This is documented and researched. However, the relationship between the immune system and mental health is pretty overlooked. I'd suggest you read this article: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/29/opinion/sunday/schizophrenia-psychiatric-disorders-immune-system.html
It talks a lot about the interaction between the immune system and mental health. It also has some starting points if you want to read further.
It's also behind a paywall. If you're having issues with that, this extension worked for me: https://github.com/iamadamdev/bypass-paywalls-chrome
Dual-n-back is pretty applicable for working memory increases. Try brain workshop.
And why are you not interested in Nootropics? Nootropics + dual-n-back will give you the best results (full disclosure I own a Nootropics company and am also a nootropics researcher).
See a study like this for more info: “Combined therapy was most effective in patients whose baseline performance on memory tests was lowest. The best results were observed with 4.8 g of piracetam, especially when training sessions began after 6 weeks of drug treatment. This result was confirmed by the global impression of the principal investigator.
Unfortunately it's not longer available, but there are ones up there that look identical. This one has identical looking controller and remote. (Though I've never used the remote on mine.)
Advice if you get one:
1) Wear long underwear and socks. It gets really hot and having the blanket against bare skin is unpleasant. The underwear can also soak up sweat.
2) Lay down on a towel. Can also soak up sweat and useful for wiping the blanket down after sessions.
3) Wipe it down after sessions. :) I also use a little bit of febreeze afterwards too.
No major difference except having a full panel would have more power over a larger surface area vs one of those bulbs. If you're relatively handy, you could probably rig up a setup with several of those bulbs for a relatively comparable effect.
I actually have that bulb and used it for testicles and some minor injuries but recently upgraded to this for full body treatment.
It's a lot more affordable than a joov but has nearly the same specs.
Intermittent fasting. Can't get post meal grogginess if you don't have one. I've been doing it so long I don't start to get hungry till well past 1 or 2. It seems like time management might be part of you problem so here's this time blocking software https://clockify.me that helped me a lot.
Dr. David Sinclair advocates in his book (no affiliate) for NMN as an NAD booster.
My own experience (31F) is that niacin makes me flush and feel uncomfortable, and that's a common complaint. That said, niacin much, much cheaper than NMN, which is why I think a lot of people cross their fingers that it's a good alternative.
Take note that taking large doses of sustained-release niacin over a long period of time can cause liver damage.
All that said, my non-medical advice is that if niacin is making your quality of life worse, you might want to try an alternative.
Vitamin D injections are more expensive b/c they are convenient only administered once a year. Your insurance should cover them if you've been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder.
If it doesn't you can just supplement oral vitamin d which is pretty affordable $6 on amazon for a 120 day supply, so it costs less than a quarter a day to substantially improve your health. Spending at least 15 mins outdoors in nature and getting some sunlight is always ideal, but if you can't this is the next best thing.
This is my book review of a Biohacking book, like Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss, the book is a refined version of Dave Asprey’s podcast, you could learn everything in this book by just listening to the Bulletproof podcast.
So you could of course save yourself the $12 and the 9 hours of reading by just listening to all his podcast episodes, but this book does a really great job of summarizing the best Biohacks discussed in the podcast and putting them in a holistic context of optimizing your Mitochondria. I don’t recommend you buy and read every book I review, but this book I really do!
The common criticism you hear of Dave Asprey is that: he pitches his own products too often! He does pitch his products often during his podcast but I would say that just about 15% of this book is him talking the Bulletproof products and often he gave alternatives, because not everyone can afford or easily get their hands on Bulletproof products.
This is great time blocking software that's free & will make it easy to visualize your time & how you are using it in addition to planning it's use better. It sounds like you're just procrastinating with your dick. Procrastination is very much about fear & anxiety, specifically you either expect to fail or succeed & your fear of failing (according to that expectation or in spite of it) leads you to delay because you can't fail in the moment if you refuse to act. Masturbation just happens to be the activity you have chosen to procrastinate with. Addressing your masturbation habit alone will only lead your underlying procrastination to manifest in new ways. Have you considered the fact that it's not actually necessary for you to concern yourself with your potential failure or success? In fact it only increases your anxiety at your own expense.
As an herbalist, I love to help my animal friends.
With an older dog showing signs of arthritis give them glucosamine. It helps with joint inflammation. I give one tablet a day to a dog 50 pounds or larger. For pain give your dog 1 buffered aspirin (50 lbs or larger) when needed. (Walmart is the only one who sells it these days). Do not give your dogs any other pain medicines or aspirins unless directed by their vet.
Now some vets will tell you not to give your dog buffered aspirin for all aspirin is bad. Buffered is only okay because it is gentle on their stomach and organs where as regular or coated aspirin can cause organ failure in dogs. SO BE CAREFUL. In my experience, when given in moderation on an only when needed basis my dogs did excellent on it and it cost $5 instead of $45 for the vet's medication.
