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  1. Robert Cavanaugh

    Unique theory on extreme longevity

    I generally agree with you. A long held supposition about CR is that humans should not be subject to it as a child because it would likely inhibit full development into adult genetic potential ie smaller stature. I have long held the belief that the stress of CR during childhood benefits the child in the long run with a longevity dividend. As a child, I was calorie deprived for about 11years beginning at age 7after I was adopted from an orphanage, but I generally had adequate nutrition. I weighed just 80 pounds upon grade school graduation and 130ish after completing high school. I am now 71 and have enjoyed remarkable health my entire life. After 21 years in the Marine Corps my service health record consisted of just check in and check out entries as I transferred from unit to unit over the years. I worked as a landscaper in my own business and still do. My years in the Marines though were filled with extremely bad eating habits... excessive sweets, lots of booze.... for starters. Luckily I had to maintain military weight standard and level of fitness in spite of my unhealthy lifestyle. I discovered CR and began the practice at age 52 when I learned that I had high cholesterol...272. Five months later I lowered it to 172 on CR. I have zero health issues and can still outwork 20 and 30 year olds and feel no need to retire. I am also a County Commissioner and very involved in State and local GOP. Point being is that I am not only physically active but also mentally. Interestingly, I am also a butterfly enthusiast and raise these and wild silk moths. Several years ago I was experimenting with raising Luna Moths during late fall into early winter. The caterpillars normally fully develop in about 4 weeks, but with much colder temperature and low quality food a availability, the caterpillars took almost 4 months to fully develop....a youthful life extension of 4 fold. The adult moths did not exhibit any longevity since they survive solely on stored body fat from the larval stage. That's my story and I am sticking to it 😂
  2. Came across this article from Mauldin Economics. Thought I'd share and gather thoughts of others. https://www.mauldineconomics.com/tech/tech-digest/more-evidence-that-aging-can-be-reversed
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    Base Ingredients for Sauces

    A chickpea flour and onion powder sauce...sounds good enough but what food would you suggest for this sauce? Sounds most suited for a meat. Have you tried refridgerating this sauce for use as a possible salad dressing?
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    Zucchini and Summer Squash suggestions...

    Well, Frederick.....which spices did you find best to go along with squash and zucchuni? I find both very lacking in flavor if eaten alone and have to combine them with other items to create some flavor. Try this recipe I made up many years ago. INGRDIENTS: Sliced zucchini Sliced summer squash Sliced cucumber Sliced onion SAUCE: Mix together apple cider vinegar and mayonaise to the consistency of paint...usually about a 50/50 mix Combine sauce and vegetables and mix thoroughly. Add black or red pepper to suit your level of spicey and SERVE Once the vegetables and sauce are combined, the sauce becomes more fluid and most of it remains in the salad bowl so you really aren't comsuming much mayonaise. I can't stand low calorie or artificial mayo, though your tastes may vary.
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    Rice Diet

    What you describe is a horrible diet. First, you can't survive on 800 calories per day. You will waste away as your body cannibalizes itself. Second, you rightfully point out the lack of variety which, based on your diet, is severely defitient in most key micronutrients. Lastly, the Japanese have a epidemic of diabetes from eating so much rice. BTW, the Okinawans, renouned for their longevity, utilize yams as their primary carbohydrate instead of rice.
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    Main CALERIE II Results

    Were any dietary guidlines given at the outset of the study regarding a target macro-nutrient ratio since protein is the determinent for IGF-1 cascade? Also, the cortisol response seems predictable to me in that the body adapted to a new normal thus alleviating stress; plus, a 10% reduction in calories vs. AL does not seem that great of a stressor compared to what mice are subjected too.
  7. Picked this up from one of Al Pater's contributions on the email list and found it very encouraging. Hope others feel similarly. http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2015/02/q-stephen-ginsberg-and-low-cal-diet-slows-aging Bob
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    Stephen Ginsberg and the Low-cal Diet that Slows Aging

    I keep a night light burning in the bed room so I don't trip over the dog or cat or my own feet. I sleep well, falling to sleep almost instantly, so I wonder if LAN (light at night) has any bearing on me.
  9. Excellent work, as usual, Michael.
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    Olive oil vs. canola oil

    Yes, the forums will soon replace the email lists primarily because hardly anyone participates on the email anymore. It used to be a hotbed of discussion, but now it is mostly the resting place of Al Pater's constant deluge of mostly irrelevant science postings. The archives will remain fo as long as it is useful. So much in science haschanged since 1995 when we started that much of the older material nested there is useless. There are still quite a few gems to be mined there however and it is great from a histiorical perspective to see the progression of CR science through the past two decades. Roy Walford thought we would have cracked the aging code by now. Regading canola vs. olive, I use canola for cooking (except for Italian and Greek cooking) and olive for mostly uncooked (salads) and the two aforementioned couisines. Also, I use very little of each. A quart of canola will last roughly a year and twice that amount for olive. My diet has changed over the CR years, but that is the subject of a different post which I do not have time to write about right now. Happy New Year everyone, and let's stick to those resolutions this time. :) Bob
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    Welcome to the CR Practice Room

