Glycine and the Immune System

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By Joel Brind So I’ve been writing for a few years now about the benefits of supplementing your diet with glycine. (Full disclosure: I’ve also been selling glycine online, cleverly disguised as a sweetener called “sweetamine®”). I got into it because my studies on nutritional biochemistry and amino acid metabolism led me to try it out myself, both on lab rats and myself. I thought it couldn’t...

My Big Fat Fabulous Life

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My summer trip ended early, and I had to spend a couple weeks in a hotel room. In hotel rooms I often find myself doing something I rarely do, which is watch television. A LOT of television. Stupid amounts. The kind of TV-watching where you only stand up to dust the potato chip crumbs off of your shirt. I would have bought a bedpan to avoid having to go to the bathroom, but I would have had to...

To Fish Oil, or Not to Fish Oil?

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The nutrition world is awash in fish oil worship. Typically, when the entire scientific community, food industry, and more are all singing the praises of an isolated substance or substances (EPA and DHA in the case of fish oil), you can be pretty sure there are some blind spots. And indeed there are. Omega 3 and Omega 6 are the two predominant types of polyunsaturated fatty acids. These fats...

Glycine Methionine Balance Revisited: A Matter of Timing

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By Joel Brind In one of my earlier posts on this blog, I discussed the largely reciprocal nature of the amino acids glycine and methionine. Specifically, too much dietary methionine depletes glycine, because your body uses up glycine in order to get rid of the excess methionine. This is a common condition these days, because the typical diet is high in methionine-rich muscle meats, but low in...

Dietary Iron: Friend or Foe?

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By Matt Stone Ray Peat talks about dietary iron being a significant negative nutritional factor. As you know, I think Ray’s a smart dude. In the past I’ve stated, “If you disagree with Ray Peat, you better be real sure. Because Ray has probably thought about it and researched it much more than you have.” Anthony Colpo has also written a 500+ page behemoth about the role...
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