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by 0 · March 28, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Hey guys, I'm very interested in Ray Peat's work, although I'm at a college cafeteria. I have access to conventional milk, sugar, OJ, eggs in unlimited amounts. Would it be possible to devise a plan without things like shellfish and... (more)

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samc 0 · March 28, 2014 at 03:52 PM

Having attempted to read his articles I quickly found that I'd rather go get my teeth drilled then continue on reading. That doesn't mean that it invalidates his theories, it just means I can't figure out what he is all about. I'm pretty darn... (more)

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by 220 · December 23, 2012 at 05:22 PM

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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Stephi 0 · December 08, 2012 at 09:16 PM

Welp. I don't know how old (or young) you are, but I took BCP intermittently for about five years. I'm 21 now (we won't talk about taking birth control at 14, I grew up in NH and it's something doctors recommended to regulate periods, etc..) I... (more)

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by 5 · August 03, 2013 at 10:40 PM

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 297 · June 01, 2013 at 09:22 PM

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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paleo12 0 · May 15, 2013 at 05:44 AM

i have tried this diet and i would not recommend it. although i can digest raw milk, it is still neolithic and not good for our digestive tracts. it dampens everything and combining lots of sugar with a damp environment is just asking for... (more)

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by 1768 · May 17, 2013 at 06:45 PM

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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Pecan 0 · May 17, 2013 at 06:45 PM

Consuming damaged o-6 (the extracted liquid fat which has been exposed to oxidation or heat) does not have the same effect on the body as consuming the equivalent amount of o-6 in a whole food like the ones you mentioned. This does not mean that... (more)

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by 39204 · March 01, 2013 at 04:25 PM

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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MarkES 0 · March 01, 2013 at 04:25 PM

This is interesting to me and I've been recently reading Danny Roddy's "The Peat Whisperer" and Matt Stone's "Eat For Heat" in this regard. I personally haven't noticed being warmer after eating a large apple, but I'll pay more... (more)

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by 1768 · February 17, 2013 at 02:51 AM

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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Anon_17 0 · February 17, 2013 at 01:57 AM

Take a bunch of pigs, feed one coconut oil, or butter, and feed the others corn oil, high pufa oils, etc. See what happens.

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by 4176 · August 02, 2014 at 04:42 PM

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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Jeff_20 0 · February 11, 2013 at 09:49 PM

The lack of essential fatty Acids like O-3 are found to be a big player in childhood disabilities. Less mental awareness, and behavior troubles. The American diet in particular breeds unhealthy overweight people. The best diet for health and... (more)

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by 10 · February 27, 2013 at 06:41 PM

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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_chris_shea 0 · February 27, 2013 at 06:41 PM

niacin will help open blood vessels and get more blood flowing to your extremities. ditch the dairy and i would recommend just taking one a day vitamin the one i take is alive max potency. i take 1000 mg of niacin chris shea

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by 85 · January 27, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Do you suffer thinking that you're benefiting your body? LOL-What a ridiculous concept

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Meatymichael 0 · January 27, 2013 at 11:19 PM

lol@tags "My body must burn fat for fuel, ketones are humans ultimate source of energy, I must never dare eat a piece of fruit, Dr.Robert lustig has deemed that forbidden!!!!"

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by 3 · January 26, 2013 at 09:06 PM

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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eric_9 0 · January 26, 2013 at 08:36 PM

One has to wonder why the OP posted. Full moon somewhere? That's Paleo.

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by 23 · November 28, 2012 at 05:07 PM

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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August 0 · November 28, 2012 at 03:46 PM

I think orange juice lies outside the bounds of paleo, largely because there weren't any juicers back in the paleolithic. Here is the link to the peatarian question and answer site. You will probably get better answers there, though some of them... (more)

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by 253 · August 10, 2012 at 12:30 AM

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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raney 0 · August 09, 2012 at 03:57 PM

To tie together what Tony and Dragonfly hinted at: I propose that the issue is the synthesized versions of the fat soluble vitamins that are added back to processed, pasteurized, homogenized, and reduced fat milks. (insert usual disclaimers... (more)

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by 4703 · August 08, 2012 at 02:40 AM

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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Bill1102inf 0 · August 08, 2012 at 02:40 AM

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... (more)