The best way to give dogs pills is to wrap it in lunch meat or cheese, but for those pick-apart eaters, grind the pills up and sprinkle on their dog food and add warm water and mix to dissolve.
For anxiety in both cats and dogs give them Valerian Root. 1 capsule per 10 pounds. This is a pungent-smelling herb but is soothing to cats and dogs. I mix it in with their food. This is also a wonderful herb to help cats know their play areas as it is just like catnip, but it calms them.
These are a few of the remedies I do and recommend as these are the most asked questions I get.
Of course, I should have stated that.
Supplement by Swanson.
700 mg per serving (that's 2 caps), three times a day.
Supplement by Swanson.
700 mg per serving (that's 2 caps), three times a day.
You could spend a lot of money or just buy a cheap one on Amazon like I did. You just on lay your back on them. They release muscle tension in the back and stimulate the release of endorphins.
Complete Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set (Gray) with Carry Bag https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08HSG9PHL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_RDN8HTFR06PF71PG61M5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Red light therapy is probably the most impactful! You can get started with a small cheap unit like this one that works well: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085S6D8HC
If you're interested in finding something EVEN cheaper, wouldn't this be ideal?
This one works pretty well.
Glad to hear you're enjoying red light therapy and are happy with the Platinum LED BIOMAX900!
If you're ever interested in trying another panel, we are a small business that just launched our new 300W panel on Amazon. The wavelengths of our panel at 660 and 850nm, it has a really high irradiance (>200mW/cm2 at the surface), built in cooling fan, low EMF emissions, and comes with a sturdy hanging kit and door mount. We sell it for only $250, since we found that a lot of the lights out there are just really over priced.
Check it out if interested at Hooga 300W Red Near Infrared Light Therapy Device otherwise, enjoy the benefits of red light therapy with your BIOMAX900 :)
I looked up the bulbs used in the tests done by SaunaSpace and found out they were identical to the Phillips IR bulbs and a fraction of the price.
A few of those bulbs and some clamps like back in high school science class and I had a pretty nice setup in the shower. I hop out of bed and walk 10 feet to the shower sauna. Im not a doctor, so don't take any of this as medical advice, but odds are not in your favor if you use the shower for showering at the same time.
I noticed in the winter it wasn't getting as hot so I got a roll of this stuff and lined the shower. Problem solved.
I use these sometimes in bed if my nostrils are a little stuffy. They work great.
Try F.lux. Free and works wonders. Also grab a pair of blue light blocking glasses. Best and most affordable I’ve found are these. And a bonus for iPhone users, this little gem I use every day after dinner.
Get the $10 UVEX glasses off amazon. They look like safety glasses. Work GREAT. My oven clock is blue I cant even read the numbers with the glasses on because it cuts out 95% of blue light.
No a phone app won't do anything for you. You need a heavy duty intense light set up to receive appropriate light dosage. This book was good read if you are interested in light therapy.
The Ultimate Guide To Red Light Therapy: How to Use Red and Near-Infrared Light Therapy for Anti-Aging, Fat Loss, Muscle Gain, Performance, and Brain Optimization https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FJNZ821/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_U1uJBb49KPEV7
My name is John Chau and I'm a Surgical Neurophsyiologist who recently published a book by the name Neuro Alchemy. I included within it, the stories and the science behind topics such as brain health optimization and an entire chapter on medical grade lasers, infrared light, photobiomodulation, red light therapy, and so forth, and other organic healing light wave therapies. I hope you can find it an enjoyable read and discover how athletes use these laser lights to heal their bodies! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CWD65TV
My name is John Chau and I'm a Surgical Neurophsyiologist who recently published a book by the name Neuro Alchemy. I included within it, the stories and the science behind topics such as brain health optimization and an entire chapter on medical grade lasers, infrared light, photobiomodulation, red light therapy, and so forth, and other organic healing light wave therapies. I hope you can find it an enjoying read to see how athletes use light to heal their bodies! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CWD65TV
Is all you guys Google broke?
I got this one, but if you're not into how it looks like something an electritian would use, there's another one that looks like a little ipod. I guess it fits better in your pockets, but I don't know why anyone would use it in public.
The first one takes type C batteries and the later is charged through a usb cable. The one that takes batteries won't run out of juice for several months even if you use it often. As for the second one, some people didn't like that it had smaller cathodes (the things that hold the wet sponge).
Check out GAPS. It may not be a cure all, but it will help you. There are great videos and free resources to learn more. I’ve used it for brain fog and energy. The doctor originally came up with it for ADHD.
