#34: Calcium, Phosphate, Authoritarianism, Eugenics & CIA Spymaster Allen Dulles with Ray Peat

00:55 — "The newsletter is available by email now, and it's $28 US which can be paid through PayPal, at raypeatsnewsletter@gmail.com." Ray Peat
01:27 — "It is extremely important to realize that calcium deposits in soft tissues become worse when the diet is low in calcium." Lets Eat Right to Keep Fit by Adelle Davis (1970) http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/calcium.shtml
03:06 — Can we see living structure in a cell? By Gilbert Ling https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25854101
03:22 — The calcium paradox of essential hypertension by David McCarron https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3544831
04:18 — Danny's summary of the cell (see Cells, Gels, and The Engines of Life for images)
05:43 — Is it a natural phenomenon for a cell to disorder its water?
05:54 — What retains water in living cells? By Gilbert Ling https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1082166
06:51 — "On page 95 of my first book, 'A Physical Theory of the Living State; the Association Induction Hypothesis' you will discover what I call the Principle of Additivity. This Principle suggests that any agent that binds onto the cell proteins will affect the entire protein involved. It is the reach and strength of binding that distinguish a cardinal adsorbent. As an example, each ATP causes the binding of some 8000 water molecules on an appropriate protein molecule. So whether carbon dioxide can be called a cardinal adsorbent is a question that must await more experimental study." Ling (2014)
07:08 — Ray on Gilbert Ling's "lactate paradox" of high altitude experiment (CO2 prevents full depolarization)
07:56 — "In the normal resting state, a cell is 'polarized.' In the depolarized state, a cell is vulnerable, and if it is too frequently depolarized, it can be damaged or killed in the process called 'excitotoxicity,' and other related degenerative processes. Cancer cells are chronically 'depolarized,' and this is related to their low-efficiency metabolism." Lungs, shock, inflammation, and aging by Ray Peat (2002)
08:33 — Why does carbohydrate produce more carbon dioxide than fat?
09:38 — "Mg or K is needed to form the phosphorylated ATPase that then upon exposure to Ca or Na transfers a phosphate to ADP, generating ATP. Mg helps to retain and generate ATP." Andrew Kim
09:39 — "It [magnesium] is the basic protective calcium blocker." Calcium and Disease by Ray Peat (2009)
10:40 — The breakdown of ATP to ADP increases intracellular phosphate. Does something similar happen when a person eats too much phosphate?
10:55 — "In addition, dietary fructose reduces plasma phosphate levels by 30 to 50%…" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11036473
11:26 — Ray on "the high-energy phosphate bond"
12:49 — How is phosphate deenergizing the cell?
14:16 — Is phosphate a cell depolarizer?
14:23 — Ray describes the death of a cell
15:48 — "In the body, as in a chain, the weakest link breaks down under stress although all parts are equally exposed to it.” Stress Without Distress by Hans Selye (1974)
16:38 — "Our brain grows into our culture, and the culture lives in our nervous system." Ray Peat (2009)
16:44 — "It is too often not realized that culture itself is an adaptive tool, one of whose main functions is to make the physiological emergencies come less and less often.” Abraham Maslow (1943)
17:28 — Ray describes finding Maslow's work after reading the Freudians for six months
17:56 — Carl Rogers' work was manipulated by authoritarian-types
18:35 — Ray on the differences between Rogers and Maslow
19:19 — Libertarianism and the Koch brothers
20:00 — Journey into a Libertarian Future 1-6 https://bit.ly/2xNTRPn, https://bit.ly/2QdURTA, https://bit.ly/2xZaGpD, https://bit.ly/2OYDoyg, https://bit.ly/2RaoeY4, https://bit.ly/2xPgKBN
20:22 — "...A person's present-orientedness or, in economic terms, its high degree of time preference (which is highly correlated with low intelligence, and both of which appear to have a common genetic basis)." "In every society of any degree of complexity, specific individuals quickly acquire elite status as a result of having diverse talents. Owing to achievements of superior wealth, wisdom, bravery, or a combination thereof, particular individuals command respect, and their opinions and judgments possess natural authority." Hans-Hermann Hoppe (2007)
20:42 — Ray on Murray Buchan as a good libertarian compared to the Koch-type
20:51 — "Libertarianism in the US has been primarily a decorative veneer for advocacy of transferring government power entirely to the big corporations, but a few people like Justin Raimondo [antiwar.com] seem to be creating a more authentic libertarianism—he’s associated with the Randolph Bourne Institute, and policies very different from the Cato Institute/Koch brothers’." Ray Peat (2017)
