Find a decent Dr and discuss that VLDL 3.
When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
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My doctor was initially against the Primal Blueprint but it was because she had some incorrect assumptions (mostly that she saw it as being just like Atkins). When I explained that the PB is very similar to the anti-inflammatory diet that she recommends, she got on board.
High Weight: 225
Weight at start of Primal: 189
Current Weight: 174
Goal Weight: 130
Primal Start Date: 11/26/2012
I am odd. I would stay with that same doc, and try to find ways to convince her. I guess I feel like that because IF I were able to turn her, then I would have acquired enough knowledge to "turn" about anyone, but far more importantly, I would have acquired enough knowledge to KNOW that what I was doing was right.
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This part is a bit off topic…….He is quite far away from me but he does free consultations and I am driving up for one. He is very expensive as they don't take insurance. They will give you what you need to file though. It guess it really isn't that much considering the grand scheme of things and healthcare scams. They work on a retainer and this is one time that a health care savings account would be of use. I'm pretty sure that whatever I try to file with my insurance will not be paid. I have Tricare and it really sucks. I guess most everyone will have something similar soon or pay a “fine” which is really just a tax.
The main thing is that most of us are going to have no choice but to deal with Doctors who spout CW all the time unless we have the money to choose what doctor we want to see.
I think that while doctors in general are very smart and diligent, certainty is compelling and they get sucked into *believing* rather than evaluating. It's very hard to convince people otherwise when they've developed a belief. I would challenge her to a science-off... Go one for one on articles (unfortunately you'll need to read her propaganda to be fair)... You won't convince her in the short term, but if you can get her to do some reading, doubts will creep into her certainties and if she is intellectually curious, as I hope most doctors are, she may eventually start to seek out more information and slowly change her views. It's like getting healthy... It won't change over night. I have a degree in nutrition and I still have a hard time with 'saturated fat is good'... I still have a reflex that was built into me from my education. It all takes time.
Side note, I find medical doctors quite effective for acute needs, but chronic issues never seem to be notably resolved. I think an integrated approach is the ticket.