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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

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.