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by zarathustra
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Early retirement without home ownership
Replies: 20
Views: 1593

Re: Early retirement without home ownership

I used to paint walls at every place I rented and would just paint back over it except one private home where I rented a room and they liked it so much I left it. I was in a royal-blue-walls-and-red-curtains phase then. I like bright colors. However, I've moved on from painting. Since spending some ...
by zarathustra
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Early retirement without home ownership
Replies: 20
Views: 1593

Re: Early retirement without home ownership

I've been semi-ERE for many years now and have had to find rentals three times. The first time, I rented a room from a friend, so that was easy. The second time, it was a big management company, so I was worried about not having a job. They had me upload the last 3 months of checking statements and ...
by zarathustra
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: What books are on your annual reading list?
Replies: 18
Views: 2523

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

"How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World" by Harry Browne - A yearly read since 2014? I probably skim half and linger on the half that's relevant to what I'm struggling with at the time. His "traps" are great and I often refer to them when talking with my friends about the false traps they believe th...
by zarathustra
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Getting food from $200/mo to $100/mo? Adventures in making your own food!
Replies: 18
Views: 4171

Re: Getting food from $200/mo to $100/mo? Adventures in making your own food!

Lately I've been volunteering two mornings a week in a kitchen that feeds the homeless, people in an addiction recovery program, etc, and they practically force me to bring leftovers and overstocked food home every time. I also volunteer once a week at a food bank where cars drive through and we thr...
by zarathustra
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Anyone gone to a functional medicine doctor?
Replies: 20
Views: 3197

Re: Anyone gone to a functional medicine doctor?

@juliusFC Yeah, GAPS intro can take quite a while depending on the person and you need to go through the phases carefully and really wait for symptoms to subside before moving to the next phase. On average people need to stay on it for at least 18 months. I'm sorry you're having so much trouble. :( ...
by zarathustra
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Anyone gone to a functional medicine doctor?
Replies: 20
Views: 3197

Re: Anyone gone to a functional medicine doctor?

I'm coming from a very biased position here, but one with a few years of experience now as a nutritional therapy practitioner (my chosen post-ERE career) . . . I love the idea of Functional Doctors/Naturopaths, but I find that many of them still lean on a lot of flawed tests (the IgE panel drives me...
by zarathustra
Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Coffee: is it good for you, bad, or it depends?
Replies: 34
Views: 7476

Re: Coffee: is it good for you, bad, or it depends?

So I haven't been around that much this year (though I've been lurking here and there). While recovering from my TBI I decided to change careers and focus on learning about nutrition on a deeper level so I could help people with what I consider to be the most foundational thing you can do for your h...
by zarathustra
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What set off my allergies??
Replies: 12
Views: 2180

Re: What set off my allergies??

I am just going to post here quickly, but I have a lot more to say about this. I've spent this entire year studying Nutritional Therapy, and a BIG factor in allergies is actually intestinal health and how permeable your gut is. The more permeable and more time your gut is spent not being as selectiv...
by zarathustra
Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: FREE Soylent -- Toronto / North York
Replies: 6
Views: 2609

Re: FREE Soylent -- Toronto / North York

if the soy isn't fermented (properly prepared) then this stuff will not be great for anybody.
by zarathustra
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Work vs. Exercise
Replies: 123
Views: 19263

Re: Work vs. Exercise

oh and i forgot to mention; with the 2 lbs overnight increase in weight . . . that was almost certainly water weight. you worked hard, you worked your muscles, and your body inflamed a little bit to heal those muscles, so it drew water there. it is likely that you would drop that 2 lbs off again wit...
by zarathustra
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Work vs. Exercise
Replies: 123
Views: 19263

Re: Work vs. Exercise

for body composition improvements: nutrition > strength training > HIIT > cardio for really getting nutrition right, EVERYONE is going to be unique here in exactly what works, and you have to experiment AND it will probably change over time depending on how dysfunctional/obese you were to start with...
by zarathustra
Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1088
Views: 287580

Re: C40's Journal

I am soooo happy for ya, c40!!! Congratulations! I look forward to hearing about the journey both physical and psychological of your first 6 months - a year out of work. I anticipate lots of ups and downs, but what do I know? :)
by zarathustra
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7WB5- Take 3
Replies: 119
Views: 24093

Re: 7WB5- Take 3

I understand the anxiety about being a woman alone in a "vehicle" overnight, and had to overcome it when I lived in my van. Then someone tried to break in one night and I pretty much never slept in my van again after that, but that's more coincidence of timing than anything. So. When it comes to dea...
by zarathustra
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1088
Views: 287580

Re: C40's Journal

congratulations, @c40!!! you made it! finalement! the part time gig sounds nice. i wish you could take a year off and THEN do the part time gig. can you do that? however, i know you are not like me, and just want the "working" part of your life to be in one big chunk and be over. if that's the case ...
by zarathustra
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What is the right number of repetitions when doing a fitness activity?
Replies: 17
Views: 3298

Re: What is the right number of repetitions when doing a fitness activity?

Yes it really depends on your "sport" and what you are trying to achieve. Sometimes you do fewer reps at higher weights. Or a hell of a lot more at lighter weights. Or sometimes you just focus on improving the form on the same number of reps or try the same number of reps slower or with a slightly d...
by zarathustra
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Effects of foods on insulin
Replies: 33
Views: 5172

Re: Effects of foods on insulin

I am also a big fan of Peter Attia and D'agostino but especially Attia. The experiments he has done on himself are really interesting! When it comes to ketogenic diets working so well with fighting brain cancers I wonder if it has something to do with how well the brain functions and even prefers ru...
by zarathustra
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: How much time/money do you spend cooking?
Replies: 31
Views: 9122

Re: How much time/money do you spend cooking?

I do a batch cook for 4-5 big lunchy-dinner meals once a week which takes ~2 hours then I cook or prep another meal each day which takes no longer than 30 mins including dishes/clean up. I also enjoy the meal prep time and find it meditative but I wasn't always like this. :) I am playing around with...
by zarathustra
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Body mass vs. body fat: How often is BMI misleading?
Replies: 43
Views: 12483

Re: Body mass vs. body fat: How often is BMI misleading?

Wow, I didn't realize that the Middle East was so fat. They're right in there(*) with the US group. What does this group have in common? Perhaps access to cheap oil and a general car culture? (*) Tonga, Samoa, ... being the lead-group, the world's foremost suppliers of rugby players, and a class of...
by zarathustra
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Woodworking Skillz Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 2844

Re: Woodworking Skillz Thread

interested.
by zarathustra
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Zarathustra's Journal
Replies: 92
Views: 22596

Re: Zarathustra's Journal

:) Thank you everyone for the support!! @Jacob, you better believe I'm getting back on a bike . . . I just have to get a new one now. I will have to check out all of those bicycle buying threads pretty soon. I got green-lit today from my PT to start some stationary cycling. Super excited! I need tho...