Wednesday, May 08, 2024

Grumpiness and old age; does it have to be?

Not if you don't want it to!  Getting grumpier as you get older can be an easy habit to fall into, but not one that helps you much.  With some self-awareness and a bit of effort, life can be more enjoyable for yourself and those around you.  This article has some good reminders and tips on how to do that:

If you want to be a more pleasant person as you get older, say goodbye to these 10 behaviors

Friday, May 03, 2024

Alkaline VS Acid pH in the human body; which is better, and why

I've been struggling with a number of health issues, including joint inflamation flares, arthritis, brainfog, etc. Following a Carnivore-type diet has helped, but I've also been using a morning routine of having a fresh squeezed Lemon every morning, with a 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate (baking soda) to make my body's PH more alkaline than acid. This article explains the benefits of keeping your bodies PH toward the alkaline side:

The Alkaline Diet: Is There Evidence That an Alkaline pH Diet Benefits Health?
This review looks at the role of an alkaline diet in health. Pubmed was searched looking for articles on pH, potential renal acid loads, bone health, muscle, growth hormone, back pain, vitamin D and chemotherapy. Many books written in the lay literature on the alkaline diet were also reviewed and evaluated in light of the published medical literature. There may be some value in considering an alkaline diet in reducing morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases and further studies are warranted in this area of medicine. [...]
It goes into quite a bit of detail, lots of useful information. And a good primer for the basics of pH, what it does in human physiology, how it interacts with other elements. And why it's important.

 Also see the benefits of lemons:


Friday, April 26, 2024

Langua Demo: An AI program you can practice conversational language learning with.

I was skeptical at first, but AI is advancing fast.  There are so many options and features, and it's incredibly accurate.  And it's likey to only improve over time. 

It can help you practice listening, speaking, reading... the demo really starts about 2 or three minutes in.

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Autism; how to talk about it?

For a variety of reasons, I think I've been that way my whole life, though it was undiagnosed in my childhood. I think I'm now what they call "high functioning" autistic, which just means I've gotten really good at hiding it, to the point where people think I'm neuro-typical, not neuro-divergent. And when I get over-stressed beyond my limits, everyone wonders what's wrong with me? Because they haven't a clue I've been coping all along, just squeeking by, passing for neuro-typical.

I Don’t ‘Have Autism’ —I’m Autistic. Here’s Why That Matters
As more and more people acknowlege whatever degree of autism they may be expriencing... the language to talk about it, will continue to expand. Which is what I think the above-linked article is getting at. It's food for thought, for those who are dealing with it, in themselveres or those that they know. 
Some people with Autism are never professionally assesed or identified as children, and are now adults that may be struggling with some issues.  If now, as an adult, you think you might be one of those people, you might find these links of interest:

On-line tests. They don't prove or disprove autism, but if you get a high score, it might mean you could benefit from having a professional assesment done:

Temple Grandin was a woman who was high up on the autism spectrum.  As a child, she failed to learn how to talk, and just made beeping noises instead.  Doctor's told her parents that she was severely mentally retarded, and would have to spend the rest of her life in an mental institution.

Her mother said that was nonsense, that her daughter just needed some extra help.  She and hired a speech therapist to help her daughter learn how to make words and speak.  It worked, but Temple still had many other challenges to face.  Fortunately, she had a supportive family, and eventually became a researcher and college professor.  The movie about her life, was quite inspiring.  Here is the trailer:

Dan Jones, is a hypnotherapist, author, and an autism expert/advocate who has written extensively about his own autism and autism generally, as well as hypotherapy and learning hypnosis.  He has much material available online, including a youtube channel, and the Kindle version of his books are very affordable on Amazon.  His website is here:

His interest in hypnosis, and desire to learn how to hypnotize, helped him understand his own autism better, and how to cope with it, and lead him to becoming a professional hypnotherapst and hypnosis teacher.     

Wednesday, March 06, 2024

Woman Destroyed Her Kidneys (in 2 months) By Taking Common Vitamin

Actually, the video talks about 5 different vitamins you have to be careful not to overdue, especially if you have kidney disease, but sometimes even if you don't have kidney disease.  It's good stuff to know.

Monday, February 26, 2024

GMRS, FRS, Bubble Wrap, HAM - Which Should You Buy? And Is the Baofeng UV-5R Radio Illegal?

I liked this, it's a lot of information presented very clearly, about the differences, advantages and disadvantages of these various types of radios.

Also, he has an introduction to GMRS radios that is very detailed and thorough:

In the video he says the GMRS license purchase price was still $70 on the FCC website, even though the price had been lowered.  But that's been updated since this video was made, I recently got my license there for $35.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Pizza, with Carnivore Flat "bread"

The pizza crust was the Carnivore Diet flat-"bread" recipe that I linked to, that is on YouTube.  It's made from mozzarella cheese, yogurt and eggs, looks like flatbread, with a good firm texture.  I didn't think to photograph it when the pizza came out of the oven, but I did take a photo of the last piece, before it disappeared:|

We were really pleased with the result!  The post about the Carnivore "bread" we used as a base for it, is here: 

Carnivore AND Keto Flatbread - make it with only 3 INGREDIENTS!
Full recipe can be found here:

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Coffee on a Carnivore Diet: Is It OK? The Best Coffee and Alternatives

Coffee on a Carnivore Diet: Is It OK? The Best Coffee and Alternatives:
Can I drink coffee on a Carnivore diet? If yes, what are the best kinds of coffee in Carnivore? If not, what are the best coffee alternatives? [...]
I've been on a variation of the carnivore diet for about a month now. My version, includes lemons, limes, oranges, apples, and blueberries. I recently added bananas, so I can make smoothies using A2 milk, A2 yougurt, blueberries and bananas. I have an under-performing thyroid, and bananas offer support.

I've also continued to drink morning coffee, with butter and oil (Bulletproof Coffee), which I've done for years. But I'm thinking about eliminating it for a while, or altering the coffee receipe. This article was helpful in making decisions about that.