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by -5 · about 18 hours ago

As I stated in another thread I am doing the crossfit football diet. I feel very good even after just a few days but I am unsure about any long term effects of eating like this for years. I feel like I could eat this way forever. I might just be... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · August 05, 2014 at 4:43 AM

It's not about the absolute amount of saturated fat in your diet; it's about whether you're feeling good in the mid-to-longer term. Most paleo templates call for at least 15% starch, and many paleo adherents eat up to 30% of calories as starch,... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

It turns out saturated fats from foods like Coconut oils and from animal foods might cause leaky gut. A recent study published last year but rarely spoken of breaks current trends on leaky gut theories. "High saturated fat diet... (more)

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Andy_16 0 · March 07, 2014 at 6:48 PM

The high fat diet was 60% calories from fat, yet only 32% I think it said was from saturated fat. The control diet was only 10%, that means we are lacking a description of about 20% of the fat content in the high fat diet. I will place my... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

I have just been prescribed Roaccutane/ Accutane treatment for my hormone related acne. The doctor recommends I lower my intake of high cholesterol foods whilst on the drug. She gave me a leaflet titled 'Cholesterol Lowering Advice' which... (more)

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samc 0 · January 15, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Conventional medical advice is being given by your doctor. As Paleo followers we generally don't believe 99% of what they say. I'd stick with Paleo if it was me. I do find a lot of contradictions in your post but since you don't want to hear... (more)

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by 373 · about 18 hours ago

Do you feel it is our responsibility to confront the conventional wisdom that we so often come across in articles like this one on --gasp-- Huffington Post, that advise us to steer clear of bacon and saturated fats, or suffer the... (more)

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Methodician 0 · November 13, 2013 at 3:51 AM

If I'm ever quoted in some famous phrase book, I hope they pick up on my favorite saying: with ability comes responsibility. (yeah I came up with it, though I doubt I'm the first) Since you know the truth, you should tell people. You have the... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

I like a lot of what the paleo movement reccomends but I think its too early to conclude that saturated fat is some miracle superfood when there are too many conflicting studies for any one to reccomend we start eating these fats with reckless... (more)

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Sara_17 0 · October 15, 2013 at 2:43 AM

ABSOLUTELY, people go overboard trying to follow what they believe is healthy... if some is good, more is always better, right? But, I think that aside from the correlation =/= causation point (which is absolutely an important one to... (more)

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by 10 · about 18 hours ago

Here's something I've been wondering. Excess sugar = insulin = storing excess sugar as body fat. So lets say you eat too much saturated fat. Your body uses it for what it needs, but then where does the excess go? Does it somehow get turned into... (more)

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LateralFractal 0 · September 03, 2013 at 2:44 AM

Dietary fat in the blood stream is generally indistinguishable from lipids released by fat cells. Under healthy metabolic conditions, fatty acids should cycle in and out of adipose tissue; acting as an energy buffer. Articles that specifically... (more)

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by 221 · about 18 hours ago

I have heard from numerous sources including Weston A Price and their disciples that in some places they eat a diet that has 50-60% of its calories as saturated fat. I'm just curious what the words 'saturated fat' refer to in this context. Does... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 29, 2013 at 2:26 AM

The idea that the bulk of human diet calories came from, could come from, should come from saturated fat is just plain silly. It's simply unreasonable, there aren't that great of sources of saturated fats. It is physically and practically... (more)

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by 2626 · about 18 hours ago

Large, well-powered, high quality meta-analyses of studies on lipid intake frequently find at least some cardiovascular benefits to reducing saturated fat (SFA) and replacing it with unsaturated fat (PUFA). When they don't, the finding is that it... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 27, 2013 at 6:25 PM

I think a big part of it is that almost all the long term controlled studies on this issue have had (as folks on both side have pointed out) decent flaws that seriously weaken them as evidence. This includes a lot of confounding factors between... (more)

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by 40 · about 18 hours ago

Hi all, Just wondering whether anyone can help provide some guidance on whether I should be concerned with the change in my lipids below? According to Chris Kresser's basic lipid guidelines it appears I shouldn't be concerned (TC<290, HDL>40,... (more)

