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Hot Topics / Re: Making Good Food Affordable
« on: September 27, 2014, 07:33:44 pm »
The database itself (I fiddled with building some application on top of it) labels only K1 and dK, for eggs and liver at least (I didn't check for all foods obviously). There is no 'general vitamin K' label, sounds like the documentation is not in sync. So where is K2 lumped, K1 or dK?

He's relatively active and helpful in the wai diet forum, known as RRM.
I don't think that twitter account you've found belongs to him anyway, but to this guy, because RRM should have long hair and is most probably the guy here on the right:
People in the Netherlands that are on the forum and following the diet, mostly know him and have met him in person. Recently he's been posting pictures and progress of his two small kids.
Wai is the pseudonym of his girlfriend, who was more active on the forums long time ago before they have split I assume.

Raw Weston Price / Re: Raw Food and Bone Broth
« on: August 15, 2014, 12:43:46 am »
A more detailed post for a recipe would be very nice :)

Hot Topics / Re: Making Good Food Affordable
« on: August 15, 2014, 12:31:33 am »
Ok I figured the reason for the discrepancy: USDA only contains numbers on Phylloquinone (K1) and Dihydrophylloquinone (dK, something you don't want as it is derived during hydrogenation of fats and does not occur naturally). K2 is not in its database at all!

Hot Topics / Re: Making Good Food Affordable
« on: August 15, 2014, 12:14:51 am »
The USDA database strangely shows very little K2 in eggs (0.3mcg/100g), in contrast to the Souci-Fachmann-Kraut where eggs have 8.9mcg/100g on average (min. 1.9mcg, max 50mcg). Beef liver has 75mcg/100g. Maybe you should look at this database as well, to have a more balanced input.

Hot Topics / Re: Zero Carb and VLC/Ketogenic - A Lethal Recipe for Disaster
« on: February 08, 2014, 03:49:31 pm »
Yes Iguana exactly, we can't just assume some food is good or bad based on what scientists have discovered by now about it's nutritional composition. Knowing how much protein, fat, vitamin B or antinutrients it has means largely nothing, because there are so many other factors, interactions and effects that have not been quantified. Going by your gut feeling about foods therefore seems like the most reliable way to determine if it's good or bad, because it has been trained and developed over millions of years. But we can't trust it over newer neolithic foods, and especially not preprocessed stuff which has been specifically tailored to trick our senses.

Hot Topics / Re: Zero Carb and VLC/Ketogenic - A Lethal Recipe for Disaster
« on: February 08, 2014, 02:53:29 am »
Whatever the case, given the poor nutritional content of foods rich in resistant starch, I can be certain that RS foods are by no means "superfoods".
You'd eat small amounts of those resistant starch foods, i.e. it is a supplement rather than a whole food to solely exist on. The nutritional content is irrelevant, as their effect comes from maintaining a happier gut. At least that's how I understand what these resistant starch proponents are saying, whether it has such a huge impact on health is a different story..

Carnivorous / Zero Carb Approach / Re: Frogs
« on: December 30, 2013, 07:23:28 pm »
Have you seen frogs? They are not so appealing, especially not skin, eyes.. Barbecued frog legs are really good and tender though. They are very easy to catch in the wild, especially when it's their mating time around April-May. In an hour around that perioud I've caught 1-2kg of frogs with just a handmade fishing rod.

Info / News Items / Announcements / Re: Vice article featuring Me
« on: November 17, 2013, 11:43:27 pm »
In Germany the reference limit for total cholesterol is 240, and for LDL is 160.. The lower limit for HDL is 40.

I am very careful when it comes to my Vitamin A intake as I have experienced some problems with too much Retinol in my diet. For a long time I went by the USDA's 'Raw Beef Liver' Vitamin A content which is completely INACCURATE. Too much Vitamin A does indeed cause problems and I'm sure most of you are aware of this.

If we look below at the Raw Beef Liver Analaysis, it tells us there is
4732 IU of Vitamin A per 28 of grams liver or 95% of our daily value.

Now when we look at the same serving size of 'Beef Liver, Cooked, Braised' it gives us a value of
8881 IU of Vitamin A per 28 grams of liver or 178% of our daily value!

My guess is that the cooked liver has lost a lot of water, hence more concentrated than raw and why you see more vitamin A per the same weight.

General Discussion / Re: GMOs banned in Russa
« on: October 08, 2013, 03:41:04 pm »
I'm sure it can be done right...but I don't really trust Monsanto, or our Monsanto-influenced government, to oversee it all.
No sorry, it could be only done right when we can predict upfront what will happen when you seriously change a plant or animal. We are very far from that however, there are two known and a billion unknown variables in nature. So we make ourselves and the whole living ecosystem on the planet guinea pigs with GMO, no matter if it's Monsanto or someone else doing it. Evolution and gene changes happen very slowly in nature and we have thousands of years to adapt to them. In the lab they happen overnight. That could easily destroy us, just because there's no way to predict what are the effects of those changes.

