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by 777 · June 03, 2014 at 6:26 PM

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 10984 · March 22, 2014 at 12:39 PM

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 887 · March 12, 2014 at 3:56 PM

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 · November 24, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Hi everyone, I adopted a Paleo diet a while back and experimented with it for 2-3 months. It was basically lean meats, veges, fish oil and occasionally nuts. This gave me the following blood results (all measurements in mmol/l)... (more)

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juiop 0 · November 24, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Thanks for the responses guys! I started increasing saturated fats thanks to sources of Chris Kresser & Gaps Diet. But I now later read in another article of Chris Kressers that total cholesterol & LDL levels this high indicate a... (more)

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by 0 · March 24, 2014 at 3:41 PM

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 19 hours 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 10984 · about 19 hours ago

Linus Pauling, the only man to win an unshared nobel prize twice seemed to think that heart disease was a case of chronic scurvy that could be corrected with vitamin c and lysine. Do you agree or disagree with this position, why or why not?

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Mscott 0 · July 13, 2013 at 9:31 PM

In large part? I kinda doubt it. Linus Pauling was an incredible guy and his theory seems interesting, but at this point I think it would be noticeable in some of the vitamin supplementation trials that when people get vitamin C it prevents heart... (more)

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by 35 · about 19 hours 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 10 · about 19 hours ago

I recently discovered I have a heart valve condition. I'm waiting on my echo results to find out how severe this problem is. Finding out has lead me down a path of self-evaluation. Have any of you read much into the research concerning the... (more)

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paleot 0 · June 27, 2013 at 8:05 PM

I have a bicuspid aortic valve and have been doing a good amount of research lately in this direction. You'll want to supplement (or eat enough) Magnesium, Omega-3s, B6, B12, Folic acid, K2 (or natto) for mk-7, and eat grassfed butters / dairy /... (more)

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by 2030 · about 19 hours 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 19 hours 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 19 hours 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 20 hours 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 20 hours 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 15390 · about 20 hours ago

What is the Paleo way to treat / prevent heart disease? High carb or low carb? Fish or red meat? Egg yolks or nuts?

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 24, 2013 at 7:35 AM

The best would probably be the one that lowers your body inflammation status the most. I think lowering tryglicerides, bad cholesterol and cortisol levels at the lowest possible ranges and raising HDL, Vitamin D, DHEA, supporting good thyroid... (more)

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by 20 · about 20 hours ago

My husband -- always the skeptic and on the look-out for a good paleo debunking opportunity -- sent this article to me. I already responded with a host of rebuttals (not least of which is that the only population tested that was actually... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 13, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Why does he feel that this study and press debunks paleo somehow? The timeframe of all of these mummies is squarely in the neolithic. If he thinks this debunks paleo, then just turn it around: all these mummies are from the neolithic, and of the... (more)

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by 15 · about 20 hours ago

Like many of us here, I try to incorporate and synthesize that which I read. While it does appear there is some sort of relationship between cholesterol and heart disease, the linkage is far from clear. Is it possible that cholesterol is linked to... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · March 09, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Lower cholesterol isn't associated with health, lower cholesterol is associated with increased cancer rates and all cause mortality...

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by 188 · about 20 hours ago

Hi i'm writing a report on paleo for my nutrition class and i would like to know how long did it take you to conquer your health challenge while on paleo? and what health challenge was it?

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Jilly_1 0 · May 07, 2013 at 3:08 PM

So glad I found this site. I began Paleo, strict, 17 days ago..... at the time I had out of control blood sugar & was injecting 40 units of insulin 4 times a day, and my blood sugars were often in the 150-200 range, and never in normal range... (more)

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by 1608 · about 20 hours 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 5 · about 20 hours ago

Hi all, basically I've been on Keto for 7 1/2 weeks now. I'm 19 years old, 6"2-6"3ish and started at 150KG and am now 137KG. I'm quite happy with my progress in weight loss so far but I have a few questions. My decision to lose weight was... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · December 01, 2012 at 5:51 PM

I would go on how you feel. My husband lost 20 lbs over 2 months and felt great. He's 6'1" and was 215. After that, it slowed down a lot since he's eating more carbs now, during the Holiday Season and he does not work out, like you. He's trying to... (more)

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by 1032 · about 20 hours 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 78417 · about 20 hours ago

http://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e4026 "Conclusions Low carbohydrate-high protein diets, used on a regular basis and without consideration of the nature of carbohydrates or the source of proteins, are associated with increased risk of... (more)

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Kevin_20 0 · July 09, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Let's see here, it says "without consideration of the nature of carbohydrates or the source of proteins". One of the precepts of the paleo diet is that those sources are very carefully considered and gleaned from the highest quality source that... (more)

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by 5381 · about 20 hours 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 4176 · about 20 hours ago

Curious what the Paleohacks crowd has to say about this article: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/can-exercise-be-bad-for-you/?hp I am guessing the result hinges on whether the risk factors identified in the study really are indicative... (more)

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Tyler_F 0 · May 31, 2012 at 1:21 AM

If it's in the New York Times, ball it up and use it to start your next grill.

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by 5828 · about 20 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)