Things I Didn’t Say Monday #2
Here are more footnotes to Monday’s show (Feb. 1, 2016).
Re: Do you think honey is a better choice than maple syrup?
I’d prefer the one with the most fructose.
As a general rule, the lighter the honey, the more fructose it contains.
As a less reliable rule, it’s the opposite with maple syrup. Darker maple syrup contains more fructose.
Maple syrup fares best in Cobalamin Tonic.
It’s supposed to be a better hormone booster, according to Swami Nitty-Gritty and others (who cite its high zinc levels).
Re: Is it good to heat honey or cook it?
A few enzymes are lost.
One source claims “nearly 200 components” are lost at 98.6° Fahrenheit, which would mean certain destruction immediately after entering a healthy stomach, which should be digesting at 101° Fahrenheit or above.
By the way, Ayurveda allows heated honey for enemas — probably for sanitary purposes.
Re: So a potato is a complete protein?
A dextrinized protein is a complete protein.
There’s more than one way to dextrinize a carbohydrate.
Ray Peat’s way is to put a potato in a blender, then cook it in a pot for forty minutes.
Vibrant Gal and I prefer baking our potatoes naked (without foil) in the oven.
Re: What’s going on at 4:00 a.m. when the body is most acid and you start to do the Buteyko-like method of breathing that puts in more carbon dioxide?
We’re young at 4:00 a.m. and old at 4:00 p.m.
Meditation elevates carbon dioxide in the blood (called “permissive hypercapnia” by doctors) without affecting oxygen levels.
Slow breathing and dreaming protect us against aging and stressing agents like estrogen, serotonin, melatonin, and nitric oxide.
Meditation is safest in a sitting-up position.
Andrew K. Fletcher is spot on — lying flat on the back is the doorway to death.