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Research / N. Carolina may shut down Paleo website
« on: April 24, 2012, 04:13:22 PM »
Not quite sure if this is the right area to post in.  Came across this article and was rather dumbfounded. 

http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/display_exclusive.html?id=8992

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Jan. 12, Cooksey attended a nutrition seminar at a church in Charlotte. The speaker was the director of diabetes services for a local hospital.

“She was giving all the wrong information, just like everyone always does — carbs are OK to eat, we must eat carbs to live, promoting low-fat, etc.,” Cooksey said. “So I spoke up.”

After the meeting he handed out a couple of business cards pointing people to his website.

Three days later, he got a call from the director of the nutrition board.

“Basically, she told me I could not give out nutritional advice without a license,” Cooksey said.

I'm speechless.

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My wife went in the hospital last Wednesday in pain as an infected polyp in her colon ruptured.  Shes still there but doing better thanks to copious amounts of pain medication and three intravenous antibiotics.  She hasn't eaten yet which is no fun.  The dr and surgeon said she could go home probably in 1-2 days and they may prescribe soft food tomorrow. 
 She has a history of yeast infections, kidney stones and migraines.  She isn't Paleo like me although she eats the meals I cook for the family and eats the food I provide in the fridge.  But she likes to add her stuff and eats different while she's at work.  Better said she's a part timer, but has her vices that she likes; bread and creamers for her tea and coffee.

I'm in the middle of "Good Calories, Bad Calories" and I've read enough to be convinced that American nutrition, medical basis, and health theories should be an X-File.  The diet prescribed for recovering Diverticulitis patients is the "western diet" that brings all the "diseases of civilization". 
http://www.healthcastle.com/diverticulitis_diet.shtml

It's gonna be hard to help her with a recommended diet that is the cause of the disease in the first place.  Any tips on how to convince her to eat the Banting Way in spite of the overwhelming evidence to the contrary?

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Diet and nutrition / Rendering Beef Tallow (I've got pictures)
« on: February 04, 2010, 12:27:11 PM »
I just went and picked up my order.  I scored some grass fed beef kidney fat.  9 lbs for 9 dollars.  I'll be rendering it the next few days.  Any tips or hints?

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Diet and nutrition / Blood glucose monitor-handy or not
« on: November 03, 2009, 03:14:17 PM »
Is a blood glucose monitor something that would help to determine how certain foods affect certain people?  Is it handy to have and use?

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Diet and nutrition / The Meat AND Veggies thread
« on: November 03, 2009, 09:28:20 AM »
I've noticed that a majority of threads center around a meat dominance.  I want to try staying closer to the plan laid out in Cordains book for personal reasons.  It just feels right to me.  But there's not a lot of talk about plates full of meat AND veggies. 

I'm leary about deviating so far from the book this early in the game. 

As always, posts in forum format are not necessarily intended the way they sound; I'm guilty of that myself.  But I would like to hear comments from the veggie and fruit folks as well. 

Obviously if there are more carnivores than 'combos' then there won't be many responses, I realize that.   ::)  Anyone want to contribute their VeggieTales?

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How important do you think it is to understand all the terms about this eating style to be successful at adapting?  I have no idea what ketosis is although I have heard of it.  I ask because after reading Cordains book I find some contradictory information here that is also working.  (No veggies and lots of animal fat and cheese?)  I don't know how to adapt to these different views. 

I need to lose weight.   I am married with two teenage daughters.  Money is tight.  I want to start eating in a way that I can continue in comfortably for the rest of my life.  Needless to say, it's all against me, and others who are starting. 

If I were to start eating only fatty meat I think I would die while pooping.  So, about the terms for the beginner?

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Introductions / Hello from PNW
« on: October 23, 2009, 07:54:38 PM »
I have been eating Paleo for three and a half days.  I found out about Paleo watching the video "Sugar-the bitter Truth".  I have been researching it for a few days.  Picked up Cordains book yesterday and ran thru it.  

A few years ago my wife and I tried Atkins.  I made it a week into it and gave up because I was terribly dizzy and weak and shaky.  Today I got a little weak and shaky and I'm hoping to find out why here.  Is there an area that houses threads like "what to expect physically for beginners"?  

I'm pretty much sticking strictly to Cordains book for now 'till I get the hang of it.  

I'm 6'3" 330 lbs.  I'm doing this to lose weight and be healthy for the rest of my life.  I'm not big boned.

Very nice to meet all you healthy people!

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