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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

There seem to be two schools of thought on this. Ray Peat suggests taking with food, especially with a meal containing muscle meat, to balance out the amino acids. Others recommend taking on an empty stomach which supposedly makes the collagen... (more)

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paleo12 0 · August 03, 2013 at 10:40 PM

I had some gelatin in my elderberry/red raspberry tea this morning. I also put some coconut sugar in it for carbs and then worked out. So that's close to an empty stomach without food. I felt great. I love the way gelatin makes me feel, so... (more)

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by 327 · about 8 hours ago

Does anyone know the exact specifications of the diet i'm getting quite confused, I know cliff has helped other users before. Not how much muscle meat to limit quantities of fruit, why baking soda? etc

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Korion 0 · May 18, 2013 at 8:22 PM

I think there's quite some confusion when it comes to Peat. The 'rules' are not more than 'ideas' or maybe even 'recommendations'. The basic idea is to eat to raise the metabolic rate. That's not very difficult, given the fact that there's an easy... (more)

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by 1772 · about 8 hours ago

Hello. I've been reading some more Ray Peat lately, and am noticing that a lot paleo foods are high in omega 6. Avocado, nuts, eggs, pork, poultry and fish. I used to be under the impression that whole food sources do not pose a problem, but now... (more)

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Anon_17 0 · March 04, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Give it a try. Stop consuming any significant source of PUFA for 3 months and see what happens. What happened to me was that I lost weight, felt better, and almost all my health issues went away. Eggs are fine though, even Ray Peat eats them... (more)

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by 39841 · about 8 hours ago

I thought these Peatarians were nuts, but sure enough, eating one meal of my usual amount of carbs as apples instead of rice (2 med Tango apples instead of ~ 1 cup basmati rice) has raised my temperature a full degree and finally given me the... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · March 01, 2013 at 7:43 AM

Superhumanradio had a podcast where one scientist marked that about 10 grams of fructose minimum enchances glucose metabolism somehow. Its always cold where i live, what makes greatest difference to me is not to do IF and expose yourself sometime... (more)

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by 1772 · about 8 hours ago

Just wondering what your sources are that say all PUFAs decrease metabolic rate? Would you mind linking some studies that demonstrate this? Cool thanks.

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Mscott 0 · February 16, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I am a fan of Ray Peat (or rather many of his dietary principles), but omega-3's do not seem to decrease metabolic rate, I have looked. Here are two studies I found, in both resting metabolic rate did not decrease with fish oil... (more)

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by 4181 · about 8 hours ago

Does anyone here avoid all unsaturated fat (including omega 3) ala Ray Peat? There's some pretty interesting research into it and now that I think about it I was consuming loads of the stuff (CLO, salmon, nuts) I'm hoping Peat is the path back;... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 11, 2013 at 5:58 PM

I don't avoid any nutrient from whole foods really. PUFAs make up upwards of 10% of my caloric intake some days, 6:3 ratio of approximately 5-10:1. Reducing PUFAs too low makes little sense as you're left eating what? Nearly all fat sources have... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

Okay people, I'm having a bit of a problem, and I am in need of some instant advice here... For starters, I'm on a paleo diet/ray peat diet. My diet consists of grass fed beef, potatoes, some fruit, veggies every once in a while, chicken,... (more)

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Brenjin 0 · February 03, 2013 at 9:42 PM

What are your vitamin D levels like and how's your vitamin k2 and vitamin A intake? Without either vitamin D or k2 calcium isn't appropriately used in the body and high levels of vitamin A antagonizes calcium's response to vitamin D.

