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by 397 · about 2 hours ago

I don't like trans-fats, heck I don't even touch the stuff or look at it for that matter, I think it's downright garbage. However, the CW-worshiping crowd that runs the FDA, USDA, and all these crap agencies often group trans-fats along with... (more)

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Nvor 0 · November 16, 2013 at 2:01 AM

Of course you're referring to the "First they came..." phenomenon. Just because we may agree with a ban on trans-fats, does that make it okay? Because what if they knock on sat-fat's door next? Indeed it is a slippery slope into a nanny/police... (more)

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by 1005 · about 2 hours ago

Could it be that the federal government pushes whole grains, vegetable oil, low-fat milk, low fat diets, 25 grams of soy protein a day, etc as some part of a great conspiracy theory to get us all sick, even though they secretly know it's bad for us? (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 15, 2013 at 4:56 PM

The problem lies in the almighty dollar. There is no money in eating a whole foods based diet that prevents most chronic diseases. The Ag industry, processed food industry and the pharmaceutical industry contribute billions to make sure that... (more)

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by 1005 · about 2 hours ago

I'm considering a Regestered Dietician, but I know that if I work in a clinical environment I'll be forced to preach about heart-healthy whole grains and heart-healthy canola oil and artery-clogging saturated fat. Could I become a dietician and... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 17, 2013 at 7:21 PM

You can do whatever you'd like to do -- and honestly, RD or not -- regarding your coaching. If you are a freelancer / self-employed, this can work quite well. If you are not a freelancer, you will undoubtedly have to work within a pre-existing... (more)

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by 1005 · September 30, 2014 at 3:59 AM

How come Conventional Wisdom is always preaching to us that our diets should be low in fat, but then tells us to increase the amount of MUFAS in our diet. Isn't this kinda contradicting itself? The other day I saw on a bag of pistachios how... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · May 28, 2013 at 6:17 AM

Conventional wisdom is that: Problem 1) Fat makes you fat because your body judges food intake solely based on volume, and so energy-dense fat makes you likely to consume more calories. Problem 2) Completely separately from that, saturated fat... (more)

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by 548 · about 2 hours ago

Study: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130227183452.htm For me it's inexpressible how stunning this finding is, I'm happy , however, for many diabetic people whose doctors will hopefully start to advise them to cut back on sugars. I just... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 28, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Coming out of Lustig's research group, it's no surprise to me.

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by 2178 · about 2 hours ago

In terms of food, vitamins, or otherwise? I'm wondering if the CW is based on the assumption that everyone's consuming factory-farmed meat, industrial oils, and aspartame. If so, what restrictions or guidelines would not apply to one eating a... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · December 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Congrats on your Pregnancy! Answering your title question: Thinking pregnancy is a medical condition & birth is an emergency in general. Ignoring gut health as a key determinant in mom & baby's health. Ignoring Vitamin D status as a... (more)

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by 549 · about 2 hours ago

I feel compelled to write to paleo folks because I am a curriculum developer, currently working on a program that requires a focus on family nutrition. As you folks already know, CW is highly grain-based, something that I KNOW is a huge detriment,... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · November 11, 2012 at 5:52 PM

There's a lot that pretty much everyone can agree one: minimally processed foods are best, fruits and veggies are generally healthy, and that refined flours/oils/sugars are bad. If you have to promote grains, then focus on nixtamalized corn. You... (more)

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by 25 · September 30, 2014 at 3:36 AM

I might be accepting a job to work on a county coalition to promote healthy lifestyles, community outreach, write some articles and tackle issues like childhood obesity by working with local elementary schools. I'm excited but also a little... (more)

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Jen_24 0 · May 04, 2012 at 5:29 AM

Oh my goodness. YES! I used to weigh 352 pounds. I lost 200 of it and now own my own gym and nutrition business. But I am a 43 year old mother of three who lost 200 pounds...and I LOOK like a 43 year old mother of three that lost 200 pounds! ... (more)

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by 6229 · about 3 hours ago

So after learning about ancestral lifestyle and health and watching the Burzynski movie, the hubby and I've stopped donating to conventional non-profits like American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, etc. because they are mouthpiece for... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · April 20, 2012 at 3:53 AM

Often, there is still a genetic predisposition to cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses. Having BRCA (1,2) genes, for example, puts women at a much greater risk for being diagnosed with breast cancer...at birth, before anything has even had... (more)

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by 83 · about 3 hours ago

First, some background. After a lifetime of suffering with Topic-A dermatitis and fibromyalgia, respectively, my mom and dad got tested for food allergies and discovered many culprits, which, once eliminated from their diets relieved most of their... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 18, 2012 at 3:45 PM

But how do you explain allergies to paleo-friendly foods like meat? I have friends who have "allergic" reactions to CAFO meat, but not grass-finished/antibiotic-free meat.

