Neanderthals had knowledge of plants' healing qualities: study

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    Jul 30, 2012 7:56 AM GMT
    MuchoMasQueMusculo said
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    MuchoMasQueMusculo saidCool article!

    So...evidence of cooked starchy carbohydrates eaten by our predecessors 30,000 years ago?!

    Oh no! What will all the Paleo supporters say now?! icon_question.gificon_question.gif


    That 30,000 years isn't enough time to evolve


    The Paleolithic period ended 10,000 years ago. So if hominid species were eating starches 30K years ago then that puts them 20,000 years into the Paleolithic period.


    Paleo is just a name they gave to the diet because it was the period of time before agriculture started. The premise of the diet is to avoid relatively new food sources (like wheat), not food intrinsic to the paleolithic era. In terms of evolutionary development, 30,000 years is no time at all. It is highly unlikely that amount of time is enough for the biochemistry of a species to be adapted to a new food source.
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    Jul 31, 2012 11:16 AM GMT
    SkittleGangsta said
    MuchoMasQueMusculo said
    SkittleGangsta said
    MuchoMasQueMusculo saidCool article!

    So...evidence of cooked starchy carbohydrates eaten by our predecessors 30,000 years ago?!

    Oh no! What will all the Paleo supporters say now?! icon_question.gificon_question.gif


    That 30,000 years isn't enough time to evolve


    The Paleolithic period ended 10,000 years ago. So if hominid species were eating starches 30K years ago then that puts them 20,000 years into the Paleolithic period.


    Paleo is just a name they gave to the diet because it was the period of time before agriculture started. The premise of the diet is to avoid relatively new food sources (like wheat), not food intrinsic to the paleolithic era. In terms of evolutionary development, 30,000 years is no time at all. It is highly unlikely that amount of time is enough for the biochemistry of a species to be adapted to a new food source.



    I honestly don't believe in this dumb paleo fad a friend of mine who is a charles poliquin certified coach swore by it but i ended being miserable avoiding wheat. Wheat/rice gives me AMAZING energy levels without any bloating, insulin spikes or adverse affects my body REALLY processes it well as they were the basis to my genetic heritage but not so much of my friend who was scottish/irish. The irons don't lie!
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 31, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    This is why I sprint through tall grasses in the nude and eat whatever small animals I can catch with my bare hands.icon_lol.gif
  • metta

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    Jul 31, 2012 9:26 PM GMT
    Neanderthals Cooked Their Veggies: Dental Plaque Reveals Eating Habits


    http://livinggreenmag.com/2012/07/26/mother-nature/neanderthals-cooked-their-veggies-dental-plaque-reveals-eating-habits/