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Jeff Dible

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I swear that has to be the exact tool I need to manage permanent walkways!  
4 months ago
Erica, I'm considering doing something like this to heat an aquaponics system either building a 4x8 raft tank on top of it, or using the mass as one of the sides of the 4x8 tank.  The builders guide has been helpful and great for radiant room heating.  I'm trying to get that heat into water without playing the boom squish.  Do you have any insight?

Best,
J.Dible
8 months ago
Please add me to the list of the spiffy link!!
8 months ago
I really can't wait for the launch of this.  I'm already thinking of guerilla distribution.  I like the apple choice for the thumbnail the best.

Best,
J.
9 months ago
I have been self treating gout for about 10 years.  My blood type is B+.  
Now what I've learned:  
    If you are acute you drink 4oz of black cherry or tart cherry every 4 hours while awake.  You also push water.  I also take 1000mg black cherry/tart cherry extract and 1000mg tumeric for maintenance and unless I overload on purines I don't have many flares.  Easter is particularly hard because there is usually asparagus, ham, sausage, peas, mushrooms, liquor, beer,   I do find that going vegan while acute does seem to help you recover faster.  Paul, it is the purines that cause the gout and contribute to the gall problems.
    I can have purines in moderation as long as I remain hydrated and take the supplements.  
The pain is about the worst I've had and I've had some serious orthopedic injuries.  I'll take that pain over a gout flare anyday.  I've been treated with OTC antiinflamatories, prescription anti inflamatories, narcotics (a worse choice), steroids and once antibiotics.  The steroids and abx were a misdiagnosis of cellulitis, but the steroids took the inflamation and pain away overnight.

My wife and I have gone vegetarian/keto ish in the past 6 months and I've had about a 20lb weight loss and nearly no flares.  My doc has tried to put me on allopurinal or the other one (can't remember what it is right now), but cherry extract and tumeric are working without side effects.

As far as the gall bladder I'd get checked out.  My day job is a GI nurse and getting bloodwork, an ultrasound or an MRCP will tell you if you need your gallbladder out or an ERCP to clean out your bile duct.  

As far as answering the original question if they two are related its a maybe.  Gallstones are precipitated in different ways.  Its genes (probably blood type), diet, lifestyle etc.  Having assisted in extracting all different kinds of stones/sludge I would strongly advise not waiting for treatment.  It can sometimes be life threatening.
1 year ago
Paul,

You do a remarkable amount of good and your empire of world domination is embraced by a whole lot!  Those of us that visit this site and many others are trying to get the word out.  I know that there is some movement when you start to see land grant schools starting to teach agroecology, green building design, and incorporating permaculture principles into landscape design courses.  It may be the trickle before the flood.  Western culture is so focused on the shiny objects.  Slowly we will change the culture.  I'll continue to do my part.

Best
I would love to know what to innoculate in black walnut stumps. I'm looking forward to your input
3 years ago
Mr Wheaton,

While I haven't had anything cervical, I've had low back pain nearly 20 years due to exceeding the limits of my youthful testosterone enhanced body in military service and excessive endurance athletics. I've seen a whole lot of conventional medicine folks and the holistics. All have helped in some way. Something I haven't seen suggested yet is a TENS unit. The one I got from the VA is very similar to this one http://www.amazon.com/Tens-Unit-Muscle-Stimulator-Rehabilitation/dp/B00NCRE4GO/ref=sr_1_4_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1454464811&sr=1-4&keywords=tens+unit. After years of NSAIDs, muscle relaxers, narcotics, benzodiazapines and moving on to chiropractors and a fabulously effective massage therapist I have minimal pain. This is after 15 years of finding what works for me. Once you recover you'll need to find a way to strengthen your spine and core and be careful not to do the thing that triggers this pain. For me the TENS unit works wonderfully and I have few acute episodes. I also see the glorious massage therapist for tune ups. All the diet advice and hydration are helpful, but it sounds like you are still pretty acute. I would see a physical therapist and see about a TENS unit. Heal! The world needs you intact.
3 years ago