What about animals and people sleeping on trees or above the ground on wooden structures? Why do cats prefer to sleep on furniture rather than on the ground? They don’t seem to care about being “grounded”. I admit I didn’t read the whole paper as it’s very long and I’ve got other things to do, including answering here…
Maybe it's "enough grounding" that they walk barefoot, so sleeping grounded has less effect than it has on someone walking in shoes all day? Not that I have any opinion on this grounding stuff, I tried it for a few weeks while sleeping and didn't notice any effect whatsoever.

General Discussion / Re: Eating excess fat?
« on: September 20, 2013, 12:13:05 am »
I wish more people (especially women) thought like you jessica.

General Discussion / Re: Eating excess fat?
« on: September 19, 2013, 04:30:26 pm »
If I eat an excess amounts of fat I notice my stools become oily. The excess fat does get excreted. I have purposely eaten excess fat to try and gain weight and it is literally impossible to do without adding carbs.
It does not get excreted because it cannot be stored, but because you have a limited capacity to digest it. We have obviously not evolved to be able to digest huge amounts of fat, amount of bile for example seems rather limited.

General Discussion / Re: Eating excess fat?
« on: September 18, 2013, 11:36:26 pm »
That's nonsense, of course dietary fat can be stored by the body in adipose tissue.
I'm wondering how those doctors manage to become doctors.

There is no process whereby ingested fat can be converted to body fat.
You're joking, right? Perhaps it is certain types of fatty acids that can't be stored, but very untrue in general about ingested fat.

Hot Topics / Re: Your ancestors didn't sleep like you
« on: September 14, 2013, 09:05:33 am »
I wake up around 7-8am irrelevant of when I go to sleep. This messes me up big time when I go to sleep late in the night. Same as Aura 7 hours minimum is essential, otherwise I get allergic, sensitive to light, tired, bad mood, etc. I don't set any alarms.

General Discussion / Re: pyroluria
« on: August 31, 2013, 03:05:46 pm »
I think I developed vitamin B imbalance by taking P5P. The pills are 50mg and I was taking 1-2 a day for 2-3 weeks. The skin around my fingertips started peeling a lot, especially after taking shower, going to the sea and even without any contact with water the top-most layers of skin were easily peeling. I looked online and one cause for this was vitamin B deficiency. I don't think my diet is vitamin B deficient at all, so I realized it must be that taking so much of one vitamin B throws the others in imbalance and potentially creates deficiency. I stopped taking it and for a week that didn't change much the condition on my fingertips. Finally I bought a vitamin B complex and ate some 200g of liver, and next day the skin was back to normal. I'm very sure it was caused by P5P, I've never had such an issue before. So just a small warning to people trying this out. It was causing other troubles as well, like difficulties to fall a sleep (as if my brain was turned on to the max and I just can't calm it down enough to fall asleep..).

Health / Copper Identified as Culprit in Alzheimer's Disease
« on: August 27, 2013, 03:09:36 pm »
Copper appears to be one of the main environmental factors that trigger the onset and enhance the progression of Alzheimer's disease by preventing the clearance and accelerating the accumulation of toxic proteins in the brain.

Journals / Re: Lex's Journal
« on: August 27, 2013, 03:08:00 pm »
Just came across this, maybe it's relevant for you:

Off Topic / Re: Vague question
« on: August 22, 2013, 02:12:21 pm »
For (web) programming check this out, it will launch you right into what's current and in trend now:
It doesn't assume any previous knowledge as far as I know and it's all free. It was way too beginner level for me and I dropped it after the third class.

Off Topic / Re: Vague question
« on: August 19, 2013, 09:36:05 pm »
I totally agree with how tyler is approaching it, you have to be very critical and careful in this kind of situation. If you blow it you'll probably end up at a lot worse position and it will be a lot harder to get out of it than it is now.

Off Topic / Re: Vague question
« on: August 19, 2013, 04:19:51 am »
Let's say you hate your current job, and want to change careers into something wholly different. Let's say that any extra retraining ought to take no more than one year or so, and the new career is  a better-paying one than the one before. What career would you choose? I'd like to have some suggestions from any of you.
I guess it depends on your current job. But web development/design is something you could easily master in a year, and at the moment it is seriously overpaid for the little time you invest to get good at it. You can easily build a whole portfolio and good online visibility (blogs, github, etc.) in a year and you're good to go. I think for pretty much anything else either you need to be highly skilled (many years of training and experience) or there's already some robot replacing you.

Off Topic / Re: Beards
« on: August 17, 2013, 05:05:08 am »
I tried the nail rubbing, it warmed up my fingers quite a bit. I'll remember to do it in winter.
Here's me early this year:

Off Topic / Re: Beards
« on: August 16, 2013, 07:44:39 pm »
In my experience women seem to mostly prefer shaved look. Especially in my case, having dense, strong and sharp beard.. not something they typically want near their gentle, soft skin. When there is no woman to bug me about it I'm cutting it about once a week.
I think I'll have to do it more often for the same reason as Iguana, I just started noticing some white hairs on the chin.

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