Hi, my name is John Chau. I am a surgical neurophysiologist who published a book called Neuro Alchemy detailing all of the science and stories behind new neurostimulation modalities that are shown by science to help heal the brain and improve functioning. I hope you can all enjoy this read and find it stimulating! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CWD65TV
Hi, my name is John Chau. I am a surgical neurophysiologist who published a book called Neuro Alchemy detailing all of the science and stories behind new neurostimulation modalities that are shown by science to help heal the brain and improve functioning.
I have an entire chapter within this book dedicated to help people discover tDCS. I hope you can all enjoy this read and find it stimulating! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CWD65TV
The simplest thing to do is to mimic the light conditions outdoors--when the sun goes down, make your home as dim as possible, and wear some 100%-blue-blocking glasses that cover your whole field of vision like Uvex Skyper--I paid $10 for my pair a decade ago and they're still going strong.
If you don't want to be that hardcore, I think aiming to get the light as dim as possible at least an hour before your target bedtime will get you most of the way there.
You might be skeptical at first, but the best solution is a sunless tanning oil with DHA like this one. It's not a traditional dye, instead it causes a chemical reaction in the top layers of your skin that produces a very convincing tan. From everything I've read it is a very well studied and safe. Mix 1 or 2 drops into your sunscreen each day and you'll get the results your looking for. I was in the same boat, was conflicted about forcing myself to get sun but didn't want skin damage. This worked perfectly for me.
The whole point of blue-blocking lenses, at least as far as circadian rhythm is concerned, is to block out all of the rays of the spectra that wouldn't normally be visible after sundown--think twilight and candlelight.
Uvex Skyper are $12. They'll block all blue light and most green, as well. Crucially, they easily cover your whole field of vision. My one pair has lasted me more than a decade. That kind of value is just unbeatable.
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Pretty much no one injecting an ilegally obtained peptide will go to the doctor and have data collected on himself, smh.
Regarding the growth factor thing, I believe you have no understanding of how cellular signaling works. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Role-of-%CE%B1-MSH-MC1R-cAMP-Signaling-Pathway-in-the-in-Li-Xu/4fcf653898e06307fea05039c26fee9cc5fca988
Organic certification is for agricultural stuff, crops and livestock. Most ingredients in sunscreen cannot be organic by definition.
I like this one.
I like these, which are orange. I figure they get you pretty close to candle/firelight color ranges, and afford a little more visibility than the deep red lenses. I wonder whether the more extreme option might yield greater sleep benefits, though.
You may as well go whole hog and get these--I've had them for over a decade, and while they're a little scratched at this point they've held up great. It's hard to argue with $12 a pair per decade. I can personally assure you that they make blue light literally invisible--you can put them on and blue LEDs will completely disappear. A lot of the "blue blocking glasses" I see being sold are clearly trendy me-too products, and are so lightly tinted that it's obvious they aren't blocking very much blue light at all.
That last 5% may or may not make a big difference, and there probably aren't really any studies that will tell you one way or another. I think it varies by individual just how sensitive one is to blue light. Everyone's got intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells in their eyes, which have a shortcut to the brain's master clock and are most sensitive to blue light--that's how the circadian rhythm is photically mediated. It might be the case that even a little bit of blue light at the wrong time could have an effect. Who knows, so the most conservative thing to do is eliminate it entirely. One thing is certain: there were zero potential sources of blue light after sundown in the ancestral environment.
They aren’t fancy. Mine were used… the short ones fit in the middle feet of my bed. Measure your bed feet first.
Utopia Bedding Adjustable Bed... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073WFCV1L?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I just tried a month of NMN - this brand called Vitamin Shower which I don't know but I checked and they seem legit.
Myself and my girlfriend both took it every morning, 500mg, for 30 days. We are both late thirties.
I can't say I noticed any benefit. My energy levels already are pretty good and I can't say I noticed any change during those thirty days. My girlfriend said the same.
It's kind of expensive so based on this month of testing I currently don't think I'll use it again. Maybe in another decade it will be more useful to me.
Or possibly the brand we used is not good, which is always a suspicion when trying out supplements.
Home RO user here, too. $200 for this one, the filters end up costing some $50 a year. Lack of minerals really isn't an issue so long as your diet is adequate, although I do like to add a tiny bit of magnesium to mine to enhance coffee extraction.
Look into CBT for Treatment of social anxiety
If you dont have access to therapy you can use the techniques by yourself it is relatively straight Forward
I have no proof but based on my studies, it doesn't matter. However, time of meditation does. As in, how many min/hours have you meditated in the last day/month/year/10 years is very significant. Huberman points to some study that 13 minutes per day of focusing on a point behind your eyes has measurable impacts but I read this book called Altered Traits (turns out I do have a reference https://www.amazon.com/Altered-Traits-Science-Reveals-Meditation/dp/0399184384) and based on that, lifetime hours meditating is a critical factor.
