Wednesday, January 30, 2013

mind porn

Self-loathing is beating ourselves up, a form of self abuse that there is a logical, reasoned, treatment for. First, it is my first time through life, so I can expect to make mistakes. Second, it is not the event, but my thinking about the event, that causes me these concerns. I can change my thinking.

I have power over only my will. I may have some influence over my thinking and actions, but not control or power. All else is beyond my power and control; it is none of my concern. What you do, think, do not do or say is none my concern, none of my business. That are your issues. Is what I am self-loathing over in my power or influence or none of my concern?

The mind is composed of a number of parts that communicate with each-other. The memory or knowledge; ego, a construction of mind, and the reasoning part and consciousness are separate parts. We may be doing what we think is our best action, and someone takes offence. That is their problem. We need to get along to survive, be part of a community, but also have a bit of space. We have too dense of population here, that is all there is to it. This planet cannot support the beautiful too many. Nature will decide who dies off and who remains. Oh, well, shit happens.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Thought of the day

Train myself to give up... sugar... grain... omega 6 oils...etc.

How long can I live on eggs, beef (grill or George Foreman), and greens?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

cephalic hyperinsulinemia

Is there such a thing as cephalic hyperinsulinemia?

Hyperinsulinemia is too much insulin, usually related to insulin resistance, but is there any need to associate it with insulin resistance or is just a diet high in carbohydrates enough?

Insulin is released in three phases, cephalic, postprandial, and basial. So what would be the symptoms of cephalic hyperinsulinema? Hunger at the site of food... the physiological part of tempation? Quick to hunger, always ready to eat, overweight likely. Sounds like me.

When I asked my GP, he said, perhaps, but we have no treatment, therefore it is not a recognised condition. WHF. I have not been back, but then I am now low carb.

High insulin shut off the release of fat, and soaks up any free glucose, so that craving type of hunger occurs. It is the worst type of hunger, the hardest to resist. Coconut oil helps. Instant ketones, we cannot store MCT. Instant energy.

Jimmy / Steven Gundry

Jimmy via Steven Gundry have provide a wonderful summary of good diet guidelines, so I have copied it here for my reference.  

That’s why we’re so pleased to welcome a bona fide expert in this area who knows just a thing or two on differentiating between the outstanding good fats and the truly bad fats. His name is Dr. Steven Gundry and he is one of the top heart surgeons and researchers in the world. But his real passion is in helping people stay off of his operating room table through the healthy nutritional principles he shares in his book Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You and Your Waistline (listen to my two-part “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” interview with Dr. Gundry about his book inEpisode 179 and Episode 180). He joined us for an instant classic podcast conversation inEPISODE 34 on the topic “High-Fat Diets: Good vs. Bad” that aired LIVE on January 17, 2013.
Listen to Dr. Steven Gundry discuss the good and bad fats:

