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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

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]

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)

5-http

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

slob days

a fasting prep day for nootropics

the day after feeling enlightening and focused, i slammed the sparkly karma by eating the same healthy cereal and tofu-mushroom cooked in coconut oil. there is a lesson i learned from this, apply the nootropics only after a master cleanse and sprout and turmeric sauce controlled fasting day. to do otherwise is a band-aid and waste of nootropics where my brain is already struggling. so basically there are three categories of days 1) slob days (where i eat anything vegan at anytime), 2) fasting prep days, and 3) nootropic days. a full fasting prep day to precede a nootropic day. i can stay on for at most on five consecutive nootropic days. this is a healthy arrangement since i’ve adapted to inject at least two non-nootropic days. i love the chaos of a free day so i suppose one slob day can follow five nootropic days and that can be followed by a fasting prep day. i’m giving myself permission to have a strong coffee on the slob day only.

nootropic experiments on fasting prep days

one cool use of a fasting prep day is to experiment with new nootropics – simply because i have a better sense of effects without interference on days i expect to be productive. for today, i’ve drank the last of a Matcha tea and am topping it off with Ginseng and Ginko tinctures.

trial day 1 of sprouts and nootropics

a strangely beautiful sensation of enlightenment?

it’s amazing to have this sense after only one faithfully completed sprouts and nootropics day. so much so, i was inspired upon waking to pop up a yoga position videos and flip Google Play to a yoga station. think a burning incense will cap it well.

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the 23.5 hour fast appears to enhance Alpha Brain. yesterday was a complete trial day 1 of the sprouts and nootropics. on way to Pomegranate, had a drink of apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon (the lemon was later added a part of my complementary water drink). met my friend Lynn and ate my bowl of sprouts with a side of brain sprouts. the combined taste was greatly improved over previous incarnations of the sauce. i’m clear to keep the apple cider vinegar in the drink.

today, seeing that a few fruits and vegetables may go to waste i’ll include one fruit in morning and two vegetables in the evening.

initial on and off trial sprout and nootropic days

today i’ll consume a half cup of cooked organic portobello mushrooms with tofu and garlic at noon along with the sprouts and turmeric dish and tomorrow another half.

trial diet preparations and ideas for metrics

after having completed a number of X day diet trials last year, getting a formula right is generally happenstance. one main reason for having trial days is simply because of the need to ready a number of items. for example, a blood test, organic lemons, non-toxic amenable sprouting containers suitable for long term use, a suitable camera setup, finding someone to film preparing food sprouts, etc.. i intend to visit a wellness doctor to request a before and after blood test. will research what blood tests cover general overall well being.

metrics to determine the wellness of diet are a good start. how to measure the degree of focus? programming speed, online chess, memory games, also i feel a desire to play musical instruments. will opt to find a midi keyboard that works well with a Mac.

 

a zen of sprouts video journal

a video journal

by shear coincidence yesterday my son wanted to visit a Goodwill where i chanced upon a solid tripod. i’ll be experimenting with a producing a one week experiment video journal for the below daily minimalist diet regiment.

1. nootropics, upon waking

upon waking i’ll be taking the nootropics described in the previous post entry for Modafinil, Alpha Brain, Guarana, and Yerba Matte.

2. exercise, while absorbing nootropics

i will do a morning run and swim for aerobic exercise and preferably find a group to exercise with on a daily basis – this for an increase of hippocampus stem cells and a 30% increase if it is social.

3. a lemon, cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar, and cinnamon  drink, before lunch

a “master cleanse” of lemon and cayenne pepper to open capillaries and help regulate blood sugar was created by Stanley Burroughs in 1940s. Dr Josh Axe has added two ingredients in the list, 1) lemon helps to balance blood sugar and has an alkaline effect on your body to help regulate PH plus stimulate the secretion of gastric juice, 2) cayenne pepper has been shown to drop blood pressure and increase metabolism, 3) Apple Cider Vinegar is full of enzymes and good bacteria, 4) Cinnamon is one of the best antioxidants on the planet. It’s the number one herb/spice for balancing blood sugar. i’ll consume a water drink having an organic lemon with all the pulp culled, a flat half teaspoon of powder cayenne pepper, and a tablespoon of Bragg Raw & Unfiltered Vinegar. to help boost my glucose a bit and .

i love my oats, dark chocolate, almond and coconut milk, peanut butter, and honey cereal but i can return to it after the sprout experiments.

