I’m wondering if the age of blogging is at an end. 12 years ago blogs were the way to express ideas to a wider audience. Twitter and most of the social media we take for granted today was around, but it was certainly less endemic as it is now. Hell, even YouTube was still privately owned back then. If you wanted to build an online media brand you had to really believe in what you were doing to make the effort worthwhile. Blogging has always been a labor of love. That’s especially true today because everyone on social media today is their own Brand of Me. If all you do it curate an Instagram account with no other function than to show off how great a life you live, congratulations, you are your brand. It’s second nature to us now, but it used to take a lot more effort to relate your digital consciousness to an audience. That was what you used to blog for.
-Rollo Tomassi in 2020
Source: Exit Dalrock
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
PS: Please share with your contacts at the NSA, CIA, and FBI
Which is lean and muscular?
“A lifestyle that encompasses 12+ hours intermittent fasting overnight, a nutrient-rich, low-glycemic diet and regular physical exercise almost inevitably leads to a body composition close to that of our foraging ancestors: lean and muscular. Unfortunately, the behavioural trend goes in the other direction, where obesity and “age-related” muscle loss is becoming a major health issue.”
Source: Unified theory of Alzheimer’s disease (UTAD): implications for prevention and curative therapy
Grain-based high-carb Neolithic food
Overall, energy restriction is the primary factor producing weight loss, and it is increasingly understood that distinct macronutrients may vary in energy yield and effects on satiety, also based on individuals’ phenotype and genotype. Although an overall healthy diet, either Mediterranean or a low-fat, high-complex carbohydrate diet may be effective in diabetes and cardiovascular prevention, insight is increasing that dietary prevention or treatment may require more personalized approaches to become most effective.
—E.E. Blaak, in a review of effects of dietary carbohydrate in body weight control, glucose homeostasis and cardiovascular risk
In plain English, Blaak is saying:
- weight loss depends on calorie restriction
- proteins, fats, and carbs provide different amounts of energy and have different effects on hunger
- your response to proteins, fats, and carbs depends on your genes and how you look
- the healthiest diet for you probably isn’t the best for everyone else
Steve Parker, M.D.
What fits your busy schedule better, exercising 30 minutes a day or being dead 24 hours a day?
—Randy Glasbergen in a 2008 cartoon
A good resistance training program will strengthen her bones, improve her balance, and prevent that hip fracture 60 years from now
Adult life is a battle against gravity. Weight training postpones your inevitable defeat.
—Steve Parker, M.D.
If this book must be dedicated to someone, it should be to the occasional man, woman, or child who still can resist the specious authority of food merchants, their lavish advertisements and spectacular television commercials, and retain sufficient intellectual independence to think for themselves.
—Walter L. Voegtlin, M.D., F.A.C.P., in The Stone Age Diet (1975)
Let me be clear. Exercise is not important because it burns calories! Exercise without calorie restriction is a remarkably ineffective weight loss intervention, because it usually makes us hungry enough to replace the calories we burn. Exercise is important because it restores your ability to oxidize fat—both when fasting and after meals. And we can tie this in with mitochondrial dysfunction by noting that exercise is proven to increase mitochondrial volume.
Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.
The below-parallel squat is the best exercise in the entire catalog for whole-body strength, power, balance, coordination, bone density, joint integrity, and mental toughness — good things to develop if you don’t have them.