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  1. If it helps you eat healthier food, save on buying daily or save on cooking daily then whatever damage it causes (which I don't believe it does as everyone uses it so we would know by mow) is worth it. For people who don't know how to cook it is the only way to still make something warm other than getting takeaways
  2. @Ulax as said by everyone above the causes could be numerous. From the most obvious to the most complex I have a client who for 4 months responded to nothing we did. Then i put him experimentally on 100% vegan diet and his symptoms (including symptoms of autoimmune inflammation of his spine) literally diseapeared overnight as well as fatigue and brain fog). You have to investigate deeper on all levels starting from the surface. Go to doctor's and get a full blood count done. That could give you some indication where to start.
  3. this is so interesting! This has definitely been my experience growing up and significant hair loss has occurred between the age 12-18. I've never heard about this theory before. It would match the experience of many other young men I knew where I grew up as masculinity repression was quite common. As hard to believe as it is, perhaps having your masculine core harmed could even impact your hormonal levels. As long as it is true, which we don't know but it is certainly something worth entertaining.
  4. I've been thinking more about this lately. Is it really the "processed" bit? Or is it the fact that we simply overconsume because they are hyper-palatable? If we assume that the processing itself is the problem, it would indicate that there is something in the wholefood that isn't in the processed food which makes it somewhat bad. But then dark chocolate and tofu are ultra-processed foods and I'd argue that both are health-promoting. Same for let's say chickpea pasta, tomato puree, pumpkin puree, baba ganoush, or even a wholegrain tortilla. I think the real issue is: high sodium content (although this is being reduced across the board, at least in EU) high palatability which drives overconsumption and that leads to weight gain and weight gain leads to increased chronic disease risk low volume (occupies less space in the stomach and high caloric content per 100 grams of a portion
  5. that could be a possible indication of mould but it could also be sensitivity to other allergens such as dust or even something you eat. How is your breathing? Do you get chest tightness towards the end of the day or when you lay down? Do you experience any wheezing? pretty much, yes. In general, do you feel better when you go outside of your home for a few days?
  6. I doubt we have a reliable testing method or any standardisation although, of course, you will be sold on all sorts of tests, especially by people who gain a commission by sending their clients for overpriced tests with little evidence. Mould may be one of those where your nose and eyes will tell you more than the urine test. Check in places where you usually wouldn't. Mould often triggers allergic symptoms and wheeziness & chest tightness before the mental fog kicks in. So if you have unexplained allergic reactions to nothing, in particular, mould may be a potential cause. It is also a good idea to check the whole house for stuffy smell and if so, hiring a mould removal service. But it is equally possible that no allergic reaction will occur. Owning a HEPA filter that can filter mould can be a great investment. Or wear a high-quality respirator. Heating appears to reduce the spread while wetness and cold increase it. All in all the first step is to move away from the mouldy place (if you rent) or have it cleaned if it is your own house, which will make up for rapid and significant improvement. Other than that the research is shit so I would focus on things like high-fibre diet, activities that induce sweating (sauna, exercise), good hydration, reduction of foods that can have high aflatoxin content and spending more time outside. Going easy on liver-demanding activities like alcohol is a good idea too. Perhaps taking some multi may help. Any expensive "detox cure" will be experimentation by the practitioner rather than an evidence-based decision so keep that in mind as you pay for a multitude of supplements that may have little to no value in this particular case. Mould is everywhere to a small degree, and always has been perhaps even in times when we lived in caves so this may be like hydrocarbons that we naturally developed a strong detoxification potential (here, I am just speculating). I believe this is the reason why lung cancer takes so long to build up and why pollution does not cause more damage to health than it does, because regardless of your location, chances are that for thousands of years your ancestors were breathing charred wood particles and smoke and over the millennia we got good at getting rid of it. Equally, it is also important to consider that your symptoms may have nothing to do with mould. But exhaust this are before moving on so that you know for sure.
  7. @Judy2 good question. I don't know if there is any fundamental difference other than the overconsumption. Sugar itself isn't the enemy. It's the consecutive weight gain. So if you use date sugar too much and it causes weight gain then date sugar becomes harmful. (I assume we are talking about extracted sugar, not the actual dates) I'd assume people using date sugar already having a pre existing awareness and using it sporadically where a typical user of sucrose will often overconsume due to lack of health awareness..so that may skew the results. But whether there is something in date sugar that isn't in regular one? No idea, maybe.
