a sprout, avocado, spirulina, kelp, and turmeric brain sauce dish washed with Rooibos and choline

this is a picture of my typical lunch these days before mixing it into a mesh. it is way filling and the brain boost is amazing. upon hearing that phosphatidylcholine increased curcumin bioavailability, i started to washed down my turmeric dish with a glass of water having a mixed tablespoon of TWINLAB Choline Cocktail containing 375mg choline dihydrogen citrate. the flavors were definitely not complementary. i accidentally discovered a flavorful mix by adding a choline teaspoon to  a Rooibos tea sitting about. the powder contents of an Alpha GPC having 300mg of L-alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine.

regarding food as medicine, using a small amount of coconut oil, i cook up tofu which contains phosphatidylcholine and heat the turmeric brain sauce to activate the turmeric although the quercetin in the white onions and capers are diminished in quality so first toast the tofu cubes then add the turmeric brain sauce and lower the heat to the lowest stove level. for me as a male, this is an occasional once a week meal to avoid an estrogen increase.

the fatty oils in avocado help to increase turmeric bioavailability. spiralina and kelp came just for the ride. you can see how to grow lentil sprouts from a few of my other blog posts.

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here is a quote from one research paper,

“Male Wistar rats received 340 mg/kg of either unformulated curcumin or curcumin formulated with phosphatidylcholine (Meriva) by oral gavage. Curcumin, the accompanying curcuminoids desmethoxycurcumin and bisdesmethoxycurcumin, and the metabolites tetrahydrocurcumin, hexahydrocurcumin, curcumin glucuronide, and curcumin sulfate were identified in plasma, intestinal mucosa, and liver of rats which had received Meriva. Peak plasma levels for parent curcumin after administration of Meriva were 5-fold higher than the equivalent values seen after unformulated curcumin dosing. Similarly, liver levels of curcumin were higher after administration of Meriva as compared to unformulated curcumin. In contrast, curcumin concentrations in the gastrointestinal mucosa after ingestion of Meriva were somewhat lower than those observed after administration of unformulated curcumin.39 These results suggest that curcumin formulated with phosphatidylcholine furnishes higher systemic levels of parent agent than unformulated curcumin. In an attempt to increase the aqueous solubility of hydrophobic drugs, Letchford et al., showed a 13 × 10 5 fold increase in curcumin solubility in a polymeric micellar formulation containing methoxy poly (ethylene glycol)-block-polycaprolactone diblock copolymers (MePEG-b-PCL).71”

you can find the curcumin and choline link at, “Bioavailability of Curcumin: Problems and Promises”

 

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a green boom

on a quest to find a vegan soulmate on MeetMindful, i posted a story to a prospective a week ago after she asked if i was “green”. guess i scared her away (MeetMindful has a “Hide” option) after i mentioned the possibly of creating beautiful babies… why is timing so important, geez! ah just kidding guess any first date of reasonable mind would escape through a cafe bathroom window. in any case thought to share the story below although slightly edited.

“… green? so one day i went running on a favorite desert mountain trail and on way back saw an entire car door laying by MY public trail. picked it up with both hands running downhill like a madman sweating in an early summer morning, whereupon the museum down below had a huge iron trash can and just as i was arriving to slam the car door into the trash can, i glance mid-air to see a small entourage of kindergarteners holding hands to start a desert plant tour was leaving the museum merrily quiet. that moment of ‘oh sh*t’ as the car door creates a massive slamming boom is etched into my brain. at the flight of the moment and with the shear momentum of the run i couldn’t bare to look back. green, definitely green.”

an IQ actualization day

the year 2017 ends today and i thought to post an actualization story.

one morning late last year while leaving my farm to head into town, feeling elated at the elated state of mind from nootropics that morning, i was on the phone with my brother and described my elated state of mind then thought to ask him an actualization question.

