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  • I dunno, but wasn't it Knifegill who was complaining a few months back of looking prematurely aged on a ketogenic diet?
    I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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    • Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
      I dunno, but wasn't it Knifegill who was complaining a few months back of looking prematurely aged on a ketogenic diet?
      He was, and he tried to reintroduce fruit, looked like he was pregnant, and decided it was teh coffee (?). Apparently he looks young again now...

      Mark is a terrible advocate for skin and low carbing though - I nearly fell off my chair when I read he's 58. Literally thought he was close to 70...
      "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

      In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

      - Ray Peat

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      • Raising Body Temp
        Entry Twelve: Tired

        Writing late cos' I was in transit last night.

        Sleep:
        Mammoth sleep: 10.30pm - 9.30am. Then took a nap at 3pm - 4pm.

        Temperature:
        Woke up at 36.5C, sat around 36.6C all day.

        Energy and mood:
        I woke up feeling depressed. I haven't felt that in quite a while. Like: "not-able-to-get-out-of-bed Depressed". And exhausted. I couldn't muster the energy to get up to pee / make coffee / eat.

        At 2ish I eventually crawled out of bed and made food. Food usually makes me feel better (which is why I've been so addicted to it) but after eating (ground beef, potatoes) I felt even worse, and I went back to sleep. I had to catch a flight in the evening and it was a struggle to make it.

        I crash frequently enough: sometimes worse than others. Every now and again I collapse and sleep for 36 hours. I think the longest I slept for was 48 hours...!

        Writing this down, I can see how intimately linked mood and energy are. I feel depressed when I don't have energy. And usually a crash is preceded by a binge. But I didn't binge this time. I did eat a lot the night before.

        And how much of it is stress? I was doing well until I got my results last Friday: I was tired, but I was pushing through it and doing stuff. Then I got caught up in the whirlwind of stress and have been on the edge of Oz ever since.

        Final Thoughts:
        I'm changing the focus of the journal again. I keep applying protocols to improve my life without acknowledging my consistent lack of energy. Then I write that I'm exhausted, and I blame the protocol, but the reality is that the exhaustion was always there.

        I'm going to observe the correlation between my energy, mood, diet/hunger, sleep, temperature and stress. I will continue to wear warm clothes, and chart my temperature, but will reduce the import of body temp. While I think Steve is great, he's a bit tunnel visioned. I want to take a holistic approach now. Supporting thyroid health through diet, meditating for stress, walking and yoga for gentle exercise... Suggestions welcome!

        On another note, I'm back in Ireland again, but this time for a party to mark the anniversary of my friend who died of cancer last year. The party is tomorrow. I don't want to go.

        In addition, I'm staying with my mum, who found out last week that she has a lump on her spine. It's so hard to see her suffering like this. And no one gives her any support: the rest of my family just take from her, which means she leans heavily on me. Which is fine, but it's frustrating that I can't do anything except try to force her to eat by cooking her favourite meals.

        Well... at least I'm happy with my hair!

        Last edited by YogaBare; 04-26-2013, 02:42 AM.
        "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

        In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

        - Ray Peat

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        • Priddy hair
          I might well be speaking out of turn, and possibly will get shot down (eek)... but perhaps this focus on food/temperature etc is a displacement activity? I find that food is something I can control and I get most rigid - in any direction - when I realise afterwards that at that point it was the only thing I could control. Could it be that your body is holding a lot of grief, for instance? I just wonder if there's something else that you're carrying or working through beneath the level/layers of what I put on/in my body. I think a few more doses of self kindness would not go amiss, whatever the truth of the matter is.
          I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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          • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
            SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSUGAR

            Okay Derp and Zach, have a question for you.

            In last last week I'e been writing that the skin on my hands and under my eyes is getting really fragile and looks like it's losing elasticity. Then I read this (it comes from ehow, but still...):


            I know this is everything you fight against, but what makes you so sure?
            Efficient promotion of glucose metabolism through ATP production. Sugar helps stimulate the thyroid which gets everything moving in the right direction. All anti-aging mechanisms in your body are linked. Youth hormones through thyroid, efficient use of nutrients like vitamin a, e, copper, etc;
            Make America Great Again

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            • Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
              Priddy hair
              I might well be speaking out of turn, and possibly will get shot down (eek)... but perhaps this focus on food/temperature etc is a displacement activity? I find that food is something I can control and I get most rigid - in any direction - when I realise afterwards that at that point it was the only thing I could control. Could it be that your body is holding a lot of grief, for instance? I just wonder if there's something else that you're carrying or working through beneath the level/layers of what I put on/in my body. I think a few more doses of self kindness would not go amiss, whatever the truth of the matter is.
              Why would you get shot down?! Please do contribute - I appreciate it All suggestions are welcome here (except for ones to eat more fat )

              You're right about displacement activities... Tunnel vision is a pitfall with any N=1. The reason I've gotten so focused on healing the body is cos I've extensively explored the spiritual and psychological routes. I defintely do have a lot of grief but I've spent so many years processing it. How much grief can I have? I feel like I"m going in circles.

