a natural clothes wash and dry by hand

growing up mom used to wash our clothes by hand in a metallic barrel with two rolling pins atop. after many years using washing machines, today i opted to wash my clothes by hand using Dr. Bonners Hemp and Tea Tree Soap as the detergent. the rational is simply if the soap is Ok for your gut bacteria, it’s fine for the flora. this is a practice i started on the farm earlier this year out of shear necessity to save $ and as it turned out gobs of time and effort.

i had just spray showered with Dr. Bonners Hemp and Tea Tree Soap using three pints of water to include washing a pair of low-cost Walmart clogs (ya they’re plastic but that is another story to unfold). the pros and cons: 1) it’s cost free minus the cost of the soap verses $10  total for $5 for wash and dry plus $5 truck gas. 2) low carbon footprint, 3) it took 15 minutes total labor verses 2.5 hours total for a 1.0 hour round trip and wait of 90 minutes machine wash and dry, 4) seven gallons of total water were used, 5) there is a sun light and day heat wait for a natural dry with leisure time to wait verses sitting amongst a slew of droning machines and a timely removal of clothes from wash and dry machines, and 6) assurance for a clean bucket verses not having known if the previous wash was soiled or chemically laced.

there are definitely points for improvement such as 1) replacing the plastic bucket (which is really my hijacked bucket for clean clothes), 2) find a way to squeeze the clothes between two rollers but i suppose someone has crowdfunded (or will) an iRockNRoll washing machine already, 3) wear of sustainable clothing fabric such as hemp, flax, and bamboo all which i imagine may dry faster.

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the origin of the phrase ‘Suspension of disbelief’

Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1817 in biographical sketches of literary life and opinions,

“In this idea originated the plan of the ‘Lyrical Ballads’; in which it was agreed, that my endeavours should be directed to persons and characters supernatural, or at least romantic, yet so as to transfer from our inward nature a human interest and a semblance of truth sufficient to procure for these shadows of imagination that willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.”

i’m creating talking music as Stone Aguila where i talk and play salad bowl guitar. it’s been one amazing introspective story tell foray after another and in one story the phrase “suspension of disbelief” came up. the force is strong on this phrase “poetic faith” :).

a little forrest tesselate light

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little forrest

thou art sustenance,

multiflorous tesselate lights,

life is movement and movement is life.

the rocks,

the soil,

the trees,

thine life force through me.

chance unto a conduit a life express,

the life of creatures flow through thee,

we be one in the end of our time,

we never were otherwise,

our alpha and omega.

a forever unconditionally love of thee,

an apple asks not if thee art worthy of a bite.

a one woman dance inspire

thee of lower coin, enlight footing upon Gaia

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an enlight footing upon Gaia

thee of fewer coin

belly full and a warm bed,

art thy belly empty?

belly full and a warm bed,

doth thee a warm dwelling?

belly full and a warm bed,

doth thee a restful slumber upon sleep?

bereft of coin for daily needs,

the bitter cold of winter winds,

hath numbed thou fingers.

find a land upon Gaia,

enlight a steadfast mission to build,

wood, mud, straw, and steel elements of Gaia,

a tiny home warm dwelling.

thee of fewer coin,

an enlight dwelling be devoid of an impinge for coin,

as it breaths with sun juice and water from air,

pray be your sustenance,

lay gently growing roots upon a mosaic of flitting fish,

aspiring tesselate of reflect sun light upon thy face.

thee of fewer coin,

that thy coin for a warm bed be a hundred fold less,

that thy belly be full from coin saved.

that thy entitle to land and home with,

sun juice,

water from air.

embrace Gaia,

and stave shackles of heavy coin,

years of life taken by contract,

when the elements of Gaia,

hath lay bare before thee,

with,

thy spirit, 

thy eyes, 

thy hands, 

build.

thee of fewer coin,

that thou may measure a day in life express,

a stick with greater meaning,

as Rand piques,

of what is man’s worth?

so may you ask,

pray be light a day’s demand,

shall i awaken with the sun?

