Why I don't worry about cholesterol:
Lyon Diet Heart Trial
Get With The Guidelines admission data
Sydney Diet Heart Study revisited
Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet
The problem with modern medicine is that doctors don't view the prescription of drugs as a failure to keep you healthy
I would like to know, what did Methuselah eat?
70lbs gone and counting!!
Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey
So I did a quick google search and found that there are lots of studies that say saturated fat=cardiovascualr disease...
But there were just as many that said there was no increased risk of CVD with consumption of saturated fats.
If it makes you feel any better... OurResearch
It's not even about Grok. Hunter gatherers still exist today. Anyone could watch a documentary and find several members of a tribe well over middle age. Assuming they have enough resources in their environment, and even with extremely limited resources, HGs don't suffer any metabolic diseases you expect to see in agricultural society.
Average life expectancy is lowered by infant mortality. About half the population would have been dying of illness and injury before they were 13.
We see similar problems in modern hunter-gatherers, who have high infant mortality due to illness and injury. They all eat "primally" and have no modern medicine. As a modern hunter-gatherer, if you're alive at 21, you'll almost certainly live into your 70s and probably into your 80s. This is with no modern medicine and no "retirement".
Or, to sum it up: there are octogenarian tribesmen out there, hunting and fighting, eating primally and managing WITHOUT medicine to "save" them.
I rarely talk to people about Paleo/Primal, but, when I do, it's when they're NOT complaining about their weight or health.
You see, I don't really "do" pity. And one thing I've learned about people is that they're more open to suggestion when they're happy and stable. When they complain they only ever want pity, not to be advised.
send her the following
Life expectancy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
source for table: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-59Ktj5mGbw...ver%2Btime.Bmp
Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?