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  • Hi Mark--
    I'll chime in with the others who are asking for advice for women who have gone through menopause. The whole banana: how the hormone shift affects the primal nutrition curve, how it affects women's ability to build/maintain muscle, etc. I also have wondered about bf%--the word is that females need to be cautious about lowering bf% below about 17 or so, since such low body fat can affect fertility and disrupt menses. Ok, cool--so that's one way to find out if you are "too low." But what about after you no longer menstruate and are no longer considered fertile (good god, at my age, kids--yikes!!)? What other markers are there?
    You know--the rest of us in the population who are not young and building muscle at a remarkable rate who seem to dominate much of the "wisdom" on the forums...
    and yes, being an older (and wiser) female DOES make it different!

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    • Dear Mark,

      I wondered if it would be possible for you to give advice on sun protection? I am British (dark blonde hair, fair skin and green eyes), but five years ago I moved to Australia with my family. At first, because I was worried about the effect of UV on my skin, I followed the 'Slip, slop, slap' advice which is recommended in Australia. However, after a period of ill health I was diagnosed as being deficient in Vitamin D, and my GP recommended that I only use sunscreen after I had spent approximately 20 minutes in the sunshine. So, I reduced my use of sunscreen as per her advice, and only used it if I was going to be out in the sunshine for more than 20 minutes or so.

      This morning I had to have a pre-cancerous lesion removed from the skin on my chest.

      I just wondered if it would be possible for you to give your opinion on sunscreen/cover up approach for different skin types/colourings, with reference to geographical location and balanced with recommendations for optimal vitamin D production. I would also appreciate your opinion on whether chemical or zinc based sunscreens are best, or whether it is better to cover up or stay indoors instead (not always a comfortable option in 38 degree C heat!). Would it be better for someone such as me (with very fair colouring but living in a harsh climate with a big ozone hole) to take supplements and keep out of the sun/cover up entirely and not depend on it for vitamin D?

      Many thanks.

      Deb
      Last edited by PrimalMummy; 10-22-2013, 03:28 AM.

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      • I'd really like to see a post on the condition of Visual Snow, or on general vision improvement and health, if it can be made concurrently broad and precise enough to include Snow in it.

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        • Subject: The Great British Wake Up?

          Last night saw the final of the Great British Bake Off, a very popular BBC television contest for amateur bakers; it's a gluten, lectin and sugar rich nightmare.

          This morning the author of the following British Medical Journal article Saturated fat is not the major issue | BMJ Dr Aseem Malhotra (Cardiologist) was interviewed on BBC Breakfast TV and gave an excellent pitch on how saturated fats can actually improve heart health. It's now all over the national press.

          As well as the irony of seeing these two pieces of television almost consecutively (with a sleep in between) I wondered whether this perhaps marked the beginning of an awakening in British dietary/medical thinking.

          Anyway, thought I'd share the article with you at least.

          Best
          Mark

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          • Originally posted by Mark Sisson View Post
            If you think you have a great topic for a blog post, are interested in doing a guest post for MDA, have a "Dear Mark" question or otherwise have a suggestion for me and the Worker Bees post it here. I'll check this forum periodically and try to address as many as possible.


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            Hi Mark

            I would love to see a proper explanation of how leptin and insulin resistance are linked. I had both, but saw my leptin resistance disappear reacently (for the first time that I can ever remember, instead of being hungry after eating a full meal, I had to stop eating because I was too full and left food on my plate!). What I would really like to know is if this is a good sign for my insulin resistance. It took 6 months on very low carb to fix my leptin resistance, I was hoping that sticking to what I am doing might also see a reduction in my insulin resistance and with it my resistance to losing weight. I would appreciate your well-researched input, thanks!

            River Song

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            • Krill Oil

              Originally posted by Mark Sisson View Post
              If you think you have a great topic for a blog post, are interested in doing a guest post for MDA, have a "Dear Mark" question or otherwise have a suggestion for me and the Worker Bees post it here. I'll check this forum periodically and try to address as many as possible.


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              Hey, Mark!

              I was wondering what you thought of Krill Oil. The one most available in pharmacies says you only need one, but the EPA/DHA seems low. If you are taking the little red gel caps, should you be taking more than one? Really like the small pills (vs. those horse-size pills fish oil come in) but wondering if the dosage is adequate. Is it possible I only need a one-Krill-pill dose.

              Thanks!

