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  • Anything without music. Give me music to listen to, and I can pretty much do anything and be okay. But no music = too boring, immediately.
  • No. It's not too late to start the kids on vegges at year 3 or 4. Or ever, really. Mostly because a liking of veggies is more nature than nurture, best I can tell. Because... People have genetic differences that alter how they perceive bitterness (they are 'bitter taste receptor genes' One of these is called TAS2R38). If a…
  • “Do you think there is food addiction? Yeah. Based on actual definitions of how addiction works, it does tick the boxes for addiction. “Some people say don't eat sugar or flour. That seems like a hard way to live, not ever having a cookie? They say they don't struggle. What do you think?” First, I think we’re all…
  • Uh, nope. Children are not some magical creature or different species that has immunity that is somehow nonexistent in adult humans. Heck, even some other species DON'T have immunity to this. So far, the species we know that can catch covid from us humans are: ferrets, cats (including big wild cats), dogs, mink, bank…
  • BS, Parkinson's law and all that. I mean, I can appreciate reminding ourselves that sometimes, we can do a task quickly if we really need to, but coming from people in power, it not only is BS, but it feels a bit dark for what it implies about how he'll treat his employees. Because the problem is, you will get far too many…
  • Well...could be wishful thinking, or could be something that you are doing is really having an impact. :-) I had to switch to organic due to medical issues (turns out I have a lot of reactions to many chemicals that are present in the pesticide residues). I feel MUCH better eating organic. Chronic pain is lower, fatigue is…
  • Oh yeah, this happens to me and a number of folks I know. I can share what I know about possible reasons why, if I know them. One possible reason: mild food allergies. The body makes histamine for a LOT of body processes (increases heart rate during exercise, for example), so having SOME histamine in the body is normal.…
  • I have MCAD, so dealing with histamine issues is part of it, although mine's more a problem with ingestion and creating histamine, and less with problems breaking down the histamine, you know? But a lot of similar behaviors and dietary restrictions tend to come into play, so I feel ya, hon! My diet is really limited right…
  • I have seen a lot of these, plus documentaries, and so on, so this is just from my perspective... I'm curious about food and food processing more than truly interested in vegetarianism or veganism, and that's why I watched these. I think that anyone who is not at least curious is not going to have any reason at all to…
  • Heya - sympathy hug on the CU, urticaria in general is such a pain, yeah? My kid has mild heat urticaria, but also something called POTS that causes her some bad heat intolerance on top of that, plus Raynaud's which causes some serious issues with cold. So she's just hit from numerous places.
  • I didn't think I'd seen this information here, but this was new information to me on covid and what might be involved that seemed to be worth keeping track of. Just to see if this information ends up being important later. The three big things that stood out to me were: - the prevalence severe covid infections matches the…
  • Weird trivia I actually know, LOL. First thing is, daily showering is very regional. Over half of Americans shower daily. But in Japan, 5 days a week is more common. British, last I recall, shower about every 2-3 days. And Brazilians shower around 2 times a day, on average. From what I've read, WHY we shower/bathe as much…
  • Just to add to that story, while she could be just kind of hilariously quirky, at the same time, could be one of those poor suckers who have reactions to water or heat. My kid has a rare disorder and through support groups for her, I've gotten to meet a lot of folks who have some oddball reactions. Some folks who get…
  • I guess I say this: we probably should listen to the guy and figure out how to protect the skin's microbiome or we're going to regret it. We have a gut micro-biome that we are still learning about. Originally, we didn't know about it, and then, we thought it was only important because of what 'bad' bacteria existed in it…
  • I honestly don't think it would make much of a difference. Because there are, and have been, schools that DO have this (I went to a high school that had pretty much all of this, actually), and it doesn't make a difference. In large part, I think it's because, while ignorance about a subject IS a concern, it's not the…
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  • Okay, I'm gonna literally answer this one in as much detail as I can, because it matters. If people are having a conversation about what they like in their preferred partners, or what they find attractive in general, in a conversation? There's not a problem with that. She likes men who wear eye liner, he likes women who…
  • 31 flavors' Daquiri Ice Sorbet. God I loved that stuff.
  • So, haven't really read most of the comments, so this is not a response to any particular person and more to the folks I've been coming into contact with as a whole. Many of whom have been, well, pretty much terrible to interact with, honestly. And my thoughts on mask wearing, over the past few months, could be summed up…
  • I haven't seen any, to be honest. But I'd say one thing you'd want to make sure and explore would be something that looks at what physiologically happens to women during pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing and how these impact recovery and movement, as many of these can make exercise of various kinds not just inadvisable,…
  • Would you be able to get a second opinion? I only ask because, having some type 2 diabetics in the family, your doctor's recommended diet for you is not what they're being recommended. In fact, it's kind of the opposite. They're being told to try out a medically compliant ketogenic diet (so high fat, low carb) as something…
  • The idea of 'hungry microbes' sounds ridiculous, honestly. But there's a lot of research out there right now about weight and our gut biome that are pretty interesting. And some of them might end up being pretty significant, even if many are still only suggestive of things that we need to research in the future. Colonies…
  • Okay...this is gonna ramble, but I'll answer this by the end, LOL. A ketogenic diet is one that seems to be increasingly recommended by doctors to help people who overweight and are prediabetic/slightly insulin resistance. In the USA, about 1 in 3 people are estimated to be prediabetic, and higher weight is one of the…
  • Personally, I think it's worth logging veggies at least one time, so you can see how many calories they actually have. And then log the ones that may impact your calorie counting noticeably, because some veggies can do so, you know? Like, lettuce and spinach might not have much, but, as some examples, a tomato has around…
  • Part of this is going to depend on how long you are planning on nursing, as well. If you are planning on nursing for at least a year or more, it helps to remember that your baby is going to be eating a LOT more calories as they get older. And that means it will be harder for your body to make that amount of calories on a…
  • One of my simpler comfort foods is this: white or brown rice (already cooked) toasted pecans honey salt Put a Tb or 2 of honey and a pinch of salt into a hot pan with a little water. Heat until the honey water is bubbling and let it simmer for maybe 2 minutes or so, until it's a little bit of a glaze. Add the pecans and…
  • So, the factual answer to your question is, unfortunately: we don't actually know for sure. At least, that's the answer for women who produce estrogen, etc... Honestly, IMO, go for the lowest 'safe' level for protein for women and see how you feel. If you don't feel good, eat more, you know? Because we do not know what the…
  • The concept that for all people, with all conditions, CICO is the end-all, be-all of how the human body loses and gains weight seems to fly in the face of one important fact: the human body is not that simplistic. The fact that someone gets a results others don't expect does not warrant an automatic 'you must be doing it…
  • I've been more making sure to eat all of the foods I DO buy, you know? Like, cantaloupe and honeydew melon have edible seeds. So I've been blending the fruit AND the seeds up in a blender until the seeds are in tiny pieces, add a little lemon juice, and then freeze it in cubes and thaw a tiny bit and blend up again for a…
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