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73 minutes | Feb 12, 2019
#35: Esoteric Hollywood, Vegan Ethics, Anti-Conspiracy Culture & Theism vs. Atheism with Jay Dyer
01:11 - Jay's thoughts on the construction of anti-conspiracy culture (i.e., "skeptics") 06:37 - "Because the CIA compartmentalizes itself, I ended up knowing more about the program than any individual in the CIA." Douglas Valentine 07:33 - CIA culture creation: relying on "experts" instead of instincts 09:17 - The Oligarchy's transcendence of the left/right sandbox and the so-called "intellectual dark web" (Jordan Peterson, et al.) 11:33 - "The governmental class is elected by the people to serve the elite." 12:26 - Bill Clinton awards David Rockefeller the medal of freedom: http://bit.ly/2GBxuSl 12:36 - Jordan Peterson a the trilateral commission: http://bit.ly/2tk15rs 12:47 - "I have described the intelligence service as a socially acceptable way of expressing criminal tendencies. A guy who has strong criminal tendencies but is too much of a coward to be one, would wind up in a place like the CIA if he had the education." Nelson Brickham (CIA) 14:30 - 'The irony about Jordan Peterson is that his ideology is 100% synonymous with actual philosophy of the ruling elite' 15:25 - Jay's thoughts on evolutionary theory and Darwinism 19:05 - Danny is a philosophy idiot, universal truth claims, Aristotle, and Plato 21:05 - How Jay debates 22:07 - "Genetics is now engaged in a controversy between those who insist on the primary importance of the gene, and those who oppose them. The contestants have often yielded to the temptation to support and accepted doctrine rather than an orderly and systemic search for a rational explanation." Carl C. Lindegren (Cold War in Biology, 1966) 23:10 - Social Darwinism serves the Oligarchy (i.e., 'death is just as important as life') 24:38 - 'Why should I accept your universal truth claim?' 26:10 - Jay's thoughts on process theology 32:47 - The relationship between dialectics, relativism, oligarchy, and the destruction of Western culture 36:22 - Jay on the depopulation strategy (The Jaffe Memo) 39:15 - Depopulation strategists: John Holdren, Walter Lipman, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jonas Salk, etc. 41:24 - Jay's conversations with Mark Hackerd, Russiagate, and Red Sparrow 47:06 - Jay's TV show with Jay Weidner (Hollywood Decoded) 50:23 - Jay on predictive programming through movies and TV 54:45 - CIA Entertainment Industry Liaison: https://www.cia.gov/offices-of-cia/public-affairs/entertainment-industry-liaison 57:15 - Ben Affleck on Argo: 'Hollywood is probably full of CIA agents' http://bit.ly/2TQzLwV 57:24 - Jay on negative cultural events inducing mass trauma 59:00 - Jay wears many hats 59:52 - Where can we find Jay's work? 01:01:15 - Some of Jay's favorite debates: Atheism vs. Theism: http://bit.ly/2Ih3wWm | Communism vs. Capitalism: http://bit.ly/2N3iPAm | Anarchism vs. The State http://bit.ly/2N2Rxdm 01:02:45 - Veganism vs. Carnivory: http://bit.ly/2BwJqRP 01:03:06 - Problems with veganism, libertarianism, and natural law theory 01:09:38 - 'You can tell by how someone talks if they're interested in what's actually true'
46 minutes | Sep 30, 2018
#34: Calcium, Phosphate, Authoritarianism, Eugenics & CIA Spymaster Allen Dulles with Ray Peat
00:55 — "The newsletter is available by email now, and it's $28 US which can be paid through PayPal, at email@example.com." Ray Peat 01:27 — "It is extremely important to realize that calcium deposits in soft tissues become worse when the diet is low in calcium." Lets Eat Right to Keep Fit by Adelle Davis (1970) http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/calcium.shtml 03:06 — Can we see living structure in a cell? By Gilbert Ling https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25854101 03:22 — The calcium paradox of essential hypertension by David McCarron https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3544831 04:18 — Danny's summary of the cell (see Cells, Gels, and The Engines of Life for images) 05:43 — Is it a natural phenomenon for a cell to disorder its water? 05:54 — What retains water in living cells? By Gilbert Ling https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1082166 06:51 — "On page 95 of my first book, 'A Physical Theory of the Living State; the Association Induction Hypothesis' you will discover what I call the Principle of Additivity. This Principle suggests that any agent that binds onto the cell proteins will affect the entire protein involved. It is the reach and strength of binding that distinguish a cardinal adsorbent. As an example, each ATP causes the binding of some 8000 water molecules on an appropriate protein molecule. So whether carbon dioxide can be called a cardinal adsorbent is a question that must await more experimental study." Ling (2014) 07:08 — Ray on Gilbert Ling's "lactate paradox" of high altitude experiment (CO2 prevents full depolarization) 07:56 — "In the normal resting state, a cell is 'polarized.' In the depolarized state, a cell is vulnerable, and if it is too frequently depolarized, it can be damaged or killed in the process called 'excitotoxicity,' and other related degenerative processes. Cancer cells are chronically 'depolarized,' and this is related to their low-efficiency metabolism." Lungs, shock, inflammation, and aging by Ray Peat (2002) 08:33 — Why does carbohydrate produce more carbon dioxide than fat? 09:38 — "Mg or K is needed to form the phosphorylated ATPase that then upon exposure to Ca or Na transfers a phosphate to ADP, generating ATP. Mg helps to retain and generate ATP." Andrew Kim 09:39 — "It [magnesium] is the basic protective calcium blocker." Calcium and Disease by Ray Peat (2009) 10:40 — The breakdown of ATP to ADP increases intracellular phosphate. Does something similar happen when a person eats too much phosphate? 10:55 — "In addition, dietary fructose reduces plasma phosphate levels by 30 to 50%…" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11036473 11:26 — Ray on "the high-energy phosphate bond" 12:49 — How is phosphate deenergizing the cell? 14:16 — Is phosphate a cell depolarizer? 