Or, people will eventually realise that some of Peat's suggestions actually really help people. I have a naive faith in humanity, so I'm going to go with this.
Originally Posted by Legbiter
Hey Daydreamer, I'm really sorry to hear that you're going through / have gone through this. I remember your arguments with Derp too. My story is similar in some ways.
Originally Posted by Daydreamer
I've been on this forum for more than a year, and honestly, the information I got here has helped me change my life for the better. Mark and Peat both have amazing ideas but for me, the key ingredient to success was giving up the idea that there was "one true way", and not thinking that one person had all the answers. The debates helped me learn and encouraged me to try new things.
I won't go into the whole story, but in just six months I have overcome an ED, insomnia, and received a diagnosis for a chronic hormonal imbalance which was ruining my life. For the first time in my life, I am not suicidally depressed (or depressed at all for that matter), I have boundless energy, and am getting truly physically fit for the first time since I was a teenager. I have a full head of hair again, and my skin is glowing.
None of this can be attributed to one person's ideas. Peat's theories helped me hugely, but so did Mark's. I learned a massive amount from Derp and Zach (and they were two of my biggest supporters in everything that I went through this year. Seriously, they're sweet hearts), but I also learned a lot from Primal people like Dragonfly, Dilburyhound and Zoebird. (And Choco of course, who doesn't fit into any paradigm). I've made some really supportive friends here, and I've learned things about fitness from people like Gorbag, Neckhammer etc. Then there's all the people that contribute to the forum because they're just hilarious (I won't name names, but we know who they are ) I've even learned pieces from all the hack diets.
This forum is diverse and for some people, diversity is what keeps them learning, developing, and healing. Personally, I'm eternally grateful to this forum and the people here for helping me in my path to health and wellness.
The bickering is stupid: the debates are not, and for all it's imperfections, I think this forum is great.
Last edited by YogaBare; 08-10-2013 at 04:30 AM.
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat