There was a small discussion on Paleohacks about Kruse's mitochondrial Rx. As far as I know, the Rx hasn't been released publicly, but only to people with paid memberships or private paid consults. But, by reading what others who have had the Rx "revealed" to them and what they were doing about it, I figured out it was similar to what another posted had shared in the comments section of Hyperlipid.
Over there at Hyperlipid, after a couple of folks asked Dr. K to elaborate on his "last 20 pounds" comment, another poster shot a piece over by Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum that looked pretty interesting. I took a few notes, but it was late, so when I returned the next day, the link had been removed. I haven't been able to find it again.
This new link was posted on Jack's forum by a participant. I didn't bookmark it either, but I was able to find it again this morning. It is by Dr. Sinatra. In addition to providing the link, the poster also expressed disappointment that Dr. Kruse didn't give credit where credit was due. This morning, I could not find the post, but I did find this one. I am putting it here.
"Originally Posted by Zorica Vuletic
Pretty good time for me to chime in........Here is why some folks will never reach Optimal. Bad Thinking is your biggest obstacle. The mindset we are a collection of our past experiences.........That the past equals our future…….NEWS FLASH: Our biography is not our destiny, but our decisions however do 100% shape our destiny. Moreover, our decisions are what determines ultimate achievement and fulfillment in life. And Zorica this one is particularly just for you. Lack of resources do not limit us EVER, but our lack of resourcefulness is the the only issue behind our failures.
You don't know SH!T about me, or my history, but I love how you default to that belief. It tells me more about you and less about me. If you did, you might be awfully red in the face to see where I have come from. I promise you it far below your current situation. Your attitiude is your personal speed bump to Optimal.
No Rx, resource, money, situation can change that.
Only your resourcefulness can, and it is clear to me that you are saying loudly you may not have enough........if that is the case, cowboy up, and get some, before life passes you by.
I would be quite careful to tell others that they cant do something............focus on what you can do instead of what you can't. You really need to go somewhere and think about this post...........you need to stew in this for a while but I bet you get more pissed off then see the silver lining........and again that tells me how you see the world through your eyes. I hope this hits you squarely between the eyes, because you and I do not see life the same way and I think this is what really separates us and puts us in different paths in life. I am just glad their are others here that do not feel as you do...........they would rather create their life than wait for somebody to hand it to them.
Are you truthful with yourself? Do you keep promises you make yourself? Are you quick to forgive yourself? Do you accept responsibility for your actions? Are you consistent with your personal goals? Do you genuinely care and respect the life you have been given?
Integrity is the welcome mat at your front door......... Integrity is telling ourself the truth about our life. And honesty is telling the truth to other people when they may not see it. It's not what we eat, but what we digest that makes us strong; It's not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich, and not what we read but what we remember that makes us learn, and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.
[Jack's signature quote:]
Many people, especially the ignorant ones, want to punish you for speaking the truth for being correct, for being who you are. Never apologize for being who you are, for being light years ahead of your time. If you are right and you know it, speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth remains the truth. Live it!!!"
Unfortunately for all of us, it looks like Hyperlipid is now more moderated. Jane left an antogonizing comment after Jack posted his comments regarding the pentose phosphate pathway and d-ribose. I just couldn't let it go, so I responded. My response never saw the light of day, but when I checked, Jane's nasty comment had also been removed. I don't believe my comment was nasty, but it was an unnecessary comment to have there if Jane's wasn't there already.
Jane attacked Dr. K for something he said about iron. She really ripped into him, and sarcastically asked if he had read what Kresser says about iron. I found the comment terribly funny, almost laugh out loud funny except I didn't want to wake up the cat. I responded by saying that I am sure that Jack doesn't run all this theories by Kresser before he puts it out there. (I am still laughing about this. I can just see that hilarious vision, that of a meek Jack, timidly walking up to the tall and commanding "real" Dr. K, having Jack meekly raise his hand and ask if it was OK to ask a question. Then the "real" Dr. K would remind this Weak Jack of his stature in the Paleo community and allow him to proceed anyway. Weak Jack would stammer and try to force out the ill-formed questions and uncertainties concerning the role of iron in our evolution and our metabolism. OK, I am still laughing.)
Oh anyway, where was I? Oh yea, a friend who have been asking me all sorts of questions about metabolism but is also receiving several books from an activist vegan. She insisted that I was taking tons of supplements and that she could get everything from food. 'Course, the woman was probably 80 pounds overweight and was on statins and has pre-diabetes, along with other problems. I say fine, get all the CoQ10 from your food. She also insisted that her newer version of statin didn't have all the other problems of the older statin, so she was OK. (Oh, did I mention that the activist vegan was also diabetic, takes statins, and is scheduling a couple of cataract surgeries for the spring? Oh, and that statins were OK for him since he had already had a heart attack? Oops, the cat woke up again...)
Anyway, that got me thinking about my supplement list and whether it is extreme. I recently started taking additional supplements. Here's my list:
Time-release C (when I don't have lots of low-carb citrus)
choline-inositol ('cause the multi doesn't have it)
K2 (when I am not eating grass-fed butter)
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Acetyl L Carnitine
Magnesium glycinate/amino acid chelate in the day
Magnesium malate at night
I started taking many of these supplements after reading Dr. Rosedale. After a supply disruption with magnesium, I experimented with all sorts of kinds before I found the brands and formulations I now use. Dr. Eades' blog was very helpful for information on magnesium. After seeing the link to Dr. Teitelbaum's article, I have been taking some of those supplements as well. Based on my notes, here is what he recommends for mitochondrial health:
Ribose 5 grams 3 x a day for 6 weeks, then 2x a day for 6 weeks
CoQ10 400 gm 6 weeks then 200 a day for 6 weeks
Magnesium 200 per day 12 weeks
B complex 50 mg
Acetyl L Carnitine 500 mg 2x pr day 6 weeks, then 1x per day 6 weeks
I also get outdoors every day, and to the beach at least once a week. I "ground" not with wires sticking out of my bedroom window, but because I am barefoot outside in the garden when I can be. I did all that before reading Dr. Kruse, but since reading, I do go to the beach more often and also do regular CT. I had already been avoiding my family in the evening because I don't like the fluorescent lights and all the trashy TV they watch. And, yes, I do like the yellow glasses in the evenings. I have never purchased any type of webinar or live seminar, and I am grateful for ALL the folks who have made such helpful information available for free on the internet.
But, Wow!, Jack. You know that old saying paraphrase, that you can take someone out of trailer park, but it is harder to remove the trailer trash outta their head. I'd say from Jack's post re-printed here that despite being transported to a wonderful home with a man-cave, a lake and a wine cellar, he's still living in poverty. I really am not up for trashing the flock for not meeting all the expectations, no matter where you came from.
I'll end this post with another little quote about integrity. Oh, and another, though I don't think it is really from Gandhi. Good advice anyway. Think I'll take it.