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Lipids and Cortisol

Discussion in 'The Epi-Paleo Diet' started by Ricardo, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    R.R. .... you are getting quite good at spelling! very impressive you are ...

    I meant - what do you eat the rest of the day????? altho - if you want to give me a detailed itinerary that is okay too...cool!

    I am, more and more under the impression that quite low carb is very okay .... my take anyway.

    so ... high fat, medium protein and low carb. Maybe JK will talk more about this during the optimal reset. Are you joining in?

    For breakfast ... could you have coconut milk, fresh eggs and some spinach and MCT oil? Jack talks somewhere about a smoothie he has sometimes. Do you use protein powder?

    You do have great icewine there! I have very fond memories! we used to know the guy that owned inniskillin winery.

    Have you read the stuff that Dave Asprey has written about olive oils?

    sorry about all the questions ... feel free to ignore me.......
  2. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    R.R. .... you have like minded friends??? how lucky are you! My friends think I am nuts...

    It sounds like a magnetico would be good for you?

    I suppose it is too cold there to run around outside naked?
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2014
  3. Ricardo

    Ricardo New Member


    How do I join the optimal reset ? Sounds like a good plan.

    Inniskillin is the cadillac. Its my favorite. I brought several bottles to a wedding in NYC last summer. It was for the wedding guests.. I don't drink much.

    I had a 32 ounce bottle of MCT oil delivered to where I would be staying in NYC. That sounds fanatical, I know. Its my fuel of choice.. what can I say ?

    Interesting, yes, after reading your mention of it, I looked up EVOO discussions on Dave's web forum. I think I have a good EVOO.. you never know though. Mine is from a single estate biodynamic farming organization in Greece. The fancy description helps me to feel better about shelling out the extra chillies for it. lol

    Oh yes.. its too cold to be outside running around naked. Besides I live in a city now, I think explaining to the police that I was doing CT wouldn't be easy.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2014
  4. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    you are a coward too I see......

    Having MCT oil delivered to NYC - I have done way, way, way crazier things than that .... you gotta keep up R.R.

    For the optimal reset ... Go to the home page - there is a yellow banner at the top - register there.

    This is "Lucy" signing off - I will try my best not to ask you any more questions for a little while....... but my curiosity might get the better of me. I guess I shouldn't make promises that I can't keep!
  5. Ricardo

    Ricardo New Member

    " Lucy, how come you are so quiet ? "

    Caroline thank you for the infos. I am interested in joining the Optimal Reset.

    I'm kinda swamped with work these days and will come by as time permits. We have, among my friends, more or less divided the follow up on some important subjects such as food additives and the reliability of our food sources. At least this way we can get better information with less time invested.

    Here in Quebec we often rent church basements at Christmas time for family reunions. Its been unsettling to hear in recent years who has cancer and who has Alzheimer or other diseases. It seems like more and more people are getting sick, more-so than in previous years. The statistics are not promising, especially for some diseases. We are looking for answers.

    I like that the approach of people like Dr Beliveau and Dr Kruse is upbeat. After all, it should be fun and interesting to look after one's health and enjoy intelligent food and lifestyle choices.

    Unfortunately, there is a lot of erroneous and questionable information even within the health movement. Personally, I look for some scientific basis when that is possible. In addition, what may make sense for one person, may not for another because of biological diversity.

    At the end of the day, each of us has to determine what works best, what moves us toward homeostasis and what level of ketosis is optimal at any given time.

    I think its best not to jolt the body, not to go too quickly. Steady progress is preferable and trumps occasional train wrecks from trying to go too fast.

    I have a friend who works in medical equipment who told me "We are all athletes." Interesting thought, isn't it ?

    Be well,

    PS Please tell me what you did that was so fanatical: I'm trying to get up to speed.

    PPS About protein powders.. I don't use them. Some amino acids can be converted to glucose. I prioritize ketones as fuel and less glucose is better for what my objectives are. I know its a trend to consume protein shakes: I see guys in gyms walking around with their protein shakes. I also know that some of them are taking protein shakes every 3 hours to promote anabolism. The kidneys are not meant to function that way. I suspect they are doing themselves more harm than good.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2014
  6. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    Ricky ...... Lucy here.... I really, really hope you registered for the 90 day optimal reset. It was really great. There was so much information that would be very valuable to you. Dr. K. talked for 3 hours.

    If you didn't get a chance to register I am sure you still could - and the webinar will be available for 24 hours.

    You know I wouldn't give you a bum steer .... don't you? should that be stear?

    You can always trust someone that loves icewine .... and I love Lucy ...That is how my mind works anyway!

    Did you know that a Canadian female made it into the semi finals for the Aussie open? tennis - if you aren't up to speed :)

    you can be such hard work sometimes ....
  7. Ricardo

    Ricardo New Member


    I registered for the 90 day optimal reset yesterday. I received an email with some preliminary info and a few Facebook resources.

    I'm on-board and ready to rumble ! ..............:cool:

    ( Getting up to speed can be so much fun ! )
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2014
  8. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    I do like your style......:cool:

    Ricky - did you get a link to the replay? I really don't want you to miss this. Lucy knows best! well - the odd time I get lucky.....;)
  9. Ricardo

    Ricardo New Member

    Thank you for 'splaining that to me Lucy.

    Now I got the link and I'm listening to the replay.

    Hello Fred, you and Ethel should come over and listen to this.

    Lucy....whats that you are putting on my head ?

    :cool:..<---onboard.. quite concerned about the shampoo though
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2014
  10. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    Ricky - I really don't remember that episode .... are you playing with me?????