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by 3631 · about 3 hours ago

I think I might have some kind of autoimmune thing, but I've never been to a doctor. I'm considering going now, although many of the health issues I have/had are now greatly diminished or nonexistent - as long as i'm eating right. I'm... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · December 12, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Over 4 or 5 years I'd go to my health care provider with complaints of fatigue. Each time they ran some standard blood tests, nutritional panel, metabolic panel, vitamin D, etc. Each time, my results came back within the reference range, and the... (more)

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by 58 · about 3 hours ago

Hi everyone, I've recently found myself at the crossroads and I'm hoping to get some answers here. Three years ago I had a baby and had to lose about 25 lbs. I lost it over the course of the year eating low-fat, high-carb small portions and... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · December 06, 2011 at 3:11 PM

The thing is, "paleo" -- at least the -principles- of paleo, is for -everyone-. Weight loss/management is often a -side effect- of the application of a healthy diet. In and of itself, the principles of ancestral nutrition (avoid processed foods... (more)

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by 2178 · September 30, 2014 at 3:25 AM

I clicked on the link to this article leery of what foods it would tell me I should "never eat," expecting red meat or eggs. Turns out, it advises against grain-fed beef, non-organic apples & potatoes, microwaved popcorn (due to chemicals in... (more)

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Paleo2_0 0 · December 06, 2011 at 12:06 AM

To me this just seemed pro-organic/anti-chemical rather than really getting into CW about which types of foods are best for you. It doesn???t really discuss whether or not you should eat a particular food per se; it mainly just says to pick the... (more)

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by 4258 · about 3 hours ago

Paleo lifestyle challenges a lot of CW, especially on diet and fitness regimen. That understood, is BMI still a valid rubric, or are there better ways to understand ratios of bone, muscle, and fat when wanting to improve fitness?

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Matt_1 0 · October 03, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Wikipedia has a good discussion of the drawbacks and limitations of use of the BMI. Body Mass Index correlates with body fat percentage quite well across the population however there is a great deal of variability between individuals particularly... (more)

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by 4295 · September 27, 2014 at 3:19 AM

One of the (non Paleo) blogs I read is about personal finance, but it regularly includes recipes that the author feeds his family (three small children) with. He has a very CW, vegan/ vegetarian approach. This is his latest offering. He's... (more)

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Simibee 0 · September 19, 2011 at 12:30 AM

Firstly I think that the trend for very high fat diets has skewed the Paleo perception of what constitutes a low-fat meal. With about 300 calories per serving coming from fat, or ~50% of total calories, I would not personally classify the meal as... (more)

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by 2153 · about 3 hours ago

My mother is on the heavy side but not morbidly obese. She probably needs to loose 30 or 40 pounds. She recently went to the doctor and they did a bunch of tests. She is pre-diabetic, apparently has a "relatively fast" metabolism (they did a test... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · August 13, 2011 at 1:43 AM

If you haven't yet bought GCBC, consider holding up on that. Although in my opinion, it is an excellent read, I don't believe it is what will be most helpful to your Mom right now. It's a pretty heavy read with alot of info that for your Mom right... (more)

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by 2949 · September 30, 2014 at 3:17 AM

This morning I was watching the Today Show and a nutritionist came on giving tertiary nutrition advice ("don't eat while standing up because in so-and-so study people who ate standing up vs sitting down ate 30% more calories at the next meal",... (more)

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Phoenix 0 · August 12, 2011 at 8:19 PM

I think the healthy version of SAD and the paleo diet have more similarities than differences. These pop nutritionists are most likely avoiding white flour, sugar, processed foods, and probably eat tons of salmon (the CW food of the gods) so have... (more)

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by 24528 · about 3 hours ago

I watched in horror this morning while a dietician laid out a diet plan to prevent childhood obesity on the PBS program "A Place of Our Own". It was basically: Limit protein to 1-2 (1 1/2oz.) servings per day of lean protein like fish 6-7... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · July 28, 2011 at 12:18 AM

My "Paleo elevator speech" usually goes something like this... "So for almost a million years human beings lived in the wild right, you know, 'hunting and gethering'. Well they're out there, hunting animals and eating the entire thing. They're... (more)

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by 16131 · about 3 hours ago

I just read this fascinating interview about bone health with Ron Rosedale. The interview is long, but well worth reading. Here are a few takeaway points: Current medical treatments for osteoporosis like Fosamax inhibit old bone turnover. They... (more)

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Andre_Chimene 0 · July 02, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Meredith, I work with Dr. Rosedale. He believes that you should take mag/potassium, not calcium. The cell uses lots of energy getting calcium out of the cell. I have yet to hear anyone prove him wrong. Bones will be strong on a low carb/moderate... (more)

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by 1982 · September 27, 2014 at 3:10 AM

Mark Sisson and other have noted that, on occasion, CW turns out to be right (e.g., cigarettes are bad for you). Where have you discovered your own little "islands" where it turns out that CW is right, or seems to be? My own answer....calories... (more)

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Jodi 0 · March 18, 2011 at 4:13 PM

Read food labels. It helps the paleo person avoid bad fats, sugars, etc.