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by 3 · about 18 hours ago

Hello all,I would like to rack your brains about lipedema ( or lipoedema )This progressive fat disorder characterized by trunk-like fatty legs supposedly affects about 13% of women, which is huge, yet there seems to be only very recent interest in... (more)

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annado 0 · July 13, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Oh and also, I was wondering if calcification could be the cause of the damage there in the first place. I was recently told that my calcium levels are like 4 times above norm

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Hello all, Apologies for the length of this. Need some advice about weight loss and what I might need to do different to start losing. I???m a 39 year old male and have gained and lost the same 160 (!!!) pounds since the time I was in my... (more)

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samc 0 · April 07, 2014 at 3:58 AM

The faster you take weight off, usually the faster it is going to come back. I did several cycles of losing big amounts of weight over my lifetime and finally with sticking to a pretty strict Paleo diet I've slowly taken off a lot of weight and... (more)

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by 154 · about 18 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 0 · about 18 hours ago

I'm an endomorph, I am obese and I'm trying to lose fat, so I'm doing intermittent fasting every day. I have an eating window of 4 to 6 hours and a fasting period of about 18 hours. I have been doing this for about 2 weeks now. So I want to know,... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · June 28, 2013 at 8:02 PM

In the long run, this diet is healthier for you than obesity is. But you WILL get cravings, you WILL have problems, and you will struggle if you think the solution to your problems can be solved by intermittent fasting. IF is a tool, and can be... (more)

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by 4276 · about 18 hours ago

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/obesity-disease-doctors-group-says-6C10371394 While I do believe more has to be done to fight obesity, I fear that this will just lead us more and more under the government designed eating plans using faulty... (more)

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Lazza 0 · June 19, 2013 at 11:22 AM

By classifying obesity as a disease those who are obese can say "it's not my fault, I've got a medical condition!!" and expect their insurance company to pay for treatment. If this means obese people will receive nutritional counseling and... (more)

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by 2904 · about 18 hours ago

I can imagine a few scenarios in which one might become overweight through no fault of their own. For example, if you break a bone and you're put on bedrest and thus you become extremely sedentary. And even then, assuming you're not already... (more)

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MPie 0 · February 28, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Aside from the rare populace who have glandular issues who cannot control it, I believe that weight-control is the own self's responsibility, 100%. Mark Sisson wrecked his patella a few years back but was able to maintain nearly the same body... (more)

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by 20 · about 18 hours ago

I eat 700 grams of carbs a day will i get fat?

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Varelse 0 · January 14, 2013 at 12:04 AM

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by 20 · about 18 hours ago

Partly, I want it to do so for support, partly to keep myself honest, and partly to brag (I hope). Don't hate me for that last one... I just tend to do better on diets and such when I feel I can boast a little. When I don't feel that I am in a... (more)

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Rob_20 0 · January 12, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Do before and after pictures. Everyone loves those! Wear clothes though.

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by 35 · about 19 hours ago

Hey guys, I lost about 80 lbs two years ago and ever since then its been a terrible struggle to lose the last 10-15lbs. I'm a young male (5'7" and 160lbs). I lift weights 3x/week and walk a decent amount. I used to do a lot of cardio and... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · October 27, 2012 at 12:59 AM

It has not been possible for me and that is not due to a lack of discipline or effort no matter what anyone else may choose to believe. I have tried pretty much everything. Well, I have tried everything I am willing to try which generally means... (more)

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by 2944 · about 19 hours ago

Hi, I remember a while ago seeing a blog post somehere, where there were many pictures highlighting the scope of obesity from a century ago etc. If anyone could link to applicable sort of things I'd greatly appreciate it. I am doing some... (more)

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daz 0 · October 19, 2012 at 4:32 AM

you can see a lot of photos that may be of interest to you if you do a 'google images' for something like "fat man circus" Below is a photo of Chauncey Morlan, i think it's taken around the 1880/1890's. You can find it at this web site &... (more)

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by 40 · about 19 hours ago

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/health/research/more-data-suggests-fitness-matters-more-than-weight.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0moc.semityn.www [In ???Obesity Paradox,??? Thinner May Mean Sicker][1] Here's a quote from the article: "In... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 19, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Leanness is absolutely not a marker for good health. Although the article doesn't mention it, if you look at pro-joggers/marathoners you'll find a lot of them have heart issues, and a lot of them keel over and die. Lean muscle tissue and lots... (more)

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by 15400 · about 19 hours ago

I came across these articles while trying to research gut flora and... (more)

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by 1320 · about 19 hours ago

I know that a lot of focus on this board is spent on pointing out the deficiencies of the SAD diet. All true. I for one believe that eating a variety of whole, unprocessed foods is the way to go for optimal health. We may all have our... (more)

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Talldog 0 · July 12, 2012 at 5:41 PM

I think you are asking the wrong question. The question should be: why do these large portion sizes not satisfy people's hunger? large Big Mac value meal = 1,360 calories (hamburger=550, fries=500, coke=310) medium Big Mac value meal = 1,140... (more)

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by 5929 · about 19 hours ago

Modern women often put on weight during and after pregnancy. Does anyone know of studies, or even anecdotes, indicating rates of gestational weight gain and/or post-partum obesity in hunter-gatherers or primitive horticulturalists or indigenous... (more)

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SIJ 0 · June 16, 2012 at 1:53 AM

This study here states "Maasai women typically gain around 11% of their weight while pregnant while the US and Europe gain around 15-25% during pregnancy. One concern of diet restriction is giving birth to an infant with LBW (low birth weight),... (more)