21:15 — Danny doubts the usefulness of "the non-aggression principle" in light of Hans Selye's work on stress and survival
21:43 — "Estrogen, hyperventilation, lactate, etc., increase serotonin, and I think it’s serotonin that directly increases PTH, and then PTH increases NO." Ray Peat (2017)
22:23 — "...Serotonin stimulates the secretion of prolactin.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23506438 "...prolactin could be a mirror of serotonin in the brain." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26542707 "...serotonin could be one of the factors regulating PTH secretion and/or contributing to PTH hypersecretion..." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6255002
22:28 —"…An excess of plasma prolactin is associated with an excess of plasma PTH and vice versa." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7130342
22:50 —"His profoundly lowered basal metabolic rate and decreased CO2 production, resulting probably from severe hypothyroidism…” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10084002
23:09 —"…In the rat, TSH induces a release of 5-HT and histamine..." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4109651 "...Thyroid hormone and the catecholamines are antagonistic, having directly opposing actions on the blood pressure and the blood fats.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4766338 23:22 —"Hyperventilation is defined as breathing in excess of the metabolic needs of the body, eliminating more carbon dioxide than is produced, and, consequently, resulting in respiratory alkalosis and an elevated blood pH." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10546483
24:08 — A good environment and 'not needing' your hormones. Generative Energy #26 - https://youtu.be/3AI46HYJ3ro?t=36m26s 24:56 — Is there much information on the carboniferous period?
25:39 — In the 1940s, people believed that a new ice age was approaching
25:58 — "Climate experts believe the next ice age is on its way." Leonard Nimoy, In Search Of: "The Coming Ice Age" (1978) https://youtu.be/1kGB5MMIAVA
26:39 — "In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill.” The First Global Revolution: A Report by The Council of The Club of Rome by Alexander King & Bertrand Schneider (1993)
26:51 — "Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society." Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment by Paul Ehrlich, John Holdren, and Ann Ehrlich (1977)
26:52 — “Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Program (UNEP)
27:06 — Ray on job automation fast-tracking the Oligarchy's need to get rid of 4-5 billion people
27:27 — War! What is it good for? Mustard gas medicine. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28246228
27:36 — Ray's favorite example research financing: Elwood Jensen's transition from chemical warfare research to estrogen research
28:55 — Was estrogen research being guided by the hands of the eugenics fanatics?
29:16 — How & Why Big Oil Conquered The World by James Corbett Part I: https://youtu.be/ySnk-f2ThpE Part II: https://youtu.be/0wlNey9t7hQ
29:43 — Ray on the transition of eugenics into genetics
30:29 — Who funded Hitler?
31:15 — Ray on the coup against Roosevelt with Smedley Butler
33:15 — Interview with Joan Talley (Sister of Allen Dulles) "My father was a Nazi spy." Allen Macy Dulles, Jr.
33:38 — Who poisoned Roosevelt?
34:05 — Allen Dulles’ involvement in two high-profile American presidential assassinations (Roosevelt and JFK)
35:17 — Is there a “new” Allen Dulles at the CIA?
36:02 — Are vitamin D and calcium necessary for thyroid and the other steroids to work?
37:43 — Clarifications on the progesterone Progest-E product by Kenogen
38:49 — What could cause a strange reaction to progesterone? "Have you had a blood test for vitamin D and TSH [thyroid function]? High estrogen increases the conversion of progesterone to the 5- metabolite, but thyroid and progesterone lower estrogen, preventing the exaggeration of that pathway. A vitamin D deficiency disturbs many hormones, and can cause breast pain.” Ray Peat on breast pain while using progesterone (2018)
39:19 — "The effects of estrogen and progesterone are systemically opposed to each other—estrogen excites, progesterone calms, estrogen cools, progesterone heats, estrogen increases nitric oxide, progesterone lowers it, etc." Ray Peat (2017)
41:20 — Ray recalls a woman with severe hyperestrogenemia who didn’t respond to 400 milligrams of progesterone who likely needed to work on the liver to restore balance
42:14 — Experiencing bloating with milk or sweet orange juice (not tart or sour)
43:37 — What is Ray working on right now?

