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by 227 · November 17, 2013 at 10:20 AM

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 993 · July 18, 2013 at 8:11 AM

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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shezmu 0 · July 18, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Kinda like what others implied, don't attribute to THE NEW WORLD ORDER! that which can be adequately explained with someone being knee-deep in bribes.

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by 993 · June 17, 2013 at 9:14 PM

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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Janknitz 0 · June 17, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Understand that to "earn" that registration you're going to have to parrot CW throughout your educational program and in clinical education. Are you going to be able to sleep at night after instructing diabetics and heart patients to co sums at... (more)

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by 993 · June 11, 2013 at 6:22 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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Janknitz 0 · April 20, 2013 at 2:56 AM

I absolutely do think CW fears fat, but if you ingest fat they especially fear sat fat and recommend PUFA instead. Meanwhile food processors take the "PUFAS are better than sat fat" and twist it into PUFAS are "heart healthy".

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by 536 · March 01, 2013 at 2:31 PM

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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Alec_2 0 · March 01, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Stephan Guyenet in comments here "Bittman misunderstood the study. The study confirmed what has been well established for a long time: obesity is the main risk factor for diabetes. However, it also found that sugar was associated with diabetes... (more)

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by 2166 · December 17, 2012 at 5:05 AM

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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Colin_1 0 · December 15, 2012 at 5:36 AM

Congrats! I just watched this video on iodine and thought I'd post. He talks about iodine sufficiency in pregnancy at around the thirteen minute mark. I do realize I'm posting a lecture by a mainstream doc:) I just thought it was... (more)

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by 549 · November 12, 2012 at 1:11 PM

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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dzone 0 · November 12, 2012 at 1:11 PM

You may also consider incorporating information on recent entrants to Westernized diet, i.e. native Americans, as you have mentioned, and how such populations are more susceptible to the impact of refined carbohydrates as exemplified by their... (more)

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by 25 · May 05, 2012 at 2:20 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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Paleo_P 0 · May 04, 2012 at 5:24 AM

What is CW? Can you please clear that up so we can evaluate this question.

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by 6218 · April 20, 2012 at 4:50 AM

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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Dragonfly 0 · April 20, 2012 at 3:34 AM

Yep. In the past, I have support MS Walkathons and Breast Cancer charities. This year I will be donating to the Vitamin D Council. Fortunately, the only thing my family has solicited me for was Girl Scout cookies. I simply ignored the... (more)

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by 83 · April 18, 2012 at 10:12 PM

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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Wendy__1 0 · April 18, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Ok I just wrote the longest answer ever and it didn't go through. Here is what I am thinking. I was not tested by a western medical doctor but instead by a Chinese medicine acupuncturist and herbologist who also practices NAET which is a way to... (more)

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by 3621 · December 12, 2011 at 8:57 PM

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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Henry_S 0 · December 12, 2011 at 8:57 PM

I sympathize with everything you say 100%, I know exactly where you're coming from. I'm paleo which has ceased so many things that I don't even want to mention, but like you said, this knock out fatigue is the downside to paleo. The only thing... (more)

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by 58 · December 07, 2011 at 3:52 AM

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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Nance 0 · December 07, 2011 at 3:52 AM

ChromeBlossom, if you work as hard on nutrition as you have on this question you definitely deserve to find a breakthrough soon. Anyhow, this may be totally off base but while your responses to comments displayed terrific patience, the question... (more)

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by 2166 · December 06, 2011 at 1:24 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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Kewpie 0 · December 06, 2011 at 1:24 AM

I thought it was a great article considering it was from a mainstream commercial magazine, but I was a bit baffled by the potato comment. The potatoes I buy now are local/organic, but I have had lots and lots of conventional potatoes sprout in my... (more)

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by 4236 · October 04, 2011 at 4:52 AM

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 4275 · September 19, 2011 at 12:44 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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animalcule 0 · September 19, 2011 at 12:44 AM

I looked through the dinner posts, and I think this family eats better than a good 80% of Americans at least. However, I think it's far from optimal for a developing child and would not feed my own kids this way. I believe strongly that no... (more)

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by 2143 · August 15, 2011 at 2:50 AM

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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H_T__Neville 0 · August 13, 2011 at 3:24 AM

In addition to the good advice re: paleo/lc books dealing diabetes, such as those of Dr. Richard Bernstein, perhaps you could persuade her to simply TRUST you enough to follow one of these plans, to the letter, for a month, and get blood work... (more)

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by 2932 · August 13, 2011 at 12:36 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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ricechek 0 · August 13, 2011 at 12:32 AM

Two words: PLASTIC SURGERY! It's so rampant and commoditized nowadays. High-quality liposuction in Tijuana costs less than an annual gym membership. I'd bet that most "pretty" CW pushers on TV have had their moments under a knife. Anyway, I'll... (more)

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by 24412 · December 14, 2011 at 5:32 PM

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 15964 · June 10, 2013 at 2:09 AM

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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Jen_53 0 · June 10, 2013 at 2:09 AM

"Including more mineral-rich whole foods in my diet has been on my mind since it's not always convenient to eat broth-- suggestions?" I've started adding eggshell powder to my diet. I heard of a woman who used it as part of her approach to... (more)

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by 1945 · March 18, 2011 at 4:13 PM

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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Lee_2 0 · March 18, 2011 at 3:44 PM

To echo the answers of others, I do think calories count. I eat to satisfaction at lunch and dinner (100% Paleo) and eat breakfast when I'm hungry. I was losing weight, but with frustrating plateaus. I'm a life-long milk LOVER, and switched to... (more)