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  1. Beastt

    Protein alternatives?

    No single link. I did multiple searches and was never able to turn up a study which showed anyone who could actually utilize more than 10%. The only single source with multiple references I can provide at the moment is from a book which is becoming rather out-dated, (published in 1987), which...
  2. Beastt

    Protein alternatives?

    I think there may be some confusion. The body has a limit when it comes to how much of any given nutrient it can utilize. That's why people choking down supplemental calcium still end up with osteoporosis if they eat too much protein on a continual basis. No matter how much calcium you...
  3. Beastt

    Protein alternatives?

    Are you sure you're considering all of the factors when you conclude that they "work well"? If you're consuming unhealthy amounts of other nutrients and that's what is causing you to need to supplement your fiber, does the fiber make up for the over-consumption of other things? (Part of the...
  4. Beastt

    Protein alternatives?

    Though this sounds good at first glance, you first have to decide what a "natural" food is. And while that might sound simple, before you can do that you have to determine the "natural" food for the species in question. You might consider eggs to be a natural food but they're certainly not...
  5. Beastt

    Protein alternatives?

    You'll get nothing but pure agreement from me. I'm thinking if he dies of a heart attack at 65, he'll go still thinking he was right. I had a discussion like that with a co-worker a few weeks ago. They assured me that both of their grandfathers were perfectly healthy up until the day they...
  6. Beastt

    Protein alternatives?

    Sorry, I was a bit slow on the uptake. I was in mid-Edit when you posted so my comments now are perhaps more appropriate to your intent.
  7. Beastt

    Protein alternatives?

    If there is anyone here for which that isn't the future, I'd love you to point them out. The hope is to not reach that fate before our time. I'm not sure if your post is intended as sarcasm or not. If it is, I'll look upon this as an assertion that good, solid, testable, repeatable dietary...
  8. Beastt

    Protein alternatives?

    From where does the idea come that humans have naturally evolved to need or benefit from artificially produced and highly concentrated supplements such as those being recommended for protein and fiber? In a purely natural setting, such doses would be unattainable and yet humans have flourished...
  9. Beastt

    Protein alternatives?

    I can only suggest that someone has been feeding you a lot more than eggs. Take, for example the study "Regression of Coronary Atheromatosis in Rhesus Monkeys" performed under the direction of Dr. Mark Armstrong at the University of Iowa in 1970. The study centered around the effects of diet...
  10. Beastt

    Protein alternatives?

    I would suggest that the one who missed the point is you. No matter how you play with the numbers, the infant is still only receiving 5% of it's calories as protein. If the only food ingested contains only five percent, five percent is all there is. Five percent is obviously enough for the...
  11. Beastt

    problem after cycling

    Just as a wild shot in the dark I'd suggest you may have a mild urinary tract infection which is aggravated by riding. Cranberry juice is said to help eliminate such mild infections so you might give that a try but if the problem persists, by all means seek assistance from somewhere more...
  12. Beastt

    Protein alternatives?

    But not protein.
  13. Beastt

    Protein alternatives?

    The single most concentrated source of cholesterol in the human diet? Since a single medium sized egg can contain 218mg of cholesterol in the yoke, I personally would choose other options. In studies on atherosclerosis, animals are often fed a diet rich in cholesterol to cause them to develop...
  14. Beastt

    Music & cycling?

    I ride with a small mirror on my glasses and choose local roads which have a shoulder as wide as a traffic lane with a rumble strip to separate the shoulder from the traffic lanes. I can still hear cars coming up behind me though probably not with as much forewarning as I'd have without the...
  15. Beastt

    Empty calories

    It might be fair to take a look at history and the number of "cranks" who turned out to be correct while the arrogance of mass majority opinion turned out to be founded in misconceptions fueled by the confidence inspired by being of the majority opinion. While I recognize the tendency to reject...
  16. Beastt

    Empty calories

    Unless this was a mistake and you meant to say "omnivores", do you have any research which would support the conclusion you've presented here? As has already been shown in the thread, when we look to human digestive physiology, we fall more firmly in the category of monogastric herbivore.
  17. Beastt

    Empty calories

    That's certainly interesting information and I thank you for bringing it to my attention. I'll have to try to set the time aside to pursue further study. Having said that I will also suggest that it's not really anything unusual. It has long been known that certain genetic branches offer...
  18. Beastt

    Empty calories

    I'm not familiar with the higher incidence of diabetes but I find that rather interesting. Do you have any more information on the topic? Without having more information on the subject the best I can offer is a pure shot in the dark but I know that in the case of the Hopi Indians, the extreme...
  19. Beastt

    More emphatic, yet empty denials from Lance Pharmstrong?

    I have to agree. That's one of the reasons I stopped coming here almost 3-years ago. Some people seem to have a never-ending supply of hatred, especially when they insist that their personal feeling counts for conclusive evidence. Three years later and the same people are still shuffling...
  20. Beastt

    HR Mythbusting

    Kudos on your achievements and having overcome cancer. We can all only hope that you never again have to deal with the ominous prognosis of such a disease. As concerns some of your comments about heart attacks, I may be going out on a limb here but I need to ask; do you know what a heart...