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by -7 · about 8 hours ago

This guy is a genius...read his work if you want to be truly enlightened....or u cud just stick w/ paleo and force urself through unnecessary suffering (omg i can't have ice cream, there's sugar and dairy) even though your body is telling you to... (more)

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VB 0 · January 26, 2013 at 9:06 PM

If you want to have a hero, have Jack Lalanne. He looked great in his 90s, and still had dark hair, by the way. He also was very good in sex. He never said he did, but I infer it from what he said (he knew the secret to good sex). And he was... (more)

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by 220 · about 8 hours ago

I've been off birth control pills for a year, at first I had a lot of hair loss, cycles were all over the place and my skin looked pretty terrible, but that seems to be fixing itself now which is great. I've read a lot of Ray Peat's work on the... (more)

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MM_4 0 · December 09, 2012 at 4:35 PM

I would also recommend the taking charge of your fertility book, if you have hormonal problems then the already mentioned hofmeiklers anti-estrogen book is very, very good. I would consider not taking hormonal bcp, and not using a IUD (these... (more)

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by 23 · about 8 hours ago

Apologise that this isn't strictly a paleo question, though paleo is such an umbrella term these days that I challenge anyone to clearly define it... The question is has anyone else got anything to add or support my observations here? because I'm... (more)

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Sam_H 0 · November 27, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Any and all store bought pastuerized OJ I have had rips my stomach up too. Then I tried buying oranges and juicing them at home......no problems, and it tastes SOOOO much better.

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by 253 · about 8 hours ago

With the acceptance of dairy products slowly growing within the community - as well as my own newfound interested in some of Peat's ideas - some questions have been nagging at me. For quite a while it's been clear that there is at least some... (more)

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elektrosaman_ 0 · August 09, 2012 at 3:12 PM

And the populations that consume the most leafy greens (and minimal calcium) are shown to have the least incidences of bone fractures and osteoporosis. Yeah sure Vitamin D helps but Vitamin K (found primarily in leafy greens, other green... (more)

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by 4703 · about 8 hours ago

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... (more)

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Korion 0 · August 06, 2012 at 8:22 PM

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... (more)

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by 1307 · about 8 hours ago

Okay, so I've found this: http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=419742 And I get most of it. My question is though about the fructose. Fruit seems to always aggravate my reflux if I eat it for more than a couple of days. Also, I have no... (more)

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dsohei 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

he's not a mystery man. he's just not yelling from the rooftops or disparaging others. he writes lots of articles and newsletters, etc. does his own thing. he's eccentric in that he doesn't act like other people. on to your questions: fruits are... (more)

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by 134 · about 9 hours ago

Should I try it for My acne and skin problems? Can anyone write a list of foods allowed and not allowed on this diet, having trouble finding information about it and how to do it properly. My sister also had acne before she went on BC, so I'm... (more)

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Grocket 0 · May 23, 2012 at 12:51 PM

I think the general Peat recommendations for acne involve getting enough Vitamin A (retinol form) from things like dairy products and liver. To this end, you should ensure that your Vitamin D levels are sufficient too. For more information I... (more)

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by 4181 · about 9 hours ago

Does anyone eat this salad? It's basically raw grated carrots with coconut oil, olive oil and salt He argues that that combination is very beneficial to the gut so I'm hoping it can help me. I think there is an argument also that they are good... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · May 18, 2012 at 2:11 PM

I have a coconut oil allergy and can only use the smallest amount at a time, so for me, animal fats, avocado oil, et al, are what I use. So no, I have not had his salad. But.. Carrot salad is something that I really enjoy especially in the hot... (more)

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by 571 · about 9 hours ago

Been plugging in all the Ray Peat staples to cronometer, vitamins E and K seem to be the only ones not making the cut. Best sources when following the recommendatinons of Ray Peat?

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paleohacks 0 · April 11, 2012 at 1:45 AM

Re: Following Ray Peat - In a word? Don't. I tried his stuff, I read it all, and the references. It's pretty bogus, he exaggerates wildly. Take aways from Peat's work and a full 30 day trial on his plan? Seafood like shrimp is great stuff... (more)

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by 1026 · about 9 hours ago

On one of the East West Healing Podcasts, Ray Peat talks about keto acids. He says they are great for the brain, and can easily be converted to amino acids. As a therapeutic aid, he recommends centrifugal juicing of potatoes (to remove starch)... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · April 08, 2012 at 8:46 PM

If you really want the benefits of ketones, go on a ketogenic diet. Neuroprotection is its forte. See for example: THE NEUROPROTECTIVE PROPERTIES OF CALORIE RESTRICTION, THE KETOGENIC DIET, AND KETONE BODIES Neuroprotective and... (more)

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by 10 · about 9 hours ago

Haven't heard much about his opinion on wheat/gluten? Does he see it as benign?