what would you do today if you discovered you’d awaken with an IQ of 200? he paused long. “well i’d start doing the things i’ve dreamed about. starting a new career, earn well, finish school, and enjoy my time staying at home.” ok i said. what if you awoke to an IQ of 170? another long pause guess he was imagining where this was going. “well hmm… basically the same. start a new career and go to school”. then i progress to ask him about awakening with an IQ of 150, 120, then finally with the IQ he currently has. mind you, i’m an ardent critic of the nature of means by which an IQ test is administered but it remains a basic assessment of our accumulated knowledge. “ya i guess it’s the same answer”. by then i asked him “so… why aren’t you doing that now?”.

we both laughed it off but the philosophical implication remains stuck like an alien creature attached to my brain. why aren’t i doing that and why doesn’t everyone? it’s been over a year now and i think i found a simple answer aside from the typical response “well i got stuff to do today…” kind of response. the answer for myself is to decide options today based on principal. as a Taoist seeing the value of my day as decisions i’ve made when my head lays to rest is germane to my thought DNA. small decisions based on principals i’ve adopted, as basic as they may appear, form small action steps working toward long term personal goals and shape a purpose to my being.

day 3 of a 24/7 zen-like state of mind vegan diet

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am on day 3 of a 24/7 induced zen-like state of mind vegan diet variation. my 12 year old niece handed me seven of these bands she created. hope to replace the expedient plastic bands with colorful hemp fibers. hope to earn a third today. the first day of a diet is always the hardest. having performed this diet twenty years ago with only lentil sprouts and water for thirty days, i knew at at the very least a 24/7 induced zen-like of mind begins on the third day. the bands are a helpful visual feel good reminder to keep to the diet. a Google Music subscription is playing a yoga meditation radio station. the absence of ads is peaceful. i’m feeling peaceful. it gets better as the days progress.

i’ll loose any sense of humor. a zen-like state places my mind to absorb news of tragic events without the twists and turns to humor. the later being like heat energy and the concomitant opportunity costs. in a zen-like state of mind, the minds eye becomes keenly aware of life forces and the law of attraction being a natural given, attention of the minds eye can translate to light energy.

this diet is an experiment to accentuate the effects of nootropics i’ve haphazardly discovered to date with a zen-like state of mind lentil diet experiment i lived twenty years ago.

below is a quick synopsis of the diet intended for days Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. the rest days are essential to keep homeostasis. for a busy schedule, you can alternate between nootropic and rest days regardless of the day of week.

A NOOTROPIC DAY =======================

upon waking exercise, supplements, and nootropics

a fast bike ride and ten minute swim

1/3 cup cold brew organic coffee, 1 cup organic coconut and almond milk, one spoon raw unfiltered honey

200mg Modafinil sublingual

Alpha Brain 3.6g packet sublingual

400mg Acetyl L-Carnitine HCL + 200mg Alpha Lipoic Acid sublingual

Dr. David Perlmutter’s Probiotics Men 50 & Wiser chased down by an organic kale gulp

two small Qunol COQ10 sublingual takes

early breakfast

an organic carrot and/or celery

cereal of 1 cup previously boiled quinoa, coconut and almond milk, a diced organic fruit (banana, apple, etc..), raw and unfitted honey.

early lunch

a master cleanse drink of a full lemon, papaya slices, pineapple slices, cayenne pepper, Bragg’s Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar, red grapes, all topped with ice, and water drink in a large thermal cup. to be refilled throughout the day with new ice and spring water. all contents are eaten by 6pm.

a lentil sprout culling harvest, a highly bioavailable turmeric sauce, an avocado, organic humus. optionally combined with a coconut oil sautéed meal of tofu, kale, garlic, onion, jalapeño, Emerill’s Original Essence.

upon sleep

air popped popcorn, 1/4 cup organic olive oil, a flat teaspoon of Emerill’s Original Essence. 5mg Melatonin. 200mg Magnesium Glycinate. one pill of Theanine Serine.

