Conventional Wisdom Questions
Do you feel it is our responsibility to confront the conventional wisdom that we so often come across in articles like this one on --gasp-- Huffington Post, that advise us to steer clear of bacon and saturated fats, or suffer the... (more)
I want to know what keeps you pushing forward with your lifestyle. Is it that you used to be overweight and never want to go back? You used to be sad and this makes you happy? Why do you keep on rubbing against the grain (no pun intended) with... (more)
With a psycho parent? Like... "OMFG YOU ARE KILLING YOURSELF WITH ALL THAT FAT!" And after gaining weight the past 3 weeks and have abdominal pain --> from binge eating on fruit and dried fruit, she's like "omg I bet you have gallstones and wow if... (more)
Something that has given me a lot of pause with going 100% paleo and lowering my carbs has been the losing weight too fast thing. Conventional wisdom says not to lose more than 2 lbs a week. I have about 60 lbs to lose (I think, I'll revisit... (more)
One of my clients today was complaining about his stalled weight loss. This guy is a serious mountain biker and wants to shed a few pounds of fat to help increase his performance. He is also a mechanical engineer and is quite anal about collecting... (more)
Update on this issue: My client maintained his daily calorie intake and riding/training schedule, yet reduced his carb intake to around 100g per day while increasing his protein/fat ratios. Guess what? He has started to shed body fat, lose weight,... (more)
So, just found out I'm pregnant... While I am alternately generally freaking out and in denial, I'm also thinking about what I should eat. Is there anyone who can reassure my desire to continue to eat the conventional pregnancy no-nos, such as... (more)
The other day, I was sitting around the corner from a cafe area in a hospital, waiting for my grandmother. I heard two children walk up, and their mother(I presume) trailing behind them. She asked what her first child what she would like to eat,... (more)
Curious what the Paleohacks crowd has to say about this article: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/can-exercise-be-bad-for-you/?hp I am guessing the result hinges on whether the risk factors identified in the study really are indicative... (more)
I was talking to a friend the other day about breakfast. When I told him I usually eat 4 eggs, his reaction was "what about all that cholesterol?!?!?" (Never mind that in this same conversation, he told me how much he loved his new job because... (more)
When introducing people to the concept of paleo, I find some are far more open to the idea than others. From what I've observed, it seems to depend on a number of things which include culture, age and educational background. Back when my diet was... (more)
It's a 10. I spent 10 years being sick as a dog, so when I read about so many people getting better on their health, I just started the diet right here, right there (I didn't wait "for Monday").
I have bronchitis and was prescribed antibiotics, steroids, and an inhaler! What do I do?! I really dont want to take the antibiotics....I know they do more harm than good (destroying gut flora/causing resistant bacterias) What about the... (more)
Looks like Dr Oz may have learned a thing or two from all of his exposure to the paleo diet. Reconsiders fats, meats, low-fat diets, grains, gluten, dairy, among other things. Considering that this is appearing in mainstream media, especially as... (more)
Dr. Oz says one thing one day, then the complete opposite the next. It just depends on who his sponsor is that particular day. It's kind of hard to take anything he says seriously.
What are your thoughts on routine medical procedures? I'm under the impression that I (25, female) only need two annual visits when I'm not sick: A dental checkup and a gyno visit. Is anything else really important (bloodwork, mole scans,... (more)
I really enjoy weightlifting but like to dabble in Crossfit for conditioning. I'm a member of a great globo gym; one of their trainers on staff has a level 1 Crossfit cert, and he and the owner are planning to start an affiliate at the gym. ... (more)
This contradicts just about everything I thought I knew about type 2 diabetes. From http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diabetes-myths/: Myth: Eating too much sugar causes diabetes. Fact: No, it does not. ... type 2 diabetes is caused... (more)
Lately I have been noticing more and more crappy advice on TV ads, from doctors and in news articles. I think these are some of the ones that just get my blood boiling, mainly because they are advice giving to my in-laws who both have cancer and... (more)
So my friend is on the Slow-Carb diet with his friend, and I recently ran into his girlfriend on the subway. We chatted about this and that, and eventually she said "He's miserable...all these beans! He feels like s**t!" I told her I would have... (more)
Anybody ever tried it? I've always wanted to, but "conventional wisdom" seems vehemently opposed to this. Haha, it's pretty funny. If you look it up in google, alot of the "answer" sites have guys saying, "No!!! That will kill you dude!!!" ... (more)
...and instantly thought: "Bad news, Roger. At the rate you're going you'll lose the weight much faster (and less lucratively) than you think." Did you have any nonpaleo friends/family send it to you as "evidence" of conventional wisdom? :) (See... (more)
Lately I've been limiting my fruit intake due to carbs, and my mom's persuaded that it's unhealthy. Not saying that I'm cutting ALL fruit, just consuming much less of it. I eat veggies and organ meat, so I don't think I'm missing out on anything.... (more)
How come Conventional Wisdom is always preaching to us that our diets should be low in fat, but then tells us to increase the amount of MUFAS in our diet. Isn't this kinda contradicting itself? The other day I saw on a bag of pistachios how... (more)
Perfect example of mainstream media spewing out @#$!: http://public.stage3.bullseye.com.au/videos/index.files/MED0530SWIT30_WEB_converted.ogv this kind of demonising of saturated fats and misleading of information is what twisted me up so much... (more)
Colpo's blog had a link to this article today: http://www.coreconceptswellness.com/blog/the-sensible-middle-part-1-in-defence-of-calories I find the article well written and sensible. It doesn't bash low carb or high carb or paleo but merely... (more)
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
Who wants to do Whole30 with me?
Paleo and Body Type Theory?