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    Sticky: That guy comes across as a real asshole.

    That guy comes across as a real asshole.
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    depends on what metric you're using most of...

    depends on what metric you're using

    most of the articles that compare healthcare systems place a heavy weight on the degree to which healthcare is socialized.

    I make enough to pay for coverage...
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    Yeah right, great news! NOT! You want the...

    Yeah right, great news! NOT!

    You want the people behind the food pyramid using the force of law to control the types of food you can buy? Get ready to kiss your bacon and coconut oil goodbye.
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    Thanks for the encouraging posts and thoughts...

    Thanks for the encouraging posts and thoughts everyone.







    They did several EKGs and had me hooked up to a heart monitor for 24 hours. Neither showed anything unusual.
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    Makse sense to me. If I understand you ... the...

    Makse sense to me. If I understand you ... the groups they split into are not comparable populations so there's no reason to believe that the different in average outcome was due to the statins...
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    I plan on asking him about it. The article I...

    I plan on asking him about it.

    The article I posted above makes it sound like it helps with young people with strokes of unknown origin but maybe I didn't understand it.
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    Hi jturk, they are checking for clotting...

    Hi jturk, they are checking for clotting disorders. They took like 12 vials of blood for that purpose. Haven't heard anything yet though.
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    Thanks for the post. My problem is getting the...

    Thanks for the post.

    My problem is getting the words out, the thoughts are there in my mind, but when I go to say them, if I don't concentrate hard on what I'm doing it comes out kind of slurred...
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    Thanks for the post man. Sorry to hear about your...

    Thanks for the post man. Sorry to hear about your stroke too, but glad for the recovery. I can only imagine how horrible it would be to put paralysis and worse on top of the speech troubles.
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    It was a blood clot, no bleeding. An ultrasound...

    It was a blood clot, no bleeding. An ultrasound of my heart also revealed that I have a PFO, so that is the primary suspect for how it happened, but the diagnosis was still for a stroke of unknown...
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    I think his reasoning for putting me on one is...

    I think his reasoning for putting me on one is that there are studies showing that doing so reduces risk of a 2nd stroke (disconnected from cholesterol levels). E.g.
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    Supposedly it is to minimize "risk factors" which...

    Supposedly it is to minimize "risk factors" which supposedly includes diet. E.g. even with good bp and cholesterol, type of diet alone can increase risk.
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    I asked that. My LDL was 94. He said that while...

    I asked that. My LDL was 94. He said that while under 100 is considered good he would like it lower if possible.
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    I don't think is what caused it. I wish I knew.

    I don't think is what caused it. I wish I knew.
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    Had a stroke, now what?

    I've been following the primal blueprint style eating for many months now. I was eating mainly cow, pig, lots of fat, salads, berries, vegetables, sweet potatoes, coffee with heavy cream, cooking...
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    check out the feet on these guys

    http://www.uncontactedtribes.org/brazilphotos

    You can tell they're not a shoe wearing folk.

    http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/2221/11935069crop960.jpg
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    Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, jan 2002...

    Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, jan 2002 printing:



    From the rules for the induction phase, page 83.



    However ... acceptable foods for ongoing weight loss (to be added in slowly), page...
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    With atkins you can use whatever food you like to...

    With atkins you can use whatever food you like to make up your allotted daily carbs. So if you're shooting for say 30 grams of carb per day you could do that with bread, beans, etc. All things banned...
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