Comments for Free The Animal https://freetheanimal.com The Blog of Richard Nikoley Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:25:06 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.8 Comment on Iron, Food Enrichment and The Theory of Everything by PatriotsFan https://freetheanimal.com/2015/06/enrichment-theory-everything.html#comment-797708 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:25:06 +0000 http://freetheanimal.com/?p=30131#comment-797708 Thank for your feedback Jane. On one hand, I do think they are fooling you into a lifetime of buying their supplements, always giving you the “it gets worse before it gets better” which they can basically say until the end of time. What are your thoughts on copper dysregulation? I have seen a few articles which detail that dysregulation is the real problem, not copper toxicity.

https://liveto110.com/transcript-90-copper-dysregulation-part-1-with-morley-robbins/

Basically some believe that copper itself is not the problem, but rather copper is not bound to ceroplasmin protein. According to this article, whole food sources of vitamin C, magnesium, Retinol from animal sources, and improving liver and adrenal function is key. He also states that ascorbic acid and Vitamin D supplements, along with high fructose corn syrup contribute to the problem of unbound copper.

The thing that really confuses me is that he says lack of Vitamin A for animal sources and lack of zinc can cause unbound copper. He also says that copper in plant sources is not bioavailable and that copper in liver is the best source. All this info makes me doubt my vegetarian diet. And if zinc is needed to make CP and it is basically only available in large amounts in red meats (which are also high in iron), how does this fit in with iron causing diseases? So you would need zinc for CP, which also means you would be taking in a lot of iron? All this is so confusing and making me stress out!

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Comment on Has Everbody Been Wrong About Orange Juice? by Justin Watts https://freetheanimal.com/2017/03/everbody-orange-juice.html#comment-797626 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:22:18 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=34536#comment-797626 I just picked up a $10 juicer on clearance at Homegoods. I saw it and this post immediately came to mind. You’re right – at that price it’s a no-brainer. I’m picking up a sack of oranges tomorrow and looking forward to trying this out.

Not the point of your article I know, but 980’s comment reminded me of things I read years back about all the crap that’s in orange juice that the manufacturers don’t have to disclose on the label – “flavor packs”, etc. Add pasteurization to that and the final product won’t be anywhere close to the juicer you use.

Random comments since I’m here already: You got me buying raw milk, and a glass a day has settled out any tummy issues I had nagging me. Regular milk doesn’t like me, I get allergic reactions. Definitely the live factor feeding the gut. I tried your “Ray Peat milk and OJ” last time I was sick and couldn’t keep solids down. It worked like a charm and I had energy all day. Now that I can make my own I’m going to try the milk/OJ combo again.

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Comment on MSNBC’s Rachel Mad Cow Takes Donald Trump’s Bait by Miesha Tate https://freetheanimal.com/2017/03/msnbcs-rachel-donald.html#comment-797620 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:42:57 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=34554#comment-797620 Love Maddow!
I only wish she would stoop to denigrating Trump the D, Spice Slice, Gross DeVos, and Sessions McMessions Meal about how ugly they are, inside and out, like your style. Woa, I should make Garbage Pail Kid names! She’s too, “ethical.” Moral. Like she has the greater good at heart. Who does she think she is, Mother Maddow?

Shit.

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Comment on Iron, Food Enrichment and The Theory of Everything by Jane Karlsson https://freetheanimal.com/2015/06/enrichment-theory-everything.html#comment-797553 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:31:10 +0000 http://freetheanimal.com/?p=30131#comment-797553 PatriotsFan, that article you posted demonstrates very well how these people can fool you into thinking you are copper toxic and need their treatment.

“Life is not easy for many copper-toxic people. Most are highly intelligent …
…. I suffered from copper toxicity for at least 10 years before I even knew why I felt so bad. I was always tired, depressed, achy and often anxious, too. However, today, some 30 years later, I know clearly it was a blessing in disguise. Copper toxicity led me into natural healing, into meditation and eventually into myself and my gifts. Copper imbalance, indeed, is often a sign that one is not living one’s gifts and truths. ….
With enough compassion for yourself and a complete nutritional balancing program based on hair mineral analysis, almost all our clients become well and much happier, also. Then the creative, intuitive and loving qualities of the high-copper individual can shine through to the world.”