#33: Optimizing The Environment With Raymond Peat

00:38 - https://www.patreon.com/dannyroddy
00:47 - "The newsletter is available by email now, and it's $28 US which can be paid through PayPal, at raypeatsnewsletter@gmail.com." Ray Peat
01:09 - "Without a realistic view of where you are, you can't expect to go anywhere." Ray Peat
01:40 - M.I. Budyko. The Evolution of The Biosphere. 1984 "Aromorphosis: The existence of living organisms is possible only if they are provided by energy influx from the environment." "The entire history of evolution of organisms is associated with profound changes in mechanisms of their energy supply..."
01:55 - "Le Chatelier's principle, that a system adjusts in ways which restore a disturbed equilibrium, is behind this idea. Every part of the flow can be seen as a disequilibrium, and the complexification of the structure tends to absorb the disturbing energy." Ray Peat
02:03 - Györgyi Csaba. The biological basis and clinical significance of hormonal imprinting, an epigenetic process. Clin Epigenetics. 2011 Aug;2(2):187-96.
02:29 - "I am myself plus my circumstances" Jose Ortega y Gasset
02:50 - Progesterone as a powerful cell stabilizer during development
03:30 - Clarification on Le Chatelier's principle
06:28 - "I came to see literary 'periods' or styles (classical, realist, Romantic, surrealist, etc.) as reflections of a society's energy and structure." Ray Peat
11:06 - Stephen Jay Gould. Kropotkin Was No Crackpot. Natural History vol. 1997 (https://bit.ly/2GjEmon) [PDF]
11:26 - "How do we reconcile the greatest individual liberty possible while preserving the greatest equality within a community? Therein lies a fundamental political paradox, and one that could hardly be more current…" (https://bit.ly/2Gld6C7)
12:53 - Ray's thoughts on Karl Marx and communism
13:57 - Clarification on Christian ethics
15:21 - Does intervention create more harm?
16:16 - Adam Kokesh debates Webster Tarpley at Occupy Bilderberg 2012 (https://bit.ly/2IbprJl)
17:56 - James Gilligan. Violence: Reflections on a national epidemic. New York:Vintage Books (1997) “[I]ncreased rates of death and disability [are] suffered by those who occupy the bottom rungs of society, as contrasted with the relatively lower death rates experienced by those who are above them. Those excess deaths... are a function of class structure; and that structure is a product of [society’s] collective human choices, concerning how to distribute the collective wealth of society."
19:17 - Is violence sometimes necessary?
19:30 - "Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism." "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death." MLK
20:10 - Györgyi Csaba. The biological basis and clinical significance of hormonal imprinting, an epigenetic process. Clin Epigenetics. 2011 Aug;2(2):187-96. "In the case of hormonal imprinting, the first encounter between a hormone and its developing target cell receptor-usually at the perinatal period-determines the normal receptor-hormone connection for life." "The absence of the normal or the presence of false hormonal imprinting predispose to or manifested in different diseases (e.g., malignant tumors, metabolic syndrome) long after the time of imprinting or in the progenies."
21:57 - Ray's thoughts on "erasing" an imprint and maintaining euphoria
23:26 - Is there "new" element in the environment that Ray is very concerned with (e.g., water, air, EMF)?
24:44 - "Nothing is stored, it's like the pasts are all present in the same room, and we periodically have a different perspective on them. When the present balance of stuff, toxicants, euphoriants, etc., is good, you can think and feel what you want to about things." Ray Peat
26:22 - Dr. Gabor Maté Interview with Tim Ferriss (https://bit.ly/2IeUgNx)
27:01 - Ernest Schachtel. Metamorphosis: On the development of affect, perception, attention, and memory. 1959. "The drive to seek out and explore the new is strongest in the childhood of animals and men, in the period of exploratory play." "As they mature we see in the higher mammals and in most men a slackening or ceasing of curiosity, fascination, playful exploration, excitement, enthusiasm: the "open" world has now turned into a variety of objects with signal qualities, or into objects-of-use to which certain adaptive responses are given."
30:00 - “Gardening, learning to play a musical instrument, sculpting and drawing, are good; practicing the marital arts, going to new places and taking different routes to old places, listening to an unfamiliar language­­ anything that involves participation and action or learning.” Ray Peat
31:26 - Do Ray's daily activities influence his dreams?
33:25 - Danny on his historical aggressive 'salt the earth' approach to his health problems
34:17 - Is there anything else that fosters the innate animal intelligence?
