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    Is common sense starting to sneak into CW?


    http://health.msn.com/nutrition/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100241585&GT1=31036


    Not exactly Primal, but pretty darn close. A lot closer than most of the US lives.


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    I think we've been having a snowball effect ever since Michael Pollan wrote The Omnivore's Dilemma. It's really been picking up size and speed since Food, Inc. hit the theatres.

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      Looks like my heavily onion / egg based meals will be acceptable to CW then!

      CW is only CW because big companies spend money on it, with "added value" "foods". Hard to profit from a raw carrot!

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        That article was written by Jonny Bowden. He has always gotten it right. His program is similar to Mark's with regards to lower carb, high fat, eat plants and protein and the elimination of processed foods, grains, and sugars.


        He is not CW.

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          Jonny Bowden... never heard of him, but I think I'll look him up. He may not be CW. I was shocked to see something with common sense come out of MSN though. :P

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            I've been wondering the same thing about the shift in CW thinking, Diana. Hopefully, we're not just being hopeful. I ran into this on Nutritiondata.com:


            http://blog.nutritiondata.com/heart_health_blog/2009/07/saturated-fats-and-cardiovascular-health.html


            I get some nutrition data from them, and am always amused that when they give Good and Bad comments about food, Saturated Fat is always BAD. And, interestingly, bagels had no Bad comment, but cabbage did--most of the calories from sugar! Anyway, those types of comments put them squarely in CW, but the blog post from the heart doctor seems to be leaning toward common sense. Here's hoping. . .

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              Of late similar stuff has appeared in the UK in the Daily Mail, a newspaper not noted for the intelligence of its readers, and Saga magazine for the Over Fifties.


              They're still a bit paranoid about saturated fats but probably if they weren't the anti-carb articles wouldn't have been published


              one small step for a Grok . . .

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                I noticed yesterday on my M&F Hers front cover "Eat Fat to Lose Fat" and an article on "overcoming carb addiction."


                Sure, they may not have recommended all "good" fats to the PB, but it's certainly a step in the right direction!

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                  I'm sure many here have seen this blog, but if not check it out. A cardiologist that is bucking CW every day. www.heartscanblog.blogspot.com

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                    "Eat natural" seems to be gaining acceptance. My daughter reads fitness mags and generally they recommend low fat, healthy whole grains, But they seem to shun packaged foods and opt for real ingredients over bar coded products.


                    It is a good start in my opinion.

                    It's grandma, but you can call me sir.

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                      This is where I came from before leaping (HEAD FIRST) into Primal. I was following the "Eat Clean Diet", which is a concept of eating only whole, non-packaged foods, which was a no-brainer for me, but they were still all against fat and making sure you had some 'healthy' grain/ carb in your 6 meal a day macros as well as low calories (this is geared for women who like to lift heavy).


                      I went from converting my husband to Turkey bacon, back to feeding him regular bacon to the point where he asked me the other day "Can we stop eating bacon for at least a couple of days?" :-)

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                        Sassa, I was just like you - organic meat (ie, animals fed with organic CORN & SOY!), whole grains, Ezekiel bread, molasses etc. And I feel so guilty now for making my vegetarian hub eat tofu to ensure he got enough protein.


                        In other news, the husband dear ate omelettes 2 days in a row for breakfast without reaching for the bread. I think there's hope.

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                          OMG Maba, yes, I was going to Trader Joe's to get my Ezekiel ($5/ loaf) bread, since I had this FUNNY feeling that even wheat bread was just not doing me any favors!

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                            I know!! That $5 a loaf thing is crazy. I had been a vegetarian for quite a while, not losing any weight and feeling kinda poorly actually. I read something about wheat intolerance/allergy and decided to forego wheat just to see if it made a difference. I had no idea I was so addicted to wheat products! Once I got away from it my appetite decreased, cravings decreased and I had a general feeling of well being. From there it was easier to think about Primal eating and then just do it. More needs to be written regarding the affects of grains on the human body.

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                              Another mainstream article:

                              http://www.examiner.com/x-10955-DC-W...back-right-now

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