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  1. Mike41

    How much salt?

    Yes it’s certainly a genetic variability issue. Michaels key word above is MIGHT!
  2. I thought he made a reasoned case. It’s certainly not an easy call as I pondered at least a year ago on this same most popular ever thread! And below is a MUCH DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE!
  3. Mike41

    Exercise optimization

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2021.05.028 This study indicates a u shaped curve. Looks like 45 minutes of brisk waking or biking etc will do the trick, more may not help and in fact MAY be a negative. I do recall many years ago Dr. Andrew Weil quote on exercise and his advice was the equivalent of a brisk 45 minute walk a day. Kenneth Cooper said no more than 2 miles of jogging per day.
  4. Mike41

    Eating Natto for Bone, Artery & Brain Health

    It’s seems the vast majority bite the dust sooner or later.
  5. I tend to agree Khurram. Science is like a club and the members tend to think in scientism ways. Almost like a religion. The whole spooky quantum thing and the overwhelming evidence for paranormal experiences like NDEs and OBE’s is quite compelling and challenges the scientific reductionist materialist position on the mind/brain/consciousness phenomenon. Thankfully there are scientists out there who are quite respectable who are investigating these things and willing to take the heat and think outside the scientism box. However I do have a problem with some of your sources and on that I’m with Saul!
  6. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210804123547.htm if you want an early booster shot right now get a regular flu shot!
  7. Mike41

    Healthiest Greens?

    Also consider nitric oxide, disappointingly underdiscussed on this forum, green leafy vegetable like kale, collards, turnip greens, beet greens raise levels significantly https://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/documents/8836/asay-no-disease-handout.pdf
  8. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/covid-how-will-it-end/2021/09/04/44bdd69a-fed7-11eb-a664-4f6de3e17ff0_story.html Is “IT” going to end very soon or no??? So sorry the link won’t work unless your a subscriber. Bottom line some epidemiologists claim like all pandemics this one is coming to an end due to the numbers of cases and vaccines. By mid October one influential epidemiologist claims. Others claim that the politics on both sides is unfortunate. The anti vaccers and the fear mongerers.
  9. Immunity To COVID-19 Could Last Longer Than You'd Think https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/08/30/1032520934/immunity-to-covid-19-could-last-longer-than-youd-think booster shots may not even be necessary based on the science of mRNA vaccines. Excerpts from the article: Because the media has largely overlooked several key facts about the antibodies present eight months after the vaccine. For starters, they're more powerful than the original ones triggered by the vaccine, Bhattacharya says. While the first round of archers (antibodies) was out guarding the moat of your castle (respiratory tract), the immune system wasn't just sitting around idly, hoping those soldiers would be enough. Instead, it was busy training better archers — and a whole bunch of foot soldiers too. After your second shot, the immune system sets up a training center in the lymph nodes to teach special cells how to make more powerful antibodies, the Nature paper from June reported. He and his colleagues have found that by about six months after vaccination, these antibody-producing cells go into the bone marrow, where they can live for decades, perhaps even a lifetime, studies have found, and continue to produce antibodies the entire time. In one 2008 study, researchers identified antibodies that could neutralize the 1918 flu in the blood of people who were exposed to the virus 90 years earlier.
  10. Thanks Saul I couldn’t have summed it up better!
  11. https://dmsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13098-020-00580-w combination of k2 and Vitamin D effects Conclusion Individual or combined supplementation with vitamins D3 and K2 significantly decreases the glucose levels and % of functional pancreatic beta cells, while D3 and D3 + K2 treatments also induced a reduction in the uOC/cOC index. Only in the group with vitamin D3 supplementation, it was observed a reduction in undercarboxylated osteocalcin while vitamin K2 increased the carboxylated osteocalcin levels
  12. Mike41

    The thread on keto (and low carb) diet

    And how do you back that statement up with any evidence. The evidence for low fat whole plant based diets is not something crazy do you think? Did you See Dr. Freeman’s take on LFC DIETS ON the video Ron Putt just posted? I GUESS HES A RELIGIOUS FANATIC TOO!
  13. Keto diets are potent because they virtually eliminate carbs. The problem with carbs is fat! And the problem with fat is carbs. We have enormous data on low fat high carb diets (not junk food carbs)! But the keto diet is not in the same camp; however we do have the Inuit populations and they seemed to do ok eating largely carb free high fat diets that were whole food based. My hunch is a proper Keto diet may not be terrible and for some may indeed be healthful. The key of course is a proper whole food based and very low carb keto plan. I doubt many are doing that. For myself I’ll gladly continue with a whole food plant based low fat diet.
  14. Mike41

