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Jimmy Moore from La Vida Low carb interviews Peter Attia March 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This happened before I was listening to Jimmy Moore regularly. This is a great interview, giving a lot of info that is not as easy to find on Peter Attia's blog.
Enjoy
www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownote
s/6047/560-peter-attia


Birgit

  
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GOPINTOS 9/21/2012 9:55AM

    I enjoy snooping around Peter's blog. I wish I had faster internet, I can't really do the videos very well.

Thanks for sharing!

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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Wheat Belly Team

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LADYJAKE1 9/19/2012 3:47PM

    Thanks

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KELLYIM 9/19/2012 2:32PM

    Thanks for linking. I'm so interested in the work that he and Gary Taubes are hoping to do with their new Nutritional Science Initiative!

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GRACEMCDOG 9/19/2012 12:04PM

    I look forward to listening to this one when I have time. I like Attia and have read his blog from time to time. I find myself confounded on an almost daily basis by the 'fear and loathing' so many people seem to have about eating low carb without ever having tried it. I guess it represents too large an adjustment for many people to consider but that doesn't explain the overly-vitriolic and emotional comments and attitudes I see on a regular basis. I can only conclude that, on some level, those who are most vocal against the idea of low carb believe that it's probably the right thing to do for themselves but also find it too daunting, which results in an overly-defensive response to it. 'Me thinks the lady dost protest too much' kinda thing ;-) Actually, there was a time in my life when I probably would have been very dismissive of it simply because I had so much 'invested' in the consumption of grains and sugar as a professional pastry chef/baker. Unfortunately, I didn't know about low carb as an option until this year.

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JSTETSER 9/19/2012 6:08AM

    Interesting.

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ERIN1957 9/19/2012 5:53AM

    I have been looking for something like this...thanks.

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HOUNDLOVER1 9/19/2012 1:43AM

    I guess as long as what you do works for you there is no reason to change. emoticon It is good to keep in mind, though, that we can not always see the effects of our dietary choices on the inside of our body. A smoker may have only very minor problems for many years and still end up with lung cancer.
It is true that many people have trouble giving up carbs. This commonly called the carb-flu by low-carbers and Dr. Peter Attia mentions his very personal experience with this in this interview.

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SH9719 9/19/2012 1:35AM

    I have a friend who is a low carber. We have debated this option a lot. The bottom line for me is the balanced diet works for me and I think I would have problem with giving up carbs. If you cannot work with a diet it will not work for you.

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Unaccountable - New book coming out about our healthcare system

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


This book will come out in a few days. Take a look here: www.amazon.com/Unaccountable-Hospita
ls-Transparency-Revolutionize-Health/d
p/1608198367


Birgit

  
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GOPINTOS 9/15/2012 8:04PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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Melinda (gopintos)
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JSTETSER 9/13/2012 1:56PM

    I will look for the book emoticon

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-LINDA_S 9/13/2012 8:12AM

    Thanks, Birgit! I hope this gets lots of publicity and people really start thinking about solutions.

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ERIN1957 9/13/2012 7:10AM

    Thank you so much, I believe we should be aware of what will effect all of us sometime in our lives and also in our loved ones lives.
~Erin

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SANDYW1945 9/13/2012 4:11AM

    Thank you for the information. I look forward to reading this book.

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HOUNDLOVER1 9/13/2012 12:52AM

    The best I can think of is to exercise our right to free speech and talk about it EVERYWHERE. Here is one very good use of social media. emoticon

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2ABBYNORMAL 9/13/2012 12:38AM

    Thank you for the information. There was newspaper coverage in our paper at least two years ago that listed 20 doctors who had made major mistakes. It had there pictures and what each doctor's infraction was and all of them huge. None of these doctors were held accountable, did not have their license to practice revoked and are still working as doctors today. What are we as the little people really supposed to do about this?


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HOUNDLOVER1 9/13/2012 12:03AM

    Good question, maybe we'll have to wait for the first reviews on amazon but it looks from the table of content like it is written for the general public as well as health care providers.

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NANCYRUBIO 9/12/2012 11:42PM

    Will we be able to understand it?

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Barefoot Running - The movie

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

This is coming out in a few days and should be lots of fun to watch for any runner.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2Ob9NfOAvo

Enjoy!

  
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JSTETSER 9/12/2012 6:16AM

    Thanks!

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FLORENCEANN06 9/11/2012 2:39PM

    I can't wait to watch this movie. The preview looks so good.

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Statin Nation

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Watch this trailer to a new, eye-opening documentary:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdHQQpcXjf4&
feature=youtu.be


Thank God we have alternatives to statins.

