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a 30 day sprouts and turmeric experiment

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


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.


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.


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.

an optimized nootropic morning

weight: 156 lbs

restarting a nootropic schedule

it’s been over three months since the last post and i’ve made lots of new ad hoc experiment diet mistakes in the interim. i like what has emerged from the chaos. this time around i won’t be doing a 30-day or any fixed time day experiment. i’m fairly happy with the base diet and as a matter of principle will introduce new items along the way in hopes of discovering improvements. below is a new schedule i’ll be following. by necessity there are two kinds of diet days where both have a common base.

MWF immediately upon waking,

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday immediately upon waking,

  • seep three Green Tea bags

All Days

  • exercise
  • eat three heaping tablespoons of the Vegan Turmeric Sauce
  • prepare and eat a cereal having,
    • a 1/2 cup of old fashion oats
    • 1/4 cup of boiled and cooled Quinoa
    • a 1/4 cup of half Chia and Flax seeds Burr grounded
    • a dash of raw and unfiltered honey
    • two small 85% cocoa chocolate bars
    • one heaping tablespoon of natural peanut butter
    • one banana
    • soy milk
  • (at this point i’m full until 3 to 5 pm in the day)
  • the rest of day eat any raw vegetables and fruits

the only novel item in this schedule is eating the Vegan Turmeric Sauce as a dish before exercise. also Yerba Matte has substituted coffee. although folks on forums have cited coffee and Modafinil having a synergy, i’m getting a neat feeling combining Yerba Matte and Modafinil. i’ll later post whether the two are a productive combination.

a nootropic fast (Fri)day

summary of three nootropic fast days per week

today marks a third and last nootropic fast day of the week (of MWF). it’s a winner and coupled with the evolved 30-day Sprout and Turmeric diet the other four days the brain boost potential is a marvel. this Saturday, Sam’s is holding a free medical exam for cholesterol, blood pressure, and glucose level. i plan to be there. then on Monday begin a new 30-day Nootropic Fast that incorporates my evolved 30-day Sprout and Turmeric diet experiment. have no clue where to check my health stats on the “el-cheapo medical plan” after the next 30-day Nootropic Fast diet but guess i’ll keep a lookout.

a forty minute sublingual 100mcg Modafinil

this morning i spent forty minutes with 100mcg Modafinil dissolving sublingual and face-down on my bed in the wee hours. that was way too long but the noticeable absorption was minimal. i’m inclined to stay with 20 minutes sublingual. folks on forum say it tastes awful. i actually like the taste. the effect is even stronger having doubled the last 20-minute face-down sublingual take of 100mcg Modafinil.

despite Modafinil serum studies indicating eight hour half-life’s, i know sense the drive to create given to me by Modafinil is far more than the eight hours. all of Tuesday and Thursday, after a nootropic fast days of Monday an Wednesday, the unnatural cursing and irritability continued with concomitant productivity so i know it’s still doing it’s magic.

one negative and poof, there goes the suspension of belief! being on the farm is precious gift and I’m using time to create an app. from the safety standpoint, i’ve concluded it’s all in my head as i have no bodily sensations. some folks report skin rash for example.

purposed fast productivity

having this level of productivity is the new me. devoid of any stimulants like caffeine or nootropics, my nature is very much like a orangutang. in this natural state, life goes on and i could care less the ongoings of the world masticating (yes, that is a word) tea herbs, the contents of a torn apart tea bag. my fav for that is the Traditional Medicinals Organic Throat Coat. even after two steeps, this herb keeps blasting flavors.

given that my to be released apps are under wraps, i don’t always post development apps on Google Play and reference the post them on this blog. they are being produced fast and coupled with a clear vision of desired features for my target app, there is less meandering. the o’ example is a calculator computing fast an erroneous answer.

a remote mobile development vegan company

i wish i had a project manager to give an alternate perspective. preferably vegan as i wish to start a vegan mobile development company through Brainyideas where vegan employees work remotely and optionally have potlucks once a month with local employees to reduce carbon footprint.

a 25 BMI still “overweight” arrival

weight: 155 lbs

a 25 BMI still “overweight” arrival

today my BMI has an official still “overweight” 25 BMI arrival at 155 lbs at 5’6″ from a nearly “obese” 29 BMI departure five months ago. chucks, still have five pounds to go to reach a healthy “normal” 24.2 BMI. three days of nootropic fasting days per week (MWF) virtually guarantees i lose a half pound a day. this is great cause i’m really not trying hard to lose weight, it just falls off and the brain boost is amazing.