    TMAO & Cardiovascular Disease

  15. Humming through the nose can have a similar effect. https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/22/2/323 Here is a simple humming exercise you can do if you feel you are coming down with a respiratory infection, sinusitis, or are unwell. You can do it any time as a preventative measure to help boost immunity. We associate humming with cheerfulness and you’ll notice that it’s difficult to hum and feel down at the same time. Breathe through your nose with mouth closed and the tip of your tongue resting behind your top front teeth. (Note: if you can’t breathe through your nose do the Nose Unblocking exercise first). As you exhale slowly through your nose make a sustained “hmmmmmm…..” sound. Avoid pushing the air out with force. As with everything to do with breathing this should be done gently. Now, breathe in gently through your nose and repeat. The sinuses are air filled cavities located around your nose, temples and above your eye sockets. To increase the effect of the exercise you can gently massage those areas while doing the exercise. If you have a stubborn blocked nose or sinusitis repeat this exercise for 5 to 10 minutes, two to four times a day for a few days or until symptoms improve. When doing this exercise the vibrations you might feel are helping increase air circulation and production of NO in your nasal and sinus cavities. To learn more about the benefits of humming read The Humming Effect by Jonathan and Andi Goldman.[5]
  16. Mike41

    The thread on keto (and low carb) diet

    https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnut.2021.702802/full REVIEW article Front. Nutr., 16 July 2021 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2021.702802 Ketogenic Diets and Chronic Disease: Weighing the Benefits Against the Risks
  17. I don’t think it is at all “another reason to avoid the mRNA vaccines.” Not at all rationale! The EMA analysis of cases found: Pfizer-BioNTech - 145 cases of myocarditis and 138 cases of pericarditis out of 177m doses given Moderna - 19 case of myocarditis and 19 cases of pericarditis out of 20 million doses given Five people died. The review said they were all either elderly or had other health conditions. And the others basically got over it in a couple weeks and were mostly folks under 40. My hunch immune system overreactions. IAC DO THE MATH. THIS ISNT EVEN COMPARABLE TO GETTING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. According to the National Weather Service, a person has a 1-in-15,300 chance of getting struck by lightning in their lifetime, defined as an 80-year span. again do the Math. Come on Gordo get serious! This is SO SILLY!
  18. https://academic.oup.com/jcem/advance-article/doi/10.1210/clinem/dgab335/6290732 fruit lowers diabetes risk according to the above link Higher consumption of blueberries, grapes, apples, bananas, and grapefruit have generally been associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Although the effect of each fruit was not considered statistically significant in the Australian study noted above, the odds of having type 2 diabetes fell most dramatically with increasing intake of apples, with the benefit continuing to increase even at 250 g (about 3 apples) per day, at which level the odds of diabetes was halved compared to no apple consumption. Similarly, the odds of diabetes decreased with increasing intake of oranges and other citrus, with 20% lower odds at an intake of 200 g (about 1.5 oranges or 1 grapefruit). The odds of diabetes fell by about 25% with intake of bananas of up to 75 grams per day (a little more than half a banana), but this benefit declined with higher intake, with no benefit from eating more than about one and a quarter bananas daily
  19. She mentioned the reduceit study 4 grams of omega 3 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2777450 not all good as it raises atrial fib risk quite significantly.
  20. Mike41

    The thread on keto (and low carb) diet

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190813080206.htm IgA is naturally produced by our bodies and is crucial to regulating the bacteria that live in our gut. It acts as a defense mechanism that helps neutralize potentially dangerous bacteria that take advantage of changes to the environment, such as when we consume an imbalanced or fatty diet, In their experiments, they also observed that IgA deficient pre-clinical models, which lack protective IgA, had worsened blood sugar levels when fed a high fat diet
  21. Mike41

    The thread on keto (and low carb) diet

    Hi McCoy my 2 hour post prandials are around 95 after eating fruit, vegetables including potatoes. Oatmeal with banana about the same. No added fats and no nuts, avocados etc.
  22. to hell with the pills I’m going with real food source of vitamin k2. Too many times we have seen pills are not equivalent to the real food sources. Natto is also a good source of plant proteins, probiotics, and other nutritional positives. I’m ordering my NATTO from Nyrture a New York based firm that uses real glas, not plastic and gets great reviews. I talked to Anne who answered when I called and she Was so friendly and especially knowledgeable about k2 and all the other health aspects of Natto. She is a bio chemistry major. Wonderful person, concerned about environmental impact of their business etc. We talked for quite a while. https://www.nyrture.com/blog/natto-and-immunity I have an order on the way. I’ll let you know my impression of the product as soon as I try it
  23. Ron I can believe this cause corporations are motivated first and foremost by profits. As you noted the WSJ also participated so not really a left wing conspiracy but simply a case of money talks!