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RE online concern that Vit A is bad in large doses:
You do realize that most of us are pretty stupid? Including Doctors? We are busy and have limited time to fully explore or understand any one thing. Knowing I'm also pretty stupd: I question everything. Including my own conclusions. :) quote from Albert Einstein: If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered Mind, then what does an empty Desk signify?"
by billtech66 (submitted a week ago)
RE online concern that Vit A is bad in large doses:
I'm 71 years old today. when I was 18 years old I had a skin condition doctors could not cure or identify the cause: it was boils on my back so bad it looked like I'd been shot with birdshot, and each tiny shot infected. Well, it wasn't birdshot, it was an imbalance in my diet that I didn't discover for 3 years. I found a temporary cure for it during those 3 years of research. The cure was 20 to 30 pills of 50,000 units EACH of vitamin A derived from Fish Liver Oil. At that time there was no warning about overdose or danger. and 50,000 unit vitamin A was available everywhere vitamins were sold. I had zero negative side effects of taking these MASSIVE doses of Vitamin A, every day for 3 years! I swear on my life that I did take this amount: that is up to one million, 500 thousand UNITs of vitamin A every day for 3 years. The positive effect was it eliminated the boils. Only later for some reason, (I remember reading about it, that ONE patient had turned orange from large doses of BETA CAROTENE, not vit A) I think the 'medical industry' trumped up these false conclusions that it is unhealthy to take vitamin A in larger than 25,000 units per day. Later changed to 10,000 units per day. My own experience says it is NOT dangerous or unhealthy to take VITAMIN A from fish liver oil.!! But perhaps they are correct that taking large doses of Beta Carotene IS unhealthy, since it's supposed to be converted to vitamin A by the body, and who knows what that involves, if it's NOT converted?
by billtech66 (submitted a week ago)
Skulpt Aim fitness tracker
Looks very interesting! I'd love to have it if it does what it says. I checked the link, watched the video. My take so far: 1. very leary of a company who makes a product only after so many people sign up. so, how far along in development are they?? 2. I have several devices that measure body fat. and one says my body fat is 11 to 12.5% varies daily. another says my body fat is 15% or more. and both vary a lot when wearing clothes. Checking with calipers (didn't really spend much time, and may have done it wrong) but it says my body fat is about 22% or so. so, since so much varies, makes me question the techniques. The only true way to get body fat is to do the water test: where they submerge you in water, comparing the displaced water with wt of water and fat, muscle and bone. and, my knowledge of electronics and electricity tells me that electricity will always take the shortest route. So I wonder how accurate any of these type that use resistance as a measure of body fat. Keep us posted on this,and thanks for posting it. :)
by billtech66 (submitted a week ago)
'Fortified' white flour, when will they stop making it???
Can't really find any food that has flour in it that isn't mainly: FORTIFIED WHITE FLOUR.!! (Most products) Or pay a lot more for tasteless gluten free. or when it says 'whole grain flour' reading the label shows it starts with white flour. "Enriched flour is not absorbed by the body as wheat or a grain, in which case your body could use the energy slowly and effectively, but as a starch. That is because the wheat germ has been stripped from the flour; the FDA states that enriched flour cannot have more than 5% wheat germ." http://www.globalhealingcenter... and: "White flour became adopted in many cultures because it was recognized as being healthier than dark flours during the late Middle Ages.[citation needed] The unknown factor for its benefit at that time was that mold and fungus in the grains, which led to several diseases, were eliminated in the processing that resulted in white flour." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...