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Comment on Iron, Food Enrichment and The Theory of Everything by Richard Nikoley https://freetheanimal.com/2015/06/enrichment-theory-everything.html#comment-797535 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:32:33 +0000 http://freetheanimal.com/?p=30131#comment-797535 Don’t freak out.

https://freetheanimal.com/2015/11/practitioner-confused-overload.html

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Comment on Iron, Food Enrichment and The Theory of Everything by PatriotsFan https://freetheanimal.com/2015/06/enrichment-theory-everything.html#comment-797530 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:43:45 +0000 http://freetheanimal.com/?p=30131#comment-797530 I do not normally freak out about everything – recently starting eating gluten and dairy again and feel better than ever. I no longer cut anything out of my diet and I can finally go out with friends and family again without looking like a weirdo.

However, someone showed my this doctor’s site on copper toxicity http://www.drlwilson.com/articles/copper_toxicity_syndrome.htm and it has really freaked me out! Can’t stop thinking about it as whomever this Dr Wilson guy is seems to think that everyone in the country is suffering from copper toxicity and vegetarian diets cause cancer and all sorts of diseases! What’s really scary is that his life is dedicated to bashing the vegetarian diet and studying copper toxicity.

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Comment on MSNBC’s Rachel Mad Cow Takes Donald Trump’s Bait by wallycat https://freetheanimal.com/2017/03/msnbcs-rachel-donald.html#comment-797505 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:19:16 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=34554#comment-797505 ? trump? or Jenner?

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Comment on Iron, Food Enrichment and The Theory of Everything by Richard Nikoley https://freetheanimal.com/2015/06/enrichment-theory-everything.html#comment-797488 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:58:02 +0000 http://freetheanimal.com/?p=30131#comment-797488 Stop obsessing.

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Comment on Iron, Food Enrichment and The Theory of Everything by PatriotsFan https://freetheanimal.com/2015/06/enrichment-theory-everything.html#comment-797482 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:27:21 +0000 http://freetheanimal.com/?p=30131#comment-797482 Thanks Richard – took a look at your copper article. It was very informative and makes me more confident in keeping foods with copper in my diet. Seems silly to purposely take out a mineral known to help so many conditions. Not sure how this works with the zinc/copper ratio though. Am I supposed to eat a lot of zinc foods even though they deplete copper? Noticed when I start taking extra zinc more grey hairs show up!

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Comment on Hashimoto’s Thyroid Update: Carbs, Probiotics and Gut Food; and Improved by Dirk https://freetheanimal.com/2015/05/hashimotos-probiotics-improved.html#comment-797469 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:20:45 +0000 http://freetheanimal.com/?p=29847#comment-797469 I’ve been eating Paleo-ish/Mediterranean-ish with IF for years now along with all the gut stuff and had my first complete blood test in years and was told I am borderline low-thyroid. Go figure …

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Comment on No Soap On My Skin, No Shampoo In My Hair: Over 4 Years by Anne Vallance https://freetheanimal.com/2013/06/no-soap-on-my-skin-no-shampoo-in-my-hair-over-4-years.html#comment-797428 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:23:13 +0000 http://freetheanimal.com/?p=19394#comment-797428 Why use shampoo on the baby?

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Comment on Hashimoto’s Thyroid Update: Carbs, Probiotics and Gut Food; and Improved by Richard Nikoley https://freetheanimal.com/2015/05/hashimotos-probiotics-improved.html#comment-797427 Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:39:58 +0000 http://freetheanimal.com/?p=29847#comment-797427 Hi Lazslow:

You know, I had high TSH for years, but never a single symptom I could ever identify. Moreover, tests of the various T’s were low normal.

I eventually did the antibody tests and they came up positive. I focused on gut health and a few months later my TSH was (barely) in high normal range.

I’ve just not bothered with it since then, and still not a single classic symptom of any problem.