  • Mainstream MDs taught that high-fat lead to heart disease
  • They’ve been told plant-based fats are better for people
  • But “we got it wrong” and grain-based PUFAs horrible
  • Humans were not intended to eat grain or grass-like products
  • The wrong experimental model was taught and still taught
  • Polyunsaturated fats from seeds and grains are “disastrous”
  • Good PUFAs are end products DHA and EPA in omega-3 fats
  • Your brain uses DHA and EPA to function very well
  • Our brain is 70% fat, so you are indeed a “fat head”
  • Our brain is equal proportion DHA and arachodonic acid
  • DHA is in the fats of fish and shellfish primarily
  • We have larger brains today because ancestors shore-based
  • You build a big brain by getting the right kinds of fat
  • The only large-brained animals are humans, dolphins, whales
  • All of these are “aquatic animals” including humans
  • Arachodonic acid comes from pastured eggs with a good diet
  • Don’t use factory farms eggs–”they are poison!”
  • Organ meats like liver gives you good arachodonic acid, too
  • It helps you make LESS inflammatory hormones
  • The shocking experiment of arachodonic acid on athletes
  • Why most omega-6 fats are bad news to be consuming
  • MCT oil and coconut oil help improve your “gut buddies”
  • Bugs living in intestines hitch a ride on saturated fat
  • Long-chain saturated fats allow these bugs into bloodstream
  • Medium chain and short chain saturated fats act differently
  • They do not allow the bacterial particles to be absorbed
  • MCT oil, coconut oil and butter are different saturated fat
  • These should not be lumped into the “evil saturated fats”
  • Lard is also a pretty good saturated fat to be consuming
  • Goat milk and goat milk products mimics human milk for MCTs
  • Goat yogurt is an excellent food his patients are consuming
  • Monounsaturated fats come from olive oil and avocados
  • These fats are “fairly neutral” as a fat in the body
  • Polyphenols are a compound that is protective to the body
  • Study drinking a liter of olive oil weekly for polyphenols
  • He and his wife go through about a liter between them weekly
  • Italians say the purpose of food is to eat more olive oil
  • Almost all trans fats are locked together for long chain
  • “Partially hydrogenated” a lethal long-chain saturated fat
  • The sneaky way manufacturers attempt to describe ingredients
  • If you have gluten sensitivity, never do American dairy
  • Raw milk products from France, Italy, Switzerland fine
  • Casein is the big culprit in the American dairy
  • Stearic acid is not going to harm your cholesterol levels
  • This also happens to be the fat in high dark chocolate
  • People with heart disease history need an ApoE genotype test
  • If you carry 3/4 or 4/4 gene, animal fats are not good
  • Plant fats and shellfish are “great for you”
  • About 20% of people have this genotype and need special diet
  • Most people who won’t give up carbs want their grains
  • The grains in your diet are “the killers” and addictive
  • Saturated fat with grains puts a “sword through your heart”
  • The Kitivans don’t eat any grain or seed-based oils or carbs
  • They consume tubers, oils, fish and “smoke like fiends”
  • Their diet is 50-60% carbohydrates but the rest is good fat
  • What they don’t do is consume any grains or beans at all
  • Low-carb can restore “set point to where it needs to be”
  • Some people are so addicted that they can’t ever eat them
  • It’s like telling an alcoholic to go to bar to eat peanuts
  • Get your ApoE genotype tested once since it’s a genetic test
  • ApoE is known as the “frailty gene” and 3/4 or 4/4 is worst
  • Even if you eat Paleo, these genotypes can do worse
  • Macadamia nuts are probably the best nut you can eat
  • You can absolutely overdo it on the nuts and gain weight
  • To stop losing weight, just add in more nuts to your diet
  • They will curb your appetite (walnuts actually are better)
  • Not omega-6 fats that are the culprit in thyroid disease
  • Lectins are the primary problems people have with thyroid
  • A change in your intestinal microflora happens from lectins
  • Removing lectin-containing foods will improve thyroid
  • Many Paleo eaters are already removing lectin-based foods
  • The use of sea salt instead of iodized salt may be problem
  • Epidemic of hypothyroidism because of a lack of iodine
  • Healthy Paleo eaters using just sea salt neglect iodine
  • Eat high shellfish, small fish, seaweed or even kelp
  • You’re not doing yourself a favor just using sea salt
  • The iodine is important for keeping your thyroid healthy
  • The grain-fed meats are very deficient in iodine as well
  • You either love eating seaweed or you hate it!
  • Eating properly during pregnancy is of “critical importance”
  • Women who have two children quickly will be depleted of DHA
  • The second child will not have enough DHA for development
  • This is why women have postpartum depression
  • Taking nine fish oil pills daily better than antidepressants
  • Two-thirds of the world eats white rice, not brown rice
  • The hull in the “healthy” whole grain has “the bad stuff”
  • When we added whole grains, that’s when health decline began
  • Animals can only be fattened up on whole grains and beans
  • Best way to produce heart disease in animals is wheat germ
  • Don’t tell mother-in-law you’ll be “dancing on her grave”
  • How you can explain to people that consuming fat is good
  • The Eskimos consume blubber primarily with no disease
  • If you’re exposed to American diet, they’ll eat it
  • Eskimos have 11% body fat because of their excellent diet
  • Masai in Africa eat a “ton of fat” with no heart disease
  • Average American in 1950 ate 5 eggs/day and lots of bacon
  • Watch out for expeller-pressed oils with “organic” warning
  • “All-natural” should make you screaming other direction
  • It’s totally legal to put arsenic in chicken feed
  • It’s organic and they don’t have to reveal on label
  • This is yet another reason I’m not eating chicken much
