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  1. Ron Put

    EVOO production site

    Do you use unfiltered EVOO? My understanding is that it's generally much higher in polyphenols than the filtered varieties.
  2. Thanks, Todd. Interesting that Genova Nutreval gives much higher optimum ranges than the Cleveland HeartLab, which does the OmegaCheck test I did. My guess is that Genova compares to averages, rather than to optimum values. OmegaCheck totals EPA, DPA and DHA and based on CHL's studies, those in the top quartile (above 5.4% by weight), have the lowest relative risk of sudden cardiac death, and those below 3.7 are at the highest risk. I am not sure why OmegaCheck doesn't feature ALA, but Genove omits Linoleic Acid. I wonder if vegans would have lower EPA and DHA values. I'll check mine again in a month or so to see if taking 900mg of algae-derived EPA and DHA makes a difference.
  3. Hah, 97g of fiber is impressive! I just looked at the average calories for the past year and I am at just about 1950 per day, with a deficit of 174, according to Cronometer. My weight is pretty much the same over the period, fluctuating about 5lbs, with a BMI of between 18.5 and 19. I guess I'll have to go for another blood test soon and see how things look.
  4. Ron Put

    Longevity Genes: APOE

    Yep, it certainly looks like it. But we are complex systems and there are a lot of moving parts for each of us. A particular allele or a group may often be a significant factor, but it's rarely the decisive one. An APOE2 individual on a diet of Coke, booze, KFC and meth is unlikely to fare better than an APOE4 vegan who keeps healthy habits 🙂
  5. My thoughts, exactly. Genetics and available medical services certainly play a role, but all things equal, fat folks are still more likely to have more health issues than slim ones. I do agree with Dean that a balance between calories and exercise is important, as a physical activity such as walking appears to be correlated with healthspan and longevity, based on the population studies I've seen, and it makes sense to me. Dean is on the more extreme end as far as walking distances but based on his stats, it works damned well for him.
  6. Good one... More political propaganda masquerading as the opinion of "each countries scientists" [sic] Covid-19 has been used to just undermine the Western economies, restrict rights and free speech, and sow social discord, but it also has been a boon to really bad science, which is then used by the media and the Twitter hordes to claim that "the scientists say...". In the meantime, there is scant coverage of The Great Barrington Declaration signed by many of the most prominent experts in their fields, some risking their careers, as now the Twitter mobs are trying to "cancel" the more prominent signatories. BTW, this is the publisher of this nonsense:
  7. Ron Put

    Meal timing & macronutrient distributions

    No mention of what the subjects' diets were.... Which IMHO would impact health more than many of the included criteria, which may or may not be meaningful.
  8. Ron Put

    EVOO production site

    Hah, thanks mccoy. I searched for Jasci, as I thought I've seen it somewhere before and it's actually quite inexpensive on the East Coast here -- even with shipping, it ends up at around $15 per bottle. I might try a case 🙂 As to EVOO, the more I research, the more I am sceptical of the claimed overall benefits. I do use olive leaf powder though in most of by stews, just in case 🙂
  9. So, I am going to repeat my question, since it kind of got lost in the shuffle here: Has anyone here tested Omega-3/Omega-6 and if so, what was the AA/EPA ratio?
  10. This is kind of misleading claim, as presumably if we compare to a random sample of 44000 people of similar criterial to that of the vaccine group, we would find some number of people with Covid-19 complications. Also, as coronaviruses are relatively simple and stable compared to something like the influentza strains, it's likely that the vaccine will retain its potency longer than the flu vaccines. Of course, it's also likely that once a significant portion of the population is exposed and T-cell immunity develops, the need for the Covid-19 vaccines would be greatly diminished other than for the most vulnerable. I recently came upon an interesting article, which might help place the media hysteria and political scaremongering in a little better perspective: More Swedes died in one month 1993 and 2000, compared to april 2020 — why?
  11. Haha, I am actually more scared by the idea of finger prick than by an occasional thin needle 😄 This is the reason why I haven't been checking my glucose at home, even though I am curious. Mike, how is your fiber intake? I wonder if it has an effect? Over the last year, mine has averaged about 73g per day, according to Cronometer. My fat intake is about 82g per day, with most of the saturated fat from raw cacao nibs, flax, and nuts (the cholesterol and transfats are from when I eat at restaurants and are best approximations of meals from among the Cronometer database items).
  12. Ron Put

    No wonder SCIENCE is scorned!

    Hm, I am really not certain that the Mediterranean diet, with its fat and often fried fish, is the "gold standard" for CVD. There are a lot of arguments against it, as it's been discussed before. Anyway, there is a lot of marginal science in this field, some of it with clear conflicts, and some of it just sloppy. But in the last few years it seems that there are a lot of journals in search of authors and now with Covid-19, there is a whole industry feeding the headline-hungry popular media and social apps. So, this interview is kind of a timely cautionary tale, as some of the "standards" of the fringe social "sciences" are seeping into the loosening ground of more scientific fields: About a third in, as he describes the published studies, it's both hilarious and a little scary.
  13. Hah, interesting video, thanks. There was a discussion here about the Levine phenotypic age model a while back. My experience with flaxseed is very different: I eat close to 30g of flaxseed per day and have done it for over a year now. My CRP was 0.02 in August and my creatinine was 0.6. My rather large flaxseed intake certainly doesn't seem to be causing an adverse effect.
  14. My hat off to you, Saul. Did you learn if your post-vaccine T-cells are fully trained to kill the invading covids? I think similar sensationalist claims have been posted here before. Such claims have validity, but the fact is that very similar inflammation is observed in cases of other viruses, including influenza (for a few decades now, I believe) -- I have posted at least one such study earlier in this thread. The panic has been a boon for bad, politicized science and some really poor studies --I remember one where a guy was shouting through a cardboard box in a lab, in order to show that all expert advice on masks was wrong, and his study was to usher the new gold standard of masks for all.
  15. Mmm, the problem with the above line of reasoning is that I haven't seen a significant difference between "olive oil" and EVOO, as far as I can remember. :) Based on that, I personally take the claims of night and day difference between the two olive oil versions with some suspicion.