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Chris_B 0 · June 30, 2013 at 2:19 AM

Take a look at this: http://bjjcaveman.com/2013/03/10/the-effect-of-a-ketogenic-diet-on-cholesterol-part-1/ Might be the reason for issues with LDL. I'm testing this now myself. I would suggest either cutting fats down OR increasing carbs not... (more)

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by 529 · about 18 hours ago

Hello! If trans-fat consumpution is problematic, is trans-fat formation while seasoning a cast-iron pan problematic? This site claims that trans-fats are integral to a good seasoning surface. It recommends flaxseed oil as a seasoning oil. The... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 19, 2013 at 2:59 AM

PUFAs are what you need for seasoning. They're oxidizable and polymerizable. Saturated fats are actually the worst in terms of seasoning ability because they lack ability to oxidize. Flaxseed is a great oil to use for it, I seasoned my cast iron... (more)

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by 20 · about 18 hours ago

Is this a healthy interpretation of the paleo diet? I was under the impression that saturated fat is not bad for you and was reading the updated version of the paleo diet and it is saying that saturated fat does cause inflammation and increased... (more)

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BobK 0 · May 28, 2013 at 8:36 PM

IMO .... bacon & eggs EVERY day would get boring AND it isn't what paleo is about. Short Answer: Think "dinner" for breakfast... a salad and or veggies & eggs or meat. Don't be fenced in by "grain or eggs" for breakfast. Bacon isn't... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Alright so I'm trying to get my facts straights on the different fats and how each one effects your cholesterol levels. And I figured here would be the best place to ask. Saturated Fat - Raises HDL and LDL (but the fluffy LDL) Monounsaturated Fat... (more)

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Linds 0 · May 06, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Check out these guides for great, easy to digest info: The Definitive Guide to Cholesterol The Definitive Guide to Fats The Definitive Guide to Oils What Are PUFAs? Chemically speaking, polyunsaturated fats have more than one (hence the... (more)

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by 209 · about 18 hours ago

I've posted here loads, but it's hard when your mum thinks wheat is healthy and fat is bad. Anyway. I want to lose weight, but I'm not seeing much progress. I'm now weight training 2-3x per week and running 1x.I can feel my muscles getting... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 01, 2013 at 3:57 PM

the key to losing weight is to cut down on everything Yes ... but not too much. If your body is craving food and you can't shake that feeling, then you are simply not eating enough. Dieting for weightloss is trying, but lowering food intake... (more)

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by 95 · about 18 hours ago

In Robb Wolf???s podcast number 151 Chris Kresser says that in a minority of people dietary saturated fat pushes up blood LDL cholesterol but that in the majority of people this is only temporary. So, he says, in the majority of people starting a... (more)

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Joanna_8 0 · May 29, 2013 at 7:54 AM

Since I posted this question some weeks ago Chris Kresser has partly answered it in his blog at http://chriskresser.com/the-diet-heart-myth-cholesterol-and-saturated-fat-are-not-the-enemy. He says “It’s true that some studies show that saturated... (more)

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by 592 · about 18 hours ago

I just had five pastured eggs scrambled in coconut oil and more than a cup of grassfed heavy cream. I am practically starving right now. I am hungrier than before I ate. I thought fat was supposed to be filling. Any ideas? Explanations? Does this... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 01, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Eat some plants. This ain't Atkins.

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by 40 · about 18 hours ago

I've recently started buying really good grass-fed meat from a wholesaler. I purposely buy scotch fillet (rib eye as I believe its known as in the US) for the higher fat to protein proportion (before going paleo I used to eat extremely lean... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 12, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Good for you for finding grass-fed rib-eyes, those are really hard for me to find. I am now seeing grass-fed sirloin and ground meat in my stores but never rib-eye, I had to buy half a steer to get that. The amount of fat you get in the center... (more)

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by 10 · about 18 hours ago

Hi Everyone, I am quite fascinated by the subject as I am trying to help my grandma make the leap from MCI to full blown dementia. We were especially amused by the Type 3 Diabetes nomenclature that now often comes up with Alzheimers, but the... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · February 24, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Ya, that's a big leap to say that Saturated fat will cause mental decline and promote AD, from an observational study. Coconut oil which is pure saturated fat is beneficial for AD although it may be the ketones that produce the... (more)

