09-04-2013, 10:29 AM
Can you give your thoughts on Garcinia Cambogia, is there any supportive evidence to the huge claims of boosted metabolism and weightloss?
09-04-2013, 12:58 PM
I'll chime in with the others who are asking for advice for women who have gone through menopause. The whole banana: how the hormone shift affects the primal nutrition curve, how it affects women's ability to build/maintain muscle, etc. I also have wondered about bf%--the word is that females need to be cautious about lowering bf% below about 17 or so, since such low body fat can affect fertility and disrupt menses. Ok, cool--so that's one way to find out if you are "too low." But what about after you no longer menstruate and are no longer considered fertile (good god, at my age, kids--yikes!!)? What other markers are there?
You know--the rest of us in the population who are not young and building muscle at a remarkable rate who seem to dominate much of the "wisdom" on the forums...
and yes, being an older (and wiser) female DOES make it different!
10-22-2013, 03:54 AM
I wondered if it would be possible for you to give advice on sun protection? I am British (dark blonde hair, fair skin and green eyes), but five years ago I moved to Australia with my family. At first, because I was worried about the effect of UV on my skin, I followed the 'Slip, slop, slap' advice which is recommended in Australia. However, after a period of ill health I was diagnosed as being deficient in Vitamin D, and my GP recommended that I only use sunscreen after I had spent approximately 20 minutes in the sunshine. So, I reduced my use of sunscreen as per her advice, and only used it if I was going to be out in the sunshine for more than 20 minutes or so.
This morning I had to have a pre-cancerous lesion removed from the skin on my chest.
I just wondered if it would be possible for you to give your opinion on sunscreen/cover up approach for different skin types/colourings, with reference to geographical location and balanced with recommendations for optimal vitamin D production. I would also appreciate your opinion on whether chemical or zinc based sunscreens are best, or whether it is better to cover up or stay indoors instead (not always a comfortable option in 38 degree C heat!). Would it be better for someone such as me (with very fair colouring but living in a harsh climate with a big ozone hole) to take supplements and keep out of the sun/cover up entirely and not depend on it for vitamin D?
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10-22-2013, 02:37 PM
I'd really like to see a post on the condition of Visual Snow, or on general vision improvement and health, if it can be made concurrently broad and precise enough to include Snow in it.
10-23-2013, 02:54 AM
Subject: The Great British Wake Up?
Last night saw the final of the Great British Bake Off, a very popular BBC television contest for amateur bakers; it's a gluten, lectin and sugar rich nightmare.
This morning the author of the following British Medical Journal article Saturated fat is not the major issue | BMJ Dr Aseem Malhotra (Cardiologist) was interviewed on BBC Breakfast TV and gave an excellent pitch on how saturated fats can actually improve heart health. It's now all over the national press.
As well as the irony of seeing these two pieces of television almost consecutively (with a sleep in between) I wondered whether this perhaps marked the beginning of an awakening in British dietary/medical thinking.
Anyway, thought I'd share the article with you at least.
10-30-2013, 05:31 AM
Originally Posted by Mark Sisson
I would love to see a proper explanation of how leptin and insulin resistance are linked. I had both, but saw my leptin resistance disappear reacently (for the first time that I can ever remember, instead of being hungry after eating a full meal, I had to stop eating because I was too full and left food on my plate!). What I would really like to know is if this is a good sign for my insulin resistance. It took 6 months on very low carb to fix my leptin resistance, I was hoping that sticking to what I am doing might also see a reduction in my insulin resistance and with it my resistance to losing weight. I would appreciate your well-researched input, thanks!
12-07-2013, 06:21 AM
Originally Posted by Mark Sisson
I was wondering what you thought of Krill Oil. The one most available in pharmacies says you only need one, but the EPA/DHA seems low. If you are taking the little red gel caps, should you be taking more than one? Really like the small pills (vs. those horse-size pills fish oil come in) but wondering if the dosage is adequate. Is it possible I only need a one-Krill-pill dose.
I'm new here. I know this topic has been covered quite a bit, but I didn't find the specific answer I was looking for anywhere. Concerning ketosis, I saw a disturbing warning about it on a university hospital website. To be clear, I'm NOT confusing ketosis with ketoacidosis. This is quoted from the UNM School of Medicine's site concerning ketogenic diets:
"The pancreas primary responsibility is to break down fat. In some people,
the pancreas can not handle the increased fat of the ketogenic diet. In these instances,
the pancreas becomes swollen or inflamed and the entire gastrointestinal (GI) system
stops working. The patient experiences severe abdominal discomfort and the
abdomen is very tender to touch. Vomiting is often associated. In this situation, the
patient needs to been seen by medical personnel immediately for diagnosis and
treatment. If a person develops pancreatitis on the ketogenic diet, the diet is stopped
immediately, and is never attempted again. Pancreatitis can be fatal."
I'm interested in keto-paleo because I have an autoimmune disease, but it's also a gastrointestinal condition (ulcerative colitis). The idea of a ketogenic diet shutting down my entire GI system is pretty scary. Anyone have any experience with this?
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