which mint stick will bare a sweeter tea to thy?

hath thy partaken with a neighbor a trade of thine herbs for potatoes?

hath thine child taken thou book again to read stealthily below the tree?

thee of fewer coin,

hath thy fallen far?

pray be with thy falling,

there be a spark inspire.

thee of fewer coin,

thee who hath taken to wheel from sunrise to sunset,

to dwell in a place of wage,

now dwell freely upon a tiny home,

a body, mind, and spirit aligned with Gaia,

a ponder,

a question of yore,

what is thy worth?

in fairness,

dare ye pique,

worth to whom?

all whom’s and concomitant ancestry,

these hath been all of Gaia,

therein,

let whom be a wellness with Gaia

a realign of Rand’s question,

what be thy wellness with Gaia?

thoust gaze on a sunset,

a reflect rest on thine tiny home porch,

a sweet warm mint tea in hand,

of window sill harvested,

seeped after a boiled water,

thine wellness with Gaia,

that been a oneness with Gaia.

thee of fewer coin,

in thine health of body, mind, and spirit lay thy greatest wealth.

that thee may hath fewer choices,

be they with life express,

to dwell in a tiny home as this,

be an awakening with Gaia,

and more so,

an awakening of what is not of Gaia.

an isle walk by items of sustenance,

hath only a few,

a life force awakening with Gaia.

thee of fewer coin,

cast aside all cleverness of materials,

ask thee only one question,

will thy body, mind, and spirit fair well,

upon a mint plant rooted,

in the soiled ashes,

of thine now burnt tiny home?

thy spirit rejoice upon awakening,

to a wide expanse of rolling hills,

sprouting life expressions.

hath ye forgotten,

to endear oneself to this land of Gaia,

and only then,

design, build, and dwell,

flow life expresses with Gaia?

thee of fewer coin,

hath thy exclaimed,

i am cold!

hath any one care?

hath not mine kind expressed a learnt lesson,

thine wellness begins with being one upon a land of Gaia,

only then,

to aspire a build of thy design,

to dwell in delight of chirps,

warmth of morning sun,

a snow capped mountain aloft,

and upon dusk,

a restful slumber in warm bed comfort.

thee of fewer coin,

this land of Gaia be a dwelling path to freedom,

to life express in a day as  thee see fit.

thoust first freedom be,

a dwelling upon a land of Gaia.

thoust second freedom be,

a shield,

comfort from elements of Gaia,

the rain,

the cold,

the snow,

the wind.

that this tiny home shield hath,

sun juice, 

water from air.

thoust third freedom be,

a day of serenity,

fertile to nurture thoughts,

open to kind acts,

pray be this day,

a dawning sun warm,

one taking from and returning to Gaia.

therein these freedoms,

thoust be one with Gaia.

from the exponent of knowledge of thine kind,

aspire a few designs materialize in mine tiny home,

to be closer to Gaia,

embraced by a warm sun juice blanket,

an enticed water droplet from air.

thee of fewer coin,

saunter to thine sprout jar,

upon window sill,

bathed in sun juice morn,

seedlings sprouting stem and root,

a symphony of effervescent stems,

each praying in arched clasped leafs,

a delight feast of bio-alive nutrient,

each bite,

a plosive life force,

rejoice thine body, mind, and spirit,

a saved time of wheeled transport,

a saved two fold of coin,

a saved stout vigor in day,

a saved life force of breath.

two age-reverse and nootropic pills

general info on a new science of an age-reverse to youth and nootropics

thought to share a summary of the science of combining two supplements for age-reverse and nootropics that has emerged the past year. you can search for “Nicotinamide Riboside” and “Pterostilbene” to find a plethora of science based articles. i will be testing both soon.

here is a general introduction to NAD+,

https://greatperformersacademy.com/health/7-foods-that-will-naturally-increase-nad-and-restore-your-youth

and a general science intro,

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/beyond-resveratrol-the-anti-aging-nad-fad/

