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  • #16
    I'm pretty sure everyone would have said the same thing 20 years ago, so not sure how useful your prediction is.
    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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    • #17
      Originally posted by billp View Post
      Feel free to refuse, because of course such things are private. But I would be interested to learn how veganism nearly killed you, if only to use it as a counter argument in real life and on web forums. Real examples are always so much more instructive.
      No one in my family has any chronic disease, although my mom has mild hypertension, if you want an accurate telling of this. I'm the only one who has ever been vegan. I ate "healthy," but that included vegetable oils, grains, frankensoys, etc. I also did a lot of chronic cardio. I was actually marathon training, and halfway through the program, I couldn't run more than 2 miles without being completely wiped out. Many docs later, I found out I had crohn's. I couldn't believe it when they told me that it had nothing to do with my diet, and was simply a hereditary autoimmune disorder. That made NO sense. I continued to be vegan until my immune system killed my pancreas and I wound up at the e-clinic with blood sugar around 480. Type 1 diabetic on insulin for life now, starting at age 24, with no family history of either type of diabetes. Found out at the same time that my thyroid was next. Gave up being vegan and stopped eating grains and soy, and the thyroid antibodies are slowly decreasing to the point where I miiiiight be able to save my thyroid.

      So the question is, how have I "inherited" these autoimmune diseases from no one? The only differing factor was my diet! I think if you look at the fact that a primal/paleo diet enhances positive gene expression, it makes sense to argue that a poor SAD vegan diet enhances negative gene expression. Those genes must be in my family somewhere, but they aren't proliferating in anyone else because they ate animal proteins. Those proteins MUST have some protective properties, even if it's something really simple like providing the building blocks for intestinal cell regeneration to prevent leaky gut and thus autoimmune disorders or something.

      Of course, all this is speculative. But it really is the only explanation that makes any sense.

      As far as Keith Richards is concerned...the sheer amount of disease in that man must prevent any one disease from actually doing harm...like Mr. Burns! The three stooges syndrome...

      Type 1 Diabetic. Controlling blood sugar through primal life.

      2012 Goals:
      Maintain A1c of 6.0 or lower
      More dietary fat, less carbs, moderate protein
      LHT and sprint as per PB fitness
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      • #18
        Would you mind if I quoted that in its entirely, instead of paraphrasing? (Apart form the Keith Richards bit.) It does make it less anonymous, as a bit of Googling would trace it back to here. I wouldn't provide a link or anything. No pressure - I would be totally ok with paraphrasing if you would rather.

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        • #19
          Keith Richards is now tough enough to withstand anything. I am not even sure a direct nuclear strike would do more than singe him.

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          • #20
            Sure, you can direct quote. I'm pretty sure I'm anonymous on here anyway.
            Type 1 Diabetic. Controlling blood sugar through primal life.

            2012 Goals:
            Maintain A1c of 6.0 or lower
            More dietary fat, less carbs, moderate protein
            LHT and sprint as per PB fitness
            Play more!

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