Is there a subject that you've questioned and studied about but still don't feel that you understand?
I would still like to better understand the fundamental causes of what is referred to in our Paleo circles as "inflammation," and what that actually means. For instance, it has been argued that people like me who were always in the past diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia and treated with statin drugs may in fact be doing more harm than good over time. One theory claims that people with high cholesterol levels may actually be suffering not from a dysfunction in the body's production of cholesterol, but instead are actually suffering from an inflammation of some type, to which the body is responding by producing more cholesterol to help the blood address and heal the inflammation. (It still stuns me to think about the implications of this if it is correct -- and I happen to believe that it has at least some if not a lot of merit.)
So, I'd like to know if, for example, this "inflammation" takes the form of shredding along the interior of vascular walls? And what causes the inflammation? Are the walls being torn by something? Or am I interpreting "inflammation" incorrectly?
Thanks for your feedback!
YES! How much FAT! what about good ol grassfed saturated fat! Some do some stay away, coconut oil some do some say NO WAY, at times the whole 'paleo" itself feels confusing. Also DO calories count? some say yes some say no... :)
Even if I'm in the range of 0-75 g carbs daily, how should I best use those carbs (when to eat them, etc.) if Crossfitting early in the morning - yet still manage to lose weight?
Some people say train fasted, some say you need to front-load some glycogen.
Some say you can train on VLC no problem, others say that they tank and require carbs to do regular Crossfit.
All of these debates over carb consumption v. food reward only serve to further confuse me. :-\
I would like to know if there are any long term examples of cultures following a high fat low carb diet OTHER than the Inuit? Are there any examples of members here who have been healthy for 10+ years or long enough to determine long term effects? The human body is super adaptable and can survive any number of things. Cultures can adapt to different diets and be healthy.
One extreme case does not make the overall case for paleo. Plus the Inuit evolved to carry a fair amount of body fat in order to stay warm. They lived in a VERY extreme environment! I am not sure I am going for the traditional "fluffy" Inuit body (I hope I am not being offensive).
And Italians eat TONS of pasta that is made from wheat and they are fine? I am just finding a lack of solid proof that this is the best way. It makes sense logically which is why I am doing it but I would feel better with some solid evidence that is NOT just a quote from the 2-3 paleo gurus or the 5 scientific studies they cite. I am 12 days in and am not adapted yet so I feel pretty crummy. I guess I want to be 100% sure I am not hurting myself!!