Saturday, February 24, 2007

Anonymous posting.

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Folate and Low Carb

A few years ago when I was doing very strict low carb to lose weight (20-30g and lots of exercise, particulary weights) I was having problems with fatigue, strength, funky hormones etc which persisted during maintenance and I was diagnosed as having a goiter I had a whole load of blood tests done. I never did get that figured out as before you know it I was pregnant with my daughter and I never got anywhere with the doctors and endo prior to that other then being sent home with a print out on CFS, so all that went to the back burner.

Anyway, I was just mentioning to a lady on another forum about my achey joints and how after losing 2 litres of blood after they did an emergency cesaerean, part of me felt really good in regards to my joints and muscles. Anyway she was suggesting that I had iron overload so I pulled out all my blood tests results when I was feeling at my worst. Turns out my ferritin was on the low side of normal but guess what my folate was after around 23 months of low carbing?

Serum Folate: 33.1 nmol/L in which the reference range for deficiency was <> 10.0

Low carb diet being deficient in folate, my bottom... well it certainly wasn't for me!

Also to note:

B12 670 pmol/L (deficient <180> 210)

Plus my Trigs were 0.5 (Normal range < 2.6) and glucose 4.5 mmol/L (3.0 - 11)

Wonder how they would be on a low fat diet!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Red Meat Marketing in Australia

I thought you guys from overseas might be interested in the commercials for red meat we have going down here using an Australian actor Sam Neill. Of course, even these guys seems to be fat phobic with their term 'lean meat'

Maybe we should all email them and tell them to stop being a wuss and promote the fat too!

Here they are:

Evolution commercial (3.8 MB)
Instinct commercial (1.9 MB)
Library commercial (1.9 MB)


Brain development (PDF, 950KB)
Evolution timeline (PDF, 1.3MB)
Instinct posters (PDF, 3 MB)

The marketing campaign is called Foundation Food

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Could low-carb diets lead to birth defects?

Sigh, just did a low carb news search and what do I see:

Could low-carb diets lead to birth defects?

Can't we just educate people to eat more greens and perhaps supplement if trying to concieve rather then get fat and sick on this rubbish!

Is it that hard???

Okay we may reduce birth defects this way but what do we do, replace it with disease and obesity?

Makes no sense!

And while we are at it, encourage everyone to eat their meat with their leafy greens. A Post I read the other day, from Dr Mike Eades: Folic acid and cognitive impairment

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A Calorie is a Calorie Again...

Hey Guys and Gals!

Sorry I havn't posted in a while but life has been, lets just say, full on these days, I hope it settles down real soon!

Anyway I have got a couple of things I wan't to post about when I get time but I wanted to point to this post I read on Reginas blog because it compliments my last blog post and the comments that went with it: A calorie is a calorie: Is it really that simple?

This is her post here: Adaptive Thermogenesis Can Impede Weight Loss

And this is the study in full that she is refferring to: Clinical significance of adaptive thermogenesis.

Let me know what you think!