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Answered on September 12, 2014
Created July 29, 2012 at 8:32 AM

I have read this article on Eminem's diet:

HERE

(ON A PERSONAL NOTE) Don't worry, I don't really like his songs, but I was interested in his diet. I wanted to know where his anger was coming from, whether there was a possible connection between his rage and his food intake.

Anyway, what really struck me is that now he is eating pretty much Paleo (or at least that's what the article claims).

However, the writer points out,

"His lifestyle changed a lot. If he used to eat fries, fried chicken, drumsticks, and burgers, now the singer eats fish and grilled meats, vegetables and fruits. Bottom of line, he cut refined carbs.

This diet may be risky for him because it may lead to strokes, heart attacks, kidney and liver failure, in the worst scenario even death. In some case anemia appears. Anemia can be caused by iron deficiency. Eminem ??? crash dieters in general ??? could be deficient in potassium, sodium, and vitamin B12. Heart attack appears when these vitamins are at a very low level."

PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER with "THAT'S JUST ANOTHER STUPID ARTICLE."

I was just wondering why would the author from the "Project Weight Loss" say such a thing?

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I feel like you're asking "why are there ignorant people out there?" Given how much personal curiosity and intrinsic effort it takes to learn the tenets of a proper diet, and the fact that no one is going to offer them to you if you don't have those self motivating factors - coupled with the fact that organizations like the USDA and FDA are actively distributing propaganda that touts absolute falsehoods as scientific evidence for its corporate and subsidy driven government-corporate industry of food: what chance is there of the general populous taking an educated stance on any related issue?

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on July 29, 2012
at 11:25 PM

to sell the article of course

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on July 29, 2012
at 07:44 PM

I think Marshall Mathers is unbelievably talented and Im glad his former lifestyle didn't kill him. Its great he is eating better but his anger has never been a mystery to me, given his neglect, abuse and poverty he suffered as a child. That shit changes your brain. I hope he is on some neuro-transmittor support, which is pretty state of the art these days in substance abuse rehab.

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on July 29, 2012
at 12:14 PM

They seem to have some potassium in them too. If thats what you mean? 259.25 mg in half a cup, thats pretty darn good. Otherwise I suppose they are bit like carrots, root veges, but small levels of sugar instead of loads of starch? lol...

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 29, 2012
at 11:27 AM

So you think that the author wrote it because he follows USDA guidelines, right? Not sure that according to USDA guidelines you can die from not eating refined carbs. I wish I could find out where the author took this info from. It must come from somewhere unless he took it upon himself to produce those statements.

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on July 29, 2012
at 11:25 AM

Now that's something I'd pay to see...

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on July 29, 2012
at 10:56 AM

Also, I think that Oreos must have been involved in the conception of such a song. Humanity could only act in such a way under the strange drug combination of wheat, hydrogenated oils, refined sugars, and processed dairy.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on July 29, 2012
at 10:54 AM

+1 for linking anything from that album other than Stan.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on July 29, 2012
at 10:53 AM

and +1 on the breakdown. Utterly misinformed.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on July 29, 2012
at 10:53 AM

Avocado has some potassium too.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 29, 2012
at 10:24 AM

I have recently re-introduced tomatoes. I will add broccoli (I am cabbage heavy already). I eat salmon and trout a lot. What is your take on beets?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 29, 2012
at 10:22 AM

Thanks but that's not the answer I am looking for. He is not a credible source, that's a given. My question is WHY he wrote what he did (guesses).

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on July 29, 2012
at 10:16 AM

I just use salt for sodium, if that works for you? Potassium: Tomatoes, apricot, kiwi and unsweetened cranberry juice (and also lower amount in spinach), tomato juice, almonds, brazil nuts, brocolli, and less so salmon, trout, tuna, cod. (+ bananas if your not avoiding carbs+ high fructose) . Thats a list I made awhile ago :)

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on July 29, 2012
at 10:14 AM

You'd have to have your head pretty deep in the sand to think that a diet inherently lower in phytates, and usually higher in red meat consumption, could possibly lead to anemia or B12 deficiency. Did he copy paste from the wrong page? Those are vege-issues. The labeling of "cutting refined carbs" as crash dieting pretty much FULLY discredits this dude in my book.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 29, 2012
at 10:10 AM

Oh, no... I was afraid of that... Mattihius, please ask your Snow White to stop whatever she might be doing. Otherwise she will join Eminem on his next tour.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 29, 2012
at 10:08 AM

Thank you for your answer. What raw foods high in potassium and sodium would you recommend?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 29, 2012
at 09:52 AM

Oh, okay, I have not thought about it. Thanks!!! Love your truthiness!!!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 29, 2012
at 09:52 AM

Thank you for your comment but I do not really know much about Eminem and I am not very interested in his life. Sorry - I hope it does not sound rude, because I don't mean anything bad. I am interested in this project weight loss author's reaction. Why did he write such a harsh paragraph?

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on July 29, 2012
at 04:58 PM

Who is Alex Baran and what are his credentials? take a look at this recipe: http://www.projectweightloss.com/news-5-107871-Have_a_Salad_to_Cut_Calories.html 2 cups of white sugar, marshmallows WTF! Please don't Listen to people like this. Do your own research and come to your own conclusions. If you research nutrition long enough eventually you start to see the truth.

