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optimal journal Debra

Discussion in 'My Optimal Journal' started by Debntx, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. drezy

    drezy Gold

    On second thought, I'm not sure I should have brought up DHEA. It's not my domain. I should have stayed with the collagen/fibroblasts/wrinkles connection. I'm not a kid anymore, but still sometimes have a fault of opening my mouth too much. I'm working on it.

    Since I opened the can here I'll just point to this:

    @JanSz that's odd anywhere along the way to the DHEA spike do you think you experienced adrenal issues like overactive adrenal. Were you also adding anything that would have amped up your adrenals?
  2. Debntx

    Debntx New Member

    no problem - but thanks

    here's to hoping that am sun is doing its job in me. Sometimes we latch on to an idea in hopes for a shortcut - i think i was wanting a shortcut - more reading ahead but for now - catching some more photons

    Have a good one

    Last edited: May 25, 2017
  3. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Vitamin A + T3 + Cholesterol.

    This are numbers.
    I watch and correct my numbers.
    Not all numbers oblige.
    Vitamin A + T3 + Cholesterol all excellent (including RT3)
    Temperature is still low, around 97.5F so at least 1F deficient.

    It is 8th day of me taking forscolin and Ceylon cinnamon, nothing observable to report.

  4. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    I am looking for something that can be measured.
    Body temperature is very good indicator.
    It is there or not.

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  5. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Forscolin 2 gelcaps morning and afternoon
    Cinamon 1 gelcap morning and afternoon.

  6. Debntx

    Debntx New Member

    ok i am stopping my floradix right now - why? i will call this the "180 effect" - something you think may be good for you may , in fact, not be good for you or vice versa.


    nature knows best right? get out of her way? sometimes its hard to say -
    Last edited: May 25, 2017
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  7. drezy

    drezy Gold

    Alexander Wunsch says you smooth face will be just fine with the proper light you are giving it:

    1:23:28 - 1:26:23

    From anecdotal experience, I stopped everything like supplements and workouts to see if this then crazy seeming idea had any merit at all.
  8. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    speaking about practical applications
    flicker effect
    @Jack Kruse teaches us about detrimental aspects of flicker effect
    flicker effect is created by AC (alternating current) that is used to power our artificial lights.

    While indoor I am baking my body under number of lights.
    Some of those lights would work just as well when powered by DC (Direct Current).
    Do you think it may make a sense to get big enough battery bank and rectifier and use DC for my lamps?

  9. drezy

    drezy Gold

    Wait just a second, is this thread titled "optimal journal Debra & Jan"?

    I shall techno-channel the spirit of the Wunsch-meister yet again:


    I like the DC desk lamp idea he mentions.

    Watch out for what he called a cheap design "horrible flicker machine"

    Sure powering from batteries would be the lowest EMF. Throw in a solar panel (no inverter) and charge controller(test to make sure it's not cheap and "loud") and look for RV lights too. Many of them run on 12V DC. The wiring itself would need some thought based on your layout.
    Last edited: May 26, 2017
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  10. Debntx

    Debntx New Member

  11. drezy

    drezy Gold

    Debra, have you found a good source of oysters yet? The Gulf temperatures are rising and stores are less willing to try to go gulf oysters but I lucked out. Apparently my local HEB (grocery chain) over ordered these Pacific Coast oysters that are a staple in my house lightly sautéed (I'll try them raw at some point) with butter and red pepper flakes. You may want to ask your local branch if they can get these too. Here they cost $4.98 and i think there are 6-8 oysters per bottle:

  12. Debntx

    Debntx New Member

    No I haven't but will check out my local HEB

    Central Market has Jeri's oysters - any experience with that brand but who knows what i'll find when i actually go there
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  13. Debntx

    Debntx New Member

    ok here's another idea i have run into lately - copper - some say toxicity - some say dysregulation - especially interesting the relationship between copper and cholesterol - and mine has been over 500 mg/dl in recent months but in the last month did drop to 477 mg/dl - i have some tests ordered to see where i may stand on this issue - complex issue - too bad we just can't measure how much copper and boom - there you go

    anyone with any experience with this?

    also, since i have been made aware of the complexities of this mineral i do know i don't want to just go out and pop a bunch of copper supplements (nature's packaging is probably best)

    also interesting that oysters contain some copper - and other minerals - heading to central market

    ps i also will have to add - i do have a fear of oysters - like they may make me sick - irrational? or no?
    Last edited: May 27, 2017
  14. drezy

    drezy Gold

    Leaving copper to the pros.

