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  1. Todd Allen

    Silvanesti Smoothie

    The beef flavor isn't particularly strong and is masked by the cocoa. It's a bit tricky to get a nice texture, I dissolve it in water before mixing in the whey and yolks and then have to stir well with gentle heat in a double boiler to set it without forming lumps. But in combination with megadosing vitamin C has been super helpful in my recovery from lead poisoning which I think depleted my vitamin C status despite exceeding RDA and lead to issues with my joints, bones, skin, nails and gums all of which are doing much better. I get a high quality pasture raised beef gelatin from Aspen Naturals: https://aspen-naturals.com/products/beef-gelatin-aspen-naturals
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    Silvanesti Smoothie

    Instead of a whey protein smoothie I make a whey protein pudding with egg yolks, beef gelatin, kefir'd cream, coconut oil, cocoa and stevia leaf topped with a couple berries, crushed nuts and hemp hearts. Probably horrifies most here, but it works for me.
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    Path to Longevity (new book) by Luigi Fontana

    No one believes doping promotes longevity.
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    Path to Longevity (new book) by Luigi Fontana

    The body builders example I believe negates the first half of the statement that more than 30 grams of protein in a meal is useless. I don't think we have sufficient data regarding body builders to evaluate how detrimental to health or longevity very high protein intake might be but it clearly isn't a death sentence as there are quite a few that have made it into their 80s and 90s. As for the 2nd half of the statement, if I eat one meal a day and limit myself to 30 grams of protein or less for fear that more than 30 grams in one meal is harmful I won't even get the low RDA of protein.
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    Path to Longevity (new book) by Luigi Fontana

    That would be considered an extreme fringe opinion within the large community of body builders. I expect the majority of people eating one or two meals a day would also disagree. And there is a rapidly growing community of people eating meat based diets that disagree.
  6. And since BMI >= 28 includes includes healthy heavily muscled people the risk for men who are obese could be worse...
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    Path to Longevity (new book) by Luigi Fontana

    I read it as sardonic commentary. Sibiriak didn't say that is what he thinks, rather it is what he believes society thinks. The Amazon subtitle sounds less credible to me, a bit like snake oil, but I imagine they chose it with careful consideration of what will likely sell the most books.
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    The Intermittent Fasting Advantage

    I don't think we have good evidence. As far as I know there are no commonly available tests for people that are considered good direct measures of the beneficial cellular processes induced by fasting. We can use proxies but I haven't seen any strong evidence for ranking their relevance. I would expect a person following a regimen of continuous severe CR will have a very different response to short duration fasts than an obese man with hyperinsulinemia. Other factors such as endurance exercise, high intensity exercise, cold or heat exposure, etc. are also likely relevant. Without good tests though one can't readily determine what is sufficient or optimal in those various cases.
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    Hungry at night problem

    Have you tried meditation? I've been doing mindfulness, practicing fully focusing my attention on one thing to the exclusion of everything else, for a couple years and while not particularly good at it yet I find it helpful when my mind is too busy to sleep. Not only is it calming but I'm beginning to have some success tuning out unpleasant sensations such as hunger and pain. Sometimes when unpleasant sensations are too strong to give my full focus to something else I place full focus on the pain or hunger and dive into it deeply which can result in a numbing to the sensation.
  10. These junk products are loaded with refined sugars. They acknowledge sugar is problematic. And yet they endorse these products as "heart-healthy" in a fashion designed to encourage the purchase and consumption of these products by a gullible public. At least the products are vegan so consumers can kill themselves with minimal guilt.
  11. And here are some of their "carefully considered" endorsments...
  12. And he is considered a leading authority on lipidology. Here's an interview from 4 years ago by that shill for big beef and dairy Rhonda Patrick: And here is a more recent interview by Dr. Peter Attia:
  13. The problem is without a large cohort and without a control group following the same protocol except with a substitution of dairy you haven't shown anything with respect to dairy.