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  • Hi from Arizona

    I'm halfway through the "Primal Blueprint".

    I've been sedentary most of my life. But in 2001, decided to make drastic changes to my lifestyle.
    So, at age 52 I had a calcium CT scan and was given a 'clean bill of health'.

    I started exercising 3-4 days/week. I hiked 6-10 miles 1/month. and went on an extremely LOW fat diet in hopes of preventing the same heart problems that my mom had. I lost weight (down to <20% body fat) and felt good.

    But in 2004, I had a heart attack, halfway through a 9 mile hike ... but that's another story.

    I had 2 stents inserted into my right coronary artery and resumed hiking/backpacking within a few months. But I continued on a generally 'high carb'/'low fat' diet.

    It wasn't until I started reading Primal Blueprint that I started to wonder if my LOW fat diet actually contributed to my myocardial infarction. I am now committed to follow the Primal Blueprint in hopes that I haven't done any permanent damage. I'm cutting out all of those bad carbs.

    I'll be having another blood work-up done in about 4 weeks. I'll be interested in seeing if my Triglycerides are down or my HDL/LDL ratio has improved. I hope this 'awakening' hasn't come too late.


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    Better late than never Dan. Congrats for doubting conventional wisdom. You are on the right track, check these links below:

    Carbohydrates and LDL:
    Slash carbs . . . What happens?:
    Low Carbs Lower Triglycerides:
    “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” -Oscar Wilde
    "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -George Bernard Shaw
    "The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass." -Martin Mull