    Your oyster fear may just be due to the fact that you might not have witnessed your mom and dad throwing back oysters at the dinner table. I sure didn't. My dad runs away from seafood, but strangely now loves to have everyone over for lobsters which, uncharacteristically, he'll eat then.

    Jack has said a shmillion things about oysters so I'll draw on another source to inspire you out of your ostraconophobia. As a food porn addict my favorite books are on food history. The below quote is from professor Felipe Fernandez-Armesto in Near A Thousand Tables and it is a protest and exposition of how we eat and think about oysters. The whole book is as amazing as this excerpt.

    I'll also add that he very graciously corresponded with my son to assist with a 6th grade presentation on modern food supply! Very few at this level take the time to reply for those reasons, trust me we've tried with many others, so I'm a fan of this guy for life. Before you embark on your oyster adventure please read below from the best food historian I've ever read:

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  15. Debntx

    Debntx New Member

    wow so real so natural- so primal - speaking to the idea behind the excerpt

    we have gotten so far away from this... in regards to the foods we eat - as far as my locality anyway - and being in the good ole US of A - we don't know our food in some respects -

    i haven't really read anything about what Jack has said about oysters except he recommends them - i just hadn't considered them before now

    i remember my Dad going through an oyster phase - deep frying them though

    my adventure with oysters - not the same - just in a container - ready to consume - on one level like fast food but better than fast food - i would hope
    Last edited: May 27, 2017
  16. drezy

    drezy Gold

    This trend you mention is global. It does come down to choice for us though. I got extremely disenchanted once I saw the "primal" movement push out tons of prepackaged goods. Now it's happening to the "ketogenic" movement. Avoid pre packaged stuff with more than 1 or 2 ingredients as much as you can.
    Your dad may have sensed what he needed. As I proceed down this path I'll have enlightened cravings. They are not low dopamine cravings. They are way different. I've been ketogenic, or damn near, for years but occasionally now I will crave seasonal carbs. The first time I gave in, I stepped on the scale the next morning expecting to see a weight gain. Wrong! I had my biggest day-to-day weight loss in that time.

    Get the DHA and sun into you to boost your dopamine levels. At that point you, inevitably, will be way more in tune with better decisions. That's been my experience at least.
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  17. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

  18. drezy

    drezy Gold

    I was using DHA as shorthand for "eat seafood" not "pop supplements". I'll be more clear about that in the future, but am I off the @JanSz hook with that? Or would you go as far as to suggest not eating seafood? I'm curious.
  19. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

  20. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    I am studying my fatty acids for over 10 years.
    I have my first record for dec 3/2007
    DHA always high
    AA always low
    First analysis done number of times at Genova Diagnostics.
    In retrospect they are always deceiving in regard to DHA and EPA.
    Doctor good at writing scripts for testing but not so much in helping with optimization.
    Tried variety of diets and supplementation, nothing ever worked.
    Stopped supplementation, eating seafood---->does not work for me.
    Stopped seafood and supplementation ---->big progress
    Stopped seafood no fish oils but
    supplement with
    DHA and AA
    Very big positive changes but have to increase AA.
    My DHA is always more that my ideal level which I assume as mid range of laboratory range.
    with all my changes
    I am always
    working with excess of DHA


    I posted numerous summaries of fatty acids analysis posted by members here.
    Except for one lady, all have high DHA.
    So, I would say that people generally are not missing DHA.
    I should have kept record of those posts but I did not.
    If you have a means of retrieving this posts, that could possibly convince somebody to study this in better detail.
    But what is low are
    variety (saturated and not) of C18 down to C4 (so down to short chain)

    Figuring ways to improve on those I see as a major project

    That is why @SatoriHeart
    is reaching for Monolaurin
    but that is not all that many if not most have in (actual) short supply
    The other project would be to figure out why scissors that cut long fatty acids are getting dull. (PPAR and other).

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