Well, as expected, sort of, a day of very high fat and almost no carbs and I’m doing bathroom sprints. Aren’t you glad I shared? My usual eating has much higher protein and much less fat intensive foods.
On May 30th, I wrote that it was day 12 without aspartame. That was one habit that was easy to break. I didn’t even realize how long it had been until I looked in my cupboard and wondered what the box in the far right back corner was. It was the generic Equal I had been using. Stevia is fine and made the switch painless. Only having six cups of coffee in the last 23 days didn’t hurt either, as far as ditching aspartame.
As far as ditching coffee? Well, it’s good to know I can at the very least, drink a whole lot less if I want to do so. But, I really do love the stuff. Sigh…
I haven’t read the news in a couple of days. Let’s see what’s out there:
BBC News - Computer mouse inventor Doug Engelbart dies at 88
The inventor of the computer mouse, Doug Engelbart, has died aged 88.
Engelbart developed the tool in the 1960s as a wooden shell covering two metal wheels, patenting it long before the mouse's widespread use.
He also worked on early incarnations of email, word processing and video teleconferences at a California research institute.
BBC News - Tiny stem-cell livers grown in laboratory
Tiny functioning human livers have been grown from stem cells in the laboratory by scientists in Japan.
They said they were "gobsmacked" when liver buds, the earliest stage of the organ's development, formed spontaneously.
The team, reporting their findings in Nature, hope that transplanting thousands of liver buds could reverse liver failure
Does this mean I can be a lush and then mail order one of the tiny livers for transplant?
New Study of Primates' 15 Million Year Genetic History Could Help Understand HIV, Autism : News : University Herald
University of Washington (UW) researchers have revealed the history and evolution of great apes over the last 15 million years, according to a press release on the school's website.
The results will likely help right away and in the future for preservation efforts aiming to maintain natural genetic diversity. The study was conducted with samples from 17 apes born in the wild and in captivity representing all six species and seven subspecies.
Blue Whales Hate Military Sonar; Many Get Stranded After Fleeing From The Noise : Science : Headlines & Global News
Brain stimulation at any age may slow memory decline
It's never too early to start protecting your brain power, a new study suggests.
Reading, writing and participating in other brain-stimulating activities at any age may protect your memory later in life, according to the research. The study, which tracked 294 individuals, is published online in the July 3 issue of Neurology.
BBC News - Arizona wildfire remains out of control
Statue of Liberty reopens for Independence Day - CNN.com There’s a slideshow of the statue’s history with the story.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/us...mail.html?_r=0 U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement - Big Brother is watching you, you dangerous bookstore owner, you. Especially if the big bad govt once labelled a group you were a part of as ecoterrorists so they could use the UnPatriot Act to spy on you.
Identifying different species and subspecies of various forums:
The Exclamation Pointers – every question or piece of information they have is so serious or amazing that they have to end it with an exclamation point.
A subspecies of the The Exclamation Pointers are the All Caps HELPers. Every zit, chin hair, oddly colored bowel movement, or broken fingernail requires the community’s HELP!
Paleo and Primal haters. Generally these are boys/girls who once upon a time ate so low carb by following a guru that they got unhealthy. Now they can’t help but post here and tell everyone that we should all eat lots of sugar. Oh, and they’ve found a new guru, because the idea of taking an individual, logical and moderate approach to health totally escapes them.
The There’s Always an Excuse-ers. I want to be primal but my family/boyfriend/husband/coworkers keep ___________. I want to be primal, but I don’t like the food you people eat.
Newbies Who Apparently Don’t Know What a Search is or Does. Usually goes hand in hand with Boardies Who Think the Start Here Button is For Everyone Except Them.
Know It Alls. These folks aren’t all bad. If you have time to read through their almost always verbose* posts, there is an occasional nugget of info. Or as an old country boy I know says, “Even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes.” So, I like Know It Alls, even when I don’t like them.
*Yeah, I know: pot, kettle, black.
My Way is the Only Way-ers. Again, mostly youngsters, mostly male because as we all know, there is nothing wiser than a 20-something male.
The I’m Going to Ask My Question 50 Different Ways Until Someone Tells Me That Tootsie Rolls (for e.g.) are Primal.
The Trolls. Every board/forum has them. They love to see people argue with each other. I try very hard not to feed them, but I’m only human, and occasionally one sucks me in.
But the best are Everyone Else. We come from all different backgrounds and countries, we share ideas, recipes, and stories about our lives and families. And we pretty much have a healthy respect for Primal, whether we are 100% or 80% or even just 50%. There are subspecies here, but they’re all good: Kind, Funny, Helpful. And every day in every way, we’re getting better and better.