35:47 - Should a person concentrate on themselves? "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." Tolstoy
38:15 - "...The mystiques of schooling, medicine, and legal services are part of the system of control and exploitation that can be painlessly dissolved." Ray Peat (https://bit.ly/2GUUYA8)
38:41 - “School prepares for the alienating institutionalization of life by teaching the need to be taught. Once this lesson is learned, people lose their incentive to grow in independence.” Ivan Illich
41:35 - “In evolution, the tendency toward dominance of the head (cephalization) in animals overlaps with another tendency (known in plants too) called juvenilization, pedomorphism, or neoteny, in which an early stage of the organism’s development, the juvenile stage is preserved for longer periods in the descendants, eventually becoming the normal adult type. Baby apes resemble humans, in body proportions and behaviour, much more than the adult apes do. The infant represents our evolutionary future.” Ray Peat
42:43 - M.I. Budyko. The Evolution of The Biosphere. 1984 "Aromorphosis: The existence of living organisms is possible only if they are provided by energy influx from the environment." "The entire history of evolution of organisms is associated with profound changes in mechanisms of their energy supply..."
44:44 - Ashley Montagu. The Natural Superiority of Women. 1905 "The adult human skull preserves the promise of the infant human skull very much more than does the adult gorilla the promise of the infant gorilla skull. In other words, the adult human being is an infantilized or pedomorphic type, a type which has evolved by preserving some ancestral youthful characteristics; the adult gorillais an aged or gerontomorphic type, a type that has undergone evolutionary change as the result of the accentuated development of already adult traits."
45:33 - Gloria Steinem was a CIA operative (https://bit.ly/2J2iL1z)
47:46 - What is Ray working on?
48:34 - Science’s War on Medicine by John Cannell (https://bit.ly/2E17ISp

#32: The CIA's Mighty Wurlitzer with Raymond Peat

01:10 - Danny’s preparation for talking to Ray
03:08 - The 1933-1934 coup against FDR as described by Schmedly Butler
06:18 - Daniel Sheehan and The Christic Institute
06:47 - Controlled opposition in the JFK assassination
07:11 -  "The decision to include culture and art in the US Cold War arsenal was taken as soon as the CIA was founded in 1947. Dismayed at the appeal communism still had for many intellectuals and artists in the West, the new agency set up a division, the Propaganda Assets Inventory, which at its peak could influence more than 800 newspapers, magazines and public information organisations. They joked that it was like a Wurlitzer jukebox: when the CIA pushed a button it could hear whatever tune it wanted playing across the world.” Frances Stonor Saunders
08:10 - The CIA was created by Harry Truman in 1947
09:12 - The Nazi roots of the ruling class and operation paperclip
11:10 - Were people asking questions about the Nazification of America?
13:14 - Why was it necessary to kill FDR?
13:50 - The Congress for Cultural Freedom
14:35 - "Whether they liked it or not, whether they knew it or not, there were few writers, poets, artists, historians, scientists, or critics in postwar Europe whose names were not in some way linked to this covert enterprise.” —Frances Stonor Saunders
15:14 - Did Ray keep his political thoughts to himself in seventh grade? (“Are they going to kill Raymond Peat for being a communist?”)
16:22 - Ray’s thoughts on Eisenhower
17:35 - The assassination of Dag Hammarskjold (Operation Celeste) & Ray’s thoughts on JFK
20:48 - Indonesian mineral deposit & oil
21:44 - The CIA overthrows the democratically elected Sukarno with a military coup (“if you’re not with us you’re against us”)
22:33 - CIA list of atrocities & Ray’s thoughts on the logistics of the ruling class
24:18 - The CIA as a tool of the ruling class & the Neo-Darwinian-Malthusianism “religion” of the ruling class
25:21 - The Obama family connection to the Indonesian genocide (Wayne Madsen)
28:10 - The CIA & the Drug Trade by James Corbett (https://youtu.be/vcp9bcypZo4)
28:51 - ‘The Act of Killing’ & ‘The Look of Silence’ — films by Joshua Oppenheimer
29:03 - Ray’s thoughts on the Rampart’s Affair (limited hangout?) & the interconnectedness of the ruling class
31:00 - Zbigniew Brezinski, David Rockefeller & The Trilateral Commission
33:00 - Afghanistan before & after (Brezinski as the architect of Muslim extremism)
33:50 - Brezinski & Obama (Hillary & Kissinger)
34:24 - Hillary explains the real meaning of '1984' in her new book &  Guiliani's quote: "What we don't see is that freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do." - Giuliani (http://nyti.ms/2hkjVfC)
35:00 - Ray’s read on the current political climate
36:00 - “People always prefer surfaces…”
36:42 - Is the CIA or the US government the main problem?
