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    The Sierras are generally high elevation, with...

    The Sierras are generally high elevation, with peaks over 14,000'

    Lots of cool weather, pine and fir, and lakes and trout streams. While LA swelters a few hundred miles to the south, you can be...
  2. I've enjoyed plain coconut milk yoghurt -...

    I've enjoyed plain coconut milk yoghurt - available in the saltwater states, not sure about flyover country.
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    I can't say enough good things about Mark's...

    I can't say enough good things about Mark's Primal Fuel. Low calories, plenty of essential energy. I've been using it about 3 weeks now, usually two servings per day to replace a meal.

    Had a...
  4. Great news! I did my labs two weeks ago and...

    Great news! I did my labs two weeks ago and triglycerides went down to 157. I've been on a sub-800 calorie diet most days, usually replacing two meals with Mark's Primal Fuel and a small normal...
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    This morning I weighed in at 191 pounds - down...

    This morning I weighed in at 191 pounds - down from 205 at the beginning of April. Did a 30 minute bike ride before work today, including a one mile sprint. I'm feeling great! After a recovery day...
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    The best french fries I've had in years were...

    The best french fries I've had in years were fried in beef fat. Got them in Quebec a couple of years ago.
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    Thanks for all the input. After 22 miles of...

    Thanks for all the input. After 22 miles of backpacking/trekking and flyfishing in the mountains this past weekend with a 32 lb pack, I weighed in at 192 this morning - down from 205 at the...
  8. Lots of folks in Europe tried eating raw grass in...

    Lots of folks in Europe tried eating raw grass in the hunger winters after WWII. The experience was not positive.
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    Hi Mr Anthony, I'm in a hurry as my doc told...

    Hi Mr Anthony,

    I'm in a hurry as my doc told me I should consider insulin shots to control my blood sugars. So it has to be a daily thing, with maybe a couple of full-calorie meals a week.
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    Hi KimLean, My German ancestors lived mostly...

    Hi KimLean,

    My German ancestors lived mostly in poverty and the few surviving photos show them to be pretty lean. Germany was a poor agricultural country until industrialization really got going...
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    Nah, I've tried a vegan diet, was NOT impressed. ...

    Nah, I've tried a vegan diet, was NOT impressed.

    Following Mark's Daily Apple has kept me fit - on a Saturday in April I completed a 62 mile bike tour. I climb mountains for fun. I'm going on a...
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    Well, I'm going backpacking ("trekking" in the...

    Well, I'm going backpacking ("trekking" in the Queen's English) in California's Sierra Nevada range later this week, so there'll be a hiatus due to increased energy demands. But I'll be back on the...
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    alanwil2, I tried intermittent fasting a few...

    alanwil2, I tried intermittent fasting a few years back. In my case, it provided improved blood sugars but no weight loss.
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    Sub-800 Calorie Diet for Weight Loss

    I'm a 60 year old male with T2 diabetes (diagnosed about 8 years ago), and a very sad lipid profile. I am 5'10" and weigh 195 pounds. I take 2000 mg of metformin daily and have OK control.

    5...
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    Been hunting and fishing for years. The absolute...

    Been hunting and fishing for years. The absolute pinnacle of game is a hare/jackrabbit made into Hasenpfeffer, a classic German recipe. Dove and quail are very good also. Unfortunately, the...
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    I'm doing a 5 day trip in the South Sierra...

    I'm doing a 5 day trip in the South Sierra wilderness in June. Ordered bulk freeze dried brocolli, and some beef. Will make up my own paleo meals, along with dehydrated refried beans and some...
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    T2 diabetic here. I've had a lot of luck...

    T2 diabetic here. I've had a lot of luck lowering blood sugars for the past 8 weeks with refried beans and potato starch. Yesterday when I go home from work, my reading was 126, a bit high for late...
  18. I love Butterkaese! Love having a German deli...

    I love Butterkaese! Love having a German deli ten minutes drive from my home.
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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...
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    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...
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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.
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
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