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  1. Really you have to discern the type and quality of the carbohydrates. Apples are made almost entirely of carbohydrates. So is apple candy. Carrots are made almost entirely of carbohydrates. So is carrot cake. Your diet should be centered around unrefined and complex carbohydrates with moderate amounts of protein and fat: - Whole grains. (gluten free) Oats, quinoa, buckwheat, corn, rice, Teff, amaranth ... avoid refined and processed white bread. If you have a bad reaction to gluten then cut it from your diet, you might be celiac or have non-celiac gluten sensitivity. The only grains that have gluten are wheat, barley, and rye. Whole grains are overwhelmingly healthy and, for starters, decrease our risk for all-cause morality by 20%. They're loaded with plant-based sources of many B-vitamins and are easily digestible. - Legumes - Fruits (human outcome data shows with consistency that fruit is overwhelmingly healthy for us and reduces risk for many chronically ailments, don't worry too much about glycemic load unless you're eating a surplus of dried fruits, like dates) - Leafy and non-leafy vegetables Try to minimize your intake of added sugars, too. If you need a sweetener, use date sugar or blackstrap molasses. @Someone here
  2. This is one of those rare occurrences when I find myself siding with the individual who gets arrested.
  3. This is one of my personal favorites (and no, this isn't satire)
  4. He expresses nuance and acknowledges that this is the best model we have of at the current moment. The essay in question also touches on the origin of consciousness and suggests that consciousness is the make up of reality and exists prior to all phenomena. Absolute consciousness is God, and God is all there was before the matter coalesced. And yes - I have watched Leo's videos. And I don't subscribe to his "imaginary brain" ideas. Quite frankly, a lot of his content is very intellectually heavy but doesn't have much to say in embodying non-duality. Like, how is mentally-masturbating to solipsism going to do you any good in your day-to-day lives? Short answer - it doesn't. It's a waste of time and mental energy. It doesn't help you become a more authentically embodied being.
  5. Me too. The graphics were great but the story was terrible. Not to mention the map size was way too big. Everyone was arguing about whether there was an admin or not. The moderators often abuse their power to increase their in-game currency. The tutorial lasts 18 years, and even afterwards you aren't given any tasks / objectives. You only get one life, and once you die you're stuck at the game-over screen forever. The soundtrack was good until the 80s update.
  6. Here's a quote from Martin W. Ball: "After immensely long periods of time, matter from the singularity expanded and created space and time. It cooled and formed stable structures, which coalesced into stars and gasses, which eventually formed planets and solar system. Then, on only one planet that we know of, the same basic ingredients that are found elsewhere in the universe spontaneously started to self organize into living systems and biological entities. We have no definitive idea on why this happened, the environmental conditions were just right. Over millions of years, we finally have self conscious and aware beings that are able to reflect on both themselves and the universe they find themselves."
  7. I agree with you 100%. The psychiatric system is fucking inhumane. Check out Daniel Mackler on YouTube. He's an ex-therapist who exposes the bullshit he encountered while working in the mental health industry.
  8. When he laughs, his whole body moves.
  9. Dude. Absolutely. I've not met many people who've shared the same experiences I've had with early childhood. But the best way I can articulate it is is almost as if my early childhood (age 0-5) was a psychedelic dream that you gradually forget as you get older. Funnily enough, it was through smoking DMT that my memories from this era of my life were reignited. Imagination was reality. If I imagined something, then it would materialize before me. I would go into my own mind and play these types of games ... it was almost as if I visited an "astral plain," or something like that. I saw reality as it was, but my imagination was so intense that the room around me was subject to influence from it. Another thing that brings back memories is the breath-hold portion of the WHM, which feels a bit like DMT.
  10. I agree with @mrPixel, it is a valuable tool for interactions with others. I use it on the regular to gauge where the person I'm talking to is at developmentally.
  11. Martin W. Ball, PhD. He was an adjunct professor at the university of Ashland, Oregon teaching religious studies. His entheological paradigm framework is turquoise in it's values and interpretation of reality. Highly recommend checking him out. Note: the signature of my profile is an excerpt from one of his poems entitled "my love."
  12. AI. I've been using various chat GPT prompts to deepen my learning and it's been amazing. Try asking it for that specifically and it will tailor it to you. There's a definite reason why Kahn Academy is embracing AI. I'm pretty sure if you can get an open AI software app on your phone you can talk to it and it responds in a tts voice, which will be practice articulating your points. Albert Einstein once said something along the lines of if you can't explain something simply, then you don't understand it deeply.
