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The research I've seen is very positive.  I have heard that it is a good idea to ease into it.  I was terrified at first.  THen I just didn't eat until lunch, then til dinner.  Then a whole day.  There is a guy named David Jockers who is a doctor of chiropractic, I think who has done summits on it.  I would also look for a doctor named Edward Group, who has a lot of great information on it.
John S
PDX OR
4 days ago
Come to think of it, if you have a dirt or gravel driveway, the plywood method would be even more useful.  You'd probably just grind the biochar into dirt or gravel and get back only a small portion of it.  My driveway is cement, but I still think I lose less with the plywood panels. We get a lot of rain in certain parts of the year and it's dry and dusty in others.  One could lose a lot either way, and there is the negative health impact of breathing in the dust.  No dust with the panels, either, for me.

John S
PDX OR
6 days ago
He is about the most insightful guy out there, IMHO, connecting food, medicine, farming, and history. He predicted that the next viral outbreak would come from central China, based on how they are treating the terrain of the body there.  He has a nonprofit called Farmer's footprint, in which he tries to connect regenerative farming with health of people, not just spreadsheets of medical corporations.  

https://thehighwire.com/covid-19-a-dire-message-to-our-elderly/

John S
PDX OR
1 week ago
I have read and heard articles and podcasts by the engineers who used to make them who could explain why they are harmful. I didn't really pay attention until I kept hearing from 3, 4 5, 6, 7.  Yes, the leaching of heated plastic is even worse.  When I hear from doctors dealing with cancer and auto-immune patients, most are my age (56 or older). They talk about accumulated problems in the body.  "now their kidneys don't work. Then they do this and the liver doesn't filter anything. They're already 50 pounds overweight, and they have blood sugar problems".  I don't use it and I ask my family members not to use it when I'm in the kitchen.  In my opinion, we have enough toxins and problems in our modern society without adding more.  Yes, cell phones are also convenient, but if you have one next to your ear for many minutes each day, I don't think that helps either.
John S
PDX OR
2 weeks ago
This is an intriguing idea, but $50 for a paperback plus shipping is quite expensive.
johN S
PDX OR
2 weeks ago
applying herbicide will negatively affect your soil microbiome and any food you might want to eat, or wanted to eat before you applied it.  Some people have applied boiling water or vinegar, or just dug out the roots.
John S
PDX OR
I think you've got a good point of view, Lukas Rohrbach.
It takes the average doctor 17 years to catch up to the newest research.
I mostly listen to MDs that also became Naturopathic doctors, or chiropractors or Osteopathic physicians.  Like a good movie critic,
if you've been listening to them for awhile, you get the sense of if they really know what they're talking about.  If they are really creating
solutions or if they're just putting in their time, buying their condo in Maui and going to the country club.  So much of the current Big Pharma/hospital
industry is really a disease profit system rather than a health care system.  For example, if you ask them about fasting, most have no idea.
They might say, "That sounds dangerous".  They're more concerned about liability, than they are interested in the health potential.  Is it the doctor's fault
exclusively? I say no.  It's the system.  They only give the doctor 8 minutes to talk to the patient. What's the fastest way in and out? Write a prescription.
I liked the title of a book I heard about recently: "Doctor Yourself".
John S
PDX OR
3 weeks ago
I have no problem with you believing that what you said in your earlier message (Cancer, obesity and diabetes are unrelated to protein.) is in line with mainstream science. Your last post actually was in line with mainstream science, if you believe that you are required to OMAD.  I have done OMAD like this, and I enjoyed it. It was mostly for financial reasons.  An all you can eat buffet during the day while traveling is pretty cheap eats.  I did sit and eat for an hour or more each time.  Didn't bother me at all.  

Mainstream science in now way requires one to OMAD.   I just don't want others reading this

"Cancer, obesity and diabetes are unrelated to protein. "

and thinking it is mainstream science, or backed by research.

Likewise, if someone says, "YOu can't fast for even one day or you'll die/suffer terrible health problems".  I wouldn't leave it up unchallenged, because then people will read it  and many will think it's true.  

John S
PDX OR
3 weeks ago
I am not sure how to respond to your bold statement.  Do you ever listen to doctors talk about nutrition? There is an enormous quantity of carefully done research that has results in exact opposition to what you are saying.  Most Americans eat meat several times a day.Suggested amounts of protein are vastlly exceeded by the average American.  If you are eating a lot of meat, you are eating a lot of fat.  I agree that most Americans are eating way too many calories.  They don't eat too many carbs like fruits, mushrooms, and vegetables.  Most Americans don't eat any fresh vegetables in a given day.  I listen to many health podcasts, and even the keto/paleo doctors, like Mercola, Perlmutter and Hyman disagree with you.

nutritionfacts.org
https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/eating-healthy-walter-willett
John Douillard healthspa.net
food revolution

3 weeks ago
Most Americans endanger their health by getting way too much protein. Cancer, obesity and diabetes rates skyrocket.  If you eat a whole foods, plant-based diet, protein is not a concern.  Broccoli and spinach, for example have lots of protein. So do nuts and beans.

I agree that almost every one of the diets are improvements on the Standard American Diet (SAD).  Finding the one that you will actually do is key, like exercise.  The one you actually do is the best one.  Enjoyment and fitting them into your schedule are a big part of that.

John S
PDX OR
3 weeks ago