I don't get why so many of us are deficient in Zinc? I think it's cause we need Vitamin D and such to help it function and it's a cascade of deficiencies? Cause people in undeveloped countries don't have acne, and I don't really think they have... (more)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2716748/ OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of a 24-week ketogenic diet (consisting of 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g/kg body weight protein, 20% saturated fat, and 80% polyunsaturated and monounsaturated... (more)
I have heard this a lot from the no meat crowd. They claim that Long chain fatty acids (LCFA) from animal products are terrible, but conveniently, Medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) found in coconuts, is okay to eat. Both are kinds of saturated fat.... (more)
I'm trying to find a Non saturated fat animal oil that I can make mayo, salad dressing, etc with. I could resort to using olive or Mac nut oil but I'd prefer to use an animal product. I've heard lard or bacon fat might fit the bill, but the lard I... (more)
I just discovered cron-o-meter and am tracking my fats/carbs/protein etc. I find it helpful to get the ratios correct as I'm following the perfect health diet which allows for some safe starches. It's going well, however I am concerned with the... (more)
A bit of a chemistry question here, I was reading some labels on a "reese's minis" out of curiosity and at the end it listed less than 2% of: partially hydrogenated (palm, palm kernel oils)... and I've seen PH coconut oil in coffee creamers for... (more)
The guy that made those paleo critique videos just released a bunch of video's about the first part of GCBC and the whole lipid hypothesis/diet heart/saturated fat. It's definitely worth a look to see both sides. Starts... (more)
Hey paleo peeps. Well I eat a lot of fat, especially saturated and monounsaturated. I've been using coconut oil to cook my meals and lately i've been experiencing very tight chest pains, mostly on the left and a little on the right. They come and... (more)
These fats can raise low-density lipoprotein, or "bad," cholesterol levels in the body. High levels of LDL in the bloodstream put you at a higher risk for heart disease and stroke. Diets that contain too much saturated fat are linked to chronic... (more)
I have seen this question asked before but and it seemed like it got a lot of answers but I'm not sure I ever saw an answers that the satisfied or helped the people asking the question. I recently got serious about getting rid of my sugar... (more)
I don't think it's a fat adaption thing if you've been eating paleo for a couple years. It may relate to bile production. Have you had any blood work done? You may have elevated liver enzymes or bilirubin.
I was having a discussion with someone and we were talking about breastmilk's fat content. This person did not believe that human milk is high in fat. How much percentage of fat is in human milk and how much of it is saturated fat? Please cite... (more)
Which type of fat is better for men trying to increase testosterone? I read a lot of articles online stating that monounsaturated fats are better than saturated for testosterone. I know to avoid most PUFA. Which type fat is better for overall health? (more)
Hi, I know that one of the benefits of saturated fats is that they are heat stable and generally I will reheat / reuse my fats several times. For example if I fry some bacon in pastured butter I will leave the residue in the frying pan to use the... (more)
Yes, animal fat helps me sleep while coconut oil destroys my sleep. I cook with pastured lard in the evenings because I'm so sensitive to the coconut oil now, it's crazy. I sleep amazingly well after eating animal fat.
Possible Duplicate: What do we think of this article by our good friend Dean Ornish? http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/23/opinion/sunday/the-optimal-diet.html?_r=1&smid=fb-share My school's nutrition service just put this article on... (more)
This was posted at sciencedaily the other day. Thoughts? http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120813155640.htm ScienceDaily (Aug. 13, 2012) ??? Newly published research led by Western's Dr. David Spence shows that eating egg yolks... (more)
The health benefits of coconut oil are mentioned almost everywhere. Since changing to a Primal diet about 7 months ago, I've been eating a lot of coconut oil. Basically cooking with it three times a day and occasionally snacking on a tablespoon... (more)
I'm a fan of diversifying one's fat intake. Coconut, animal fats, butter, palm, olive, etc??? Coconut does come across as the paleo panacea, but it's just a good fat, one of many.
It seems just from reading a few things from Robb Wolf, he advocated "lean meats". Along with Loren Cordain. It seems that would reduce overall fat intake quite a bit as well. It seems he's quite a respected guy in the paleo community, but why... (more)
I am a 62 year old woman with a constant weight of about 185 for last few years. My blood glucose readings were always in the high 90's, and A1c was 5.8 - 6.0ish. I had coronary bypass in 2005 and have always eaten "healthy" meditteranean diet... (more)
So sorry to ask...might seem a bit trivial but I am confused. My question is: Is the fat that is rendered from the actual fat of pork/beef/chicken the 'good' fat and eating the solid 'hard' fat is 'bad'? I love crisp chicken skin but am confused... (more)
I know saturated is great and I have no doubts about its greatness but I would love to know how it is metabolized by our bodies. Conventional Wisdom says it stays saturated and therefore "clogs our arteries", but when people use that as an... (more)
I am currently consuming a high calorie diet to keep up with my activities and never much bothered to track my daily food intake until yesterday. First thing I noticed is that I am consuming a total of 130-150 grams of saturated fat most of it... (more)