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Similar Question. What was learned at AHS that is significant for our health?

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Created August 11, 2011 at 3:26 AM

We know from paleo websites to not eat grains, processed foods, and to eat wild animals, veggies, and fruit. Was there anything learned from AHS that's helpful to our health that we didn't already know? Or was this just a social event?

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on August 13, 2011
at 04:01 PM

Hey, I also learned very much from talking with Dr. Mary Dan Eades (who should be on the speaker list for sure next year.) Eat more fat, eat macadamia nuts!

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on August 13, 2011
at 02:06 AM

Loon- well done!

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at 02:06 AM

Cliff- I check it periodically, either first thing in the morning or after eating things that I'm curious how they'll make me react. Interestingly sleep seems to have by far the biggest effect on waking BG. Considering my activity level I think I've been eating too few carbs, and it may be affecting my sleep. After a good sleep I can wake up at 77-82, but after a couple nights of interrupted sleep I've seen 100-103 in the morning.

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on August 13, 2011
at 01:40 AM

Gary Taubes is an a-hole?

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on August 13, 2011
at 01:30 AM

@jeff- did you keep on checking BG?

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on August 13, 2011
at 12:51 AM

Well, I answered Dr. Eades' question about blood sugar as the liver so I'm giving myself a gold geek star.

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on August 13, 2011
at 12:50 AM

well, of course I had to upvote your most excellent question

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on August 11, 2011
at 04:42 AM

okay, this is good for you're group of friends interested in anatomy, but for getting healthier in real life, this is useless information.

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on August 11, 2011
at 04:33 AM

And of course it's nothing new, but ask 100 people what organ regulates blood sugar and 99 will say pancreas. I don't think that should be considered the norm, but rather a protective mechanism. Quite the opposite of the standard way of thinking which is that the liver is the protective mechanism to avoid hypoglycemia

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on August 11, 2011
at 04:32 AM

well I felt an even blood sugar, but most meals make people go up into the 140s and higher.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 11, 2011
at 04:08 AM

...well that's usual Paleo food, and you can't rely on testing by pricking yourself, well you can, but life will be a lot dimmer if you don't rely more on the general feeling you have after eating. And still so what this is nothing new.

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on August 11, 2011
at 03:40 AM

for example the other morning my fasting blood glucose level was 77. I ate a really big smoothie of my usual stuff which is blueberries,raspberries, blackberries, butter and/or coconut butter, avocado, and 5 eggs. About 45 mins later my blood sugar was only 86. That made me happy in a very paleo nerd kind of way

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at 03:36 AM

Even though I've been pretty low carb for a few years, I'll be more cognizant of large post prandial insulin spikes, keeping them only to right after really hard workouts.

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...so what would you do in real life with this knowledge that you now have?

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on August 13, 2011
at 12:52 AM

Other people want to distance themselves from that caveman thing. And, people are much nicer in person.

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on August 11, 2011
at 03:28 AM

For me it was the change in viewpoint to start thinking of our livers as what should be regulating blood sugar (like in a low-ish carb diet) as opposed to our pancreas getting burned out trying to constantly reign in our spiking blood sugar.

(courtesy of Dr Eades)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 11, 2011
at 03:33 AM

...so what would you do in real life with this knowledge that you now have?

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on August 11, 2011
at 03:40 AM

for example the other morning my fasting blood glucose level was 77. I ate a really big smoothie of my usual stuff which is blueberries,raspberries, blackberries, butter and/or coconut butter, avocado, and 5 eggs. About 45 mins later my blood sugar was only 86. That made me happy in a very paleo nerd kind of way

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on August 11, 2011
at 04:32 AM

well I felt an even blood sugar, but most meals make people go up into the 140s and higher.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on August 11, 2011
at 04:33 AM

And of course it's nothing new, but ask 100 people what organ regulates blood sugar and 99 will say pancreas. I don't think that should be considered the norm, but rather a protective mechanism. Quite the opposite of the standard way of thinking which is that the liver is the protective mechanism to avoid hypoglycemia

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 11, 2011
at 04:08 AM

...well that's usual Paleo food, and you can't rely on testing by pricking yourself, well you can, but life will be a lot dimmer if you don't rely more on the general feeling you have after eating. And still so what this is nothing new.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on August 13, 2011
at 01:30 AM

@jeff- did you keep on checking BG?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 11, 2011
at 04:42 AM

okay, this is good for you're group of friends interested in anatomy, but for getting healthier in real life, this is useless information.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on August 11, 2011
at 03:36 AM

Even though I've been pretty low carb for a few years, I'll be more cognizant of large post prandial insulin spikes, keeping them only to right after really hard workouts.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on August 13, 2011
at 02:06 AM

Loon- well done!

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 13, 2011
at 12:51 AM

Well, I answered Dr. Eades' question about blood sugar as the liver so I'm giving myself a gold geek star.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on August 13, 2011
at 02:06 AM

Cliff- I check it periodically, either first thing in the morning or after eating things that I'm curious how they'll make me react. Interestingly sleep seems to have by far the biggest effect on waking BG. Considering my activity level I think I've been eating too few carbs, and it may be affecting my sleep. After a good sleep I can wake up at 77-82, but after a couple nights of interrupted sleep I've seen 100-103 in the morning.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 13, 2011
at 04:01 PM

Hey, I also learned very much from talking with Dr. Mary Dan Eades (who should be on the speaker list for sure next year.) Eat more fat, eat macadamia nuts!

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