You can get the benefits from a variety of plant sources by pouring hot water over pieces of dried roots (rhizome) and other parts of the plant to make a tisane (a tea that doesn't necessarily contain actual tea leaves). For instance, I probably get more of the benefits from turmeric this way than I would by trying to use it as a spice in appropriate recipes; since that would not happen very often yet I can have the tisane anytime I want. In my cup today (can steep 4 or 5 times): turmeric, jiaogulan, licorice root, rosehip, cloves, black pepper, ginger root, beet root, lemongrass, bitter orange peel and rhodiola rosea. I have probably 10 other things I rotate in and out for their varied polyphenols, flavanoids, minerals, and vitamins (and the ones that are in there today aren't necessarily in there everyday). Research each ingredient before you decide to add it (licorice has health warnings for its effect on blood pressure, for instance). Use a good strainer or tea pot with a good strainer built in. I know it sounds much more hippy-dippy-woo-woo than biohacking, but in the end you're ingesting the same desired nutrients and gaining the variety you desire without having to purchase and eat 30 different plants.
I order mine on Prime, link below, quality seems great and is always consistent. My 81 year old mother who has high blood pressure and was suffering from constant UTI's started taking half a dose, one pil a day, four months ago and hasn't had a UTI since. It truly is a remarkable herbal with so man benefits.
This is the one I buy. Apparently red ginseng has gone some processing which makes it more bioavailable than fresh ginseng. I do get a sustained energy throughout the day when I do take it so it doesn’t feel the same to me as taking a piece of candy.. the online retailer I get it from in my country always has sales so most times I can buy a box for about $50-60. You can try it out and see if it works for you!
Longjack Tongkat Ali Extract 200:1 is a great supplement for low T. You feel the positive effects right away. I've taken it for years on workout days. Any T-enhancing supplement you see on TV or online will be expensive and the active ingredient is almost always Tongkat Ali. This extract powder (link below) is much, much cheaper, and packs a bigger punch. Do your own research but from what you've described this is what I would take if I were in your current situation. Oh, and it absolutely tastes like ass, but that's a good thing, it's supposed to.
Get your blood tested for deficiencies first (cheaper than the next step)
Get your hormones tested pending the results of the first test (ideally get all done, but can just focus on ones you have symptoms of low amounts of, i.e. testosterone, DHEA, etc)
If you aren't already, begin resistance training 60 mins + per week (ideally want to 2-3 days per week full body. If you don't want to go to the gym or spend a lot of money, get a set of resistance bands like this) doing this will have a tremendous benefit on testosterone production and hormonal balance
Dr Collins now has a toothpaste with a 2nd gen bioglass compound called Biomin, which is what I use. As effective as the older Novamin which, as you said, was purchased by GSK and then never incorporated into Sensodyne for the US market (a crime IMHO)
I live in Germany. Swannies are not available here.
Buying your glasses probably doesn't make sense because you probably live in the USA!?
I will probably buy these glasses. They make a good impression and are not too expensive:
Beef liver powder is an option if you can't get access to raw beef liver.
MCT / coconut oil. Cheap, easy to consume (not a pill, can be mixed into various foods), few/no downside risks (can cause GI probs/diarrhea if too much consumed), possible significant upside. Not a stack but foundational. Mentioning bc hasn’t been called out yet re dementia specifically.
ime many elderly ppl don’t consume enough good fats, or enough fats period, which can contribute to cognitive problems. The all-fats-are-bad / low-fat craze sunk deep in the generation that’s now elderly.
That's a good list. I track all of those. I would add iron. In men iron builds up over a lifetime. If you are getting too much iron in your diet or if your iron recycling process is impaired you can start storing iron in tissues where it shouldn't be. There's correlation with heart problems and cancer so it's a good one to read up on. https://www.amazon.com/Dumping-Iron-Secret-Killer-Reclaim-ebook/dp/B01CIZMFXO
If you have some source for quality raw lion's mane, more power to you, but my understanding is that unless you want to be eating an obscene amount of the things, extracts are going to be much more convenient and the bioavailability of the relevant compounds will be higher. Real Mushrooms I've used for years, if only because the guy who runs the company is legit and spends lots of time lurking in the noot/biohacking community. He appears to know what he's doing.
I am not a doctor. I am just telling you a story.
A useful nugget of information I was given from another user was to try Glycine. She was taking 10 grams a day post COVID because she could barely get out the house without being winded and now she is making great strides.
I am taking 2g in morning and evening.
I am not a doctor. The recommended dose on the bottle says 1-3 grams a day.
