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  • I go to different BNI's (Business Network International) and usually go to breakfast meetings. They always have pastries and orange juice. But the other day, I went to one that had the normal stuff and then the restaurant we were in brought out quiche! So I ate two pieces without the crust and was very happy I was getting breakfast.

    It's funny, at my BNI they always serve eggs, bacon and sausage... I rarely eat the eggs because I grow my own and theirs are truly disgusting, though I won't tell the cook because I know and like the guy a lot. That and I can't eat the bacon. It makes me sick - pig intolerance (like milk) from American horribly raised pigs. I'm getting braver, I'm going to try some from my farmer's market that is pastured.

    Sippin my water....
    The eyes of all hope in thee, O Lord: and thou givest them meat in due season.
    Psalms 144:15

    Annie Sires

    Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.
    Pope John Paul II

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    • Originally posted by RitaRose View Post
      Here's what I saw:

      Feb 28 2010 - TC 208 - Blood donation
      Mar 30 2011 - TC 231 - Medical lab
      Jun 13 2011 - TC 209 - Blood donation
      Sep 12 2011 - TC 237 - Medical lab (same one)

      Does that look odd to anyone else?
      I would imagine part of the difference is the fact that when you donate they just do a cholesterol screen versus a complete lipid panel. My other thought, which is complete speculation, is that it has to do with the difference between one being fasting and the other not. Usually my fasted tests are in the morning. When we sleep our bodies are busy making repairs which would, in my mind, justify an elevated cholesterol level.
      Beginning of Primal Journey:
      Date: 4/6/2011
      Weight: 247

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      “If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

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      • Originally posted by mammlouk View Post
        My other thought, which is complete speculation, is that it has to do with the difference between one being fasting and the other not. Usually my fasted tests are in the morning. When we sleep our bodies are busy making repairs which would, in my mind, justify an elevated cholesterol level.
        That's interesting. I hadn't even thought of that. When I donate blood, it's usually in the afternoon and I make sure I have something to eat so I don't hit the floor or hurl. When I go to the lab, it's a fasting test first thing in the morning. Good point!
        Durp.

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        • One of my younger brothers left one of those candy/party favor catalogues on the dining room table. I ended up absentmindedly flipping through it while eating to keep myself occupied, which is when I noticed that the majority of the candies had been painstakingly labeled "fat free."

          ...Yeah, I don't think the fat is the main problem there.

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          • So, I work at a Pharmacy part time and earlier today I rang up a purchase of GLUCOSE tablets.

            Yeah you heard me. The label said "Each tablet is gluten free, sodium free and fat free. Contains 4 grams of pure fast acting carbohydrates for a burst of energy."

            I might add that the woman buying them was diabetic and also purchasing insulin syringes. She said the tablets helped her keep her blood glucose in check.

            *faceplant*
            "Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion." ~Jane Ausitn

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            • Originally posted by AnnaMoyer View Post
              So, I work at a Pharmacy part time and earlier today I rang up a purchase of GLUCOSE tablets.
              I could see those being useful to have in emergencies, like if she (the customer) overdosed her insulin. But as a normal part of her routine? Absolutely no way.

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              • Originally posted by yodiewan View Post
                I could see those being useful to have in emergencies, like if she (the customer) overdosed her insulin. But as a normal part of her routine? Absolutely no way.
                I keep some in my big first aid kit. Even someone who's not diabetic can occasionally have low blood sugar. It's easier than carrying around juice boxes.
                Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

                If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

                Twibble's Twibbly Wibbly

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                • Foraging in the fridge at work, I had just pulled out about 6oz of beef brisket (from yesterday's drug rep lunch) and was plating up some salad greens. I put a tbsp of butter on the brisket before microwaving it to keep it from being too 'dry'. One of our doctors (one of the TOP internists in the state...who jogs/gyms every morning) came in and I could tell he was 'shocked' at the lump of fat gently melting into the muscle fiber.

                  Me: I know what you're thinking... 'butter -- seriously?'
                  Him: Well, uh, yeah -- that's a lot of extra fat
                  Me: Considering I've lost over 35 lbs, feel better than I have in years, and may not be hungry again until tomorrow morning, I'll stick with it.
                  Him: Stick with what?
                  Me: Primal/Paleo eating.....(blank stare from him) ummm, the so-called "Caveman diet"?
                  Him: Oh, THAT I've heard of. Does that really work?
                  Me: (repeat of successes.....plus hubby has lost 45+ lbs)
                  Him: How long are you doing if for?
                  Me: The rest of my newly invigorated life, thank you!
                  Him: That just can't be done for the long term (pouring commercial salad dressing on a croutoned salad loading extra bbq sauce on his pork sandwich)
                  Me: (mental facepalm)

                  Repeatedly voted top doc, takes time with his patients, researches new drugs and therapies, but hasn't connected to DIET being a major cause of most of his patient's woes.... sad
                  Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
                  Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
                  Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!


