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by 115 · about 4 hours ago

The first minute after birth our physician wanted to give our baby a shot of vitamin K. We declined. Supposedly all babies (in Sweden) get that. During the first year they will give several shots of vaccine. Our baby got her first shots and cried... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · August 25, 2014 at 9:13 PM

We are having cases of pertusis in my county and even a few deaths.  WHY?  Because there is a high population of priviledged white people who consider themselves natural and who listen to a tv starlet saying that the vaccine against... (more)

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by 50 · about 4 hours ago

So I finally got health insurance and I plan on getting annual check ups from now on (I'm 24, female). What kind of tests should I get to see if I'm on the right track? I believe last year I got blood sugar and cholesterol checked but back then I... (more)

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paleot 0 · June 08, 2014 at 1:21 AM

When you do your cholesterol, I would opt to get your LDL-P (or apoB-100) done as part of an NMR lipoprofile test, so you can scope out the particle count / size, and not just the cholesterol moving around. 25(OH)D is useful to determine if the... (more)

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by 10 · about 4 hours ago

I am new to paleo. My husband has recently been diagnosed with MS, and to support a healthier lifestyle for him, ( and for us),we and our 4 kiddos have gone paleo. Pre-paleo I had lost 45 pounds through low-fat, whole grain eating and... (more)

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Sincere 0 · April 14, 2013 at 4:40 AM

Hello there. My natural doc/chiropractor & his partner could probably help you out. His name is Dr.Esias Baca & his partner is Dr. Darin Mitchell. Dr. Baca has helped my wife ( whom he found that she had Hashimotos) & myself get out... (more)

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by 5775 · about 4 hours ago

I have to say, it's driving me crazy listening to lectures, podcasts and shows, and reading books and articles about varying topics related to health. Almost ALWAYS, the message contains some aspect discussing how screwed up the western medicine... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · December 29, 2012 at 5:31 PM

One word: liability.

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by 175 · about 5 hours ago

My LDL cholesterol was 118 (total 236) & my doctor wants to put me on meds if it's not <100 in six months (even though my triglycerides were good - 83). He wouldn't even discuss LDL particle density. He told me to cut back on fast food,... (more)

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Ginny_1 0 · September 06, 2012 at 4:33 AM

Usually those types of numbers are for people with known heart disease/previous heart attacks etc. Your LDL should be less than 130 and your cholesterol under 200 - but I don't buy that number. If your HDL etc are fine then I don't see a... (more)

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by 50 · about 5 hours ago

Do regular doctors ever recommend Paleo ? If not , how come ? this is something that bugs me...

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hardeepsura 0 · August 29, 2012 at 12:29 PM

personally i dont know many doctors that do recommend paleo as they are all for medicines and the sort as thats all they been taught. however they are some doctors out there who have done their own research besides what they have been taught and... (more)

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by 7380 · about 5 hours ago

On Thursday, I went to the doctors, because I want my bloodwork done. I was prediabetic, but my last AC1, a year ago, was great. My doctor's office is a teaching office for new doctors, and I got a resident. After taking a history, she measured my... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · June 16, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Crowbar, Im sorry about these stupid and insensitive comments. It annoyed me too, for you! What's wrong with them, sadly, is that with very few exceptions, medical doctors know almost nothing of importance about nutrition and exercise and... (more)

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by 1307 · about 5 hours ago

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/06/02/154166626/the-paleo-diet-moves-from-the-gym-to-the-doctors-office?sc=17&f=1001 There's the article in all its glory. And of course, the diet is immediately swatted down. Neolithic gods forbid doctors... (more)

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Jon_11 0 · June 05, 2012 at 3:12 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1RXvBveht0&feature=youtu.be About the 4 minute marker. That shows how scientific terminology, along with clinical testing terminology, has been manipulated by corporations. Remember, if two people eat steak... (more)

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by 1159 · about 5 hours ago

So after three months on pretty strict paleo, my LDL went up from 87 to 111. I know these tests don't break down large and small particles, but I'm impressed with how quickly it went up. I have more than my fair share of bulletproof coffee. ... (more)

