Barry Pearson wrote:Thought: When humans and pre-humans were evolving, there was a lot of red light in the mornings and evenings.
Barry Pearson wrote:I’m 72 and ApoE3/4.
During 2019 I’ve eaten a variant of the Carnivore Diet because I think it is healthiest and safest.
I’ve had several health-checks this year. They all give good or excellent results.
My results were good in previous years. (I was not damaged). I think they are better now I’m Carnivore.
The “4” variant was in hunter-gatherers, pre-agriculture. “3” then “2” arose to cater for agriculture.
I intend to avoid pretty-well anything from agriculture onward, especially anything invented by the food companies in the last 150 years.
(I avoid fiber. I believe it is part of the problem, not part of any solution).
Given the many reports of the damage that plants can do to the human brain, I consider it wise to avoid them. I find it easy to do so. I’ve consumed pretty-well zero plants during 2019.
(Apart from their fruits, plants have evolved defenses to avoid being eaten. Humans are “collateral damage”).
In effect, I eat more like a hunter than a hunter-gatherer.
Our distant ancestors were primarily meat-eaters. This enabled our large brains to evolve.
They certainly didn’t spend most of the day eating vegetables and pooping like our primate cousins!
I eat oily-fish for my first of two meals, every day. This is massively good for brains.
(Cholesterol is also necessary for brains. Obviously, I avoid statins or PCSK9-inhibitors!)
Some of my health-check results in 2019:
Inflammation: My HS-CRP in April 2019 was 0.28. Very low! How many non-ApoE4 people are that low?
(I would expect low inflammation from a meat-only diet).
Blood glucose: 2 14-day Continuous Glucose Monitor sensors showed very good blood glucose.
Very low fasting glucose; low and steady average glucose; tiny occasional peaks in restaurants.
(Their A1C estimates were 4.6% and 4.4% respectively).
Omega-3 status; Excellent. Omega-6: Omega-3 ratio of 2.2: 1. Vastly better than average.
Lipids: High HDL, very low Triglycerides. No pathological Insulin Resistance.
Plenty of undamaged LDL, which is good for the immune system and repair system.
Probably no damaged (glycated and/or oxidized) LDL. They are caused by excessive blood glucose, etc.
(I’m pretty-well a “Lean Mass Hyper Responder”).
Blood pressure: Hovers around 130/80, as it has for several years.
Saturated fat (or “stable fat”) has unwarranted bad press.
It is Omega-6 cooking oils that are bad!
A raw rib-eye steak comprises 2% saturated fat out of its total of 7% fat.
(Plant oils can contain saturated fat. Coconut oil has more than any other product. EVOO has significant amounts).
The recent GRADE-based analysis of risks of meat consumption, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, pretty-well graded all studies claiming meat was dangerous as “junk-science”.
(Based on silly food-frequency questionnaires, and epidemiological methods incapable of identifying “cause and effect”).
There is a Facebook group with 14,000 members who have been Carnivore for 10+ years.
(Carnivore Facebook groups probably total 100,000+ members).
I am also using two technology assists:
I wear a sleep monitor to help me optimize my sleep.
I use Red Light (+ Near-Infra-Red) Panels for their mitochondrial-health benefits.
(I tweet a lot on issues like this under my own name).
mike wrote:Barry Pearson wrote:Thought: When humans and pre-humans were evolving, there was a lot of red light in the mornings and evenings.
Where does this come from!?
Barry Pearson wrote:Before we had artificial lighting, we were constrained by sunlight. In Africa, being nearer the equator than most places today, there is more consistency of lengths of daylight. So our distant ancestors evolved with redish light early and late, (sunrises and sunsets are redish), and white light in the middle of the day. I assume our bodies (including brains) are compatible with that.
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