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Ming's Optimal Journal

Discussion in 'My Optimal Journal' started by MingP, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. MingP

    MingP New. Gold. Thirsty.

    Hi all,

    I am delighted to finally be here.

    About Me:
    I’ve been lurking in the forums for awhile and learning as much as I could.
    Read Epi-Paleo Rx and also listened to (nearly) all of Dr Kruse’s interviews twice (cause they are mind-blowing).
    My goal is to become proficient at biohacking my own (and my family’s) N=1, and lead my family to optimal health.

    I am 35. Asian. Live in Singapore. Atheleticly built.

    I have little confidence in the medical establishment’s ability to get us from “ok” to “optimal” and to stay there.

    It started when my little girl had a fever when she was 1month old, so like any good parent, my wife and I panicked and brought her to hospital.

    Long story short, after she recovered, the doctors said she had to get a Micturating cysto-urethrogram (MCU) , to which I was like, “a what?”

    Then the doc said, injecting radioactive dye into her bladder, then taking about 10 to 20 x-rays to see if the urine comes out right.
    I was like, “you want to do what??? She’s ONE MONTH old!!”
    Doc: “There’s no evidence of harm”
    Me: “No evidence of harm doesn’t mean, ‘evidence of no harm’”!

    Needless to say, from that point on, I was like “fuck this shit. You guys are as clueless as I am when it comes to going from “ok “ to “optimal””.
    I was also a police officer, and during my station at that hospital, let’s just say I was not impressed.

    Enter Dr Jack Kruse (a podcast I listened to. I think it was Luke Storey).
    I listened to EVERYTHING I could get my hands on.
    I read some blogs (didn’t understand a thing!).
    I’m now on my second read of Epi-Paleo Rx.

    Essentially, I’m a concerned father who wants to make sure his family is healthy.
    Especially in this day and age of blue-light screens, phones wifi, 5G etc etc etc.

    Plan & Priorities:
    I plan to sign up as a silver/gold member in the very near future.
    I’m honestly stuck at digesting Dr Kruse’s mind-blowing blogs, and need abit more help in terms of bio-hacking education and what to do.

    There’re only a few major priorities in life,
    1 Health – Without this, there’s no life.
    2 Relationships & Money – You’re not going to have awesomeness relationships and quality of life without some money. All the money in the world sucks ass if you have no friends either.
    3 “Violence” / Progress / Protection / Hedging – The attitude to not take things for granted and continuously move forward. AND, to protect what you have. Metaphorically and physically. Health, safety etc.

    The one lesson I learned when I was a police officer is this:
    Don’t wait until you have to rely on the police. Similarly, don’t wait until you have to rely on doctors.

    You are either ahead of the curve, of you are behind.
    The free information that Dr Kruse has put out over the years has honestly been game changing for me and my family.

    However, at this point, frankly, “I want more.”
    The value I see is immense, and I’d gladly subscribe to stay ahead of the curve with regards to health for myself and my family.
    We got magneticos for the family. They cost a bomb.
    So to me I’m thinking, “well if I’m willing to drop that for our health. The next logical thing to do would be to get a gold membership.”
    (Actually, now that I write it out, I should have gotten the silver/gold membership first…)

    And well, it’s actually been about 3 years, but I take heart that when I read the Forums now, I actually understand about 50% to 60% about what is going on, and can google the rest to get a rough idea.
    (that’s not bad, considering I have zero biochemistry background)

    I am however, definitely missing the big picture, and the finer know-how to adjust my own N=1.

    I live in Singapore, which is unfortunately, population dense.
    I work in the CBD area, which has too many damn wifi signals.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2018
  2. MingP

    MingP New. Gold. Thirsty.


    My family and I eat Epi-Paleo. We also spice heavily with turmeric, black pepper, thyme, basil, rosemary.
    Fish every other day. Sardines, Salmon.
    Kelp + Bone Broth soups.
    Coconut Oil + Butter for our cooking.
    Dinner typically is salad + Meat + some rice

    We vary our carbohydrate consumption with how much sun we get.
    We are at the equator, so when we get a good dose of sun, we take in more carbs.

    We continue to eat post-Leptin Reset. My energy levels are higher, more sustained. My concentration, brain function and decision making are sharper.

    We got magneticos for the family.

    Our lights are < 2700k. We keep them dim at night and wear blue blocking glasses.
    No wifi in the house!
    Minimal computer usage in the house, and only with blue blocking glasses if any.

    I get about 45mins to 1hour of sun about 3 to 4 times a week between 11am to 2pm.
    I make it a point to catch the morning sun for 5mins or so.
    The family hits the beach for half a day or so at least once a month or more.
    I have a Fitzpatrick skin type of IV.
    Solar callus seems to be developing well. No burn or burning sensation at all after 1hour+ of heavy sun exposure.

