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  • bliss posted an update in the group Group logo of There's a war against kids.There's a war against kids. 1 month, 1 week ago · 

    Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy and Lazy

  • bliss posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago · 

    “Almost all contact lens wearers report risky eye care behaviors that can lead to eye infections, according to a recently released study.”

    Contact Lens Wearers: Risking Severe Eye Infections And Extreme Blindness, CDC says | The Market Business

  • heyzeus909 posted an update in the group Group logo of Question AuthorityQuestion Authority 2 months ago · 

    When dealing with a police officer, it’s important to understand that you’re dealing with someone who has been trained to act like a sociopath. They have a license to kill and they firmly believe that the first time they hesitate, they’ll die. Knowing this, you mustn’t do anything to make them uncomfortable – outside of asserting your rights, which you also must be careful doing.

    Filming them tends to lessen their sociopathic tendencies.

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  • heyzeus909 posted an update in the group Group logo of Mountain Man’s DungeonMountain Man’s Dungeon 2 months, 1 week ago · 

    Today has felt good. The walk was really good (~7200 steps in the hills). I didn’t let the mosquitos bother me.

    I refueled/prefueled with Chipotle.

    Shaved my head and trimmed my beard. Caring about my appearance is a good sign. I embrace vanity.

    Down 4mm.

    A photo posted by Not MM (@not_mm) on

  • bliss posted an update in the group Group logo of Inspiration/MotivationInspiration/Motivation 2 months, 1 week ago · 

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  • bliss posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago · 

    I have read 4 of Nassim Taleb’s books, and have enjoyed them.
    He has a great section in his latest on how variety and inconsitency in diet, ie. 3 times as much protein as you need one day followed by none for a few days, continues to keep the body on it’s toes sort-to-speak. He’s a financial/math wiz, and an interesting philospoher.
    Anyway, he and another man recntly weighed in on the subject of GMO’s.

    Another ‘Too Big to Fail’ System in G.M.O.s

    I mostly agree with them and not so much with the author of a counter-argument that has recently come out on the toxic-web.
    Here is the counter:

    Out of his depth, Nassim Taleb bungles risk assessment of GMOs | Genetic Literacy Project

    • That was a hard read for me, but I think I got the gist of it.

      I always found it interesting that the GMO issue was one that crossed political divides. Over the past year or two, it’s become popular to associate those who are weary of GMOs with man-made climate change deniers; as both must be rooted in “anti-science” fanaticism. Many from those who are left-leaning have been more accepting of GMOs because of this.

      Anyway, I guess I have a hard time grasping the financial crisis analogy when discussing the subject of GMOs.

      • You should see Nassim’s technical math papers.
        I don’t even attempt to read them.

        • I forgot to mention that I’m intrigued with the idea of having a low protein day once in a while. It’s not dissimilar to the way many people approach carbs. It’s something I’ve thought about (and practice when the opportunity presents itself).

          It used to be that people would at least switch types of proteins on occasion. But that seemed to go out the window when whey took over the world.

          • Nassim has some very interesting ideas, all of which you may have thought and none of which may be new, but nevertheless it’s great he expresses them………and helpful too.

            • reply part 2
              If you ever are at the library with the kids you can possibly read a few pages that pertain to what was mentioned above.
              The book is by Nassim Taleb and it’s called Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder.
              Go to page 365 and start with the subsection IF IT’S WEDNESDAY, I MUST BE VEGAN and read 2-3 pages. You’d probably enjoy the whole book, but I know there are time issues everyone has and there are many books.
              (Nassim actually coined the word “antifragile”, because he says the opposite of fragile is not robust, but actually something that gains from disorder. That’s my sloppy paraphrase.)
              Okay, here’s a quote from Nassim I found on Wikipedia which may explain: “Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty. Yet, in spite of the ubiquity of the phenomenon, there is no word for the exact opposite of fragile. Let us call it antifragile. Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better”.

  • heyzeus909 posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks ago · 

    Good article that outlines “a” recipe on what it takes to get into shape, and the affect it had on his relationship with his wife.

    “Harley does give me an additional daily workout on top of the training sessions, but it’s for old ladies: walking. Confused, and expecting Harley to suggest a water-aerobics class next, I ask if I shouldn’t be cycling or interval training instead. He says that interval training is slightly better than straight-up aerobics but is basically pushed by people who need something to write about in fitness magazines. He thinks CrossFit is horrible. As are cleanses. He tells me to just walk. A lot.”

  • heyzeus909 posted an update in the group Group logo of Mountain Man’s DungeonMountain Man’s Dungeon 2 months, 2 weeks ago · 

    The rain forest that I’m walking through today.

    A photo posted by Not MM (@not_mm) on

    Things are getting easier. I feel that a good base has been built, even after just one week. Blood pressure is down a bit, strength up, stamina coming.

    I’ve stayed prepared food-wise, so even though I’ve only dropped a pound or so, my nutrition has been cleaned up which is always important when it comes to life in the road.

    It’s been a good first week.

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    • And then, just like that – at a moment’s notice – I’m called to be away from home for 30 or so hours straight.

      • I sleep really good after having stayed up for a day and a half. It’s about the only time I sleep good.

        • I’d like to run on that trail.

          • Some people run it. I’ve run it. There are some well-worn rocks on slopes that make it dangerous for ankles and knees. And if a walker is on the trail, they have the shit scared out of them when a runner blows by them from nowhere. I like walking/hiking it.

          • There’s an elevation of about 800 or 900+ feet in a relatively short period. That hunk of woods has 3 trail loops. Two of them are all flat. The loop I like has the elevation and is about 1.3 miles total.

            We’re kinda short on options for walking hills in these here parts.

