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Harvard Medical School in Ethics Quandary.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/03/business/03medschool.html

BOSTON — In a first-year pharmacology class at Harvard Medical School, Matt Zerden grew wary as the professor promoted the benefits of cholesterol drugs and seemed to belittle a student who asked about side effects.

Mr. Zerden later discovered something by searching online that he began sharing with his classmates. The professor was not only a full-time member of the Harvard Medical faculty, but a paid consultant to 10 drug companies, including five makers of cholesterol treatments.

“I felt really violated,” Mr. Zerden, now a fourth-year student, recently recalled. “Here we have 160 open minds trying to learn the basics in a protected space, and the information he was giving wasn’t as pure as I think it should be.”

Note: Due to copyright read the entire story at the link.


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Miscellaneous / Re: Pain near belly button
« on: February 28, 2012, 11:19:14 PM »
I had appendicitis at 13.  My mother had it at age 14. My daughter had it at age 26. It seems most people who get appendicitis are between ages 12 and 30.  Aren't you 20 something?

I don't think paleo caused it.  Get to the doctor as soon as possible. Go to ER if it gets worse before you can get a doctor's appointment.

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Research / Re: Otzi iceman had hardening arteries
« on: February 28, 2012, 06:36:27 PM »
Really? At 5000 years ago his diet was already grain heavy? That is surprising.

Wheat cultivation began about 10,000 years ago near the Middle East.

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One further aspect which particularly interested the scientists was the Iceman’s genetic. They found that Ötzi belonged to a particular so-called Y-chromosome haplogroup which is relatively rare in present-day Europe. The findings indicate that Ötzi’s ancestors had migrated from the Middle East as agriculture and cattle-breeding became more wides One further aspect which particularly interested the scientists was the Iceman’s genetic. They  found that Ötzi belonged to a particular so-called Y-chromosome haplogroup which is relatively rare in present-day Europe. The findings indicate that Ötzi’s ancestors had migrated from the Middle East as agriculture and cattle-breeding became more widespread. Their genetic heritage is most common today in geographically isolated areas and islands such as on Sardinia and Corsica. pread. Their genetic heritge is most common today in geographically isolated areas and islands such as on Sardinia and Corsica.


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Diet and nutrition / Re: Getting a few facts right!
« on: February 26, 2012, 06:48:04 PM »
I agree with celticcavegirl.  That chart assumes saturated fats are bad and monounsaturates are good, which doesn't seem to be the truth.  My experience before and after paleo was also that tallow is better at high heat than refined soybean oil.  Random things on the other side of the kitchen collect a lot less grease now that I cook with more saturated fats, and the stove and cooking implements are much easier to clean, so it seems like the animal fats throw a lot less of that stuff in the air.

I've been in a lot of restaurant kitchens in my previous job in fire and safety.  Many of them have more grease than Jiffy Lube. They are just caked with grease.  Watch an episode of Restaurant Impossible on Food Network. Many places you eat look like some of the restaurants featured on that show. Of course many of them use a liquid oil called Grill and Pan Oil distributed in 35 pound boxes.

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Miscellaneous / Re: Too pretty today!
« on: February 26, 2012, 06:31:07 PM »
Rain tomorrow.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Getting a few facts right!
« on: February 24, 2012, 03:57:23 PM »
Olive oil can't take high heat. The expensive extra virgin olive oil is more heat sensitive than the cheap olive oil.  I do however cook eggs using olive oil because eggs are cooked on low heat.

Green tea is acceptable probably not paleo.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Favorite Paleo Lent Meals?
« on: February 24, 2012, 11:36:18 AM »
I'm facing the same problem. Are there any fatty enough fish to replace meat on Fridays?

salmon, mackerel, trout, herring, sardines.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Favorite Paleo Lent Meals?
« on: February 24, 2012, 11:21:38 AM »
I think that's actually why fish has always been associated with Fridays.  Coincendentally I had left over trout for lunch today.

It is the reason McDonalds came out with the Filet-O-Fish in 1962. Prior to the 1970s many Catholics abstained from meat every Friday. Now most only abstain during Lent.

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I've had my appendix removed and I can eat clams, oysters, and shrimp. I haven't eaten squid.   She is probably allergic.

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Exercises / Re: Deadlifts = Dead back
« on: February 23, 2012, 01:36:38 PM »
Run - away from Crossfit.

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Regarding the sinus infection:  Have you looked into using colloidal silver sinus spray?  I had a terrible sinus infection from October to January and went through 3 rounds of antibiotics and steroids and it didn't do a thing.  When in January I was still sick I decided to try a different  approach.  I did a lot of research and found that most sinus infections are fungal which means that antibiotics won't help, they may even make it worse.  What worked for me was high dose of Vitamin C, Colloidal Silver spray,( I used it about once an hour) and Xclear xylitol sinus nasal spray.  The sinus sprays are not toxic so don't be afraid to use them often.
Regarding the sinus infection:  Have you looked into using colloidal silver sinus spray?  I had a terrible sinus infection from October to January and went through 3 rounds of antibiotics and steroids and it didn't do a thing.  When in January I was still sick I decided to try a different  approach.  I did a lot of research and found that most sinus infections are fungal which means that antibiotics won't help, they may even make it worse.  What worked for me was high dose of Vitamin C, Colloidal Silver spray,( I used it about once an hour) and Xclear xylitol sinus nasal spray.  The sinus sprays are not toxic so don't be afraid to use them often.

I understand Colloidal Silver but what does Xylotol do? It is a sugar substitute.

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You should get a minimum of 1200 calories a day. That's assuming you are not working out because of the viral infection.  You should never go below 1,000.  My 80 year old mother is 5.0 and gets 1,000 calories a day while slowing losing weight. 

I assume the doctor has checked you for Pleurisy and it is not a bacterial infection?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleurisy

http://www.webmd.com/lung/tc/pleurisy-overview

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Introductions / Re: Hi from southern IL!
« on: February 18, 2012, 03:46:22 PM »
Paleo is just a FAD.  The fad started 2,000,000 years ago. 
The low fat diet started 30 years ago. 

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Workout Journals / Re: Skorpion317's Workout
« on: February 18, 2012, 11:31:00 AM »
What works better lighter weights that you can do 12 to 18 reps or heavier weights where you can only do 3 reps or alternate on different days?

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Introductions / Re: Hi from southern IL!
« on: February 18, 2012, 11:25:31 AM »
Not paleo but small amounts of dark chocolate are OK if you don't get too many carbs and sugar.  I eat about 20 grams a day which has about 8 grams of carbs. 

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