My wife and I became paleo about 8-9 months ago... before that we ate "healthy", no junk food, whole grain organic cereals and veggies, etc. My Type II diabetes diagnosis tipped me into investigating and here I am.
Besides better lipid numbers all around, blood pressure down, glucose way down etc... all the benefits, both of us have developed lipomas. Myself at the nape of the neck, my wife on her upper arm. Not life threatening by any means, but strange. So it appears that a diet high in fat is the cause of lipomas?
asked byeric_9 (4319)
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on October 24, 2012
at 08:55 AM
Hi, I've got about 11 lipomas. I am mostly paleo, very active and been looking at a resolve for years. My conclusion is that they are a result of carb intolerance and poor liver function. Paleo is a fat burning diet so it should assist. I have used hypnosis (I know it sounds nuts, but sound clinical research on similar issues) and reduced their size a bit. Solution, have them removed, stick to paleo, increase liver support and enzyme intake and if you have the cash do EBOO IV oxygen treatments with an MD. Best of luck Al
on August 28, 2011
at 08:43 PM
Fair question but no, a high fat diet would seem to have nothing to do with lipomas. I've seen many people form lipomas on a low-fat SAD diet. Some people are constitutionally a lipoma-forming "type" and get them all the time; in other people they can appear one-off.
There are a number of diet- and lifestyle- related reasons behind tumor formation... years of dietary abuse could have given you some risk-factors for tumor formation, and your detox could have done something to trigger it?
on June 19, 2011
at 03:00 PM
I'm not really sure this will be much help, but I'll throw it out there anyway:
My first dog got lipomas on her side. She was definitely not eating high fat at the time. Was some carby crap the vets put her on (if I knew then what I know now... ya know?). Anyway, before we had her put down (not because of lipoma) she was diagnosed with "an adrenal abnormality presenting similarly to cushings disease". The other dog I know who got them (knew the dog personally, but was not mine) was overweight, prediabetic and eating even carbier crap than my dog.
The two dogs I have now are in fact eating high fat. Actually I posted a picture of their dinner in the What's on YOUR plate thread. No lipomas. No skin problems. No teeth problems...
So, while yes, I know that dogs are not furry little (or not so little) humans, I just think there are options other than a high fat diet as to the culprit.