• tca300: I understand this is off topic from what you typically teach, but I was wondering if you have run across any information or learned on your own, things that help people grieve over lost loved ones, and or fear of losing others to death? Thank you!

    Ray Peat: It activates the “helplessness” reactions in the body, stress weakening your own life, and I think it can help to get out of that if you think of your life as a continuation of theirs—the same life, though with fewer bodies.

    Rest in Paradise, Raymond Peat  October 12, 1936 - November 24 2022

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  1. haidut

    Low vitamin D levels linked to premature death

    Another way to phrase the findings of the study is that vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of death from any cause. Another important finding of the study is that it was the levels of 25-OH-D (calcifediol, a biomarker of of cholcalciferol (vit. D3) supplementation) and not 1,25-OH-D...
  2. haidut

    No evidence for rate-of-living theory of aging

    Just a quick post, since this topic dominates anti-aging research - i.e. despite lack of concrete evidence for it, mainstream research (and finding agencies) continue to claim that longevity is tied to metabolism, but in an inverse relationship. The study below is on turtles - one of the longest...
  3. haidut

    Eating meat extends human life expectancy

    Another study challenging the vegan dogma relentlessly promoted by mainstream media under the aegis of World Economic Forum (WEF) members and other similarly microcephalic goons. As the study says, other studies that found benefits in eating vegan diets have failed to account for the so-called...
  4. BearWithMe

    Why are people in big cities generally much healthier?

    According to every study I read and every demographical data I have seen, people living in big cities tend to live longer and do better in almost every measurable health marker. But living on countryside should be much healthier, in theory. Less pollution, cleaner air, less EMF exposure, better...
  5. haidut

    Aging is an energy deficiency problem, taking cardiolipin may reverse it

    Yet another study demonstrating that "aging" is nothing but a phenotype characterizing an organism with declining energy production. Since most of the cellular energy is produced in the mitochondria, another way of stating the same is that aging (and any specific disease for that matter) is a...
  6. haidut

    Inflammation (from PUFA), not telomeres, determines lifespan / healthspan

    The idea of lifespan being entirely determined by limits on cellular division has ruled biology for more than a century and is perhaps best exemplified by the (in)famous (and false) Hayflick limit. Reaching the said limit is postulated to be controlled by telomere length, and as such the...
  7. haidut

    Sexual activity and stress levels (HPA activity) may determine longevity

    The study below tried to tease out the main factors affecting the longevity of the legendary naked mole rat - the animal with longest lifespan in its genus, and the sole mammal known to be virtually immune to developing cancer. Most of the biological/biochemical findings in regards to naked mole...
  8. P

    David Sinclair On Extending Lifespan

    David Sinclair talking about how to extend lifespan. I've seen him making the rounds on the interview circuit (Joe Rogan, Google Talks, etc.) over the past year or so. It looks like he's been getting quite a bit of attention. 9:19 - "Well the clock of aging is due to the loss of information...
  9. haidut

    Blue Light Accelerates Aging And Reduces Lifespan By More Than 50%

    In one of his interviews, Peat mentioned that red light exposure may be the most fundamental protective factor in nature, and that a deficiency of it (as commonly seen in Western lifestyles) may be the main driver of systemic aging and the diseases associated with it. The study below provides...
  10. haidut

    A High-carb Diet May Explain Why Okinawans Live So Long

    Most people have heard of the so-called Okinawan "miracle" - i.e. the high ratio of centenarians per capita on that Japanese island. While that ratio is artificially elevated due to increased emigration after WWII, there is solid evidence that Okinawans have better systemic health than the rest...
  11. haidut

    Low-protein High-carb Diet Has The Same Benefits As Caloric Restriction

    A recent study posted on the forum claimed that low carb is better for weight loss than other diets. Low Carb More Effective In Weight Loss Than High Carb? But the key question which so far most dieting studies ignore is this. Is the diet actually improving health and increasing lifespan...
  12. haidut

    Longevity Is NOT In Your Genes, It's In Your Choices Of Lifestyle And People

    Yet another big hit against the genetic explanation. Not only is longevity not due to genes but it can also be largely controlled by whom you associate with. Estimates of the Heritability of Human Longevity Are Substantially Inflated due to Assortative Mating The Key to a Long Life Has Little...
  13. haidut

    There Is Probably No Limit To Human Lifespan

    The current ruling dogma in medicine is that human longevity is most likely genetically determined, and seems to be capped at about 125 years. The main arguments given in favor if this hypothesis are the apparently exponentially rising odds of dying with increasing age and the fact that no...
  14. haidut

    Cheetahs In Captivity Die Early Due To High PUFA / Low Glycine Diet

    I know cheetahs are not the most applicable model to humans but the dramatic decrease in life expectancy for captive cheetahs caught my eye, as well as the fact that the two factor (high PUFA, low glycine) were the only metabolic abnormalities identified so far. I think the glycine deficiency is...
  15. haidut

    More Intelligent People Live Longer

    Ray has written many times about the links between metabolism and intelligence, and metabolism and longevity. The mainstream view if that both traits (intelligence and longevity) are genetic and unrelated. Previous studies that found correlation between intelligence and lifespan ascribed it to...
  16. Mito

    Life Expectancy Is Lower In Parts Of U.S. Than Iraq

    Life expectancy is lower in some parts of the U.S. than in Iraq, the Philippines and North Korea
  17. haidut

    Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) Reduces Lipofuscin, May Extend Lifespan

    There are few reliable treatments of the so-called "age spots" officially known as lipofuscin. Ray has written about the role of iron, PUFA and estrogen in the formation of this skin pigment and has suggested that vitamin E may be one possible treatment. Now we can add vitamin B2 to the list of...
  18. haidut

    Facial Deformity May Be An Indication Of Early Life Stress

    A few people have asked Peat about bodily facial and torso deformities and he has said it is likely due to high estrogen, especially in early childhood. This recent study seems to add evidence to that hypothesis by showing that crooked bite (a type of facial deformity) is an indication of stress...
  19. haidut

    Lifespan / Longevity May Be Tied To Environmental Conditions

    While I do not agree with the main assertions of the author on "rate of living" theory, he does make a few very important points, including the vital importance of mitochondria and metabolism for evolution and lifespan. Also, he lists a few examples of species where lifespan doubled simply...
  20. haidut

    Low Socioeconomic Status Affects Life Expectancy More Than Obesity

    I think the "war on obesity" we are seeing currently, while well-intentioned, may be a bit misplaced as obesity itself has now been tied to low socioeconomic status. This study has now found that that low status is more important for your overall life expectancy than how much you weigh. Given...
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