Thats basically it. We all know, add fat, lower the glycemic index of any carb. Thats why for some crazy reason, ice cream sugars are absorbed slower than starch in white bread (ie lower gi). How/why does this happen?
Hey guys, I have really sensative tempormental skin, I have for years now. I changed my diet, witch helped so much to where I only have some hyperkeratonized skin on my arms and bum, face and then soul crushing acne, that just never stays away for... (more)
Hi- I feel for you. I really do. I have suffered through the same thing for so long. I have only now come to (mostly) conquer my acne through a multi-pronged approach. It is not dogmatically paleo in that everything I put on my skin is pure and... (more)
Well, I've been reading about Vitamin A and such, and they say that even perfectly healthy people don't convert beta carotene in plants to Vitamin a very efficiently. We would have to eat SO many plants to get a wee bit of vitamin A...UNLESS we... (more)
A thing to keep in mind: Biology is not efficient. Why would we effectively need to absorb them? They likely ate manyfold as much pro-vitamin A as we do now. Even poor converters would have enough given that level of consumption.
I'm trying to get up to speed on phytic acid and I'm still confused: If you eat almonds, is the problem that: phytic acid binds to the minerals in the almond and prevents the almond's minerals from being absorbed, or the phytic acid also... (more)
I know there's phytic acid in coffee beans, but is there enough to worry about in brewed coffee? Doesn't the roasting/hot brewing inactivate any of it? I drink a cup every morning along with my breakfast of meat and vegetables and all my... (more)
I guess those two seem like separate questions, but my mother has been nagging me to not eat too many nutrient dense foods in the same meal because she believes that the body can't properly absorb it all at once and so it becomes a waste! Also,... (more)
I've heard omega 3 and 6 compete for the same receptors, so they should be ingested apart from one another. Is this true? What about other fats such as coconut or saturated fats?
How much of the sesame oil that I use for OP gets absorbed in my system through the membranes of my mouth? I'm asking because I'm not supposed to eat sesame seeds or foods cooked in sesame oil, Using only 1 tablespoon of oil that only stays in... (more)
I usually take a spoonful of fish oil and a few drops of liquid vitamin D in the morning with breakfast. I don't always get a chance to eat breakfast though, so I just take a dose of fish oil and the vitamin D before running out the door. I know... (more)
I stir my fish oil, vitamin D drops into a home made yoghurt together with a raw egg yolk. That makes a very nutritious, easy to eat quickly, breakfast and gets fish oil/vitamin d 3/and biotin/choline (egg yolk) sorted. The amount of vitamin D in... (more)
I'm evaluating 2 different magnesium supplements (a citrate and a glycinate). If I take the same net magnesium amounts (the gross weights will be different), and one causes loose stools, and the other doesn't, does that mean the one that doesn't... (more)
What???s your view on the recent emerging buzz that the typical hunter-gatherer tribe eats only once a day? If humans can only absorb around 35g of protein at one time, this would mean that even H-Gs eating very high protein diets would ACTUALLY... (more)
In case it matters, this is the mineral formula I use: http://www.iherb.com/Doctor-s-Best-Calcium-Bone-Maker-Complex-180-Capsules/27750?at=0 : Calcium (from microcrystalline hydroxyapatite) 600 mg 60% Potassium (from potassium citrate) 99 mg... (more)
Since they're fat-soluble, would applying some sort of oil like coconut oil, EVOO or neem onto the skin before/in combination with the retinoid increase transdermal absorption? I also heard that applying topical retinoids on damp skin increases... (more)
I've heard that eating different foods at separate times is better. For example, eat meat for one meal, veggies for another meal, etc. Thoughts? Data?
It sounds similar to sequential eating. I tend to use sequential eating and it has definitely improved my digestion. drbass.com/sequential
I know our stomach acid has a ph of around 3 but adding a significant amount of more acid could be bad. What effect is possible from adding a serving of onion and other acidic foods? What is the ph of cooked onion and why is it that what I have... (more)
I'm trying to determine potential causes for my moderate case of anemia, which has been affecting me for the past several months. I'm consuming large quantities of iron from natural sources, so the problem presumably has to do with absorption. I... (more)
It's worth trying to figure out. I became anemic when I was a vegan. Despite every effort to supplement properly, I didn't get sufficient B12 and iron. Mine was an easy fix. Your anemia is moderate, which is how I would describe mine. Let me... (more)
I have read some pages concerning Arginine which quite significantly inhibits Lysine absorption. Does anyone have any information about this or if the lysine in the food has to be in the stomach at the same time as the Arginine? I just want to... (more)
Taken into account that our bodies absorbed the nutrients we gave it. This leads me to another question. How do we know if our bodies are absorbing the nutrients we are giving it? Are there certain foods/herbs/supplements we can take to make... (more)
I am unfortunately a veteran in bowel diseases and IBS interested to know which fat is the easiest for the inflamed system to take.I don't know,i vomit even from tiny amounts.Need help
Playing with the new food processor the other day, making baby food. Got a little carried away and wound up doing 2 pounds of meat with bone broth added. So, I ate 1 pound for dinner. Not that I don't enjoy the varied tastes/textures of whole... (more)
After reading a PH thread on magnesium oil and then Billy E's recent blog post on it, I decided to try it. Apparently some people absorb it transdermally better than orally. I bought the Swanson's brand, and the instructions say to spray 4-5... (more)
I started using a shampoo with germinated wheat extract, for hair loss prevention. Just in case gluten is present in the shampoo, could it end up being absorbed by the skin? Sorry if this is a dumb question but i just want to make sure i'm not... (more)
I've heard you need fats to properly absorb a lot of the vitamins in vegetables. I personally eat veggies sometimes as snacks between meals -- with no fat. Would it be wise to try to include some fats with this? Interested in what amount of... (more)
So I've heard some vague discussion about how some minerals can interfere with the absorption of other minerals. Eg, calcium can block the absorption of iron. I've heard some say that you only have to worry about this when taking... (more)
I'm interested in making a list of how to best absorb specific nutrients. Whether or not we always want to best absorb each nutrient is debatable, but I think putting this information together could be really beneficial. I started with iron and... (more)