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  1. I've always been really curious as to why the government would add flouride to drinking water. Among all the other things they could be doing, why do they supposedly care about our teeth so much? Then I read So it makes more sense. Some lobbying group encouraged the government to add it into drinking water, and THEN "research" was probably done to find beneficial effects of flouride. Like how good it is for your teeth Edit: Actually, this article is like a year old. Not only that, but the a
  2. I think it was Matt Stone that analyzed and blogged about Ray Peats theories in a series called something like 'Ray Day' or Peat Week' or something like that. If it was all in a day, he did a hell of a lot of work in one day. Haha I think he did it for a month. Ray May or something like that.
  3. It's obvious you've done your research, thanks for clearing up some of my misconceptions. I guess my point was that I didn't need to follow every one of his recommendations to get to my goal. I'm less strict about avouding PUFA's because I know how being extremely vigilant when it comes to diet can affect my psychological health. Greater food freedom will inevitably lead to an increase in consumption of PUFA's for me, but the extra consumption doesn't seem to be problematic, nor do I eat them i
  4. Have you ever visited Danny Roddy's site? He's a big fan of Ray Peat. http://www.dannyroddy.com/ I've been reading about thyroid problems and how they pertain to acne. The thyroid is apparently really involved in proper skin cell shedding and when balanced with vitamin A. There's another book on hypothyroidism called Type 2 Hypothyroidism by Dr. Mark Starr in which he states something like 90% of patients' acne issues cleared up when supplemented with thyroid hormone. Pretty big claim, but the
  5. My only problems with 'detoxing' regimens are that there's no real dividing line between what could be considered detoxification and what is your body telling you that you're doing something very wrong. There was a phase for me where I was really into the idea of detox. I avoided most sugars, tried to eat the purest foods, and avoided most synthetic chemicals in the environment. I attributed every new symptom that came up to be detox, and therefore nothing to worry about. Thinning hair, low sex
  6. Good post by sepsi. @FSAS There was a period where I used to be stressed out almost all of the time and that would suppress my appetite greatly. I would subsist on the same amount of calories as you. I wouldn't get hungry very much and it would take little food to fill me up. It was weird because all my friends had these huge appetites but I always had such little desire to eat. It wasn't until I started meditating regularly to relax and eventually let go of a lot of stress that I realized how
  7. I initially broke out more (quite a bit) with the greater addition of carbs... I really do believe the body will adjust to it. At the very least though, it's good that you feel better. Well no, people who avoid gluten don't get worse just because. I believe it's because low carbing it (which is what generally happens when people ditch bread) causes some of the body's systems to atrophy which makes it weaker against potential allergens. So if you are more sensitive after removing gluten, it's pr
  8. I don't know very much about exactly what brings about insulin resistance. The common thinking in the paleo-sphere is something like insulin spikes promotes insulin resistance, so avoid spiking your insulin. It doesn't make much sense because protein affects insulin the same way carbs do, except in the absence of carby foods, cortisol (a stress hormone) is released to keep your blood sugar from getting too low. It's reasonable to believe that people with acne have problems with blood sugar. The
  9. Though some people really swear by it, Spirulina and Chlorella are gram negative bacteria. They contain lipopolysaccharide which is a long word I use to make me look smart really though, LPS is also known as endotoxin which is naturally occuring in the digestive tract, but still not a great thing to have in there. It can contribute to digestive and immune distress. There may be something special about Spirulina and Chlorella that make it innocuous and really beneficial to people, but a few ha
  10. What i've seen from researching is this: Amino acids: Sprouted Chia seeds, Flax seeds, Hemp seeds, Quinoa, etc Fatty acids: Virgin Coconut oil, coconut, avocado, and I'd think olives would have to be in there as well Vitamins, Fiber, Probiotics: Fruits and vegetables, raw, dried, fermented, lightly cooked Carbs if you want them: Potatoes, Sweet potatoes, Fermented sprouted grains, etc So I have still yet to see anything in meat, that we need, that can't be adequately substituted through plant b
  11. I'm not an expert, and my post contains a lot of speculation...but from my experience it depends a lot on the context of your diet. When I first went gluten free, I went on a very low carb diet with vegetables as my only carb source. They're great for nutrients, but horrible for getting carbs because the calories you get from them are so little, they go right back into digesting the vegetables. For reasons I don't fully understand, going low carb tends to make people waaaay sensitive to common
  12. Cool thread. Theoretically, when you've healed your gut, you should be able to eat a wider variety of foods. I didn't look through the entire thread, but are you able to eat foods you couldn't previously without a reaction?
  13. I know you mean well, but I'd be pretty interested in your sources as well. I've learned and repeated mistakes long enough to know not to trust anything 100% (information wise...I don't have trust issues with people ). I haven't come across a lot of articles or videos on this subject made that didn't sound like someone with an extreme bias and an affliction for conspiracy theories. I don't automatically assume it's wrong, but I don't assume it's right either. I've known dermatologists who were
  14. I agree with you. I don't like sweeping, absolute statements in general. If someone has such conviction, they should be able to have more than their word if they really want to convince people I didn't quite address this the first time around, but I thought I should. Writing a book and having someone publish it gives someone more credibility than putting this information on the internet and saying "trust me". It allows the opportunity for appearances on talk shows, book signings...allows peop