  8. What's your additional requirement? Could you just up your dietary intake?
  9. @aurum he is right, it is not the LDL per se. As in high serum LDL somehow clogs veins. The mechanisms of ApoB is that it irreversibly binds to a structure called Proteoglycans located in an area called tunica intima inside the artery. This basically raises an alarm bell and your immune cells start getting inside as well and as it gobbles up the LDLs it starts turning into fat gorged cell called foam cell. As the foam cell grows, it cannot get out anymore and just accumulates inside the artery. With more ApoB getting in and more Foam cells being formed, an atheroma starts forming, bulging like an erect dick under tight trousers, causing a gradual obstacle in the artery. Alongside that inflammation is now spreading, more cells getting in and accumulating in a graveyard that triggers atherogenesis, the hallmark of heart disease (this is a hyper simplified explanation). The LDL is a proxy for ApoB potential. Like of you have more cars on a highway the odds of collision are higher. I don't exactly know if all LDL contains ApoB. Tom Dayspring probably (an actual board certified lipidologist) has a video on that somewhere. Btw Paul has been called out for his stuff by lipidologists and he notoriously rejects debates with people who he knows would crush him in 5 minutes like Nick Hieber or Avi Bitterman. Worth checking out Gil Carvalho's take as well. These are the nerds who actually contact reseachers to correct data in pre reviewed studies. Paul is a populist and a quack who is connected with Liver King in a business venture selling shit supplements to insecure young men. If you wanna go a step further, check the review of Carnivore Code on Redpenreviews. Scientific accuracy is like 30%. Thanks for sharing the Peter Attila's video, I haven't listened to that one but had it shared by multiple people. The podcast with Layne Norton was pretty good as well. I'm not against red meat in some sort of religious zealotry. Small amounts are probably fine. I just don't like the selfish and hyenic way the data is being manipulated for the sake of profit.
  10. @aurum i was mainly reacting to the claim that "tons" of it are beneficial. The study you linked does actually show strong association with stroke and borderline association with diabetes (with trend towards harm although the confidence intervals do not fully cross 0 mark ) even for red meat although CHD was non significant. Also this is an old study superceded by newer evidence sich as Hooper 2020. I agree with you that we need to look at the bigger picture. For example in certain cultures whereas malnutrition is common, consumption of some red meat reduces premature mortality and heart disease linked to poor nutrition and malnutrition. That's a well documented thing. We have to look at each of these systematic reviews individually and break them apart. * What's the average consumption across population of each cohort? * What's the average BMI, Age etc * How much saturated fats do they consume per week on average? Is that average enough to cross the threshold effect? In American and European studies those outcomes often show harmful associations because red meat is frequently consumed alongside a hypercaloric diets and if replaced by things like polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates it will probably show benefits The thing with red meat might he the high content of saturated fats and ApoB containing lipoproteins that accelerate atherogenesis.l (this is a pathophysiology of heart disease) At lower thresholds, <30g, saturated fats do not have this effect it seems and many systematic reviews pool low exposure and high exposure studies together, effectively diluting the data. Not to mention lot of people fry red meat on saturated fats like butter and coconut effectively increasing the SFA load. Considering its consumption is something more of a luxury rather than the necessity in developed countries , and also considering that the association is probably neutral at best and probably harmful at worst, it may just not be worth the risk. Anyone who eats it fairly regularly does so let's say 2-3 times a week at portions of 150-300 grams per portion, at those amounts, the statistical risk is crossing the safe dosage. But hey, to each their own. We always need to account for other things but where high saturated fats food is concerned factors like being active may not be enough to offset the damage Guess I'll leave it there
  11. Not to mention the carnivores on Twitter coming down with 300+ LDL and requiring bypasses 😄 The damage to the human health and premature shortage of human life that quacks like Paul Saladino and Shawn Baker are causing may one day result in criminal persecution, it probably should because the evidence is there to prove it. Red meat is one of the very few foods where the link to chronic disease is so strong that it is probably causative.
  12. Hey, It is hard to answer that question without knowing more about your lifestyle, diet etc. What heart medication were you prescribed? I assume this wasn't for hypertension or hyperlipidemia in your age. And what brain medication? What sort of underlining health problems are you facing right now? At your age most of those symptoms may disappear with some dietary optimization. I've seen that happen over and over. Are you still a vegan? What does your diet look like now?