14:23 — Ray describes the death of a cell 15:48 — "In the body, as in a chain, the weakest link breaks down under stress although all parts are equally exposed to it.” Stress Without Distress by Hans Selye (1974) 16:38 — "Our brain grows into our culture, and the culture lives in our nervous system." Ray Peat (2009) 16:44 — "It is too often not realized that culture itself is an adaptive tool, one of whose main functions is to make the physiological emergencies come less and less often.” Abraham Maslow (1943) 17:28 — Ray describes finding Maslow's work after reading the Freudians for six months 17:56 — Carl Rogers' work was manipulated by authoritarian-types 18:35 — Ray on the differences between Rogers and Maslow 19:19 — Libertarianism and the Koch brothers 20:00 — Journey into a Libertarian Future 1-6 https://bit.ly/2xNTRPn, https://bit.ly/2QdURTA, https://bit.ly/2xZaGpD, https://bit.ly/2OYDoyg, https://bit.ly/2RaoeY4, https://bit.ly/2xPgKBN 20:22 — "...A person's present-orientedness or, in economic terms, its high degree of time preference (which is highly correlated with low intelligence, and both of which appear to have a common genetic basis)." "In every society of any degree of complexity, specific individuals quickly acquire elite status as a result of having diverse talents. Owing to achievements of superior wealth, wisdom, bravery, or a combination thereof, particular individuals command respect, and their opinions and judgments possess natural authority." Hans-Hermann Hoppe (2007) 20:42 — Ray on Murray Buchan as a good libertarian compared to the Koch-type 20:51 — "Libertarianism in the US has been primarily a decorative veneer for advocacy of transferring government power entirely to the big corporations, but a few people like Justin Raimondo [antiwar.com] seem to be creating a more authentic libertarianism—he’s associated with the Randolph Bourne Institute, and policies very different from the Cato Institute/Koch brothers’." Ray Peat (2017) 21:15 — Danny doubts the usefulness of "the non-aggression principle" in light of Hans Selye's work on stress and survival 21:43 — "Estrogen, hyperventilation, lactate, etc., increase serotonin, and I think it’s serotonin that directly increases PTH, and then PTH increases NO." Ray Peat (2017) 22:23 — "...Serotonin stimulates the secretion of prolactin.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23506438 "...prolactin could be a mirror of serotonin in the brain." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26542707 "...serotonin could be one of the factors regulating PTH secretion and/or contributing to PTH hypersecretion..." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6255002 22:28 —"…An excess of plasma prolactin is associated with an excess of plasma PTH and vice versa." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7130342 22:50 —"His profoundly lowered basal metabolic rate and decreased CO2 production, resulting probably from severe hypothyroidism…” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10084002 23:09 —"…In the rat, TSH induces a release of 5-HT and histamine..." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4109651 "...Thyroid hormone and the catecholamines are antagonistic, having directly opposing actions on the blood pressure and the blood fats.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4766338 23:22 —"Hyperventilation is defined as breathing in excess of the metabolic needs of the body, eliminating more carbon dioxide than is produced, and, consequently, resulting in respiratory alkalosis and an elevated blood pH." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10546483 24:08 — A good environment and 'not needing' your hormones. Generative Energy #26 - https://youtu.be/3AI46HYJ3ro?t=36m26s 24:56 — Is there much information on the carboniferous period? 25:39 — In the 1940s, people believed that a new ice age was approaching 25:58 — "Climate experts believe the next ice age is on its way." Leonard Nimoy, In Search Of: "The Coming Ice Age" (1978) https://youtu.be/1kGB5MMIAVA 26:39 — "In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill.” The First Global Revolution: A Report by The Council of The Club of Rome by Alexander King & Bertrand Schneider (1993) 26:51 — "Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society." Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment by Paul Ehrlich, John Holdren, and Ann Ehrlich (1977) 26:52 — “Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) 27:06 — Ray on job automation fast-tracking the Oligarchy's need to get rid of 4-5 billion people 27:27 — War! What is it good for? Mustard gas medicine. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28246228 27:36 — Ray's favorite example research financing: Elwood Jensen's transition from chemical warfare research to estrogen research 28:55 — Was estrogen research being guided by the hands of the eugenics fanatics? 29:16 — How & Why Big Oil Conquered The World by James Corbett Part I: https://youtu.be/ySnk-f2ThpE Part II: https://youtu.be/0wlNey9t7hQ 29:43 — Ray on the transition of eugenics into genetics 30:29 — Who funded Hitler? 31:15 — Ray on the coup against Roosevelt with Smedley Butler 33:15 — Interview with Joan Talley (Sister of Allen Dulles) "My father was a Nazi spy." Allen Macy Dulles, Jr. 33:38 — Who poisoned Roosevelt? 34:05 — Allen Dulles’ involvement in two high-profile American presidential assassinations (Roosevelt and JFK) 35:17 — Is there a “new” Allen Dulles at the CIA? 36:02 — Are vitamin D and calcium necessary for thyroid and the other steroids to work? 37:43 — Clarifications on the progesterone Progest-E product by Kenogen 38:49 — What could cause a strange reaction to progesterone? "Have you had a blood test for vitamin D and TSH [thyroid function]? High estrogen increases the conversion of progesterone to the 5- metabolite, but thyroid and progesterone lower estrogen, preventing the exaggeration of that pathway. A vitamin D deficiency disturbs many hormones, and can cause breast pain.” Ray Peat on breast pain while using progesterone (2018) 39:19 — "The effects of estrogen and progesterone are systemically opposed to each other—estrogen excites, progesterone calms, estrogen cools, progesterone heats, estrogen increases nitric oxide, progesterone lowers it, etc." Ray Peat (2017) 41:20 — Ray recalls a woman with severe hyperestrogenemia who didn’t respond to 400 milligrams of progesterone who likely needed to work on the liver to restore balance 42:14 — Experiencing bloating with milk or sweet orange juice (not tart or sour) 43:37 — What is Ray working on right now?
