Birdie wrote:From Rob at functionalps:
“The larger the quantity of “toxic fat” stored in the body, the more careful the person must be about increasing metabolic and physical activity. Using more vitamin E, short-chain saturated fats, and other anti-lipid-peroxidation agents is important.” Ray Peat
I found this via j's link to peatarian.com. Thanks again. A friend, Amy's first idea was niacinamide, and then vit E.
Glad there is a way.
We've discussed this before in some other thread,
and nwo2012 provided a great, missing piece of the PUFA Purging Puzzle for me.
I believe you noted it too at the time (so many threads here I lose track!
I'll dig it up,
but nwo2012 posted a communication from Peat
saying that the best way and perhaps the only non-destructive way
of getting PUFA out of the body is by a kind of natural chelation process
which your body, when metabolizing healthily, does slowly
The chemical name of that chelation process is what I'll have to search for,
but it is on here somewhere.
This process allows the PUFA to exit harmlessly through the liver.
I'm afraid the "slowly" part is unavoidable and may take up to 4 years,
depending upon how fat one is and how much of that fat is PUFA.
To mobilize the PUFA out of the stored bodily fat is possible,
but that is not a good thing,
because once mobilized into the bloodstream they cause destruction.
This is one interesting feature of the Peat diet that goes against
a lot of other dietary or health plans, including some very revered and traditional ones.
Think of fasting or sweat lodges or saunas or sweating or intense exercise.
Many of those activities are central to traditional healing systems.
They are seen as cleansing and purging
and even character and spirit building.
But...like I said, this kind of feature would seem to be missing in PeatLand.
If you try to "clean yourself out" by those methods,
Peat would say that you're just destructively releasing toxic PUFA into your bloodstream
to be circulated about and wreak havoc at many levels--cellular, glandular, hormonal, etc.
One thing in particular about your quote above, Birdie,
that made me think was this:
"The larger the quantity of 'toxic fat' stored in the body, the more careful the person must be about increasing metabolic and physical activity."
If you think about it, it is kinda paradoxical.
Aren't we all trying to "increase metabolic...activity"?
The quote would seem to imply that
our typical Peatian efforts to crank up our metabolism
will also incur increased dangers from PUFA...right?
I've been aware, in a way I guess, of this principle with regard to physical exercise,
which Peat says can cause stress.
And I've even been sortuv aware that exercise might release PUFA.
But I'd never thought about all the good Peatian things we do--
the diet stuff, the red light--
which increase metabolism...
...that those very things would also, conversely, risk accelerating unwanted, unhealthy PUFA release.
Maybe I'm not thinking about this correctly.
Or maybe I am, and that is why Peat urges the special supplements
like aspirin, niacinamide, coconut oil--
to help suppress the release of PUFA which is inevitable with increased metabolism...?