  • It could be the “scariest Frankenfood ever devised”
  • Unless you know the farmer and ask him key questions
  • Chicken is a “modern food” and rise in obesity correlates
  • Steer clear of the 99% fat free chicken breasts sold
  • What the proper amounts of fats are on a ketogenic diet
  • Overweight, insulin resistant patients can’t get in ketotis
  • This is why MCT and coconut oil helps people early on
  • Mixing MCT oil with olive oil and for sautéing your food
  • Most Australian and American lamb is grain-fed now
  • Grains are how we fatten up the animals
  • Chicken livers from pastured chickens cooked in good oils
  • MCT oil only has 8 calories per gram than 9 like most fats
  • MCT oil cannot be converted to fat, used as fuel
  • MCTs are “preformed ketones” your body runs on
  • The more you eat like a gorilla, you’ll get lots of fat
  • But it produces “lots of flatulence” in you when you do
  • We have no ability to digest the cell wall of a plant
  • Get your fat in oleic acid which mimics fat in the body
  • Sardines are great and make a “burrito” out of it
  • It’s really not possible to eat too much fat
  • There’s no requirement to consume carbohydrates ever
  • It’s possible to eat too much protein in your diet
  • Too much protein is “extremely bad for longevity”
  • I had to cut back on my protein to see weight loss happen
  • We have no system for storing protein in our bodies
  • That’s why excess protein is turned into sugar (glucose)
  • This glucose is then converted into stored body fat
  • Is cold-water fish vs. warm-water fish important?
  • It comes down to the “small fish” with little mercury
  • The more small fish you can eat, the better nutrition
  • His patients with highest DHA/EPA are sardine eaters
  • ApoE 3/4 and 4/4 need to steer clear of larger fish
  • Eat up on the Alaskan and wild salmon all you want
  • Whether a whole avocado daily is a good or bad thing
  • He consumes at least a half avocado daily in his diet
  • The absorption of polyphenols allowed by avocados
  • Weight loss has been enhanced in studies with avocados
  • I eat a whole avocado every single day in my diet
  • “Do what you can do with what you’ve got wherever you are”
  • Then as soon as you can get back to it, then DO IT
  • Every restaurant has a menu with all the food they have
  • If you order off appetizer menu, you can find something
  • The top causes of gout are eating fruit and beer
  • Please DO NOT buy supermarket eggs fed corn and soybeans
  • Even “organic vegetarian” eggs have GMO feed in them
  • Get the “non-vegetarian” chicken eggs (they eat bugs)
  • Omega-3 eggs are great for giving you good nutrition
  • He puts new patients on 8-10 of these eggs daily
  • Eggs will LOWER your cholesterol levels and get healthy
  • I get a dozen pastured eggs for just $2/dozen
  • He’s so impressed with intermittent fasting
  • From January to May, he eats all calories from 6-8PM
  • He eats a “full day’s calories” in that one meal
  • Fasting was the rule rather than the exception ancestrally
  • You athletically perform better fasted than when full
  • Fasting is one of the safest ways for healthy gut flora
  • All the great religions of the world have fasting
  • I spontaneously started doing IF and eating around midday
  • I’ll go to the gym in fully-fasted state of 18-24 hours
  • No hunter-gatherer goes looking for food when they’re full
  • Ketones can give you plenty of energy in the interim
  • You only need insulin to handle carbohydrates and protein
  • Lessen carbs and protein, your BG up from gluconeogensis
  • Your blood sugar will go down if you lower these foods
  • Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) should be dropped
  • The “little brown bits” in your fry pan need to be avoided
  • Protein and sugar form these AGEs inside your body
  • Cut the sugar and moderate protein to prevent these AGEs
  • His older patients have “big black spots” on their body
  • The story about how one patient nearly wreaked his car
  • Age spots on your body are from the AGEs consumed
  • Ghee is perfectly safe because it has no casein in it
  • Ghee is clarified butter from grass-fed American cows
  • Macadamia nut oil can go rancid very quickly
  • Try not to buy raw macadamia nuts cut in half
  • It’s perfectly legal to keep chickens cooped up all day
  • Organic food is legal to have GMO chicken feed
  • As long as they were grown organically, GMO can be present
  • Soybeans are an incredibly rich source of estrogen
  • Estrogen in chicken breast exceeds birth control pill
  • Nobody ever ate these things before–drugging ourselves
  • We aren’t what we eat, but we are what we’re eating ate
  • This is all just a slick marketing of food
  • Bacon fat (lard) in cooking is perfectly fine
  • Pastured pigs are a much better source of fat to eat
  • Otherwise, he’s a delivery device for the bad fats
  • If you want to be a diabetic, eat low-fat, high-protein
  • Eating too much protein makes insulin work hard too
  • You want more ketones from a high-fat, low-carb diet
  • This will take you off insulin and medications quickly
  • American Diabetes Association is low-fat, high grain diet
  • Nuts and avocados will give you a good amount of fiber
  • This is fiber that our “gut buddies” think is dessert
  • Gut bacteria thrive on the fiber in these plant food
  • The fiber in grain cannot be utilized by our gut flora
  • Beware of “high-fiber cereals” because they’re not good
  • Africans eating fiber was tubers and plant materials
  • Whole grains fiber is not the same kind of fiber
  • “A fiber is not a fiber is not a fiber”
  • The new book he is working on releasing in late 2013
  • Common factor at work in most every autoimmune diseases
  • More we get the bad foods out, good foods in the better
  • So many improvements are happening in chronic disease
  • What I’m going to tell you is unbelievable…but true!
  • Paleo has exploded on the scene last couple of years
  • He’s pitching his book to several different publishers
  • Nuts Nuts !

