Sunday, 14 February 2016

Brain food



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  1. Isn't the fish high in protein? How would you keep protein down to 15% of macros eating fish which is about 50% protein.

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    1. Yes, I try to limit intake so I will not eat the whole fish at once. I feel may is also important to note that the fish is significantly less insulinogenic per gram when compared to red meat and other sources of animal protein. The DHA content is also a huge benefit of fish over other protein sources however I do make sure to balance of my omega 3 and 6 ratio by having more fish oil supplements rather than through fish alone as fish is high in glutamine which astrocytoma brain cancers typically love in a similar way to glucose, if not more in some tumours. This is a very good question, I hope I have been able to answer it adequately. I'm always learning new things.

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  2. I just saw your fascinating interview on Primal Edge Health. Here in Sacramento California it has been easy to raise Black Soldier Fly Larvae. Do you know if the nutritional profile would change if I blended them up and dehydrated them? Are they high in fat?

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    1. Thanks. I do think it would change the nutritional profile as they would have a less favourable fatty acid profile. You would still have all the other benefits though of course! I think because they live in compost they would be very nutrient dense even if dried but the beautiful insect oils would be lost I believe! It's difficult because they are so small and you need so many of them.

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  3. Sup bro. Great blog. I've read elsewhere that omega 3 eggs are usually...less than ideal, as the ratio they achieve is usually via supplementation with shitty foods. I got that info from Dave Asprey though so obviously it should be taken with a grain of salt, and I'm sure it varies between the brands of eggs. I definitely notice that naturally, eggs seem to have an unfavorable ratio of omega 3:6. My diet sometimes contains a lot of egg yolks mixed with butter, and I can feel that might be a little too much PUFA. However, eating a lot of fish would obviously push this balance back in a favorable direction. It's interesting because Japan is one of the highest countries in both fish and egg consumption, and in the top 3 countries for longevity I think. They eat white rice, but their overall average calorie consumption is almost half that of the U.S., and they eat very little sugar. They seem to have pretty low dairy consumption, speaking of which...

    I also think you are one of the only people who has noticed the potentially problematic nature of dairy, even with butter, as it all contains highly insulinogenic CHO and Protein, even if it is tiny amounts. Very high SFA [cream,butter] combined with insulin spiking CHO/PRO seems like a potential recipe for disaster. I've looked around at a lot of cultures that consume large amounts of dairy, and the Tibetans, who drink a LOT of butter tea every day, actually use ghee from their local yaks as "butter", so it isn't really butter per se.

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  4. Sup bro. Great blog. I've read elsewhere that omega 3 eggs are usually...less than ideal, as the ratio they achieve is usually via supplementation with shitty foods. I got that info from Dave Asprey though so obviously it should be taken with a grain of salt, and I'm sure it varies between the brands of eggs. I definitely notice that naturally, eggs seem to have an unfavorable ratio of omega 3:6. My diet sometimes contains a lot of egg yolks mixed with butter, and I can feel that might be a little too much PUFA. However, eating a lot of fish would obviously push this balance back in a favorable direction. It's interesting because Japan is one of the highest countries in both fish and egg consumption, and in the top 3 countries for longevity I think. They eat white rice, but their overall average calorie consumption is almost half that of the U.S., and they eat very little sugar. They seem to have pretty low dairy consumption, speaking of which...

    I also think you are one of the only people who has noticed the potentially problematic nature of dairy, even with butter, as it all contains highly insulinogenic CHO and Protein, even if it is tiny amounts. Very high SFA [cream,butter] combined with insulin spiking CHO/PRO seems like a potential recipe for disaster. I've looked around at a lot of cultures that consume large amounts of dairy, and the Tibetans, who drink a LOT of butter tea every day, actually use ghee from their local yaks as "butter", so it isn't really butter per se.

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