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by 787 · about 3 hours 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 3 hours 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 3 hours 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 3 hours ago

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 · about 4 hours 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 4 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 2030 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 15400 · about 4 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 188 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4176 · about 4 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 190 · about 4 hours ago

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 169 · about 4 hours ago

This heart surgeon speaks out on what really causes heart disease. He's performed over 5,000 heart surgeries. I highly recommend checking out what he has to say about paleo-like diets. Link to doctor's testimony (more)

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Russ_1 0 · April 23, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Yep. Dr. Lundell's book was a key milestone on the path that led me to paleo (later). I thought he made a clear case that inflammation, not cholesterol per se, is the underlying cause of arterial disease, and that CLA is a good thing for... (more)

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by 100 · about 4 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 13983 · about 4 hours ago

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 · about 4 hours ago

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 78422 · about 4 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 1720 · about 4 hours ago

What foods will increase your chance of getting heart disease and why? Are there combinations like high carb grains + fat = bad, compared to low carb veg. + fat = good? What's a good resource/website to use concerning these things?

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Huey_1 0 · October 12, 2011 at 10:14 PM

Low-fat, heart-healthy, plus sugars to trick the unsatisfied fat craving. Same as diabetes.

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by 15226 · about 4 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 641 · about 4 hours ago

This came up in my Google Reader feed, and now I'm all paranoid: http://www.trackyourplaque.com/blog/2011/07/the-exception-to-low-carb.html. I want to run out and get my genes examined, but I don't know the first thing about Apo E4. My last... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · August 01, 2011 at 12:11 PM

I think the ApoE4 story is an interesting one and one I briefly touched upon in my AD blog.......I will revisit it.......but ultimately I dont think it is that important if you live an optimal life from 20-60. ApoE4 means much if you make poor... (more)

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