51 minutes | Mar 29, 2018
#33: Optimizing The Environment With Raymond Peat
00:38 - https://www.patreon.com/dannyroddy00:47 - "The newsletter is available by email now, and it's $28 US which can be paid through PayPal, at firstname.lastname@example.org." Ray Peat01:09 - "Without a realistic view of where you are, you can't expect to go anywhere." Ray Peat01:40 - M.I. Budyko. The Evolution of The Biosphere. 1984 "Aromorphosis: The existence of living organisms is possible only if they are provided by energy influx from the environment." "The entire history of evolution of organisms is associated with profound changes in mechanisms of their energy supply..."01:55 - "Le Chatelier's principle, that a system adjusts in ways which restore a disturbed equilibrium, is behind this idea. Every part of the flow can be seen as a disequilibrium, and the complexification of the structure tends to absorb the disturbing energy." Ray Peat02:03 - Györgyi Csaba. The biological basis and clinical significance of hormonal imprinting, an epigenetic process. Clin Epigenetics. 2011 Aug;2(2):187-96.02:29 - "I am myself plus my circumstances" Jose Ortega y Gasset02:50 - Progesterone as a powerful cell stabilizer during development03:30 - Clarification on Le Chatelier's principle06:28 - "I came to see literary 'periods' or styles (classical, realist, Romantic, surrealist, etc.) as reflections of a society's energy and structure." Ray Peat11:06 - Stephen Jay Gould. Kropotkin Was No Crackpot. Natural History vol. 1997 (https://bit.ly/2GjEmon) [PDF]11:26 - "How do we reconcile the greatest individual liberty possible while preserving the greatest equality within a community? Therein lies a fundamental political paradox, and one that could hardly be more current…" (https://bit.ly/2Gld6C7)12:53 - Ray's thoughts on Karl Marx and communism13:57 - Clarification on Christian ethics15:21 - Does intervention create more harm?16:16 - Adam Kokesh debates Webster Tarpley at Occupy Bilderberg 2012 (https://bit.ly/2IbprJl)17:56 - James Gilligan. Violence: Reflections on a national epidemic. New York:Vintage Books (1997) “[I]ncreased rates of death and disability [are] suffered by those who occupy the bottom rungs of society, as contrasted with the relatively lower death rates experienced by those who are above them. Those excess deaths... are a function of class structure; and that structure is a product of [society’s] collective human choices, concerning how to distribute the collective wealth of society."19:17 - Is violence sometimes necessary?19:30 - "Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism." "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death." MLK20:10 - Györgyi Csaba. The biological basis and clinical significance of hormonal imprinting, an epigenetic process. Clin Epigenetics. 2011 Aug;2(2):187-96. "In the case of hormonal imprinting, the first encounter between a hormone and its developing target cell receptor-usually at the perinatal period-determines the normal receptor-hormone connection for life." "The absence of the normal or the presence of false hormonal imprinting predispose to or manifested in different diseases (e.g., malignant tumors, metabolic syndrome) long after the time of imprinting or in the progenies."21:57 - Ray's thoughts on "erasing" an imprint and maintaining euphoria23:26 - Is there "new" element in the environment that Ray is very concerned with (e.g., water, air, EMF)?24:44 - "Nothing is stored, it's like the pasts are all present in the same room, and we periodically have a different perspective on them. When the present balance of stuff, toxicants, euphoriants, etc., is good, you can think and feel what you want to about things." Ray Peat26:22 - Dr. Gabor Maté Interview with Tim Ferriss (https://bit.ly/2IeUgNx)27:01 - Ernest Schachtel. Metamorphosis: On the development of affect, perception, attention, and memory. 1959. "The drive to seek out and explore the new is strongest in the childhood of animals and men, in the period of exploratory play." "As they mature we see in the higher mammals and in most men a slackening or ceasing of curiosity, fascination, playful exploration, excitement, enthusiasm: the "open" world has now turned into a variety of objects with signal qualities, or into objects-of-use to which certain adaptive responses are given."30:00 - “Gardening, learning to play a musical instrument, sculpting and drawing, are good; practicing the marital arts, going to new places and taking different routes to old places, listening to an unfamiliar language anything that involves participation and action or learning.” Ray Peat31:26 - Do Ray's daily activities influence his dreams?33:25 - Danny on his historical aggressive 'salt the earth' approach to his health problems34:17 - Is there anything else that fosters the innate animal intelligence?35:47 - Should a person concentrate on themselves? "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." Tolstoy38:15 - "...The mystiques of schooling, medicine, and legal services are part of the system of control and exploitation that can be painlessly dissolved." Ray Peat (https://bit.ly/2GUUYA8)38:41 - “School prepares for the alienating institutionalization of life by teaching the need to be taught. Once this lesson is learned, people lose their incentive to grow in independence.” Ivan Illich41:35 - “In evolution, the tendency toward dominance of the head (cephalization) in animals overlaps with another tendency (known in plants too) called juvenilization, pedomorphism, or neoteny, in which an early stage of the organism’s development, the juvenile stage is preserved for longer periods in the descendants, eventually becoming the normal adult type. Baby apes resemble humans, in body proportions and behaviour, much more than the adult apes do. The infant represents our evolutionary future.” Ray Peat42:43 - M.I. Budyko. The Evolution of The Biosphere. 1984 "Aromorphosis: The existence of living organisms is possible only if they are provided by energy influx from the environment." "The entire history of evolution of organisms is associated with profound changes in mechanisms of their energy supply..."44:44 - Ashley Montagu. The Natural Superiority of Women. 1905 "The adult human skull preserves the promise of the infant human skull very much more than does the adult gorilla the promise of the infant gorilla skull. In other words, the adult human being is an infantilized or pedomorphic type, a type which has evolved by preserving some ancestral youthful characteristics; the adult gorillais an aged or gerontomorphic type, a type that has undergone evolutionary change as the result of the accentuated development of already adult traits."45:33 - Gloria Steinem was a CIA operative (https://bit.ly/2J2iL1z)47:46 - What is Ray working on?48:34 - Science’s War on Medicine by John Cannell (https://bit.ly/2E17ISp
48 minutes | Sep 21, 2017
#32: The CIA's Mighty Wurlitzer with Raymond Peat
