn Gaesser is a professor at Arizona State University who asserts there are no benefits to going gluten-free, and he also says there are benefits to eating gluten... but having spent lots of time reading posts here, most Paleo Hackers agree... (more)
Not really accurate. The act of going grain free automatically increases nutrient density. Replacing grains with even potatoes and tubers increases miner and vitamin intake.
I recently had some blood work and was found to have mildly decreased RBCs (just below the lower end of normal). Prior to this set of lab results, I'd always been in the normal range (for blood work!). I had some followup iron labs drawn and got... (more)
What are you looking for in these studies? Are you trying to see if eating paleo is going to increase your lifespan, improve athletic performance, or what? I think it would be too difficult to have a pure "paleo" study and make a big deal out of... (more)
Hi Paleo People! just wondering if anyone grew up as a vegetarian and if they are facing any symptoms today becasue of it?? ...or if anyone knows of any reasearch/studies that examines the 'vegetarian-raised' person's health (physical and... (more)
I'm wondering if there have been any studies that show the long term benefits or risk of excluding most forms of carbohydrates and grains from your diet. Also are there studies that show that eating processed foods in moderation are that... (more)
I woulld start by reading the Perfect Health Diet. I would also read Good Calories Bad Calories by Taubes. The later book will help overcome a lot of the convential wisdom of today.
Here's the story as I found via Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120125163406.htm#.TyGPa0q9G1s.twitter The researchers utilized information from more than 13,000 women participating in the Nurses' Health Study II. The... (more)
Hi, there are quite a few sources, which state the benefits of ketosis on the nervous system. E.g. as a treatment for epileptics, to reduce the severity and frequency of their seizures. Interestingly, ketosis seems to change a lot in the way our... (more)
I think you're on it! I don't think there's a better resource for the combination of both personal testimonials and links to research papers
I know saturated is great and I have no doubts about its greatness but I would love to know how it is metabolized by our bodies. Conventional Wisdom says it stays saturated and therefore "clogs our arteries", but when people use that as an... (more)
The recent questions about the importance of cholesterol numbers as well as the post on Mark's Daily Apple about "Doctors as Middlemen" have led me to the following: Are there easy ways to participate in health studies that can lead to real... (more)
if you put "clinical trials" and "cholesterol" or whatever else you are interested in into your search engine, you'll find various centralized clinical trial listing sites. Sign up to be notified of things that interest you. If you live near a... (more)
Patrik (or someone) has posted a link to a recent Atlantic Monthly article, "Lies, Damn Lies, and Medical Science" at the top of PaleoHacks. Briefly, the article says that almost all research into into the efficacy of drugs, vitamins, and other... (more)
Anyone have any studies reporting Blood Pressure changes (lowering) while eating Paleo? I'd like both studies and anecdotal reports if you have them. Mahalo for your help!
Hello all! So I am looking for studies for my research paper on genetics. Topic: Epidemic of Chronic Disease: Lifestyle vs Genomics Can someone point out what you believe to be the most meaningful studies? Any ideas on the structure of this... (more)
I think Dr. Ioannidis's statement that "instead they track easily measurable health markers such as cholesterol levels, blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and meta-experts have shown that changes in these markers often don't correlate as well... (more)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/21/us-dementia-teeth-idUSBRE87K06D20120821 Here is a fine example of our millions of tax dollars going towards public health studies, and this is what they come up with. How can the medical community be so... (more)
Skipping Meals May Shed Lbs., Boost Brain The majority of the participants were women (20). I've noticed that every time I've mentioned IF as a good way to boost weight loss or break through a plateau someone has to mention that IF... (more)
Some of us have been following the "safe starch" and LC vs. moderate/high carb debates for some time now. I have no doubt starches and even fruits are not only paleo but fine and healthy. However, there has not been precedence in formerly obese... (more)