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  1. Like a lot of disease, there can be more than 1...

    Like a lot of disease, there can be more than 1 cause:

    (1) "Uric acid is a product of the metabolic breakdown of purine nucleotides" (Uric acid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). This confuses...
  2. Disease statistics that compare the rates of...

    Disease statistics that compare the rates of age-related disease incidence (cardio, cancer, diabetes...) between same-age males and females. Women have lower rates until menopause and/or...
  3. Update: The whole 'accumulated iron' theory...

    Update:

    The whole 'accumulated iron' theory discussed here turns out to be part of a broader theory of aging called 'overmineralization'.

    Here's how one source ( FAQ related to Longevinex®:...
  4. Assuming that it turns out to be diet related,...

    Assuming that it turns out to be diet related, here are the 3 strategies:

    (1) Reduce consumption of high-iron foods
    (2) Increase consumption of 'iron absoprtion blockers' when consuming high iron...
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    This short article describes how both of these...

    This short article describes how both of these claims can be true - yet - how PUFA's should still be avoided in the diet (from Peat's point of view):

    PUFAs – Essential or Toxic?
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    Ray Peat has a persuasive argument that it is....

    Ray Peat has a persuasive argument that it is. I'm not convinced...yet.



    Yes, all the experts agree on that.



    That's really what this thread is about. Whatever I find on the topic I post...
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    Here are some Josh Rubin youtube vids on EFA's. I...

    Here are some Josh Rubin youtube vids on EFA's. I guess I'm getting tired of reading about EFAs...maybe some of you can relate!

    In this first one, about 2 years old, he mainly talks about how the...
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    At the risk of ruffling a few feathers, here's...

    At the risk of ruffling a few feathers, here's Matt Stone's take on PUFA's:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xiz8vg10zk&list=UUDxcPq0IJlkw5JM6JyDIxSQ&index=1&feature=plcp

    ...not all that...
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    Thread Summary: #3 Background: * Omega 3 and...

    Thread Summary: #3

    Background:
    * Omega 3 and 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are referred to as 'essential fatty acids' (EFAs) since humans can't synthesize them from other substances....
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    Do you have a link to the clinical data for this?...

    Do you have a link to the clinical data for this? If valid, this would definitely persuade me that the good Dr (Ray Peat) may be wrong. Nature wouldn't transfer O3 from mommy to baby if it was a...
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    I think of Mark as a sensei for a 'paleo health...

    I think of Mark as a sensei for a 'paleo health dojo'. He's just got that kind of cool vibe about him.
    But that doesn't mean we should do everything he says.

    8676

    Does this 80's movie...
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    Our sensei has blogged on this topic a lot, here...

    Our sensei has blogged on this topic a lot, here are some relevant examples:

    Polyunsaturated Fats: Are They Healthy?

    Enough Omegas?

    More on Omega

    Encore on Omegas
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    Thread Summary: #2 Background: * Omega 3 and...

    Thread Summary: #2

    Background:
    * Omega 3 and 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are referred to as 'essential fatty acids' (EFAs) since humans can't synthesize them from other substances....
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    Hi Betorq, I'm in GA too. Breatharians are an...

    Hi Betorq,

    I'm in GA too. Breatharians are an interesting topic...why don't you start a seperate thread and share what you have?
    As far as I know, it's an impossibility. But then I don't even...
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    Hi Quelsen, I worked with a group of Russian...

    Hi Quelsen,

    I worked with a group of Russian electrochemical researchers for about 5 years. I had at least half a dozen shouting matches with them in the first year alone. They usually won, it was...
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    @ Artbuc, We're all in the same boat. @...

    @ Artbuc,

    We're all in the same boat.


    @ Neckhammer,

    I've been thinking some more about your comment on the amount of EFAs from a 'evolutionary' perspective, trying to see if it can inform...
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    For all of you aspiring paleoprimatologists, here...

    For all of you aspiring paleoprimatologists, here is a link to a paper that provides a "Primate Baseline":

    Evolution, Diet and Health

    It's not definitive, but definitely food for thought and a...
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    Thread Summary: #1 Background: * Omega 3 and...

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    Background:
    * Omega 3 and 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are referred to as 'essential fatty acids' (EFAs) since humans can't synthesize them from other nutrients. Many...
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    @ All, Thanks for the replies. I started this...

    @ All,

    Thanks for the replies. I started this thread to learn, from other posters. I'm no expert, I'm definitely a student of these things. Even 'credible' experts in the subject should be...
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    Not exactly (more hair splitting). Vitamin C is...

    Not exactly (more hair splitting). Vitamin C is unique in all of the these 'essential' nutrients in that it's now known it once was a nutrient humans could synthesize. Evolution, apparently, dropped...
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    Am I KA-RAY-ZE or did Mark Sisson just write an...

    Am I KA-RAY-ZE or did Mark Sisson just write an blog post for Matt Stone:

    10 Health Reasons to Spend Time Outdoors – 180 Degree Health
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    @ jakey, Yeah, that really is the definition...

    @ jakey,

    Yeah, that really is the definition of 'essential'. But then that's one of Ray's points, it's being used to market supplements in a dishonest way. No surprise there.



    @ neckhammer,
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    To prime the pump on this (so far)...

    To prime the pump on this (so far) non-discussion, here's a surprisingly concise article from Ray that summarizes his position on the EFA's:

    Membranes, plasma membranes, and surfaces

    While most...
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    OK, Ok, the hair-splitting begins.... I think...

    OK, Ok, the hair-splitting begins....

    I think the only definition that we really need to agree on to discuss the straw horse proposal above is:

    nutrient - any substance that can be metabolized...
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    Are EFA's really essential?

    So I've been reading Ray Peat. I know, I know, I lost many of you right there.

    But he raises a convincing argument about how unessential essential fatty acids actually are.
    I'd like to look at...
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