by billtech66 (submitted a week ago)
Weight Training
Corporations dominate our culture. They start to believe their own hype too. So, they have us either eating too much, and then dieting to get the weight off. Or exercising to get it off. and the current trend is CARDIO. which I am realizing doesn't work at all. I watched an infomercial today: maxworkouts.com I think; This type infomercial irritating and really a copy of all the scammer type infomercials, LONG Long video going on and on and on. But I do think he makes some very good points (I didn't buy the ebook, at a LIMITED TIME OFFER, of $40.00 which put me off as well..) but the points he made that I also have found to be true, a few of them are: 1. High intensity short workouts, MUCH more effective at boosting our bodies and cardio system into fat burning modes, than the current belief that we need to do LONG boring workouts. 2. Vary the workouts! 3. Do full body workouts, using as many muscle groups as possible. 9/21/14, Sun. about 7:30am, Rode 10.09 mi on 09/21/2014 10.09mi, 30:30min, 19.6mph, can’t copy or paste my notes from this MAPMYRIDE program. (good ride, pushed myself & ebike motor systems pretty hard. My leaking heart valve not happening :) On the last 4.6 miles, merged with and Passed a few spandex road bike riders. (wearing event numbers for a scheduled ride?) I passed at least 30 to 40 of them, mainly uphill (where they were slowing down and stopping cars due to 3 abreast and bunched up), or level road, being more difficult & less safe for me to pass down hill so didn’t try, my gearing isn’t as high, and upright riding, regular clothes, level of fitness from leaking heart valve and 64Lb bike all limit me. I started the ride turning onto Hessel from Quayle and a spandex very fit looking rider was racing down hill, so I maxed the ebike to catch up, and paced him, but was pushing the limit of my speed. his gearing higher than mine noticeably and slightly pulling away when I just pedaled (his very light high speed geared bike, spandex and him leaning forward to get even less wind resistance),. He slowed down on slight uphill to 16mph or less, at half way to hwy 116. He turned left to Sebastopol, I turned right, not really planning where to go, just an idea of finding a new route towards RPark & Petaluma. Total coincidence that I ran into that bike riding group, although there were so many, and strung out so long hard to miss them. Wondering how they feel about me passing, but can guess they don’t like it. Most of them actually don't look very fit. (after I checked out video on short 25 min high intensity workouts being SO MUCH more effective than long cardio workouts.)  I feel GREAT AFTER. & now really think cardio is wrong for losing weight or getting & keeping in shape. BTW took exactly 2:18:06 hrs to charge the lithium battery after this ride. didn’t check temperatures of components, but 61F outside. Not wearing any spandex: just wearing shorts and cotton white shirt, orange vest, new used helmet & flashing LED on back. This is opposed to the 'uniform' most wear, and look down their nose at anyone just out for a ride. If asked I'd say "I'm just a time traveler from 2021, checking out the old ways of cycling." :) Why do we follow the trends??? Trends set by corporations making money on it, with no interest in whether it is GOOD for us.
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
Weight Training
Good input, thanks Br_e Not too long at all. :) all very good advice!
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
Weight Training
I've been lifting and exercising at health clubs and home since 1984. Calories burned are mostly from AFTER the workout. :) (UP to 48 hours after in fact. If doing a high intensity workout, that doesn't need to be LONG.) I focus on doing like you do: various training programs, with a variety of different rest periods. I think changing workouts at least every month is very important. calories burned doesn't matter to me, but how I feel after: GOOD. without injury from overdoing it. Improvemnt in body balance, from more muscle and less fat is the result, checked by measuring once in a while. I'm no longer lifting to gain, don't need to. But to maintain. The best healthy body is not one with huge muscles! (Body builders usually die younger (from steroids.. which I've never done.) Layna Berman, local radio talk show on health and fitness, says correctly that "you can burn more calories LAYING DOWN RESTING next the the treadmill, (after building up some muscle, and doing some sets) than you did before WHEN USING IT." I'm 70 years old, and lighter than I wanted to be, but I have accumulated some injuries: 1. C4 to C7 cervical spine damage (automobile incidents.) 2. Leaking heart valve (the second one.(EDIT, recently found it's the first heart beat that's leaking now; perhaps I had it wrong before.)) 3. L5 lumbar damage (which I fixed myself, no surgery.) They do limit what I can do, but I'm working successfully on either living with or correcting them. 1. cervical spine issue remedies too long to list now. But working. 2. Leaking heart valve solution: getting so fit that it doesn't matter. 2. L5 lumbar damage fixed various ways, and no problems at all now. If interested in details, just ask.
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
Realizing how so very important...
