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by 787 · about 4 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 897 · about 4 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 4 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 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 35 · about 4 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 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 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 125 · about 4 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 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 20 · about 4 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 4 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 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 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 5381 · about 5 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 190 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 3280 · about 5 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 3244 · about 5 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 5 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 641 · about 5 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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by 16131 · about 5 hours ago

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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by 10994 · October 19, 2014 at 4:14 AM

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 10 · October 19, 2014 at 4:13 AM

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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