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Asked on February 28, 2016
Created May 25, 2011 at 6:17 PM

What do you give you friends or co-workers when they ask about your diet? What do you hand your skeptical Dr who wants to put you on statin so that he's onboard too?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on May 26, 2011
at 01:58 AM

Hand him the name of a few books......or buy them for him. Listen to my podcast with Jimmy Moore tomorrow and you will hear me talk about this very issue.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on May 25, 2011
at 09:08 PM

totally serious. my new neuro called him an a$$hole! haa! at the end of the day, it was a good time. obviously it was time to move on, but i certainly learned my lesson!

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on May 25, 2011
at 08:36 PM

"a mutual lack of respect"??? Are you serious. What an ass. Sorry you had to go through that but glad you have found someone who respects you and your choices.

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on May 25, 2011
at 06:57 PM

My doctor has never asked, but when people do, they usually just say "that would never work for me, I'd gain weight". And I try not to push it farther. There are a few who notice that I'm in very good health physically and inquire further, but that's about where it ends.

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77ecc37f89dbe8f783179323916bd8e6

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on May 25, 2011
at 07:36 PM

I send normal folks to Mark Sisson's website. I send smarter or nerdier friends to Archevore. And I send full blown nerds and intellectuals to Guyenet, Deans, Kresser, and the Jaminets.

I would ask the doctor if she has a background in statistics and whether or not she has kept up-to-date on statin trials. If she says Yes, then I'd discuss the findings. If she says No, then I'd tell her why I'm choosing to reject the prescription (the findings are weak and suggest that side effects might outweigh possible benefits).

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on May 25, 2011
at 07:25 PM

when i told my neurologist that i was on the paleo diet, and i believed that it was a large part of why my MS was in remission for so long, he sent me a certified letter kicking me out of the practice "due to a mutual lack of respect". in the end it was a good thing, as i am now with a neurologist who respects my decisions and collaborates with me on a treatment plan. but i have learned that i dont volunteer the information, in general. upon advice from a friend, i now just tell my doctors that i stopped eating all processed foods and sugar. no one is going to argue with me over something like that. if a friend asks me about the paleo diet, i usually point them to three sites: MDA, robb wolf FAQ and dr. harris' 12 steps.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on May 25, 2011
at 08:36 PM

"a mutual lack of respect"??? Are you serious. What an ass. Sorry you had to go through that but glad you have found someone who respects you and your choices.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on May 25, 2011
at 09:08 PM

totally serious. my new neuro called him an a$$hole! haa! at the end of the day, it was a good time. obviously it was time to move on, but i certainly learned my lesson!

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on May 26, 2011
at 08:26 PM

My daughter (emthedrummer) and I made a paleo flyer that she can leave lying around in the vegan cafes at all the punk/anarchist things she goes to. We put the links to MDA, archevore, letthemeatmeat and Lierre Keith on it but I don't suppose anyone in those places actually reads it.

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on May 26, 2011
at 11:48 AM

When friends come to me wanting to know about paleo, I send them Dr. Harris' 12 steps and some kind of "getting started" link on Mark's Daily Apple. When I went to my nurse practitioner a few months for a blood panel, I explained my diet to her, and she told me it sounds like I live a healthy lifestyle, I like her :)

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on May 26, 2011
at 02:09 AM

www.affibers.org for the doc They recomend Paleo all the way

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on May 25, 2011
at 07:46 PM

Depending on what I think would most appeal to someone, these are at the top of my list of things to recommend:

Dr. Kurt Harris' blog, Archevore.

Dr. Emily Deans' blog, Evolutionary Psychiatry.

Dr. Richard Bernstein's book, Diabetes Solution. Link to parts of the book online.

Dr. Wolfgang Lutz's book, Life Without Bread. Link to Amazon, with reviews.

Hope these help. All the best to you. :)

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