HEALTH: I have to give up trans fats!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

OCTOBER 12TH, 2017
The Skinny on Trans Fats
Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, founder of 

A lot of junk food comes loaded with trans fats which may raise our bad “LDL” cholesterol when consumed in nearly any quantity. In today’s episode, I talk about trans fat oil bans, as well as our primary sources of this substance.

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I’ve given up putting sugar in my coffee after listening to Doc Greger.

Now I have to do the same for trans fats. That’s going to be much harder.

The death toll is very scary; all those lives could be saved.


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PRIMAL: Add ¼ cup of flax seeds to one’s diet

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Volume 22 · January 26th 2015 · Michael Greger, M.D.Flax
Seeds for Hypertension

Extraordinary results reported in a rare example of a double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of a dietary intervention (flaxseeds) to combat one of our leading killers, high blood pressure.

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Rarely do we see a dietary study of this caliber. A prospective, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized trial—you know how hard that is in a nutrition study? For drugs it’s easy: you have two identical looking pills, one’s active, one’s placebo, and until the end of the study neither the researcher nor the patient has any idea which is which, hence double blind. But people tend to notice what they’re eating. So how did they sneak a quarter cup of ground flax seeds into half of the people’s diets without them knowing? They created all these various flax or placebo containing foods, and even added like bran and molasses to match the color and texture so it was all a big secret until 6 months later when they broke the code to see who ate which.

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With no side effects.

Seems like a good idea to me.

I’ll try it.

What’s to lose?

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PRIMAL: Ugh, why did I EVER put that in my coffee

Sunday, October 6, 2013

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I know I am a very bad “Grok, the caveman”. But I did totally eliminate this from my diet. 

Why did I ever?

What’s worse I didn’t “force” Our Girl to abandon it. (Like she’d listen to me.)

Maybe it might have made a diff?

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PRIMAL: Taking a swipe at the paleo diet

Friday, March 29, 2013

AlterNet / By Jill Richardson
Is the Popular ‘Paleo Diet’ a Bunch of Baloney?
The Paleo diet might be more successful in generating profit for its proponents than producing health for its followers.

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Long story short, while many aspects of the paleo diet are uncontroversial and beneficial, like increasing fresh fruit and vegetable consumption, switching to pasture-raised meat, and cutting out processed foods, the overall premise of the diet as well as some of its key components appear based on pseudoscience and unsubstantiated claims. But, you might notice that many of the most popular, well-known paleo diet Websites sell books, diet plans and memberships. It appears that this diet might be more successful in generating profit for its proponents than producing health for its followers. 

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Well, their arguments certainly penetrated my thinking.

I can’t say that I’m a “good paleo”. Heck, I’m probably not even a “bad” one.

I have replaced water for ALL soda — diet or otherwise.

I have virtually eliminated the “pink stuff”.

I have been eating more salad, bananas, and organic apples.

I have been eating a LOT LESS pizza.

Beer and pizza is still my weakness!


One thing’s for sure, they aren’t making any money from me.

Maybe it will be better for me, it can be worse. Can it?

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PRIMAL: Chemicals are showing dangerous side effects

Thursday, March 14, 2013

What’s Disrupting Your Endocrine System?
Posted on March 9, 2013

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Phthalates used to soften plastics are among the endocrine-disrupting chemicals that a new report says are harming our health.

The United Nations has published a comprehensive and disturbing expert report suggesting that hundreds of hormone-disrupting toxins (known as “Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals” or EDCs) may be increasing the rate of sexual deformities, infertility, cancers, and other reproductive problems in people and wildlife around the world.

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This is another reason to not eat the “manufactured” foods.

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PRIMAL: Egg and avocado

Friday, December 28, 2012

Bake an Egg in an Avocado for a Fast and Healthy Breakfast Treat

BY ALAN HENRY FEB 3, 2012 5:30 AM

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Avocados are amazing things—they’re delicious on their own, but they also have a lot of healthy fats, dietary fibers, and vitamins, and despite their high caloric value, they’re remarkably easy to prepare.

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Made this awhile ago and “lost” the “recipe”.

Yeah I know. Brain dead simple!

I never like avocado, but I liked this.

Don’t know why I even tried it.

Getting ready for going “primal”, big time after the frst of the year.


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