38:12 - Ray’s thoughts on Lee Harvey Oswald & JFK’s assassination
39:18 - Danny thinks Ray has read David Talbott’s  book, The Devil’s Chessboard, but he hasn’t
39:25 - Ray’s general thoughts on Trump
40:55 - "I think [creation of the CIA] was a mistake. And if I'd know what was going to happen, I never would have done it." "Why, they've got an organization over there in Virginia now that is practically the equal of the Pentagon in many ways. And I think I've told you, one Pentagon is one too many.” "Now, as nearly as I can make out, those fellows in the CIA don't just report on wars and the like, they go out and make their own, and there's nobody to keep track of what they're up to. They spend billions of dollars on stirring up trouble so they'll have something to report on. They've become... it's become a government all of its own and all secret. They don't have to account to anybody.” - Truman
41:30 - “Dag Hammarskjold was on the point of getting something done when they killed him. Notice that I said, ‘When they killed him.’” - Truman
42:07 - Ray’s thoughts on Operation Northwoods (original PDF: http://bit.ly/2hkRLRl [A Brief History of False Flag Terror by James Corbett: https://youtu.be/sNRh1vlGksk])
43:20 - Does Ray see things improving in the future? (‘power should never be exercised in secret’)
44:48 - "It is inconceivable that a secret intelligence arm of the government has to comply with all the overt orders of the government." - CIA CounterIntelligence head James Angleton, in testimony to the Church Committee
45:12 - What is Ray working on right now?
45:46 - "The newsletter is available by email now, and it's $28 US which can be paid through PayPal, at raypeatsnewsletter@gmail.com." Ray Peat

#31: Safe Supplements with Raymond Peat

Patreon, Ray Peat's Website

01:10 - Ray Peat on Culture, Government, and Social Class (http://bit.ly/2hC7qdd) Why Kerala, Grampa? (http://bit.ly/2hQOpBK)
06:16 - Danny’s evolving views on supplements
07:00 - “When your intestine is extremely sensitive, the excipients and contaminants in a pregnenolone tablet could cause bad symptoms; the only supplements that are very safe to take orally are aspirin, cascara, some kinds of thyroid, small amounts of penicillin (30 mg), cyproheptadine (one-half to one milligram), and progesterone. Vitamin A and DHEA on the skin are safe, but you should put the vitamin A on your lower legs, and wash your hands so that none of it gets on your lips.” RP (2016)
07:34 - ‘People’s symptoms improve when they stop taking their supplements’
10:17 - Can supplements be problematic due to endotoxin?
14:07 - Are the manufacturing methods to blame for the irritation?
17:12 - Contamination, fillers, pill casings, etc.
18:09 - What is Ray’s process for determining if something is safe or not?
22:13 - ‘Unnamed and unidentified nutrients in natural foods’
23:40 - "We had an abundance of mangoes, papayas, and bananas here, but the pride of the islands, the most delicious fruit known to men, cherimoya, was not in season." —Mark Twayne (1866)
24:22 - ‘Marmalade is like a super drug’
25:02 - ‘A general rule about drugs’
27:05 - Finasteride as an example of an unsafe medical drug
29:11 - Ray’s experiences with nutrient deficiencies
36:42 - Ray’s thoughts on the versatility of the body
38:06 - The transgenerational impact on a person’s nutritional requirements
38:50 - “Meat eaters would normally get 1/4 to 1/2 grain of thyroid in their food every day if the whole animal were used.” RP
40:12 - Ways to minimize confusion when using thyroid or other substances
42:04 - Ray is working on getting his books online
42:31 - Nutritional requirements for a healthy vs. hypothyroid person
43:56 - Do healthy people need more vitamin A?
45:30 - Is there any definitive symptoms of vitamin A and K deficiency?
47:09 - Using the fat soluble vitamins topically
49:26 - Does Ray use the oily vitamins on his skin every day?
49:48 - Ray’s thoughts on B. subtilis and B. licheniformis (Biosporin)
51:57 - Ray expands on the relationship between aspirin and vitamin K
54:06 - Do people tend to be vitamin K deficient?
55:09 - Can well-cooked mushrooms replace the daily carrot?
56:30 - If Ray could take any substance on a desert island what would it be?
57:29 - What is Ray working on?
57:54 - “The newsletter is available by email now, and it’s $28 US which can be paid through PayPal, at raypeatsnewsletter@gmail.com.”