Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:40 PM
that diet and nutritional supplements probably don't do much good. This was a guy who did a countless amount of research on diet and nutrition (and other health-related issues) through pubmed literature and the like, and he died at just 63 years of age from a series of mini-strokes. He was a big advocate for using BHT to protect unsaturated fats from oxidation damage and for chewing nutritional supplements to make sure the body absorbs them. He also advocated focusing on having a diet that takes in plenty of nutrients. And yet, he died at a younger age than the average life span for a man in the United States.
It's all genetic, folks. You're only going to live as long as your genes allow you to (barring any events/accidents in life, I mean). All this holistic health stuff is a waste of time.
Untrue. Little is 'all genetic' except basic traits like your eye color. They've mapped our genome and discovered there is no where near enough genes to account for everything that happens in your body. Enzyme switches turn on and off and what makes them do that is the environment and the things you do to yourself, i.e. your diet. It's called your phenotype & your epigenome. Google those words and stop believing & spouting last century's theories that have been disproven.
I don't know anything about Bryan except that he was fanatical about supplements (which doesn't necessarily lead to improved health) and had some pretty controversial opinions. I don't recall him discussing much diet or healthy holistic lifestyle habits. And I don't know what his lifestyle was before he came here, how bad his health was before he began his supplement fanaticism, what kind of stress he lived with, how he slept or anything else.
It's funny that his opinions were considered "controversial" when he backed all of them up with actual studies in scientific journals. That kind of underscores the mindset of many of the people on forums like this.
Tell me something: When people with unhealthy lifestyles - people who smoke and eat diets you'd cringe at - live into their 90s, how is that not genetic?
First, note that I said 'some' controversial opinions. He mostly took supplements that are well known and excepted as beneficial to acne.
Also, There are lots of studies. Everything I say is backed up by studies in peer reviewed scientific journals as well. (Except the things where I clearly say it's my belief based on anecdotal evidence such as my suspicion that cysts and nodules tend to be food intolerance reactions & not true acne.)
When people with bad lifestyles live until their 90s, it may partly be genetic. Most often it's a lot of drug interventions. And they usually are miserable decrepit old people. You don't want to emulate them. You want to emulate the societies where many people live to be healthy, active centenarians. Google Blue Zones for quick access to a list of such societies. They live healthy active lifestyles and their food doesn't come out of boxes and bags.
Edited by alternativista, 13 November 2013 - 04:31 PM.
Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.
[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.
Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.
Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!
For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*
When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!