    Mainly Vitamin C. 3g to 5g/ day. I read the work of Dr Thomas Levy and Riordian Clinic which says human beings don’t manufacture Vitamin C.
    I am moving to magnesium ascorbate. Dropped the stupid multi-vit we were talking. Discovered they had a buncha calcium in it, which I read is associated with a whole buncha diseases.

    Vit D, 2,000IU, only if I don’t get sun the next day.


    Carnitine and Acetyle-L-Carnitine. 500mg.
    Not entirely sure, but I’m taking these to enhance mitochondrial efficiency, given that my work puts me at risk from blue light and wifi etc.
    Blue blocking glasses at work.
    There’s thankfully only 1 wifi signal in the office.

    Green tea every day.
    3.5liters of water or more daily.

    Use infra-red therapy.

    Considering whether to get an intra-nasal red-light unit to help counter the blue during the day, but not sureif it's helpful/useful/harmful (and those things aint cheap)

    Whether to get a reverse osmoisis unit.
    Our water here is flouridated.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2018
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  3. MingP

    MingP New. Gold. Thirsty.

    I recently ran a health screen as well.
    Could tell that the doctor really couldn't be bothered, which annoyed the hell out of me because it's my health... and he didn't give a shit.
    I'm bent on taking charge of my own optimal health. The medical establishment is NOT designed to keep people at the acme of health.

    What was outstanding, and would REALLY appreciate some input from the community here!

    Throid Cystic nodules detected
    Gallbladder Polyp detected

    I googled, and generally it said, "OK"

    Should I be worried?

    BUN/Creatinine 13.8

    Urea 34 mg/dl Ref: 10 - 50
    Creatinine 1.15 mg/dl Ref: 0.50 – 1.60
    *BUN 15.87 mg/dl Ref = ?
    I used this to convert Urea to BUN:

    Heard Dr Kruse say the ideal is <10.
    How do I lower my BUN/Creatinine?
    I drink 3+ liters of water per day and my urine is usually clear.

    Lipid Screen suggests I have high cholesterol, but Triglycerides are low.
    I’ve trolled the forums and it seems this is a good thing.
    Is my LDL too high though?

    Lipid Screen:
    Cholesterol, Total 270 mg/dl Ref: < 200 “Desirable”
    HDL 102 mg/dl Ref: >= 60 “Optimal”
    LDL 160 mg/dl Ref: 160 – 189 “Very High”
    TChol/HDL 2.6 Ref: 1.5 - 4.5
    Triglycerides 41 mg/dl Ref: < 150 “Desirable”

    The doc I went to said my ApoA & ApoB are “high”. I read the ratio btw B/A is what is important.
    HS-CRP looks good (according to Epi-Paleo Rx).

    Apolipoprotein A 200 mg/dl
    Apolipoprotein B 119 mg/dl
    Ratio (ApoB/ApoA) 0.595 Ref: < 0.70 = “Good”
    HS-CRP 0.30 mg/dl Ref: < 1.0 = “Low”
  4. MingP

    MingP New. Gold. Thirsty.

    By far, these were the most beautiful ones I've had.
    Sakoshi Bay oysters.
    What was interesting, is that I only discovered the restaurant we were at had them 3/4 way through my meal, but when I ate them, my body's response was "YES. MORE" and I gladly wolfed down another 6 more until I physically ran out of stomach space.

    Attached Files:

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  5. WalterNL

    WalterNL New Member

    Good thing is that Singapore is close to the equator. Bad thing is population density with high nnEMF.

    You're probably gonna have to do a lot of testing and research (for the things you can't test) to find a spot where nnEMF is at acceptable low levels. I could see there being a lot of Navy radars in that region, for example.
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  6. MingP

    MingP New. Gold. Thirsty.

    Hi Walter,

    Where do you check for Navy radars?

    This is exactly why I decided to get more active on the forum.
    I really want to know how to test and hack all of these things.
  7. MingP

    MingP New. Gold. Thirsty.


    "Your BUN/creat ratio and ketosis must be started before DHA loading. The blogs have been clear that the exclusion zone inside of cells manifests due to proteins within becoming hydrophilic first. People understanding of the recipe construction have not been correct.

    How do you do you make things hydrophilic? You slowly add in electrons. The way to add them is step 4 above.
    The closer you are to the equator means you have more push from your current (DC) and then you may not need as much........unless there is something peculiar about your environment, job, eyes, skin, lungs, gut."

    Sun helps with BUN/Creatinine?
  8. WalterNL

    WalterNL New Member

    I don't think that's publicly available, but based on the current situation in the south China sea, there are gonna be a lot of Navy installations.

