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by 496 · about 15 hours ago

Hi guys, how much retinol from liver do i need to be getting to prevent acne from drinking raw milk? According to Ray Peat and other members on here such as Cliff and Korion, high vitamin A can help acne sufferers... But doesn't dairy... (more)

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Anon_17 0 · May 13, 2013 at 1:42 AM

About 3 ounces of liver a week. Too much liver can actually make things worse. Also, your thyroid needs to be working well. Low vitamin A is a frequent cause of acne but not the only one.

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

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 3:52 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 5 · about 16 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 16 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 16 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 10 · about 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 4703 · about 16 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 16 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 85 · about 16 hours ago

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 6:42 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 · about 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 8933 · about 16 hours ago

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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Zachary 0 · April 06, 2012 at 4:53 PM

I eat 100% paleo but some days I down fruit like i'm a fruitarian.. One thing i've noticed is that I never experience digestive problems after eating lots of fruit.. But upon the next morning, I take 4-5 large surprisingly easy shits then continue... (more)

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by 15 · about 16 hours ago

I've been following Ray Peat's advice pretty closely the past 2 weeks due to thyroid issues and am feeling a lot better. Staples include orange juice, 2% milk, eggs, some cheese, shellfish, some beef, potatoes, etc. Also will throw in some... (more)

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Senneth 0 · March 30, 2012 at 7:53 PM

I know I have heard this discussed, but after TONS of reading and podcasts, it all gets blurry. Its something to do with the increased milk/calcium speeding your metabolism up and burning through your vitamin A -or something like that. Watch Josh... (more)

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by 123 · about 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 720 · about 16 hours ago

Hey all, Reflecting on my past I realise that the only clear skin I have achieved was when I was on minocycline. I have tried lots of diets, a few different antibiotics with varying improvements but Minocycline was king and totally clear. I... (more)

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Ed_5 0 · January 31, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Dr Art Ayers thinks differently. He thinks rosacea and acne are inflammatory in nature. He thinks that inflammation is mediated by balancing pro- and anti-inflammatory components of your immune system. If you want to search the literature, he's... (more)

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