Program overview

Ray Peat health program

The BiochemNordic program consists of 17 modules. To have the best understanding of the material, it is recommended to go through the modules in numerical order, at least at first!

Each module outlines the biochemical background, needed for understanding the food and health recommendations of that module. References are not given throughout the program; instead the general reference is Dr. Ray Peat’s work, including his books, newsletters and interviews.

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Module 1: Balance of health and diseaseRay Peat diet program Module 1

  • Low cellular energy state
  • High cellular energy state

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Module 2: Thyroid function - MetabolismRay Peat diet program Module 2

  • Thyroid and cellular energy production
  • Measuring thyroid function using  temperature and pulse
  • Stress hormones can mask a low thyroid function
  • Anti-thyroid foods and substances
  • Foods containing thyroid hormone

Go to Module 2

Module 3: FatsRay Peat diet program Module 3

  • What are fats?
  • Are polyunsaturated fats essential?
  • Dangerous effects of polyunsaturated fats
  • What foods are rich in polyunsaturated fats?
  • Bad types of fats (polyunsaturated oils)
  • Protective effects of saturated fats
  • List of recommendable fats

Go to Module 3

Module 4: CholesterolRay Peat cholesterol

  • The importance of the cholesterol molecule
  • Cholesterol does not cause atherosclerosis and heart disease
  • Dangers of cholesterol lowering drugs

Go to Module 4

Module 5: CarbohydratesRay Peat diet program Module 5

  • What are carbohydrates?
  • Harmful effects of low blood sugar
  • Starch creates low blood sugar and fat deposition
  • Fructose regulates blood sugar
  • Bad carbohydrates
  • Good carbohydrates
  • Sourdough bread
  • List of recommendable carbohydrates

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Module 6: ProteinsRay Peat diet program Module 6

  • What are proteins?
  • Low quality proteins
  • High quality proteins
  • Potato protein
  • Important vitamins and minerals in protein rich foods
  • How protein affects the blood sugar
  • List of recommendable proteins

Go to Module 6

Module 7: Combining foodsRay Peat diet program Module 7

  • Why meals should contain fats, carbohydrates and proteins
  • Keeping your blood sugar steady throughout the day

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Module 8: Salt and spicesRay Peat salt

  • The importance of eating enough salt
  • How salt prevents water retention
  • Salt protects against stress and improves sleep
  • Recommendable types of salt and spices

Go to Module 8

Module 9: BeveragesRay Peat diet program Module 9

  • Benefits of coffee
  • Become a happy coffee drinker
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • List of recommendable beverages

Go to Module 9

Module 10: Antimicrobial fibersRay Peat diet program Module 10

  • Intestinal bacteria and endotoxin production
  • Antimicrobial fibers improve the hormonal balances
  • List of recommendable antimicrobial fibers

Go to Module 10

Module 11: Food intoleranceRay Peat diet program Module 11

  • Understanding food intolerance
  • Overcoming milk intolerance

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Module 12: Sugar issuesRay Peat diet program Module 12

  • Sugar should not be avoided in the case of yeast infection
  • Sugar does not cause diabetes
  • Migraines and allergy and their link to low blood sugar
  • What is the cause of sugar cravings, and what to do about them?

Go to Module 12

Module 13: Harmful food additivesRay Peat diet program Module 13

  • Carrageenan and other thickeners and fillers
  • Sulfites in food and medicine

Go to Module 13

Module 14: Vitamins and minerals Ray Peat diet program Module 14

  • Food versus nutritional supplements
  • Vitamin A and Vitamin E
  • B-vitamins
  • The importance of calcium
  • Calcium in milk and powdered eggshells
  • Interplay of the alkali minerals (magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium)
  • Vitamin D and Vitamin K
  • Benefits of charcoal
  • Benefits of the cascara sagrada herb
  • Sulfur for fungus and bacterial infections
  • Harmful supplements that should be avoided

Go to Module 14

Module 15: Light therapyRay Peat diet program Module 15

  • Damage of darkness
  • Curative wavelengths (sunlight and artificial light)
  • The best light therapy lamps

Go to Module 15

Module 16: Thyroid replacement therapy

Ray Peat thyroid Module 16

  • When is thyroid therapy appropriate?
  • The thyroid system - interplay between T4, T3 and TSH
  • Blood tests for thyroid function - are they valid?
  • How to best determine your thyroid function
  • The problem with pure T4 medication
  • Natural desiccated thyroid (NDT) therapy
  • OTC natural thyroid  glandular supplements
  • Natural versus synthetic prescription thyroid replacements
  • Ray Peat is recommending synthetic T4 and T3 therapy
  • Strength conversion between NDT (grains) and synthetic's (mcg)
  • Thyroid therapy dosage example
  • How to use thyroid therapy correctly
  • Starting thyroid therapy
  • Adjusting the thyroid dose to complement the body's changing needs

Go to Module 16

Module 17: Anti-aging and anti-stress hormoneRay Peat progesterone Module 17

  • Natural protective anti-aging and anti-stress hormones
  • Pregnenolone
  • Progesterone
  • Natural progesterone therapy
  • Oral use of progesterone
  • Transdermal progesterone
  • When to take progesterone

Go to Module 17

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