    Glad you got the link - all is well with the world ... at least for a little while - until I have to straighten you out again :cool:

    I am trying to remember the craziest thing I have ever done .... it is a really long list ...I was lucky enough to have a DH who was very empowering and 150% supportive and thought every crazy thing I ever did was just fine by him....more than fine actually :)

    Lucy signing of ....can't wait to hear what you think of the webinar....

    I am bummed - I can't get it to replay! you will have to give me a blow by blow.....
  11. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    I would never use faulty shampoo ... my hair is too important to me ... so I would assume that yours is too...

    But - I am onboard for anything else - I think
  12. Ricardo

    Ricardo New Member

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  13. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    Thanks Ricky - that is so hilarious! Simple things amuse simple minds I guess.....

    The Canadian young woman lost to China btw ....in case you are interested?
  14. Ricardo

    Ricardo New Member

    Hello Caroline,

    Interested yes.. but I just don't have time to follow the news.

    I wondered if its all that important to follow the news: I asked a friend who teaches at a local university and he said he only reads the "Toronto Globe". So I only get a little (at best) international and national news from the newspaper.

    I am always amazed at how the presence of ketones manifests itself in the human body.
    They work at the cellular level and so a lot of good things can happen.

    A women who is the wife of a friend tried some MCT oil: 2 Tbs a day as a "preventative".
    After only 2 weeks the dark circles under her eyes ( she has had them for at least the 30 years I have known her ) disappeared !
    Well, needless to say she is thrilled ! And I am thrilled for her.

    I find it interesting to observe how electron rich fats can accelerate healing. I have seen people try this and that to resolve various issues. Things really start to turn around when they go with electron rich fats and eliminate bad fats.

    Maintaining a negatively charged outer membrane is the basis of health for our cells. Nothing achieves this better than electron rich fats.

    What I am very interested in these days is how the various good fats "play out " in my biology.

    Do you remember the Canadian lipid specialist Udo ?
    He wrote "Fats that Heal and Fats that Kill". He also has tried various good fats and noted how they "play out" in his biology. I'm keeping notes.

    I am looking into grounding. It makes sense: the earth is a tremendous electron donor. As a kid I would observe how farm livestock would lay down on muddy areas to get better when they were sick or injured. Their instinct guided them. I thought it was the mineral content of the mud, however the mud might have acted as a better electron conductor.

    If you didn't get to hear the 3 hour presentation by Dr Kruse it could be because of a shockwave flash problem on your PC. I'm not up on PC tech however it is explained on the net. It was a worthwhile presentation. I look forward to hearing more.

    Be well,
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2014
  15. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    Thanks Ricky for all your insights - much appreciated! more episodes of "Lucy" would not go amiss as well!

    I have a dear friend whose DH has just been diagnosed with Dementia .... he hasn't been well for years - prostrate cancer etc.

    What do you think I should recommend? I did talk to her about coconut oil ....I have to go back and read your earlier posts. MCT oil would be better .... I suggested making him a smoothie using coconut cream and MCT oil and a banana and a bit of frozen raspberries .... any other suggestions?

    You seem like a very busy guy ..... I don't do newspapers any more either - I used to get too wrapped up in all of it.
  16. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    You didn't say - was the webinar useful for you? I finally got it working.
    or did you already have a handle on all that stuff?

    Does MCT oil work for wrinkles????

    Your friend's wife - did she apply it topically?

    Have you tried the super octane one yet?

    There I go with all the questions again ...sorry, sorry, sorry ....

    maybe you need to get a restraining order?
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2014
  17. Ricardo

    Ricardo New Member

    Super suggestion !

    MCT may be able to produce sufficient ketones to improve cognitive function in the Alzheimer brain. That insight has been around since the year 2000.

    The knowledge that ketones could reduce the cerebral infarction in brain injury was already part of the body of knowledge at that time. Many other benefits have since been attributed to ketones.

    Consider this : ketones, even at low levels, can increase cerebral blood flow by approximately 39% !

    Ketones drive the production of ATP better than other alternative sources of fuels.

    So, yes, coconut oil and mct oil should be added to your friend's husband's diet. In addition, getting at least 2 dosages a day would be better.

    As we age, there is a shift in the types of fuel used by the brain.

    When we are young it is 100:1 glucose to alternative fuels.
    As we get older it becomes.... 29:1.
    Those numbers radically change in the Alzheimer brain.... 2:1.

    From these statistics it becomes clear that as we age we should access more ketones from dietary sources and strategies.

    I think its great that you are suggesting quality ketogenic agents for your friend's husband ! <----Lucy knows best !

    Be well,

    Last edited: Jan 23, 2014
  18. Ricardo

    Ricardo New Member

    I liked the webinar. Dr Kruse brings a lot of depth and understanding to the choice of dietary strategies.

    Dr Kruse talked about the Epi-PaleoRX pyramid. I took notes, however a visual would be nice.

    While viewing the kitchen video, I noticed that he recommends coconut manna. I will order some next week.

    Its all good.

    Glad you got it working.
  19. Ricardo

    Ricardo New Member

    For wrinkles.. hmm .. dunno to be honest.

    I would only use coconut oil ( and not MCT ) on skin. Its a great moisturizer : excellent during our cold dry winter season.

    She didn't use MCT topically. The dark circles under her eyes vanished after only 2 weeks consumption of MCT. She had those dark circles under her eyes for at least 30 years.

    Haven't tried the high octane yet.

    A restraining order ? lol... sounds like your energy levels are max.

    Be well,
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2014
  20. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    Ricky - beware of coconut manna .... it is very addicting.

    Lucy signing off - I will try not to ask you any more questions today! But - I may have to double up tomorrow :)

    I am going to the Opera House tonite to see a live music and film presentation of a classic surfing movie.

    Lucy does know best.... I am giving you the nite off! Have a great evening - you deserve a rest from me....

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