Tag Archives: health

Rethinking Paleo – the good, the bad and the ugly

Just the other day, I ran into this mostly great blog post by one of my favorites, Stephan Guyenet, that discussed a 2012 study supposedly comparing a Paleolithic diet with a conventional coronary care diet. In this case, I have to disagree with both … Continue reading

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Yet Another Journal Study that Will Obfuscate Rather than Clarify

A friend sent me a journal link to evaluate and now I have to rant! The journal article was reporting the results of a study comparing the effect on diabetic blood sugar control of a low-carb ketogenic vs a low GI … Continue reading

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ApoE4 and PCOS, Metabolic Syndrome, Female-to-Male TS – Part 1

The ε4 allele has been alleged by many to be contributory to a number of Western disease outcomes. Not only that, the differing responses of the human organism having the various alleles of apoE has created, I think, a nightmare of misunderstanding and … Continue reading

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The Cholesterol Wars, 3.00: Review of “The Futility of Cholesterol Denialism, Part 1” by Plant Positive

This is an introduction to my second discussion of a Plant Positive (PP) video. The subject material presented is huge. In order to discuss this without being superficial, I’ve broken my comments up into a number of posts, each mostly … Continue reading

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Thyroid Labs Update – Well Thyroid / Sick Thyroid?

To rule out the possibility of human error, my thyroid function was retested a few days ago, with a test for antibodies added to rule out or confirm autoimmune thyroid disease. Here’s the result:

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The Cholesterol Wars, 1: Intro

Before I can continue telling the Bill Lands story (see Who Is Bill Lands and Why Would Anyone Care?, 1: Intro), I think I have to digress into cholesterol and politics. In case it’s escaped your notice, there’s a huge war raging … Continue reading

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Who Is Bill Lands and Why Would Anyone Care?, 1: Intro

OK, now that I’ve presented a little of my personal background, I can get on to the “meat” of this blog. I have to start with Bill Lands. I consider him to be one of  the (if not THE) most important figures … Continue reading

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