Dr. Ray Peat, Ph.D
Renowned Nutritional Counselor
Note: Atom Bergstrom co-hosts this show as he is a huge fan of Dr. Peats
Ray Peat acquired his PhD from the University of Oregon with a specialization in physiology. He started his work on hormones in 1968 and wrote his dissertation in 1972 in which he outlined his ideas on progesterone and the hormones closely related to it. His main thesis is that energy and structure are interdependent at every level.
Dr. Peat digs into the history behind the EPA/DHA story, how it started and the many pitfalls of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and their contribution to Yellow Fat Disease, Lipofuscin accumulation
Warm water, low fat fish are the best choice, (and shell fish), such as Cod and Sole
Dr. Peat says Fish Oils of all stripes and Krill Oil are dangerous to consume
Conversation on grains, soaking grains and indigestible proteins
The problem with lots of raw greens are the substance on the leaves that inhibits good digestion
Cooking your salad greens is best
Detailed discussion Thyroid: Body Temperature, Adrenal gland, cortisol levels, pulse rate, warm brain
The good, the bad and ugly on Cholesterol
Dr. Peat is a big fan of Hydrogenated Coconut Oil
He also says fresh squeezed Orange Juice is a Super Food, (Super Food our words, not his)
Aneurysms connection to the kidneys and High Blood Pressure
Some interesting insights on the use of good salt
Iodine supplementation is not good for the thyroid
The quality of eggs and their PUFA content depends on the quality and the kinds of grains that are supplemented
Ray Peat’s ideal TSH is quite low compared to most “professionals” out there
How to safely cut down on thyroid medications: Vitamin D and Calcium necessary for the move
Some emails asked and answered:
Patrick and Atom have recently been discussing Dr. Emanuel Revici and his use of the Periodic Table of Elements to correct Catabolic and Anabolic imbalances within the body. Can Mr. Peat discuss how the thyroid might be an influence to those states and how supplementing with thyroid extract could possibly correct any imbalances?
PLEASE speak a few words on “pleomorphism,” that I have NEVER seen addressed by you (Ray).
1) Is it definitely valid in your opinion? [not acknowledged by mainstream, AFAIK]
Question is I have swollen wrists and knees and crooked,bumpy and rheumatoid arthritis looking. Both knees have knobs sticking out so very bizarre to me. I also have a pregnant looking belly fyi and not pregnant! The wrists and knees are about 2 yrs old now and may be from bicycle fall from grace. The belly has been about 10 yrs after I stopped an eating disorder! Go figure!
What thyroid medication do you recommend for hypothyroid?
Why is there such a scarcity of Naturethroid?
Here is what I am so confused about: many practitioners who support Dr. Peat’s idea of reducing PUFAs in favor of saturated oils, always make an amendment for people that carry APOE4 gene (like myself)… for this population, the advice is to lower the amount of saturated fats (and use more mimosa-and poly) … bcs they can’t utilize these fats properly, they become plaque in the arteries and brain (leading to Alzheimer’s or atherosclerosis).
I think simply ignoring this population while giving recommendations may be dangerous… Curious if you looked into it and what are your thoughts?
Does Ray still drink 3 quarts of MILK a day and what are the benefits of milk
Fats are fun; nothing like butter, coconut oil, etc. How about wheatgerm oil? I’ve heard it helps rebuild the myelin sheath. Is that true? What are the positive or negative effects of consuming wheatgerm oil? Is it actually made from wheat, and if so would there be concerns about the source?
Is avocado oil filled with PUFA’s as well?
Which is the best liquid oil to cook with and best oils to consume on salads besides olive oil?
Morning !! Please ask Ray what a person should do who’s had thyroid radiated
Are the cosmetic companies adding LDL, HDL, or a combination to their skin creams?
is there anyway to regrow teeth enamel?
What are the negative effects of flax seed?
So would drizzling a bit of lemon juice on a salad help to break down the anti-digestive toxins in the raw greens?
A listener also took her own notes..thinking we will include for your listening and dancing pleasure:
Ray Peat PhD on all thing Thyroid, lots of dietary insights and the dreaded PUFA’s/Fish Oils, January 24, 2019