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    Ah, an idea for my next tweak just came to me; try stopping coffee.

    Started today.

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    Awesome job, Ninja. Really Great. Wish I had stayed 100%. Instead I began to have some 10% after 5 months. I learned I had not 'cured' my digestive problems, just put them in remission. Now I'm 100% again but it will take time to get back where I was.

    Your lipid numbers, and the responses to them make me feel much better. We all seem to have the same pattern.

    Thanks for the info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimchiNinja View Post
    Ah, an idea for my next tweak just came to me; try stopping coffee.

    Started today.
    Good idea. My next tweak is cutting out the dairy.

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    Happy new year! Completed my first full year of paleo. Followed the 100% rule, hit around 98% compliance.

    Blood lipids: Year end results were basically the same as my 6-month results, HDL stayed high but came down slightly with less cream/butter, TG up slightly with more carbs but still low. Basically the same as before. Oh and the doctor says "LDL is too high you should eat a low fat diet and do cardio daily" and I of course ignore him. After all, that's what I did prior to Paleo, and everything is better now, so why the hell would I do that again? These doctors really should be shot.

    Testosterone: The big change was another bump to testosterone; now up 42% for the year (I can tell it too, it's real). FYI I did steak, eggs, fatty fish, veggies and barbell lifting all year.

    Intelligence: The other big change, and it sounds weird perhaps, but feel certain I've received an IQ bump from this diet. Working an analytical job it has really become noticeable, especially during month 6-12. Actually Boyd Eaton has a paper discussing the apparent decline in cranial capacity since the Upper Paleolithic with the introduction of grains, so maybe it's not so far fetched. I also wonder if there is any connection between the higher IQs in NE Asia and their high consumption of fatty fish? Could it be all the fatty fish I'm eating? And I wonder too about sugar and mental function, I only eat around 15g sugar a day (from veggies), extremely strict.

    2014 Goals:
    * Paleo 100% rule (same as last year)
    * Barbell lifting 3x a week (same as last year)
    * Continuous keto for 60 days! Think I'm ready for this, hit the leanest I've been in 15 years in May on steak & eggs, so going to do it again but without any carbups (Peter Attia style!).
    * Meditation 2x a day for 20 minutes at 1PM and 7PM, all year, no missed sessions (David Lynch style!).

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    Happy New Year! Terrific results.

    Quote Originally Posted by KimchiNinja View Post
    Intelligence: The other big change, and it sounds weird perhaps, but feel certain I've received an IQ bump from this diet. Working an analytical job it has really become noticeable, especially during month 6-12. Actually Boyd Eaton has a paper discussing the apparent decline in cranial capacity since the Upper Paleolithic with the introduction of grains, so maybe it's not so far fetched. I also wonder if there is any connection between the higher IQs in NE Asia and their high consumption of fatty fish? Could it be all the fatty fish I'm eating? And I wonder too about sugar and mental function, I only eat around 15g sugar a day (from veggies), extremely strict.
    From what I've been reading (off the top of my head; this could be from Grain Brain), cholesterol helps the brain. I think that coconut oil is supposed to be extremely beneficial. Did a quick search online and found this link from, surprisingly, 2005 that talks about the importance of cholesterol for brain function, including memory and learning.

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    * Meditation 2x a day for 20 minutes at 1PM and 7PM, all year, no missed sessions (David Lynch style!).
    Dude! David Lynch, as in from Twin Peaks?
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    And all these old guys that I know with their brain fog and their cholesterol meds and their little tiny pieces of meat and low-fat diets and viagra and prozac. You are correct, Kimchi, these doctors should be shot.
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    Thank you so much for this report. It is very encouraging. I am going 100% Paleo after 3+ years of Primal. Although I lost a significant amount of weight the first year, my overall health improvements stalled.

    I am still battling a binge eating disorder, my hormones are imbalanced, and I have preexisting health issues that make even occasional gluten and sugar consumption a little like playing russian roulette.

    I think that I am one of those people who cannot afford to be only 80% compliant.

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    Great thread!! Very encouraging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackieKessler View Post
    Dude! David Lynch, as in from Twin Peaks?
    Yup, I've always been a big Lynch fan. Awhile back he 'came out' and told people he's been meditating for like 30 years twice a day and never missed a session. Doesn't surprise me, one smart dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    And all these old guys that I know with their brain fog and their cholesterol meds and their little tiny pieces of meat and low-fat diets and viagra and prozac. You are correct, Kimchi, these doctors should be shot.
    LOL, which tiny pieces of meat are you referring to?

    Yeah agree with everything in your post…the dots connect.

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