    Everywhere I look, I find Nuts! The internet is full of them, for the lack of a better word. I am one some days. It is time to do a inventory of self, to see what is there, and to provide a foundation for a change in direction.

    At this point in my life I am still a bit heavy, but I am down 56 kg from my top weight. I know how damaging sugar, wheat, grains in general, omega 6 oils, exorphins, endocannabinoids, and hormones are. I know how to eat clean of these. I also know that 30 grams of carbohydrate leave me craving, but 55 works well. I can avoid hunger and cravings and maintain my weight.

    I know that this is not the complete story of obesity, there is a mental  portion... be it philosophy, psychological, social, or what ever handle you want to attach. Some of what I think is wrong, some has been corrected to better concepts, but is still producing cognitive discord. So what should I do? That is the question. Or perhaps, what direction should I go. 

    Thursday, January 17, 2013

    Change of philosophy

    Stoicism upheld the pantheistic view that the pure being of God is present in all material things. -or- However, because God is pure reason, everything happens rationally, according to a universal order.

    If god is reason, then it is conceptual, and cannot be present anywhere... so god a concept of the sum of all concepts that describe all not yet understood phenomenal. Logos, the laws of nature, are everywhere, even in ELMM, which, to be biologically correct must be ELCMM. Eat less carbs, move more. Once we get the carbs down, and fat up with reasonable protein [(height(m)) squared x 20 = grams of protein], now our weight becomes dependent on the amount of fat we eat. 

    Ah well, life is just short and then we die. It does not mater anyway, who will remember anyway. 

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    Likely Model

    All this science and the model is still not right.

    It is opinion only. My opinion is as good as there's so it should go something like this:

    Excess Carbohydrates > Liver insulin resistance > muscle cell insulin resistance > hyperinsulinema > weight gain > cravings > low FFA, ketones > uncontrolled hunger, eating > obesity > beta cell death > type 2 DM

    It does not matter, the only solution to all this is a low carb diet, to get the insulin down, and free the fat for utilization.

    Monday, January 14, 2013

    More Fat Chance

    Epicurus "It is not the events that disturb people, it is their judgement concerning them."

    On page 9, Robert lists a bunch of factors in obesity. His list is conspicuous missing personal philosophy as a major factor. Once we decided that some items are not food, the problem becomes much smaller.

    It is not the situation that causes the problem, but our judgement about the problem, that is the issue. Our personal philosophy can change,  and we can obtain some relief from problem. If we eat to sate emotions, understanding that we a control only our will and all else is someone else's problem will provide relief. Once again... personal philosophy... that have changed so much since I was young. We were grateful for a warm bed some nights, and now, to be satisfied, what do the young want? Desires, greed, is the issue. We need to let go of excess and move back to minimalism in some decant form.

    Satisfaction is success divided by expectations. If we philosophy lower our desires and expectations  we will experience satisfactions and contentment. Contentment is a virtue. Thank you.

    Saturday, January 12, 2013

    Fat Chance

    I just acquired Fat Chance. The first 80 pages are spot on. I am looking forward to the remainder. Thank you Dr. Robert Lustig.

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013

    oh really ?

    I think this should start high carbohydrate (not high fat), gets insulin flowing, and it is then about right. According to Lustig, 40% have sugar issue, 20% acellular carbohydrate processed food and the remainder are often hyperinsulinemic.

    Also insulin resistance does not happen at once, but rather liver first, and glucose overflows to the body, and then muscle insulin resistance occurs. When fat cell insulin resistance occurs you have got a problem.

    Lustig interview