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Paleo & High Blood Pressure

A billion people worldwide including 79 million Americans (that’s one out of three adults over the age of 20) has high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension). Hypertension represents a real threat to public health since it is now the greatest mortality risk factor in both men and women and its prevalence is increasing. At the current rate, close to half of all adult Americans will have hypertension by 2030. This year alone, over 65,000 Americans will die of HBP complications. (1,2) Why … Continue reading

The Complete Guide to Saturated Fat

I began my career as a Registered Dietitian at a time when fat was bad stuff and saturated fat was particularly feared and reviled. As a student of nutrition I had been indoctrinated to this way of thinking which had taken hold decades earlier in the 1950s with Ancel Keys's Six Country Analysis of Japan, Italy, England, Australia, Canada, and the United States. Keys presented his findings with a graph that revealed a positive association between animal fat intake from … Continue reading

Success Story: Blood Markers All in Normal Ranges Now!

This is a series of emails from Brad, a Paleo Plan user, to me over the last 9 weeks with updates on his success on Paleo.  Here's Brad on 11/7/12 I am six weeks in with your initial Paleo meal plan and loving it. It has been a very interesting transition.  I am 42 and have been on bystolic blood pressure medication for 3 years.  BP was at high 150/90 and  I was taking the lowest dose possible.  It always … Continue reading

Coconut oil/saturated fat

Are Coconut Oil, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol Really Ok?

MANY of you have in some way asked this string of questions: "Why are you Paleo people telling me that saturated fat, including the stuff in coconut oil, is good for me when the whole health world has told me otherwise my whole life? Won't it clog my arteries? And what about the cholesterol in all that meat? I'm not going to have a heart attack?"  And now commences my answer, an outpouring of information you should hold close to … Continue reading

My Blood Work On A Paleo Diet

The 30-day Paleo challenge is almost over, and on Friday I encouraged you all to get blood work done so you can see what eating Paleo has done for your health. Even if you've been on the diet for a while and took no part in the 30-day challenge, it's something you can consider. That is, if you have something to compare it to. If you've done blood work in the last year (or better yet, in the last 6 … Continue reading

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Meat Is Not The Devil

I just received an email from a vegan chef, touting the new movie with T. Colin Campbell, "Forks Over Knives".  Why someone would send ME a link to a vegan propaganda movie is beyond me, but then again it fueled the fire for this blog post...  Anyway, T. Colin Campbell is the guy behind the China Study, both the actual study and the popular book by that name.  It's one of the latest anti-meat campaigns, claiming that protein in general … Continue reading

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