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    Perfectly said, Urban Forager. I am completely...

    Perfectly said, Urban Forager.

    I am completely weary of the "I'm right and you're (they're) wrong" posts that contribute to no one. I strongly second Neckhammer's suggestion re: Primal Nutrition...
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    I used to work for a doctor who was considered...

    I used to work for a doctor who was considered one of the top specialists in the field. I can't tell you how many times patients were referred to him by internists and general practitioners who had...
  3. As I understand it, large scale producers in the...

    As I understand it, large scale producers in the U.S. use soil fumigants and pesticides on white potato crops because they are more susceptible to infestation. Sweet potatoes (a completely different...
  4. The Environmental Working Group lists white...

    The Environmental Working Group lists white potatoes as one of the "dirty dozen" - 12 vegetables with the MOST pesticide residue. So if you aren't eating organic, you might want to skip white...
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    THANK YOU, Rich. This is my N-1 exactly although...

    THANK YOU, Rich. This is my N-1 exactly although I have been put down for sharing it b/f. At my high weight, I had to keep carbs low in order to lose pounds/fat. If I ate over my limit, I packed...
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    Believe me, she already suffers plenty over her...

    Believe me, she already suffers plenty over her weight, so adding another pressure, like telling her she has to pay her own tuition if she doesn't succeed, borders on cruelty. Give her support...
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    Cholesterol research and therefore theories have...

    Cholesterol research and therefore theories have evolved over time. Frankly, I'm not sure what is true, but when you have lab results that are considered dangerous, it is hard not to be concerned. ...
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    My point is that there are a number of doctors...

    My point is that there are a number of doctors (Dayspring, a leading cardiologist being one) who say they see patients with atherosclerosis who have LDL-C's well within normal range - either pattern...
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    I think the LDL-C pattern A reflects the size of...

    I think the LDL-C pattern A reflects the size of the particles, not their numbers. The standard reasoning has been that Pattern A = large buoyant particles (less atherogenic) and pattern B = small,...
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    Now that I'm retired, I happily don't have to...

    Now that I'm retired, I happily don't have to endure those boring carb-a-ramas any more. I hope they are serving some steak for you SB. Have fun!
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    More horrible and non-Primal advice from Allah. ...

    More horrible and non-Primal advice from Allah. I believe he used to post here as "God" b/f he got banned. Hopefully, the moderators will pitch him out the door again and save us from his...
  12. Actually, I think I was eating a lot. I used it...

    Actually, I think I was eating a lot. I used it in cooking and made curries w/coconut milk regularly. But the biggest source with the coconut bark I was making: a great deal of coconut oil into...
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    5 years low carb, the last 3 or so my Primal...

    5 years low carb, the last 3 or so my Primal version.
  14. Thanks for your article and the Daysping link,...

    Thanks for your article and the Daysping link, bjj. Unlike the cases Noodletoy mentions, my lipids did not stabilize (and its been 5 years since I lost my extra pounds). As a matter of fact, my...
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    Agree. I'd also like to point out that Phinney &...

    Agree. I'd also like to point out that Phinney & Volek's studies have been done on real humans (not rats) and in most cases the study participants were elite athletes. The studies are not huge (but...
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    Thanks. I'd been warned about my LDL-P and...

    Thanks. I'd been warned about my LDL-P and suspected the coconut after reading of Knifegill's experiment. I cut it out several weeks ago and had a repeat blood draw today and will get the results on...
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    Artbuc - do you know if it was a particular...

    Artbuc - do you know if it was a particular saturated fat that raised your levels? I remember Knifegill posting that coconut caused a huge increase in his cholesterol panel but they dropped back...
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    FrenchFry - I had the same thought. Same tone,...

    FrenchFry - I had the same thought. Same tone, same uninformed opinion offered as fact.
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    I got weary. First they said that TC under...

    I got weary.

    First they said that TC under 240 was good, over 240 was bad. Then they lowered it to 200.

    Then they said that TC really didn't matter - what was important was LDL and HDL....
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    Welcome, Linda! I am 69 and have found Mark's...

    Welcome, Linda! I am 69 and have found Mark's work to be a huge contribution to my health.
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    Welcome, Avinash!

    Welcome, Avinash!
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    Might you and Nillos also consider that there are...

    Might you and Nillos also consider that there are overweight people who eat healthy foods and not crap? It is tiresome, presumptive and grossly inaccurate to be told that one's weight is a result of...
  23. And oh so BORING.

    And oh so BORING.
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    Absolutely, Pamela. I think for me, the biggest...

    Absolutely, Pamela. I think for me, the biggest results were a return to good sleep and the absence of brain fog. I started researching this as a result of reading one of Suzanne Somers books. ...
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    I'm sharing this in case it is useful: I take...

    I'm sharing this in case it is useful: I take bio-identical hormones that are made to my doctor's prescription by a compounding pharmacy. It took a bit of adjusting to determine the dosage and I...
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