tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post886455788207957962..comments2016-04-28T17:23:58.742-04:00Comments on The Daily Lipid: A Walk Around the Block At "The Daily Lipid" (And Welcome, Mark Sisson Devotees!)Chris Masterjohnhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09922003080748568167noreply@blogger.comBlogger19125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-62709467016114759822012-03-15T00:35:25.080-04:002012-03-15T00:35:25.080-04:00Just run into your blog today, wanted to say thank...Just run into your blog today,<br />wanted to say thanks.<br />this is a great blog<br /><br />SarahAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-34254551978853237452012-01-03T14:28:06.682-05:002012-01-03T14:28:06.682-05:00Nutrition is so complex that it&#39;s very easy to...Nutrition is so complex that it&#39;s very easy to set up research that ignores confounding factors that invalidate the research. I really appreciate Chris&#39;s efforts to sort through all the guff.<br /><br />But I have a question, Chris - have you tried to sort out/find the research that clarifies the PUFA issues? I was thinking that the reason why it is so difficult to convince authority figures to avoid corn oil, etc. is because there are really at least 4 issues:<br />1) excessive omega-6 fats that overwhelm the omega-3 fats consumed <br />2) excessive PUFA that are vulnerable to oxidation damage, <br />3) inadequate intake of undamaged omega-3 EFA, <br />4) Damaged PUFA due to processing. <br />5) all the other nutrients that are needed to process PUFA properly in the body.<br /><br />Are you aware of a review that addresses all these issues well, with references?Kris Johnsonhttp://www.mercyviewmeadow.orgnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-60877450588415761622011-10-15T17:33:50.155-04:002011-10-15T17:33:50.155-04:00Quite honestly, studies on cholesterol, and more s...Quite honestly, studies on cholesterol, and more so on cholesterol lowering drugs have a lot of contradiction going on. It&#39;s hard to tell yet who&#39;s right or who&#39;s wrong really, since most of the effects of nutrition changes &amp; medications take decades to gain some more or less creditable data.Cholesterol Levelshttp://ldlhdlcholesterollevels.orgnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-72229132575327865542011-07-11T13:32:36.024-04:002011-07-11T13:32:36.024-04:00Anonymous, Thanks for your comments. But I think...Anonymous,<br /><br />Thanks for your comments. But I think you&#39;re misreading the grammar. If science is a search, this does not imply that science searches anything. Searches aren&#39;t performed by searches.<br /><br />ChrisChris Masterjohnhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09922003080748568167noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-13136225893143358102011-07-11T13:30:54.807-04:002011-07-11T13:30:54.807-04:00&quot;Science is a Search for Truth. . .&quot; Mo...&quot;Science is a Search for Truth. . .&quot;<br /><br />More accurately, the search for truth/s occur/s in the arenas of philosophy and religion.<br /><br />Science doesn&#39;t &quot;search&quot; for anything. This is an example of anthropomorphism. Rather, science is a method or a tool analogous to a hammer; it&#39;s the carpenter that does the hammerING.<br /><br />Therefore, scienTISTS using the empirical method hammer away in a search for &quot;truth&quot; or rather for the most accurate explanation that resists falsification.<br /><br />Otherwise, I found it interesting. Although the epidimiology so far seems to demonstrate the clinical efficacy of Esselstyn&#39;s protocol.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-72044319169465636952011-05-13T15:36:55.409-04:002011-05-13T15:36:55.409-04:00I&#39;m going to try to ad email subscription when...I&#39;m going to try to ad email subscription when I get back next week -- I have a talk to give tomorrow so I&#39;m a bit too busy to figure it out. Sorry! But soon!Chris Masterjohnhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09922003080748568167noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-467388297790731032011-05-13T14:43:47.874-04:002011-05-13T14:43:47.874-04:00I&#39;ve been trying for months to subscribe to th...I&#39;ve been trying for months to subscribe to the Daily Lipid. I&#39;m not on FB, nor do I ever intend to be, and I don&#39;t do RSS feeds (whatever that is) either. Is there no way to subscribe through just a plain old email??Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-17463698205797474572011-05-11T18:38:54.050-04:002011-05-11T18:38:54.050-04:00So happy to find you (thanks Mark Sisson) and see ...So happy to find you (thanks Mark Sisson) and see that you have articles re:non-alcoholic fatty liver disease! I am always looking for more info since I was diagnosed. I broke my liver but I&#39;m hoping to get it back into shape.Devinnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-25691879598342986932011-05-09T16:07:31.419-04:002011-05-09T16:07:31.419-04:00Stephanie, UConn has a great nutrition department...Stephanie,<br /><br />UConn has a great nutrition department, but it&#39;s mostly experimental. There is one researcher doing epi right now, but it is not the strength of the department. There is virtually nothing on policy here. I think, in any case, if you want to focus on a PhD it might be unrealistic to expect epi, policy, and experimental science -- I think, wherever you go, you would want to have a working competence in two areas and an expertise in one.<br /><br />Jeff,<br /><br />Just fixed it. Thanks!<br /><br />Anonymous,<br /><br />Thanks! I wouldn&#39;t take all the blame -- a good teacher should be able to break down concepts and make them simple. By refined sugar and flour I mean the standard definition that is used almost ubiquitously.<br /><br />Stephanie B,<br /><br />I&#39;ll look into the email subscription. Thanks for the suggestion!<br /><br />Nina, <br /><br />Good to know. Thanks! For this post, I just looked at some of the top sources as listed in traffic stats.