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Erik_3 0 · April 23, 2012 at 6:08 PM

If I read everything correctly: 1) Your HDL:LDL ratio improved (it's actually stellar per the AMA standards) 2) Your tridlycerides went down (again stellar per conventional standards) 3) Your LDL value is average for your age 4) Your HDL falls... (more)

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by 12174 · about 5 hours ago

There's been a lot of press recently around Dwight Lundell, MD - a retired heart surgeon who is cited in at least one traditional food blog as "an accomplished surgeon". He had a SOTT.net article in which he sounded reasonably in line with paleo... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 26, 2012 at 3:22 PM

I think people really need to understand that heart surgeons are not the people best qualified to talk about what causes heart disease. Doctors are not always scientists. Doctors are taught basic principles of human biology, but mainly they are... (more)

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by 1683 · about 5 hours ago

I have bronchitis and was prescribed antibiotics, steroids, and an inhaler! What do I do?! I really dont want to take the antibiotics....I know they do more harm than good (destroying gut flora/causing resistant bacterias) What about the... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 04, 2012 at 4:13 AM

If I were you, I would use the steroids & inhaler short-term, skip the antibiotics and get your Vitamin D levels up instead. (I have a long-time past history of asthma--totally gone now with high D levels.) I would take 40,000 IUs of Vitamin... (more)

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by 10044 · about 5 hours ago

Did anyone else see this news story? It was sent to me by fellow member Eedlewee. Doctors are warming up to Paleo... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · October 11, 2011 at 6:27 PM

A bit strange that the medical establishment has been hesitant to embrace evolution.

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by 1186 · about 5 hours ago

Ok that's rhetorical but I've really been impressed lately by how totally failing to thrive most of the conventional physicians I know are. Is this anecdotal support for the failure of our mainstream medical model? Do you find the same or do you... (more)

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Mr__Trashcan 0 · September 20, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Most of the health professionals I know are true believers in the low fat religion, so they take the same meds and follow the same guidelines they recommend to their patients. And it shows. One of the healthiest physicians I ever knew was my... (more)

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by 480 · about 5 hours ago

Has anyone tried to make a list of each author/dr. and say their stance on controversial dietary items? Such as, dairy nuts fruit amount of carbs alcohol diet soda others.... Sisson Wolf De... (more)

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karlub 0 · September 04, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Brilliant idea. Get on that, would you? Seriously: We use meta-analyses to help make sense of apparently conflicting epidemiological studies. Perhaps we should do the same for these guys? Problem is, as Taubes recently pointed out in his post... (more)

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by 8979 · about 5 hours ago

The list might be short if they won't put anyone on the show who has been openly critical of Dr. Oz. Like it or not, Dr. Oz is quite popular and influential. Who would you like to see on the show? And, why? (or is that a different question?) (more)

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · July 19, 2011 at 12:42 PM

De Vany, Wolf, an Sisson. They should show up with their latest blood tests and take off their shirts and have a pose-down, and challenge The Wizard of Oz to do the same. Then ask Oz to explain scientifically what he thinks is wrong with the diet. (more)

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by 90 · about 5 hours ago

Hi there My parents in Adelaide, South Australia have just decided to begin a paleo diet (at least for 30 days as a trial). My dad, in particular, needs supervision from a doctor as he suffers from diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. I am hoping... (more)

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peter_5 0 · August 24, 2011 at 9:23 AM

I have found a fantastic doctor in Adelaide - Dr Baratosy http://www.alternatedoc.com.au/ He is all about the paleo diet. He does have a 6 week waiting list though :( (more)

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by 4086 · about 5 hours ago

I am searching for a new doctor since my OB/GYN retired in December. Using paleohacks and also the Paleo Physicians Network, I have been researching and it seems that many "paleo" physicians use the "Functional Medicine" term as a foundation for... (more)

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RG73 0 · April 04, 2011 at 6:38 AM

So there's definitely an element of woo-woo to some Functional Medicine docs. This particular clinic near me does use homeopathy sometimes. So far as I'm concerned, that's just giving someone a water placebo. Now there approach is open to using a... (more)