I knew breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But today was a real eye opener! I usually eat about a thousand calories for breakfast, and have to push myself to even eat a lunch, because I"m just not really hungry. Well, TODAY, I finished HALF my breakfast and at 10am went shopping, then picked up THREE burritos at two different restaurants locally, trying to find a replacement for Oliver's burritos that have been shrinking in size all along, but staying the same price. :) So, when I got home I had to taste them all. Got a Breakfast burrito (19.4oz), and a McDougall vegan burrito(24.4oz) at one place, then a plate lunch with chicken breast (7.2oz), rice & beans, and this place got the best reviews online. Well, NOW I was HUNGRY!!! I ate 3.4oz of the chicken, none of the rice & beans on that plate, added the chicken to half vegan burrito :), and ate half the breakfast burrito (egg, potato, sausage, cream cheese, salsa) Normally I wouldn't eat this kind but the reviews RAVED about breakfast burrito. Tasted good since I was starved. :) but I’d never get it again… My point is: I was ravenous! just because I missed half my breakfast. I was missing 500 calories so ate 1600 to replace it before noon. BTW: the McDougall burrito was far better than all the rest, although from the other place, the chicken breasts were sliced thin and cooked and seasoned to perfection. I won’t return there though. too expensive, not much to eat. I worry about getting ENOUGH calories (BEFORE 3pm!), not about getting too much, that’s why I’m thin!! Well, and working out and really watching WHAT I eat. :) Do you get what I'm saying here? I really think this is THE BIGGEST REASON why most of us are fat! We skimp on breakfast, and are overcome with cravings later. Who can resist then??? JUST EAT A HUGE BREAKFAST. !! :d
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
Resting
Not sure this is true but I think I remember it automatically counts any time not sleeping or other activity as 'resting'. So if that's true, adding activities would reduce the 'resting' ? But really: I don't use Fatsecret for tracking exercise, since it is awkward & not an efficent way to Track excercise. I track it on Evernote. (Cross platform note program, works great).
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
Dreaming at night: I have many many dreams, every night.
[quote=MsMightyPup]Bill, your experience with dreams is very much like meditation. In that, you detach from your normal thought processes and concentrate on the now, and you learn to look at your thoughts and behaviors with curiosity and dispassion rather than judgement and condemnation. I also dream a lot, and I find my dreams are starting to reflect the same thinking I have been trying to develop during the day.[/quote] Excellent!! :) and another kindred spirit. :) Thanks for sharing. :p
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
Dreaming at night: I have many many dreams, every night.
[quote=Shines27]Isn't it wonderful to learn how to think deeply, logically, and rationally as we age?)[/quote] Yes, it is :) Thank you for reading and the excellent response! Sounds like a kindred spirit. :)
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
Dreaming at night: I have many many dreams, every night.
Decades ago when I did 3.5 years of therapy, we focussed on dream interpretation. I've had some amazing dreams. Dreams allow us to be someone else, and/or to see things like we would never otherwise be able to do. I once had a dream where I was presented with a challenging circumstance, and in this dream I was an ancient Chinese mystic MASTER. So, in this situation in the dream, where normally I'd be judgmental or critical, even offended, as a Master guru I was Humble and amused, but most of all I was Honored (that this despicable antagonist in the dream, was choosing me to insult, to boost his own fragile ego.) I was able to personally experience these thoughts and honest feelings! Of course dreams allow us to deal at the subconscious level, with issues in our lives. So, it's important to get enough sleep to HAVE those dreams, where we resolve issues in our daily lives. Last night I had a disturbing dream of constantly being manipulated and deterred, one subtle way after another (Somewhat true of a video game I play, & mostly true of corporations in general today.) Corporations have all the power now. They've changed all the laws that were put in place to limit them, several hundred years ago when corporations started. They control governments (with lobby) and are firmly entrenched world wide. No wonder we have eating disorders. And the food choices we have are ones promoted by MASTERs of deception. Awareness, and choices. It’s OUR choice. :)
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
Posting my formula for pain relief here also
I keep forgetting to add the black pepper! thanks :)
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
Posting my formula for pain relief here also
[quote=mummydee]Yellow hands can be daunting though Billtech! lol, keeps your friends wondering just what you're doing! [/quote] LoL, I've not gotten yellow hands thankfully. and yes, this is a serious DYE as well, non toxic of course. But I'm careful to keep it off my clothes. I thought about using as a dye to color one of my Tilley hats, but it's a new hat (replaced for free with Tilley's LifeTime warrantee) and is lightly coated with wax to make them waterproof. So, don't want to lose that yet. I'll wait until after I wash it the first time. :)