A REST DAY

upon waking exercise and supplements

exercise. a fast bike ride and ten minute swim

Dr. David Perlmutter’s Probiotics Men 50 & Wiser chased down by an organic kale gulp

two small Qunol COQ10 sublingual takes

early breakfast

an organic carrot and/or celery

cereal of 1 cup previously boiled quinoa, coconut and almond milk, a diced organic fruit (banana, apple, etc..), raw and unfitted honey.

early lunch

a master cleanse drink of a full lemon, papaya slices, pineapple slices, cayenne pepper, Bragg’s Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar, ice, and water drink in a large thermal cup. to be refilled throughout the day with new ice and water. all contents are eaten by 6pm.

a lentil sprout culling harvest, a highly bioavailable turmeric sauce, an avocado, organic humus. optionally combined with a coconut oil sautéed meal of tofu, kale, garlic, onion, jalapeño, Emerill’s Original Essence.

upon sleep

air popped popcorn, 1/4 cup organic olive oil, a flat teaspoon of Emerill’s Original Essence. 5mg Melatonin. 200mg Magnesium Glycinate. 1/2 pill of Theanine Serene.

fixes for a fear of public speaking

Guarana to help alleviate a fear of public speaking?

Guaranasuppose you can take this anecdotally, it works for me and that’s the only evidence i have. i’m now trying to figure a schedule to consume Guarana 400mg to go along with my daily nootropics. by shear dumb luck after my San Diego AirBnb fellow roommate Greig handed me a few OTC supplements of Guarana, i discovered Guarana 400mg in particular helps to me to overcome a fear of public speaking. however, as a developer happy to be introvert, Guarana 400mg helped to deliver progress on daily morning team scrum meetings. Guarana at 200mg was barely below threshold. i’m on a vigil for some neuroscience news to back this up 🙂 but for now i’m running with it.

 

 

 

Inderal (as Propranolol)

wow! things have changed the past decade when the only suggestions were typified by the response of a friend co-worker professor “take a shot of vodka” – i did just this on one contract site and it almost cost me the job from a performance hit especially as daily scrum meeting are early morning. a Google search for “medication fear public speaking” popped-out Inderal as a top forum favorite.

from Medication for public speaking phobia?,

Propranolol (beta blocker) works great, has very little potential for abuse, is safe, and is inexpensive in the generic form. I use it a couple of times per year when I have to give a presentation. Works like a charm for me. Atenolol is another option and is very similar to Propranolol. I would stay away from benzodiazepines (such as Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, and Librium). posted by alex1965 at 8:41 AM on June 18, 2016 [2 favorites]

DIY organic and light cold brew coffee batch

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love this cold brew coffee batch of organic light roasted coffee beans

the beans are from the bulk bins at Sprouts. a dipped teaspoon of raw unfiltered honey is sweet enough and i usually opt for the unsweetened almond and coconut milk to stave off leaky gut and as probiotic food respectively.

my first large batch didn’t go well as something in the batch caused a slight headache. there was no rational i could imagine so undaunted i proceeded with a second attempt at at producing a large batch to save me the labor of every morning and evening cold brew coffee preparations. this second batch holds well for three weeks in the refrigerator and has such a smooth consistent buzz, it would be easy for me to over consume. one cup consumed early morning still interfered with my sleep so i’ve scaled to little over a half-cup to complement the morning nootropics. coffee in this form really is as good as it gets.

 

a summary of nootropics and sustainable practices

inspired by a creative nootropic

i was excited this past week to experience a creative and energizing effect of Acetyl L-Carnotine / Alpha Lipoic Acid on Modafinil, it dawned on me to produce a summary of sustainable practices and nootropics as a living post to be elaborated later with references and rationals maybe a book as well.

the nootropic practices i’ve discovered for myself passed a tipping point a half year ago and i was hungry to discovery new nootropics (and foolish rides along with hungry). for example, this summary represents a refinement of creating cold brew coffee after weeks of experimentation. although five or so batches got drained straight into the sink, a few survived well.. a wow test. the cold brew coffee batches started with small two cups of produced quantity and has evolved to a large glass jar in the refrigerator holding a high quality smooth organic light brew that holds well for three weeks – coffee has never ever been this good plus i’ll later be exploring how to avoid molded coffee beans affecting over 50% of all coffees in the United States.

traveling the past nine months caused me to adopt new practices and drop others for example papaya is found readily in a city near the Mexican border but is expensive and less available otherwise let alone the rarity of finding an organic papaya. the practices below are on the farm only.

