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  1. Starvation can make you feel blissful because your body releases chemicals to cope with the stress. Eventually your physical energy will be through the floor unless you increase your calories, protein and fat intake. Mentally you may feel more clear and focused. You may also be sleeping 4-5 hours per night and feel rested I did OMAD for a year and I ended up with a severe binge eating disorder because it's imposible to cram a days worth of calories in a single meal
  2. When I do chelation and take Alpha lipoic acid without food, I need to sip on sodium bicarbonate throughout the day to increase ( make more alkaline) my stomach PH or I can't really sleep. A single sip helps already . But that would be just bandaids for your wounds without addressing root causes. Have you changed anything at all In the last few months that could have caused this?
  3. I usually have one of my servants reciting from the paperback with the uttermost inflections Amazon prime really over-delivers nowadays
  4. @Javfly33 try green tea or Yerba Mate. They work even better for me than coffee ( they have more compounds like L-theanine) and the withdrawal is way , way milder or non existent. You can leverage stimulants. They are not all evil . I rely on strong green tea and modafinil for productivity as I battle chronic fatigue. I do take time off here and there and prepare myself to suffer the withdraw ( it's not that dramatic really) and the productivity boost is worth it and almost necessary
  5. I once astral projected to his room, tickled his butt in his sleep and left Does that count as meeting him? On a side note : Someone start an astral realm home security company and get filthy rich . It's money waiting to be picked up. "If you can't be first in a market , create a new market you can be first in." - Dan Kennedy.
  6. 3 day water fasting once per month is in my opinion as good of a preventative measure as you can take, to trigger autophagy. And it's literally free. You know what else is free and gives you the most results? Working out, not drinking , not smoking and learning how to manage stress. The rest is up to genetics and you don't have much to say , so you better work on releasing that fear because the stress and anxiety will actually subtract more years from your life. Work on accepting the human condition. Our bodies are limited, like it or not. It's a truth we all will come face to face with one day, so resisting it is ridiculous if you think about it. It's not something to be depressed about. Initially you may be, but It's supposed to make you grateful for what you have. And then avoid obviously toxic stuff. But yeah , regular check ups won't hurt unless they're in invasive In some way or cause you an unhealthy obsession
  7. Revisit this if you want examples for the Traps or Nature Thread
  8. This thread is too close to " intelligence of survival megathread" imo
  9. What's it gonna be? Can you guess it? I'm looking forward to see how Claude will influence the quality of the content
  10. Gemini is terrible... It forgets the context so quickly and the answers are so vanilla it's hilarious I'm stuck with Politically Correct ChatGPT, Claude still not available in Spain
  11. If you are a high net worth guy and have $*× with a girl that you know is looking to get pregnant, don't leave your used c*ndom unattended, take it with you. The turkey baster is real ( source : Owen Cook) Sorry for the intrusive thoughts
  12. Conscious relationships
  13. I thought that the pendrive the server was on had overheated
  14. Uni will not help you to build a business and it will not help you with coaching or content creation. What am I missing? No one cares about degrees, they care about what real world results you can produce . Maybe you can get a coaching certification Uni is great for socializing and meeting people or technical fields like engineering or medicine
  15. Research how to get an entry level job an offshore oil industry. That's as good as you can do with this level of thinking
  16. What exactly are three thoughts? Otherwise we can't provide a lot of perspective
  17. Just combine both vision boards , no need to be perfectionistic here. Go with your intuition of what you want to add or remove You seem to be a thoughtful person but I feel your use of language is the problem. It's unnecessary complicated , twisted and academic. And this hinders your clarity. And you mentioned two philosophers known for being needlessly overcomplicated as well Let me know how you feel about this Practice journaling in a way a 10 year old would understand it. See if that helps. You have fallen in the trap of glorifying complicated language, when the purpose of language is clear comunication ( in this case, with yourself)
  18. ADHD us perspective. Surprisingly good.
  19. Absolutely. It's a book study group. They study Andys books and provide advice strictly on how to do frequent low dose chelation. Anything else is outside of their scope. They have banned the discussion of any other topics or even chelation protocols to keep any degree of order . They touch on relevant topics but that's it . Their concerns are very niche. That's an influence yes, but genetics are pretty much everything. The right supplements can help with methylation pathways , glutathione production ( do not supplement glutathione , boost glutathione synthesis indirectly ) and detoxification enzyme activity. You can do a 23andME gene test and look for variations in the MTHFR gene, particularly the C677T and A1298C mutations can lead to a reduced efficiency of methylation, making you less capable to cope with heavy metals. A liver biopsy is a very accurate last restort way of testing for iron toxicity as far as I remember. But heavy metals are stored mostly in fatty tissue , the brain, liver and kidneys. Organic Mercury is particulary lipophilic ( and the brain is mostly fat! . Lead is stored in the bones and teeth as it mimics calcium and is slowly released throughout the bone remodeling cycles ( thats why aparently chelating with DMSA for lead is only needed one round per month as you wait for the bones to release lead into the blood again ). I'd rather go for less invasive methods and not get a biopsy of vital organs Blood tests are only "accurate" for measuring very recent exposure or for checking for copper toxicity ( plasma / Red Blood Cells copper test) IDK about fecal tests. I guess its good for checking digestive health. Aparently you can even get an X-ray fluorescence test to check for long term lead exposure in bones.