4. lentil sprout with the vegan turmeric (brain) sauce, noon lunch

breakfast, lunch, and dinner happened at 9am with a simple bowl of sprout harvest. the technique was simple 1) soak a 1/4 cup of lentils for 12 hours, 2) drain and rinse into a humid and dark container, 3) rinse twice a day morning and evening, 4) harvest on third or fourth day depending on ambient temperature (summer verses winter).

i’ve sensed a need to return to a the same sprout experiment all the seventeen years since. the sprouts will be my only source of food with an optimized vegan turmeric (brain) sauce and an enlightening nootropic combination.

the vegan turmeric (brain) sauce describe will be added atop the lentil sprouts. still trying to decide to apply the vinegar to the master cleanse drink or the sprouts where it certainly boosts taste. one option will be to be spice up taste with Emerils Original Essence.

5) a 23.5 hour controlled fast, an open day for productivity

the fast i’ve found helps me to sleep better, obviates any morning belly pain, and increases the nootropic efficiency. leaving the time of day to consume the sprouts at noon is also important as i find the nootropics are best sublingual on an empty stomach up until my third cup of Yerba Matte tea plus any rest of day hunger pangs are reduced.

upon hearing a nearly 24 fast most folks i mention it to recoil citing an inability to do so. diabetes aside, i’ve hardly even noticed my fast. simply, i think, because the meal is mid-day to give little way for hunger pangs and with a higher energy my mind is more focused on tasks.

time, my precious! preparing to eat and eating easily consumes a two hour chuck of time after work. given that any worker-bee is lucky to have three hours of free time. that leaves one hour for productivity. more than twice the extra time for kids, family, friends, projects, tasks, etc..

biomarker: daily weight

i will be weighing myself daily upon waking preferably upon hitting the loo. the device maters also as i find the electronic weight machines are course and suffer from hysteresis (affected by a previous weight).

biomarker: sleep quality

sleep is to me the foundation for a nootropic stack. a lack of well sleep and any quality or quantity of nootropics will only save my productivity from being the proverbial village idiot.

a few years ago for a two month span, i experimented with measuring my ZQ (sleep quotient) with a Zeos headband where by morning time the sleep patterns appeared on my Android device and algebraically calculated a ZQ. surely, it was an empirically contrived calculation but at least a measure of likely success in my days productivity.

most critically, i’d like to gauge my snoring – it’s my Achilles Heel. a number of apps exist out there but i’d like to create one catered to my needs. then i need to research the physiology of nasal drip, excess tissue, or head position causing my snoring.

noobie nootropics – a quick brain booster list

 

you want a quick noobie brain boost

to lift a mind fog, improve focus, assemble information quicker, retain info for an elongated period, reduce the likelyhood of anxiety and depression events. my existing three nootropics of being vegan, highly bioavailable turmeric, and Modafinil, i feel, have kicked into high gear this past month practicing this list,

below is a quick brain booster list you can easily follow,

  • eliminate wheat, barley, and rye flour foods: breads, cookies, flour tortillas, cake, pancakes, etc..
  • eliminate sugar laced foods
  • reduce alcohol consumption
  • reduce foods eggs, meats, and dairy milk laced with antibiotics and herbicide glyphosate (Roundup laced animal feed)
  • replace dairy milk with reduced or no added sugar coconut or almond milk
  • replace toothpaste with baking soda and a ten minute coconut oil pulling
  • add prebiotic (food for friendly bacteria already in your gut) and probiotic (replenishing friendly bacteria) microbiota foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, radish, kochumba, etc.. plus when i can find it, a vegan coconut yogurt.
  • stop eating after 2pm and drink only water afterwards

 

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this is your brain on gluten

