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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 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 220 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 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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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 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 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 327 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 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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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 496 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 1772 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 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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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 39821 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 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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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 85 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 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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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 23 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

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 1786 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

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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Walcott 0 · July 10, 2012 at 10:13 PM

I'm actually very curious about this as well. Right now I'm doing the Keto diet, and have been generally low-carbing for the past year. I've also recently been diagnosed with Tinea Versicolor, a skin fungus. Apparently this fungus thrives on... (more)

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by 1307 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 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 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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

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 11254 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 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 4181 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 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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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 12642 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

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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Andy 0 · April 23, 2012 at 5:38 AM

I don't think there is any need to try to complicate things. They are growing children with growing brains. They need to eat. Make sure they have plenty of animal proteins and a variety of garden type vegetables some nuts, some seeds, and some... (more)

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by 571 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 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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dzone 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 10 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 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 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 1026 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

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)