Pterostilbene

typically compared to resveratrol, for oral ingestion resveratrol has a 20% bioavailability whereas pterostilbene is near 80% at doses of 56-168mg/kg.

https://examine.com/supplements/pterostilbene/

Nicotinamide Riboside

TRU Niagen is made by ChromaDex and is FDA approved is a well reviewed product having Nicotinamide Riboside Chloride 250mg.

here is a probiotic connection to NR, where the author states “probiotic supplementation with Lactobacillus acidophilus La5 and Bifidobacterium lactis Bb12 increased the nicotinamide production”,

“Yeast NAD+ Boosts Cognition, Endurance, Longevity”

https://www.realnatural.org/probiotic-yeasts-stimulate-nad-increase-metabolism-longevity/

my next Amazon order will be,

“TRU NIAGEN – The world’s most advanced NAD+ booster 250mg Per Serving (60 capsules/125mg)”

http://a.co/1UyozBP

“Pterostilbene 100mg Capsules (Third Party Tested) Made in the USA, 60 Capsules by Double Wood Supplements ”

http://a.co/fut9mTw

note: Amazon reviewers for this Pterostilbene product report “focus”, “brighter complexion, less pain in my joints and body, more energy and clarity of mind”, and “greater mental clarity”

ALTERNATIVE NAD+ SOURCES:

Nicotinamide Mononucleotide

at this time most folks know of Nicotinamide Riboside (NR) from marketing, thanks to it’s patent such as in the product Basis by Elysium Health. although NR ingested is converted to Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) and NMN is converted to the desired co-enzyme Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+). NR is patented and is not found in blood serum. NMN is not patented is found in blood serum.

there was a patent battle in 2017 over the production of Nicotinamide Riboside described here,

“So, why is Basis and Nicotinamide Riboside more well known than NMN? The fact it is PATENTED, which allows for huge profit margins that can be plowed into advertising.”

http://alivebynature.com/basis-niagen-by-elysium-health/

i’m tempted to purchase the lower cost non-patented NAD+ precursor Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN). although, i’ve opted to purchase TRU Niagen 250mg Nicotinamide Riboside because of this review:

By Larry on March 19, 2018

“The mice study that is referenced showed 300mg/kg NMN only increased NAD+ in liver and muscles by 14% for a few hours. This pales compared to a similar study on mice that showed 185mg/kg Nicotinamide Riboside increases 100% for much longer time.”

“Finally, niacin can be converted to NAD, but this, again, involves an inefficient metabolic pathway and taking large doses causes uncomfortable side effects.”

“NMN 250mg Serving Nicotinamide Mononucleotide Direct NAD+ Supplement, Anti Aging DNA Repair & Healthy Metabolism (2x 125mg Capsules 60ct).”
http://a.co/dlAFKG0

as an alternative to products explicitly labeled NMN or NR, i’m left to wonder if this Niacinamide product has NMN or NR in a significant percent. in reviews, folks are reporting less anxiety, depression, smooth skin, and as a sleep aid to be taken by evening only.

this is one cautionary note to avoid taking too much Niacinamide,

https://www.needs.com/product/NDNL-1408-01

“For example, it is well known that NAD can be produced from L-tryptophan (an amino acid found in many foods), but this is an inefficient and unreliable process; the amino acid is likely to be utilized for other functions in the body. Nicotinamide can also be converted to NAD, but too much can inhibit certain critical processes.”

“NOW Niacinamide 500mg,100 Capsules”
http://a.co/6xGp18D

how to properly light a cigarette

fire_boy_20perfire boy,
lit by ember conquered,
a life express flame cusped and embraced,
face burning of boy to man in bravado of youth,
sun juice tenderly hath graced a twig,
leafed and subtle,
days long quietly,
unto a mast.
hues of ember glow
lilt to oft,
a night life express counsel with Gaia,
weeps and dreams twinkling in upright wonder of omega,
teetering on loose footing.

do you have a light, she asks.
an iota reflect,
dare to pierce mine eyes,
burnt of embers,
a light?
be it of mine fire?
an ancient yes.

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”