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    Of course I voted. But the most important thing...

    Of course I voted. But the most important thing is to pick one party or the other, whichever is closer to your beliefs, and get involved MUCH SOONER than the general election. By that time it's...
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    I'm 60, and do a Body By Science/SuperSlow style...

    I'm 60, and do a Body By Science/SuperSlow style workout every week to ten days. It's compound exercises, slowly, without letting up the tension, until the muscles fail in 1.5-2 minutes, then on to...
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    Can you point me to information about SIBO...

    Can you point me to information about SIBO causing GERD? Since I've pointed out a study and a case report (me) that VLC DID in fact stop GERD symptoms, AND helped measurable factors, and I have no...
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    I really have no idea how gut flora affects GERD....

    I really have no idea how gut flora affects GERD. The thought of studying hundreds of species of complex bacteria, all interacting with probably thousands of chemical signals, makes my brain hurt;...
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    All I can say is, there is a paper in the medical...

    All I can say is, there is a paper in the medical literature that says low carb works for GERD. It is a decent study. There is much unwarranted fear of low carb floating around out there; if you do...
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    Cholesterol is overrated as a risk factor. I've...

    Cholesterol is overrated as a risk factor. I've had a somewhat elevated LDL and total for years, have a coronary calcium score of ZERO and a carotid arterial age of 16 (I'm 60.)

    If you want to...
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    You know who said salt was bad for you? The same...

    You know who said salt was bad for you? The same big agencies that said that we should be eating low fat. Salt is bad for a small percentage of hypertensives; the rest of us don't have to worry much....
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    Dr. Eric Westman, Duke internal medicine...

    Dr. Eric Westman, Duke internal medicine specialist, did a study a few years back, linked here. In short, it showed objective improvement in acid, reflux, and symptoms in just a few days. This...
  9. Take a look at Esther Gokhale's stuff on back...

    Take a look at Esther Gokhale's stuff on back pain; there is a lot in there about bending, lifting.

    "grok" is a wide term, from Eskimo's doing kayaking to Australian aborigines throwing...
  10. Get a couple of books: The art and science of low...

    Get a couple of books: The art and science of low carb living and the art and science of low carb performance. Also read EatingAcademy blog. Dr. Attia is an insane endurance athlete, swimmer, biker...
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    I've read that well designed machines (Nautilus,...

    I've read that well designed machines (Nautilus, MedX, some others) are just as good for compound movements as are free weights and have a lower injury rate. Also, injuries tend to come when doing...
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    The people here who know me know what I'm going...

    The people here who know me know what I'm going to say...
    The best tested way to lose weight is high fat, low carb, moderate protein. High fat has been demonized by my profession and the US Federal...
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    Investigate the Gokhale Method; Esther Gokhale....

    Investigate the Gokhale Method; Esther Gokhale. "stretch sitting" and "stack sitting." She has a website and several pretty good YouTube videos.

    Doc Jim
  14. I always feel completely drained, especially...

    I always feel completely drained, especially after the Nautilus leg press. The last fifteen seconds or so this incredible wash of heat/fatigue comes over me along with a strong desire to quit. I also...
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    Keto adaptation is very individual. An active...

    Keto adaptation is very individual. An active young man could go ketotic on 70 gm/day of carbs while a 60 year old doc like me might have to cut to 20 gm/day. Zero carbs is almost impossible to...
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    Man, I tried one teaspoon at first and became...

    Man, I tried one teaspoon at first and became volcanic! Later I worked up from 4 gm, less than half a tsp, and am now up to 14 gm in morning. Stir into water, drink; no biggy at all.

    Doc JIm
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    A few little observations: 1. Leg/thigh fat is...

    A few little observations:
    1. Leg/thigh fat is much less of a health risk than belly fat.
    2. Ketosis is NOT a magic bullet for weight loss; there isn't such a bullet. But Ketosis is good for...
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    Quoted: From your comment, I understand that your...

    Quoted: From your comment, I understand that your mind is disconnected from your body. Your body seems smarter than your mind to be honest: ketosis in your case is crap, your body knows it, yet your...
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    I agree about Atkins, good logical approach. Of...

    I agree about Atkins, good logical approach. Of all the low carb methods, I suspect Atkins is the best tested because he was such a lightning rod for baseless attacks for so many years. For example...
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    Or look into bodyweight exercises. I know Drew...

    Or look into bodyweight exercises. I know Drew Baye has some, not sure who else.
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    Some of this depends on age of course. Not a bad...

    Some of this depends on age of course. Not a bad plan to check with a doc. Also you might try a few days off; it won't hurt you at all. We all have different training thresholds and it is not...
  22. Yeah but they don't look as great when you are...

    Yeah but they don't look as great when you are huffing and puffing and muscles are giving out...
  23. I've been on BBS for over a year now. For...

    I've been on BBS for over a year now. For perspective I'm a newly 60 y.o. MD, pathologist. The safety aspect appeals to me. At this point I've gotten good at it; there is a definite learning curve....
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    Free? That just means someone else is paying for...

    Free? That just means someone else is paying for it. Nothing worthwhile is free.

    Doc Jim
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    Kidney pain is usually up a lot higher, just...

    Kidney pain is usually up a lot higher, just under ribs in fact. Would be weird to have kidney pain from diet, and even weirder to have it on both sides. Sounds musculoskeletal/tension, or possibly...
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