01:10 - Danny’s preparation for talking to Ray03:08 - The 1933-1934 coup against FDR as described by Schmedly Butler06:18 - Daniel Sheehan and The Christic Institute 06:47 - Controlled opposition in the JFK assassination07:11 - "The decision to include culture and art in the US Cold War arsenal was taken as soon as the CIA was founded in 1947. Dismayed at the appeal communism still had for many intellectuals and artists in the West, the new agency set up a division, the Propaganda Assets Inventory, which at its peak could influence more than 800 newspapers, magazines and public information organisations. They joked that it was like a Wurlitzer jukebox: when the CIA pushed a button it could hear whatever tune it wanted playing across the world.” Frances Stonor Saunders08:10 - The CIA was created by Harry Truman in 194709:12 - The Nazi roots of the ruling class and operation paperclip11:10 - Were people asking questions about the Nazification of America?13:14 - Why was it necessary to kill FDR?13:50 - The Congress for Cultural Freedom14:35 - "Whether they liked it or not, whether they knew it or not, there were few writers, poets, artists, historians, scientists, or critics in postwar Europe whose names were not in some way linked to this covert enterprise.” —Frances Stonor Saunders15:14 - Did Ray keep his political thoughts to himself in seventh grade? (“Are they going to kill Raymond Peat for being a communist?”)16:22 - Ray’s thoughts on Eisenhower17:35 - The assassination of Dag Hammarskjold (Operation Celeste) & Ray’s thoughts on JFK20:48 - Indonesian mineral deposit & oil21:44 - The CIA overthrows the democratically elected Sukarno with a military coup (“if you’re not with us you’re against us”)22:33 - CIA list of atrocities & Ray’s thoughts on the logistics of the ruling class24:18 - The CIA as a tool of the ruling class & the Neo-Darwinian-Malthusianism “religion” of the ruling class25:21 - The Obama family connection to the Indonesian genocide (Wayne Madsen)28:10 - The CIA & the Drug Trade by James Corbett (https://youtu.be/vcp9bcypZo4)28:51 - ‘The Act of Killing’ & ‘The Look of Silence’ — films by Joshua Oppenheimer 29:03 - Ray’s thoughts on the Rampart’s Affair (limited hangout?) & the interconnectedness of the ruling class31:00 - Zbigniew Brezinski, David Rockefeller & The Trilateral Commission33:00 - Afghanistan before & after (Brezinski as the architect of Muslim extremism)33:50 - Brezinski & Obama (Hillary & Kissinger)34:24 - Hillary explains the real meaning of '1984' in her new book & Guiliani's quote: "What we don't see is that freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do." - Giuliani (http://nyti.ms/2hkjVfC)35:00 - Ray’s read on the current political climate36:00 - “People always prefer surfaces…”36:42 - Is the CIA or the US government the main problem?38:12 - Ray’s thoughts on Lee Harvey Oswald & JFK’s assassination39:18 - Danny thinks Ray has read David Talbott’s book, The Devil’s Chessboard, but he hasn’t39:25 - Ray’s general thoughts on Trump40:55 - "I think [creation of the CIA] was a mistake. And if I'd know what was going to happen, I never would have done it." "Why, they've got an organization over there in Virginia now that is practically the equal of the Pentagon in many ways. And I think I've told you, one Pentagon is one too many.” "Now, as nearly as I can make out, those fellows in the CIA don't just report on wars and the like, they go out and make their own, and there's nobody to keep track of what they're up to. They spend billions of dollars on stirring up trouble so they'll have something to report on. They've become... it's become a government all of its own and all secret. They don't have to account to anybody.” - Truman41:30 - “Dag Hammarskjold was on the point of getting something done when they killed him. Notice that I said, ‘When they killed him.’” - Truman42:07 - Ray’s thoughts on Operation Northwoods (original PDF: http://bit.ly/2hkRLRl [A Brief History of False Flag Terror by James Corbett: https://youtu.be/sNRh1vlGksk])43:20 - Does Ray see things improving in the future? (‘power should never be exercised in secret’)44:48 - "It is inconceivable that a secret intelligence arm of the government has to comply with all the overt orders of the government." - CIA CounterIntelligence head James Angleton, in testimony to the Church Committee45:12 - What is Ray working on right now?45:46 - "The newsletter is available by email now, and it's $28 US which can be paid through PayPal, at email@example.com." Ray Peat
59 minutes | Dec 20, 2016
#31: Safe Supplements with Raymond Peat
Patreon, Ray Peat's Website01:10 - Ray Peat on Culture, Government, and Social Class (http://bit.ly/2hC7qdd) Why Kerala, Grampa? (http://bit.ly/2hQOpBK)06:16 - Danny’s evolving views on supplements 07:00 - “When your intestine is extremely sensitive, the excipients and contaminants in a pregnenolone tablet could cause bad symptoms; the only supplements that are very safe to take orally are aspirin, cascara, some kinds of thyroid, small amounts of penicillin (30 mg), cyproheptadine (one-half to one milligram), and progesterone. Vitamin A and DHEA on the skin are safe, but you should put the vitamin A on your lower legs, and wash your hands so that none of it gets on your lips.” RP (2016)07:34 - ‘People’s symptoms improve when they stop taking their supplements’10:17 - Can supplements be problematic due to endotoxin?14:07 - Are the manufacturing methods to blame for the irritation?17:12 - Contamination, fillers, pill casings, etc.18:09 - What is Ray’s process for determining if something is safe or not?22:13 - ‘Unnamed and unidentified nutrients in natural foods’23:40 - "We had an abundance of mangoes, papayas, and bananas here, but the pride of the islands, the most delicious fruit known to men, cherimoya, was not in season." —Mark Twayne (1866)24:22 - ‘Marmalade is like a super drug’25:02 - ‘A general rule about drugs’27:05 - Finasteride as an example of an unsafe medical drug29:11 - Ray’s experiences with nutrient deficiencies36:42 - Ray’s thoughts on the versatility of the body38:06 - The transgenerational impact on a person’s nutritional requirements38:50 - “Meat eaters would normally get 1/4 to 1/2 grain of thyroid in their food every day if the whole animal were used.” RP40:12 - Ways to minimize confusion when using thyroid or other substances42:04 - Ray is working on getting his books online42:31 - Nutritional requirements for a healthy vs. hypothyroid person43:56 - Do healthy people need more vitamin A?45:30 - Is there any definitive symptoms of vitamin A and K deficiency?47:09 - Using the fat soluble vitamins topically49:26 - Does Ray use the oily vitamins on his skin every day?49:48 - Ray’s thoughts on B. subtilis and B. licheniformis (Biosporin)51:57 - Ray expands on the relationship between aspirin and vitamin K54:06 - Do people tend to be vitamin K deficient?55:09 - Can well-cooked mushrooms replace the daily carrot?56:30 - If Ray could take any substance on a desert island what would it be?57:29 - What is Ray working on?57:54 - “The newsletter is available by email now, and it’s $28 US which can be paid through PayPal, at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
44 minutes | Nov 2, 2016
#30: What Keeps a Creative Person Going?