              The ultimate approach is probably an integration of body-mind-spirit, but I'm not quite sure how to do that. Which is why it might be better to step back and observe for a while...
              "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

              In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

              - Ray Peat

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              • Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                Efficient promotion of glucose metabolism through ATP production. Sugar helps stimulate the thyroid which gets everything moving in the right direction. All anti-aging mechanisms in your body are linked. Youth hormones through thyroid, efficient use of nutrients like vitamin a, e, copper, etc;
                Encyclo-Derp-ia: I trust it more than ehow
                "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                - Ray Peat

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                • GOT

                  On a completely unrelated note, I've started reading "Game of Thrones" I didn't think I would bother cos' the series is so good, but at the end of the second series I got disenchanted with some of the character development (eg. Theon Grayjoy) and wanted more depth.

                  And I've totally gotten into it! The characterisation is so much interesting. I LOVE Jon Snow in the book - he's bad ass. In the series he's an irritating, sniveling twerp. I don't know how fans of the book can tolerate him...

                  Also so nice getting more history about the Targaryens. I actually feel sorry for Viserys now...
                  "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                  In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                  - Ray Peat

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                  • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                    GOT

                    On a completely unrelated note, I've started reading "Game of Thrones" I didn't think I would bother cos' the series is so good, but at the end of the second series I got disenchanted with some of the character development (eg. Theon Grayjoy) and wanted more depth.

                    And I've totally gotten into it! The characterisation is so much interesting. I LOVE Jon Snow in the book - he's bad ass. In the series he's an irritating, sniveling twerp. I don't know how fans of the book can tolerate him...

                    Also so nice getting more history about the Targaryens. I actually feel sorry for Viserys now...
                    This post made me so fricken happy! Too bad you watched the show first because now you have the charactors already created for you. IMO the show is a pathetic attempt at recreating these books and also some of the charactors are completely wrong. Gregor Clegon, Mance Rayder, Roose Bolton, Tyreon (although hes awesome still), are all complete let downs from the book. I also cant stand how the book gives such amazing details of the knights armor and certain castles and other things like the white walkers and the show completely drops the ball on these details. The show also completely skips over important details or changes parts completely. Mainly with Deanarys and most recently woth Theon and Rooses Bastard/Reek.

                    They did get a few charactors right, Arya, The hound, Jamie and Daenarys for sure. And its just nice to be able to watch something even if its completely bastardized. And Tyreon completely makes it worth watching.

                    Whew, ok enough bitching. You will love the books! The only problem is the last two wont be out for years, perhaps ever! Id have to kill myself if i cant finish the series.

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                    • Originally posted by Zach View Post
                      This post made me so fricken happy! Too bad you watched the show first because now you have the charactors already created for you. IMO the show is a pathetic attempt at recreating these books and also some of the charactors are completely wrong. Gregor Clegon, Mance Rayder, Roose Bolton, Tyreon (although hes awesome still), are all complete let downs from the book. I also cant stand how the book gives such amazing details of the knights armor and certain castles and other things like the white walkers and the show completely drops the ball on these details. The show also completely skips over important details or changes parts completely. Mainly with Deanarys and most recently woth Theon and Rooses Bastard/Reek.

                      They did get a few charactors right, Arya, The hound, Jamie and Daenarys for sure. And its just nice to be able to watch something even if its completely bastardized. And Tyreon completely makes it worth watching.

                      Whew, ok enough bitching. You will love the books! The only problem is the last two wont be out for years, perhaps ever! Id have to kill myself if i cant finish the series.
                      Ha - actually I prefer to watch the movie version of a book first! I feel that amazing literature will always be amazing, but a great film can be ruined by a good book! (I know: I'm an anomaly ) And I'm actually able to separate the book from the film in my head: all the character look different in my imagination to the actors. (not hugely surprising, considering my career: I have to be able to do that shit).

