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  1. Girl Looking for general Fat loss-What supps?

    Fuck the fast chemical fixes. Fix the underlying metabolic problems. Running more and eating less ain't gonna do it.
  2. Ditto PS's advice, toxic as hell when not chelated. I thought we had covered this subject before; I remember posting on it. I think its kinda dicey to use. ATB, strontium its a radionuclide with quasi stable decay products. The more abundant isotopes have a long half life. Read about it at USDOE's Argonne National Labs website.
  3. Fuck L. Ron Hubbard...

    Always gotta remember L-Ron Hubbards antecedant roots: sci-fi writer. LOL
  4. I worked with chromium reducers for treating contaminated groundwater sites using interceptor wall (flow thru biobead slurry type). Chromium and vanadium reduction would occur through similar enzyme mechanisms, by nitrate, sulfate and iron reducing bacteria. Eric Lovely is one of the gods of microbial metal biochemistry. Nice guy: I met him and got to know faculty who were former post docs of his over the years, working on various applied environmental micro projects. I got to know his seminal studies during on an earlier study of microbial cell wall metal binding.
  5. Riker's fvck all calorie snack

    Hmm. You might add salt if you had sweated a lot at the gym. Only *other* reason would be hypotension, a big problem at night for those who suffer from early morning cortisol rise.
  6. X-Men 3

    One of the Tribals who went to see the movie busted out laughing and called out "what the fuck is that, a bad hair day??" *laughing*. She looks like an emaciated waif. God, put a little muscle on her if she's gonna play a superhero. Ditto with some of the others. Exnay with the dumbass capes already. You thought Jaggernauts helmet sucked, Magnetos was worse...he looked like an idiot.
  7. Riker's fvck all calorie snack

    Now this is an interesting thread. Riker, how the hell did you come up with this odd concoction? I can see stevia and psyllium qwelling hunger. Salt only means one thing. Hypotension. And that can fuck with sleep. Stress/autocrine issue via affected baroreflex control in the hypothalamus. Low sodium, screws with calcium channel flux. Add a little lemon juice next time. TCA intermediate feed. Chase it with a magnesium citrate hit. Real interesting note on the aspartame. I had the same problems with it causing low level chronic inflammation. I ran out of Stevia (god knows where the hell my 2plus week old order is siting) and had to resort to use of Nutrasweet again, despite my uphappiness with its endproduct metabolism. Sugar is not an option.
  8. Not cortisol, RC - taurine, which can help with dopamine issues in striatal loci, responsible for much of the habitual reinforcement behind addiction. In answer to your original question, not only can the brain be tricked into addiction, but it maybe can be be tricked out of it as well: RESEARCHERS' METHOD OF TRICKING BRAIN MAY LEAD TO DRUG-ABUSE TREATMENT National Post Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 Page: A9 Researchers at the University of B.C. believe they may have found a way to trick the brain into forgetting the euphoric effects of drug addiction. The finding could lead to new therapies to treat drug addiction and relapses, as well as compulsive behaviours associated with schizophrenia. The key lies in a specially created peptide, or protein fragment, which blocks communication between brain cells that trigger drug cravings. In experiments with amphetamine-addicted rats, the peptide created by senior UBC investigators Dr. Anthony Phillips [Psychiatry] and Dr. Yu Tian Wang [Neurology] appears to block specific chemical messengers that allow the brain to remember the body's response to stimulant drugs such as amphetamines and cocaine. Their findings are published in the Nov. 25 issue of Science.
  9. I think the concept of using stable strontium is a cool idea. Some specialist practitioners are hesitant to recommend its use: BONING UP ON SUPPLEMENTS: USE OF STRONTIUM DRAWS ATTENTION AS A TOOL TO FIGHT OSTEOPOROSIS Times Colonist (Victoria) Friday, Nov 25, 2005 Page: D7 Byline: Pamela Durkin Sandra Viger is one of the 1.4 million Canadians who suffer from osteoporosis, the bone weakening disease that leaves bones fragile and susceptible to fractures. While she faithfully follows the standard treatment protocol recommended by her doctor, Viger has recently started taking strontium, a relatively unknown nutrient from the same mineral family as calcium and magnesium that is being heralded by some experts as one of the most effective substances yet found for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Renowned osteoporosis expert Dr. Jerrilyn Prior, an endocrinologist at Vancouver Hospital and Scientific Director of UBC's Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research, feel the jury is still out on any form of strontium. "The problem I have with strontium," says Prior, "is that there have been no studies showing the true architecture of bone after treatment. I think it's still in the experimental stage ... more studies need to be done before I could comfortably recommend it to my patients."
  10. How to gain superpowers!