  13. Just finished listening to this, it's amazing. Here's a few of my favorite excerpts "A huge part of psychological health is realizing that when I die, life doesn't end. My life in this form ends, but life continues. I get to be here, part of this whole game of life for a little while, and like what a fucking miracle that there's experience as opposed to no experience. There could just be nothing. As soon as I realized like, I got to see a tree, I got to see a sunset, I got to see color, I got to hear sound, as opposed to just nothingness … the mindset of "what's in it for me I need more" is a fucking mental illness. The realization that existence exists and I'm apart of it for a little while is awakeness, and then I would totally choose to incarnate just to have experience at all, even a little bit of it as opposed to nothing. " "Before, when I reflected on last year, what do I do this year, what to do this coming year on January 1st, etc., whatever it is, I'm always reflecting in light of thinking I can do it over differently next year. When people are on their deathbed, that doesn't happen. There's a deeper type of reflection. I've been on so many death beds with people, Daniel's parents were awesome to take him to assisted living homes and could have that experience. He's never met old people who spent their time wishing they had fixed themselves more and their "if I could do it over again" wasn't a narcissistic focus. That just never happened. What was really meaningful was always the ways they express love to people and the ways they offered things. It will outlast them and the ways that they appreciated life. "
  14. Personally, I'd go easy on the maple syrup and honey
  15. Here's some recipe ideas with tempeh (one of my personal favorites) Tempeh Three table spoon lemon juice One tablespoon white miso Two tablespoons of olive oil Two tablespoons of water Cut tempeh in quarters and sliver it and salte in olive oil for five minute on very low and turn and five minutes more and take it out and cut up some onion and put it in the olive oil and throw the tempeh in and throw the sauce on top Tempeh bacon Sliver the tempeh from the rectangle package and cut it in really thin pieces and marinate it in tamari or shoyu instead of soy sauce, marinate in this and sesame oil and dry it they get crispy Steam tempeh and put it in salad Boil tofu for five minutes Tofu salad red onion pickle capers celery Dates with dark chocolate inside, preferably baking chocolate
  16. The developed world has borne witness to diseases whose primary cause is that of over-consumption. While the causes of disease are multifactorial in nature, with each individual case involving thousands of complex mechanisms interacting with each other, the vast majority of health experts have determined that auto-immue diseases like cardiovascular disease and cancer show similar causal pathways of deterioration, like with apoB for CVD. The ratio between macronutrients and micronutrients has changed with the advent of industrial processing mechanisms, and human genetics are ill-equipped to handle the modern nutrient surplus. Modern processing mechanisms have sacrificed essential micronutrients, like fiber, vitamins, enzymes, minerals, for more palatable, macronutrient options like basic-carbohydrates and saturated fats with a higher caloric density. To do so, you must find the derivative of a highly-hybridized part of a plant or animal product and extract the parts that evolution has developed reward-circuitry pathways for. All forms of ultra-processed foods are elaborate combinations of fat, sugar, and salt. There wasn’t an abundance of fat, sugar, or salt in an evolutionary environment. The infrequency in which our ancestors had ready access to a food high in fat, sugar or salt, produced a strong dopaminergic and opioid-like response as incentive to find more of it. In addition to nourishment, dopaminergic responses to certain micronutrients doubled as a survival-necessity in times of scarce famine. TLDR; Nutrient surplus is genetically maladaptive in the wake of ready access to ultra-processed food in the twenty-first century.
  17. Veganism is a luxury of the 21st century. what are you implying by saying this?
  18. Nate's channel is an amazing yellow, glad other people on this forum know about him
  19. This is the Adventist health study 2, a prospective cohort study with a large sample pool that followed different dietary groups for long periods of time, including vegans "Non-vegetarian diets were compared to vegetarian dietary patterns (i.e., vegan and lacto-ovo-vegetarian) on selected health outcomes. Vegetarian diets confer protection against cardiovascular diseases, cardiometabolic risk factors, some cancers and total mortality. Compared to lacto-ovo-vegetarian diets, vegan diets seem to offer additional protection for obesity, hypertension, type-2 diabetes, and cardiovascular mortality"
  20. What evidence do you have for this claim dude?
  21. Let me give you a choice. Diet A covers all your base nutrients Diet B covers almost all nutrients but you need supplements. Intensive long term research says that this diet decreases your risk for auto immune diseases and makes you live longer. Which diet would you choose?
  22. I think what's he's referring to is if you aren't sourcing your protein sources intelligently from a variety of plants then you can end up with low levels of a specific amino acid.
  23. I wouldn't look down on someone for eating for eating an animal product if their body just can't go with plants, like Leo for example. If our goal is to minimize suffering, then it should apply to the person also. There are people who have an easier time being with animal products than without them. But it's also important to remember that many people who go onto a carnivore diet do so out of desperation, and so with an elimination diet their gut microbiome isn't in such a constant state of inflammation, so therefore they feel better in the short term. This is an issue that can be addressed by working with a functional medicine doctor or naturopathic doctor who is willing to incrementally uptake your fiber intake to get your microbiome used to fiber. The long term benefits outweigh the short term costs. Having a complete nutrient profile is also of concern, like EPA/DHA, certain amino acids, and vitamin b12 (among others). Aside from that, I don't see any ethical considerations that justify killing an animal without necessity for survival. But if someone just isn't ready to make the full transition to veganism or isn't in a place to because of their environment or health issues that stem from it, then I would say ethically source animal products to only the minimum degree that supports you and hold right to ethical lines you draw. I would be more than happy if somebody struggling to go vegan just ate farm-fresh eggs from the farmer's market to get by yet refused to eat eggs from restaurants and their friend's house, or something along those lines. This also means not automatically going to something like red meat, a kill product. If I do xyz then I automatically should do xyz because it's black & white is dangerous thinking. "Humane slaughter" is an oxymoron. Would you want to be at the other end of that? This brings in the pie slice theorem of ethics—imagine if you cut the pie and the other got to choose which slice they got. As humanity becomes more and more conscious, our circle of concern will grow. This is a hallmark of stage green thinking. As humanity progressed, the differences that the we saw in other sentient beings (like women, black people, other tribes, etc.) don't matter because they experience as much as we do and they have deserve negative rights. Empathy is the progressive expanding of understanding that things that are seemingly different from us have so much more similarities with us than we can ever imagine. This circle of concern will eventually expand to all animals and eventually all sentient beings as humanity progresses their level of consciousness.