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  1. Twohandsondeck

    Bar Of Chocolate Brings Man Back To Life (anemia Symptom Reversal?)

    Hey guys, In my head this is a 1+1=2 anecdote, but it requires a few sentences of context. Summarized conclusion: about 450 calories of 100% dark chocolate reversed symptoms of fatigue and lack of motivation. ___________ For the last few weeks, something like 80% of my calories have come from...
  2. Twohandsondeck

    Cocoa Or Pre-treated Cacao For Benefit?

    Chocolate is a seed, so it digests better when we prepare it somehow. There was a time when I ate at least a pound of raw cacao a day when I tried vegetarian-keto, but I soon ran into problems digesting it. Knowing what I know now about the nature of seeds, I believe they definitely need to be...
  3. milk_lover

    Cocoa Has Antiallergic Properties

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26601599 "Previous studies have demonstrated that cocoa intake decreased Th2 immune-related antibodies in rats. In consequence, we aimed to study in depth this cocoa action, particularly assessing its effect on a rat model of food allergy (FA) and also on an...
  4. J

    Cocoa alkali processing

    Just thought I'd post my deduction based on a Peatarian view and the process of alkalai processing. I've been curious about this process and never saw it mentioned here or by peat. So, if you recall thispeat quote: "...The “estrogenic” and “antioxidant” polyphenolic compounds of tea are not the...
  5. haidut

    Cacoa Extends Lifespan And Keeps Dopamine High

    Ray wrote that cacao has bromocriptine, which I have not been able to verify, but there is a study that backs up his claim. http://peatarian.com/peatexchanges "...Caffeine increases your metabolic rate, so it's important to take it with food, including enough sugar. Coffee and cocoa are very...
  6. F

    Do coffee and cacao reduce the absorption of all the mineral

    I wonder how do coffee and cacao reduce iron absorption, is it selectively just targeting iron or is it reducing absorption of all minerals like zinc or selenium?