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by 5 · August 11, 2014 at 3:23 PM

There is a good article in the nautilus website, athttp://nautil.us/issue/15/turbulence/fruits-and-vegetables-are-trying-to-kill-youabout hormesis and oxidative stress.I've been trying to add a question to open the article to discussion but... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 11, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Yes, a nice unusually sensationalist title to it, but it's quite true. Plants don't produce vitamins or macronutrients, for our use, they produce them for their own needs. A lot of what they make are countermeasures to being eaten by insects. ... (more)

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by 5 · August 11, 2014 at 2:35 PM

There is a good article in the nautilus website, atissue/15/turbulence/fruits-and-vegetables-are-trying-to-kill-youabout hormesis and oxidative stress.I've been trying to add a question to open the article to discussion with the link but it keeps... (more)

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by 5 · August 11, 2014 at 3:06 PM

I don't get why this question is not shown, I think I asked it 2 times today and it's not shown. Is it time to worry about somebody with conflicting interests here with the power to delete questions ? It's the 3rd time that my innocent question is... (more)

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by 5 · August 11, 2014 at 2:16 PM

I posted this question before and it's not shown again, this is not a spam, I promise... This is an article worth discussing.http://nautil.us/issue/15/turbulence/fruits-and-vegetables-are-trying-to-kill-you

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by 5 · August 11, 2014 at 1:50 PM

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by 5 · May 24, 2014 at 1:17 PM

This sounds interesting: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/amazing-food-science-discovery-edible-plants-talk-animal-cells-promote-healing?page=2 Wondering what this would mean to you... (more)

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by 695 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

" Reduced glucose availability promotes formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), induces catalase activity, and increases oxidative stress resistance and survival rates, altogether providing direct evidence for a hitherto hypothetical concept... (more)

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Warren_Dew 0 · June 06, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Thanks - interesting article. It's to be noted that the worms for which the lifespan extension was suppressed were bathed in rather high levels of antioxidants - a 5 millimolar concentration - as opposed to the normal blood plasma concentration... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I want to lose weight (5'5, 190lbs, F) for the last week that I've started I've purposely only had quite a small calorie deficit so I lose weight very slowly I know that sadly I'll have saggy boobs, more stretch marks all over the shop and skin... (more)

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Whitney_2 0 · May 08, 2013 at 9:37 PM

There's nothing inherently wrong with counting calories. The big difference I've experienced on Paleo is that I get to eat more of them because they are coming from quality sources. For reference: I am 5'7 and went from 215 lbs to 155-ish pounds... (more)

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by 697 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

When I took 1 gram 1,877% for several days I started getting insomnia and the ringing in my ears got worse, then I got rhinitis or something, basically runny nose for three days then resolved after I stopped When I took coq10 my ringing in the... (more)

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by 120 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I already posted an acne question so I figured I would post another. According to spectracell my antioxidant function was low and my glutathione was very low. I have supplemented n-acetylcysteine for a week, have had pretty bad detox symptoms (... (more)

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Nutrasteve 0 · June 02, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Why take Nac, a six month study at the Univ of Penn, proved oral Glutathione. Was absorbed and raised cell levels by 225 percent , at a dose of. 500mg and 1000 mg.I like to also mix Glutathione and Niacinamide together for topical application, I... (more)

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by 695 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

It also increased testicular antioxidant enzymes, especially when taken with L-Carnitine (which us meat eaters get a lot of anyway.) Link to the study: https://www.waset.org/journals/waset/v64/v64-227.pdf (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · February 13, 2013 at 8:19 PM

onion juice triples Testosterone levels in study http://www.ergo-log.com/onionjuice.html parsley flavonoid prevents age related Testosterone delcine http://www.ergo-log.com/flavonoid-in-parsley-boosts-testosterone-levels.html Royale jelly... (more)

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by 298 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Berries names only please! Thank you!

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Hemming 0 · November 11, 2012 at 11:29 AM

"For example, the highest ratings per 100 grams among fruits go mostly to berries: acai, chokeberries, elderberries, cranberries, wild blueberries, black currants, blackberries and raspberries" This is taken from the link below. Read more:... (more)

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by 5808 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Is fruit, containing natural sugars, a cancer promoter, or is fruit, as it contains antioxidants, a cancer prevention/fighter?

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Jamie_14 0 · August 17, 2012 at 3:35 AM

Polyphenols have not been demonstrated to function as anti-oxidants in vivo. In such studies, they demonstrate no anti-oxidant effects. In fact, in high doses they cause cancer. An good example is kaempferol. It occurs in brocolli and tea. There... (more)

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by 289 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

When butter is used to cook, is the PUFA content oxidized? The PUFA percentage is small, but it's still a concern to me. Should I be concerned about heating it too much? I'm thinking that if the butter is grass-fed, there are sufficient... (more)

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Anon_17 0 · February 26, 2013 at 6:43 PM

You can use ghee (which is made from butter) for high temperature cooking. You can also make ghee from butter, google can help you find instructions.

