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  1. FusionHalo

    calorie restriction and fatty acid membranes

    On the topic of including n-3 fatty acids, other than ALA to one's diet, I've read before a study where they tested the mortality from ischemic heart disease in meat eaters, infrequent meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans, and vegans who consumed fish (I guess called pescetarians). The result seemed to indicate that fish eaters had much better odds than the vegans did. I'm not sure how this would fit into all the data, however, I have been eating a salmon a week or so. I think it's likely, as Conrad pointed out early, that the astaxanthin and other antioxidants naturally found in salmon help prevent the omega-3s from any excessive amount of oxidation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10479225
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    The CR Mailing List

    I've been following the mailing list for about a year now I think, but I've never responded before. In fact, I'm not even sure if I'm allowed/able to? If I am, could someone teach me how to respond? I feel like I may have useful things to contribute, such as in the discussion of how much a "cup of tea" is. Thanks in advance!
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    Too much Vitamin K

    I would not use supplements, except maybe vitamin D. Certainly a vitamin K supplement would be unnecessary.
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    Fish or no fish?

    Well assuming I ate 6oz of sockeye salmon every other day, I would be averaging 0.9g - 1.1g of methionine each day. That's the down side, even though its still about 1/3 average intake of American diet. The upside is I would be getting very large amounts of EPA and DHA, some extra calcium, calcitonin, and astaxanthin (which can't really be found anywhere else in nature except supplements). So do the pros outweigh the cons to justify any amount of salmon, and if so, how much?
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    Fish or no fish?

    Hey there. I've been eating a diet of mostly berries, tree nuts/seeds, legumes, and cruciferous vegetables. I've been supplementing for a long time now with algal oil (for DHA/EPA) and astaxanthin. I wanted to know if anyone had opinions on eating about 4oz of wildcaught salmon each day? This would prevent me from needing to take the supplements, but I'd not longer be on a vegan diet. Considering this would mean cholesterol and more methionine in my diet, I'm not sure if the pros outweigh the cons.
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    Low BMI, is CR safe for me?

    Hey there Stephen. I've been on CR for 2 going on 3 years now. Despite having such a sharp decrease in calories (I average 1700-1800 a day now), I've actually gained weight for the first time in my life. I think the gain in weight may be due to exercise. I weight lift at a local gym for 20 minutes a day about 5 days a week. I was 115 lbs since highschool, now at the age of 23 being 5 feet 8 inches, I fluctuate between 120-125. I have excellent biomarkers and always feel great, so as long as you balance your diet and get all of your nutrition, CR seems fine for those of us with low BMI.
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    Too much Vitamin K

    I get well over 1000% of the RDA for vitamin K a day (also mostly from brassica veggies). My doctor says it's nearly impossible to have issues with too much vitamin K as long as it comes from natural sources.
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    Glycemic Index

    If you're eating whole foods, GI really isn't a factor you need to worry about so much. Even fruits are okay because they have fiber content. Your focus should be maintaining variety and optimal nutrition in your diet.
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    Maintaining Weight on CR

    Hey everyone, I'm a 22 year old male at about 5 feet and 8 inches with a weight of 115-118 lbs. My BMI appears to be 17.5, and my family/friends constantly complain that I look anorexic. Is there any healthy way to try and gain more weight? I've always been one of those people who are just naturally skinny. I can eat a whole cheesecake and seem to burn more calories digesting the cheesecake than were actually in it. Any tips would great. :)
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    Methionine Restriction

    Is anyone else here watching their Methionine intake, and purposefully trying to minimize it? If so, what is your average intake, or what goal is set? Am I correct in assuming you pretty much must be vegan to have low Methionine intake?
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    CR & Sexual Dysfunction

    Add olives and olive leaves to your diet for their hydroxytyrosol content. I've been practicing for two years and haven't had any issues with lowered libido. I'm currently 22.
  12. I've been practicing CR for a little over a year now (it was my 2010 New Years Resolution). I have been supplementing with Chlorella and Spirulina to meet my b12 RDA. I recently came across many articles that claimed that these were not adequate sources of b12, both because they were lacking in b12 altogether, and some of the b12 they did contain tended to be forms that weren't biologically active. I'm currently assessing my need for b12, and where to obtain it from in my diet (I don't eat meat, dairy, or grains). Apparently the main need for b12 is to reduce homocysteine levels in the blood, by having it converted to methionine. However, there seems to be a secondary pathway that can obtain this same effect by using betaines. One common form of betaine found in food is known as trimethylglycine, which can be obtained from spinach, quinoa, beet, and other chenopods. My question is this, is there a need to supplement with b12? If so, where can I obtain it naturally from my diet (I'd rather not take pills)? If not, how much betain is necessary in the diet to adequately lower homosysteine levels?