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Tony Ferous
02-03-2007, 11:47 PM
I love smoked salmon, but has anyone seen it without outrageously high levels of sodium? Maybe its available in the states, and maybe not in Sydney where i am...


There a good article from Poliquin in T-nation, this snippet caught my eye, ive definately noticed this side-effect, despite fairly a fairly high intake of B vits:

If your urine reeks after eating asparagus, congratulations! You officially have a genetic defect and can't methylate asparagine properly. Apparently, prevalence of this defect is on the rise in the US and is a red flag for Parkinson's disease, Alzheimers, and prostate cancer amongst others. Try jacking up your methyl donors such as folic acid and B12 to turn off that gene.

Mike ODonnell
02-04-2007, 06:47 AM
I'm no cook...but pretty sure anytime you "Smoke" meat it has added sodium nitrate to it. Also anytime you buy already pre-cooked or frozen, chances are they also added sodium nitrate as a preservative. So unless it is fresh and not cured or smoked....probably not a good idea.

Elliot Royce
02-04-2007, 08:50 AM
I think you've got it a bit backwards unless there is a more recent study. Read the link: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/43/1671_51089

People who can smell it have a gene that allows them to metabolize it.

Can you pls supply a more scientific source for your claim?

Allen Yeh
02-05-2007, 06:42 AM
I think you've got it a bit backwards unless there is a more recent study. Read the link: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/43/1671_51089

People who can smell it have a gene that allows them to metabolize it.

Can you pls supply a more scientific source for your claim?


That is just what Charles Poliquin claimed in that latest article.

Robb Wolf
02-05-2007, 04:05 PM
Interesting. Caloric restriction and IF are protective of Parkinsons, Alzheimers etc...I wonder if it's via a different mechanism or if those stressors increase activity of a methylating enzyme....I've nto yet read the poliquin article, will check that out.