Getting a lot of new information from using Cronometer daily. I now know that to just maintain my current weight is 2158 calories per day. My macro ratios looks something like 55% protein, 30% fat (while keeping saturated fat below 10 grams a day — my goal), and 15% protein. My individual amino acids look very good with just 15% protein with the exception of lysine. I’m regularly low in lysine. Not sure what to do about that. As for my vitamins and micronutrients, iodine is an issue and I’m eating seaweed now daily, but choline is another problem. Almost always low in choline despite being super high in just about everything else. I may start taking a choline supplement. As a vegan, don’t want to start eating hard boil eggs to solve this problem.
I have been tracking everything I eat for 7 days now in Cronometer, and it shows that my deficiencies are B12, iodine, and choline. So when they ask a vegan like me where do you get your protein (I get plenty of the essential amino acids and with only a 12% macro for protein), they should instead be asking where do you get your B12, iodine (no fish), and choline (no eggs). I already supplement with a B12 pill and have added either kept or seaweed to my diet for the iodine. Am considering adding a supplement for the choline. I read that choline deficiency can lead to fatty liver, and that choline deficiency is common.
If I were a scientist in a pharmaceutical company, I would study the chemical composition of turmeric, and identify what each chemical in turmeric does in the human body. Then conduct experiments with test groups to see how regular infusion of each chemical could benefit the health of humans.
Interesting fact: there are exactly 20 amino acids involved in making proteins in the body, 9 of which must be acquired through food — the so-called “essential” amino acids, but there are hundreds of other amino acids as well.
They now have refined the daily requirements for amino acids down to the individual 9 essential amino acids and how much of each one should take in — and which foods have the greatest amount for each.
The C Word documentary on Netflix was interesting.
Among other things, makes the claim that everyone has cancer cells.
Emphasis on a holistic approach to dealing with the disease or preventing its occurrence in the first place. Key factors are diet, stress, exercise, and toxins in our environment.