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              • Hello.
                I'm new here. I know this topic has been covered quite a bit, but I didn't find the specific answer I was looking for anywhere. Concerning ketosis, I saw a disturbing warning about it on a university hospital website. To be clear, I'm NOT confusing ketosis with ketoacidosis. This is quoted from the UNM School of Medicine's site concerning ketogenic diets:

                "The pancreas primary responsibility is to break down fat. In some people,
                the pancreas can not handle the increased fat of the ketogenic diet. In these instances,
                the pancreas becomes swollen or inflamed and the entire gastrointestinal (GI) system
                stops working. The patient experiences severe abdominal discomfort and the
                abdomen is very tender to touch. Vomiting is often associated. In this situation, the
                patient needs to been seen by medical personnel immediately for diagnosis and
                treatment. If a person develops pancreatitis on the ketogenic diet, the diet is stopped
                immediately, and is never attempted again. Pancreatitis can be fatal."

                I'm interested in keto-paleo because I have an autoimmune disease, but it's also a gastrointestinal condition (ulcerative colitis). The idea of a ketogenic diet shutting down my entire GI system is pretty scary. Anyone have any experience with this?

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                • Hey Mark,

                  You seem like a great role model and the primal philosophy seems to be grounded in some essential truths, but doesn't it just turn you off to relate to animals as "products?"

                  Doesn't it seem apparent that our relationship to animals should go a little deeper than just their tastiness and health benefits?

                  Since you are such a humanitarian, and I mean that (you're helping tons of people live more enjoyable, enriching lives), what do you think about animals being enslaved and actually tortured just for our apparent, short lived benefit?

                  I hope this finds you well. Please do let me know if you ever come up with any answers to these questions.

                  Thank you.

                  Love ,
                  John

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                  • Don't support CAFO feed-lots or eat their toxic garbage meat. Buy local, hunt, eat wild, kill humanely.
                    Crohn's, doing SCD

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                    • At this time of year when there is so much emphasis on family, I have been wondering...what does a Grok or Groka do when they just don't like their family? When family is kinda toxic? And basically, what if Grok just doesn't really like people? If he or she has tried the social activities and so forth but really is just happy being alone?
                      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                      "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                      • At this time of year when there is so much emphasis on family, I have been wondering...what does a Grok or Groka do when they just don't like their family? When family is kinda toxic? And basically, what if Grok just doesn't really like people? If he or she has tried the social activities and so forth but really is just happy being alone?

                        As an aspie I can freely endorse being alone and happy. You do what's good for you and if people get mad about it, it's their problem, NOT yours. Neurotypical people are hard to be around, because they don't use their words to communicate, they just try to make themselves look better than each other. Can you relate to that? Or is this a miss?

                        Primal misses the mark to a degree on the social stuff. In history, we needed each other's services. Now, life is not that demanding and most of us can do great without other humans around in general. Maybe some people think they need each other and feel sad if they're alone, but tons of people have no such weaknesses and are happy alone or with one or two good "for-life" people for the most part. It would do Mark well to include/mention these outliers in that aspect. He's forgetting how unduly stressful social flowcharts of do's and don'ts are for some of us. It's hard to be with groups of people, the rules keep changing and you get "bad points" all the time for doing things that seemed right, and got approval in other situations!
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                        Crohn's, doing SCD

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                        • Dear Mark,

                          I'm aware that "grass fed/grain finished" is a bit of a scam, but I ran across something the other day on which I'd like your opinion.

                          A local dairy farm here seems pretty up front on how they raise their cows. They indicate no hormones nor subtherapeutic antibiotics. They also admit that though pasture based, they do supplement their cows with feed when they are "in for milking."

                          I'm assuming that their products are better than CAFO, just by virtue of the fact that there aren't added hormones or antibiotics. But I have no idea how long cows are in for milking, nor what effect the supplemental feed has on the product. Any opinion?

                          Thanx in advance,
                          JoanieL
                          "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                          B*tch-lite

                          Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                          • I have just started a blog to try and track how a paleo diet can help me in my next pregnancy. www.mypaleopregnancy.wordpress.com
                            I am finding it difficult to find any information about possible links between paleo diet and pregnancy risks (particularly hypertension and pre-eclampsia). These are very common risks in pregnancy and I have had them in two previous pregnancies (pre-paleo). I am now on the Paleo diet, at a good weight and looking to track how a third pregnancy goes on it (and hopefully reducing the severity or helping to avoid hypertension/ pre-eclampsia). I have seen some info suggesting pregnant women should NOT have excess protein - but why?
                            Thanks
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                            • Yes, is an in-and-out three by three protein style OK as long as I only have ONE fry? Between that and El Pollo Loco my options are pretty limited. Love cooking for myself, but occasionally you gotta get some fast-ish food.

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                              • Second. A section for Primal Parents would be much appreciated

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