Kurt Harris MD

An Archevore is someone who eats based on essential principles, and also someone who hungers for essential principles. Take your pick.

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Archevore Glossary

Updated Irregularly - thanks to reader Allen Pierce for getting this started and pfw for sorting it.



ATF = Artificial trans fat 

CAC = coronary calcium score done with MDCT or electron beam imaging

CAD = Coronary Artery Disease

CAFO = concentrated animal feeding operation - factory meat in Archevore parlance

CETP = Cholesterol Ester Transfer Protein

CIMT = Carotid Intima/Media Thickness -measured with ultrasound of the neck

DOC = Diseases of Civilization

EM2 = evolutionary metabolic milieu

FF = FrankenFats

FH = Familial Hypercholesterolemia 

FODMAP = Fermentable Oligo- Di- and Monosaccharides And Polyols

FOS = Fructo-Oligosaccharides

GCBC = "Good Calories, Bad Calories  by Gary Taubes"

GMO = Genetically Modified Organism

GRAF = Grass finished Ruminant Animal Fat

HDL = High-Density Lipoprotein

IRAF = Industrial grain-fed Ruminant Animal Fat

LCKD = Low Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet

LCSFA = Long Chain Saturated Fatty Acids

LDL = Low-Density Lipoprotein

Lp(a) = Lipoprotein (a)

Meme = the idea of a piece of information passing from one person (or group) to another, similar to how genes pass genetic information; from the Greek word mimema ("something imitated").

MCT = Medium Chain Triglycerides

N=1  = "In the ""paleo"" and health blogosphere, used unironically as a guiding principle."

NAD = "Neolithic Agents of Disease - putatively, wheat, excess fructose and excess linoleic acid (n-6)"

NEFA = Non-Esterified Fatty Acid (free fatty acids)

NRAF = Non-Ruminant Animal Fat

NTF = Natural Trans Fat

OS = OligoSaccharides

PUFA = Polynsaturated Fatty Acid - n-6 and n-3

RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance

SAD  = Standard American Diet

SIBO = Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

TemPO = Temperate Plant Oil

TroPO = Tropical Plant Oil

VLC = Very Low Carbohydrate