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by 787 · about 1 hour ago

I recently developed little yellow patches under each eye which are xanthelasma (deposits of cholesterol) so I did a cholesterol test the other day, it was only a 'total cholesterol' self-test but it was high. My dad also had sky high... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 15, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Get yourself checked out for familial homocystinuria - if you have it, B6, B12, folate are critical. Next, see which APOe your DNA codes for. These will help guide your actions. Also see: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/12/47... (more)

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by 10994 · about 1 hour ago

It seems to be well established that degradation of collagen can facilitate disease and I don't think anyone here will dispute that (degradation of the collagen in your gums would result in periodontal disease for example), but could... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · March 22, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Worried about collagen degradation? Bone broth is your panacea.

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by 897 · about 1 hour ago

I was watching some videos on youtube the other day and I think this guy raised some pretty interesting points. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWP-JDgAnvg The paleosphere often links to Peter Attias Straight dope on cholesterol, but... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 12, 2014 at 10:37 AM

There's also the whole homocysteine thing too, and with the push by CW to feed people egg whites only and discard the yolks for fear of cholesterol, and "a plant based diet", I wonder how many folks are starved of B12, B6, and folate have... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

Hi everyone, I would greatly appreciate help on this topic as it is very personal and important to me. My father has HCM and has a mild build up of calcified plaques (Although the last scan was 8 years ago, he's going to re-test). He is... (more)

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Breefolk 0 · March 24, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Look into l-carnitine supplements. There are several case studies using this supplement along with dietary changes and there has been great improvement in patients with HCM.

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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

Hi, So I started doing a Keto diet about 3 weeks ago with the last 2 weeks being more strict. I'm basically getting around 15 carbs a day, and 65-70% of my calories coming from fat, and the rest from protein. A little background on me and what... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · July 24, 2013 at 8:13 PM

You can search for paleo-friendly doctors in your area, and find someone who can see your complete medical history and examine and monitor you. That way you'll have good advice from someone who understands your whole picture.

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by 35 · about 1 hour ago

Trying to help a family member that has all the symptoms of stage C congestive heart failure (CHF). She hasn't seen a doctor yet to get it diagnosed due to lack of money so I'm trying to help her figure out what in her lifestyle may have caused it... (more)

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juju 0 · July 07, 2013 at 6:48 PM

When I was in medical school I had the symptoms of every new disease we learned about...I didn't have any of the diseases. It is possible to have symptoms of many diseases without actually having the disease. Is your relative showing signs of... (more)

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by 2030 · about 1 hour ago

So, I came across his blog series on bacterial overgrowth and was wondering what you guys thought. Could this be the real reason behind heart disease or is it not that simple? The only downside to this series is this same website is selling... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · June 25, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Bacteria overgrowth is kind of a vague term, especially considering the multitude of different bacteria, beneficial and otherwise. In traditional diets (ie: high sugar/carb) the "bad" bacteria gets fed better and crowds out the more beneficial... (more)

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by 45 · about 1 hour ago

I thought this was very interesting, just wanted to get some opinions. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/121/21/2271.long

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Stabby 0 · June 25, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Long post incoming. The first thing to note is that an updated meta-analysis has been published http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23001745 Although it's not open access, unfortunately. I like these authors, they do a good job summarizing the... (more)

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by 182 · about 1 hour ago

So here's my deal..I'm in a nutrition class (which I hate because it's teaching me all of these things that seem to be so against my Paleo beliefs). Today's lecture was about lipids and I am just so confused. I know the argument is usually that... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 24, 2013 at 5:58 AM

Here comes into play the Lipid Hypothesis, understanding this is critical to answer your question. Ancel Keys was a physiologist that in the 40's-50's saw a possible link between dietary saturated fat intake and cardiovascular diseases. He began... (more)

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by 30 · about 1 hour ago

Possible Duplicate: new NYT article on red meat http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=red-meat-clogs-arteries-bacteria Lean steak is low in fat and cholesterol and high in protein ??? qualities normally considered healthy. But... (more)

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Cherenkov 0 · April 08, 2013 at 5:23 PM

The proof is in the pudding. If this info is accurate, then why do still extent hunter-gatherers have such low levels of heart disease? Why do Inuits eating a traditional diet that is almost exclusively meat and fat have none of the diseases of... (more)

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by 125 · about 1 hour ago

Possible Duplicate: new NYT article on red meat http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22042995 Discuss. More nonsense? (more)

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fitbit 0 · April 08, 2013 at 1:00 PM

IMHO, In a closed system, things tend to break down over time. So whether we try to do little damage or a lot, we will always head to the ultimate end of our bodily lives... Check out Matts link.

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by 1608 · about 1 hour ago

Hi Everyone, I'm looking for the best resources, information, suggestions, or even professional contacts, to help my dad find the ideal diet for his particular situation. He just had open-heart coronary-bypass surgery about 10 days ago, and is... (more)

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Mscott 0 · February 12, 2013 at 2:47 AM

I think one simple, effective piece of dietary advice would be to eat fatty fish or take fish oils. Two major RCT studies, the DART and GISSI trials, with over 2000 and 5000 subjects respectively, found major benefits of fish/fish oil on the... (more)

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by 1032 · about 1 hour ago

There are numerous threads discussing people who went Paleo and had a subsequent increase in their lipoprotein levels. Usually this is in the form of greatly increased LDL-C. This may or may not be a problem according to the latest "flavor of the... (more)

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by 5381 · about 1 hour ago

Title pretty much sums it up. Was reading some standard lipid hypothesis study today to counter the studies that show no link between dietary sat fat intake and CHD, which was on the whole pretty unconvincing. Much of what it claimed was... (more)

