They might be the same foods as before or they might be new foods. I really noticed when I went to open up one of those honey bears with my teeth and bit through the plastic without even feeling it. However, he has a bit of a double chin and definitely does not have 6-pack abs. Beyond the diversity in the human frame, there are reasons that some people gain weight and others can eat tons of food and remain thin. People all over the world eat totally different diets, and within those populations there are people who are thin, and those who are fat. I haven’t done that regularly in years. I may even be growing back some head hair from decades of thinning. Only thing that seems to work (starvation doesn’t work). Johnny makes an entrance! I also preferred to mix all my food together on my plate into one large mass. and it was called something like ‘how to make an old body young’ something like that.. The diet I outlined that I followed helped me lose some weight, but I didn’t stay on it long-term. So you have an open field! Ray Peat disagrees. Reactions: StuffedFrog. But I should also add that my hypothesis for which I have claimed proof by the Oxford group, is quite limited: It merely states that a typical omnivorous diet, rich in meat fish and poultry should produce plasma levels of glycine which are lower than those of vegans, even though the total daily intake of glycine be higher than that of vegans. I can see what you’re getting at for sure Steven. I’m super proud of him, and also super proud that 180D was able to captivate someone so intelligent and talented. Best regards from a chilly Sweden. “Conventional” medicine does a lot of great and heroic things. (Collagen is really animal fiber, analagous to vegetable fiber, except nutritionally, it is absorbed and metabolized. In my experience, most people need about 8 grams per day for optimal control of the innate immune system. It takes the art out of medicine, and the theory out of science. Matt Stonie has a great jaw man. “Your slop is ready!”. Each inch of forward extension reportedly adds about 10 pounds of stress on the supporting musculature and bones, and these forces ruin posture and create a cascade of problems over time. You may already be familiar with them. Yet all that grinding, in the absence of other good habits never seemed to affect my jaw shape in a positive direction. Luckily, most of my friends and relatives don’t judge me by my appearance, but the society as a whole is still harsh against the “fat” individuals. That’s a bit extreme, but still, it proves that chewing gum works. It will certainly not hurt you (nor cost you, if it doesn’t work, if you buy it from, and it’s way cheaper than getting a blood test to see what your glycine levels are. That’s some SERIOUS bite force! You can do it… it takes time and practice. Like Matt and Dr. Garrett write in their book “Solving the Paleo Equation,” running-away from the solution leads you right back to the problem. And he is a pretty terrible speaker, in part because he insists on doing some strange swallowing thing (called the Mew Push Swallow) with his tongue as part of his whole facial structure and function philosophy, but who cares. And that’s because bone density doesn’t have much to do with nutrient intake as long as you are getting enough to avoid overt deficiency, which almost everyone is. I actually had pretty drastic diastasis recti following my pregnancy and it was a literal hole in my stomach (3-4 fingers wide) for nine months. You inherit your body frame- endo, ecto or mesomorphic. It’s always good to see you here, Dr. Brind! In the latter case, they draw their guns and might start using them. That sounds like some weird incest, like Chinatown. If you lose the extra weight, the macrophages will disappear also, and so will the systemic inflammation and the diabetes. My middle child has a serious oral fixation when she was younger and always had sketching in her mouth. So, at least theoretically, in the case of the thyroid (Graves disease), damage to thyroid follicular cells may then expose the immune system to thyroglobulin and parts of the TSH receptor protein, that normally are invisible to the immune system. *Be aware of tongue position and swallowing habits. My drop is in the city where I do all my grocery shopping. I agree that sun exposure is the best way to “get” Vitamin D – but here in Alaska the sun is never close enough to enable us to produce it (according to all I have read). There’s also a soft Chiclets-style that’s also called “Mastic gum” that’s just a regular chewing gum. I don’t know of a single case where the kids didn’t have orthodontics at the usual age. Real food has no ingredient list. I had one of my published comments bookmarked, but they redesigned their website and the link is no longer valid. Back in the day, when I was a junior scientist in the 1970s and 80s, this was called a “fishing expedition”, and no funding source would give anyone a dime to do such research! If you are lucky enough to have a long life, your body will change and age. There’s really so much going on with autophagy, and it frankly just makes sense when looking at it from an evoluationary biology standpoint. Because my follow-up post had some links, it took an extra day or so for it to be approved by Matt. Once a treatment has been tested rigorously, it no longer matters whether it was considered alternative at the outset. Lack of breastfeeding. ?