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Haha… yes. I have big respect for Ray Peat, but I don’t think he has all the answers. He makes progesterone, pregnenolone, and thyroid sound like miracle cures, but I bought the very ones he recommends, and they didn’t do anything for me or my menopausal mother. The way he talks, you’d think you should avoid serotonin like the plague. I believe there are many people who are better off in a high-serotonin state. (I’ve tried many of the anti-serotonin and CO2-raising drugs he’s suggested. They were terrible.)

That said, you shouldn’t take pot-shots at Ray Peat. He may look a little old and sound weak, but that’s probably because he’s been sickly his whole life (as is what often drives people to research health at an early age). And he doesn’t profess to know the answers. I just think he’s arguing a side of a story that no one else argues. Yes, if you follow his advice to the letter, you’ll end up with a diet like Danny Roddy’s. But maybe Peat doesn’t advocate that, and maybe that’s why he doesn’t support Danny Roddy.

Ultimately his articles are fascinating and mind-opening like few others are. We can’t get mad if they only end with suggestions and not conclusions.