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by 3 · about 7 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 7 hours ago

I workout daily, but I don't count calories. I do a few minutes of cardio and lift heavy weight. I am seeing changes in my body, but should I just continue this way. My diet is strictly paleo

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by 0 · about 7 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 7 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 45 · about 7 hours ago

I couldn't have picked a worse time to get back on the paleo horse, but here we go. I recently had some major expenses that depleted my savings, so I'm back to living paycheck to paycheck, and scrounging. I've got $20 to spend on food for the... (more)

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Chelsea__1 0 · June 15, 2013 at 2:46 AM

16 days (just over 2 weeks) isn't too bad. My suggestion, organic coconut milk (1000 calories a can). You already have a good meat supply and get a dozen or two eggs and you have some great combinations.Don't waste your money on veggies and fruit... (more)

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by 78422 · about 7 hours ago

Reading through posts, I find people are frightened when they gain weight on Paleo. Often, their weight was too low to begin with and their body is reaching a more natural state. I feel as if gaining weight can have significant benefits in... (more)

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Jim_B 0 · February 19, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Heavier people live longer... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/health/study-suggests-lower-death-risk-for-the-overweight.html ...but there's ongoing debate. Does the trend simply indicate that thinner older people at death are typically... (more)

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by 20 · about 7 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 35 · about 8 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 10919 · about 8 hours ago

OK as a low to moderate carber this flies in the face of most of my current beliefs. Can someone explain this to me? is this bad science? Good science? My son doesn't really like candy but he loves greek yogurt sweetened with honey, ice cream,... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · October 07, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Children tend to be supertasters (sorry, no data to back this up--just anecdotal) and probably as a result prefer sweeter foods. I could see the advantage to this being the avoidance of toxic alkaloids more common in bitter tasting plants.

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by 40 · about 8 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 8 hours ago

After reading these... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · September 16, 2012 at 9:38 PM

At 450lbs, a blue-baby, who had Meningitis as an toddler and was consequently given antibiotics at dosages that look like a weekly dosage for an adult every hour via IV I'd say a correlation isn't impossible. I fit the pattern anyway. I don't... (more)

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by 1320 · about 8 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 5828 · about 8 hours ago

I was amused by this post at Paleo Velo. Here's a snippet: [Another nail in the coffin] of the carbohydrate obesity thesis? Check out Stephen Guyenet???s latest post about a new study that finds that sugar has to be palatable to be fattening in... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · June 15, 2012 at 5:18 AM

As to your comments, but if you can't taste the sugar who is going to want to eat the crap? We eat crap cause it tastes good. Take away the taste and no one will want it. The study is interesting though. What it has to do with taking down... (more)

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by 5929 · about 8 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 1876 · about 8 hours ago

I have been strict Whole30 compliant - Paleo for over a month now and have been very successful with weightloss. I love paleo and have never felt better. My question is, my mother-in-law who is extremely & morbidly obese and 'always on a... (more)

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Sol 0 · June 10, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Not for the faint of heart but you could tell her that grains are used to quickly fatten up cows and that we humans are not different from cows in that regard.

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by 15400 · about 8 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 8 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 8 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 1353 · about 8 hours ago

kind of funny actually. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgnbRK8pij8&feature=plcp&context=C37fc478UPOEgsToPDskLaJ2nddOH-2d1SBDdNgmV9 (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · March 05, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Since he didn't mention either carbs/insulin or food reward, I bet folks here will hate it ;). Seriously, it was great. He had me scared there in the beginning with that 1st law of thermodynamics talk tho!

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by 15003 · about 8 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 15003 · about 8 hours ago

I am a real fan of Stephan Guyenet and Chris Kresser, but try as I might, I am struggling with the idea that a low-reward diet "reduces the fat set point." Now, I have no problems with the idea that a low-reward diet results in weight loss. And... (more)

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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · February 13, 2012 at 10:15 AM

A "set point" is just a homeostasis we don't understand yet. For instance, there's no such thing as a "fat thermostat" in our bodies that we could turn up or down if we could just find the dial. There are trillions of cells in a human body - each... (more)

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by 20353 · about 8 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 78422 · about 8 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 8 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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by 25 · about 8 hours ago

I've read Taubes work on the carbohydrate hypothesis, Guyenet on food reward, and Becker on the Hypothalmic Hypothesis. My background is organic chemistry, not endocrinology or biochemistry, so much of the deep theory is a bit much for me. Recent... (more)

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Evelyn_aka_CarbSane 0 · November 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM

I think there's something about the incretins -- like GLP-1 -- that play a role in insulin signaling and may mimic insulin. The theory goes something like: more rapid delivery/more "bolus" delivery of nutrients to the ileum restores GLP-1... (more)

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