What if I ate nothing other than raw egg yolks?

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Re: What if I ate nothing other than raw egg yolks?

Postby SusanJ » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:43 am

baccheion wrote:What's unhealthy about the egg yolks?


Nothing. It's just the fiber, and other vitamins and trace minerals you're missing by not eating other foods.

That said, you seem to been a path here, so why not just try it, do your labs and see if it works for you. We're all different when it comes to eating.

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Re: What if I ate nothing other than raw egg yolks?

Postby baccheion » Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:07 pm

SusanJ wrote:
baccheion wrote:What's unhealthy about the egg yolks?


Nothing. It's just the fiber, and other vitamins and trace minerals you're missing by not eating other foods.

That said, you seem to been a path here, so why not just try it, do your labs and see if it works for you. We're all different when it comes to eating.

Would there be negative effects due to apoE 4/3 in combination with saturated fats?

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Re: What if I ate nothing other than raw egg yolks?

Postby circular » Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:08 pm

baccheion wrote:I'm thinking about an approach that involves eating only (truly pastured organic) raw egg yolks. About 48 per day. Thoughts? I'm apoE 4/3 with higher PCSK9 activity.

Personally -- and I have no medical background -- I consider this idea way too extreme and divergent from anything ever considered before (as far as I know???) to think it's a good idea in any way. Even if labs stayed good, they don't measure everything so they would never give you a complete picture of all the ways such an approach is affecting your health, short or long term.

I also already struggle myself with eating two-three eggs a day because my guess is that as we evolved, we rarely ate eggs, or binge ate them in the spring but had few to none the rest of the year. I'd venture to guess that 48 raw eggs a day is way beyond anything on the evolutionary map, unless all the same nutrients and in the same amounts were obtained from other foods, on average, year 'round, in a healthy group. If such a group existed(s), what else were they eating that provided other critical factors? What were they not eating that's in 48 eggs a day that could be detrimental in those amounts?

Your many questions about your approach, while definitely worth exploring, in my mind beg the conclusion that there are too many uncertainties due to lack of human experience with this approach.

I'm sympathetic you have trouble eating enough on other diets and need to work with that, but I'd be looking at alternative possibilities. The Okinawa diet is very healthy (at least for their genetics) and not at all calorie dense because it's foods are high in water (you mention you handle liquid well). I would try something like that but completely understand it may not work for you for some other reason(s).

Just MHO. Maybe you're onto something good and as yet undiscovered, but I wouldn't do it.
ApoE 3/4 > Thanks in advance for any responses made to my posts.


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