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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.

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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