Anyway, this is helping with my resting heart rate and sleep. I found that my chest used to hurt and I would get winded easily and this doesn’t happen any longer. I bought the Now Foods brand on Amazon, 2 pack, which was $.07 a capsule. I trust NOW products. Here is a link.
Another much more expensive option is to get something that improves your HRV. I have an Apollo Neuro, but there are other options on the market, both cheaper and more expensive.
If you do, you may want to also get something to track your HRV. I do not have this, but the Oura ring is one way. Some of the devices that improve HRV also track it, I think.
Are sure your problems are caused by physiological factors? I highly doubt, otherwise the doctors would probably be able to help.
Please read this book: https://www.amazon.com/Sleep-Book-Well-Every-Night/dp/1499250533#:~:text=Dr%20Guy%20Meadows%20is%20a,to%20helping%20clients%20overcome%20insomnia.
Additionally practice mindfulness and meditate as much as possible during the day.
When you wake up, go outside the first thing for 10-15 min and then take a cold shower. Wake up at the same time every single day.
I'd like to make a couple of notes.
I find foam earplugs incredibly uncomfortable. Silicone earplugs work great. https://www.amazon.com/Macks-Pillow-Soft-Silicone-Earplugs/dp/B003LZQGN6
Eye masks with foam edges work much better as they make a seal around your eye that stops light from getting under the mask (critical for shift work), it also stops the mask from actually touching your eye the whole night. https://www.amazon.com/Sleeping-Contoured-Blindfold-Concave-Meditation/dp/B07Q6WLX5J
Fresh is best, but here's what I take.
Yes! This one.
I had chronic pain in 2011. It was widespread - forearms, elbow, knee, feet, etc.
Saw the best specialists in Chicago, had x-rays, ultrasounds, etc done with no help.
After 1 year, what finally helped was reading a book - yep.
This book (https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Back-Pain-first-Text/dp/B004T2BM0W/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=sarno+back+pain+book&qid=1655832686&sprefix=sarno%2Caps%2C85&sr=8-3)
Pain was 90% gone before I put the book down the same afternoon, and then any recurring episodes were gone within a few weeks. Dr. Sarno proposes that chronic pain is psychosomatic, rooted in psychological/emotional issues, and in my case he was right. Never had an issue since.
Try adding glycine, make sure to be in the Sun 30 min each day first thing in the morning. It will take about 3 weeks to reset your cyrcadian rhythms. I personally take a mini trampoline into my backyard and exercise in it for 30 minutes and started falling asleep better on day 3 but for some people it takes week.
also wear blue light blockers in the pm and drink no caffeine at all, not even decaf or tea.
These look good on everyone
ANRRI Blue Light Blocking... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GRPXNX4?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Absolutely second this comment.
Resonant Breathing is like magic.
I have been doing this for almost a year now, 20mins, twice a day.
I use biofeedback (you dont have to) to track my progress as well:
- EliteHRV app, combined with
- Polar H10 chest strap
Alpha Viril works like magic for me, look into it
Unsure if it’s a similar issue. But, after pregnancy I slept wrong and had recurrent debilitating SI joint pain. I saw a PT, but really what provided immediate noticeable relief was a support belt.
OPTP Si-Loc Sacroiliac Support Belt - Small/Medium (670) - Low Back & Pelvic Pain Relief https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000R3KN9S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_93NESB844WXH558WRKG5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This stuff is cheap, quick and works great
Plus White 5 Minute Speed Whitening Gel - Starts Working in Minutes - Effective at-Home Teeth Whitening - Easy to Use & Enamel Safe (2 oz) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BLVSZWW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_3G3DPPCPJGMMPCQ3ECP3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Try these $ 15 nose dilators until you get septum surgery, bf had this problem and it really helped him. A humidifier will also help:)
Also supplement magnesium before bed.
Rhinomed Turbine Nasal Dilator for Athletic Breathing Improves Airflow during exercise Flexible and Lightweight https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W6XIT20/ref=cm_sw_r_em_api_i_PS471VRVCY7W37HE6EE5
Here are a few thoughts and ideas.
Your diet sounds pretty similar to mind before I added back carbs, I had low energy without carbs and I generally feel more awake and less lethargic now that I’ve added some back. Maybe 150g per day? Fruit, honey, milk, etc.
Sleep habits sounds okay, but I’d do an at home sleep test to make sure there is no underlying apnea. Only way to know for sure is to test. You can buy a kit on Amazon.
So, make sure you aren’t having apnea episodes by actually measuring, and consider adding back some carbs to see it that helps.
Other than that nothing really stands out me…
If you are already awake you could just use IFTTT to make a recipe for your preferred lights/thermostat settings that you activate from your phone from bed. https://ifttt.com/
As others have said, I think worrying about damaging/burning the skin while in the sun for 10-20m in the morning to affirm your circadian rhythm is being overly cautious. The sun doesn’t produce enough radiation to do that in 10-20m in the morning.