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by 1776 · August 26, 2013 at 06:57 AM

so jaminet & others say some amount of carbs (glucose) is needed for immune health. we all know that active people need more carbs, and probably even plenty of fructose to stay healthy. yes, ray peat makes plenty of sense when you try out his... (more)

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Sataran 0 · August 26, 2013 at 06:57 AM

I'm also interested in this angle. Up 1. Aside from the increased incidence of hypothyroid symptoms while doing ketosis, could there possibly be immune related aspects? I'm hearing about the high incidence of immunoglobulin deficiency in... (more)

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by 1264 · June 27, 2012 at 01:28 AM

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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neeters 0 · June 27, 2012 at 01:28 AM

I would suggest you try taking a course of orange peel oil called D-limonene , 1 gram every other day for 20 days and this will CURE your Reflux. My husband had it real bad and it came to the point he could barely eat...I did research and... (more)

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by 85 · May 24, 2012 at 06:42 PM

My diet : I am paleo-peatatarian, eat a lot of semi-skimmed milk, strained orange juice, salt, coconut oil, liver, oysters, coffee, and some gelatin. Also some chocolate from time to time. I supplement fat-solubles, eggshell calcium, niacinamide,... (more)

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Rogue_Dietitan 0 · May 24, 2012 at 06:42 PM

ALT of 138 isn't high. It's elevated, but I've seen this well over 500. It's definitely cause for concern and you need to figure out why it's high. It's good that your other liver enzymes are ok (presumably, since you didn't report them).... (more)

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by 134 · January 05, 2013 at 12:22 AM

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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VB 0 · May 25, 2012 at 02:11 AM

From what I know, acne is a sign of inflammatory damage. I don't think any diet along can fix the root causes of acne, but it would be nice to know what exactly you are eating or NOT eating. Acne/skin problems is just a sign that something is not... (more)

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by 11251 · May 18, 2012 at 03:47 PM

I watched the video Danny Roddy put up of Ray Peat. It was very interesting in it's own right, and also sent me off looking for Gilbert Ling and Mae Wan Ho. So, I am looking at Ling's stuff, trying to figure out if it fits reality better than the... (more)

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by 4176 · May 19, 2012 at 07:13 PM

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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August 0 · May 18, 2012 at 02:42 PM

I buy these big carrots at the health food store and then just snap off a piece or two. Two carrots can easily last me a whole week. This is enough to see the benefits. I get a little uncomfortable with too much carrot. It seems more like... (more)

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by 12607 · April 23, 2012 at 06:45 AM

A common thing around here seems to be avoidance of polyunsaturated fatty acids. This is a pretty strong theme in Ray Peat's writing. My question is about how far this should go when applied to children. Given that the brain contains a large... (more)

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Thomy 0 · April 23, 2012 at 06:45 AM

Essential Fatty Acid deficiency does exist. (Example: http://www.ajcn.org/content/53/5/1217.short) The infants in this study were fed a MCT-Oil based formula and became EFA deficient, yet these are very isolated circumstances. An EFA deficiency... (more)

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by 571 · November 04, 2012 at 02:19 PM

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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Sara_S_ 0 · November 04, 2012 at 02:19 PM

I've read that vitamin E isn't tracked very well in the USDA database. So many foods don't even have a value. You're probably getting more vitamin E than it says. But if you're worried, you could always had a few almonds or other nut to your... (more)

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by 10 · April 09, 2012 at 12:03 PM

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 01:05 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 1026 · April 15, 2012 at 08:20 AM

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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Rashed 0 · April 15, 2012 at 08:20 AM

I did try potato juice according to Ray peat. But i hated the taste of cooked juice. So i drank potato juice mixed with fruit juices. I drank no more than 200 ml. After making the juice i let it stand in a glass for 5 minutes and then throw away... (more)

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by 8883 · April 06, 2012 at 07:17 PM

I was just listening to some Peatarian podcasts and heard a caller question about fructose : he said he improved his digestion a lot by eating pure fructose, and it made him tolerate all kinds of carbs like orange juice and soda. Now I've... (more)

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HA 0 · April 06, 2012 at 07:17 PM

Not I. Basically cutting fruit out of my diet has been the best thing I've done for my digestion in a long time. Isn't it interesting how different we all are?