Sorry VB I was ranting there. I think a lot of that mentality stems from the work of people like Broda Barnes or Ray peat. Who advocate increasing thyroid through either thyroid hormone or supplementation like sugar or in this guys case a high carb low fat diet. Not to discredit these guys they're a lot smarter than I am and it does work people do burn more fat buy increasing metabolism. But I think what some fail to see is that the adrenals naturally regulate thyroid, if you treat the adrenals properly (ie. high quality fats, sea salt, lots of rest, responsible exercise, keeping sugar/caffeine intake low) then your metabolism will naturally balance out. Just my opinion though.

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on July 29, 2012
at 09:21 AM

First, his latest albums have been far from his angry processed food albums. Recovery was actually more satirical. The incident with Bruno or Borat was staged. So if anythung, his new diet allowed him to Recover from the downward spiral of drugs and processed carbs.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on July 29, 2012
at 11:25 PM

to sell the article of course

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 29, 2012
at 09:52 AM

Thank you for your comment but I do not really know much about Eminem and I am not very interested in his life. Sorry - I hope it does not sound rude, because I don't mean anything bad. I am interested in this project weight loss author's reaction. Why did he write such a harsh paragraph?

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on July 29, 2012
at 03:48 PM

Some people feel very invested in the status quo. Conventional Wisdom holds it as true, they have spent their life learning it, and they can't let go. My sister is big into fitness, and despite my major weightloss and fitness improvement on Paleo, she still won't read anything on it or even really process what I say. The other day, I was over for dinner, and they were serving corn on the cob, which I declined to eat. "Oh, you can't eat butter," her gf said. I had to explain that I could eat butter, I don't eat corn. Then I had to explain that corn is a grain, not a vegetable. I have explained this repeatedly to them, it just doesn't compute for them.

The info and studies and science are out there, for those who are curious and want to learn, but it can be hard to let go of all that has been sacredly taught. It's like religion that way.

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Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on July 29, 2012
at 09:55 AM

Okay, breakdown -

"kidney and liver failure, in the worst scenario even death." Common misconceptions about low carb diets (kidney and liver). Theres nothing to support this though.

"In some case anemia appears. Anemia can be caused by iron deficiency." - Well thats just weird. Iron is in meat.

"Eminem ??? crash dieters in general ??? could be deficient in potassium, sodium, and vitamin B12. Heart attack appears when these vitamins are at a very low level."

B12 is in meat. Another weird statement.

However, Low carb is a little heavy on electrolytes though, you need more water and need to eat potassium and sodium foods (not that hes nessasarily low carb either). This is the one statement that seems to have substance.

Basically, its misinformed hyperbole..

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on July 29, 2012
at 10:53 AM

Avocado has some potassium too.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on July 29, 2012
at 10:53 AM

and +1 on the breakdown. Utterly misinformed.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on July 29, 2012
at 10:24 AM

I have recently re-introduced tomatoes. I will add broccoli (I am cabbage heavy already). I eat salmon and trout a lot. What is your take on beets?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on July 29, 2012
at 10:08 AM

Thank you for your answer. What raw foods high in potassium and sodium would you recommend?

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on July 29, 2012
at 10:16 AM

I just use salt for sodium, if that works for you? Potassium: Tomatoes, apricot, kiwi and unsweetened cranberry juice (and also lower amount in spinach), tomato juice, almonds, brazil nuts, brocolli, and less so salmon, trout, tuna, cod. (+ bananas if your not avoiding carbs+ high fructose) . Thats a list I made awhile ago :)

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on July 29, 2012
at 12:14 PM

They seem to have some potassium in them too. If thats what you mean? 259.25 mg in half a cup, thats pretty darn good. Otherwise I suppose they are bit like carrots, root veges, but small levels of sugar instead of loads of starch? lol...

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on July 30, 2012
at 02:16 AM

Well for starters, there just isn't any evidence supporting what this guy is saying. Eating grilled meat and fish, vegetables and fruits can cause anemia and organ failure? Says who? When? Where? Find me a study or even a blog site supporting this.

The one thing he says that makes some sense is that crash dieting (i.e. losing 28 pounds in a hurry on a starvation diet) can be bad for you. But this doesn't sounds like what Eminem is doing. Maybe the guy just changed from a lousy diet and lost weigt? Whats wrong with that?

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on July 29, 2012
at 10:03 AM

Why would anyone worry about your enjoyment of Eminem's lyricism? The Marshall Mathers LP is a masterpiece!

Ever heard Kim? It gives me shivers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7sO7ZyA7wg

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 29, 2012
at 10:10 AM

Oh, no... I was afraid of that... Mattihius, please ask your Snow White to stop whatever she might be doing. Otherwise she will join Eminem on his next tour.

Cccb899526fb5908f64176e0a74ed2d9

(2801)

on July 29, 2012
at 11:25 AM

Now that's something I'd pay to see...

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on July 29, 2012
at 10:56 AM

Also, I think that Oreos must have been involved in the conception of such a song. Humanity could only act in such a way under the strange drug combination of wheat, hydrogenated oils, refined sugars, and processed dairy.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on July 29, 2012
at 10:54 AM

+1 for linking anything from that album other than Stan.

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on July 29, 2012
at 09:43 AM

It might simply be a mix of Bro-science OR worry about the loss of sponsors (food) who have some of the deepest pockets in the world.

I often wonder how some of these "weight loss professionals" sleep at night when they KNOW that so much of the information they give out is bogus...but then I realise...these same professionals who offer this "free" advice have also grown accustom to living indoors and paying rent is more important than telling the Truth.

The world of weight loss has some of the best Truthiness this side of the rainbow.

Truth.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on July 29, 2012
at 09:52 AM

Oh, okay, I have not thought about it. Thanks!!! Love your truthiness!!!

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