….brilliant, and hardly Bollocks (love that UK term though ). Matt Stonie, a top-ranked Major League Eater who is the current Nathan’s Hot Dog champion (he gulped down 62 hot dogs in the 2015 championships), has several world … With Graves’ Disease (or any other autoimmune condition), is it likely that the person would need more than 8 grams — and how would I know what’s enough, since the episodes are spaced years apart, i.e. I got the ‘Star Stuff’ thing from Neil de G Tyson who frequently states that every atom/element in the known universe had to have emanated from the events immediately following the Big Bang…..which means that virtually ALL of the elements which are continually being turned over in living, and dead, organisms (as you so eloquently communicated), had to have originated from exploding stars (where ALL elements have been/are continually being ‘cooked and released’ to the cosmos for our at-home consumption. I don’t know much about boron’s physiological role(s), but it seems to be an essential trace element. Would like to know more about the basis for your assertions regarding Ramiel Nagel dying of Vitamin A poisoning. I don’t know what to do. I make a great effort to avoid a lot of the chemicals like artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, artificial colors/dyes, MSG, etc. Same with Dr Ron, whose supplements my wife took during pregnancy. Thanks for taking the time (unfortunately, while you couldn’t sleep) with that important information. Now, it’s often get the data first, and ask questions later. Since this is an open forum, you may not feel comfortable sharing a lot of details. Weird, mine doesn’t behave like that. That’s all I do, and I believe it will help long-term. I would like to try and make some space in there though, mainly to ease jaw pain and prevent mouth breathing at night. We can maintain ourselves fine on dairy and muscle meat. Thx in advance.. Guys, the best thing to chew on is mastic gum. Sadly, though not unexpectedly, the show ended a couple of years ago. Chewy on purpose! Buy online or check your local greek store. Total: 1 (Looksmaxers: 0, Bluepillers: 1). I would say anyone chewing to muscle failure should carefully maintain a good (not forward) head posture throughout that exercise. Turns out the same thing is true with the formation of the jaw. At any rate, I’ll accept that Ty had this adverse reaction, and that indeed, there is likely a small but significant number of people who have a similar reaction to free glycine, possibly due to a genetic variant in one of the glycine metabolic enzymes. to do, it is imperative for our mental and physical health. And if you’re one of the unfortunate people for whom no amount of lifestyle change helps, someone got infected with one of those chicken retrovirus, or have gut bacteria that promote weight gain and just won’t die, then consider water fasting for 14-21 days while working with a physician to monitor you during that time. AMA! (Might sound gross I know). AD looks amazing but he recommends doing his exercises every day. the body is much too complex. ; basically, the diseases that neither extant hunter-gatherers, nor our pre-industrial and agricultural ancestors, frequently suffered. You must accept yourself before you can expect anyone else to do so. Does that also apply to something like Graves’ Disease, (which I thought was an adaptive immune response)? Caution: just watching this video might make your jaw hurt. Again, it just shows your amazing fortitude. Presumably if the problem with jaw structural is mostly mechanical, you would expect children weaned via baby led weaning (pick up & chew normal foods) to have better facial structure than those weaned onto mush? conventional and alternative. His podcasts were well-researched and exceptionally produced. But natural breastfeeding and chewing are probably bigger factors in facial development than nutrients alone, much in the same way that no amount of nutrients can keep a person from losing bone and muscle mass if they are floating around in zero gravity doing nothing. Eventually, after about three months on the above eating plan, I loosened-up my diet and started having some of my old snacks. In my view, good medicine and good science comes from the exercise of serious study, keen observation, common sense and innovative thinking, and the courage to try things that make sense logically. Cleaning out that conditioning starts with replacing negative statements you say about yourself with positive ones. She has a very wide mouth compared to my other children. Back and forth has you say. Very interesting research on glycine. Post more this year! *eats 10k< calories and drinks diet soda* So, if you didn’t see that post (a few above this one), I linked the SpudFit guy in Australia that ate only potatoes for a year and dropped 120 lbs. I think that will happen in the next decade, hopefully sooner with the rate of information exchange we have now. I have thought about putting it in the freezer in between uses? I wish it were! So great to see you back. Still the best health blog on earth, and it’s mostly because of you guys, not me! Anywho see you on Matt’s next post (probably a year from now lol). So yeah, Mew was just EXACTLY what I was looking for as I got curious about the subject. I rather understood that was Ty’s condition, and that he tried a number of amino acids, and glycine made the condition worse, at least when taken as more than 5 or 6 grams per day of the free amino acid. (that’s what happened to me when I started serial dieting at 126 pounds.