That said, one hack I use to supplement sunlight for this purpose (especially in the winter) is a white light therapy device (aka SAD lamp) that emits the full visible light spectrum at 10,000 LUX. Here’s the one I use that I’m very satisfied with:
I'm also looking for a bottle that can do this. I have a Berkey at home but I want a filtered bottle for the office. I want to be able to filter my workplace's water supply. I got the bottle below that filters fluoride but it broke in less than a month :(.
Seychelle pH2O Alkaline Water Filter Bottle - Increases pH and Filters Water - 28 oz https://www.amazon.com/Seychelle-Alkaline-Water-Filter-Bottle/dp/B010MFZTSU?ref_=ast_sto_dp
Supplemental EAAs are game changing. Which brand do you use? I used Ben G’s Kion Aminos for years but recently switched to Nutrex Research’s product because I like the added Taurine, Electrolytes/Raw Coconut Water Concentrate, & AstraGin.
Nutrex Research EAA Hydration
Also I’m surprised I had never come across Tongkat Fitness’s product. I’ve been taking ND’s 2% Tongkat Ali for awhile now but after reading decided to order some of Tongkat Fitness’s product. Interested to see if I notice a difference. Do you add Fadogia Agrestis?
hey stupid considering sperm counts have fallen 60+% since the 1970s and so have testosterone levels, and by 2045 , Americans wont even be able to reproduce without IVF, id say as a culture we better severely shake the tree , to figure every single possible intervention that might move the needle to reverse the trend
are you capable of assembling a single fact in support of your opinion?
I dont mind ad hominem at all, but making it the entirety of your rhetoric is not only incredibly weak sauce but also the metaphorical equivalent of basing your entire diet on ketchup, ie confusing the entree for the sauce that makes it more interesting and increases palatability
Take vitamin B1 before you break fast also I personally make miso soup twice a day, it’s 10 calories per cup and it has sodium and makes me feel 1000% times better, I just put 1 teaspoon of miso into a cup of water and microwave it for 1 minute, under 25 calories doesn’t break fast. Also lemon juice in water is awesome and it also helps stimulate bike production.
Miso I use, sold in WF
MISO MASTER MISO PASTE TRAD RED ORG 16OZ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078HRRMF8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_B79RYR9JZHGGVYYNG3GP
Multi vitamins and for bile
Standard Process A-F Betafood - Gluten-Free Liver Support, Cholesterol Metabolism, and Gallbladder Support Supplement with Vitamin A, Iodine, Vitamin B6 - 180 Tablets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073YDN557/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1K4N68TC26MTT4A41NSH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
The signaling disk was the 4-5th interation of a GABA administration protocol. The reason they do that is that those companies selling you Gaba supplements aren't telling you that only 5-10% of what you are taking makes it to your brain. The biosignal processing disk bypasses the blood-brain barrier. Allowing you to actually get a hit of GABA. If you want to learn more about biosignal processing check out this books -> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BAOOX0?ref=KC\_GS\_GB\_US
Wellue O2 Ring. I used the same thing on my mom before getting her a consult and sleep study. If you are patient you can find them discounted on ebay for as little as $100:
> I have been trying to track down the core of what caused my insulin insensitivity in the first place
Give “The Diabetes Code” by Dr Jason Fung a read - it’s great.
The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally (The Code Series, 2) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1771642653/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_Z1AF44BCSVXSN8QNCK2C
Not a tent, a bag.
A bag is not a tent.
A bag is not a belt.
A bag is a bag. They're also called sauna blankets.
But, again, it heats the body, and that's the important part. Production of heat shock protein is the key there. Heat is not magic. It can come from any source.
I am in the exact same position. Breathe Right strips might help reduce it at times.
I have never used AIRMAX nasal dilator. Maybe some else can chime in.
Surgery can help open the airwaves but removing cartilage that is troublesome.
I think the BIGGEST culprit is inflammation. This causes the turbinates to swell.
wonder is this one of them
This is by far the best fitness product I have purchased. I've bought kettlebells using Pavel Tsatsouline's Simple and Sinister routine (even the beast kettlebell) which wasn't very effective at engaging the full muscles. Also bought 300+ in free weights with bench and full bar bell which was fun fitting into my studio apartment. Gains some muscle with that following a 5x5 routine for most core free weight exercises (bench, squat, dead lift) a couple times a week but got a frozen shoulder eventually that took 1.5 years to heal. Anyway, by using the x3 bar, I'm able to get all the gains I could through free weights (plus more) with no chance of injury. Plus it's portable and takes only 10 minutes a day (if done quickly...more like 20 minutes with stretching and catching your breath). It mirrors your muscle's strength curve so only one rep is needs and exhausts you far more that a simple free weight would. If you need more persuading or a more academic approach, check out Dr. John Jaquish's book, Weight Lifting Is A Waste of Time which is a quick and cheap read.... Again I have no affiliation with the company, just love the product and the results I have gotten:
It’s common with cheaper/younger red wine.
