[Wiki] Simple Answers Thread WIP ==> FAQ Wiki-Page

Discussion in 'Ray Peat Topics' started by Koniec, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Koniec

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    I think it would be ambitious but worthwhile, to develop some form of a simple answers FAQ for the purposes of simply explaining to others (those who have questions) the Ray Peat diet/paradigm.

    I understand that diet, hormonal health, metabolism and the like are complex....much would be lost in translation, but I often struggle giving straightforward answers that are fair...the type that would encourage others to look into all things Peat further.

    It may be best to have us a group tackle one question at a time, or just let this thread develop organically.
    (Anyone feel free to take this task over, I admit I'm more of initiating this idea than maintaining it).

    Common example questions I'm faced with:

    Why don't you eat vegetables ?
    Aren't you worried about getting enough nutrients ?
    Why is gelatin good for you ?
    I thought sugar was bad for you and could make you fat or cause diabetes...

    I've come close to a simple answer with the vegetable question by saying something along the lines of:

    "I get all the nutrients needed from liver, oysters, milk, OJ, occasional grass-fed beef and lean seafood. What nutrients did you have in mind ?"

    But then it's followed up with but "What about fiber ?" I attempt to state that I don't need as much and that I get some from carrots - but I think you get the gist of these type of conversations, I'm sure we've all had our share.

    I just want to end on stressing the sometimes difficult challenge of stating things concisely.
    An exercise which I have found helpful in communication, be it written or public speaking, is to know a concept so well that you can sum it up a in a word, expand it to one sentence, and only then to a paragraph or brief explanation.

    This can be fun and challenging...but admittedly difficult.
    (Just some thoughts...it's perfectly ok if this doesn't go anywhere.)
    (All of our discussion throughout the forum tacitly addresses this anyway.)
     
  2. charlie

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    Re: Simple Answers Thread / Work in Progress

    This would be a good idea. Basically, a FAQ(frequently asked questions) list.
     
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    Re: Simple Answers Thread / Work in Progress

    Good idea Koniec, and your answer to that question is very good. Could add that there is a link between too much fiber and colorectal cancer too.
     
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    Re: Simple Answers Thread / Work in Progress

    Hopefully someone in the community will take this task up. I just do not have the energy or brain power, yet.
     
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    Simple Answers Thread WIP ==> ELI5 Wiki-Page

    I found this old topic and really loved the idea.

    I have created a wiki-page for simple answers. For the time being I called it 'ELI5'.
    https://raypeatforum.com/wiki/index.php/ELI5

    If you know of threads we should include please post the links here.
     
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    Simple Answers Thread WIP ==> ELI5 Wiki-Page

    :bump2

    If you can help with the Wiki now is a great time to get started! :D If you plan on writing an article, let us know!
     
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    Simple Answers Thread WIP ==> ELI5 Wiki-Page

    This wiki-page shall help to find the answers to questions that many people have who are new to Peat's ideas. To make it easier to find the relevant threads or sub-forums I have provided all entries with links.

    Please help testing it and help make it grow.

    https://raypeatforum.com/wiki/index.php/ELI5
     
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    Simple Answers Thread WIP ==> ELI5 Wiki-Page

    Still looking for volunteers to help build up the Ray Peat Forum Wiki! I have been installing extensions on the wiki to make it easier to use and more useful. I have also set it up so that the wiki is backed up every hour(off site), so you can breathe easy knowing your contributions are appreciated and protected. :D

    Giraffe has been doing a great job on the ELI5 article. Anyone can join in on the article and add your own ELI5, or even make your own article!

    Ray Peat Forum Wiki
     
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    Simple Answers Thread WIP ==> ELI5 Wiki-Page

    My English is not the best or I would have helped. People will probably get more confused about the topic :lol:
     
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    Simple Answers Thread WIP ==> ELI5 Wiki-Page

    Well, you could use someone else's quotes and that would take care of the language issue. :D

    We are still looking for contributors for the wiki! Please help if you can. :hattip
     
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    Simple Answers Thread WIP ==> ELI5 Wiki-Page

    [ref]seano[/ref], sincerely appreciate all the help. :hattip

    I changed the FAQ link at the top of the forum so it goes directly to the Wiki FAQ. I will add a "site help" link in the quick links drop down menu.

    Who is the next awesome Wiki contributor who will step up and help share the wealth of knowledge available to us? :D
     
  15. michael94

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    something that may be nice to add: oxidative metabolism and/or oxidative phosporylation
     
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    [ref]icecreamlover[/ref], if you are well versed in those subjects do you mind adding them? :D
     
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    I am not unforunately...
     
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    Me either. :(
     
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    Icecreamlover, thanks for suggesting this.
     
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    :1

    My final bump of the day for the Wiki. :D If your knowledge excels in something Peaty then please contribute to the Ray Peat Forum Wiki! Simply register to the Wiki and feel free to add an article, or improve on one thats already there. :hattip

    https://raypeatforum.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
     
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