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by 5828 · about 19 hours ago

Richard Nikoley at "Free the Animal" published a letter from a reader the other day, in a blog article titled "The Culture of Obesity." I've had the good fortune to spend the last 2 weeks traveling across Italy with my wife and 2 teenagers.... (more)

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MrsD 0 · June 10, 2012 at 8:50 AM

It always astounds me how visitors can go to a country for a short while and make assumptions about how it's people eat on a daily basis. I lived in Italy for many years and am still regularly there. These are the realities of Italy. The... (more)

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by 11581 · about 19 hours ago

This is an interesting story Bloodletting might cut some health risks of obesity I know a lot of people here probably donate blood. Have you experienced the benefits mentioned here for obese people? a significant drop in blood pressure lower... (more)

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Korion 0 · June 09, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I did, but as I was anemic they refused my blood. My doctor kept telling me anemia = iron deficiency (despite me telling him my diet was high in iron). He's still saying it even though I don't have anemia anymore since eating a diet of orange... (more)

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by 15400 · about 19 hours ago

I came across this article: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/07/fat-forecast-42-of-americans-obese-by-2030/ So, what does cause obesity? Not grains - Okinawan eat grains and happily living till 100 years old. Many traditional... (more)

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air_hadoken 0 · May 08, 2012 at 4:30 PM

I would posit that, for most obese people, the underlying problem is diseased and dead mitochondria due to a combination of poor nutrition and a diet that raises inflammatory markers. If the TCA cycle is damaged or cannot run optimally, the fatty... (more)

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by 2565 · about 19 hours ago

I've heard a lot of talk about how important balancing our neurotransmitters is, and the ones that are mentioned are usually gaba, serotonin, acetylcholine, etc. But I hardly ever hear about dopamine. Recently I've been doing some research on it... (more)

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interrobung 0 · May 04, 2012 at 6:18 AM

Your last paragraph sums up much of the belief of the human biochemically-savvy paleo populace, as I understand it, with some qualifiers. It is certainly the case that the leptin resistance we associate with obesity could have a role in decreased... (more)

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by 2240 · about 19 hours ago

Stephan Guyenet just had an article featured on Boing Boing called Seduced By Food: Obesity and the Human Brain, which he mentioned on his blog is "more concise than all the writing I've done on this blog" on the food reward concept (he also said... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · March 10, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Stephan's article hit all points. He even mentioned food texture, which I argued in earlier posts has a lot to do with palatability. This is not to deny that fat mass accumulation isn't driven by insulin nor hunger by insulin. But the case for... (more)

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by 15003 · about 19 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Jimmy Moore ??? Podcaster, The Livin??? La Vida Low-Carb Show Topic: How To Break Out Of The Grips Of Morbid Obesity And Embrace Healthy Living For Life. Morbid obesity doesn???t have to be a... (more)

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DFH 0 · March 04, 2012 at 4:52 PM

At the risk of being shouted down, I want to stick up for Jimmy and note that much of this page goes beyond discussing his interview and its just ad hom Jimmy bashing. Try to argue the topic, not the person. If you disagree with someone, try to... (more)

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by 2485 · about 19 hours ago

I'm far from being a big thinker in the paleo world but it seems to me there's a lot of discussion going on about higher carbs vs. lower carbs and all kinds of micromanaging of dietary minutia to affect this, that or the other hormone that... (more)

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Soporificat 0 · February 29, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Yes, I've noticed this as well. It seems that much of the advice that you get is based on an assumption that, of course, what you really want to do is lose weight! And then there are the eating disordered people who show up on this site in... (more)

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by 15003 · about 19 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Dr. Jack Kruse MD ??? Neurosurgeon Topic: Leptin Circadian Cycles. Dr. Kruse uncovers how leptin resistance lies at the root of inflammation, obesity, and chronic disease. He also shares how he... (more)

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Kurt_Harris_MD 0 · March 08, 2012 at 5:21 AM

Reading the discussion of Kruse's emissions here reminds me of nothing so much as Being There by Jerzy Kosinski. People apparently will take anything seriously, to the point where the more incoherent and implausible it sounds, the more profound... (more)

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by 20353 · about 19 hours ago

What are the obesity hypotheses, who are the proponents/authors and optionally what are their best works on the subject? Which hypothesis/hypotheses do you subscribe to? Compiled version: Carbohydrate / Insulin Hypothesis - Gary Taubes Good... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · February 07, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Obesity System Influence via the UK's Tackling Obesities project. (more)

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by 78417 · about 19 hours ago

First of all, I am looking for an answer to my question. NOT JUDGEMENT on my decisions/addiction issues. If you need to pass judgement, please go elsewhere. That is not helpful to anyone. OK. Over the holiday season, I gave myself license to eat... (more)

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Paleo4ever 0 · December 30, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Hi Cody, I truly understand exactly what you are going through. I have very similar experiences with regards to sugar/wheat/chemical ADDICTION. I also find it frustrating when people just chalk it up to (oh I just had a slip up) and ate sugar,... (more)

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by 94 · about 19 hours ago

Given that many of us are data-driven folks, I was curious to see if there was data that would show a correlation between grain and sugar consumption and the obesity epidemic in the U.S. Here's what I came up with... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · December 30, 2011 at 1:34 AM

This nicely states that increase in sugar is to blame for obesity and I love that they absolve animal fats as a contributing factor. Moreover, taking into consideration the prices of these foods, a moron could see that obesity could EASILY be... (more)

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