Top 10 Posts of 2011 At Real Food Forager

December 28, 2011 · 3 comments

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Looking back on 2011 reveals an amazing year for me. In February of 2011 I released Real Food Forager and haven’t come up for air since. I spend a lot of time researching and developing the content and issues I want to cover at Real Food Forager and I hope to clearly communicate these topics to you, my valued readers. I’m planning some fun celebrations for my upcoming anniversary in February 2012, but for now, here are some of the most popular posts and recipes from this past year.

Top 5 Articles

12 Reasons Why Organic Agriculture CAN Feed the World

CoQ10: The Heart of the Matter

3 Super Foods To Improve Bone and Joint Health

Probiotics: The New Scientific Frontier

7 Reasons to Avoid Soy Like The Plague

Top 5 Recipes

Grain-Free Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Icing (SCD/GAPS)

Video/Recipe: Coconut Date Linzer Cookies

Video/Recipe: Cocoa Butter Layer Cake

Grain-Free Fried Chicken

Pecan Crusted Apple Crisp

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1 Jack Moore December 29, 2011 at 3:15 pm

As to CoQ10, both you and the Mayo Clinic are missing the boat.  I am sure that the Mayo Clinic knows the basic trickery that they are engaging in.  For your readers, here’s the deal.

The myopathy that the Mayo Clinic is referring to is severe muscle pain
and dysfunction experienced by a small percentage of users.  It is in part due to the fact that statins interfere with the body’s ability to make cholesterol, which is an important material used to make sheathing for motor neurons, and deterioration in the sheathing causes the myopathy.
 
CoQ10, on the other hand, is important for the body’s ability to create energy inside the muscle cell.  As statin meds interfere with the body’s ability to make cholesterol, they also interfere with the body’s ability to make CoQ10.  Inadequate CoQ10 leads to long-term weakening of the heart muscle’s ability to its job as a pump, ultimately leading to heart failure (which is different from a heart attack).

Mayo Clinic’s assertion that CoQ10 does not ameliorate the muscle side effects is thus a true, but misleading, statement.

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2 Jill December 29, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Hi Jack, I’m not sure why you think I “missed the boat” on the CoQ10 article. I stated the facts about the function of CoQ10 in the body and the cells.

Frankly, I think that the Mayo Clinic does not recommend CoQ10 because it would bring to light the negative effects of statins, cause intelligent patients to question the benefit of the treatment, thus bring on flak from Big Pharma. So misleading or not, conventional medical policy is to uphold the “standard of care” whether it is beneficial or not.

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3 Beyondthepeel December 29, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Great round up Jill. These were all great articles. I can always learn when I come here!

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