<br /><br />ChrisChris Masterjohnhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09922003080748568167noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-45190561966170289522011-05-09T08:06:16.332-04:002011-05-09T08:06:16.332-04:00You forgot Gary Taubes as a referrer to your site ...You forgot Gary Taubes as a referrer to your site (that&#39;s how I found you). He speaks highly of you as a scientist.<br /><br />NinaAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-5925308385631294442011-05-08T20:47:48.891-04:002011-05-08T20:47:48.891-04:00I would love to be able to get your blog updates b...I would love to be able to get your blog updates by email. Would you be able to add this option in addition to the Subscribe in a Reader option? <br /><br />I love your blog and want to make sure I don&#39;t miss any posts.Stephanie Bnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-56295637120091144302011-05-08T15:00:31.825-04:002011-05-08T15:00:31.825-04:00i love your posts (except when they get too tec. m...i love your posts (except when they get too tec. my fault). <br /><br />What do you mean by &quot;refined&quot; sugar, &quot;white&quot; flour, ?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-73198270827729594382011-05-08T14:26:53.460-04:002011-05-08T14:26:53.460-04:00Chris, First of all, I just found your blog prior...Chris,<br /><br />First of all, I just found your blog prior to Mr. Sissan&#39;s post and am ecstatic that I did. Your approach is scientific and balanced to a degree that I very much resonate with. I&#39;ve already poached so much useful information reading through all of your past posts and reviews it is ridiculous. So, thank you, I look forward to following you for a long time.<br /><br />With that said, the main reason I&#39;m commenting is that the link you provided to the &quot;Getting Better Sleep&quot; post takes me to the &quot;Genes, LDL-Cholesterol, and the Central Role of LDL Receptor Activity in Heart Disease&quot; post. I&#39;ll probably find the post I&#39;m looking for if I do a search on your blog or did enough, but I just thought I should let you know. Jeff.Jeffnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-31272795325103466512011-05-08T14:22:02.367-04:002011-05-08T14:22:02.367-04:00Chris, How do you like UCon? I&#39;m planning to...Chris,<br /><br />How do you like UCon? I&#39;m planning to enter PhD program next fall and am looking at nutrition and public health options in the northeast. My ideal program would involve both science and policy (as did my master&#39;s) with good epi and intervention training.<br /><br />Stephaniegroundcherryhttp://groundcherry.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-17700194139794138862011-05-06T12:19:41.780-04:002011-05-06T12:19:41.780-04:00Hi Anonymous, Unfortunately, there really isn&#39...Hi Anonymous,<br /><br />Unfortunately, there really isn&#39;t any definitive human research on consuming PUFAs from whole foods. It&#39;s clear to me that excess PUFAs in the diet can be a stress on the system, but the human body is designed to be rather resilient and to handle some stress. It&#39;s likely that the other nutrients found in whole foods will increase tolerance for some for some of the excess, protecting them from oxidation and allowing them to be burnt off rather simply, but this needs more research. I&#39;m sorry I don&#39;t have anything more definitive to say at this point. My personal approach is to use whole foods like nuts that have substantial amounts of PUFAs in moderation rather than as major staples, and to cut out modern vegetable oils high in PUFA entirely.<br /><br />ChrisChris Masterjohnhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09922003080748568167noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-57273351945342877742011-05-06T12:13:48.436-04:002011-05-06T12:13:48.436-04:00Chris, Your blog is my favorite health/nutrition ...Chris,<br /><br />Your blog is my favorite health/nutrition blog because you are committed to the science and the integrity of the method. You are also respectful to people who comment on your blog and don&#39;t engage in insults and condescending behavior unlike some bloggers.<br /><br />I appreciate the fact that you are not at war against any molecules. I have noticed that a lot of nutrition/paleo-type blogs vilify polyunsaturated fats--even in whole foods such as nuts. Where I live in the Rocky Mountains one of the most important food sources for squirrels and bears (grizzly and black) are pine nuts which are high in PUFS. I have a hard time believing that these nuts are unhealty even for humans. Chris, can you comment on this?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-26823031538505287432011-05-06T09:49:43.798-04:002011-05-06T09:49:43.798-04:00Bushrat, Great, thanks, and you&#39;re welcome! ...Bushrat,<br /><br />Great, thanks, and you&#39;re welcome!<br /><br />Kulimai,<br /><br />Ha! Yeah that sounds like she may have dismantled my review. I&#39;ll fix it pronto. Thanks!<br /><br />ChrisChris Masterjohnhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09922003080748568167noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-78002227294520209062011-05-06T01:43:06.192-04:002011-05-06T01:43:06.192-04:00&quot;until Denise Minger thoroughly and completel...&quot;until Denise Minger thoroughly and completely dismantled it&quot; you may not want to leave this &#39;it&#39; ambiguous for the uninitiated readers...<br /><br />It&#39;s good to see you are getting more of the credit you deserve...kulimaihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13040793678914600188noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5977689274110133568.post-65358831175777666312011-05-06T00:02:11.909-04:002011-05-06T00:02:11.909-04:00G&#39;day, on behalf of the MDA readership. Some...G&#39;day, on behalf of the MDA readership. <br /><br />Some of us are already irregular readers of your insightful blog (and links to your articles often pop up in the forums anyway), but I guess we should thankyou for taking the time to do the hard work for us. <br /><br />Double thanks for that roundup of your best posts. It shows quite a few I&#39;ve overlooked.<br /><br />Cheers<br />- BushratAnonymousnoreply@blogger.com