There's a new post over at the PHD website - http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2013/04/lessons-from-the-latest-red-meat-scare/ - implicating antibiotics, sugar, and lack of fibre in elevated levels of TMAO. What you think RPF?
This means that if the proportion of bacteria who feed on protein, carnitine, and choline is too high, it’s probably because there is insufficient food for the competing bacteria who feed on carbohydrate forms of fiber. If you have a lot of gut bacteria feeding on fiber, there’s no room in the gut for large amounts of bacteria who feed on meat.
This is more of a random train of thought, predicated upon my understanding of Ray and his life experience and work, and my own.montmorency said:I would think there might be a reasonable degree of overlap between Ray and Chris, but they are coming from different places I think. And Chris is still relatively young ... I think he only got his PhD a few years ago, so Ray wins on experience!
Ray Peat said:For more than 50 years the U.S. Government and the main medical institutions actively fought the idea that a free radical or quinone could serve as a biological catalyst to correct a wide variety of health problems...
Koch and Szent-Gyorgyi were applying to biology and medicine concepts that were simultaneously being developed in metallurgy, electrochemistry, colloid and surface science, and electronics. They were in the scientific mainstream, and it was the medical-pharmaceutical industry that moved away from this kind of exploration of the interactions of substances, electrons, and organisms.
For Koch, antibiotics and anticancer agents weren’t necessarily distinct from each other, and would be expected to have other beneficial effects as well.
But an entirely different view of the immune system was taking over the medical culture just as Koch began his research. Mechnikov’s morphogenic view, in which the essential function of “the immune system” was to maintain the integrity of the organism, was submerged by Ehrlich’s approach, which emphasized killing pathogens, and at the same time, the genetic theory of cancer was replacing the developmental-environmental theory.
What impact would you like to see your research make on society? Reaching the largest amount of people? or a certain type of person? Or are you completely detached from the outcome?
I’d like to see it lead to the disestablishment of medicine. The same general outcomes Ivan Illich worked for.