AWESOME! You guys are the best. Thanks for honing in on the crucial facts (present and omitted--ha) as well as providing the useful links and resources. Y'all rock!
I want to share the blog post from the "American Gut" project - the ones who are actually studying the microbiome. This explanation is the most lucid I have seen on this whole issue yet.
From Meat to Microbes to Main street: is it time to trade in your George Foreman Grill? - Human Food Project
The bacteria responsible for increased TMAO levels are actually ones that thrive on a diet of whole grains ... um...
THe issue is FAR from clear, and this post really illuminates the major issues that are still unresolved.
Worth a read.
theheart.org: trusted cardiology news and opinionsA meta-analysis of 13 controlled trials concludes that including L-carnitine among the other therapies given in the acute setting for MI appears to significantly cut all-cause mortality and lead to fewer angina symptoms and ventricular arrhythmias ...
Linked by Dr. Feinman, who comments:
https://twitter.com/DrFeinman/status/323802116265218048Bottom line recommendation on carnitine studies: better scientific training for doctors.
Sorry, but the people who put these populist scare stories, carefully judged to play on established fears and to garner headiness with no regard for truth, out had better raise their game.
We're onto them.
Read this blog for reducing your risk of heart attack.
Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease | Emergency Care Houston
Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.
Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine