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...

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...

How to Reduce Bloat Naturally

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By Madelyn Moon, author of The Perfection Myth Abs are where it’s at these days, right? Everywhere you look, left and right, there are headlines for the “Top 10 Flat Tummy Foods” or my personal favorite, the “Never Eat These 5 Foods if You Want Abs” posts. It seems to be a really hot topic as society continues to induce more and more unrealistic pressures on people to lean out. Unfortunately,...

Health Brainwashing

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By Joey Lott Here’s a story demonstrating health brainwashing that I hear or read time and time again. Undoubtedly you’ll recognize this story as well. Pat Smith feels unwell and can’t figure out what to do about it. Pat goes to healthcare professionals and gets tests done and gets a whole bunch of different diagnoses over the years. Sooner or later, Pat learns about some (restrictive) dietary...
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