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  1. Rahul T

    Reducing Inflammatory Foods

    Thanks for the links SugarCubeOD, but the articles do not address the issue I am raising, which is inflammation. I am not coming from what is now pretty much invalidated viewpoint of "fat is bad" or "saturated fat is bad for cardiovascular health", which is what the articles you listed address. littleg: Thanks! That's the issue I am talking about. I agree with you on population studies and don't read too much into them for the reasons you stated, no matter how fancy the multivariate methods they use. I unfortunately didn't get full labs done before starting whole30 (I only blood sugar, cholesterol, CBC, etc. but I would have liked to have hormones and CRP). Anyways, the meat-inflammation link I am talking about is not based off a population correlation study, but a glycan present in meat, which promotes inflammation. E.g.: http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/archive/newsrel/health/11-08RedMeatCancer.asp https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25548184 Thanks for the article. There's much to read & explore and much to experiment!
  2. Rahul T

    Reducing Inflammatory Foods

    Thanks for the article! As a former-former vegetarian, when Is started eating meat, getting used to texture was very difficult I remember starting with not-too-fishy fish and chicken before getting my tastebuds ready for devouring a ribeye! The ethical aspects are also addressed there nicely in"conscientious omnivore" set of articles. But the question of saturated fats in animal-based foods (dairy, eggs, meat except fish) causing inflammation still remains unaddressed. Could you please throw some light on it? Thanks! Peace... Rahul
  3. Just started my vegan whole30 and on day 6. Yay!! I am also reading It Starts With Food and finding it helpful in understanding the underlying reasoning, which helps keep motivation up. As I understand it, the idea is to eliminate all inflammatory foods and then slowly introduce ingredients to gauge their effect on our body. Given this, why are red meats allowed as part of whole30? The link between animal fats and inflammation has been established well beyond doubt, and so is its harmful effect on the gut bacterial fauna (which in turn leads to inflammation and tissue damage). Grilling it only makes the effect more potent. So why are *any* animal products allowed (instead of merely cutting down on dairy) as part of whole30? Has anyone here who has, e.g., arthritis or IBS here noticed difference after whole30 with vs without animal products? Thanks! Rahul