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    Has anyone here actually tried this primal diet for a few years and monitored their blood at a doctor?

    There are a lot of people out there who claimed they lost weight fast: Raw vegans, vegans, fruitists, etc. (and of course primal-eaters). But how do we know which one is better and why?

    I also came across this YouTube video that criticizes Mark a bit. What do you think? I'm getting confused, and actually getting worried that this primal thing could end up killing me. I just don't know who to trust anymore


  • #2
    LOL - Durian Rider, Harley Johnstone, 30 bananas per day man - really!! He is a douche bag Aussie with the over-exaggerated, annoying accent.
    P.S. I'm an Aussie.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Sue View Post
      LOL - Durian Rider, Harley Johnstone, 30 bananas per day man - really!!
      No really, I mean it. Sure, a lot of what he says doesn't make any sense at all and isn't even true. But then some of it seems to make some sense... But then what the hell do I know :S

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      • #4
        Come off it, you're going to listen to someone who doesn't make any sense at all. I think you're pulling our leg and perhaps trolling like Durian likes to do.

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        • #5
          a doctor?

          doctor's are for fixing broken bones. anything else is out of their jurisdiction.

          you trust yourself or no? if you don't trust yourself, go CW and pop anti-depressants for the next 40 years and then die in a nursing home.

          if the universe wanted you on drugs, you would be born with an iv.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dado View Post
            a doctor?

            doctor's are for fixing broken bones. anything else is out of their jurisdiction.

            you trust yourself or no? if you don't trust yourself, go CW and pop anti-depressants for the next 40 years and then die in a nursing home.

            if the universe wanted you on drugs, you would be born with an iv.
            A doctor can also take some of your blood using a needle and then measure it with respect to various things (vitamins, cholestrol, etc.). That's what I meant

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            • #7
              Mark isn't a guru - well not for me anyway But he is a man who has done a lot of research, has loads of contacts and practices what he preaches. I am incredibly grateful for all the work he (and others) have done to consolidate information and put it into a format that the average person seeking health and wellness can understand.

              I am not eating primal because Mark says so... I'm eating primal because it makes sense to me, it has already produced great results and i feel absolutely bloody fantastic!

              Don't be primal or vegan or anything because someone else says to - you have a mind, use it to assimilate the info given and maybe do some digging on your own Go by how you feel, do you feel fabulous eating this way? do you think eating whole, healthy, natural & unprocessed foods is a good thing?

              One of the things i love about Mark's style is how laid back he is - he gives the info, a bit of structure, then basically tells us to "have at it" and tweak or tune it to what suits us. He doesn't try to shame people into eating this way, or lay down a military precision type schedule.... he just shares the information - a lot of it FOR FREE! That's class in my book

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              • #8
                There are quite a few bloodwork-related success stories in the success stories thread. He's not around anymore, but check out some of Griff's posts on his cholesterol and blood sugar results on PB.

                Also, no energy for sports? LMAO! I live with a man who moves appliances all day for a living and is training for a marathon, all on a primal diet (granted, a higher carb one, but Mark supports that for active people, especially the ones who are silly enough to do that kind of cardio).
                “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

                Owly's Journal

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                • #9
                  well, don't trust DurianRider because he's a self-centered idiot lol

                  if you trust anyone at all, make sure it isn't DR or Freelee, they're both batshit crazy and attention-starved (because they don't eat enough meat EY YOOO)

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                  • #10
                    Honestly, do what I did and get on pubmed and read read read everything you can get you hands on about science and the paleo diet. Not all documents are viewable, but some are, others are in full for free if you do a google. Science backs it up - but it does back up the version with lean cuts of meat, no grains, dairy, potatoes etc. And good saturated fats such as organic virgin coconut oil are fine.

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                    • #11
                      Try each of the diets for three months, the one that doesn't make you feel like shit at the end is the winner.

                      Harley is an asshole, and yes, he IS batshit crazy.

                      Hang out on their site for a bit and you'll feel like you're in some freak cult.

                      G'head, do it.... just for fun......

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                      • #12
                        Do the research. Lipid hypothesis is shot down, high cholesterol up to 300 TC is a good thing for most people with high HDL. Fat does burn very clean, it IS good to avoid insulin shock. Everything about Primal Blueprint really is common sense backed up by science. Animals (which we are) eat animals and plants. It's not complicated, dangerous or abnormal to feed humans what humans eat in the wild. It's what any good animal caretaker does. So take care of your animal and feed it what humans would find in the wild. You don't have to agree with either high-fat or high-carb, both beat eating wheat and sugar. And you KNOW doctors have no idea what to eat. They're usually obese and clueless. They just fix trauma and write prescriptions. What could possible be wrong with eating real food? Tell me!

                        Times two on no dairy, nightshades, legumes or grains. Ban hammer on those food groups! I don't care if Mark says green beans and baby peas are fine. We don't need them! If you're going to do it, do it like a rock star. Hardcore all the way. Go seasonal, get falldown from your local grass-fed butcher, find pet burgers for offal...your nutrition will be complete!
                        Last edited by Knifegill; 01-12-2012, 06:26 PM.
                        Crohn's, doing SCD

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by InSearchOfAbs View Post

                          Hang out on their site for a bit and you'll feel like you're in some freak cult.
                          hit the nail on the head. definitely a cult lol, except instead of kool-aid, it's "dateoraid"

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                          • #14
                            why the fck would anyone in their right mind use 30bad dude as a credible source of information
                            beautiful
                            yeah you are

                            Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                            lol

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                            • #15
                              If you want to doubt the diet, that's fine. It's always best to listen to your body and do what works best for you. You have to make your own choice.

                              BUT.

                              Don't let that fruitarian nincompoop influence you for one second, with his bullcrap claims that humans are unfit for hunting because they can't outrun wild animals; that Atkins had a heart attack and THEN fell down and died; and that ketoacidosis has anything whatsoever to do with ketosis. It's a reaction to severe hyperglycemia in Type I diabetics.

                              If you have doubts about the diet, fine. But for the love of God, don't let them come from drurianrider.

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