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Potato_Avenger 0 · June 22, 2012 at 6:19 PM

The thought held by conventional medicine is that if there is high circulating blood cholesterol (carried by lipoprotein transport molecules), then by default there must be an excess of cholesterol (and other sterols) being deposited in the... (more)

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by 5828 · about 2 hours ago

What does the latest science say about how to best predict the risk of heart disease? Total cholesterol doesn't appear to be a good predictor. People discuss triglyceride levels and also the ratios of various numbers. What lab tests are the best... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · May 10, 2012 at 1:34 AM

Oxidized LDL would be much better, I believe it is due to cost that it's not used. http://atvb.ahajournals.org/content/21/5/844.short http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2009/07/diet-heart-hypothesis-oxidized-ldl-part.html (more)

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by 100 · about 2 hours ago

First let me apologize if this story has all ready been covered today, and for my awkward question formatting. I've been a lurker for a few months here, but this is my first post. This recently published longitudinal study by Frank Hu of the... (more)

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wildwabbit 0 · March 13, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Reading this table of lifestyle data from the study is mind blowing: http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content-nw/full/archinternmed.2011.2287v1/IOI110027T1 Essentially, those with highest rates of red meat have the lifestyle of someone who goes... (more)

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by 31 · about 2 hours ago

Did anyone else hear Rush Limbaugh yesterday and today support all that we believe in heart disease and the government's falsehoods regarding what is considered "healthy"? If only we could get him familiar with Paleo and then we could reach a... (more)

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Lea_2 0 · March 10, 2012 at 1:42 AM

I talked to him on the air live today about the paleo diet and food freedom. Here's the transcript of the call. The idea of having freedom to eat how we choose does not have to be a partisan issue. I was glad to be able to have access to his huge... (more)

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by 24538 · about 2 hours ago

Many years ago I heard a piece on the radio that mentioned waitresses and others who stand for work can be at higher risk for heart disease, varicose veins, and atherosclerosis. I was a barista at the time I heard the piece on the radio so I... (more)

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kilton 0 · March 08, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Keep in mind that most people nowadays have terrible posture (see Esther Gokhale's work), so standing for them might actually be harmful. (As is sitting, for probably the same reason.) But even with good posture, the notion that standing all day... (more)

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by 3244 · about 2 hours ago

Just got off the phone with my Dad who's in the hospital having some tests run. He's had a looong history of cardiovascular disease and diabetes with a heart attack and major surgery about 6 months ago. Coming out of his surgery he had an... (more)

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White_Dolemite 0 · November 18, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Diet alone is not gonna do it. At the very least, he'll have to take large amounts of Vitamin C, B5, and a few others. Adaptogens may be of some help, but with levels that low, he'll likely need to take bioidentical cortisone replacement... (more)

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by 78417 · about 2 hours ago

Despite the fact the smartest guy in Paleoworld (Kurt Harris) tells us to avoid the whole cholesterol screening thing,(I call it VAP Theater!) countless cholesterol questions appear on Paleohacks. I realize that it is hard to stand on the tracks... (more)

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Stabby 0 · October 30, 2011 at 7:20 PM

It can be an indicator of a defect in nitric oxide metabolism. Nitric oxide is responsible for dilation of blood vessels and plays a big role in both cardiovascular health and the, erm, love-stick. It can be a substrate problem, simply too little... (more)

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by 15226 · about 2 hours ago

Apparently 40% of male gorillas die of heart problems before the age of 30, and 70% above the age of 30... when they live in captivity. Could this be as a result of low testosterone that would probably occur with living a more sedate and... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · October 13, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Who knew that gorillas, humans and actually every animal is healthier when fed the diet they evolved to eat? Who the hell runs these zoos?

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by 190 · October 22, 2014 at 3:37 AM

Possible Duplicate: Scientific Backing for Paleo I have been living paleo for a few months now, and I feel great and love it! Someone posted this article earlier today and I thought it was wonderful.... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 23, 2012 at 6:15 PM

It sounds like both your cousin may be falling into the trap of thinking there's "one right way." Many people thrive on vegetarianism for months or years, particularly if they had generous fat reserves when they started. The same is true of... (more)

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by 13983 · October 22, 2014 at 3:30 AM

My friend Coach CanaDan wrote a great blog post for the layman about cholesterol and why high LDL ain't all that bad when the LDL is fluffy. Worth a quick read! Then my friend Kurt posted a question about whether there's a difference for women.... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 20, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Men generally have higher levels of CETP and higher TGs coupled with smaller particle sizes. Serum TGs are the primary determinant of LDL particle size. I would assume that this results in a differential CHD etiology. I suppose at the macro... (more)

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by 3280 · October 22, 2014 at 3:28 AM

What do you guys think of what Denise has to say about Ancel Keys? I have to admit to being a little confuzzled by it. http://rawfoodsos.com/2011/12/22/the-truth-about-ancel-keys-weve-all-got-it-wrong/ Basically she's saying that a correlation... (more)

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Stabby 0 · December 22, 2011 at 11:36 PM

Copy and paste from comments section. Note: I did retract "I'm not going to read this crap" and I did read it, but the rest of it stands. Also a disclaimer that I do know that her conclusion isn't that he is right, just clearing up a... (more)

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by 16131 · October 22, 2014 at 3:15 AM

Jama Study indicates a low salt diet leads to higher risk of death. Here's an article. Do you think that the general recommendation to "eat less salt" is going to change as a result? What's your take? (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · June 13, 2011 at 1:28 PM

First we are told that butter is bad and then we are supposed to eat margarine instead... then we learn that butter is actually better for you. Then we are supposed to avoid eggs because they're bad for you... then we learn that eggs are actually... (more)

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