Vision and Acceptance, Patreon01:09 - Danny’s thoughts on a purpose-driven life and meaningful work02:22 - Should you wait until you’re better before being creative?02:50 - “I was laying on the ground, maybe just four or five inches away and I was spreading the paint, mixing some different colours in. I was thinking to myself, ‘Man, what am I going to do now? Because this is one of the best, most fun things I’ve ever done.’” Taylor Phinney04:59 - Creativity and the risk of being misunderstood06:12 - Reinforcement of learned helplessness07:12 - Danny’s many failings and mental anguish08:33 - "People tend to hold overly favorable views of their abilities in many social and intellectual domains. The authors suggest that this overestimation occurs, in part, because people who are unskilled in these domains suffer a dual burden: Not only do these people reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices, but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it. Across 4 studies, the authors found that participants scoring in the bottom quartile on tests of humor, grammar, and logic grossly overestimated their test performance and ability. Although their test scores put them in the 12th percentile, they estimated themselves to be in the 62nd. Several analyses linked this miscalibration to deficits in metacognitive skill, or the capacity to distinguish accuracy from error. Paradoxically, improving the skills of participants, and thus increasing their metacognitive competence, helped them recognize the limitations of their abilities." Unskilled and unaware of it: how difficulties in recognizing one's own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments (1999)13:58 - “If the path before you is clear, you're probably on someone else's.” Joseph Campbell15:29 - Creating for yourself rather than others17:41 - “It is the urge, which is evident in all organic and human life — to expand, extend, become autonomous, develop, mature — the tendency to express and activate all the capacities of the organism, to the extent that such activation enhances the organism or the self. This tendency may become deeply buried under layer after layer of encrusted psychological defenses; it maybe hidden behind elaborate facades which deny its existence; but it is my belief that it exists in every individual, and awaits only the proper conditions to be released and expressed.” Carl Rogers18:38 - "The serial monogamies you mention are really important expressions of the rigidity that's the essence of the authoritarian culture. Just by putting them together you have illuminated them. In his later years Wilhelm Reich worried about how hard adults were to heal emotionally, but I think Freudianism just distracted him from what he probably knew as a communist, that people won't choose to change as long as there are no viable alternatives. " Ray Peat20:25 - “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller23:43 - “To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” Aristotle24:43 - You don’t care what people think? Prove it!28:13 - The journey of creativity would be cheap without risk30:36 - "Everyday, I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it. But by sitting still, and the more one sits still, the closer one comes to feeling ill. Thus if one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right.” Kierkegaard33:07 - "You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough." William Blake33:59 - Danny’s experience with health authorities34:43 - Celebrating “the expert”36:36 - Choice and creativity39:35 - Free speech as a creative act40:04 - Why did Danny move to Mexico?
60 minutes | Oct 12, 2016
#29: How to Burn Fat on a Keto Diet (And Why You Shouldn’t)
Nutricrinology, Patreon03:39 - Kyle Mamounis and Danny Roddy meet at AHS 201105:01 - Kyle’s origin story06:41 - What is Kyle studying?08:35 - Details on Kyle’s AHS 2016 talk 10:45 - Injecting CO2 and prostaglandins into ketosis11:56 - Lactic acid in diabetes13:24 - Glycolysis and mitochondrial respiration14:30 - Is fat a superior fuel compared to glucose?17:09 - The low carb fantasy view of metabolic stress18:53 - Low carb people and “autoimmunity” issues20:07 - Danny’s thoughts on “adrenal fatigue”22:11 - What Kyle is researching24:45 - Where do the genes fit in?26:48 - The Randle effect as an “on” “off” switch for glucose metabolism28:00 - Hepatic glycogen and the production of active thyroid hormone30:20 - Turning down the generation of CO2 with ketosis35:29 - Omega-3’s and mitochondrial respiration38:18 - Thoughts on electrons and respiration40:18 - Kyle’s future plans for AHS43:08 - The “benefits” of ketosis — decreased endotoxin47:24 - Products and objective science in nutrition49:58 - How do you lose fat without entering ketosis?51:26 - Danny was fatty on zero-carb55:03 - Is it good to have a slow metabolism?56:59 - Kyle’s final thoughts57:45 - Kyle’s blog and where you can find him
37 minutes | Jul 12, 2016
#28: Talking with Ray Peat: The Origins of Authoritarianism
Patreon, iTunes01:10 - Chatting about Ray’s 2003 Newsletter01:59 - Defining authoritarianism and Ray’s experience09:45 - Where did authoritarianism originate from? (Parmenides, Zeno, Plato, Aristotle, and Heraclitus)12:41 - “The principle of forgiveness was presented as the appropriate response to a world which is always new. The desire for vengeance comes from a delusive commitment to the world of memory. Virginity is constantly renewed in the world of imaginative life. While Blake said that you can’t forgive someone until they stop hurting you, the desire to be forgiven indicates that there is an opportunity to resolve the problem.” (http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/william-blake.shtml)16:41 - “In 1933 Reich published The Mass Psychology of Fascism, and the next year Freud expelled him from psychoanalysis; that was the year that Andre Breton excommunicated Dali from surrealism. Both Reich and Dali had important (but dangerous) insights into the effects of the authoritarian