Respect, but there is so much more to calories that you may be overlooking. Although calories definitely matter, hormones matter even more. Living in sunny SoCal, you're so lucky because of the amount of UV light you guys get vs here in dark, cold Canada. Light cycles affect carb tolerance in a massive way. Anyway, I don't wanna derail either... and although I do agree that most N. Americans get way too much of the wrong type of fatty acids, the great high carb low carb fear mongering experiment of the past 40 years or so has proven otherwise. Could not agree more! Yes and no to your first statement. High carb + High Fat isn't healthy, but it's the complete cessation of carbs that forces fat burning via ketonic mechanisms which is why they succeed. With every gram of carb comes water, and once you force ketosis you drop a massive amount of water. Most people that think they need to lose "weight" in fact are carrying a surprising amount of water due to the inflammatory mechanisms of their diet and need to lose "water" and "fat". As for the longest living civilizations in the world, again you seem to be missing my point. There is so much more to it than DIET. Reference the Weston Price Foundation, and the endemic tribes all over parts of the world that have never even had human contact.... you'll quickly see how well one can THRIVE on animals products. Bro, I know you're a big vegan advocate, but you know i'm not so let's not derail anymore and agree to high five and respect our respectful opinions eh? Some cultures emphasize family, some walk a lot, some take time for leisure, some have better air, cleaner water, less stress, pura vida, better genetics, more sun, better quality food, the list is endless.... there are just too many variables to go down that rabbit hole. LOVE the structured water, not the sugar that goes with it. But yeah, back to the ECS! Been taking protracted breaks from vaping, added some Carlsons Cod Liver oil (my vit. d levels aren't optimal at the moment), and already noticing some significant improvements! Just hard to say if it's one, the other, or synergy!? Time for some smoked oysters!