I recommend drinking white and organic wines without sulfites which are preservatives.
You can also try filtering your wine with things like this:
Ullo Wine Purifier with 4 Selective Sulfite Filters. Remove Sulfites and Histamines, Restore Taste, Aerate, and Experience the Magic of Ullo Pure Wine. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JO9PLR4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_H6102C1TNJRAMQXBAQC4
For drinking out try sulfite removing drops:
UB FREE Wine Drops - Remove added Sulfites and Enjoy Red Wine Without the Headaches and Allergies - 1 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DTWQ99W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_R6M834WC3TVTAACE0AX4
I get the powders from bulksupplements.com. The AKG capsules I got from amazon.
Chapter 2 of this book covers all the science background of the different classes of lasers, wavelengths, safety, efficacy, and more from Harvard University studies on lasers, IR, light therapies
Yes, good advice. It's a specific example of a general rule: self-esteem is not a fixed thing, it's within your control.
i.e. if you want to have better self-esteem, do things that make yourself feel proud. In this way, you can change your levels of self-esteem.
So there's two things going on with porn, one is that it has negative physical effects (lowering testosterone).
And the other is that it negatively affects your self-esteem.
And then there's another more general rule: action is an antidote to depression.
Depression = sense of helplessness. Action is believing that things are within your control, which to a large extent, they are.
Developing this belief (which takes a bit of time) is very important.
A great book I read recently: The Expectation Effect, by David Robson.
It's not targeted at depression per se, but has implications here. Your expectation becomes reality. If you believe you can do things, you can.
If you don't believe, you can't. Or as Henry Ford said:
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right.”
Get the book though, it will go into the science of it better.
In short, beliefs and actions are what you want to change. Not looking for something else to ingest. (though I'm not knocking supplements and medication as complementary)
If you've gotten off the proton pump inhibitors it may take a while to regain proper stomach function, in the meantime, eat well, and elevate your torso at night. Though, we don't know what you have and haven't tried based on this post, other than the PPI.
Here's a great book to read if you're into that.
Movement and lighting are key IMHO. Switch between different sitting/standing positions regularly. Get as much daylight as possible. Take regular fresh-air outside movement breaks. Maybe just do some pushups or pullups every now and then. Maybe get an under-the-desk treadmill if you're so inclined. Have some plants on your desk. Music is good, but be sure to select something that's not distracting you from your work. (I personally am a huge fan of mynoise.net.)
Been greenfield did review it -"I'm hooked on A New, Drug-Free Biohack To Finely Tune Your Emotions, Sleep, Relaxation, Energy, Focus, Calm & More: The Hapbee With Scott Donnell"
Check out this episode! https://castbox.fm/vb/369962175
Monitor your Glucose levels! $23 with 100 test strips. I sit at 80-90 mg/dL Glucose while fasting and on MK-677 when taking berberne. If anything it stabilizes my blood glucose levels while fasting. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S2T64BL
Berberine is a godsend for many people when fasting as it cuts out much of the hunger! Most people bail early on those 16-20 hour fast due to hunger in the last hours. Berberine lowers insulin resistance, inflammation, Ghrelin and leptin levels. Ghrelin stimulates the brain, which leads to an increase in appetite, and it slows metabolism and decreases the body's ability to burn fat and fat deposition around the mid section.
Berberine also helps blood glucose levels and the increased insulin resistance when taking MK-677, an orally active growth hormone secretagogue. So now you can have closer to youth level growth hormone levels without insulin resistance.
Many peoples glucose levels actually climb when fasting. Instead of being in the ideal 80 mg/dL range when fasting they can climb up to the 90’s-110’s+ range. While fasting, monitor your blood glucose and if you think your glucose is low (sweating, get an adrenaline rush with heart rate up, nervous, brain fog) then check your blood glucose. If it’s 50-70mg/dL then yea the berberine could be driving glucose levels down but that never happens to me not does it in many others I know. If it’s 80 or higher your blood glucose is not low. It’s likely a potassium, magnesium, sodium imbalance that happens to most people when fasting!
I take 1 teaspoon of Lite salt (salt and potassium chloride) in the mornings I fast so that’s about 8 hours into the fast. That gives me 1,160mg’s sodium, 1,400mgs potassium along with adding 250 mgs of magnesium and 500mgs of activated carbon. This along with berberine kills any of my keto flu, nausea, brain fog and hunger while fasting and gives me energy!