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
Posting my formula for pain relief here also
[quote=wholefoodnut]Really, cool. I have 4 vertebrates fused in my neck 6-2, steel rod as well. Exercise has really helped get rid of the headaches and constant pain. Sometimes though it flares as does the nerve damage down my arms, especially when its cold outside. My neck does not appreciate being cold. I need to remember this one for winter. Actually, maybe just use it all the time for arthritis. [/quote] Good idea, all the time is what I do too. :)
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
Posting my formula for pain relief here also
[quote=ebivr]Wow, Thanks for sharing this tip. I would never of thought herbs and spices would be able to do this. Next time I go shopping I'm going to get some and give it a try. As I wake up every day with joint pain.[/quote] I'm interested in hearing results of that. :) Buy it bulk, way too expensive in the 1/2oz to 2oz seasoning bottles. and don't forget the Ginger Juice or crushed Ginger. (Mortar and Pestle works.) as you likely know, but we forget, that drugs are usually derived from herbs. Aspirin is originally from bark of a willow tree. They've got us so brain washed! So now, we only think of what brand name drugs that we need, where FOODs and SPICEs ARE medicines! They used garlic a lot before refrigerators, to kill the bacteria on 'gamey' meat. Honey is anti biotic, and anti fungal. I recently used fresh Aloe Vera juice to cure a eye infection (Lower eyelid had a large spot infected, from rubbing my eyes, after petting my cat. Gone in 2 days.)
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
Posting my formula for pain relief here also
Thanks for all the replies, :) Very good to see when others are catching on to this. We are not going to hear about this from our Doctors. Or, rarely so. I buy Turmeric bulk online or at FoodMaxx in the India food area, a several pounds each time. I buy several pounds of fresh ginger root and then juice them, and keep a liter or two vacuum sealed in jars in the refrigerator all the time. Thanks Mummydee, I had forgotten about the anti oxident properties of Turmeric. :) We produce a LOT of free radicals just digesting our food and even when sleeping, burning calories to keep us from reaching room temperature :)
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
Posting my formula for pain relief here also
My pain formula works for me MUCH better than prescription drugs like oxycodone! It's amazing and NO side effects. I take 12grams of Turmeric, 15g of ginger juice, 10g lemon juice in warm water EVERY night. Lemon juice cancels out the bitterness of the turmeric. :) I have serious cervical spine damage at c5 through c7, causing very bad headaches. I start with 3oz hot water, which works best for dissolving the 12g (HEAPing tablespoon!) of turmeric. Then I add the cold ginger juice and lemon juice, and drink with a straw. BTW: ginger kills cancer. look it up. and is a pain reliever, analgesic. The turmeric has numerous benefits, INCLUDING ANTI INFLAMMATORY, which is what I use it for in this case. It COMPLETELY gets rid of my head aches (radiated neck pain) for 8 plus hours!!!! where numerous times oxycodone failed to work at all. This pain I get is very debilitating, and constantly there all day, usually starting middle of the night, lasting all the next day. So, I take my pain formula (Turmeric, ginger, lemon) EVERY night, and rarely have to take the next day, until bedtime for it's pain prevention, and many other benefits. EDIT: ADDING DETAILS ON HOW I JUICE GINGER, I use a Omega multipurpose wheatgrass Juicer model 8003, which I got 4 years ago, and paid $269.00 for it. It's the best!. I've tried a number of the best juicers and this one has been by far the best, and it runs at only 80rpm, so it creates no heat. I add NO water at all. It is very good at extracting juice from anything. 35oz of raw ginger produces 29oz of pure ginger juice. I let the juice settle in a container for several hours to let the white solids settle to the bottom, and use separately or discard. It isn't very much but otherwise collects on the bottom of any container. I store it in glass Quart and Pint jars in the refrigerator after vacuum sealing using FoodSaver vacuum sealer adaptor for wide mouth glass jars. I lasts a long time this way, although I use so much I don't get to test how long. :) I buy 2 to 3 Lb of ginger at a time and spend about an hour or so cleaning and juicing them. I don't try to get all the skin off, just use a vegetable brush, and pare away any bad spots if I need to. I don't buy them if they have areas that have turned yellow and looking soaked; or have any mold on them. The best is organic but costs 2 to 3 times as much, and is harder to find locally. I never buy online, because I want to see it first. I've tried bottled ginger paste, but big mistake!! Does NOT taste or smell like ginger, mostly chemical taste. Threw it out. For me, it's very important to include Turmeric for anti inflammation, Ginger for analgesic, and the lemon to make it palatable. :)
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
Switch from worry of eating too much to worry about GETTING enough good food.