  13. @Jannes look, you don't need them. I assume you are a healthy dude with low sugar diet. You are not the core group of this discussion. But for people who are at lifetime risk of diabetes due to drinking sugar and bring unable to unwire his habit, this basically helps reduce that and reduce the risk of diabetes -related complications such as blindness, kidney failure and gangrene. The costs of managing diabetes are absolutely astronomical to the health services so if getting a bit of ADD while having less gangrene helps, this is a trade-off worth doing. This is a public health discussion not how to optimize health of the 0.2% of health freaks like you and i. I don't think sweeteners are something that healthy people caring about longevity need, in fact you should not need to sweeten your liquids in any way. But again, this stuff is not something you should even need to cocern yourself about if you are health nut Does that make sense?
  14. There doesn't appear to be a difference in terms of health outcomes. Although we have significantly less research on things like Stevia compared to aspartame or xylitol but overall where metabolic health is concerned , artificial sweeteners (for people having hard time giving up sugar sweetened beverages) lead to less obesity, less diabetes and less cardiovascular disease. That being said if you don't need sugar you won't benefit from using them obviously 😄 The microbiome bit might be a concern but so far we have extremely poor evidence for that as it is notoriously difficult to test micriobiome adaptation in clinical trials. Losing weight is often associated with improved microbiome profile so for all we know, using them instead of sugar might even benefit microbiome since using them could be a proxy to also eating a slightly better diet. But overall from high altitude perspective where benefits vs costs are compared, artificial sweeteners are beneficial for people who would otherwise consume excessive amount of sugar and get fatter. Having high BMI is the major concerns here
  15. ^ 9/10 times I've seen it used exactly like this. 1/10 the person was actually onto something
  16. Could you get a job utilising your art skills? Are we talking digital arts or more traditional forms of an art? If you're looking to get into that sector, then having something like that could indeed increase your odds of scoring a better job.
  17. Polish your LinkedIn profile, and start making connections and introductions, get some endorsements and then start applying for job offers. You can even pay for the "job seeker" badge to appear on the top of recruitment queues and to tell recruitment managers that you are available. If you have someone who could refer you for a position that always helps. Of course you need to have some skills you can offer, depending on the type of work you are looking for but if you know how to do the basic admin, you can get employed by many businesses. Do you have some form of university education?
  18. yeah a lot of people I spoke to are hesitant to book a PT. Sometimes the price might be the cause, other times maybe it is just being awkward around another person or thinking it is not needed. Either way, where injury prevention goes, a good PT is worth every dollar/euro/pound. I see an unfortunate amount of poor techniques, especially among young guys who value the ability to lift heavy over maintaining a good form and preserving joint health into later life.
  19. thinking one is higher than one really is and then ignoring all the essential steps that need to be incorporated to actually get there such as personal development, finances, career, health etc - seems fairly common on the forum but in many similar communities.
  20. Contaminated samples maybe if purchased from an unverified source?
  21. @something_else you could just hire a PT (personal trainer). All gyms hire internal PTs or contractors who can be hired by the customers for a single session or via a package pre-purchase of X -number of sessions. Choose a gym in your area Go in, ask to get a tour around the place to see if you like it Ask about possibility & price of hiring a PT Get 2-4 sessions with a PT, ask them to create a workout routine for you based on your goals (strength, stamina, weight loss, weight gain etc) Once you are set, carry on yourself
  22. How do you feel about the content of the lecture? If it is boring, it is pretty normal to have difficulty focusing. Dunno if I'd be taking cns stimulants for that purpose as you'll then have to take it regularly for the foreseeable future
  23. To a degree, yes. I recently finished Max Hasting's - All Hell Let Loose, which is basically a biography of WW2 and he spends a lot of time describing the socio-economic aspects and the attitude of German population towards war. Not all were against and not all were just following orders. A significant part of the population believed they were doing a greater good, were the pro-holocaust and pro-final solution although perhaps they were not aware of how that was conducted and the magnitude of that ethnic cleansing. Not to mention there was general eagerness among German youth to join Wehrmacht, especially during the preparation of Barbarossa. Brainwashing was pretty significant but from the way he described it, many followed orders more than willingly. Perhaps not at the end anymore when the red army was re-taking Europe and once the tide has changed for the German army but definitely so in the early stages. Same for the Japanese in the war, the eagerness to commit one's life for a cause went beyond what ordinary men following orders (such as the Allied armies) were willing to do. The Japanese insane banzai charge at the island of Saipan was a demonstration of that.
  24. @kray i meant ww2 😊 as that's what most war movies are about.
  25. ooo I heard good things about it. 1917 was awesome, but this seems to score much higher. A lot of war movies from Hollywood are just dumb and over-glorifying the American contribution to WW2 or overly focusing on heroism and usually completely disconnected from how the reality was for men on the front. Curious if this will be different. Not a lot of good WW1 movies out there.