Modafinil taken sublingual works!

this morning wanting to get the most of a 100mcg Modafinil half-pill, immediately upon awakening, i tucked the half-pill under my tongue and rested more than twenty minutes face slanted downward with mouth closed careful not to drool. with eyes closed, i could feel the lift with the same sensation of a plane on takeoff. it was a marvel. taken this way the 100mcg Modafinil feels stronger than simply popping a full 200mcg Modafinil pill and letting the GI track handle absorption. so the math works out to 78 200mcg Modafinil pills (= 52 weeks x 3 Modafinil pills per week x 0.5 pill taken) per year on my three day per week nootropic fasting schedule.

a nootropic fast weenie and Modafinil points

a nootropic fast weenie

three days of hunger pangs on the nootropic fast proved too disruptive last week and i missed my neat super healthy and tasty cereal of apple, banana, berries, oatmeal, soy with 32mg DHA, a spoon of raw unfiltered honey, and the quinoa, chia, and flax seeds. so i’ve returned the cereal and it fit perfectly to fend off hunger pangs the first part of day.

is eating raw unfiltered honey vegan?

regardless of any academic debate discourse, my stance is simple. honey bees are disappearing, beekeepers help preserve the population, and the L-carnosine found in traces of bee pollen found in raw unfiltered honey helps prevent glycation (glueing of protein and glucose molecules) that advances disease and aging. in my world view, consuming raw unfiltered honey is a win-win scenario.

Modafinil points

after numerous good-to-know mistakes on the use of Modafinil, the past two weeks. these are a few points i’ve figured (for me only). some day after this week, i may be restarting a new 30-day Nootropic Fast that rides upon the evolved diet from experimenting with my previous 30-day Sprout and Turmeric. i’m still a Modafinil noobie and find valuable information concentrated here, Quora on Modafinil.

1 – an optimum Modafinil dosage and yearly pill count and cost

200mcg on any schedule it too much for me and 100mcg disrupts my sleep on a tiny bit. i’m staying with 100mcg that is a considerable savings per year as each pill is $1.56 and halved is $0.78. for 52 weeks in a year, that’s 78 pills (= 52 weeks x 3 half-pills / week x 0.5 pill dosage) at a cost of $122 (= $1.56 per pill x 78 pills) yearly. for a productivity geek that’s $0.33 per day (= $122 year / 365 days) to stay super productive.

2 – taking alternate days

on the third consecutive day of taking 100mcg Modafinil while on a nootropic fast all the three days, my brain was overly wired. i’m taking breaks between days! this was the recommendation of a few folks on forums i found before i started experimenting on Modafinil.

3 – taking Modafinil immediately upon waking

i can’t even imagine doing otherwise unless of course i had a big project to finish or a final that same day knowing my brain may be a train wreck from lack of quality sleep the following day.

4 – allowing for two hours to lapse before breakfast

the exception i make is green tea of two bags but the tea steeps for an hour and it takes me another hour to drink my first green tea cup so the two-hour lapse before consuming a breakfast is not disruptive. the lapse is important to allow Modafinil to be absorbed well.

5 – taking Modafinil sublingual

taking any herb or pill sublingual is a fairly basic practice. i have no clue if Modafinil allowed absorbed below the tongue increases absorption but hey it can’t hurt. i do it with my melatonin nightcap pill. see,

Modafinil works much better when taken sublingually


How To Take Nootropics Sublingually

6 – a vascular dilator to increase Modafinil absorption?

i want to experiment with a vascular dilator herb or food. three Korean ginseng root glass bottle blended and stored in the refrigerator might be perfect. short of finding that ginseng, i may experiment with cacao (chocolate powder).

7 – how to tell Modafinil still has an effect on me

irritability. i’m normally easy going but on Modafinil one side of the blade is dramatically increased productivity as regards to my ability to code Android apps at least, the other side of that blade is increased irritability when things don’t snap into place immediately or a process is inefficiently designed or architected. while coding i’m cursing up a storm but hey a day’s work completed in two hours, i’ll settle for the cursing anytime. so the irritability is how i can tell the focus of Modafinil remains with me despite any charts indicating a serum half-life.

