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by 154 · about 5 hours ago

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 15400 · about 6 hours ago

This question has two parts. Part 1. Before getting sick, I used to pick doctors by word of mouth from the friends I trusted. Now, after seeing a bunch of doctors who told me things that were very mainstream but completely bogus (i.e. you... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · March 29, 2013 at 7:15 PM

My thoughts on mainstream medicine (my father is an anesthesiologist). It is great for acute trauma and for surgical procedures. It is not great, nor was it originally intended to be used as a long term crutch. That's not what hospitals and... (more)

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by 175 · about 6 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 149 · about 6 hours ago

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 · about 6 hours ago

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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by 7380 · about 6 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 11581 · about 6 hours ago

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 941 · about 7 hours ago

Does anyone know of Paleo friendly family practice/internal med and pediatritions in the Nashville, TN area?

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · April 06, 2012 at 5:15 PM

http://jackkruse.com/about/ He's not a family practice guy that I know of, and I'm by no means recommending him, but you asked.

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by 12174 · about 7 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 7 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 1173 · about 7 hours ago

I am going to the doctor for the first time in 10+ years. I finally have insurance, and need them to fill out a qualification form. The form requires: BMI, Height, Weight, Blood Pressure, LDL, HDL, Total Cholesterol, Triglyceride, FBS, and... (more)

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steveo_1 0 · October 25, 2011 at 4:47 PM

If I were going for the first time, I would ask for T3, T4, Rev T3, and TSH... all to see how my thyroid is doing. Probably ask for HS CRP also. Also, yeah the vit D check is good, and I would also ask for an Omega 3/6 ratio. That number could be... (more)

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by 90 · about 7 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 4283 · about 7 hours ago

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 · about 7 hours ago

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 4086 · about 7 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 1502 · about 7 hours ago

(I tried posting this once before but don't think it worked; my apology if this is a double post). I'm wondering if others have had their doctor treat you like you're nuts when you tell them about your diet and, if so, what you've done about... (more)

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JCB 0 · February 22, 2011 at 10:36 PM

My primary doc thinks my whole diet thing is pretty strange, but he says as long as I continue to have the numbers I do, HE'S not going to tell me to change anything. But, my orthopedic specialist made a kind of snarky comment recently and - for... (more)

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by 5 · about 7 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 0 · October 31, 2014 at 4:10 AM

I find that doctors, at least in North America, are very quick to prescribe potentially dangerous drugs for minor conditions. I can go to my family doctor and say I have the blues or feel anxious and instead of receiving information on... (more)

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samc 0 · September 17, 2013 at 7:18 PM

No money in healthy nutrition. More variables involve much more time with each patient so nobody from Universities to AMA to Doctors is about to change it. It really is up to the patient to educate and stop relying on others to keep them... (more)

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by 5775 · October 31, 2014 at 3:57 AM

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 50 · October 31, 2014 at 3:49 AM

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 1159 · October 31, 2014 at 3:39 AM

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 10044 · October 31, 2014 at 3:24 AM

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 480 · October 31, 2014 at 3:22 AM

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 115 · October 30, 2014 at 5:15 AM

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 10 · October 30, 2014 at 4:46 AM

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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