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  • Scott July 16, 2012 Reply

    before finding out that I had atherosclerosis I was a loyal follower of all things Paleo, now……clean is mean. There’s a decent chance that I was over moderating my animal fats but since researching the China Study and seeing Forks Over Knives (thanks Van and Jess) (I have the dvd btw if anyone want s to borrow it), I have given up animal fats for good? The question mark is because I don’t pretend to be vegan and still love meat but love how my body has responded to not eating that stuff even better. Still get plenty of fats with coconut, macademia and extra virgin olive oils and fish.
    So despite the science that Mark presents, my body disagrees with him.

  • Jan July 16, 2012 Reply

    SD: Is your ratio of fat:protein:carb still the same as it was on paleo – so that your primary source of energy is still coming from the fat & protein? Always interesting to get different perpectives.

  • Scott July 16, 2012 Reply

    I reintroduced organic whole grains and sprouted grain products as well as a ton of veggies. My protein intake is definitely not what it was and my energy level is better ( probably because of the grains or lack of animal stuff).??

  • Wicasa Yatapika July 16, 2012 Reply

    Grams per tablespoon SATURATED MONO POLY
    CHICKEN 3.8 5.7 2.6
    PORK 5.0 5.8 1.4
    BEEF 6.4 5.4 0.5
    PEANUT OIL 2.3 6.2 4.3
    PALM OIL 6.7 5.0 1.2
    BUTTER 7.2 3.3 0.5
    COCONUT OIL 11.8 0.8 0.2
    OLIVE OIL 1.8 10.0 1.2

    Data is just that, numbers that can be interpreted differently based on the experience and knowledge of the one doing the interpreting. Most data sets fit a normal distribution so that the data fit the typical bell-curve. In any bell-curve there are outliers, and any good statistician is more concerned with the data at the extremes of the distribution and not necessarily the mean.

    If one were to look at the table above and have a basic understanding of which are the “good” fats and which one is the “bad” fat they would likely not choose to ever consume butter, palm or coconut oil…but that does not mean that is the best choice…

    The point quite simply is that there is no data set that “fits” every human being…just as numbers are infinite, so are the physiological differences in all of us.

    Experiment and find what works best for you, that’s the advice I myself heed…

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