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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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    4 YEAR wait? Is this in the US and/or is it some...

    4 YEAR wait? Is this in the US and/or is it some HMO plan? I'm a doc and have heard through various surgeons that among the happiest patients a plastic surgeon sees are breast reduction patients....
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    I'd like to second the Body By Science comment....

    I'd like to second the Body By Science comment. 15 minutes, once a week; sounds too good to be true, but it actually works and gives me a real burn. You have to give your body lots of recovery,...
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    I'm embarrassed not to have mentioned something...

    I'm embarrassed not to have mentioned something else. We all have a tendency to oversimplify humans. As a pathologist who looks at incredibly complex biopsies every day I should never forget this....
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    There is a well known phenomenon in carb counting...

    There is a well known phenomenon in carb counting circles, the name is escaping me right now. There is an unpleasant zone between keto-adapted and carb-dependent, where you don't have enough carbs to...
  7. Or a radical move: Body By Science. This is once...

    Or a radical move: Body By Science. This is once a week high intensity slow movement weight lifting, very unlikely to cause injury. There is a book and a website. Backed up by a lot of research.
    ...
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    I would urge you to see a doc about this....

    I would urge you to see a doc about this. Endocrinologists are the specialists, internist or family medicine, or if you can find a good competent naturopath. Adjusting thyroid medication is not a...
  9. Do either of these belong in a keto diet? Depends...

    Do either of these belong in a keto diet? Depends on your metabolism. I'm afraid either one would kick me out of ketosis but hey I'm a 60 year old dude. If you had asked me back when I was on my...
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    I'm almost certain that any LabCorp or Quest lab...

    I'm almost certain that any LabCorp or Quest lab also can do that for you but it may cost a lot. You might try getting in touch with lipoprofile themselves and just ask what your options are; it...
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    I would consider the body temperature test to be...

    I would consider the body temperature test to be more meaningful than blood tests.

    Based on what?

    Doc Jim
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    This is such a complex and controversial area! ...

    This is such a complex and controversial area! LDL of over 200 would certainly alarm the vast majority of my colleagues. But it needs to be taken in context. Just some of the things to consider:
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    The most important thing to think about with lab...

    The most important thing to think about with lab testing is...what question am I looking to answer? If you are just curious, the panels may through chance alone show an occasional outlying result and...
  14. One interesting thing about Glycogen is that...

    One interesting thing about Glycogen is that Liver glycogen can be released into the bloodstream for any organ to use, but Muscle glycogen cannot be released; it's for local use by that cell only....
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    Good summary, Neck. I'd add that if anyone is...

    Good summary, Neck. I'd add that if anyone is really interested in ketosis and exercise look to Peter Attia, Jeff Volek, and Steve Phinney who are good scientists.

    Doc Jim
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    "Yes - you can burn fat at any level of carb...

    "Yes - you can burn fat at any level of carb intake as long as you run a caloric deficit.

    Although many people will find that they loose weight quickest with a lower carb intake. Personally, I...
  17. By the way, love the "you are an animal..."...

    By the way, love the "you are an animal..." byline.
  18. Found it. Oct 10-12 in Denver EXDO conference...

    Found it. Oct 10-12 in Denver EXDO conference center. Anyone know the exact dates of October PaleoFX in Denver?

    doc
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    Take it easy on yourself. When adapting to a...

    Take it easy on yourself. When adapting to a normal human diet (that is, one not swimming with simple carbohyrates) there's an adaptation period. Try upping your salt intake if you like (Volek and...
  20. The real experts are probably Volek and Phinney...

    The real experts are probably Volek and Phinney who've done low carb research since the early 80's. Some interesting reading for you:
    The Art and Science of Low Carb Living--good general...
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    This is not rare. I'm NEVER constipated but I got...

    This is not rare. I'm NEVER constipated but I got constipated years ago on Atkins when I first started.

    Theories:
    1. Dehydration--when you go ketogenic your kidneys dump sodium and volume....
  22. It's also true that some of us are NEVER going to...

    It's also true that some of us are NEVER going to build big muscle mass due to genetics; in fact, only a small percentage of the population will build huge bodybuilder muscles no matter how hard we...
  23. Of course some of us are allergic to eggs! Some...

    Of course some of us are allergic to eggs! Some Paleo tribes ban eggs especially early on and then try reintroducing them later to see how it goes; the "elimination diet" plan is one approach.
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  24. PaleoFX in Denver "in october" does anyone know exact dates?

    I've looked on the PaleoFX website and can't find it. Some of us need a bit more detail for planning than "October!"

    Doc Jim
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    I second the Super Slow-body by science idea. It...

    I second the Super Slow-body by science idea. It has the virtue of time efficiency, good muscle building, and especially safety. It has a very low injury rate. But it's tough to do by yourself; you...
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