    For testing nnEMF's, there are a few good topics out there:
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  9. MingP

    MingP New. Gold. Thirsty.

    From Epi-Paleo Rx. I need to get the following done:

    VO2 Max
    Serum Iron
    VAP (I was pretty pissed at the Lipid profile test they ran… scanty details) or NMR
    Thyroid Panel (TSH level, Free T3, Rev T3, Thyroid Antibodies, Ferritin, % Saturation, TIBC and serum iron)
    Omega 6:3
    Fasting serum insulin and HbA1c assessment
    Complete Vitamin D Panel ;
    I use D-minder the phone app, and am on the equator. I get tonnes of sun per week and D-minder says that indicatively, I am at least 60mg/dl for Vit D.
    Now to find where I can do them in Singapore...
  10. MingP

    MingP New. Gold. Thirsty.

    Wow. Awesome. Thank you. I was considering getting a Cornet... until I saw the relatively prohibitive price.
    I'd drop the $ on it when I figure out what to do about the readings...

  11. MingP

    MingP New. Gold. Thirsty.

    +Gold Membership.
    Time to dive in~
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  12. MingP

    MingP New. Gold. Thirsty.

    [Edit: My own notes. Pls feel free to comment. I mean to come back to these as reference points in my own education]
    Notes From Dr K's podcast with Nick Pinealt:

    3 Baseline Tests:
    (1) BUN/Creatinine
    (2) Vitamin A
    (3) ASI

    I was asking about it here, https://forum.jackkruse.com/index.php?posts/246794/
    Mine seem to be OK.

    My Lipid panel seems OK. High LDL might be a good thing, because it means that there’s alota raw material to make hormones form.
    I need to drill down and check further if my oxidized LDL is high (some test in the Epi-Paleo Rx book. Look it up).

    TCA cycle & Urea cycle seperate us from rest of the evolutionary ancestors.
    BUN high = Urea cycle not working properly
    Main Idea = Cellular Hydration
    BUN goes up, water cannot be added to either cycle.
    TCA & Urea not working properly = (1) Cannot fat burn (2) Cannot use protein properly

    BUN/Creatinine's number is < 15 (some places on the forum say <=10)
    Generally, it's a sign that the environment the person is in, is not good.

    Environmental variables typically,
    (1) Blue Light
    (2) Power Grid / 4G, 5G / nnEMF (Dirty Electricity. Go educate yourself on this topic)

    Sun light + LDL + Mitochondrial Water = Vitamin D3 (Isomerisation)
    If you can't make D3 despite strong sun,
    (1) check BUN/Creatinine
    (2) check LDL levels (too low would be a problem in this case, by inference. But the typical lipid panel would tell you it's "GOOD!" ,,!,,)

    This is a mitochondrial story.

    Vitamin A
    Melanopsin (blue light detector) is bound to Vit A via a loose covalent bond.
    (bonding process between various chemicals. Need to find out how they work and what the significance is)
    Vit A is yoked to Vit D in the brain.
    Vit A is from the brain.
    Vit D is from the skin.

    If Vit A is down via circadian disruption, Vit D won’t work the way it should.

    Action: Totally need to block blue light.
    Question: Does drinking shit loads of water help improve BUN/Creatinine? Is cellular dehydration the same as “normal” dehydration from say running too long and not drinking water?

    Vit A test is the other test you want to check, in addition to BUN/Creatinine.

    Adrenal Stress Index (ASI)
    Cortisol, DHEA, Melatonin

    Gives indication of hormone panel status.
    Hormones manufactured using sun, but through the pregnenolone pathway.
    PregN comes from LDL.
    LDL + T3 + Vit A required to make Pregnenolone.

    So the thing is to NOT go, “oh your ASI is fucked. So lets give you extra hormones.”
    The idea is to go, what is causing the holes in the pot that make your good shit all leak away?
    We want to fix the root of the problem.

    [Brain Fried for now. Thankfully, I think this should have solved most of the questions I asked about my Labs.
    Though I need to follow up on Jansz's information about Homecystein (wtf is that anyway)?]
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2018
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  13. MingP

    MingP New. Gold. Thirsty.

    I need to look into,

    (1) Redox Rx

    Figure out how to measure/hack EMF.

    It strikes me I have a dimmer light at home.
    Scompy said those suck ass

    Figure out how to make a body voltage meter (or buy one?)

    Check EMF fields at home.

    Check for a Reverse Osmosis filter. Get rid of flouridated water (yes my water supply has some flouride).

    Get more seaweed and oysters getting more iodine very regularly to offset the crap due to the flouridated water.


    August 2018 Webinar. 8mins. Children use DDW differently.
    I'm still on 2012 stuff (7Aug2018), as I'm catching up with all the massive info packed webinars.

    by JanSz.
    Fat, Water, Deterium
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2018
  14. MingP

    MingP New. Gold. Thirsty.

