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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Last post by Lynn on January 15, 2020, 01:34:45 AM »
212 words yesterday.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Last post by Pemry Janes on January 14, 2020, 10:11:29 PM »
Yesterday I wrote 511 words and today I managed 697. Might have time to write some more later, maybe.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: something the docs say is bad but you arenít convinced?
« Last post by dgcasey on January 14, 2020, 07:54:44 AM »
They don't build those giant hospitals to keep people out.

That's funny. We say the same thing about casinos here in Las Vegas. They don't build these billion dollar casino resorts to cater to the winners.   Grin
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: something the docs say is bad but you arenít convinced?
« Last post by Maggie Ann on January 14, 2020, 07:16:40 AM »
Angela, I do have a bit of bacon nearly every day. It is definitely yummy. But, years of conditioning against bacon fat makes it difficult to convince myself that bacon is good. I'm still fighting!
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I'm an undermethylator (probably), so I take triphala nightly because it boosts glutathione.

Is there a brand of triphala you would recommend?

I buy the only kind they sell at the stores around here - Organic Traditions. If you've never taken it before, be warned it tastes terrible. Don't ruin a smoothie with it. I take a teaspoon in a bit of water before bed. For my fellow carnivore-ish folks, it is high in Vitamin C, so if you have any lingering worries about not guzzling orange juice from the Florida Citrus lobbying groups... here ya go.

I started the supplement after I read a book by an American neurologist who got sick herself and began looking into Ayurvedic medicine. Her name is Kulreet Chaudhary.

I know it's not cool to pay attention to any doctor who's written a book and been on Dr. Oz, but I was sick for a long time, and now I'm not, and it's only because I kept an open mind. :-) 

There are clinical studies showing triphala's effects on a bunch of things, including gum disease. (Reducing it!)

A lot of the stuff that works is crazy cheap and pretty easy. That's why you never hear about it. No profits for anyone else.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Last post by Vijaya on January 14, 2020, 05:22:31 AM »
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: something the docs say is bad but you arenít convinced?
« Last post by Tom Wood on January 14, 2020, 04:31:14 AM »


Homeopath horsesh*t peddler: "Well science doesn't know everything."
Science: "We know we don't know everything, otherwise we would stop."

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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: something the docs say is bad but you arenít convinced?
« Last post by AmHere on January 14, 2020, 04:27:32 AM »
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I'm an undermethylator (probably), so I take triphala nightly because it boosts glutathione.

Is there a brand of triphala you would recommend?
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Okay, well, I guess I'll stop being mad about the giant deductible on top of the giant premium my family pays for medical insurance since it comes with less antiquated advice. 

In the interest of transparency though I will say I do eat carbs. Mostly I try to avoid factory processed stuff that designed to keep you eating by putting in just enough flavor to be interesting but not enough to be satisfying. My kids will push food away and say "I'm full but they put crack in it, so take it away from me." I'm probably going to get a call from the school sooner or later on that.

I don't miss pasta when I substitute cauliflower rice for it. I never liked plain white rice anyway (risotto on the other hand...) so subing in cauliflower rice for that is a no brainer. I make most of our bread and baked goods and cut way back on the sugar in the dessert fixings. No pork here though, raised Jewish, it's my one concession in case I get up there and they look at me funny. We don't have an up there either, but I like to hedge my bets, I'm a hedge better (more transparency).
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The part of your post I bolded confuses me. All the recommendations I got for diet include an avoidance of much in the way of carbs (my bloodwork showed me crossing into prediabetes range a couple years ago). So the literature the doctor gave me and my own further research says carbs raise blood sugar and should be minimized and stuff like cauliflower fakes should be substituted for rice and pasta (and IMO cauliflower is cauliflower and doesn't vaguely resemble rice or pasta no matter how cleverly disguised).

You guys are lucky in liking protein and veggies. Personally, I'd be happy living on a diet of bread and potatoes with nothing else but fruit. Fortunately for me, I've lowered my blood sugar quite a bit losing weight and exercising. I do what I can with diet, and I'm lucky I don't have a sweet tooth, but for me eating right sucks.

I'm in Canada. Whenever one of my older diabetic or pre-diabetic family members goes into the hospital, they get fed plenty of toast, orange juice, pudding, etc. It's because the hospital's dietary guidelines come from groups with anti-meat religious beliefs (look into the origin of the Dietetics association) or the Department of Agriculture's food pyramid or plate or whatever bullsh*t they're calling it these days.

They don't build those giant hospitals to keep people out.

re: your diet sucking -- have you tried bacon? :-)  It's very nice, and you don't get sick of it.

By the way, I'm really glad to hear so many of my fellow authors are cutting the carbs! I'm around a lot of people who don't get it. I think indie authors are naturally suited to going against the mainstream sheep advice. :-) Go, you guys and gals!!

Rando health tips -- if you do better on high protein, you may have undermethylation issues. That's a portion of the population that benefits from some supplements. If you do well on a low-protein diet, you might be on the other end of the methylation spectrum. This is why there is no single diet that works perfectly for everyone. It's both genetic and epigenetic.

I'm an undermethylator (probably), so I take triphala nightly because it boosts glutathione. If I don't take it, I get tinnitus and low energy. I used to be against supplements, but now I understand it's more complicated. 
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