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Layne Norton, PhD
Dad. Owner of BioLayne LLC, Natural Pro BBer. Nutritional Science PhD, 2x USAPL 93kg National Champion. Author of Fat Loss Forever. Crusher of Bullshit
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Layne Norton, PhD Sep 17
I respect data. I have less respect for anecdote because I used to be someone who went by 'feelings' and anecdote until I realized the majority of it is driven by placebo and the power of suggestion. Anecdote is a place to derived ideas for ACTUAL empirical data collection.
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Layne Norton, PhD Sep 17
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Layne Norton, PhD Sep 13
Those who uphold the values of the scientific method have long been lightening rods for the vitriol of small minds
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Layne Norton, PhD Sep 13
LOL, I am plenty snarky and sarcastic without a PhD. You know what else I learned about during my PhD, something called 'PLACEBO', which no one in this movement acknowledges. I'm not saying it can't have any benefits, but I'm against bold claims with no empirical evidence
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Layne Norton, PhD Sep 13
Anecdote is only 'heavier than anything' when there isn't anything else for evidence...
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Layne Norton, PhD Sep 13
Is that so? Funny, I didn't see that as part of the curriculum. Where did you do your PhD at? BTW my research was in part sponsored by the national cattleman's beef association. My bias is towards protein... how does that fit your rhetoric?
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Layne Norton, PhD Sep 13
Thank you very much!
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Kevin Bass, MS Sep 12
Replying to @kevinnbass
So these are my 4 mechanisms that I would hypothesize personally. The reason this is important to talk about is that, once we know the mechanisms, we can then change and optimize the diet and have people helped even more by it.
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Kevin Bass, MS Sep 12
Replying to @kevinnbass
So from my own personal experience, I really believe in the mind-body connection. It can be profound. It can create profound distortions in experience.
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Kevin Bass, MS Sep 12
Replying to @kevinnbass
Four. Placebo. We know that the mind has a profound impact on immune function, predominantly via the vagus nerve. Example:
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Kevin Bass, MS Sep 12
Replying to @kevinnbass
I remember my Master's advisor telling me about the elemental diet when I was a Paleoish Internet diet warrior. I was appalled. OMG NOT REAL FOOD. It doesn't matter.😆The point is that restricting antigens works. We know that.
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Kevin Bass, MS Sep 12
Replying to @kevinnbass
The Elemental Diet is kind of like Medical Soylent. It is all the nutrients a person needs, but with no proteins--just dissociated amino acids. No complex carbs either--just glucose, etc. And vitamins, fatty acids, etc. It is as hypo-antigenic as a diet can be.
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Kevin Bass, MS Sep 12
Replying to @kevinnbass
Three. Antigenic restriction. This one is obvious. The carnivore diet is anti-antigenic. It is an elimination diet. We have long known that elimination diets, e.g. the Elemental Diet, can be used to successfully treat inflammatory conditions.
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Kevin Bass, MS Sep 12
Replying to @kevinnbass
How BIG the impact of this is is anyone's guess. We don't know. However, a caveat: it probably depends on the source of protein.
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Kevin Bass, MS Sep 12
Replying to @kevinnbass
I.e. smaller post-prandial fatty acid and glucose spikes. This will spare the cardiovascular system and the immune system will secrete fewer inflammatory molecules. The brain will "feel" this. So will the joints, etc.
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Kevin Bass, MS Sep 12
Replying to @kevinnbass
Through these mechanisms, protein is also anti-inflammatory. More muscle and less liver and muscle fat will increase the "energy sink" of the body, and this will increase the homeostatic regulatory capacity of the body in response to energy intake.
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Kevin Bass, MS Sep 12
Replying to @kevinnbass
Anyway, mechanism two. Protein. Protein has profound metabolic effects. It increases lean muscle mass. It causes isocaloric remission of fatty liver. It promotes improved overall body composition.
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Kevin Bass, MS Sep 12
Replying to @kevinnbass
We do not know, but calorie restriction has profound anti-inflammatory effects and would be expected to help substantially for people with inflammatory conditions.
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Kevin Bass, MS Sep 12
Replying to @kevinnbass
It could also be inhibition of many anabolic/inflammatory proteins associated with lower cellular energy levels. It could also be the withdrawal of an antigen that the body responds to too strongly.
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Kevin Bass, MS Sep 12
Replying to @kevinnbass
What are the mechanisms for this? It could be ketones. There is a conflicting literature on the supposed anti-inflammatory effects of ketones, which I am writing about for a review right now.
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