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by 2199 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

If you add a little black pepper to Turmeric or curcumin supplements, it increases intestinal bio availability rate by about 1,000 fold. Glutathione if taken orally is destroyed before it can be absorbed, so you need to take its precursors like... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · July 03, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Calcium should be taken with food (not on an empty stomach). And let's not forget all the balancing issues: If you're too high in copper, you're likely low in zinc. Great article: Metals and the Mind. (Really interesting stuff there about copper... (more)

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by 3509 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

I came across this study on the excellent antioxidant effects of pomegranate juice, which strongly reduces the rate of LDL cholesterol oxidation. http://www.atherosclerosis-journal.com/article/S0021-9150%2801%2900412-9/abstract I wonder what do... (more)

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Dan_14 0 · February 04, 2012 at 7:54 PM

A??a?? berry has one of the highest ORAC ratings of all fruits, it's the top of most of the lists. Don't know how it tastes or how to eat it though. Cacao is right under Acai, but you have to eat it with fruit or a sweetener to counteract the... (more)

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by 1001 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Those familiar with the work of Michael Ristow will know that caloric restriction results in dramatically extended life expectancy in C. Elegans. In his studies, he noted that antioxidant supplementation thwarted this effect. His premise is that... (more)

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Nance 0 · January 06, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Given that whole fruit has always been in our environment, and we may have eaten different species along the way but they were always sweet--as was honey--and that we can not make our own vitamin C I plan to continue eating a piece or two of whole... (more)

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by 952 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Does anyone have any data regarding antioxidants in cognac. Also, are they influenced in any way by age of a product (older cognacs are usually much more expensive but do they have more antioxidants?).

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A_ 0 · November 15, 2011 at 10:12 PM

A question that would be nice to have a good answer to definitely. Also like to hear that gin was good for me as well! Snarkyness aside, this site has some interesting references to various studies of cognacs health benefits:... (more)

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by 565 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

The only fruit I eat in a typical day comes from about 100g. of mixed blueberries and raspberries in the morning, which I take for their antioxidants. Would this amount of carbohydrate hold my body back from achieving ketosis? And if so, what... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · October 27, 2011 at 5:34 PM

That's an interesting question. Most people acheive some level of ketosis at around 50g CHO per day or less. Some people have to go lower - down to 20-25g CHO per day. The amount of fruit you specify is only ~12g, so it should be fine. Unless, you... (more)

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by 281 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

I've just come across a fascinating page on how anti-oxidants found in plants/fruits may REALLY work: by increasing the bodys internal capacity to deal with plant-borne toxins (polyphenols, phytonutrients etc). Really emphasises the need to... (more)

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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · July 28, 2011 at 1:01 PM

This was covered by Stephan Guyenet and Kurt Harris previously. Please see... (more)

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by 733 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Does anyone have any experience with olive leaf extract? Before going paleo, I began taking it during seasons in which I usually got sick. It did seem to help with my allergies/colds/etc., but I really can not be sure of what helped/hurt me back... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · July 18, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Like many herbs, Olive Leaf has more than one action. I use it primarily as an antiinfective, prophylactially and when any type of acute symptoms occur. I have low blood pressure (quite normal for me, but nonetheless low) and so I take a smaller... (more)

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by 1044 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

While browsing around for alternative sweeteners, I came upon this Wikipedia article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yacon_syrup Yac??n syrup is a sweetening agent extracted from the tuberous roots of the yac??n plant (Smallanthus sonchifolius)... (more)

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Stabby 0 · May 21, 2011 at 9:45 PM

FOS would be the anti-diabetic agent. They get metabolized in the gut to butyrate and that has a positive effect of insulin sensitivity and inflammation. Other sources are jicama, onions and chicory root. As for antioxidants, I didn't know that... (more)

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by 593 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Hi guys, I'd say I'm about 75% strict paleo, with rare lapses of bread/pasta or a random sugary dessert (you know you're pretty paleo when you have the random pasta-in-a-restaurant dish and have some bad effects after it) What I find myself... (more)

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Rose 0 · May 19, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Well, like everything Paleo, the answer depends on who you ask. My favorite rules of thumb come from Kurt Harris, who says this is not about foods you must eat, but foods you should avoid. I wouldn't worry about not eating fruit (in fact, I don't... (more)

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by 18397 · September 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Almonds contain a very high amount of Vitamin E, which we all know protects against oxidation. Many sources rank almonds in the top 5 or even top 3 for VitE content of all known foods. Can anyone provide a sound argument that defeats the idea that... (more)

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Annie 0 · September 29, 2011 at 7:30 PM

I agree with Majikinetor. Despite high omega 6 concentrations in nuts such as walnuts, I don't think it's paleo at all to start demonizing whole organic foods because of one element in these foods. That's like saying let's stop eating red meat... (more)

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by 215 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Recently a friend of mine became an agent for MaxOne glutathione and is trying to convince me it is the best thing since sliced bread. Well we know how good sliced bread is! I haven't been able to find any independent research on the product.... (more)

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PaleoLover 0 · March 09, 2011 at 5:23 AM

Negative, taking a glutathione supplement is worthless. The body cannot absorb dietary glutathione. Rather, the body assembles GSH (glutathione) by using three amino acids: cysteine, glutamine, and glutamic acid. If you're interested in... (more)