                  "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." (Margaret Thatcher)

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                  • Been feeling kinda guilty about what I said in that last post... I'm sure that our doctor is well aware of how much diet affects health. One problem is that most of our patients are over 60 and are so deeply immersed in CW that if he were to tell them to cut out grains and legumes, eat more meat and sat fats, and lets see what we can do naturally to get you off those statins or insulin.... well, they'd no longer be voting him "best doctor" -- more like "craziest doctor you've ever seen".

                    That being said, I DO wish he would (and maybe now he will ) read up on Primal/Paleo so that if someday a patient comes in and asks about it, he can give a well-informed and supportive answer. My parents are also patients at our clinic. They are seeing how PB works for me and the DH -- I'd like them to be able to ask questions from a knowledgeable provider!
                    Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
                    Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
                    Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!


                    "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." (Margaret Thatcher)

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                    • Originally posted by CattyB View Post
                      Repeatedly voted top doc, takes time with his patients, researches new drugs and therapies, but hasn't connected to DIET being a major cause of most of his patient's woes.... sad
                      I don't want to say it's all Big Pharma, but there just needs to be more info put out there and more people "drinking the koolaid" about Primal diets and then CW will change.

                      None of these poor slobs (I include myself in that) will readily change their mind when all ALL the media (can you say paid advertisements and endorsements) points to "fat free".

                      When more docs say that no grains and no legumes and no sugar is going to cure CURE a number of diseases... then CW will change.
                      The eyes of all hope in thee, O Lord: and thou givest them meat in due season.
                      Psalms 144:15

                      Annie Sires

                      Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.
                      Pope John Paul II

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                      • I think part of the problem with the medical community is that every few years some new fad diet comes around and it never works out. As far as many of them are concerned, Primal and Paleo are just one more Grapefruit Diet that will eventually prove to be absolutely ridiculous and unhealthy. Why should they think this is any different.

                        We all see the scientific information just snowballing and picking up speed, and the overwhelming amount of individual success stories, but I think it's going to take some time before they eventually think, "Hey, maybe there really IS something to this."

                        In he mean time, I just nod and smile when my doc's office says I should eat more low fat foods. I've already explained what I eat and why, so the results will have to speak for themselves - mine and her other patients.
                        Durp.

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                        • A positive thing for going against CW - there's a commercial campaign on television encouraging Canadians to feed their kids "real food". Several different commercials are out now for it, advertising the benefits of eating real foods, cooking, and teaching kids to love whole, natural foods instead of prepackaged ones. One is a chef, cooking with fresh meats and veggies. Another is a kid making a sandwich with tons of veggies and fresh meat.

                          It makes me so happy to see this! Its a step in the right direction
                          Fighting fibromyalgia and chronic myofascial pain since 2002.

                          Big Fat Fiasco

                          Our bodies crave real food. We remain hungry as long as we refuse to eat real food, no matter how much junk we stuff into our stomachs. ~J. Stanton

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                          • I'm not sure if it really counts as a funny moment, but it was "Guacamole + SAD = Frustrated Me".
                            I was at a gathering with friends and I saw that there was some guacamole, salsa, and ranch dip for a ton of veggies. First thought was "Awesome, guacamole and bell peppers!" Without thinking about it because I don't always add things up right away I had a few bites. It tasted good enough for store bought, non fresh/vacu-sealed guacamole. Then I thought to myself, "I guess I ought to see what's in this..." That's when I noticed that the package said "Guacamole Dip" and that the two main ingredients were Skim Milk and Soybean Oil. Avocado was listed in the "less than 2% of the following" category. How dare anyone put the word guacamole anywhere on the packaging for a product like that!
                            Beginning of Primal Journey:
                            Date: 4/6/2011
                            Weight: 247

                            Progress:




                            “If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

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                            • I feel like I could post at least one fail per day on this thread, but I'll refrain

                              Yesterday I saw a commercial for Welch's grape juice where they were touting 2 servings of fruit in every glass (a whole other issue). Anyway, at the end of the commercial, Alton Brown was endorsing the juice. At the bottom of the screen read 'Alton Brown - Food Expert.' WTF does that mean?? Because he has a show on Food Network, he gets to give an "expert" opinion on the wholesome-ness of bottled fruit sugar? Mmmk. Ah, marketing ploys. Commercials really get me.
                              http://baconandwhimsy.blogspot.com

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                              • I asked my mom what oil my grandmother used to cook with, when we lived in India. My mother was rather embarrassed to tell me that they cooked with palm oil because it was the cheapest thing on the market. I laughed and told her, thank god, she used a saturated fat and not some omega-6 heavy oil like soybean oil or trans fat like margarine. (I also felt thankful for people being so afraid of saturated fat that it was the cheapest thing on the market).

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