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by 3891 · about 5 hours ago

I like my current physician, but he leans toward conventional wisdom too much. It's a bit hard to have a long conversation with him about the paleo diet because he's so busy all of the time. It's time for me to find another doctor. I'm... (more)

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Eric_S 0 · August 09, 2011 at 2:04 AM

Here is a list from the Chicago chapter of the Weston Price Foundation: http://wapfchicago.com/health-practitioners/ It looks like Joseph Grasso is closest to a traditional general practitioner, as he is a DO who accepts insurance. Grasso is in... (more)

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by 5 · about 5 hours ago

Anyone know of any paleo/low-carb friendly doctors in San Francisco?

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Adah 0 · January 03, 2011 at 4:42 AM

Dr. Lorenzato at Mariner Medical Center in Foster City actually recommended the paleo diet to me a couple years ago. He talked to me like I was an intelligent human and answered my questions. He'll run bloodwork, too. Highly recommended.

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by 11581 · October 19, 2014 at 3:43 AM

How should we answer questions that may be beyond the level we should be dealing with? How do we know what that level is? (brought on by a particular question, but really applies to a lot of questions I've read here)

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · May 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Just throw out the first thing that comes to mind, it's pretty silly to look for answers to serious medical questions at "Paleo Hacks," what's next "Hack My Brain Tumor"? People link to photos of their poop for God's sake.

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by 4283 · October 19, 2014 at 3:14 AM

What do you give you friends or co-workers when they ask about your diet? What do you hand your skeptical Dr who wants to put you on statin so that he's onboard too?

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Eric_S 0 · May 25, 2011 at 7:36 PM

I send normal folks to Mark Sisson's website. I send smarter or nerdier friends to Archevore. And I send full blown nerds and intellectuals to Guyenet, Deans, Kresser, and the Jaminets. I would ask the doctor if she has a background in statistics... (more)

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by 2544 · October 19, 2014 at 3:12 AM

Would like to sort out my low testosterone and insomnia issues. 21 year old male, been paleo ish for about a year but with things like lots of raw milk or other paleo grey areas. Cutting dairy out and focusing on just meats, a few starches, and... (more)

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Daniel_Kirsner 0 · August 31, 2011 at 5:57 AM

Santa Monica may be a drive, but http://www.drkarlisullis.com/Karlis_Ullis,_M.D./Welcome.html is worth it.

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by 154 · October 18, 2014 at 4:08 AM

Listening to a CBC radio show , "White Coat, Black Art", about the complications doctors have in treating the obese. Two anecdotes stand out: 1. An obese mom had a very difficult C-Section, and 2. Doctors have come up with slang to refer to... (more)

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vademecum 0 · September 30, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Prevention is the only cure, IMO, and this is the job of society, not the doctor. Obesity is a de facto incurable, lifelong chronic illness for most victims. Once the system's initial settings are screwed up they don't seem to ever reset... (more)

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by 149 · October 18, 2014 at 3:45 AM

Hello, I realize this is a long shot but you never know. I am looking for a doctor who will be Paleo friendly in Atlantic Canada (we live in NS). When my son went off gluten last fall and then went off it 100% last May, his stomach aches... (more)

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Currli 0 · September 07, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Hi Lisa I live in Lunenburg and am a new patient of Dr Lavalley in Chester. At my initial appointment he pointed me to seriously consider a "paleo diet". I had little knowledge this way of eating at that time but have been reading and... (more)

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by 4111 · October 18, 2014 at 3:41 AM

I would like to be tested for iron and thyroid deficiencies. I'm in Delaware myself, so I don't know if there is someone who is paleo friendly or a more functional approach to healthcare for my primary care doctor. Its hard to contact my current... (more)

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reluctantMANGO 0 · October 16, 2012 at 5:08 PM

I see a physician in Newark, DE (Susan Peluso, MD) who I find is very compatible with the Paleo lifestyle. She is a bit unconventional in that she actually takes time to sit down and talk to her patients to get the 'whole' story. She specializes... (more)

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