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  • Birthday 10/13/1967

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  1. The cover story of the latest Science News claims : "Vitamin D supplements aren’t living up to their hype-- Recent studies say taking extra amounts of the nutrient may not be a boon for every body" Maybe the new findings don't apply much to CR folks, who need added amounts due to dietary restriction ??? In any case, vitamin D has been discussed extensively during the Mailing List days. And, IIRC, it was one of Michael Rae's "Tier 1" supplements. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/vitamin-d-supplements-lose-luster
  2. Back in the CRS mailing-list days, Nestle got some airplay wrt her Food Politics book. She has written a few others since, and is currently out on book tour for her latest project.
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    98.6 F (37.0 C) is old school

    I've never been able to get really spectacular CR bios like testosterone, body temp, etc. At 1400 cal/day, 6 ft tall, and 115-20 lbs, my CR is (and has been) pretty hard-core -- for almost 19 years now..
  4. KHashmi317

    98.6 F (37.0 C) is old school

    I've always used a mouth thermo. I've never measured anything below 96.8F, even at some of my lowest body weight (108 lbs, back in mid 2006). At my std. 115-120lbs, BT usually hovers around 97.1 to 97.5 F. EDIT: I'm 6 ft. tall.
  5. It seems that long-standing default body temp for the general (non-CR) population is on the high side. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/normal-body-temperature-is-surprisingly-less-than-98-6/
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    CR vs. common illness

    There is also a feeling of "feverishness" that has no temp. component. I think it is formally defined as MALAISE. In my pre-CR days, when I had cat allergies, it FELT like the flu, with "feverishness". I never took my temp, though.
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    CR vs. common illness

    One of the reasons for creating this topic (re: COMMON illness) was to turn up any correlation between common illness (cold/flu) and longevity. (Anyone know?!) I researched the topic years ago and came up with almost nothing. There are some general reports of male vs female longevity ... e.g., women get more colds and live longer: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/1999/mar/02/healthandwellbeing.health5 (Correlation, but hardly a causation) There is also "Coley toxins." Say you have some early-stage (undetected) cancer cells, and they will ultimately become dangerous. You get the flu and have fever. The cancer cells also experience fever, and at that higher temp., they begin metabolizing dirty, emitting "smoke signals". So, MAYBE, once-in-a-while fever may be a good thing for immune system to detect cancer. I think I have posted on Coley before.
  8. KHashmi317

    CR vs. common illness

    Saul: Glad you're okay. Mine was not a " cold"; rather the "flu" per the usual definition: there was a very mild fever (off and on, for most of the duration). Also, in the first day or two of illness, there was there some loss of energy and sore throat. Unlike you (Saul), I'm rarely in the company of others. So I might be missing some "herd immunity".
  9. KHashmi317

    CR vs. common illness

    Out of a sense of Kantian obligation 😉 I should update this thread. Well, back in Oct., I had an almost fax of the very mild illness I reported on last year. Very mild, flu-like symptoms. It lasted about month -- off and on. After meals, exercise, or activity, symptoms almost completely disappeared. Some days symptoms were worse than others, but the illness never became disabling -- daily activity and exercise were carried out as usual. Also like last year, after the initial recovery there was a period of about 3-4 weeks total asymptomism, and then an even milder relapse. It's as if all the unkilled bugs went in hiding, and thought they could have another go at it. I'm slightly symptomatic now and predict recovery in a week or two. The pattern of on/off and mildness is "typical" of prev. years. And it's largely manageable. To relive some symptoms, I use OTC meds like Tylenol or aspirin, but at 1/2 min. dosage.
  10. The article is not online yet, but you can download the full-length TruPDF Discover oct 2018 mag here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/q6am6a9kj7on4bb/2018-10-01_Discover.pdf/file Of all the major USA pop-sci rags, Discover has, perhaps, been the kindest and most supportive of CR. Back in 2000, some of you may recall Discover's Roy Walford feature (web article is missing the several photos of RW in his Venice, CA home). Discover is revisiting CR again, with (I must admit) a decent synthesis of CR in 2018. From the latest article, something new to me was a before/after image of RW (the b/w image in the new Discover article is actually from a 2002 Journal of Gerontology paper about CR in Bio 2). The b/w (above) shows senior author [of 2002 paper] (R. Walford) after 15 months residence inside Biosphere 2 (on the left: weight 119 lb or 54 kg), and 18 months after exiting Biosphere 2 (on the right: weight 150 lb, or 68 kg; normal weight when on an ad libitum diet) 150 lbs -- in my book -- is not "CR", esp. for his avg. height. So, RW did weight cycle a bit. Yup ... CR is difficult to maintain in the long term ... and the new article alludes to this : Refs: http://discovermagazine.com/search?q=calorie+restriction https://thepaleodiet.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2002-Walford-Calorie-restriction-in-biosphere-2.pdf
  11. One point the video in the OP seems to hit the mark on is fiber consumption vs. bowel motility. Bottom line: you can claim that fiber will make you more regular. But if you consume more fiber, that in itself will make you #2 more often.
  12. YouTube is full of stuff like this ... hence ... one reason for posting the video was to demonstrate possible motivations/intentions for making the video (as well as vlogger's credentials -- or, in this case, lack of). I could find no further info about the vlogger to legitimize him ... e.g., lack of LinkedIn page (or link to it), etc. The vlogger has a large subscribership as well as a Patreon plug. So, definite financial interest for created content -- legitimate or entertaining or somewhere on that continuum. The vloggers use of multiple Journal refs, and other "authoritative" references (video lectures/seminars) may initially APPEAR impressive. But these techniques have been used for decades ... e.g., LEF and its supplement magazine. It's possible that vlogger actually, really believes in some/all of his claims ... hence the initial motivation (and subsequent effort ) for making the video. Finding counterpoint (on YT , of course!!) is not hard. E.g., the vlogger's claim about the Inuit Paradox is countered by another vlogger, also armed with an arsenal of Journal bites:
  13. "Carnivore Diet: Why would it work? What about Nutrients and Fiber?" A new video that SEEMS to have some "research" legwork behind it--or is it confabulation, cognitive dissonance or "fake news" or FEPO (for entertainment purposes only)? ?
  14. Note that paper is based on " all inhabitants of Italy aged 105 and older between 2009 and 2015 (born 1896–1910), a total of 3836 documented cases. " So, some geographic/ethnographic factors ... Mediterranean diet, etc.??? The Sciencemag audio podcast, with author, condenses the new "plateau" paper (but reveals more details than Abstract). It is here: http://www.sciencemag.org/podcast/increasing-transparency-animal-research-sway-public-opinion-and-reaching-plateau-human Podcast reveals some details: By far, most of the 3836 "cases" (>3400!!) are women. Men kick off earlier. Other animal subjects also reveal plateaus.
  15. Way back in the Mailing List days, supplementing with lithium orotate was sometimes brought up. A brief mention in pop-sci (Discover magazine, May 2018) alluded to some possible benefits, as per this study: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/article-abstract/2649277? Note the relatively large sample population (> 800,000). Conclusions and Relevance Long-term increased lithium exposure in drinking water may be associated with a lower incidence of dementia in a nonlinear way; however, confounding from other factors associated with municipality of residence cannot be excluded.