- insanity!) AnnB, glycine is sweet in an of itself, it certainly doesn’t need to be sweetened, nor does one need to eat gummy candies, marshmallows, etc., unless of course they’re hoping to raise their triglycerides, develop fatty liver and/or diabetes. Love it Matt! It works like this: You eat high carbs, and your pancreas therefore produces lots of insulin, to make your liver, muscle and fat store the extra calories as glycogen and fat. Thank you, Joel. I’m just now getting to the point where I feel comfortable doing chewing exercise…after wearing upper and lower palate expanders for over a year, having my tongue tie and lip tie released, and doing speech therapy (which includes how to chew and swallow). But what the hell? And then there’s genetics. My cheekbones seem to be coming out and my lower jaw is moving forwards. Great post! I also articulated it in an e-letter published in the British Medical Journal last month: The fact that he had the courage to test the glycine experiment several times only shows his determination to prove it was the glycine causing his pain. But, I figured it was worth mentioning. However, I can’t function with a continually extended mandible, because my upper and lower teeth no longer align–my lower front teeth are out ahead of the upper. Great article and something I never thought of before. And admittedly, we are a home that adheres to WAPF principles of nutrient dense (softer I suppose, except for my tough fails at cooking certain cuts of meat) food in general. Austin Dunham on the other hand… If they had found–as they had expected to–that glycine behaved as the other amino acids, such that those with the highest intake (the meat-eaters) had the highest plasma levels, it would have refuted my hypothesis. Unfortunately, it’s still a very small “we”, with even most endocrinologists unaware of it. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I checked my e-mail this morning. Excellent post as always. Building muscles, strength, power, and undergoing tremendous physiological alterations is not about how much you chew. You cannot change that. My 180D radio podcast with my main man Matt Stone himself is nearly four years old now and is still true:, Finally, the damaging supplement/oral Vitamin D fad has happened before, with WAPF-type folks leading the way, eating tons of cod liver oil, dairy, and Vitamin D supplements: instead of ?BS? * Filled 50% – 75% of my plate with non-starchy vegetables Am hoping facial exercises will help. Hi Julie. Thanks Jib! I think Mew’s argument that malocclusion is primarily mechanical is pretty compelling and I can’t think of any way to really argue against it. Thanks to Steven Edholm for the heads up on Dr. Mew. renegade?) After reading 2 of your books I knew you wouldn’t quit for good … i just hope you can come up with a sustainable business model :-) because you think like I do and somehow have the time to follow your trail. Weightlifting and alpine skiing will give you much better bone density. Returning was champion Matt ‘Megatoad’ Stonie, who took the title away from Joey ‘Jaws’ Chestnut last year when he broke the world record, previously set by Chestnut. Eating a good size piece definitely tires the jaw. Thanks, and good luck –. We?d have to compare intakes of all sorts of dietary substances by different populations. I have several children needing corrective orthodontics for palette and tongue induced bite and jaw issues. The head should be neutrally balanced on top of the spine, instead of needing to be constantly supported by skeletal muscles. That initial mistake has caused a complete oversight of issues when excess amounts of retinol build up in the body. Jeanne- I’m writing my sequel to Diet Industry Lies that make you Gain Weight….. Would you be willing to be interviewed for the book? When I was a child I received an operation, which caused me a chronic pain. Singh Keynote” There is a false idea out there that one needs large numbers of subjects for scientific validity, but this is not necessarily true. Yeah, as I pondered this subject I thought about any instinctual urges to chew I might have had earlier in life. The inflammation, in turn, does all the damage, resulting in pain, blistering, peeling, and maybe skin cancer down the road. I guess I’ve been following you since 2010 (can’t believe how long ago that was) and I am so thankful that I discovered you when I did. Oh snap actually twenty-six inches. Here is the book I was speaking of earlier, Matt. 2. Perhaps you will find something new or interesting, though you likely know most of it. Now, look at one-time champion Matt Stonie. The counselor training in me made me realize that I had an opportunity, and responsibility to help women (and men) stop dieting to prevent them from gaining more weight, by focusing on stress management. I wouldn’t