Danny Roddy just finished his new book The Peat Whisperer and I for one am really curious to give it a read. I know many people on PH are skeptical about Peat's recommendations, but I find alternative viewpoints interesting, and am intrigued to find out more about where he is coming from. Anyone else?
Bought the book and I'm not disappointed. I like Danny Roddy, so I thought he'd deserve some of my moneh :). It's a perfect book to carry around all the time just as a good reference.
I've mentioned Ray Peat in several very different communities for the past few weeks. PaleoHacks is by far the most kind community :), but usually I get 'oh Ray Peat is just a quack' response.
I understand it's hard to believe that sugar, heaps of salt, aspirin, coffee, orange juice and milk can be really good for you, but I think it'd be wise for anyone out there to remain open-minded. I've seen very conflicting anecdotes on this website regarding food tolerance (Dragonfly and other people mention they cured their intolerances to whole foods with vitamin D or similar treatments, some people can't tolerate SAD food anymore after starting paleo), and I think Ray Peat has some interesting viewpoints that can shed some light on these kind of questions. And he makes me laugh the way he answers questions. And his voice is silly.
Said this 2 months ago, I think, and it's still true : until now he's the only guy ever who has been right about everything for me. Everything he says confirms my anecdotes. Call it coincidence, I'm gonna keep reading his stuff and try out every damn thing he talks about :). Usually I tend to protect my diet as if it were my religion, so I might be biased :)
Yeah, just got his update about the book, but I'm not willing to pay $47 for an 80 page book (!).
I have hypo issues, which is a big focus of Peat's, so I'm interested, but the diet strikes me as odd. I still don't know what to think about fructose (is it the solution to all my problems, a la Peat, or is it Satan, basically everybody else). Also, what is the obsession with OJ? And milk? I'm confused :(
Actually, given that milk/dairy is central to the diet, I can't do it anyway, since my body attacks itself when I eat casein. So, maybe it is all moot for me. But, the Peat protocol promises the fountain of youth, and I want to go to there!!!
Always curious to hear what Danny has to say, esp with regards to Peat.
I am very open to Peat (and Roddy). Jaminet got me looking at carbs more closely & Roddy (channelling Peat) has got me looking at sugars more closely.
The pulse rate subject is another item that seems to be at odds with CW, I need to look in to that one a bit further;
Peat says "Healthy and intelligent groups of people have been found to have an average resting pulse rate of 85/minute, while less healthy groups average close to 70/minute."
So from what i can tell Peat (and Danny) view a chronic resting pulse of 70/minute to be low and unhealthy.
Whereas i would have said that 'most people' would see a pulse of 70/minute quite normal and maybe even high for a resting pulse. Would love to hear some comments on the topic.
Ya I'm interested in this point of view as well and I've taken a couple things from that camp into my own diet like not eating too much fiber and relaxing a little bit if I do have some sugar every now and then.
I still don't get it though, from what I understand the adrenal glands regulate thyroid when they're functioning properly, so shouldn't we focus on getting plenty of micro nutrients, heal the adrenals and then let the body function how it's suppose to on it's own? Rather than eating lots of sugar and other unusual food stuffs.
Plus is it really that healthy to have a high metabolic rate without the biochemistry/nutrients to sustain it? Have you listened to any of Dr. Peat's lectures, not to disrespect the man but he does have a pretty raspy voice which is a symptom of hyperthyroid.
That said though I'm interested in thriving as long as I can in my life and Dr Peat's been studying biology his whole life and seems like a good guy so I think I would be wise to try and understand his point of view.
I wont judge anyone because they sin differently than I do, nor will I judge them because they eat differently AS LONG AS they do not polute the internet with abject BS.
With regards to weight loss, its almost all about calories in vs calories out. ALWAYS.
I have people losing weight while eating cheeseburgers and drinking beers, and some of these people are under 10% bf, in fact, its easier to lose weight when under 10% bf BY DRINKING BEER!
They do not eat Paleo because they don't want to. Can you lose weight by drinking a lot of milk and fructose? It depends, but you most certainly will not if you eat actual food with it in any quantity that will satiate you. Period.
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