  20. Bonus perspective from ChatGPT, VERY on point: Here are a few additional psychological mechanisms that more specifically address how we focus on and interpret specific aspects of our surroundings: 1. **Selective Perception**: This mechanism involves filtering information that we are exposed to and focusing on certain details while ignoring others. This can be influenced by our expectations, needs, or previous experiences. For instance, if someone is particularly sensitive to environmental cues about security due to a background in that field, they might notice security cameras more often than others do. 2. **Attentional Bias**: This is the tendency of our perception to be affected by our recurring thoughts. For example, if someone is worried about prices and finances, they may more frequently notice and remember the prices of items, particularly those that seem high or are marked with discounts. 3. **Top-Down Processing**: This cognitive process involves using the context or a general framework to understand the details of a specific scene. For instance, if you enter a store with the belief that it is designed to manipulate purchasing decisions, you may interpret all its layouts and color choices as evidence supporting this belief. 4. **Pattern Recognition**: Humans are naturally inclined to recognize patterns in their environment, which can be beneficial (such as quickly recognizing faces) or lead to erroneous conclusions (such as seeing meaningful patterns in random data). This could explain noticing repeated numbers or arrangements that seem to convey specific messages. 5. **Motivated Reasoning**: This is a tendency to find arguments in favor of conclusions we want to believe. This can affect perception in a way that supports one's desires or fears, such as interpreting random events as meaningful or connected in a way that aligns with one’s pre-existing beliefs.
  21. @Michael569 ignore the heavy metal results, only look at the minerals. You're looking for mineral derangement that mercury specifically causes. Hair testing is just a vague rule of thumb anyways, to get started somewhere. Go do your DMSA provoked urine tests if you want actual numbers once you know you how you tolerate chelators. I just find it a little ruthless to do it before trialing the chelators. Ofc there are countess of different health factors, like diseases, fitness, genetics, nutrition, environmental toxins, mold , polution, medicine side effects ... etc. OP suspected HM toxicity due to his symptoms and wanted a breakdown of urine test vs hair test, and I feel we have done it The medical field and health overall is an extremely complicated subject and often it's difficult or impossible to be absolutely accurate about the diagnosis and all you have left is to trial and error your best guess, which is what often doctors do.
  22. I sent your results to Chatgpt to analyze them with the info from the books. May not be entirely accurrate but on the FB group they just tell you how many counting rules you meet and your likelyhood of mercury toxicity, given the ammount of people posting there. (80k people ) To provide a thorough analysis using Andrew Hall Cutler’s counting rules from the hair mineral analysis provided, we will accurately assess the essential mineral levels, ensuring precise application of the counting rules for potential heavy metal toxicity. Here is the detailed breakdown of the mineral results and their application to Cutler’s rules. ### Essential Mineral Levels: **1. Calcium (Ca)**: 154 mg% (Reference Interval: 200-1250, **16th percentile**) **2. Magnesium (Mg)**: 17 mg% (Reference Interval: 25-130, **2.5th percentile**) **3. Sodium (Na)**: 13 mg% (Reference Interval: 20-180, **2.5th percentile**) **4. Potassium (K)**: 5 mg% (Reference Interval: 11-80, **2.5th percentile**) **5. Copper (Cu)**: 3.3 mg% (Reference Interval: 1.3-30, **84th percentile**) **6. Zinc (Zn)**: 190 mg% (Reference Interval: 130-200, **84th percentile**) **7. Manganese (Mn)**: 0.028 mg% (Reference Interval: 0.08-0.75, **2.5th percentile**) **8. Chromium (Cr)**: 0.42 mg% (Reference Interval: 0.18-0.60, **50th percentile**) **9. Iron (Fe)**: 4.8 mg% (Reference Interval: 7.0-90.0, **2.5th percentile**) ### Cutler’s Counting Rules Applied: **Rule 1: More than Four High Elements** - High elements are those in the 95th percentile and above. Here, no elements meet this criterion. Copper (Cu) and Zinc (Zn) appear in high percentiles, both at the 84th percentile, which are below the threshold needed to consider them abnormally high **Rule 2: More than Four Low Elements** - Low elements are defined as those in the 5th percentile or below. In this case: - **Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Manganese, Iron** are in the **2.5th percentile**. - Five elements meet this criterion, suggesting significant impairment in the body's capacity to retain these minerals, possibly due to heavy metal interference. **Rule 3: Combination of High and Low Elements** - Looking for a combination of four or more essential elements appearing at the extreme high or low ends of their reference ranges. Here: - **Low:** Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Manganese, Iron - **High:** Copper, Zinc ( high but not extremely high ) - We have five elements ( potentially seven ) in the extreme ranges, indicating severe dysregulation in mineral homeostasis. This rule is met and supports the possibility of heavy metal toxicity. **Rule 4: Fewer than Two Mid-Range Elements** - Mid-range elements are those that fall between the 16th and 84th percentiles, excluding extremes. Here: - **Mid-Range:** Calcium, Chromium - Only two elements fall into the mid-range, supporting the indication that most elements are skewed toward extremes, likely influenced by toxic metal burdens. ### Conclusion: The application of Andrew Hall Cutler’s counting rules to your hair mineral analysis suggests a significant pattern of mineral dysregulation, with a predominance of essential minerals falling into the extremely low range. Five essential minerals are significantly low, and there's also the presence of two significantly high minerals, which fulfills Rule 3 and supports the potential diagnosis of heavy metal toxicity, particularly mercury interference. Given these findings, it would be advisable to consult with a healthcare professional experienced in the treatment of heavy metal toxicity. This should ideally be someone familiar with Cutler’s protocol if you're considering a chelation therapy.