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You need to use breath right strips, there’s evidence to show they help eliminate light apnea and improve focus. Just make sure to wipe your nose with a toner before bed to ensure maximum adhesion. They are FSA deductible if you are in the US.
Breathe Right Nasal Strips, Lavender, Nasal Congestion Relief due to Colds & Allergies, Reduces Nasal Snoring caused by Nasal Congestion, Drug-Free, 26 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KS6X5YY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_W8N90ABZKXWY9JWJT1W3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Amino acids glycine, gaba and Thea one are great for sleep help too.
Expensive, but this is best. Doesn’t leave your face white as Casper the ghost like other mineral sunscreens. One bottle should last you a year. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RXS4FQM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_77QZCJF9KECS2Q7ZDGJR?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
MRI and CT scans can show areas of brain activity restored after having been "dead", with modalities such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
This book has an entire chapter devoted to science and stories behind Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, in addition to science and stories of 3 additional brain health-enhancing modalities https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CWD65TV
Chapter 2 of this book is entirely devoted to breaking down the proper wavelengths, class of lasers, and research studies from Harvard University regarding Transcranial Photobiomodulation for safe and effective utilization. Enjoy and good luck with everything!
Bright ass light is good. Adding more powerful lights are better. Andrew Huberman suggests those rings lights since they’re usually cheaper. I am in the same boat as you. I’m up a few hours before sunrise ever day. I use this:
Outdoor air quality would be a little easier since there are public sources such as https://www.wunderground.com/health/us/ca/los-angeles/90045. Indoor could be done with a VOC meter. If you want both constantly updating and recording, you may need to roll your own.
Blood sugar could be done with an off the shelf continuous glucose monitor.
Light quality - this could definitely be done, but I suspect it would be very expensive. If you want to measure the wavelength and power of the light you’re getting, it would require a $1500+ device that needs calibration for each indoor setting. I suspect doing something a little lower tech could be done, such as using a small camera and measuring luminance, color balance, etc.
Why not? you probably should be...
according to https://cronometer.com/
100g beef liver have
>The optimal dietary zinc:copper ratio is said to be between 10:1 and 15:1
I really wished I had everything in one app and that it generated insight reports. Today I noticed that my bowel movements were type 1 on the bristol stool chart and realized it was because I ate french hot dogs yesterday and not my usual high fiber food. I would be cool to get an immediate notification like "Your recent bowel movements indicates a poor diet. You should consider eating more fibre in your next meal" and then show me papers of the latest research regarding bowel movements. I'm thinking of trying https://exist.io/ so I guess around their price range is reasonable if it's similar.
This happens a lot with habitual mouth-breathers or people with other types of disordered breathing. The frequent gasp impulse often happens because you were breathing too shallowly, suddenly felt a need for more oxygen, and then gasped to keep up. Much as with drinking water when dehydrated, your body releases a burst of endorphins to reward you for this.
You probably feel it more when you breathe in through your mouth because the oxygen is delivered more quickly. This, however, contributes to the very problem that is causing the breathing issue.
This is all explored more rigorously in a book called The Oxygen Advantage. I recommend it for a fix for your frequent need to gasp.
My massage therapist/personal trainer turned me on to these a month ago. I've been using them for about 10 minutes a day as part of my yoga practice. They really hurt when you start using them, so go slow. I couldn't even stand on them initially. I'm working up to 30 min/day and don't plan to wear special shoes in the future to accomodate them (that may change).
My goals are to treat ongoing/long-term neck and back pain as well as trying to improve toe flexibility while I manage my hallux limitus. I'd like to get more flexibility in my feet so that I can stay active and well-balanced as I age (I'm nearing 50).
One month in, I'm noticing that my toes don't cramp as often (used to be 3-5x/wk) and I feel more balanced and stable in warrior and balance-based poses. My shoulder and neck problems are less severe.
This will get you far enough along to answer a bunch of questions. He was interviewed on bulletproof radio a while ago, maybe listen to that episode before you decide whether to buy the book
I struggle with this here recently as well, not entirely sure why, but a couple months ago I started waking up with extreme jaw pain and a whole lot of cracking and popping in my jaw as I moved it around for a minute until it loosened up. I called the dentist and they said I could come in and get a professionally made night-guard...but that sounded expensive.
I got on Amazon and got one of these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081Z31BCK?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
I have been wearing it for a little over a week now. It appears to be helping a little. My jaw still feels super tight and clenched during the day, but at least it isn't in pain. I'll give it a month, and if the tightness hasn't left, I'll head to the dentist for a professional upgrade, but I'm hopeful.
Good luck in your search.