Dr. David Perlmutter describes the neuroscience of gluten effects in his book Grain Brain. per the publishers summary, “blows the lid off a topic that’s been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age.”

i’m happy to have removed wheat, barley, and rye flours from my diet. seriously, who wants to pay $5 for a brain busting cereal? the profits companies rake for manufacturing cereal are outrageous in any case, on pennies on the dollar. there are wheat, barley, and rye flour substitutes and a set of gluten-free foods listed in 15 MUST-HAVES IN A GLUTEN-FREE KITCHEN.

are refined sugar and artificial sweeteners a poison?

the harmful physiological effects of refined sugar consumption is well documented for inducing obesity and diabetes but did you know it also disrupts you gut microbiota? see Diet-Induced Dysbiosis of the Intestinal Microbiota and the Effects on Immunity and Disease where,

“Refined sugars, on the other hand, mediate the overgrowth of opportunistic bacteria like C. difficile[54] and C. perfringens by increasing bile output [55].”

also, it’s even worse with artificial sweeteners. see Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota

alcohol induced leaky gut and a microbiome displacement 

aside from increase neuronal damage reduced focus and productivity, doctors are now just beginning to accept the term “Leaky Gut” where alcohol increases the permeability of the one cell thick gut lining. see Top 10 Myths About the Brain – Alcohol Kills Brain Cells, “.. damage the ends of neurons, which are called dendrites. This results in problems conveying messages between the neurons. The cell itself isn’t damaged, but the way that it communicates with others is altered.”. for a leaky gut, the food you consume can directly enter your blood stream and that sets off a chain reaction to kill the the foreign invading food particles

The Gastrointestinal Microbiome, Alcohol Effects on the Composition of Intestinal Microbiota

How Alcohol Affects the Gut Microbiome

Alcohol & Gut Health: Eating to Restore Balance

eggs, meat, and milk laced with antibiotics traces kill your microbiome

(writing is in progress for this entry),

see, Meet Your Microbiome

eggs, meat, and milk laced with herbicide glyphosate (used in Roundup) traces kill your microbiome

(writing is in progress for this entry),

see, The Microbiota Crisis: How the Herbicide Glyphosate is Killing Microbiomes

for gut bacteria see,

(writing is in progress for this entry),

see,

Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – for Life

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ

 

 

 

 

“Spark”, the revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain

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the neuroscience of exercise,

thank you Dr. Ratey for illuminating the neuroscience of exercise in your book “Spark” and helping me decide to add exercise as my fourth nootropic tool after 1) being vegan, 2) bioavailable turmeric, and 3) Medofinil.

given my stay in San Diego, i promised myself to run on a beach thirty minutes every other day. originally after the first day i could barely walk from the soreness and decided to run every other day on non-Modafinil days. i awake at 5:30am and drive over the busy bridge to Coronado beach to start a 6am break of dawn 40 minute run. the run is barefoot on following the crescent ebb of receding water so the sand is soft on the ball of my feet. the pace is moderate the first two-thirds of the run and ups to a sprint on the remaining one-third to increase HGH (human growth hormone).

a sleep benefit,

exercise has greatly improved my sleep quality the past week. i naturally twitch during sleep rolling to and fro. the running has diminished the sleep wake times and restlessness between wakes.

later, adding an aerobic exercise,

i’m looking to add a group fast music aerobic exercise dance for Modafinil days. something nearby where i can at lease run or bike to class early morning. the social group activity is important as the hippocampus has an increase in new neuron cell growth over going solo.

later, a heart-rate monitor,

i’m needing a heart rate monitor for biofeedback especially for the the highly beneficial sprint for the increase of HGH. a recent review of smart watch biofeedback had heart rates varying at 30% accuracy. having been immersed in surface-electromyography to monitor frequency signatures in muscle cell fatigue as well as building a few op amp high common mode voltage difference amplifiers with a 12-bit Analog to Digital chip. this can be followed with a bluetooth chip which i’ve yet to explore. why build and not buy? well, i want the EKG signals to see the real-time heart signatures on my Android phone as well. the data graphs can be especially useful to compare jogging verses sprinting heart signatures.