  23. These companies dont have specialized knowledge on how to interpret hair tests specifically for mercury toxicity or heavy metal toxicity. They do provide their analysys, which isn't important for the purpose of deciding if to chelate. You just want them to provide the raw data. Being in the "high percentile" or "low percentile" refers to the amount of a specific mineral or metal present in your hair compared to a "healthy " reference population. If your result is in a high percentile, it means that the concentration of a particular substance in your hair is higher than what is observed in most people in the reference group. a low percentile indicates that the concentration is lower than what is common among the reference group. You post your hair test results on the ACC FB group where the admins ( people who understand Andy's " counting rules", as explained in his 300 page book of in-depth biochemistry about how mercury affects mineral transport ) tell you if you meet these counting rules and your likelyhood of mercury toxicity. Mercury is the only heavy metal that severely interferes with mineral transport, whats called " mineral derangement " I have fed Andy's books to chatGPT to anwser your questions in more detail : The counting rules developed by Andrew Hall Cutler for interpreting hair mineral analysis are designed to detect unusual patterns in the distribution of essential elements that may indicate heavy metal toxicity, particularly from mercury. The key elements typically analyzed in hair mineral analysis under Andrew Hall Cutler’s protocol, important for assessing overall mineral balance and potential toxicity: Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Sodium (Na), Potassium (K), Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn), Selenium (Se), Manganese (Mn), Iron (Fe), Chromium (Cr), Phosphorus (P) These elements are chosen because they play crucial roles in metabolic processes, and their imbalances can indicate physiological disturbances potentially caused by heavy metal exposures. The counting rules : Rule 1: More than Four High Elements If four or more of the essential minerals are found in the highest 10% of the population reference range, it indicates potential heavy metal toxicity affecting the body's ability to regulate these minerals. Rule 2: More than Four Low Elements If four or more of the essential minerals are in the lowest 10% of the reference range, this suggests significant impairment in the body's capacity to absorb or retain these minerals, possibly due to heavy metal interference. Rule 3: Combination of High and Low Elements If a combination of four or more essential minerals appears in the extreme high or low ends of their reference ranges, this pattern signifies severe dysregulation in mineral homeostasis, indicative of possible heavy metal toxicity. Rule 4: Fewer than Two Mid-Range Elements This rule considers whether fewer than two essential elements fall within the middle ranges of the reference spectrum. The presence of most elements in the extremes (high or low) without a balance in the mid-range further emphasizes abnormal mineral transport or metabolism, likely influenced by toxic metal burdens. The maximum number of rules any hair test can meet is three. When it does, it is called a screaming mercury test, which means that the likelihood of mercury toxicity is about 99.9%
  24. What you are expecting is simply the psychological mechanism called " selective focus" without having proper context or understanding of what it is If I tell you to notice every Volkswagen car you see during this week, you will start seeing Volkswagen cars everywhere because before, even if you they were there, you didn't put any special attention on the distinction or their presence. It's one the many mechanism our minds have. See projection bias, apophenia, hindsight bias... I don't want to make you feel like I'm gaslighting you but the meaning of those numbers is made up by you or society. You created it and you hold it to be meaningful. Colors do convey certain information to humans that's genetically coded. Bright shiny colors draw more attention. There are certain patterns that convey danger ( think of the patterns black, yellow or red that spiders or snakes have). Certain colors display the ripeness of fruit... Etc. Yes, marketers make use of colors to command more of your attention and increase the chances of you purchasing something. So you're sane, just a little confused .