I want to thank Jeff Nobbs, Dr Anthony Gustin and others for giving me the opportunity to speak at the first ever Future of Fat Summit! This was a good opportunity for me to summarize the info presented on this blog in just under an hour. All of the presenter videos are available on the Zero Acre Farms Youtube channel.
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Hi Brad where could I get an animal based stearic acid powder that’s not hydrogenated rather than a plant-based stearic acid powder ? I have found some but it’s hydrogenated just wondered if it was something that is available.
To my knowledge that is not available.
do you know anything about 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid(20-HETE)? It is produced by cytochrome p450 as a by-product of dealing with arachidonic acid
It is one of the many OXLAMs – Oxidized Linoleic Acid Metabolites. They all seem to be under the control of the Nuclear receptor superfamily. The OXLAMs stimulate PPARy and – probably – obesity.
I’m new to your website and haven’t been able to read it all yet, given that it’s massive! So I may have missed your follow-up, in which case, just point me to the web page. When you first wrote about TCD in 2019, you ended the post with this: “Unfortunately my life was turned upside down in mid-September and I’ve gone back into unstructured mode and at the moment the holidays are upon me. Still I’m going to call the first phase of The Croissant Diet a success. I plan to recommit to the croissant diet immediately after the new year. I’ll let you know how it goes.” I couldn’t find any posts or pics that fulfilled the promise to let us “know how it goes.” In this recent video, I couldn’t get a good look at your torso or face due to shirt and beard. Have you kept off all the fat? (I prefer using fat rather than weight, since the latter includes water and lean mass). In other words, do your skinny pants still fit? If not, any ideas why? Losing weight is difficult, but keeping it off is harder still. Thanks.
I’ve done a variety of different diet trials, such as the Feasting Mimicking Diet, with varying success. I am at the moment feeding a lot of children and it’s hard not to cheat! But I continue to learn and I have some promising trilas coming up this year. Follow along!
Hi Brad, I went cv a few years ago and saw your work, but at that time stuck my head in the sand b/c I couldn’t fathom giving up pork & chicken! I want to delve into it now & I have a few questions. First of all how does the human propensity to accumulate pufa differ from that of the pig? You said that if the pigs eat the few percent of pufa that is in corn, they accumulate it and end up with like 18% pufa in their body fat. Do humans do the same? If humans eat a lot of corn, would we also end up with 18% pufa in our body fat? If so, why is it ok for us to eat even your low-pufa pork, which has more pufa than corn? Or, do humans not accumulate it like that, or does eating a lot of saturated fat somehow protect us from accumulating the pufa? I guess if pork is a small component of the diet that’s one thing; if you are a carnivore like I am it’s different. So in light of your work, why exactly would you say so many people get healthier on carnivore, even while eating conventional pork & chicken? Your work does seem to explain why a lot of people get healthier both going vegan (high carb) and going carnivore (high sfa), do you agree? I guess just any way you eliminate the pufa. I appreciated seeing the fat breakdown on high carb eaters. I used to do well that way, until I didn’t. Do you think that once a person has accumulated a certain level of pufa, then they lose the ability to deal with carbs? So many questions… Thanks.
Yes, I believe that elimination of PUFA can be a shared mechanism between ruminant based carnivore and vegan, although there is nothing to stop vegans from chugging soybean oil. Yes, humans accumulate PUFA, but I do think that it’s in proportion to other fats. So in the case of pigs eating corn, tjey are getting a huge amount of tri-linoleic triglycerides, which get stored as PUFA, whereas in pork, even if you eat a triglyceride with a linoleic acid, you’re probably also taking in an oleic acid and a palmitic acid. I think that PUFA and carbs are a particularly dangerous combination. Just look at Kuwait.
I’m enjoying the blog and the podcast so far, and the diet seems to be (slowly but steadily) working for me.
However, i had a few questions and, since i don’t use social media, i couldn’t find any other way to contact you.
Unless I’m misunderstanding, we want to reduce SCD1 on this diet….and, in general, reduction of SCD1 is something to aim for. Am i understanding that part correctly?
If so, i am confused about 2 things.
1. Coffee. If you Google search “How does coffee affect SCD1” you will find studies showing that it upregulates it. But, also, it creates a metabolic increase, and increases free fatty acids.
2. Cold exposure. It also seems that cold exposure increases SCD1, yet cold thermogenesis is shown to have a metabolic benefit, activate brown fat, and turn a small percentage of white fat beige, thereby making it behave similarly to brown fat.
Of course, i bring these up, not to be argumentative or contradictory, but because i wamt to understand.
If these 2 things increase SCD1, which we want to reduce, is it healthier and/or better for weight loss to consume coffee and take cold showers for their purported health and weight loss benefits? Or to give up delicious black coffee and (admittedly unpleasant) cold exposure, to reduce SCD1?
And, if you don’t know, are you willing to do some research and/or experiments, and report the results?
Thanks in advance
And, either way, thanks for all of the info you provide.
Hi George! Yes, the goal is to reduce SCD1. As to cold exposure, I’m on the fence about it. I haven’t had time to proerly research it, but some of the changes it induces – such as upregulation of SCD1 – seem less than ideal. On the other hand, if cold exposure reduces Nrf2, it might help reduce reductive stress? Like I say, I need to research it more.
As to coffee, I’d be interested in YOUR experiences of quitting it, but I am unlikely to anytime soon!
Hi Brad, How do you convert unsaturated body fats into saturated?
You cannot, to my knowledge. The closest you can do is supplement with succinate to replace the FADH2 input lost in the unsaturated fat.
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