    Uhh, been done. Implanted sensors to trigger implanted insulin pumps. Still in R&D, but the sensor design has gotten more elegant and reliable. I believe the first prototypes are in now in a test patient cadre.
  11. X-Men 3

    I saw the movie this afternoon. Decent enterainment, made funnier by seeing with a couple of Tribals (First Nations) who have a tremendous sense of humor. we decided the bridge scene and the water lifting up in the grand finale was great. We sat through the credits..and therefore, got the sneak preview for the next episode. Sixty seconds of 'extra film' with the hook... I've seen this happen once or twice wth other movies. My god, the number of folks who worked on the special effects editing...huge. What a fun job. Anybody else both to see this little trailer tidbit?? I was trying to figure out the house they used for the "Mansion"...I got the feeling it was in the UK, not the US. My ears were *ringing* Biggest complaint: quit with the dumbass shaking of the camera during high action scenes. Very 60ish special effect, and its an old faded trick. I get the feeling they use loud noise and lots of frantic action to overload sensory centers, as a cheap thrill technique. Saves on budgeting for script, I guess. Nothing like killing off central characters oh, two or three times to get the most bang for buck out of them. Squeezing the lemons, as it were. Four out of five stars.
  12. Hmmm. I posted on germanium awhile back. There is compelling evidence that it is not the wonder micronutrient mineral it has been touted to be in recent years. Boron does have its place in cellular function - and its quite an interesting story. "Although the biochemical mechanisms responsible for the physiologic effects of boron across the phylogenetic spectrum are poorly understood, the unique nature of boron biochemistry suggests specific lines of investigation. Biomolecules possessing vicinal cis-diols (VCD) or proximal hydroxyls in the correct orientation form boroesters with association constants that vary from weak to highly stable. The antibiotic boromycin has four centrally directed oxygens that provide an ideal geometry for accommodation of a boron atom and formation of a stable borodiester. Rhamnogalacturonan RG)-IIs dimers in pectin fractions of higher plants are cross-linked by a borodiester. The cross-links in RG-II may be "load-bearing," acid-labile linkages that are hydrolyzed by a decrease in wall pH during auxin-induced cell expansion. All NAD+-, NADP-, or FAD-requiring oxidoreductase enzymes are competitively inhibited by borate in vitro (~0.4 mM) because boron forms boroesters with the VCD-containing ribose residues of these co- factors. Diadenosine phosphates (cell signal nucleotides) with four or more phosphates have high boron binding affinities apparently through cooperative chelation of boron between opposed riboses. Boron reduces hemostasis and may form a boron adduct with serine proteases in the coagulation cascade that mimics the adduct formed during normal substrate hydrolysis. The biochemical mechanisms responsible for the effect of boron observed in many physiological systems may include stabilization of specific reactive compounds and signal suppression to down-regulate specific enzymatic activities including those typically elevated during inflammation." Source: Hunt, C.D. 2002. Boron-Binding Biomolecules: a Key to Understanding the Beneficial Physiologic Effects of Dietary Boron from Prokaryotes to Humans. In: Goldbach, H.E., Rerkasem, B., Wimmer, M.A., Brown, P.H. Thellier, M., Bell, R.W., Editors. Boron in Plant and Animal Nutrition. New York, Ny:kluwer Academic Publishers. P.21-36.
  13. >Realities of social demands, IMHO, do not necessarily change what people generally want from each other. Thus exist Cinderella complex and White Knight syndrome. Perhaps you are right that what Vain wants is obtainable, given the current "social norm," in American society. I don't believe for a minute, though, the "current norm" reflects the inner psyche of the human race. All my personal experience indicates otherwise. But we are not talking about the norm. Vain's case, and that of others here, is not about the norm. Its about those who are atypical in mental and emotional gearing. > the desire for power is a sublimination of the desire for sexual freedom (i.e., desire to control and mate with as many females as possible.). I think it isunlikely my animal side evolved through social brainwashing. Ahh, perhaps you are a neanderthal. I doubt this primative condition is the operative driver for power. Power is about choice. THe more 'attractive', the more choices among mates. Its not about control of as many women as possible. The quote, by the way, was Friedrich Nietzsche. I doubt he was referring to women.
  14. On the nature of the physique game

