Sunday, December 30, 2018

More evidence for Linoleic Acid and Autoimmune Diseases

"Mechanism behind omega-6 seed oil triggering autoimmune diseases"

Read the whole thing, in which linoleic-acid-derived HNE seems to create antibodies against DNA, of all things.

Welcome, Stan!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Body Temperature in Athletes

Confirming some of Tim Noakes' work:

"When researchers later downloaded the data, the three women had peak temperatures during the race ranging from 105.4 to 106.7 degrees (40.8 to 41.5 C)—all higher than the 105 degree (40.5 C) threshold that’s considered a key diagnostic sign of exertional heat stroke. Yet they hadn’t collapsed. In fact, the team won a medal."

Read the whole thing: "How Elite Athletes Respond to Extreme Heat"

Worries about body temperature, especially in fever, are unjustified most of the time.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Mark Sisson on Kraft Heinz and Primal Kitchen

"I was adamant about maintaining product quality and integrity from the earliest of discussions with Kraft Heinz, and they were fully aligned with this from the beginning.... 
"If those ingredients change, you will stop buying. Business 101. 
"I know that. Kraft Heinz knows that.... 
"I think of all the people dousing the salad their doctor said they should start eating in soybean oil-based dressing and buying “olive oil mayo” that was mostly just seed oil, and it frustrates me. Imagine if they switched? Imagine if they all switched? Imagine if we were able to shift the collective omega-6:omega-3 ratio back toward ancestral optimums. Longtime readers know how big a change a person can make in his or her health just by changing the fats you eat. Now imagine a population doing it."
Amen. This is how it will happen.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

"NIH Seeks Feedback on Nutrition Research Plan"

They'd apparently stopped funding nutrition research, so this is a major development.

Link via Blog - The Nutrition Coalition