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What are Ray Peat's views on Wheat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 08, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Haven't heard much about his opinion on wheat/gluten? Does he see it as benign?

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on April 09, 2012
at 12:16 PM

Or also http://www.dannyroddy.com/main/2011/12/29/ray-peats-brain-building-a-foundation-for-better-understandi.html

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on April 09, 2012
at 07:29 AM

Not at all. Did you ever listen to East West Healing podcasts? He's not against potatoes and rice, but says they can feed bacteria and that they have to be cooked for at least 40 minutes. Whenever the subject is starch you can tell he's not a big fan of it. The diet he personally eats has practically no starch (he drink OJ, coke, milk and eats fruit).

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on April 08, 2012
at 06:36 PM

Alright, Cliff, thank you so much. I'm very glad you started a blog!

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on April 08, 2012
at 06:12 PM

Cheese that is made with just animal rennet/salt without cultures or enzymes. or fresh cheese without gums like ricotta and cottage.

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on April 08, 2012
at 05:58 PM

I think you are incorrect in stating that Peat doesn't like any starches. I think he has a favorable view of white rice and, to some extent, potatoes.

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at 05:20 PM

Hmmm, still having a bit of issues (cold extremities, sometimes tired, ...) Maybe I took too much retinol. Since adding sugar to my meals I don't fart at all :D, way better sleep, better mood, no bloating, no allergies. I'll have to add dairy to solve my last issues, I guess. What cheeses would Peat recommend? The East West Healing podcasts are really awesome btw.

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on April 08, 2012
at 04:22 PM

BRUNO- I never took thyroid because I had no need for it, diet and a couple supplements(vitamin-A and daily aspirin) did the trick.

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at 03:59 PM

Cliff- you take thyroid? And if so, what brand? Just ordered Thyroid-S.

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on April 08, 2012
at 03:19 PM

If you search around his website you should find some more info

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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at 03:19 PM

"When people supplement thyroid and eat liver once or twice a week, their acne and dandruff (and many other problems) usually clear up very quickly. It was acne and dandruff that led me into studying the steroids and thyroid, and in the process I found that they were related to constipation and food sensitivity."-rp

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at 01:24 PM

Cliff, do you know off hand if Ray Peat has anything to say about severe dandruff and inflammation of the scalp?

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

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at 12:29 PM

He does not see it as benign : it has quite some PUFAs, it's starch (Ray Peat doesn't like starch at all), some people are sensitive to gluten, and it also has quite some iron. In fact Ray Peat only likes fruits, the other plants don't interest him (except for the daily raw carrot). Only plants that have been cooked for very long are okay, like in bone broth to get minerals.

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on 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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on April 08, 2012
at 04:22 PM

BRUNO- I never took thyroid because I had no need for it, diet and a couple supplements(vitamin-A and daily aspirin) did the trick.

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

(1026)

on April 08, 2012
at 06:36 PM

Alright, Cliff, thank you so much. I'm very glad you started a blog!

9f123ccab00c6f79a1d36a91f476cfd8

(10)

on April 08, 2012
at 01:24 PM

Cliff, do you know off hand if Ray Peat has anything to say about severe dandruff and inflammation of the scalp?

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on April 08, 2012
at 03:19 PM

If you search around his website you should find some more info

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

(1026)

on April 08, 2012
at 03:59 PM

Cliff- you take thyroid? And if so, what brand? Just ordered Thyroid-S.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on April 08, 2012
at 03:19 PM

"When people supplement thyroid and eat liver once or twice a week, their acne and dandruff (and many other problems) usually clear up very quickly. It was acne and dandruff that led me into studying the steroids and thyroid, and in the process I found that they were related to constipation and food sensitivity."-rp

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on April 08, 2012
at 06:12 PM

Cheese that is made with just animal rennet/salt without cultures or enzymes. or fresh cheese without gums like ricotta and cottage.

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

(1026)

on April 08, 2012
at 05:20 PM

Hmmm, still having a bit of issues (cold extremities, sometimes tired, ...) Maybe I took too much retinol. Since adding sugar to my meals I don't fart at all :D, way better sleep, better mood, no bloating, no allergies. I'll have to add dairy to solve my last issues, I guess. What cheeses would Peat recommend? The East West Healing podcasts are really awesome btw.

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on April 09, 2012
at 12:03 PM

Here's a thread on Ray Peat's eating guidelines (pieced together by a number of people).

http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=419742

They discuss what grains Ray finds acceptable on page 2.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on April 09, 2012
at 12:16 PM

Or also http://www.dannyroddy.com/main/2011/12/29/ray-peats-brain-building-a-foundation-for-better-understandi.html

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