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  1. Kenton

    So Why Don't We Brew Our Chocolate?

    On metals/unwanteds (cd, al, pb, etc.) in in cacao I gave up eating whole, skin-on cacao beans because of the contaminants risks and also due to all the saturated fat (I was eating over 2 oz/day). I now get my cacao only from wildernessfamilynaturals who has provided very good tested numbers, and I consume their defatted powder (less than an oz/day due to the higher caffeine/oz concentration). on green tea, i still eat it but don't do white tea anymore (due to it’s China origin); and I buy only from sugimotousa (which offers very lightly steamed sencha) and has has provided very good test results on all the metals/toxins that concern me.
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    Elevated fasting glucose

    On your noticing loss of hair on legs, that seems common among many CR'rs including this author. I have lost body hair on many regions below the earlobes and today, after practicing CR 11+ yrs, noticed the outwardly facing surfaces of my fingers are completely bald--it's an astonishingly peculiar appearance! Kenton
  3. On reducing harm from oxalates, http://www.lef.org/protocols/kidney_urinary/kidney_health_03.htm mentions consuming: Citrate: "potassium/magnesium citrate effectively prevents recurrent calcium oxalate stones, and this treatment given for up to 3 years reduces risk of recurrence by 85%" (Ettinger 1997); and Calcium: "calcium and oxalic acid ... form calcium oxalate inside the kidneys. Oxalic acid is able to pass through the intestinal wall, into the blood, and enter the kidneys where it has a chance to combine with calcium. Calcium oxalate, when normally combined inside the digestive tract, does not pass through the intestinal wall and into the blood, but is eliminated with other waste products. Therefore, when combined with dietary or supplemental calcium inside the intestinal tract, oxalic acid will never reach the kidneys; thus, calcium oxalate kidney stones cannot be formed ... dietary calcium intake from food or supplements reduced the risk of renal calculi; calcium supplementation must be taken with food and in small dosages (< 400 mg)...."
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