  • “We can finally reach clinical levels of these polyphenols in the body. We can load both the compounds at one time to help control the cardiotoxicity of the cancer drug, and we can help the polyphenols accumulate in cancer cells where they have their own anti-cancer properties.

    “This is like hitting three birds with one stone,” Alani said. “It has great potential.”–+ScienceDaily%29

  • Some people impulsively overeat as a matter of routine. Whether or not attempting to use an amphetamine to correct the problem is a matter of debate.

    Procuring amphetamines for recreation or studying used to take skills. You had to ingratiate yourself to someone with a hook-up, or convincingly affect ADD or ADHD in order to land a coveted Adderall ‘scrip.

    If you want a speedy prescription drug in 2015, however, there is now something new you can fake: binge eating disorder (BED).

    • It’s all horrible.
      For the people that know what they are doing, and have decided they’d like to take a drug, I say let them take it.
      What’s bad here is that people that depend on doctors to have their best interest in mind will believe that taking this drug is the answer if their doctor says that it is.
      I suppose the pharmaceutical industry would like everyone on at least one of their drugs. Of course that means that their workers will be on them, the people that watch their children will be on them, the people that drive them around will be on them, the people that repair their houses will be on them, the people that teach their children will be on them, the people that operate on them will be on them……………………….

    • Where do I sign up?

      • According to the article there is a drug company backed website that gives you tips on shopping around for a doctor that’ll prescribe these.

        • I’m just curious, are you kidding…or do you have no sense of humor? I mean, it’s cool if you don’t (or if it’s a sense of humor I don’t get) but I was kidding and you answered quite literally.

  • When SAMe Helps, Consider Magnesium and Your Metabolic Rate – Weston A Price

    “In my opinion, if someone benefits from SAMe supplementation or suffers from any of the conditions for which SAMe supplementation has shown to be beneficial, and it can be ruled out that simply ensuring adequacy of dietary methionine and relevant B vitamins would fix the problem, magnesium status and metabolic rate should be evaluated.

    Magnesium concentrations in serum, plasma, red blood cells, and urine can be useful in assessing magnesium status, but probably should not be used to rule out the possibility that magnesium supplementation could be helpful. In addition to supplementation, proper stress and sleep management as well as eating a wide variety of unrefined plant foods can help with magnesium status.

    Ensuring a normal basal body temperature is, in my current opinion, probably the most cost-effective and helpful way to address the metabolic rate. However, addressing why the metabolism may have slowed may be more complicated. Managing stress and sleep, ensuring adequacy of most nutrients, and eating enough total food and carbohydrate are probably the key factors to consider.”

    • Not an area I know a lot about.
      I will say, in regards to maintaining a normal base body temp that there seem to be some people like Matt Stone that say it’s fine to eat white sugar, etc.
      I used to check his blog ( out from time to time, but it just didn’t resignate with me. I also can’t understand technical things that well. There’s definitely some pseudo-scientific blah blah on the internet. Not sure where on the scale Matt is.

      • Magnesium. It can fix anything. It’s like the duct tape of vitamins.

        Stone is a clever dude. He knows how to sell people on what they want to buy, and people want to buy the idea that the path to well-being is to eat sugar. There’s no basis in nature for this, which should be a red flag. If you throw a gas can on a fire, it’ll burn hotter. Not necessarily a great thing.

  • heyzeus909 posted an update in the group Group logo of Mountain Man’s DungeonMountain Man’s Dungeon 2 months, 3 weeks ago · 

    Saw this dude after my trail walk in the hills today. The loop I did is ~3200 steps. I was going to do two loops but decided to not push it.

    I’m having juice and kefir today. Maybe mix in some protein powder later, if I workout.

    A photo posted by Not MM (@not_mm) on

  • heyzeus909 posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago · 

    I haven’t watched this yet, but apparently this includes when the Ice Man (Wim Hof) completed a marathon in the dessert sans water and sans his core temp rising.

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    • It may be a good documentary, and I may watch it, but I do not appreciate people using words like superhuman to describe things that are human.
      It’s incorrect.

      • It’s a good watch. This has more to do with how he can teach his method to others, and how he has proven to control his immune system in a clinical setting (he was injected with a bacterial toxin, then monitored). Nothing about the desert marathon sans water other than mentioning it in the beginning.

  • heyzeus909 posted an update in the group Group logo of Mountain Man’s DungeonMountain Man’s Dungeon 2 months, 3 weeks ago · 

    Here’s my starting fat caliper reading. Actually, this is a couple of days in. 18mm. That needs to get down to 2 or 3mm. Thanks.

    A photo posted by Not MM (@not_mm) on

  • heyzeus909 posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago · 

    My dad had a garden every year. I decided it would be a good idea for me to try my hand at some sort of growing food. Sort of a tribute, I guess. I chose a straw bale garden because it’s supposed to be rather dummy-proof.

    It sits in front of my house. The neighbors probably don’t like it, but I think it looks better than stupid grass. It’s all heirloom, like you’d expect. Some of the peppers and melons were started from seeds. I installed a soaker hose system.

    The birds eat the strawberries. The stalks of corn are the smallest ever. Overall, it doesn’t appear that it’ll exactly be the highest yielding garden ever.

    These are my maters.

    A photo posted by Not MM (@not_mm) on

  • heyzeus909 posted an update in the group Group logo of Mountain Man’s DungeonMountain Man’s Dungeon 2 months, 3 weeks ago · 

    I guess I’m doing a Challenge type thing. But I don’t feel like keeping tabs on everything (how much I exercise, what I eat, etc.) So I’m not posting things in the Challenge group forum. I stead, I’m just going to post things right here from time to time.

    I’m not in good shape. I ran a mile today and forced myself to not time it so I wouldn’t overdo it (I know how I am).

    Starting blood pressure:

    A photo posted by Not MM (@not_mm) on

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