daily practices

cold brew coffee

days: any

a half cup from large refrigerated jar stash

half coconut and half almond milk

one tablespoon of raw unfiltered honey

two dark chocolates (Sprouts sells 85% cocoa Columbian bars)

reduce stomach acidity

days: nootropic

three cups of spring water

organic carrot

organic celery

reduce stomach acidity even more with a probiotic pill and master cleanse

days: all

one pill of Dr David Perlmutter taken immediately before this drink

one lemon complete with pulp

tablespoon of apple cider vinegar raw and unfiltered

a half-flat teaspoon of cayenne pepper

fill with water or a kale green drink

nootropics

days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or if needed Monday through Friday

each supplement is taken sublingual

Modafinil 150mg taken at three times 50mg each dissolved sublingual serially immediately upon waking

Alpha Brain

Acetyl L-Carnotine / Alpha Lipoic Acid

Omega 3 and 6 (preferably pharmacy grade)

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cereal

days: on nootropic rest days

1/2 cup oats

1/4 cup of half and half of flax and chia seeds ground

two dark chocolates (Sprouts sells 85% cocoa Columbian bars)

half coconut and half almond milk

one tablespoon raw unfiltered honey

one organic banana or apple

optional: papaya, boiled and refrigerated yam

exercise

days: all

bike quickly to swim at pool

shower

days: all

steps to be applied on entire body

1 pint room temperature water in pump spray

2 pints water boiled an poured into pump spray

spray warm water

apply a water-only wash cloth

optional: apply Dr. Brenner’s Lavender & Hemp soap on a wash cloth (to reduce death of healthy gut bacteria)

spray warm water

dry with 1/4th sized cotton towel

spray aloe vera with extra on head and armpits

shave head with Mach 3 razor

clean and dry edge of razor with folded tissue for razor to keep up to three months

apply skin with a small hand dip of coconut oil applied first to head and armpits as an natural antibacterial.

sprouts

days: all

grown and culled lentil sprouts

with vegan turmeric sauce

kelp 200mg

organic avocado

veggie saute or soup

days: any, optional

fried veggies of

1 jalapeño

1/2 white or red onion

1 garlic cove

2 bell peppers

1 batch of small porteballo mushrooms

1 batch of spinach

for soup include 1/2 cabbage

floss

days: all, 1/2 hour before bedtime

brush teeth with baking soda

tooth brush is 1000x per second Philips

without rinsing,

follow with a hard tooth brush of top of teeth

one heaping tablespoon of coconut oil pulling

night cap popcorn

days: all, one hour before bedtime

air popped popcorn for the tryptophan

two large tablespoons of virgin olive oil

a tablespoon of Emeril’s Original Essence

night cap supplements

days: all, 1/2 hour before bedtime

Melatonin 5mg

a half pill of Theanine Serene

Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

a swig of Qunol Liquid CoQ10

sleep with ear plugs

Foods to avoid

simple sugars

gluten foods

oats are gluten free but i consume only a half cup as oats carry a risk of inflammation

ok grains are amaranth, buckwheat, rice brown or wild, millet, quinoa, sorghum, teff

white rice

excessive alcohol

soy

food from plastic containers when possible

canned foods

long-term sustainable practices

power

use of four 100W solar panels to trickle charge two Deep Cycle Gel and two floating acid 12V batteries.

use of a 1000W inverter to power all AC devices

keep all phantom connections disconnected

use only LED lighting

in particular, my favorite is colorful holiday LED lights strung up through out year in living space

water

consume only 1.5 gallons of water per day total to include use for

shower at 2 pints per day

dish washing

floor mopping

soup

tea and coffee

Plans To:

start of practice to collect rain water or extract water using semiconductor condenser into a cistern

toilet

Plans To:

build a composite toilet to fertilize non-editable plants and trees

weekly practices

cold brew coffee 

12 oz of organic and light roast coffee beans

apply into burr grinder

fill into one gallon glass jar

fill to near top with spring water

leave 24 hours at room temperature

drain with organic hemp cloth bag into pot

wrench hemp cloth for remaining coffee

rinse glass jar

pour filtered back into glass jar

leave in refrigerator

the brew keeps for two to three weeks