When we don't eat a big breakfast, we train our body to think we are in a famine. It gets very very good at RETAINING fat, for survival. When we eat a big huge breakfast, it fuels us until our big healthy lunch. Then for dinner we don't need to OR WANT TO gorge, or to crave cookies, cake, steak & potato, snacks before bed. We burn fat when we sleep. But if we eat a huge dinner or snacks before bed, our body spends a lot of time storing fat while we sleep. Since sleeping we don’t need a ton of food (a full belly). We need that DURING the day while we work. Exercising before the huge breakfast is the best time to burn fat, since we are already in burning fat mode. So as little as 10 to 15 min light to medium exercise is equal to 25 to 30 min later in the day. We don’t need to kill ourselves with aerobics to lose or maintain weight. ANYBODY can easily get fat with todays common diet and stressful lifestyle, but at 70 years old I'm still lean and healthy. How about how corporations have contributed to this? Corporations produce the same basic poor quality foods, processed foods, Loaded with salt and fat, cakes and cookies with very little nutritional value (white flour, main ingredients SUGAR & FAT, then some spices or blueberries or chocolate to tempt us. And everything including cosmetics filled with supertoxins, which overload the liver with false estrogenetic chemicals ) https://www.google.com/#q=supe... Yes, and it's also due to us having so little time (commuting, working, rushing around doing things that need doing) that we don't have time to eat a good breakfast, leisurely to properly digest our healthy food choices. But, we are smarter than that. We can make GOOD-for-us choices.!
by billtech66 (submitted 3 months ago)
Self Esteem, Truth & Temptation.
[quote=NowIunderstand] ...I don't think not being truthful can cause loss of self esteem. People lie to themselves all the time to get what they want. They twist the truth around to fit their conscience. They justify their acts with tales. [/quote] I agree, and perhaps mainly true of a sociopath. However I believe that most people UNCONSCIOUSLY will know the truth of what they do. It may show up in nightmares for them, or in their behavior in some way. (Subtle passive aggressive 'jokes' or any number of leaking negatives, visible to others, but not to them.) AND they may 'project' their behavior on others. But we all do that, none of us are perfect :) We all have a Shadow self we are not aware of. This Shadow is the part of our personality that we don't like. But we are NOT consciously aware of. So instead, we clearly see it in others. You know: when you see that person that somehow rubs you the wrong way? or one you just can't stand? They may be exhibiting behavior that mirrors our own Shadow self. Even if our shadow self would never go to their extreme. My first therapist said: "Our Shadow is mostly pure Gold." Meaning that the behavior we are hidden from, if brought to the light and 'gentled' & used appropriately, can be a gold mine of useful positive energy. For instance: one of my Shadows is ANGER, but I often can recognize when it happens and gentle it down from rage to just asking questions. Using the energy of the anger to motivate me to make the call to a person or business, talking calmly instead of heated, and asking them for solutions for my concerns. Or what I had perceived as unjust behavior on their part. Back to Sociopaths: look it up? But in brief: they are; 1. likable, charismatic, manipulative. 2. they feel entitled. 3. they have NO remorse. In fact they are INCAPABLE of feeling remorse or even disgust. That part of their brains have been shown to be completely inactive. (I have no idea if their unconscious is aware of it or not.) They are also pathological liars, who BELIEVE that they say when they lie. Sociopaths manipulate using fear, doing EMOTIONAL damage, and they don't care. Psychopaths are the same, except they go one step further to doing and feeling nothing when doing physical damage to others. My childhood, like most of us, was not ideal. Anger is always there below the surface, so I never married. Good choice for me. :) But I'm thankful to my cruel father in that he motivated me to try to understand humans, myself, and him. It's been a lifelong pursuit, and I use Psychology, Astrology, therapy, & countless books, to help me understand humans, and myself.
by billtech66 (submitted 3 months ago)
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