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  1. The best I've ever felt in my adult life was the...

    The best I've ever felt in my adult life was the two times I adopted a really low fat diet for a significant amount of time. I also shed tons of weight. My belief system got co-opted (along with...
  2. Based on the article title, I wasn't expecting to...

    Based on the article title, I wasn't expecting to see Melvin Konner's name. I read one of his earlier books back in the late 80's or early 90's. He was an Anthropology professor at Harvard and then...
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    Thanks for the link! There are some foods on...

    Thanks for the link! There are some foods on there I wouldn't have considered.

    Urban Forager, I've wanted to add bone broth to my diet but the batches I made were inedible to me, although my...
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    Inflammation pain and colon cleansinig

    I have a lot of body pain that I largely attribute to inflammation (CRP scores are off the chart) caused by my horrible diet. About 5 weeks ago I had a colonoscopy and I noticed that during the prep...
  5. I've been "cracking my back" by using the backs...

    I've been "cracking my back" by using the backs of chairs, foam rollers, medicine balls, Swiss balls, pillows, etc... for over 30 years and it is not the same as going to a chiropractor. On days...
  6. Thread: Legumes

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    Thanks! I'll have to try that. It's not that...

    Thanks! I'll have to try that. It's not that different from what I've been doing. I buy pre-seasoned fajita chicken tenders and cook them in a pan. I poor 1 can of black beans, 1 can of whole...
  7. Thread: Legumes

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    Care to share? I recently started making black...

    Care to share?

    I recently started making black bean and corn salsa and decided to eat it with no guilt. My blood glucose went from 185 to 118 in two days. I think the whole "carbs are poison"...
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    Thanks! Five to ten reps is a good comfort...

    Thanks!

    Five to ten reps is a good comfort zone for me so that works out well.

    I weigh 400 lbs and have degenerative disk disease so I don't plan to ever do heavy back squats again but I don't...
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    This thread is perfectly timed for me and...

    This thread is perfectly timed for me and probably started by the best person possible. Has your reading of the research shown any differences between higher weight/lower rep workouts versus lower...
  10. Thread: The Iron

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    I've always loved this essay but the above quote...

    I've always loved this essay but the above quote simply cannot be beat.
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    I'm convinced that a barbell based program, like...

    I'm convinced that a barbell based program, like Starting Strength, is one of the core activities we should include in our workouts. However, I have orthopedic issues that make it very hard to do...
  12. There are many songs that do this to me. Some...

    There are many songs that do this to me. Some deep and inspirational, some just mindless pop music.

    I can't access Youtube to make links but check out:

    Dead Can Dance: Rakim
    Dead Can Dance:...
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    I've always found that my face is very sensitive...

    I've always found that my face is very sensitive to what lubricant I use and much less so for what razor.

    I frequent a website called Rivendell Bicycle Works, which is owned by an eccentric...
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    I've always been fascinated by people who are...

    I've always been fascinated by people who are rebels for rebellion's sake. If you are truly independent you don't need to rebel because you really just don't care what the establishment thinks or...
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    Well, my September plan for change was a major...

    Well, my September plan for change was a major false start and I've only felt worse since then. I completed a 10-week cycle of treatment with mixed results but now I have new health insurance and a...
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    I would travel just long enough to find a place...

    I would travel just long enough to find a place with a nice year-round climate, low crime, lots of wide open space, lots of dirt roads leading to great scenery and plenty of solitude. I would buy...
  17. I've decided to take an anti-inflammatory...

    I've decided to take an anti-inflammatory approach to health and the book I picked up is "The Inflammation Syndrome" by Jack Challum. I don't think he gives a comprehensive list but rather provides...
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    Definitely a pencil neck. You know when an...

    Definitely a pencil neck. You know when an artist does a caricature portrait they exaggerate unusual features? This was done back in the 1990's. I had just had oral surgery and had a large gap...
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    Yesterday, I felt the first stirrings of progress...

    Yesterday, I felt the first stirrings of progress from my HRT so I'm optimistic that it will work. I was told 2 weeks to see any real changes and it's only been 5 days. The exercise program is...
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    Corwin's journey

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    Tuesday, Sept 24, 2013.

    Current weight: 400lbs +

    I recently started a new hormone replacement therapy that I’m optimistic will be successful, unlike the therapy I’ve followed...
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    I'm going to try this again

    I've been wanting to switch to a Primal/Paleo way of eating for several years but always get easily derailed when I start. It's time to try again.

    I've been obese my entire life (mid 200's on a...
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    Agreed. Some guys like the toned look and some...

    Agreed. Some guys like the toned look and some of us like the soft look. Both pictures look great!
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    Most doctors don't know squat about testosterone...

    Most doctors don't know squat about testosterone and/or they are terrified of the whole prostate issue (possibly a phenonmenon similar to the lethality of saturated fat) and/or prescribing...
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    It took me a long time to acquire a taste for...

    It took me a long time to acquire a taste for coffee but now I love the stuff! I usually take a big mug and pour heavy cream into it until I can no longer see the bottom. I then grind my coffee...
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    I haven't strength trained in a long time but the...

    I haven't strength trained in a long time but the OHP was always my favorite out of the SS lifts. In an untrained state I generally start around 70 lbs and I don't remember how high I got when I did...
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