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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 666 · June 06, 2013 at 10:26 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 · May 09, 2013 at 4:52 AM

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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John_the_Drunkard 0 · May 09, 2013 at 4:52 AM

I lost a chunk of weight a while back (30lbs) and for a while, my face looked a bit gaunt and my belly had an unpleasant 'loose skin' look. I found that my 'skin' did seem to catch up. I'm not certain, but I have heard/read that 'looseness' is... (more)

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by 709 · April 05, 2013 at 2:48 AM

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 · July 01, 2013 at 8:22 AM

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 666 · February 23, 2013 at 4:25 AM

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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surfin_on_a_rocket_ 0 · February 23, 2013 at 4:25 AM

Cardamom is related to ginger so that may have similar properties.

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by 293 · November 12, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Berries names only please! Thank you!

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Joseph_S_ 0 · November 12, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Whatever happens to be in season. Right now, I'm a big fan of pomegranates.

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by 5809 · September 15, 2012 at 1:43 AM

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 · May 26, 2013 at 6:22 AM

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 12, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Butter is ok for low temperature cooking, use refined coconut for higher temperatures.

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by 2198 · July 03, 2012 at 3:15 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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j3wcy 0 · July 03, 2012 at 3:15 PM

I think in general a lot of consideration should be given to our ability to absorb anything that we take. My digestion is not great, so I'm not convinced I properly absorb anything I take, muting its effectiveness. I am about to switch to taking... (more)

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by 3428 · June 26, 2012 at 6:31 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

Açaí 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 990 · February 24, 2012 at 12:14 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 · November 15, 2011 at 10:12 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 · November 18, 2011 at 6:27 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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SunDog 0 · November 18, 2011 at 6:27 PM

For me a few berries didn't stop me. Especially with the inclusion of coconut oil. Don't forget that if your goal is to be in ketosis protein can be problematic. You want adequate protein, not high protein.

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by 281 · September 17, 2011 at 5:37 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 · October 05, 2013 at 1:29 AM

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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alaasch 0 · October 05, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Thanks for the info. I will put it to good use. I do use coconut oil, but not as often as I should it would seem. I read Dr. Mercolas info on cholesterol and such and am kind of in the middle of the road. So much contradicting info that it... (more)

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by 1034 · July 14, 2013 at 3:54 PM

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

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Down_to_Earth_Chairty 0 · July 07, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Hello Yacon lovers, Browse http://yacon.biz to look at yacon cultivation at Mt. Camellia, and share the joy and hardship of the farmers who depend on yacon for their livelihood. Support and Buy Yacon Syrup from Mt. Camellia at... (more)

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by 593 · May 19, 2011 at 8:46 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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dzone 0 · May 19, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Arrrr - you'll get scurvy, mate! Kidding. I don't eat much of it at all anymore. I used to put some strawberries and blueberries in a coconut milk smoothie with my fish oil along with some spinach but I noticed an insulin spike so I stopped. I... (more)

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by 18236 · September 29, 2011 at 7:30 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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MG 0 · September 29, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Don't forget about the different forms of vitamin E, the gamma form is apparently the most beneficial - If your going to do an E supplement I would recommend the gamma form be listed in there somewhere.

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by 215 · June 24, 2014 at 5:01 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)