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    A friend on facebook was just advised, BY HER DOCTOR, to go on a Whole 30.
    Crohn's, doing SCD

  • #2
    Oh, wow.

    I want to open a bottle of champagne now.

    I think things are going our way. Maybe slowly, but that's the way they're going.

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    • #3
      That's pretty fracking jokes.
      Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.

      My Primal Journal

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      • #4
        When I talked to my doctor about my gluten and casein intolerances he didn't dismiss me. Instead, he sympathized with me over how addictive those things where and how hard it was to remove those substances from his own children's diets.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kkratz57 View Post
          When I talked to my doctor about my gluten and casein intolerances he didn't dismiss me. Instead, he sympathized with me over how addictive those things where and how hard it was to remove those substances from his own children's diets.
          That's great. I'm inclined to think that most doctors did go into the profession because they wanted to help people. I don't think they know the extent to which they have been manipulated by the pharmaceutical industry. But they have been:

          Pharmageddon: How Big Pharma Hijacked Healthcare 05/30 by Underground Wellness | Blog Talk Radio


          Once they wake up to that ... well, we're cooking ...

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          • #6
            My Dad's doctor has taken him off of four out of five medications he was taking and says, "When it comes to medication, less is more."

            She was totally on board with him going Primal and is thrilled with the results. In fact having her confirm everything i was telling him made the difference in him getting on the program.

            And she works for a big HMO. Nobody is suppressing her. She gets paid by having happy clients. There is a whole younger generation of physicians out there who are not CW. If yours is a dinosaur, find one that has evolved.

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            • #7
              Same thing with my mom. She has been on statins, PPIs and a crapload of other meds for more than a decade. Her old doctor had prescribed them for her back then, and when he died, she started seeing his son who just kept adding to them, despite my protests. Because, you know, doctors are gods.

              She saw a new doctor a few weeks ago. He ran a bunch of screening tests and announced there was absolutely nothing wrong with her except maybe a little osteoporosis (not unusual considering 77 years of CW) and pulled here off of EVERYTHING!!! The only things he prescribed were some D (totally agree) and calcium (totally disagree, but not rocking the boat).

              Of course, it's annoying as hell that I've been saying the exact same thing for more than a year and she wouldn't budge, but I'll take it anyway.
              Durp.

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              • #8
                I rang my surgery this morning to see if I had to go in to get a referral for a blood test. I got 20 questions from the nurse, who was tut-tutting away as I answered her questions, and furiously typing what I was answering into my notes !!! I haven't been to the Doctor since he fobbed me off yet again, aug 2011. It will be interesting to see what my blood tests reveal !

                and yes paleobird I am going to look for a younger model ! wish me luck !
                "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                ...small steps....

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Paleobird View Post

                  And she works for a big HMO. Nobody is suppressing her. She gets paid by having happy clients. There is a whole younger generation of physicians out there who are not CW. If yours is a dinosaur, find one that has evolved.
                  While it is true that there is no big group actively suppressing doctors, it is also true that they are required by law to offer a particular standard of care. So if she advises a high fat diet to someone and then they have a heart attack she could be opening herself up to a lawsuit.

                  So it's complicated and it is not easy to be a doctor who is going against the grain.
                  Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                  http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jammies View Post
                    While it is true that there is no big group actively suppressing doctors, it is also true that they are required by law to offer a particular standard of care. So if she advises a high fat diet to someone and then they have a heart attack she could be opening herself up to a lawsuit.

                    So it's complicated and it is not easy to be a doctor who is going against the grain.
                    But she's not advising high fat per se. She's advising low carb. That is perfectly acceptable particularly for my Dad who was but no longer is "pre-diabetic".

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                    • #11
                      Yesterday I was at a vegetarian friend's house and he was going to cook for me. Then he served me some creamed vegetables with a big piece of meat (also for himself). I said "I thought you were vegetarian". Then he said "Yeah but I heard this was healthy"
                      well then

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                      • #12
                        My parents, who were both very overweight, were advised by their physician to go on a low carbohydrate diet. He suggested Atkins, South Beach, the Paleo Diet, etc....

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                        • #13
                          Oh, and after I had done a bunch of research in the medical journals, read Gary Taubes's Good Calories, Bad Calories, then read The Primal Blueprint, I discussed all of this dietary information with my brother-in-law -- who is a cardiac intensivist. He went on an absolute tirade about how Congress had unjustly attacked Dr. Atkins, among other physicians promoting a low-carbohydrate diet. We discussed insulin, leptin, neuropeptide-Y and various other hormones at some length immediately following his incredibly exasperated outburst at the state of nutritional medicine and how useless dieticians are.

                          I promptly started following the PB the next day. Three-and-a-half months later I'm down from 230 lbs to 190 lbs, off my blood pressure medication (which I was put on about two years ago at age 27), off all of my asthma and allergy medication, off the daily handfuls of omeprazole which I used to treat my LPR, and my cystic acne has all but disappeared.

                          About two weeks after our conversation, my brother-in-law started on his own version of a low-carbohydrate, wheat-free diet, and I think his wife just read the PB.

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                          • #14
                            It's consternating how many folk admit to doing much better on South Beach and other diets higher in saturated fat, yet revert to low-fat CW diets just because they have to follow the herd. My parents included :-(
                            F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by paleo-bunny View Post
                              It's consternating how many folk admit to doing much better on South Beach and other diets higher in saturated fat, yet revert to low-fat CW diets just because they have to follow the herd. My parents included :-(
                              They still think that a diet is a temporary thing. Someone told me "I tried Atkins. Atkins doesn't work, because when I went back to regular diet I gained the weight back." Dude, said, you can't go off Atkins. Ever. This is something I have stressed to Co-workers 1 and 2. "I'm sorry, it's radical, it's permanent."
                              5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.

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