    Office Hacks:
    Bring ferrite cores from home.
    Dump them onto my work appliances.

    I have tan throughs.
    Wear them out to my sun spot to increase sun exposure over lunch.

    Ground shoes.
    Experiment with lining soles with copper (kiwi them black).
    This should keep me grounded.

    I need special shoes cause I have wide feet.
    Custom making a pair costs $500. I'm cheap and I know it.
    Copper costs $2
  15. MingP

    MingP New. Gold. Thirsty.


    I begin to understand why supplements are not quite reccomended as a solution to all problems.
    It would seem that they do have their place, to help jump start broken engines, like a crutch per se, OR
    if the body doesn't manufacture sufficient amounts.

    They are external. If there is something that needs to be supplemented, the question becomes, "why is there a deficiency in the first place?"
    It helps to address the symptom, but not the cause of the deficiency.
    Factors, like environment are not accounted for.

    It is better to ensure the internal integrity of the body's systems than to top it up consistently with supplements.

    Better to get it from food, because mother nature has packaged stuff together for a reason.

    On a quantum level, food provides mitochondria with electron information.
    This is something that a supplement can't replicate.
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  16. WalterNL

    WalterNL New Member

    And (4) supplements can have unnaturally high levels of deuterium.
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  17. MingP

    MingP New. Gold. Thirsty.

    How do you tell which have high deuterium? I've not read much into the topic just yet
  18. MingP

    MingP New. Gold. Thirsty.

    Ferritin ties in with the magnetism elements.
    High Ferritin --> Mito Oxidation --> Lower Redox aka Lower DC Electic Current (?) since Mitochondria produce our Body Electicity (ok time to get down to reading that book too).

    CT can help offset the effects, by shrinking the distance electrons need to tunnel across Mito, but may not solve the root problem of High Ferritin.
    Question then becomes "why is Ferritin high? what in that particular N=1 causes High Ferritin?"
    From there, we solve for root causes.

    "These small proteins that control hysteresis in mtDNA are like ferritin. Did you know that ferritin has a special protein coat that shield the iron crystals in the Fe (III) oxidation state? Did you know ferritin is PARAMAGNETIC? How might this be linked to its ability to cause disease? Any electromagnetic field causes molecules that are paramagnetic to be drawn towards that magnetic field.

    Could this be how ferritin is linked to many 21st century diseases? When iron cycles are not controlled in our blood plasma it can oxidize our mitochondria in tissues where this occurs. This lowers are redox power and can cause us to age faster.

    So when ferritin is high in your blood it is a sign to me that you are losing your magnetic hysteresis and the magnetic organization of the blue print of life in us........when we lose this the genie is out of the bottle and we need the wizard behind the curtain to help us regain our magnetic powers."

    We need to pay more attention to N=1 medicine.
    There's no "you just take this supplement/eat this food/magic pill" and shit becomes ok.
    We need to measure our own status first, and see how the changes we make affect our personal numbers.

    Reading personal labs is like reading a balance sheet.
    It all differs in small ways, but in a good company, the numbers all tie together harmoniously.
    And all the good companies have similarities.
    Just as each balance sheet is a snapshot in time, so is each lab result.
    The ratios, and how they trend/change over time, is what is important.

    Health then can be measured by labs.
    But more importantly, we need to know the context and what may be the major drivers of some of the numbers.

    "It also helps explain why people with hemochromatosis really die early. They absorb more EMF than they should, because their organs are loaded with transition metals that absorb non-native EMFs. The same thing happens in a star before its life ends."

    "Iron and copper are essential nutrients, excesses or deficiencies of which cause impaired cellular functions and eventually cell death via autophagy and apoptosis"

    "Hemochromatosis is a ferromagnetic state.
    Anything that is ferromagnetic becomes very sensitive to magnetic fields..............

    So now that you know this............

    Consider this:
    What is the fastest way to change a living system? Change the magnetic pulses in its environment because it alters the hysteresis coded for in their RNA and DNA.
    No suprise to any mitochondriac. This is why we are black swans here at my site. What surprises them never surprises us because we know why it happens. "
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  19. WalterNL

    WalterNL New Member

    The only way to know for sure is to have it tested by a lab.

    But Jack Kruse has alluded to this deuterium link for supplements, also regarding coffee:
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  20. drezy

    drezy New Member

    A simple model that I've adopted is a pitcher full of styrofoam beads/balls and some heavier glass beads mixed in. Shake it enough in the wind and the fraction of heavier beads to lighter beads will go up.

    lighter bead = H+
    heavier bead = D+
    shaking + wind = human processing of pretty much any type even if the producer has a really posh nature sounding label
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