The current views on brain function is too reductionist. What makes you feel good? Dopamine! But what about endocannabinoids, opioids, GABA, etc. And about glucose oxidation (which is the primary fuel for proper brain function)? Focusing on certain neurotransmitters does have an effect, but it’s too reductionist. Every neurotransmitter system is connected to others and … Continue reading The biggest missing links to optimal brain function – part 1 (carbs)
A question often asked is “can you lose fat on a Ray Peat diet?”… “And if so, how does one go about doing so correctly?”. The main reason for this article is to address the well-known fact that “excess” fatty oxidation is bad and that we want to rely mostly on glucose oxidation for fuel. … Continue reading How to lose fat safely while Peating
Hopefully this article will ruffle some feathers…or scales… I’ll start with the core negative functions of omega 3 and then discuss some of its other “benefits” such as creating different prostaglandins, leukotrienes as well as a look into resolvins, etc. Basics on fats Saturated fat contains no double bonds (such as stearic acid above), which … Continue reading Why Omega 3 should be avoided and what to use/do instead
We certainly don’t want to harm our mitochondria, right? Since the mitochondria control everything, from energy production, regeneration, longevity, etc., we should be protecting and optimizing it, not inhibiting it. Certain “healthy” things that inhibit proper mitochondrial function include metformin and berberine for example. Does aspirin also fall under that list? Let’s take a look. … Continue reading Is aspirin harmful to the mitochondria?
If I say burning fat, most people think of fat burners. Or they might think of sweat dripping, feet dragging, maximal exertion, exhaustive exercise where they’ll have to get up before the first rooster crows when everyone is still snuggling in bed, running for miles uphill, both ways, in the snow, backwards, twice…on an empty … Continue reading The only thing fat burners burn is your wallet
Salicylic acid and its derivatives/metabolites have so many benefits, yet many people have been fearmongered of some “side effects” that aspirin is thought to cause. In this article series I’m reviewing those side effects, look at the evidence and see if it’s real or not. I’ll be addressing: Intestinal bleeding and bleeding risk in general … Continue reading Is aspirin really harmful to the gut (bleeding risk)?
Fructose is the most evil monosaccharide there is according to most nutritionists out there. One of the main reasons why is because it’s thought to deplete ATP. Glucose is thought to enter a cell on an insulin-dependent mechanism (GLUT4), whereas fructose doesn’t require insulin to enter a cell (GLUT2 and GLUT5). Here’s what you’ll hear … Continue reading Fructose series part 1: fructose depletes ATP?
Elevated prolactin is such a common issue and it could be rather difficult to lower it or keep it low. Part of the struggles to lower prolactin, is to increase dopamine. But increasing dopamine is the easy part. Restoring the dopamine system is the hard part. The most common way to lower prolactin is to … Continue reading 8 uncommon herbs that lower prolactin and restore dopaminergic neurotransmission
Optimal transit time is essential for optimal health. Slow transit time can lead to enhanced toxic bacterial byproducts, such as ammonia, endotoxins, acetate, etc., and create oxidative stress, cellular and neurological damage, which leads to an overactive immune system and ultimately, autoimmune issues. Speeding up transit time can help to prevent and reduce many of … Continue reading Top 6 Anti-Constipation Foods (#1 is a must eat)
Let’s start from the top. Testosterone synthesis begins in the hypothalamus, then the pituitary and then the testes. GnRH -> LH -> testosterone synthesis. However, some compounds can actually increase testosterone synthesis without affecting LH levels or sensitivity. In this article I want to cover a variety of compounds that can increase testosterone, either by … Continue reading 7 Uncommon Testosterone Boosting Supplements you need to try out
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