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Progress Reports & Photos / Re: Migraine and vision issues
« on: January 04, 2017, 07:31:48 PM »
Sorry for forgetting to post an update but it turned out it was because of a new (at the time) blood pressure medication, Losartan Potassium (i.e. Cozaar). My GP insisted that wasn't the cause but as soon as I discontinued the medication the migraines vanished.

Unfortunately, my vision issues never did normalize. I was very slightly nearsighted prior to taking this med. The medication caused near instant Presbyopia, which has never cleared up after all these years, meaning the Losartan did permanent eye damage.

I fired that doctor as soon as I connected the dots. Haven't had a migraine since.

Research / Re: Who lives longest: meat eaters or vegetarians?
« on: January 04, 2017, 07:21:32 PM »
My thoughts? Correlation is not causation.

This is the same bunk "science" that the media promotes to make us all think meat causes cancer, and vegans live longer lives simply because they don't eat meat. What these useless observational studies don't account for is that people who choose to live vegan have generally healthier lifestyles on a whole. In other words, they usually don't smoke, don't drink in excess, exercise, and live in environmentally cleaner habitats. So what part of their lifestyle actually contributes to their statistically longer lives? Nobody knows but to claim it's because they don't eat meat is superficial and irresponsible.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Visible fat eaten
« on: January 04, 2017, 07:14:09 PM »
Regardless, you should eat meat with plenty of fat, especially if you are low carb.

Only humans could think that processing food even more will make it "more like" the lesser processed version.  :o

Diet and nutrition / Re: Surprising health benefits of turmeric?
« on: October 30, 2016, 08:25:00 PM »
Doesn't do a damned thing for me and the actual science involving clinical trials on humans is still very inconclusive.

They lost me on the last line where it says, "in mice."

Diet and nutrition / Re: Too much almond in my diet?
« on: July 29, 2016, 05:10:15 PM »
I don't know what version of "paleo" you are following. Cereal? Almond milk? Protein shakes? Where did you get your info, USA Today?

Diet and nutrition / Re: When do you eat on Paleo?
« on: July 05, 2016, 04:29:34 PM »
If you do Paleo right, you won't have the urge to snack between meals very often. The key is to limit carbs and eat plenty of good fats. No need to count carbs or calories.

Atkins permits all sorts of garbage that is non-Paleo, including artificial sweeteners and dairy. There are a LOT of "Atkins-friendly" processed foods as well. No so with Paleo. As Warren said, Atkins is a "diet" while Paleo is a way of eating (WOE) for life, or a lifestyle, if you prefer. Once you realize some of the benefits of Paleo, it's hard to consider anything else, or going back to a SAD.

Diet and nutrition / Re: very dry mouth
« on: May 19, 2016, 08:12:46 AM »
Almond milk is not Paleo. Please stop posting your nonsensical "advice" in this forum. It's clear you have no clue what Paleo is.

Diet and nutrition / Re: On the road, fast food alternatives??
« on: May 19, 2016, 08:10:13 AM »
You didn't say which geographical area you usually travel, or by what means, so it's hard to give you any specifics.

I travel a LOT, but mostly in my personal vehicle, or on a train (I work for a railroad) and that allows me to take pre-prepared food along with me. When driving I often travel with up to six days worth of food, kept in a Coleman PowerChill cooler powered by a 12v outlet in my truck. Mine is similar to this one:

If doing something like that is an option for you, I can give you some ideas for meals you can prepare ahead of time and heat up on the road.

If fast food is your only option, my go-to place is Carl's Jr. as you can order any sandwich wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun. Hardee's may do the same. Just ask for "low carb style" and hold the condiments. In the western U.S., you can get a "protein style" burger at In-N-Out, although I personally don't care for their food. Still, if that's all that is around, it can be a Paleo option.

As another poster mentioned, supermarkets can be your friend. I often go to the hot deli and pick up a roasted chicken and make that my meal (or two). You can often combine that with a salad to round it out.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Does Brown Rice offer any benefits for me?
« on: May 19, 2016, 07:58:52 AM »
6. Brown rice is NOT Paleo.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Healthy Recipes
« on: May 19, 2016, 07:58:06 AM »
The above recipe is neither healthy, nor Paleo.

Diet and nutrition / Re: How does anyone know what to eat
« on: February 29, 2016, 08:23:40 PM »
Focus on what you can eat, not on what you can't.

Eat meat with fat, preferably pastured meat, but it's not a necessity. Eat eggs, again, pastured if possible. Eat fruits and vegetables except those that are not actually vegetables (i.e. corn) and those that are simply a product of agriculture and did not grow in nature at one time in sufficient quantities to be used as food. Most anything that CAN be eaten raw, but doesn't necessarily HAVE to be eaten raw, is Paleo. Avoid "recipes".

Diet and nutrition / Re: I'm failing, I need help
« on: February 05, 2016, 06:39:53 PM »
A lot of us still drink black coffee. If you don't have some specific issue with caffeine I'd ditch the grains before the coffee.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Almond Flour
« on: January 16, 2016, 08:18:35 AM »
Isn't Almond and Coconut Flour on the accepted list?

You have to base your intake of these things on how it would have been done in the Paleolithic. Nobody then would have expended the energy to shell a pound of almonds then grind them into flour. The calories burned to do this would exceed the calories taken in. Same with coconuts. Labor (thus energy) intensive.

If you want to eat almonds, buy them in the shell and open them yourself (preferably with a rock) then figure out how many you end up eating in a sitting. However much flour that many nuts would make is the most you should eat at one time. Just because almond flour is "on the list" doesn't mean you can gulp it down with impunity. Same for coconut flour. Keep it real.

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