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by zarathustra
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Anyone gone to a functional medicine doctor?
Replies: 20
Views: 2238

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: 2238

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: 6512

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: 1704

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: 2181

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: 15871

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: 15871

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: 1027
Views: 231444

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: 20477

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: 1027
Views: 231444

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: 2758

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: 4176

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: 8182

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: 10908

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: 2442

Re: Woodworking Skillz Thread

interested.
by zarathustra
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Zarathustra's Journal
Replies: 92
Views: 19656

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...
by zarathustra
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Zarathustra's Journal
Replies: 92
Views: 19656

Re: Zarathustra's Journal

. . . I didn't go through with any of it. I guess my introversion and desire for not having any one around to offend with sex parties trumped that :-P. I admire your approach to FI (through skills, hobbies, smaller types of work, taking mini-retirements, etc.) It is much different than my "work 10+...
by zarathustra
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: List your top three to fiveish typical dinner menus
Replies: 147
Views: 27395

Re: List your top three to fiveish typical dinner menus

I typically don't eat until one big and calorically-dense meal in the mid-afternoon, sometimes some fatty coffee before working out in the late morning. i usually have a glass of red wine after work, sometimes with a small snack if I'm hungry again. I like to batch cook on Sundays. Here are my most ...
by zarathustra
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: ERE City (US)
Replies: 279
Views: 67503

Re: ERE City (US)

Not opposed to this idea.
by zarathustra
Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Are Student Loans The Next Mortgage Debacle?
Replies: 44
Views: 6245

Re: Are Student Loans The Next Mortgage Debacle?

Am I the only asshole making six figures after getting a philosophy degree from a state college and doing so with zero debt? I think not. Though I understand I may be more of an exception to the rule, in my experience for many many well-paying jobs out there it really isn't about the particular degr...