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  1. Thanks ilovesteak, good advice. I kinda have an...

    Thanks ilovesteak, good advice. I kinda have an obsessive personality that lets me go cold turkey, but I'd prefer to live as close to a normal life as possible. Already way too conscious of the food...
  2. Thanks guys! Appreciate the input and...

    Thanks guys! Appreciate the input and reassurance. Better today, 4 days after giving up coffee, selzer and alcohol cold turkey. Note to other primal/LCers: drinking massive amts of coffee, seltzer,...
  3. Anyone gotten reflux while eating primal? (I blame the coffee and alcohol!)

    Hi MDAers,

    Few days ago, got dx with mild reflux - throat, etc was getting a bit burned. not fun!

    My guess is stress + alcohol every night on an empty stomach + 5+ cups of coffee a day (also...
  4. Thanks, Dragonfly! Unfortunately, she remains one...

    Thanks, Dragonfly! Unfortunately, she remains one of the most influential voices in the world on obesity.
  5. Amen, Otzi!

    Amen, Otzi!
  6. Hi Jenn, Our positions probably aren't THAT...

    Hi Jenn,

    Our positions probably aren't THAT far off. And it sounds like you clearly have a more sophisticated understanding of this process than the average bear. :)

    I do think it's possible...
  7. 9 Pictures That Prove Beyond a Reasonable Doubt That Calories DON'T Count

    Hello MDA-ers,

    If you ever want ammunition to use in a debate with someone who insists that "calories count"--- here ya go! With pictures :)

    9 Pictures That Prove Beyond a Reasonable Doubt That...
  8. Mmm. Sounds good!

    Mmm. Sounds good!
  9. Ha! I just hide the bag and hope they forget...

    Ha! I just hide the bag and hope they forget about it :)
  10. New fun cartoon - 17 Alternative Uses for High Carb Food. :)

    Hi MDA-ers,

    Just published a new cartoon that you might get a kick out of. Please check it out and send any feedback. Thanks :)

    Adam

    17 Alternative Uses for That High Carb Food You Canít Eat...
  11. Ha! Nutella is like the best stuff on the planet,...

    Ha! Nutella is like the best stuff on the planet, stop tempting me!
  12. Btw, apropos of nothing, checked out the link to...

    Btw, apropos of nothing, checked out the link to your blog. Those cookies look like good stuff!

    FWIW, I also lean somewhat towards the libertarian on a lotta stuff...
  13. hee :)

    hee :)
  14. Thanks for your response, Jenn. I don't believe...

    Thanks for your response, Jenn. I don't believe fat storage is bad :) Agree with much of your statement here.

    I'm just saying -- divorced from the rest of the mishegas we're all discussing -- how...
  15. To that specific point, how do you explain away...

    To that specific point, how do you explain away this picture, which shows pendulous subcutaneous fat deposits caused (per the NEJM authors) by "insulin lipohypertrophy."

    Would that person have...
  16. Gor, I'm not asking for editorializing. I know...

    Gor, I'm not asking for editorializing. I know you believe in CICO.

    I'm asking HOW DOES IT HAPPEN? what's the biochemistry?
  17. Rich, I'm totally with ya! The AH has no dog in...

    Rich, I'm totally with ya! The AH has no dog in the fight. Kitavan, Shmitavans. It's not just "carbs are the devil" etc.

    Jenn and others, I'm seriously happy to answer your thoughtful questions...
  18. LA LA LA :) yeah, I gotsa stop writing in all...

    LA LA LA :)

    yeah, I gotsa stop writing in all CAPS because it makes it look like I'm frothing at the mouth or something.

    What can I say? I'm passionate about this idea and deeply frustrated...
  19. FWIW, the biochemistry of how fatty acids are...

    FWIW, the biochemistry of how fatty acids are stored as TGs is described in detail (meticulously sourced) in a little book called Why We Get Fat and What to Do about It. I suggest you have a peak at...
  20. Yeah, I've looked. the answer's INSULIN...

    Yeah, I've looked. the answer's INSULIN (basically).

    or do you know better? I know you think you do.

    If the insulin hypothesis isn't true, then WHAT IS?

    ANSWER ME YOU ANONYMOUS INTERNET...
  21. CICO Team, I ask yet again: HOW do calories "turn...

    CICO Team, I ask yet again: HOW do calories "turn into" fat, if not for the work of hormones, enzymes, etc? Is it Magic?

    Do our fat cells have calorie receptors? You guys seems to be so up on the...
  22. :) :)

    :) :)
  23. Unsurprisingly, Rich, I agree with everything...

    Unsurprisingly, Rich, I agree with everything you've been saying here :)

    Also, like someone else said earlier, we NEED this kind of disambiguation. Most normal diets -- including veg, ornish,...
  24. Unsurprisingly, Rich, I agree with everything...

    Unsurprisingly, Rich, I agree with everything you've been saying here :)

    Also, like someone else said earlier, we NEED this kind of disambiguation. Most normal diets -- including veg, ornish,...
  25. Interesting stuff, Lum. Nevertheless, I'd...

    Interesting stuff, Lum.

    Nevertheless, I'd like to see it done with liquid sucrose, not some glucose here (carrot) and fructose there (apple), but really hammer it with both the fructose and...
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