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Why is there no discussion about Ray Peat going on?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 08, 2013 at 3:36 PM

I thought it was clear that burning fat is better than burning glucose for longevity. Now I read the opposite from a guy that looks quite good for his age of seventy something.

Lacking expertise in biochemistry, I have no idea what is right, but most people here seem to be not too affected by his ideas. Did I miss anything?

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on March 10, 2013
at 07:16 PM

Ray Peat advises to use aspirin only when one doesn't consume fruits high in salicylic acid. Unlike Travis, I somehow don't find anything lolworthy about figuring out the importance of a natural substance.

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on March 09, 2013
at 07:22 AM

Yah, cuz Peat really says to supply the body with less than sufficient nutrients. Having this kind of dogmatic, out-of-context way of thinking in nutrition might be fun to act douchy but it's hardly gonna stimulate progress. I reckon you didn't read Peat much if that's what you got out of it. Kinda had to chuckle at "monkeying with your biochemistry" too, what else is nutrition supposed to be? Is paleo somehow so magically perfect that it's not monkeying, it just works?

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on March 09, 2013
at 03:24 AM

I am happy to see that you are doing well :)

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on March 08, 2013
at 10:19 PM

Supplying the body with sufficient nutrients from unaltered foods is more bizarre than monkeying with your biochemistry with recreational aspirin use while swilling orange juice and eating ice cream? Yeah, OK LOL

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on March 08, 2013
at 09:06 PM

@Travis : I don't know what his diet is, but his recommendations are a lot less bizarre than just 'whole foods are better'. Ancestral eating seems to work for many people, yet it's hardly backed by solid evidence.

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on March 08, 2013
at 09:02 PM

I understand Peat talks a lot about thyroid, VB. This is not surprising given the variety of benefits you can get from a higher metabolic rate (something Broda Barnes clearly demonstrated). Yet whatever Peat recommends, he doesn't just solve thyroid issues, it's much more broad. A neurotic like me could also turn to him ;)

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on March 08, 2013
at 05:45 PM

Probably because his bizarre diet has absolutely nothing to do with ancestral eating.

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on March 08, 2013
at 03:41 PM

There's copious amounts of discussions of Peat on PH. Search. Or Google it with the additional term... "site:paleohacks.com" (The built-in search function does suck at times.)

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on March 08, 2013
at 05:38 PM

Some people go Low Carb when they don't really need to and mess up their thyroids. Which leads to hypothyroidism. This is when they turn to Peat and - voila - their problems are solved.

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on March 08, 2013
at 09:02 PM

I understand Peat talks a lot about thyroid, VB. This is not surprising given the variety of benefits you can get from a higher metabolic rate (something Broda Barnes clearly demonstrated). Yet whatever Peat recommends, he doesn't just solve thyroid issues, it's much more broad. A neurotic like me could also turn to him ;)

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on March 09, 2013
at 03:24 AM

I am happy to see that you are doing well :)

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