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  1. pete533

    The thread on keto (and low carb) diet

    Thank you, I appreciate it. I was a bit harsh. Because of tests I had before my cardiac ablations, I knew I had some degree of plaque. Maybe you should have your arteries checked for plaque periodically to be on the safe side. You know, "Trust but verify"
  2. pete533

    The thread on keto (and low carb) diet

    Dr. Baker was a orthopedic surgeon not a cardiologist. You're okay with an LDL of 287? Fantastic! I was not okay with an LDL of 130 and neither was my cardiologist for the fact I have a brother who had a bypass about two years older than I am now who had lower LDL than I had. My LDL is now 60 with a total cholesterol of 148, HDL of 77 VLDL of 11 and triglycerides of 53. I had A-fib and after 3 ablations I have been back in normal rhythm for over a year. My brother is now 80 and the oldest male in my family ever. I was not okay with A-fib, not okay with high LDL and was very okay with getting my two shots of vaccine. I am not joining the "Death Cult" I had said it before that I wasn't posting to this site anymore and probably will stop reading it. I turn 72 in a few days and have no time for nonsense that only angers me. Live and be well.
  3. pete533

    The thread on keto (and low carb) diet

    What about his LDL or does that not matter to people who extol a high animal protein diet for health. High blood sugar and high A1C for a person who doesn't eat carbs and he chalked that up to a deficiency of squats? I started reading posts from the CR Society twenty years ago when people were cutting calories to lengthen their life span, not caring about how buff they looked on the beach. I guess it has changed. Keto fanatics, anti-vaxxers, etc. I don't think you can eat a carnivore diet (which Baker does) and consider that "health conscious" BTW "Dr." Baker lost his medical license in 2017 and has been banned from Twitter. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Shawn_Baker
  4. pete533

    The thread on keto (and low carb) diet

    I've seen many bodybuilders over the years who died in their 50's. Arnold has gone on a vegan diet himself after his own heart issues. I would put Dr. Gregor's blood work against Dr. Baker's any day. This video talks about Dr. Baker's bloodwork. Stick around until he gets to Dr. Baker's risk for diabetes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxC_76sUIf8
  5. I agree stupid is spreading. I will no longer go to this website. Have nothing more to say.
  6. I just got the first dose of Modena Vaccine this past Friday and I am scheduled for second dose on March 12th. I am 71 years old. Does anyone have an opinion on whether fasting (FMD or water) or senolytics (fisetin) would help or hurt immune response between doses?
  7. pete533

    Path to Longevity (new book) by Luigi Fontana

    In the podcast, James Wilkes brings up a study done on pigs. It was a study using a Forrest plot. I am not a scientist, but even Kresser seemed to agree that vegetable protein was as absorbable as animal protein. I think it doesn't really matter anyway. I track everything on Cronometer, and although I am 70 and Longo thinks someone my age should get slightly more, I take his recomendation and add 10% and it is still easy to do. I don't know how it is in Europe, but Americans are crazy about getting enough protein. I will eat fish in restaurants, if I ever get to go to a restaurant again. Only because I like it, and not because I think I need it in my diet. Eating animal protein is what contributed to my ill health, not getting too little of it. Been a vegan since March of 2019, and I fear it is too little and too late.
  8. pete533

    Path to Longevity (new book) by Luigi Fontana

    I would say that some vegan authors are wrong. You should check out the Joe Rogan podcast with Chris Kresser and James Wilkes.
  9. Actually Manhattan itself has the second least amount of cases. Another island, Staten Island has the least of the 5 boroughs. The whole metro area is affected. Long Island, Westchester, North Jersey. What I think is laughable (along with anything coming out of the White House) is that New Orleans has become a hotspot and so has Atlanta, but the governor of Mississippi thinks it is not going to affect them, so he has no orders in place. I had been stationed for a short time in Biloxi Mississippi while in the Air Force and and I remember New Orleans is 90 miles away. Sometimes I think we are too dumb to survive.
  10. I live in NYC in the borough of Queens. NYC has one third of the cases of covid-19 in the country and Queens has the most cases in the city. It is still increasing. I wear gloves and a mask to even take out the garbage. Although I've kept my shopping down to a minimum I wear gloves and a mask. Live in a garden apartment which is like a small two family house. My neighbor goes out and also has her boyfriend come over periodically. I wipe down door knobs and every time one of them leaves. I don't have a washer in the apartment and have to use the common laundry room on premises. I have so far went at times where I have avoided other people. I am 70 years old. I've read that some stores have special hours for seniors with lighter traffic. Not near me. I have a daughter living in Brooklyn with two roomates and a dog. She is working from home. Wanted her to move in with my ex, my son is there also. At least there would be a backyard so she wouldn't have to walk the dog. She refuses. I am retired but life has never been harder than now. . Don't know if I've covered all things. Also worrying about two older brothers, one in St. Paul and one in San Diego. Although they don't live in "hot" spots, they both have underlying health conditions. Trying to do as much as I can do, but I am getting to the point where I think bad things will happen. Feel like I'm losing this war. Oh, I can't dispose of the gloves. I have to re use them because I can't get more. Even Amazon has them back ordered. I spray them with disinfectant. Was just lucky to get toilet paper yesterday. They have been out for weeks.
  11. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/science/aging-dna-epigenetics-cells.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage
  12. Roy Walford died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Check out his Wikipedia page
  13. pete533

    The Ultimate Purpose of Life

    Caesar, Alexander the Great, Euclides, Plato AND Muhammad had people write about them when they were alive. There were no contemporaneous writings about Jesus or Moses. Only written accounts repeated from stories passed down orally long after they were gone, by people who had not witnessed events. . Hence, that is why the Gospels differ. There also is no archaeological proof of their existence. Many have tried to find such proof, but it is yet to be found. If you want to believe based on faith (and over a billion do) that's one thing. I have on occasion, but we do have archaeological and contemporaneous of the existence of Caesar and other historical figures that we do not have with Jesus and Moses. In fact, almost every Passover, some rabbi will cause a stir by stating that the whole Passover story about Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt is a myth.
  14. pete533

    OMG! Obesity paradox stupidity

    I remember that Walford said that a people with a high set point in the overweight or obese range,that lose weight and maintain a lower setpoint using a CRON diet., will still get a significant health and longevity advantage over thinner people on the Standard American Diet. Even if they can't get down to the typical BMI of most Cronies. I believe this was from mice studies using genetically altered mice who were bred to be obese. I think majority of thin people probably are malnourished at least by CRON standards. Unhealthy habits would of course add to this.