If there was ever a food considered to be more medicine than food, I would think it was the raw carrot. So I thought this wonder food deserved a post. As always, I always take any critiques or criticisms from you guys seriously, so feel free if you have them. The link to the article is...
Why are raw carrots favored over baked?
According to this study, baked carrots had the most impact on bile acids.
Górecka D., Korczak J., Balcerowski E., Decyk K., 2002. Sorption of bile acids and cholesterol
by dietary fiber of carrots, cabbage and apples. EJPAU, Food Sci. Technol.
Quick question about carrot salad.
I've heard Ray say that it's best to eat it BETWEEN meals, as opposed to with it I'm assuming.
Why is this?
And will consuming the carrot salad (raw carrot, coconut oil, vinegar) still have a positive effect if eaten with a meal?
What do you use? Raw carrot or charcoal? I get the impression that they both do the same job? I thought in one of the interviews or comments Haidut mentions that he now only uses charcoal. It's tempting, since it's oh so convenient...Any thoughts?
Do you guys think it would be a bad idea to put supplements, for example Haidut's Estroban, on my carrot salad? Originally I liked the idea because of it's similar taste to olive oil, but now I'm wondering if the antibiotic effects of the carrot will simply destroy the vitamins.
Please ignore the many benefits of eating a carrot salad every day you've heard from Ray Peat directly or any blog/site on the internet. I want to hear YOUR personal experience with the raw carrots. Do you think they help you in any shape? Have you noticed improvements or drawbacks? Does it...
Does anybody else experience this? My temps drop dramatically as confirmed by an oral thermometer and my feet get freezing cold. I eat the salad every day and wash the carrots for carotene.
Is this the carotene shutting down my thyroid activity? I've tested and assessed this and it happens...
I've been reading some threads about gut and endotoxin and I still don't understand if the carrot salad(+coconutoil and stuff) kills only bad bacteria or kills good flora too.
Does anybody know?
Carrotene seems to be a problem (though I do not understand which problem....) Carrotene gives carrots an orange color. But not all carrots are orange. Do white or violet carrots also contain carrotene?
I have those rare colors, and I thought I would favor the orange ones, thinking carrotene...
why do we use coconut oil in carrot salad?
does it have to be coconut oil? can it be another fat like olive oil or macadamia oil?
if its just any fat that we need to put in (besides PUFA obviously), then why do we put fats in there?
Ah yes, the carrot salad. This is supposed to be good for you.
I found this while searching about it: http://peatarian.com/39419/critical-rev ... ial-growth
The guy (Bukowski) says it causes bacterial overgrowth. But it's supposed to do the opposite!
I guess what I want to hear are you...
He said the blade that
cuts the carrot into fine angel-hair is perfect.
It sortuv casts the broadest net for endotoxin.
This from the new KMUD Herb Doctors.
I have a food processor and I think I have that kind of "blade"...!
ive noticed in all the carrot salad advice they only require 1 tea spoon, but i been adding a whole tablespoon or more...mainly because i also wanna fix up my thyroid so wanna get coconut oil in as well. however it tastes gross so i can only tolerate it in carrot salad.
Can you juice the carrot or do you have to eat it?
Do any of you dip the carrots in anything? I used to do it with hummus but that's heavy on PUFAs...
Oh. Do you guys eat marmite/ vegemite and what do you think Peat would say about it? ;)
"If your cholesterol is above 200, and the thyroid supplements didn't warm you up, it's possible that something is interfering with your steroid synthesis, which might be a deficiency of something like vitamin A, or interference from something like iron or carotene. Have you tried a supplement...
It's advised to not use antibiotics for long periods because the microorganisms adapt and become resistant.
Why doesn't this apply to the carrot? Is it because the action of the carrot is about dragging the microorganisms out of the body more than killing them on site?
adapting to drinking milk
getting used to aspirin, because according to some studies, aspirin could enhance intestinal permeability and thus serum endotoxin, so it would be helpful to eliminate some endotoxin with the carrot
getting used to gelatin powder, because, again, the carrot eliminates...
The study was about alpha-carotene but over 90% of the alpha-carotene consumed in the diet comes from carrots. The study also found effect in all groups - healthy, sick, old, obese, etc. So, it's fair to say that carrots protect everybody from everything:-)...