culture on consciousness—the destruction of reality by the imposition of an “essentialist” attitude. Dali’s Persistence of Memory, 1931, described the fluidity of reality and consciousness. Later, Dali aligned himself with the fascist side, and his 1954 Decomposition of the Persistence of Memory shows the quantized consciousness. Starting in 1945, the fascist culture blossomed in the US, so people who speak English now have constant contact with the dead essences, and very little incentive to evaluate them. Business/government marketing techniques adjust the meaning-units periodically, so that they are always available to provide the needed frame for the discourse of the moment. A lot of work goes into it.” —Raymond Peat16:54 - The Dulles brothers (The Devil’s Chessboard by David Talbott)18:04 - Is authoritarianism a disease?20:38 - Is the environmet bracketing our current progress?21:08 - Nicole Foss on degrowth (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDr71LHO0Jo)23:37 - Increasing the people’s knowledge, ability and power24:31 - Food as way to heighten someone’s awareness26:19 - The food pyramid as a form of oppression27:44 - America’s authoritarianism vs. other places31:29 - “In a speech before the National Alumni Conference at Princeton University on April 10, 1953, newly appointed CIA director Allen Dulles lectured his audience on ‘how sinister the battle for men's minds had become in Soviet hands.’ The human mind, Dulles warned, was a ‘malleable tool,’ and the Red Menace had secretly developed ‘brain perversion techniques.’ Some of these methods were ‘so subtle and so abhorrent to our way of life that we have recoiled from facing up to them.’ Dulles continued, ‘The minds of selected individuals who are subjected to such treatment are deprived of the ability to state their own thoughts. Parrot-like, the individuals so conditioned can merely repeat the thoughts which have been implanted in their minds by suggestion from outside. In effect the brain becomes a phonograph playing a disc put on its spindle by an outside genius over which it has no control.’ Three days after delivering this address Dulles authorized Operation MK-ULTRA, the ClA's major drug and mind control program during the Cold War.” — Acid Dreams (1985)32:26 - What impact would you like to see your research make on society? Reaching the largest amount of people? or a certain type of person? Or are you completely detached from the outcome? “I’d like to see it lead to the disestablishment of medicine. The same general outcomes Ivan Illich worked for.” —RP (https://raypeatinsight.com/2013/06/06/raypeat-interviews-revisited/)33:20 - Does Ray think an “optimal” society should include medicine or government?34:59 - David Alfaro Siqueiros (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Alfaro_Siqueiros)
41 minutes | Jun 22, 2016
#27: On The Back of a Tiger Interview #2
Patreon, iTunes01:17 - Details on the successful Kickstarter02:04 - A heartened Brad and Jeremy03:39 - What have you guys been up for the last year?05:30 - Has the film changed at all?07:16 - Where are you guys in the filmmaking process?08:26 - Jeremy and Brad asking big questions10:25 - Warming up the audience to the cast of Mavericks11:40 - Uncut audio from the interviews12:28 - Problems in the establishment13:31 - Animations and filming experiments15:16 - Issues in biology and medicine16:15 - How the script is being written17:49 - Will consciousness be explored in the film?18:54 - Will cosmology be explored in the film?19:07 - How do you empower people without giving recommendations?20:54 - Will stress and energy be explored in the film?23:38 - Danny doesn’t understand epigenetics24:40 - Eugenics is still part of science culture26:25 - Will politics be explored in the film?27:48 - Danny thinks the ‘serotonin-makes-you-fell-good’ idea is crumbling28:34 - Has Brad and Jeremy’s views changed at all since filming the movie?31:32 - Danny thinks leaving your comfort zone can increase self-awareness33:01 - ‘Never be in a rush to do anything’33:25 - Will the film be accessible to lay people?34:03 - How are Brad and Jeremy stringing the narrative between all the subjects?34:48 - The passing of Mae-Wan Ho35:31 - Respecting the life’s work of some of the subjects35:05 - Keeping up to date with On The Back of a Tiger40:04 - Next week’s episode with Ray
54 minutes | Apr 20, 2016
#26: Talking with Ray Peat #2: Carbon Dioxide, NAD+/NADH, Antibiotics, Coffee
Patreon, iTunes01:10 - Show outline01:40 - The passing of Mae-Wan Ho03:44 - The organisms as a liquid crystalline04:55 - Magneto biology06:59 - Ray’s discovery of Vladimir Vernadsky09:07 - Background on Ray’s books10:36 - When Ray became more interested in carbon dioxide15:10 - Carbon dioxide and evolution17:11 - Ketosis, Carbon Dioxide, and NAD+/NADH21:24 - The ketone body ratio and electrode physiology33:35 - Why wasn’t Albert Szent-Györgyi’s work more accepted?34:29 - “Old” and “new” hormones and signaling substances38:53 - The “optimal” metabolic state40:26 - Ray’s thoughts on antibiotics43:25 - Ray’s thoughts on thyroid brands44:52 - Ray’s thoughts on synthetic vs. desiccated45:07 - How Ray makes his coffee46:45 - The quality of commercial supplements48:23 - Ray’s upcoming newsletter
52 minutes | Mar 24, 2016
#25: A Bioenergetic View of Osteoporosis
IdeaLabs, Patreon, iTunes01:18 - Estrogen and bone metabolism06:12 - Women's Health Initiative10:30 - Mainstream therapies for osteoporosis11:45 - Osteopotrosis, carbon dioxide, and lactic acid15:55 - The hormone-like prostaglandins18:21 - Thyroid, copper, and cytochrome c oxidase19:55 - Are there any good iron tests?26:24 - SSRIs, prolactin, and bone health31:08 - Is Serotonin and Upper or Downer? (2015)32:35 - Parathyroid hormone, calcium, and phosphate36:22 - Clickbait health articles39:33 - Tetracycline antibiotics for osteoporosis41:50 - What tests would help with determining bone health?46:45 - Are lab tests infallible?49:35 - Georgi, where can we find more of your work this week?
