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    Most larger German delis in the US carry...

    Most larger German delis in the US carry Blutwurst or blood sausage. Lots of non-muscle-meat bits of pig plus the blood binder and seasoning. Quite good, very heathy and very primal. I think I'll...
  2. Repeat after me: Call Covered California. ...

    Repeat after me: Call Covered California.

    Self-sufficiency means squat if you develop a serious illness or suffer a major injury. Anything else is magical thinking and certainly not...
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    I tried glycine supplements for a few months (I'm...

    I tried glycine supplements for a few months (I'm diabetic), never noticed any effect, either on blood sugar readings or anything else.

    The SSRI plus low blood sugars probably caused your dreamy...
  4. Thread: Help

    by Egerland
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    Eating while travelling is always a challenge. I...

    Eating while travelling is always a challenge. I relax a bit and try not to keep falling off the wagon when I return home.
  5. Call Covered California and explain your...

    Call Covered California and explain your situation. If they can help, they will. If you'd like to reinstate, you can call the California Dept of Managed Health Care or Dept of Insurance, depending...
  6. When I was a kid in Germany, there was a goiter...

    When I was a kid in Germany, there was a goiter belt in the countryside around the Stuttgart area. Farmer's wives seemed particularly susceptible. The joke was that it made them all very religious;...
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    I've been a T2 for 8 years (60 year old male,...

    I've been a T2 for 8 years (60 year old male, somewhat overweight at 205 on a 5'10" frame).

    I've been 80/20 primal for about 5 years, but it has not been enough to stop progressively increasing...
  8. Yeah doctors don't know anything. That's why I...

    Yeah doctors don't know anything. That's why I do my own catscans at home after a concussion. I've also performed lithotripsy on myself in the living room. We did have to replace the living room...
  9. A significant segment of the paleo community is...

    A significant segment of the paleo community is not reality-based. Science is science. Not getting vaccinated when it is not medically contraindicated is like smearing shit on everyone you meet.
  10. Lack of updates until now, because all the...

    Lack of updates until now, because all the numbers had been going downhill. It's no fun documenting failure.

    Last week my doctor told me it was time to consider insulin to control my T2. In a...
  11. Thread: Legumes

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    There is way too much information out there, so...

    There is way too much information out there, so its hard to separate the bullshit from the buckwheat. I recently saw a post that freezing bread and cooling and reheating pasta lowered the glycemic...
  12. Thread: Legumes

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    My own experience as a diabetic is that refried...

    My own experience as a diabetic is that refried beans (plus potato starch and medication) are invaluable in lowering blood sugar.

    Beans or insulin? Easy choice.
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    I've had amazing results in the first week. ...

    I've had amazing results in the first week. Fasting reading this morning was 127, preprandial noon reading was 106. Refried beans (with lard) seem to be the most tolerable, using about 1/2 a can a...
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    Anti-vaxxers seem to love long convoluted...

    Anti-vaxxers seem to love long convoluted sentences with lots of nuanced phrases. That's how I write when I'm bullshitting someone.

    That said, I'm fine with skipping the flu shot. The others,...
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    Thanks. I am desperate, since the Metformin is...

    Thanks. I am desperate, since the Metformin is maxed at 2000 mg per day. Next step is insulin, which I'd like to avoid as long as possible.
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    Poor blood sugar control & legumes

    After being diabetic for 8 or more years and eating primal for most of that time, my A1c keeps rising. Typical morning reading is 190, a bit lower in the afternoon.

    I am taking 1000 mg...
  17. The profits from vaccinations are tiny, so that...

    The profits from vaccinations are tiny, so that is not a motive. Sometimes government gets it right. Compulsory vaccination against preventable diseases is one of those times.

    Anti-vaxxers: face...
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    There is a big police funeral this morning at the...

    There is a big police funeral this morning at the Cathedral. Should be over by lunch.
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    Dump Cakes and Dump Dinners... yuck! And they're...

    Dump Cakes and Dump Dinners... yuck! And they're "orgreenic"
  20. Checked my weight this morning. Unless it was a...

    Checked my weight this morning. Unless it was a fluke, I'm very happy!!! 203.

    Maybe this resistant starch concept is working. Had some sushi and potato flour yesterday. Potato starch (with...
  21. Feeling great these days. Going to try adding...

    Feeling great these days. Going to try adding resistant starch to my diet this weekend. Bob's Red Mill here I come!
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    some Krill oil supplements might be in order...

    some Krill oil supplements might be in order...
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    your diet is much more varied and interesting...

    your diet is much more varied and interesting than mine!
  24. Still taking it easy, but moving back into the...

    Still taking it easy, but moving back into the routine. I've done two brief but intense weight workouts since Friday, and an eight mile ride on the mountain bike. Feeling great, blood glucose has...
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    We had a guy at work who was annoying all of us...

    We had a guy at work who was annoying all of us for a few years (in an office setting) with his constant coughing. He'd gone to the doc, tried herbal stuff, got tested for TB etc etc. A couple of...
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