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Ray Peat Raw Carrot Estrogen-Binding Protocol

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 18, 2012 at 10:57 AM

I am not a Ray Peat follower...I have only been Paleo/Primal for four months. But since finding Paleo Hacks two months ago, I have poked around on here quite a bit. I have found here and elsewhere references to the Ray Peat raw carrot salad and one of the benefits of consuming raw carrot on an empty stomach is that it would supposedly bind with excess estrogen in the digestive tract and move it out of the body. I am assuming most of us have excess estrogens just from pollutants in our environment and in my case, birth-control pills.

I am wondering if anyone (especially women) has noticed any hormonal results of following this recommendation. I have simply tried to have a raw carrot about an hour before my morning meal just in case there is something to this. Also, if it does work, is there a reason to worry that it would make birth-control ineffective?

Has anyone noticed anything from trying this?

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on March 20, 2013
at 04:52 PM

Oh heh, didn't notice the posting date.

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on March 20, 2013
at 10:51 AM

Interesting abstract. It does beg the question what about the carrot specifically makes this happen (Ray Peat seems fixed on carrots), or does it matter?

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on March 20, 2013
at 10:48 AM

Travis, thanks for the link. I have long ago given up trying to have a carrot before breakfast...I just don't want to, and I have more experience on PH than when I posted the question, placing Ray Peat in the spectrum of experts.

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on March 20, 2013
at 02:22 AM

...or any source of soluble fiber

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on March 20, 2013
at 02:19 AM

Just...LOL! Eat carrots if you like them, but...hahahahaha!

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on October 18, 2012
at 02:58 PM

Yeah, I don't even know what to think of Ray Peat. His research on Lectins is impeccable and has helped me sort out some of my health issues, but then he writes stuff like that.

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on October 18, 2012
at 01:40 PM

Your question got me googling and boy, sure seems Ray Peat lives in Bizzaro World or something...

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on March 20, 2013
at 04:17 AM

That title really got me, but here's a serious answer:

Dietary fiber (when consumed with a meal containing fat) interferes with the enterohepatic recirculation of biliary hormones and causes them to be excreted rather than absorbed. I don't believe this is a good thing. It's the same mechanism by which oatmeal lowers cholesterol.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1097-0142%2819940801%2974:3+%3C1125::AID-CNCR2820741521%3E3.0.CO;2-5/abstract

Even though the vast majority of hunter-gatherers consume huge amounts of fiber, I think the tendency for fat and fiber to overlap as it often does for contemporary humans eating mixed meals was much less.

I don't believe it's out of the realm of possibility that those eating very high fiber intakes might be reducing the efficacy of hormonal birth control.

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on March 20, 2013
at 04:52 PM

Oh heh, didn't notice the posting date.

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on March 20, 2013
at 10:48 AM

Travis, thanks for the link. I have long ago given up trying to have a carrot before breakfast...I just don't want to, and I have more experience on PH than when I posted the question, placing Ray Peat in the spectrum of experts.

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on March 20, 2013
at 01:49 AM

One need not rely on Peat alone to corroborate the metabolic changes produced by raw carrots in the gut.

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/32/9/1889.abstract

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on March 20, 2013
at 02:22 AM

...or any source of soluble fiber

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on March 20, 2013
at 10:51 AM

Interesting abstract. It does beg the question what about the carrot specifically makes this happen (Ray Peat seems fixed on carrots), or does it matter?

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