mind it. First off, I could not agree more with your comments about natural not equaling good. Anyhoo, congratulations on overcoming the Coca-Cola habit! I’m very sorry that the Foundation does not accept your comments because I consider them honest people; too bad! Do you have a link handy for the McNamara study? Because of this, I was hoping to ask about what your diet looks like. I hope you’re back to posting more often. you want me to cite studies? * Added 3-4 oz. Chat with you again next year, when Matt posts again! “Four out of five ‘doctors’ surveyed recommend to their patients who read health blogs.”, “Nine out of ten doctors agree: has health advice for which bowing-down is warranted. By what you described per mandible being forced posteiirly into the oro- and hypo-pharynx, and 2. Emphasis on the word “special”! Other than that they all have normal IQ and none of the others wet the bed. Two have ADD (not sure about the youngest–he’s only two), one has SPD. Don’t let me stop you, but I think it’s probably better to chew on something that allows you to chew through a broader range of motion. Here’s a blog I wrote on the subject: It’s really quite something how much chaos occurs in the body when sleep is being adversely impacted, especially with breathing disorders. So that experience gave some temper to the “no preservatives!” mentality I had embraced. Now we walk through environments that we don’t understand and can’t manipulate. Yeah Laura, I pretty much live on a screen most of the time now, which I’m not happy about. If it is found to be reasonably safe and effective, it will be accepted.”. Stress by itself can cause low stomach acid, so maybe it all goes back to that! He had the look of a young man who alone had to suffer the consequences of cramming more than 10 pounds of pan-fried Japanese dumplings into his digestive tract. Read both ebooks for a full understanding (they are free). Hardly. I liked your comments.. a truly integrative perspective. Just want to emphasize that Matt is totally right about not going overboard with chewing. Sometimes lower, sometimes a bit higher. I am curious to see how I do in the sun this summer. Which, if any, medications and/or supplements you take? One other factor would come in to play in my mind. I gave one each (tires) to the youngest two grandsons. So the fundamental discovery here is that inflammation is for one purpose and one purpose only: to fight infection. One of my sons-in-law has indeed had exactly 8 teeth pulled in childhood! This is news to me. Bollocks. This user vigorously chewed for around 2 months, up to 8 hours a day. Nice of you to take the time to send such lengthy and heartfelt replies Lianda! Note (from my quote of Angell above) how, even ideally, the FDA is necessarily required to work only in the rear view mirror. The bread we traditionally use(d) is called paximadi and it is extremelly hard to chew. If the macrophages overreact to something like minor injury, they can do damage which then may trigger adaptive immunity. Super impressed by the experiment you did. Then I read Jeff T Bowles research at his website including testimonials there and Amazon and realized I could safely take more than Elena even recommended to achieve better and quicker results. I’m not talking about an unrealizable super ideal of the kind that landed many people on 180D in the first place via diet and optimal health neurosis. It’s a product made by stripping the bones of the last bits of soft tissue after they leave the slaughterhouse, and packaged into an unappetizing pink mat that gets ground into the hamburger meat. It’s a crucial part of the system. Sally Fallon weighs in the Caustic Commentary section of the Fall 2017 WAPF Journal: “WHAT A CHEESY IDEA! Unbelievable. People who seemingly have all the health answers takes advantage of all the people who want to stop asking questions and come onto a blog like this and bow down to some guru. So who knows what is possible? But I’m definitely going to put this on my to do list! I have almost finished reading both the free ebooks about chronic vitamin A toxicity by this engineer out of Canada (see link), and I am in disbelief on how badly virtually the entire medical community (allopathic and alternative) has messed this one up. Vegans, for example, LOVE to point out that low bone density is more common in countries with the highest calcium consumption, while the best bone density can be found in places with a nutrient-poor diet. Well I must have got some extensive chewing in.”. It’s gone away with things like reducing PUFA, supplementing zinc, adding a better form of thiamine to a B complex that didn’t have a good form of it. He’ll open the bag for a few days before eating it, and then he leaves it open to gnaw on when the mood strikes him. The Weston Price Foundation website didn’t post my comment asking them to take a look, and given the all too common health issues of the local group I follow on facebook, I think it is safe to say they are doing something wrong despite tremendous efforts expended towards better nutrition…to which there might be a forehead smacking simple answer if one of these deified nutrients is actually a destructive poison when consumed in excess. 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