POC_Chat_v2 release on Google Play

an Android chat app is client, server, and services code intensive and would normally have taken me at least three months to complete. i was lucky to navigate to optimum solutions within the past ten days and it certainly helped to be discovering and navigating the nootropic fast during that time.

water fill: 5 gallons

a nootropic fast

weight: 156 lbs

an evolved nootropic fast

yesterday i used the phrase “a minimized controlled brain fast”. i’m going to use instead “nootropic fast”. i preface that with “evolved” in my context only since every step to this point has been taken upon a heap of mis-takes. the assumption is the day’s fast is controlled when stating nootropic. besides, i’d rather say “evolved” to leave open the door for further experimenting allow for mistakes that happen in due course. embracing failure is integral to success on this TED Talk, “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. or more simply, the food ingested has a fixed schedule, quantity, and type of food. it’s succinct, descriptive, and hit the day’s diet on the nail, given all the elements modafinil, green tea, sprouts, and the Vegan Turmeric Sauce are nootropics. it can be argued that eating sprouts is not a nootropic. having lived a 30-day diet on sprouts along and the zen-mind state it brings on, i would have to vote yes, sprouts are a nootropic. living on the farm alone with just my dog makes the experiment feasible. there is no family or friend influence. someone goading me to go out and eat or worse drink for example. though i fancy a red wine, i’m leaving that to consume after any market successes simply as a reward.

i lost 0.75 pounds since yesterday as well. five consecutive days on a nootropics fast is likely to give me four pounds weight loss. Saturday and Sunday i can resume the evolved 30-day Sprout and Turmeric diet, which by it self is already extraordinary when comparing foods i ate last year.

a well sleep with 100mcg

the typical forum recommendation is to take 200mcg Modafinil in early morning alternate days of the week. as i stated yesterday, that was likely for someone on a SAD diet. the 100mcg taken at the break of dawn worked well. i’m going to experiment having a nootropic fast consecutive days Monday through Friday. until i can setup a Zeos like EEG monitoring device to remain objective, my sleep last night appeared fine. the night before was spotty due to the full cup of concentrated French Press coffee two mornings ago. as expected, my conceptual proficiency the entire yesterday waned. still got good programming work done though just plodding through a desired POC chat configuration with lots of moving parts.

Pinky and the Brain, connecting efficiency in thought and a nootropic fast

i personally know few vegans let alone any one on the planet who is conducting similar diet experiments. my assumption is someone on a nootropic fast similar to the one i’ve evolved is likely to have an efficiency in thought. all the programmer folks i know are likely to shrug without a second thought. i remember as an 11 year old kid at the dinner table going on about beautiful mathematical trigonometric and geometry constructs and then hearing “pass the beans please” … has happened ever since, ad nauseam.

though a nootropic fast is a far cry for every demographic diet breakdown in the U.S. One Green Planet reports “According to a Harris Interactive study commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group, approximately five percent of the U.S. is vegetarian (close to 16 million people) and about half of these vegetarians are vegan.” in 2014 the U.S. had a 2.5% vegan population. that’s encouraging! say the percent of vegans wanting to fast is 1%. that means the greatest likelihood of anyone trying this evolved nootropic fast is in the order of 0.025% of the population. the U.S. 2016 population is 323,730,000. say also the likelihood of a vegan who is going to fast and try this evolved nootropic fast is 10% (note that’s a generous percent). so the number of souls who have the potential to brave this evolved nootropic fast is 8093 actualized people (= 323,730,000 U.S. population x 0.025 vegans x 0.01 vegans desiring to fast x 0.10 fasting vegans trying the evolved nootropic fast).

yes, i’m saying actualized. when’s the last time someone expressed to me they are actualized? i mean that aside from day-to-day mishaps. for example, your friend says that and one minute later stubs his toe. is he still actualized?

from my college days being party to kids forming organizations i know that a core of two or three visionary and driven people suffices to create a thriving organization where all the other kids are following directions. that’s a potential of at least 2697 stellar U.S. organizations in the likes of Google, Apple, Oracle, Facebook, etc.. and what’s the risk? aside from a careful approach to Modafinil, i can only think of an initial two days of a hunger pang and after that it’s coasting. say the “happy day” scenario of fasting vegans adopting the evolved nootropic fast is instead 1%. that’s still a potential of 269 stellar U.S. organizations or 809 folks in the likes of Steve Jobs (who was vegan as well). hey why not! a correlation?

happenings of a nootropic vegan diet == power.

the audacity of dreaming!


Android phone to phone chat is now working, yaa! it was an amazingly code intensive long path getting to this point. almost every turn was a high investment in time and effort. this first iteration is not to be released on Google Play. will release an app later with a streamlining screen flow UX.