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cliff_1 0 · April 08, 2012 at 1:05 PM

he says the gluten is linked to skin problems and is a gut irritant. If you have a really high metabolism and superb digestion he thinks you could get away with eating it moderately.

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by 123 · about 9 hours ago

I've been doing a lot of research on Ray Peat's and 180degree health (Matt Stone)'s stuff, among experimenting with other things (paleo, GAPS, WAPF, raw primal, ray peat, RRARF, etc) over the past few years. I want to learn the best way to lose... (more)

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · March 12, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I'd say that there's no one way and what you might at one point think is THE way for you is subject to change over time. Eat real foods, minimize stress, maximize play and movement, sleep well. Tinker as needed.

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by 65 · about 9 hours ago

Okey, I'm seriously surprised I could'nt find a question on this already. Am I the only one? I simply have to work out in the morning or early on the day (at latest 3 p.m), if I want to get tired in the evening or not lay in the bed for hours and... (more)

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edle 0 · March 31, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Been there. Yes, it is probably adrenaline. I had to shift to training in the morning or at lunch for months before I could go back to training in the evening. Used to be able to train in the evening, then my metabolism got messed up on... (more)

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by 277 · about 9 hours ago

Danny Roddy article Ok, I haven't heard of this guy before, though from what I see, he did paleo for a while and then decided it wasn't working. The interesting thing about the article is the claims that low blood sugar/fat metabolism is... (more)

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dannyroddy 0 · February 28, 2012 at 2:24 AM

I list several mechanisms in that article, but don't feel compelled to address any of them. I didn't ditch a high-starch paleo because I was having a "hard time," I actually felt quite well compared to my experience with... (more)

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by 8933 · about 9 hours ago

EDIT : I changed to title to Ray Peat experiences? since there was some confusion about the previous title (Ray Peat failures). So, what are you experiences with Ray Peat? What symptoms improved, what got worse? Is there anyone who failed on... (more)

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dannyroddy 0 · February 22, 2012 at 6:27 AM

As for the philosophy (it's not a diet) "not working." I look at Peat's stuff like a toolbox for modulating the hormones he believes are responsible for degeneration (serotonin, estrogen, prolactin, cortisol, aldosterone, PTH, TSH, etc.). If... (more)

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by 8933 · about 9 hours ago

EDIT : This thread is NOT about smoking. I just read through http://gutsense.org and came across this : Does smoking cause constipation? No, not really... Actually, smoking stimulates moving the bowels because the continuous swallowing... (more)

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Japsican 0 · February 19, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Interesting post. To be clear smoking causes an acute episode of reduced BF resistance in certain areas of the body, however with increased BP and increased HR and over-all decreased blood flow. It's not clear as to the cause but the idea is... (more)

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by 20353 · about 9 hours ago

What are your favorite Ray Peat articles and books? And/or what have you learned or applied to diet from reading Ray Peat?

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Senneth 0 · January 27, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I went on a Ray Peat binge last august and have since read his books, his newsletters (the ones after I signed up) and listened to many many hours of podcasts (if not all of em). I have filtered his work to pick out his recommendations for my... (more)

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by 569 · about 9 hours ago

Has anyone read his book on hair loss? Opinions? Has anyone tried his system for hair loss? What do people think of this... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · February 22, 2012 at 12:34 AM

I think they are bogus. Saying X (in this case low-carb) = Symptom, but then singing the praises of n=1 experimentation is contradictory. Let's put the shoe on the other foot. If someone came onto Paleohacks and started lambasting folks because... (more)

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