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by 94 · about 18 hours ago

My total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (including LDL-P) shot up considerably after being on the paleo diet for the last 3 months (consuming lots of butter and beef with lots of veggies and no grains at all). I did some searching and I found a... (more)

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james_27 0 · February 15, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Both the "saturated fat is the biggest diet villian" and the "saturated fat is good for you everyone should eat more butter and lard" sides are rather stupid. It's extremely individual. Certain gene types are putting themselves at risk by eating a... (more)

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by 47 · about 18 hours ago

My friend says I'm trying to make her fat if I tell her to buy the full fat cheese, & eat more chicken & fish. "If your body thinks its starving" I begin, and she cuts me off. She also says I'm the only one who doesn't comment on her... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · January 22, 2013 at 3:22 AM

I don't even try to talk anyone out of their misconceptions. Sometimes they have to hit rock bottom before reaching out for different perspectives. I only offer my advice when people ask for it.

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by 70 · about 18 hours ago

This month the Physicians Health Study II results were published on the effect of Centrum Silver on cardiovascular disease (CVD). They showed no association with multivitamin use and likelihood of any kind of CVD, and thus were presented which... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · December 03, 2012 at 2:58 AM

This interview with Ron Kruass might interest you, he had a big part in showing how carb restriction can reduce CVD risk in "most" individuals. http://www.meandmydiabetes.com/2012/04/17/ron-krauss-saturated-fat-red-meat-it-depends/ In the... (more)

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

Hi all, basically I've been on Keto for 7 1/2 weeks now. I'm 19 years old, 6"2-6"3ish and started at 150KG and am now 137KG. I'm quite happy with my progress in weight loss so far but I have a few questions. My decision to lose weight was... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · December 01, 2012 at 5:51 PM

I would go on how you feel. My husband lost 20 lbs over 2 months and felt great. He's 6'1" and was 215. After that, it slowed down a lot since he's eating more carbs now, during the Holiday Season and he does not work out, like you. He's trying to... (more)

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by 30 · about 18 hours ago

I've heard that coconut oil contains just as much LDL causing saturated fat as it's medium chain fatty acids. What does this mean for cholesterol levels and how much should you really eat in conjunction with other fats? Anyone have some actual... (more)

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Dave_16 0 · November 04, 2012 at 2:31 PM

You have much to learn, young one. I'll try to explain the important bits. 1) LDL is not your enemy. VLDL is your enemy, and VLDL is caused by sugar consumption. Coconut oil contains almost entirely saturated fat. Saturated fats are known to... (more)

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by 1418 · about 18 hours ago

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)

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Jamie_14 0 · October 29, 2012 at 4:43 AM

Not really sure why your unable to use google: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_breast_milk "Human milk contains 0.8% to 0.9% protein, 4.5% fat, 7.1% carbohydrates, and 0.2% ash (minerals)" per weight. I beleive this is principally palmitic... (more)

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by 124 · about 19 hours ago

Sorry, I'm aware a few people got confused at my question, please excuse me as I was half asleep when writing it :P Edited now I've learned on Paleo that most fat is good, and that it doesn't make you put weight on the outside, but could someone... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · July 08, 2012 at 4:31 AM

Fructose generated fat goes around your organs, because its liver heavy, according to a study I read, but glucose generated subcutaneous fat instead. As I visualise it, the liver is the fat storage organ, so perhaps it stores fat in the organ... (more)

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by 4181 · about 19 hours ago

I know saturated fat is apparently not bad for you but since I increased my butter intake I swear my skin has gotten worse. Practically every site other than paleo says to avoid excessive saturated fat for complexion and I'm starting to wonder if... (more)

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Potato_Avenger 0 · July 01, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Well, generally things that are inflammatory contribute to acne flare-ups. With that said, saturated fat is the least inflammatory (certain versions of SF vary slightly) of the fats one can consume. Perhaps you're particularly intolerant to dairy... (more)

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