  
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ERIN1957 9/11/2012 3:38PM

    OH MY GOSH I just watched this from JM's site....I can not convince my father or sister to stop taking them and she is even a nurse. I am going to e mail her the site.
It is nice to know others are looking into all of this as well.
Thanks for sharing the info here!

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MARYELLEN301 9/11/2012 3:07PM

    I've already told my Primary Care Dr. that I will NOT go on statins. My neighbor practically died in my arms after a 4 month long downward spiral that I am convinced came from her use of statins. I had my yearly physical yesterday and I reiterated the "no statins" stand. My cholesterol is at 107, now considered HIGH! I mentioned that it seemed like the numbers of "normal" kept getting lower. She agreed that it was "harder to be in a healthy range than before". She was very pleased that I have kept my weight loss stable since last year. I am exactly the weight I was last year at this time. With my daily exercise and weight maintenance, she agreed that there would be no reason to even consider statins, even if they continue to lower the "normal" numbers. All the more reason to keep the weight off. But the lowering of those normal numbers has got to be some sort of drug company manipulation to increase sales. Well, I'm not buying it! Literally!

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-LINDA_S 9/11/2012 1:53PM

    I think statins are the biggest medical fraud ever. I know what they did to my dad. Yet there keep being studies saying the risk of diabetes, etc. is worth the protection the heart supposedly gets. Just because they lower cholesterol doesn't mean they're protecting anything!

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HOUNDLOVER1 9/11/2012 12:00PM

    This issue makes me angry! We are not talking about what is the right diet here (as we know we all disagree on that emoticon )
We are talking about a drug that has needlessly robbed millions of people of their health and quality of life. I hope to write another blog about a personal experience in family with this soon.

Birgit

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EGALITAIRE 9/11/2012 8:53AM

    Thanks for posting Birgit - as always, you're a great source of info

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SWEETLIPS 9/11/2012 7:48AM

    Thank you so much. I am also looking at the book - put your heart in your mouth. I have a cardiology appt today and we are going to talk out loud in there!!

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HONDABLONDE 9/11/2012 4:44AM

    It's all so confusing.... as a female with a family history of very high cholesterol (not sure which of the 3 readings was high on my folks, but their total numbers were way high), and a heart patient as well (aortic valve replaced, due to diet meds I took in the mid-90's -- Phen Fen, Anyone? ACK!), I don't know what to do. My doc, and apparently all docs over here in the UK, put heart patients on statins, as a matter of course.

Yet I have read that studies involve men only. SIGH What to do?

With health care over here being free, I am hesitant to "defy" the docs, wondering if they would be less likely/willing to work with me... SIGH again, What to do? Time to discuss with my GP, whom I totally trust.

:(
Debb
(a transplanted American)

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PHEBESS 9/11/2012 12:21AM

    If anyone takes statins, they really need to take coenzyme CQ10 - the makers of Lipitor actually hold patents to add CQ10 to Lipitor, but haven't done so yet. Plus they tell Canadians on their website to take CQ10 while on Lipitor, but don't do so for US citizens, nor do they include this info in their medical info sheet in with the meds.

My DH was on Lipitor for 3 months (cholesterol high as a side effect from another med) - developed congestive heart failure.

Statins are dangerous - you can lower cholesterol by taking fish oil capsules.

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 9/11/2012 12:16AM

    The cholesterol level issue is way overblown, and I'll choose high cholesterol over taking statins.
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Peter Attia and Gary Taubes launching NuSI (Nutrition Science Initiative)

Monday, September 10, 2012

I believe NuSI will have a huge role in shaping the knowledge and understanding of preventative medicine worldwide and will have a dramatic impact on the health of the American people through research and education of the public ranging from individuals to the highest levels of government and business. We can turn this country around at least on the health care front.
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I was informed that according to Spark policy I can not post links that include fundraisers even for non-profit/good causes so I removed the link.
Birgit

  
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JSTETSER 9/12/2012 6:15AM

    Can you mail the link to me? They won't object to answering a request!

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ERIN1957 9/11/2012 5:14PM

    really...what about folks that want help when they do a relay for life race....unless I am wrong isn't that fall into that same category? I do not know the "rules" here. Heck what about folks trying to use the site for their own business' or profit? (not counting ads, but members). Oh well what do I know...not much I guess LOL
Well you have said enough, I am going to go find it any how! Thanks!

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WOUBBIE 9/11/2012 9:00AM

    So weird. The fundraising link is not even related to their site. Ah well.

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LADYJAKE1 9/10/2012 8:37PM

    Good deal

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WOUBBIE 9/10/2012 1:46PM

    Can't wait!

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SAINTBETH 9/10/2012 1:38PM

    sounds good

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