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Comment on Hashimoto’s Thyroid Update: Carbs, Probiotics and Gut Food; and Improved by Laszlo Seres https://freetheanimal.com/2015/05/hashimotos-probiotics-improved.html#comment-797423 Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:38:53 +0000 http://freetheanimal.com/?p=29847#comment-797423 Hi Richard,
Just been diagnosed with Hashi’s, I’m 42, male with a history of autoimmune issues since childhood, (Psoriasis, Raynaud’s). I’ve been reading your post for a few years but just found these articles about your Hashimoto issues, how is your health recently?
I did try a few things in the last few years to improve my health and my mental state so I’m a bit frustrated with my diagnosis although I know that the issues have started several years prior. Did try Elixa, a double course seemed to help a little with IBS but did not make much difference in autoimmune symptoms.
2 questions:
1. Are you familiar with Kiran Krishnan’s work? Did not find any post using the search box. His latest product (or he is involved with) is Megaspore, probiotic with spore forming organisms. Unfortunately I won’t be able to order it, as I live in Europe and it is distributed via healthcare professionals only. But the weaker version (Peakbiotics) may be available. Would like to hear your opinion as Kiran posted a very interesting webinar about his product and how it helps with leaky gut:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuu_UjedpBg

2. Thoughts about selenium supplementation versus dietary intake (e.g. brazil nuts) for Hashi’s? Chris Kresser seems to think it is dangerous to supplement, but others recommend it.
Would love to know your opinion for both of these questions.
Thanks for your excellent work BTW.

Laszlo

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Comment on MSNBC’s Rachel Mad Cow Takes Donald Trump’s Bait by wallydog https://freetheanimal.com/2017/03/msnbcs-rachel-donald.html#comment-797411 Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:59:47 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=34554#comment-797411 She like in shemale?

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Comment on Taking A Look At Medicinal Mushrooms: Chaga and Reishi by Bernard Lyons https://freetheanimal.com/2015/01/medicinal-mushrooms-reishi.html#comment-797407 Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:21:18 +0000 http://freetheanimal.com/?p=28843#comment-797407 Chaga hunters are doing nothing compared to big forestry companies who just destroy it with no human benefits. Here in New Brunswick tons of it is ground into the earth with there longing. I do not discourage the commoner at all to go find it in the forest. It is great exercise because it is rare and oh the benefits.

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Comment on Embrace The Coming Slave Economy by Hap https://freetheanimal.com/2017/03/embrace-coming-economy.html#comment-797373 Sun, 19 Mar 2017 02:23:03 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=34566#comment-797373 I would not be caught dead in any place offering free things like that.

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Comment on Embrace The Coming Slave Economy by Hap https://freetheanimal.com/2017/03/embrace-coming-economy.html#comment-797372 Sun, 19 Mar 2017 02:19:52 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=34566#comment-797372 Double whammy. Capital expenditure, regardless of output generally entitle to tax “breaks” as above.

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Comment on Embrace The Coming Slave Economy by Angel https://freetheanimal.com/2017/03/embrace-coming-economy.html#comment-797354 Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:50:33 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=34566#comment-797354 Human output should be taxed at the same rate at capital output to avoid distortions, yes. Obviously, no tax on either is better.

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Comment on Embrace The Coming Slave Economy by Angel https://freetheanimal.com/2017/03/embrace-coming-economy.html#comment-797353 Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:47:34 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=34566#comment-797353 Hap, you know there a people in America that will do colonoscopies for free? You just have to hang out in the right places.

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Comment on Embrace The Coming Slave Economy by Angel https://freetheanimal.com/2017/03/embrace-coming-economy.html#comment-797351 Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:43:45 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=34566#comment-797351 Robots and computers are cool. There’s next to no difference between a simple cutting device honed from a sharp piece of flint and a fully automated factory in my mind. Both allow greater production per unit of human effort – one just does it on a grander scale.

BTW, I give this information to you for free Richard: I have cut the salt (sodium) in my diet and increased the potassium (occurs simultaneously by avoiding sodium funnily enough). Potatoes have potassium. I just don’t add the salt. I’ve seen others mention this in your comments and I can tell you, I had no idea it would have such a profound impact on me. This one little trick has changed so much for me.

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