    There is a CR Recipe Forum for those who want to start sharing personal recipes with the group. Also, if you are a Supporting Member, you have access to the old CR Society Newsletters "CR Insider". I posted several recipes in the news letters. If you are following CR remember to periodically run your daily diet through some software to get a feel for how healthy your diet actually is. You may be surprised by nutrient deficiencies. A good free program many use in the Society is CRON-O-Meter. Google it for the free download. It was created by an CR enthusiast and Michael Rae has been a mojor contributor toward refinng the program over the years. The Society is soon to have a free APP available to paid members for Apple and Android portable devices. Bob Cavanaugh CR Society, Chair
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    Looking for CR buddies

    Well Folks, we are near the end of the year and time to make that New Year's resolution. Initiating a CR lifestyle is a good one and though people often have trouble sticking to diets, making it personal resolution can be the needed motivation. I quit cigarettes on a New Year resolution in 1985. I hate to see this particular thread die out and I hope those who have already contributed return and give updates or seek advice. Bob Cavanaugh CR Society, Chair
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    Keep mind, or body?

    This would be a good question to ask Steven Hawkins.
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    Cryonics -- which organization?

    David is traveling and cannot reply just yet and only do email at present. I sent your post as an email and await his reply. He is signed up with ALCOR. Here is a list of all the organizations: http://www.cryonet.org/orgs.html
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    Cryonics -- which organization?

    I'll ask David Stern, our CR SocietyTreasurer, to respond on this topic later today when we speak. He is onboard with post mortem re-animation. Bob
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    Testosterone Replacement and CR

    The Chinese kept remarkable records over the centuries. I remember a study posted by Al Pater quite some years ago regarding marked longevity of Chinese eunuchs. The gist was that loss of testosterone was the secret to their longer lifespan...but of course, those Chinese who still possessed their testicles were busy outside slaying each other with swords and arrows so I can't say the study has any value. Personally, I do not like hormone replacement therapies. It goes against the grain of what the body is trying to do, IMO. With your probable low weight, your body is working on the maintenance and repair end while shifting from reproduction. Sounds too much like throwing a monkey wrench in the works to me. Aside from that, regarding the pursuit of sex partners, I am 65 YO now and I look back on my life wondering what in the hell I was thinking all those years. All that time, energy and money wasted. My advice is to gain weight until your libido returns then run out and get married. After that your sex life is over anyway so you can return to CR. :)
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    Visit to Swallow Valley Farm in Northern California!

    Actually, that will take place on Sunday the 9th. Conference attendees will car pool once we all get together and see who is interested. One of those working out the logistics on the fly. But we are flexible and it will go smoothly.
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    oxalates: are they a problem for calorie restrictors?

    There is an excellent article about oxalic acid in the diet along with a spreadsheet of oxalic acid content in vegetables in the CR Society Insider Newsletter for the second quarter 2005. Hint: be sure you have sufficient calcium and magnesium in your diet.
  19. Could have far reaching implications for health and diet related web sites: "Paleo-diet blogger Steve Cooksey is not the only one who’s been censored by the North Carolina Board of Nutrition/Dietetics. " "According to a document the board released to Carolina Journal, it has investigated nearly 50 people or organizations over the past five years, including athletic trainers, a nurse, a pharmacist, a spa, and even Duke Integrative Medicine. All have been accused of the same crime — “practicing nutrition” without a license." more.... http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/display_exclusive.html?id=9589 Is Big Brother watching...? Bob
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    ?Subtract exercise calories?

    Surprisingly, many CR folks who have dropped off the list are still practicing CR. It seems to me that folks use our support until they are able to stand alone and get back to their regular evening activities instead of spending hours reading the CR email lists and forums. I contacted several many years ago who were once active posters to the email lists wondering if they gave up CR. They had not. Some take time off from the lists and return after a period. Saul Lubkin and Dean Pomerleau are examples.
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    CRON and Exercise

    Dr Walford recommends that women not drop below 10% body fat and men not below 5%. As I recall it related to metabolizing fat soluble vitamins. There is likely some calculator available on the net to determine how many calories you burn running per your body size/BMI. Determine that and subtract from total calories and you get a ballpark idea of calorie needs for the remaining portion of your day. Email Andrea as she is a long term marathon runner as well and she can likely give many good suggestions "Andrea Feucht" <andrea(at)TENACITY(dot)NET>
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    Forum; Testing picture function

    Testing the picture up-loader function. Here is me. What do you look like?
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    Forum; Testing picture function

    That was 77.4 kb versus 444 kb of imagery
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    Forum; Testing picture function

    Let's see what this one does
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    Forum; Testing picture function

    Wow! If you click on the image. it blows up to fill the whole screen and then some. I'll have to downsize the photo.