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Offline JillT

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"Deadly Harvest" by Geoff Bond
« on: 29 August 2012, 07:31:10 AM »
I heard a 2010 podcast with the British author, Geoff Bond, who is a "nutritional anthropologist".

http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownotes/2252/geoff-bond-episode/

I've always been a voracious reader when it comes to archaeology/anthropology, so decided to get it for my Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Harvest-Intimate-Relationship-Between/dp/0757001424

Have read about a third so far and am finding it pretty convincing, even though his science (viz comments about 'dimwitted Neanderthals') seems out of date in places, the overall premise is keeping me reading.

I'm finding the whole Paleolithic/Primal/Ancestral movement pretty interesting as it ties in with a subject that's always fascinated me, especially with some of the  latest findings from CT scans of Egyptian mummies and the presence of diabetes in people like Queen Hatshepsut and other 'neolithic' diseases in various others.

Since another of my interests is the whole statin 'to take or not to take' controversy, I just finished reading Dr Kendrick's book (also on Kindle), "The Cholesterol Con".  Well worth a read also, IMO.

I'm Not Dead Yet
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T2 DX'd 7/3/12 - GTT: Fasting 6.4 - 1 hr 14.2 - 2 hrs 12.9
BMI 7/3/12 = 30.4 –> 24.3 (20.18% weight loss)
HbA1c - 12/3/12: 6.2% - 25/1/16: 5.2% - 33
Idiopathic Interstitial Lung Disease/Pulmonary Fibrosis - DX'd Oct 09
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Re: "Deadly Harvest" by Geoff Bond
« Reply #1 on: 29 August 2012, 01:17:47 PM »
I'm finding the whole Paleolithic/Primal/Ancestral movement pretty interesting...

I'm sure then that you may find this link, which compares Palaeolithic bones with neolithic bones through the centuries, interesting: http://www.beyondveg.com/nicholson-w/angel-1984/angel-1984-1a.shtml Lifespan is roughly the same throughout all time except from the beginning of the 20th century, and the longer lifespans then are due entirely to better medicine, clean water, vaccination and antibiotics. Note that Paleolithic people from 10,000 years ago, which is before agriculture were, on average, taller than modern humans and had a bigger pelvic inlet depth which are both signs of better nutrition !
Anne

Atypical Type 2, thin, not insulin resistant, diagnosed March 2007. Very low carb (30 - 50g per day) Paleo diet and exercise - Prandin (Repaglinide) 0.5mg. Aortic Valve Replacement Jan 2014, Osteoporosis, Small airways disease, probable coeliac - Strontium Ranelate 2g/d, Omacor 2g/d, vitamin K2 300mcg/d, Aviticol (vit D3) 20,000 IU every week, Qvar 100 2/day.

Current HbA1c 33 Current total cholesterol 7, HDL 3.5, LDL 3.2, triglycerides 0.4

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Re: "Deadly Harvest" by Geoff Bond
« Reply #2 on: 29 August 2012, 01:41:40 PM »
Thanks Anne, I'll have a read.  It's certainly an interesting subject.

I just noticed the "Paleo" in your signature - I guess I'm moving more and more in that direction as it all makes perfect sense to me.  I feel so much better, both physically and emotionally, since removing grains, legumes and starchy vegetables from my diet.  I still eat some dairy - full fat yoghurt and cheese - but I might experiment with removing those to see if there's a difference.  I guess the next step is to check out the local Sunday farmer's market...
I'm Not Dead Yet
66yo Female, Western Australia
T2 DX'd 7/3/12 - GTT: Fasting 6.4 - 1 hr 14.2 - 2 hrs 12.9
BMI 7/3/12 = 30.4 –> 24.3 (20.18% weight loss)
HbA1c - 12/3/12: 6.2% - 25/1/16: 5.2% - 33
Idiopathic Interstitial Lung Disease/Pulmonary Fibrosis - DX'd Oct 09
No medications
Eating to my meter & Eating real food – Low carb/no grains works for me

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Re: "Deadly Harvest" by Geoff Bond
« Reply #3 on: 29 August 2012, 05:23:45 PM »
Here's some studies for you Jill:

Original Human 'Stone Age' Diet Is Good For People With Diabetes, Study Finds: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/06/070627225459.htm

Beneficial effects of a Paleolithic diet on cardiovascular risk factors in type 2 diabetes: a randomized cross-over pilot study: http://www.cardiab.com/content/8/1/35/abstract
Anne

Atypical Type 2, thin, not insulin resistant, diagnosed March 2007. Very low carb (30 - 50g per day) Paleo diet and exercise - Prandin (Repaglinide) 0.5mg. Aortic Valve Replacement Jan 2014, Osteoporosis, Small airways disease, probable coeliac - Strontium Ranelate 2g/d, Omacor 2g/d, vitamin K2 300mcg/d, Aviticol (vit D3) 20,000 IU every week, Qvar 100 2/day.

Current HbA1c 33 Current total cholesterol 7, HDL 3.5, LDL 3.2, triglycerides 0.4

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Re: "Deadly Harvest" by Geoff Bond
« Reply #4 on: 30 August 2012, 02:53:28 AM »
Thanks Anne  :)
I'm Not Dead Yet
66yo Female, Western Australia
T2 DX'd 7/3/12 - GTT: Fasting 6.4 - 1 hr 14.2 - 2 hrs 12.9
BMI 7/3/12 = 30.4 –> 24.3 (20.18% weight loss)
HbA1c - 12/3/12: 6.2% - 25/1/16: 5.2% - 33
Idiopathic Interstitial Lung Disease/Pulmonary Fibrosis - DX'd Oct 09
No medications
Eating to my meter & Eating real food – Low carb/no grains works for me