54 minutes | Mar 17, 2016
#24: Q&A - Tooth Decay, Supplements vs. Food, Long Walks, and Ray Peat's Work
IdeaLabs, Patreon, iTunes01:58 - Thoughts on tooth decay, carbon dioxide, and lactic acid05:09 - “In the presence of hypothyroidism and magnesium deficiency everything is dangerous, but calcium and sodium are probably among the least dangerous things.” —Raymond Peat, PhD07:20 - Children with food allergies11:16 - Is there any reason to treat a child like a small adult?13:14 - Food or supplements?20:24 - Can supplements replace liver, oysters, and eggs?24:35 - Caffeine, aspirin, niacinamide and fatty liver30:53 - Enriching the environment and day-to-day metabolic enhancing activities24:16 - Idealabs’ desiccated thyroid product, Tyromax38:39 - Danny thinks desiccated thyroid should be taken orally42:55 - Are Danny and Georgi slaves to Ray Peat?48:24 - What Ray Peat’s work means to Danny51:36 - Georgi, where can we find more of your work on the Internet this week?52:30 - Info about next week’s episode
50 minutes | Mar 2, 2016
#23: Q&A - Weight Loss, Dating, Red Light, Authorities, and Starch Diets
IdeaLabs, Patreon, iTunes01:18 - Should someone eliminate PUFA as fast as possible?03:11 - Is the goal to completely inhibit lipolysis?05:28 - An Overfeeding day when consuming low calories for weight loss?06:25 - Spread dietary fat intake throughout the day?07:42 - Georgi’s opinion of commercial shampoos and soaps11:14 - Taking thyroid but the metabolism is still low14:17 - Does fructose contribute to “hyperlipidemia”?18:11 - Thoughts on excess urination—the role of aldosterone20:13 - Hypothetical scenarios with HF and LF diets22:28 - Georgi’s thoughts on autism24:18 - Thoughts on dating from Danny and Georgi27:59 - Overcoming cold and flu symptoms30:50 - Thoughts on red light (cytochrome C oxidase)33:00 - Clarifying our use of the word “authoritarian”—the initiation of force41:09 - High-starch low-fat diets—how could so many physicians be wrong?47:39 - Georgi, where can we find more of your work on the internet this week?48:36 - Details on next week’s episode
47 minutes | Feb 24, 2016
#22: A Bioenergetic View of Heart Disease and Stroke
IdeaLabs, Patreon, iTunes01:18 - Rising interest in heart disease and stroke05:45 - Heart disease begins at a very young age07:27 - What’s the role of cholesterol in heart disease?11:13 - The heart and hormones17:55 - What’s the role of aldosterone “the salt retaining hormone” in heart disease?25:38 - Blood volume, sodium, and dietary protein30:34 - The role of endotoxin in heart disease and stroke33:09 - Aspirin for heart disease?38:57 - “Normal” TSH and fatal coronary heart disease40:20 - Is heart disease a mystery?42:13 - Where can we find more of your work, Georgi?42:57 - Do your own research and come to your own conclusions
39 minutes | Feb 17, 2016
#21: Beyond Nutrition: Are you Listening?
Patreon, iTunes01:13 - Danny’s teaching experience03:42 - The folly of solving each other04:48 - Pain and struggle06:41 - Struggle leading to creation07:36 - Carl Rogers’s work10:35 - ‘Drive in your own lane’11:29 - ‘Seeking authority to avoid pain’13:18 - The listening robot13:58 - Danny’s thinks learning is painful14:51 - ‘So many people willing to be the final say’15:33 - Ray’s email responses and learning on your own18:16 - Karen’s experience with medical professionals20:25 - What to look for in a listener22:04 - Acceptance and belonging: ’That’s natural’23:02 - Danny’s character armor25:01 - Karen’s experience with rock climbing26:34 - Therapy led to a higher degree of tolerance for others29:27 - ‘Your passion as a metaphor for life’30:57 - A Very Special Genie32:11 - Anecdote from Danny36:13 - Percival myth
52 minutes | Feb 4, 2016
#20: A Bioenergetic View of Dementia
IdeaLabs, Patreon, iTunes01:18 - Please do your own research and come to your own conclusions04:26 - The mainstream view of dementia 06:12 - Mainstream therapies for dementia08:27 - Is Alzheimer’s diabetes type III?09:43 - Is Alzheimer’s an energy problem?11:56 - Fish oil (EPA and DHA) for brain health?13:21 - Acrolein—toxic breakdown product of fish oil peroxidation15:09 - A brief overview of lipid peroxidation from Georgi17:26 - The pituitary’s role in dementia20:51 - The role of bacterial endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide) in dementia23:30 - Danny’s thoughts on penicillin VK and minocycline26:00 - Strategies for treating dementia27:15 - Methylene blue for dementia27:58 - Niacinamide for dementia29:02 - Pregnenolone, progesterone, and DHEA—for brain health32:08 - Vitamins A, K, and D for dementia33:42 - The role of carbon dioxide in dementia and physiology35:13 - Carbon dioxide protects against advanced glycation end products (AGEs)?36:24 - Isn’t the Alzheimer brain deficient in omega-3s?37:58 - How the body disposes of unsaturated fatty acids (glucuronidation)39:31 - The composition of cardiolipin and Alzheimer’s42:40 - Georgi touches on Parkinson’s disease47:26 - Danny’s anecdote about involuntary movement and thyroid hormone48:21 - Where can we find more of your work on the Internet this week, Georgi?49:49 - Info on next week’s show
67 minutes | Jan 20, 2016
#19: Talking with Ray Peat
Patreon, iTunes01:10 - What Ray did after he graduated (1956)08:36 - Understanding Ray’s orientation toward radiation14:16 - Starting Blake College in Mexico City17:43 - Madalyn Murray’s involvement in Blake College31:22 - Madalyn Murray takes over Blake College36:47 - Ray’s own health journey—the lead up to writing his book, Nutrition for Women (1973)37:52 - Ray’s consistent thesis42:42 - Ray’s experience with pregnenolone and vitamin E (1983)45:29 - When Ray began thinking more seriously about unsaturated fats47:43 - Ray’s “survival diet”50:18 - Ray’s new newsletter: Mushrooms—observations and interpretations53:56 - Button mushrooms are anti-aromatase (and anti-nitric oxide)54:27 - The amount needed for a biological effect and a recipe55:31 - Some details about Ray’s own diet56:09 - Does Ray think everyone has to eat like him?57:03 - Mushrooms and the alt-view of the immune system1:01:14 - The mushroom sugar, trehalose1:02:09 - Is lanosterol like cholesterol?1:03:28 - Can mushrooms replace meat?1:04:57 - The new availability of Ray’s newsletter: raypeatsnewsletter@gmail ($28 for 12 issues over 2 years)1:05:20 - What else are you working on Ray?