    >Realities of social demands, IMHO, do not necessarily change what people generally want from each other. Thus exist Cinderella complex and White Knight syndrome. Perhaps you are right that what Vain wants is obtainable, given the current "social norm," in American society. I don't believe for a minute, though, the "current norm" reflects the inner psyche of the human race. All my personal experience indicates otherwise. But we are not talking about the norm. Vain's case, and that of others here, is not about the norm. Its about those who are atypical in mental and emotional gearing. > the desire for power is a sublimination of the desire for sexual freedom (i.e., desire to control and mate with as many females as possible.). I think it isunlikely my animal side evolved through social brainwashing. Ahh, perhaps you are a neanderthal. I doubt this primative condition is the operative driver for power. Power is about choice. THe more 'attractive', the more choices among mates. Its not about control of as many women as possible. The quote, by the way, was Friedrich Nietzsche. I doubt he was referring to women.
  15. Hmmm. I beg to differ. >(1) Consider the following hypothesis: behind every non-platonic relationship between a man and a woman lies implications (which may not play out to their full extent) of reproduction. Thus, a female is ultimately seeking a male who will help her raise her offspring most effectively. Oh bullshit. Do you really think that every woman is driven to mouth frothing want to have children? Has it not crossed your mind that perhaps there just might be a inkling of truth to this concept of ZPG? This is a decision that is made early on in a relationship - to have children or not. Believe it or not, VC, many couples are opting to wait until careers are well underway, or deciding not to have children, period. I know quite a few couples who are childless, and not felt "biologically deprived". >(2) There are only two ways a male can be of real help: (a) providing finance and ( b ) assisting her with raising children. That means spending time with her. A signature trait that women look for in men, unless you are a gadzillionaire. The VAST majority of womenMUST work to survive (very few stay at homes these days), and more than few bring home very decent wages as professionals int he workforce. Very few who have children can afford to remain at at home to raise them - their husbands simply don't make enough money. Men *contribute* to household support, but this nonsense of them being the sole breadwinners just isn't true anymore. And there are a growing number of the peculiar opposite case, in which the professional woman is making superior wages, the man perhaps in a pause in his career or having locational difficulties in finding employment, or even more common, working at home - it is he, who becomes the "stay at home", perhaps raising children in an interesting role reversal. One that works quite well, if the man can find the internal fortitiude to weather the social scorn from the more conventional-minded peers. As far as helping to raise them?? Mmmmm no - still not the norm. The majority of men (our conventional minded demographic) leave the day to day responsibility of child care in the hands of the woman. even if she is equally employed, an irritating leftover expectation of the time when women did indeed stay at home. In return for doubling her efforts and now playing a major role in household support, the shoe did not switch feet...amny men do not expect to fully share in chold raising efforts - thats the assumed responsibility of mothers / womans burden - still. This fallacious thinking is changing, albeit slowly. >Why do you think men want to be rich and powerful? Because they are brainwashed by soceity into believing this to be the epitomy of "maleness". And that is under attack, isn't it, as women become more independent and successful in the workplace. What is power? Power is the absence of fear? And what do we fear? Others who might dominate us, and inadequancy in ourselves.
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