                      I think Arya is a COMPLETE let down from teh book! SHe annoys the hell out of me in teh series... she's such a cliché. I used to love Tyrion, but his character isn't going anywhere anymore... But other characters (like Jamie) are devloping, so that keeps it interesting.

                      Also - Ned Stark is only 35 in the book, wtf?! Wish they had chosen a younger actress for Kat - I hate that haggy woman and her old woman voice...
                      "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                      In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                      - Ray Peat

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                      • Good video on the importance of anger:

                        Why anger is essential for happiness
                        Last edited by YogaBare; 04-26-2013, 12:25 PM.
                        "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                        In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                        - Ray Peat

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                        • Read this (via Fit and Feminist) and thought it might resonate with you.
                          I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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                          • Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
                            Read this (via Fit and Feminist) and thought it might resonate with you.
                            Thanks... it's true. Personally I got in great shape when I was doing yoga every day. But I was undereating so...
                            "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                            In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                            - Ray Peat

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                            • Third Fad: Fuck the Fads

                              Entry One: Starting Over (all over again)

                              I keep applying protocols to "fix me" but the problem is that I'm compartmentalising symptoms without an overall picture. It's like tinkering with a car engine after driving blindfolded.

                              It's another new chapter in the journal. This time, a fad is not the focus. The last thing I need is a framework for obsessiveness!

                              This is about easing up.

                              I am sure now that my body goes in a cycle of stress-insomnia-cravings-energy crashes-depression, but I have never taken time to just watch and observe it. I'm just going to observe the correlation between my energy, mood, food/hunger, sleep, temperature, fitness, body and stress. At times I will mix things up and see how I respond to control factors, like intense exercise, or calorie restriction, but for the most part I am going to stick to regular eating, gentle exercise, and meditation.

                              Also, I'm easing up on my dietary restrictions. Right now I'm no gluten, no pufa, no legumes, very few vegetables, limited fruit... I just feel myself going down another rabbit hole. Over-thinking everything I eat, and limiting one thing makes me over-consume on another. Apart from my hair looking good, nothing seems to be working anyway. It makes me sad to think that this time last year I was 14lbs lighter, had no cellulite, and way fewer wrinkles. My cholesterol has gone from 6 to 10.4. I feel like I've aged five years in one. I'll stay gluten-free, as I'm pretty sure it gives me acne, and soy-free, as there's too much compelling information against it, but other than that I'm aiming for balance and an end to orthorexia.


                              She looks like she's eating bread...
                              Last edited by YogaBare; 04-27-2013, 07:21 AM.
                              "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                              In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                              - Ray Peat

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                              • For yesterday:

                                Sleep:
                                12.30pm - 8.30am (or 9.30am - can't remember): 8/9 hours. Two huge sleeps in a row! Looks like my body really is exhausted.

                                Temperature:
                                No thermometer today.

                                Energy and mood:
                                Completely exhausted again. I spent most of the day dragging myself from downstairs to my sofa upstairs. Work and emails were a serious struggle. I couldn't even make my mum breakfast or help her cook. I read my book and mooched around.

                                Felt pretty low that my energy was so shit.

                                Body:
                                From morning time, I was extremely bloated. Must have been what I ate the day before. OJ?
                                Hair - Great
                                Skin - A little less dry, but lines under eyes are definitely more pronounced
                                Nails - Getting stronger.
                                Lips - Unchapped.
                                Keratosis pilaris: Slightly raised.
                                Bit of a head cold.

                                Food / Hunger / Cravings
                                Quite hungry today.

                                9am - Breakfast: Broth with two slices beef.
                                11am - Snack: Banana
                                2pm - Lunch: 150g paté, three tomatoes
                                5pm - Snack: Banana
                                7pm - Dinner: Tuna steak, cod, mash potato with bacon rinds, homemade BBQ sauce.
                                1 square dark chocolate.
                                1 litre Coconut water, two coffees, one raspberry tea.

                                Cravings: Really craving wheat today! Majorly overate at dinner: had a small mountain of mash potato with BBQ sauce. Had some chocolate cravings too, but one square dark choc was enough. All cravings ended when I had a cup of raspberry tea with honey. Raspberry tea is really warming, and great for circulation. Was I craving thermic heat from food?

                                Fitness:
                                Did nothing.

                                Stress:
                                Nope.

                                Final Thoughts:
                                Last edited by YogaBare; 04-27-2013, 05:30 AM.
                                "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                                In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                                - Ray Peat

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