54 minutes | Jan 13, 2016
#18: Q&A - Thyroid Hormone, Acne, Learning, So-Called Receptors, and Cancer
IdeaLabs, Patreon, iTunes01:17 - How an episode is made02:44 - Georgi’s general thoughts on taking thyroid hormone11:36 - Weird symptoms when taking T4 or T3?13:49 - A bioenergetic view of acne and skin health15:12 - A bioenergetic view of exercise19:10 - Georgi’s favorite books20:20 - Georgi’s approach to learning24:38 - A bioenergetic view of sleep28:08 - Mitigating anger and aggression32:50 - Clarifying “so-called receptors”38:16 - Thoughts on tinnitus (ear ringing)39:59 - MTHFR mutation—a plausible mechanism for disease?42:12 - A reasonable supplement regimen for a healthy person46:35 - Problems with cancer as a genetic disease48:39 - Antiphospholipid syndrome and breast cancer51:00 - Georgi, where can we find more of your work?51:50 - Next week’s episode
50 minutes | Dec 30, 2015
#17: PMS, PCOS, and Breast Cancer
IdeaLabs, Patreon, iTunes01:17 - “Female hormones” and stress, aging, and inflammation01:50 - Estrogen—not the “female hormone”03:10 - Levels of estrogen rise with metabolic stress03:42 - Estrogen is a carcinogen and mutagen04:30 - How could estrogen cause so many problems?07:48 - PUFA are estrogenic09:17 - PCOS and breast cancer are tightly related10:38 - Bleeding, poor mood, mental disorders—estrogen problems11:53 - Estrogen increases cortisol—influences mood12:46 - Mianserin (antiserotonin drug) for symptoms of PMS13:51 - Estrogen suppresses pituitary menopausal hormones16:12 - Are progestins the same as progesterone?18:26 - PMS, PCOS, and breast cancer—excess estrogen?20:15 - A hyperestrogenic environment25:35 - Actionable things to lower estrogen, cortisol, etc.32:55 - Low blood sugar and metabolic stress34:08 - Calcium, parathyroid hormone (PTH), and prolactin35:12 - Is the estrogen in milk a problem?38:00 - A bioenergetic view of breast cancer40:30 - Aspirin for breast cancer?42:00 - Tetraclycine antibiotics, natural progesterone, methylene blue, and the anti-estrogenic fat-soluble vitamins44:29 - Toxinless.com—a great resources for supplements45:09 - The centrality of the liver for regulating estrogen47:38 - Georgi, where can we find more of your work on the Internet this week?48:14 - Outro and next week’s episode
42 minutes | Dec 16, 2015
#16: Hair Loss and Prostate Cancer
IdeaLabs, Patreon, iTunes01:16 - ‘Keeping the Pipeline Filled at Merck’ (http://nyti.ms/1QtJN23)02:26 - The mainstream view of baldness and prostate cancer (Julianne Imperato-McGinley and the Guevedoces)03:59 - Does DHT cause baldness and prostate cancer?04:39 - The difference between finasteride and dutasteride05:18 - The overcomplicated genetic-androgen theory06:22 - Prostate cancer and baldness are associated07:25 - “Castration-resistant prostate cancer” 08:14 - “The five year survival rate in the United States is 99%.” (http://1.usa.gov/1m8W5QB)09:10 - The Dark Side of 5α-Reductase Inhibitors’ Therapy: Sexual Dysfunction, High Gleason Grade Prostate Cancer and Depression (http://1.usa.gov/1IzqsHs)10:34 - Georgi goes over the risks for 5α-reductase inhibitors11:46 - Finasteride and chemical castration12:02 - Is “post-finasteride syndrome” permanent?13:09 - 5α-reductase inhibitors and depression (pregnenolone and DHT)14:14 - What’s the ‘bioenergetic view’ of baldness and prostate cancer?15:11 - Prostate cancer and baldness are associated with aging16:04 - Premature baldness and skin aging16:46 - The hair follicle has high-energy requirements (http://1.usa.gov/1m90m6y)17:36 - Danny’s thoughts on measuring the temperature and pulse (http://1.usa.gov/1m90pzo)17:56 - Georgi discusses biomarkers for prostate cancer and baldness (http://bit.ly/1m90zqq)20:17 - Dietary and supplemental suggestion for reducing estrogen, cortisol, serotonin, and prolactin (or metabolic stress)23:50 - Ray’s article on prostate cancer (http://bit.ly/1m91l6F)24:20 - Prolactin’s role in prostate cancer26:00 - Vitamin A—an important factor in steroid synthesis26:33 - Learning from female’s with “male-pattern baldness”27:13 - Are finasteride and dutasteride similar to progesterone?29:20 - Cyproterone acetate as a progesterone-like substance31:27 - Baldness is associated with many other health problems33:32 - Young males with “mpb” have high levels of DHEA (http://1.usa.gov/1m94ymF)35:16 - A higher ration of “free” to “bound” testosterone in “mpb”36:55 - The relationship between prolactin and calcium (and vitamin D)38:40 - Are topical applications useful for hair loss?40:33 - Georgi, where can we find more of your work on the internet this week?
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