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Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: July 26, 2008, 05:42:18 am »
Thanks, everyone.

I find all of this fascinating.

I guess you'd have to call me a Neolithic eater, then. (not really 'cause I still cook my food)

None the less, I wish you all long and healthy journey. Congrats on you courage to go against the grain. Pun intended.


Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: July 26, 2008, 03:31:17 am »
Firstly, I like to say, congrats, to all of you for trying diets that go against the modern diet. Cleary the, classic modern diet, refined grains, and the like has caused an epidemic of health problems.

I first came to this blog because of Ted Slanker's emails. I someday hope to afford grass-fed beef only.

I think Cheryl makes some great points, I'm also sure that Lex will look into his PH levels if he hasn't already.

My view on the Paleo diet is that while I believe that our ancestors, the earliest, must have eaten meat raw. At some point, after the discovery to make fires on demand, they might have started cooking their food, or at least tried it. I have no evidence of this or any idea why they may have cooked their food. Curiosity? Increased time before spoilage? Taste? But, also I can only imagine that they ate berries, nuts, grubs, bugs, seeds, root vegetables and perhaps even certain green leaves. I thought I read once that the ICE MAN, they found a few years back had a sack of seeds on him. I could be wrong.

I don't have any issues with the RAW meat versus cooked idea, other than certain pathogens that might be killed by cooking. I don't understand the raw meat ONLY approach. Do I have this right? Is this forum for those who eat raw meat only?

I'd like to hear or read more about this approach. Specifically as to why you choose not to eat ANY vegetables.


Dave ;D

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: July 25, 2008, 02:43:41 am »

My hat goes off to you.

In 2003, I had a stent put in my left anterior descending artery. It was 99% clogged. The doc's tried to put me on statins and the like. Long story short, I am a FIRM believer that cholesterol is not only necessary, it is VITAL to our well being. Taking a pill to hammer my liver because of my blood cholesterol seemed illogical. Later of course, after reading more about the cholesterol myth, it lead me to discover about how our ancestors ate and that it was agriculture of GRAINS and how we process them is the more likey culprit of my clogged artery.

There have been studies of certain tribes in Africa, forgot the tribe name, that heard grazing animals, and the typical diet of these tribes consists mostly of meat and blood from these grazing animals. When they examined the bodies of these tribes people, their was no trace of atherosclerosis in any of them. Clearly eating fat and protein (animal) has no relevance to arterial damage. Saturated fat and red meat have been demonized. I could go on with other studies of course.

Your diet clearly DESTROYS all assumptions and studies that eating protein and fat causes high cholesterol and/or arterial damage.

When I attempted the ATKINS approach, I felt horrible after a while. My head was foggy and I felt out of it. Did you go through any of those feelings?

I have increased my fat and protein recently, but still eat some carbs. Mostly vegetables and fruit, some nuts and seeds.



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