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scov93

Member Since 09 Apr 2011
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Nutrient Intake And Evolution

19 March 2013 - 10:41 AM

Hi everyone

 

Before you read this please excuse my ignorance and lack of knowledge on the subject.

 

I was recently thinking about how much of a  nutrient our bodies need on a daily basis. and how it would have been almost impossible for our ancestors to get all the nutrients and the amounts recommended to us now in a world where they had to hunt and gather food and go days without any food at all.

 

I then discovered that for some vitamins, like A, D, E, and K (the fat soluble vitamins), it can take weeks or months to run down on it if you have a good supply already in your system because supposedly your body is good at storing these vitamins. but it is also thought that the water soluble vitamins like C and the B complex vitamins (B6, B12, niacin, riboflavin and folate) do not store well in the body and therefore it is suggested that you intake these vitamins on a very regular basis.

 

i then read a website claiming that vitamin C is stored in the kidneys and various other places and it can last up to 90 days presuming you have been consuming high levels of vit c up to that point. other studies claim that b12 and folate can be stored for months.

 

so thats as far as ive got on the subject so i was wondering if anyone of the forum knew if it is reasonable to assume we consume to many vitamins and whether this is bad for us and also if it may be useful/ beneficial to deplete our vitamin stores every once in a while

 

thanks 

Scov


 


Is Acne Really A Disease ?

28 November 2012 - 11:15 AM

is acne really a disease?: a theory of acne as an evolutionarily significant, high-order psychoneuroimmune interaction timed to cortical development with a crucial role in mate choice.


Adolescent acne is considered from the perspective of evolutionary psychology with an emphasis on a role in mate choice. The fact that acne, which is almost universal and not a true infection, is (1) initiated at puberty by the action of pubertal hormones on likely distinct, pro-acne follices, and (2) typically resolves in one's early twenties when prefrontal cortex development is complete, suggests that the condition's timeframe is meaningful. Acne's conspicuous localization on the face, and its ability to elicit reflexive disgust and avoidance in observers, suggests a possible role in sexual selection. The pathophysiology of acne is reviewed, and the suggestion made that, far from being a disease, adolescent acne is a normal physiological process - a high-order psychoneuroimmune interaction - that functions to ward off potential mates until the afflicted individual is some years past the age of reproductive maturity, and thus emotionally, intellectually, and physically fit to be a parent

DF Bloom

just came across this while searching various things on google don't really know what to make of it lol  

help

10 April 2011 - 02:50 PM

i'm scov and ive suffered with fairly severe acne for around 2 years not, before which i had moderate acne for about 3 years. in the last year my acne has really started to get to me and i find myself choosing to stay at home rather than go out and when im at college i really struggle talking to people even if there friends of mine. a year ago i was a fit and active guy who happened to hav acne but never let it get him down, i captained a rugby team and i had loads of really good mates. now im a lonely sad guy, who's friends are starting to give up on him and not only is my acne getting worse but my fitness and overall health is diminishing too.

i really want to start getting on with my life again. does anyone hav any similar experiences and if so did you find a way to overcome it.

any help will do me