PaleoPathologist sometimes does bone marrow biopsies on patients. Nowadays the patient gets anesthesia (light, but really helpful.) In more Paleo days we did marrows with a lot of local anesthesia and a lot of verbal reassurance, but it is an advance to be able to bring in an anesthesiologist.
Last time PaleoPathologist worked with this anesthesiologist, the conversation turned, somehow, to low carb. While memory has faded, there can be little doubt that PaleoPathologist’s ripped physique and clear eyed confident demeanor must have led to some questions. Anyway, today he (the anesthesiologist) mentioned that he had cut sugar out of his diet, and all of a sudden has lost ten pounds and his blood sugars have improved. We discussed further steps including cutting out refined flour and a bit about omega 3 and omega 6 fats. Then I took out one of the personalized Levenger cards that PaleoPathologistMate bought for Christmas and wrote “Why: The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living by Volek and Phinney.” Under that was “How: The New Atkins for a New You by Westman, and also Practical Paleo by Sanfilippo.”
A partner at work has caught the Paleo bug and is spreading it there. Parts of PaleoPathologistFamily have also caught it. It’s like a virus!
What’s your experience been with low carb or paleo and your friends and family?