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  1. Healing the shame that binds you is a pretty good but expect a lot of painful shadow work.
  2. My girlfriend is in her final year to get masters in Environmental Protection & Sustainability in UK. It is her great passion and I am proud of her for following that however she is not clear on how to transition next. Ideally, she would like to have something of her own but is not sure how to get around having experience in this industry. Does anyone have any work experience or any useful resources for people who have careers in this area? Or maybe some sort of coaching programme in the industry. I am not really sure what I am looking for so just stabbing in dark here. Thanks
  3. @LfcCharlie4 what makes you assume your TT is low btw? A lot of guy who I spoke to who assumed it was low, always had perfectly fine levels. You sure this is not coming from a place of media push or some Instagram hype?
  4. @Vagos based on the above it seems like you got the basics covered but it is really hard to say without deeper investigations and looking at all the test you've had done. Have you heard about cronometer.com? It is a tracking software. I'd encourage you to try it for 3-4 days and put in 100% of all foods you eat every day. This way you can assess if you are missing any key nutrients. May also be down to lipid profile imbalance. Happy to have a chat about it.
  5. @Nahm sharing is the the greatest joy in life @LfcCharlie4 the first steps is always to get your testosterone tested. If the values are fine, don't interfere. The body knows how much it needs to produce. If too low, stress and living in hyperdrive are usually the first factors to look into. Or nutritional deficiencies. I wouldn't suggest taking medical TRT in your 30s unless you absolutely run out of all your options and start losing muscle and bone mass.
  6. @Vagos tell us a bit more about your diet , lifestyle, sleep and exercise regime.
  7. exactly my thoughts
  8. @Girzo did they think you have a gastric ulcer? Or no diagnosis at all?
  9. Just download the "dark reader" addon on chrome and it will blunt some of that bright white EDIT: dark reader actually allows you to turn this forum completely dark with only white text so there you go
  10. I would start with looking at your diet and overall lifestyle before grabbing a lot of supplements as the issue could be as simple as some minor nutritional deficiencies or imbalances on some of the metabolic energy cycles. Any nutritional deficiencies will be driving hormonal and neurotransmitter deficiencies so it is always important to look at whether the individual cells of the body are well fed. 1. if you are consuming a lot of foods with high glycemic load (white rice, white potatoes, sweets, pastries, white bread) those will give you a nice insulin rollercoaster destroying any cognitive capability 2. caffeine can do that 3. dehydration 4. lack of individual micronutrients from fruits and vegetables 5. imbalances in your dietary fats as every brain cells needs to be surrounded by a lipid layer made of all essential fatty acids and phospholipids. If you are someone who does not consume sources of healthy fats and there is a lot of saturated fats deposited in this are it may actually give your brain mild insulin resistance 6. protein deficiency can cause a reduced production of different neurotransmitters that help your brian synapses communicate with each other. Protein from diet is also needed to create acetylcholine, phosphatidylserine and other essential elements allowing brain cell-to-cell communication. Ideally, you'd get that protein mostly from plants. SO before you burn a lot of money on tests and supplements make sure your diet is spot on, that you sleep well, exercise daily, hydrate well and avoid being in chronic state of excessive stress.
  11. He is 72, that's not that old.
  12. Acne is not an issue of the skin but like@Roy said it needs to be targeted from the inside. You can use calendula oil, azelaic acid creams, tea tree oil (5%) or things like that but surface cleaning is just mopping around leaking pool. Acne is mostly caused by typical western diet of high GI carbs, sweets, chemicals in food and dairy. So opting out for wholegrain alternatives like sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat etc is a good idea. Omega 3: Omega 6 balance should be optimised. Consume lots of fruits and vegetables of different colour, they have compounds that can downregulate the rate that skin cells replicate themselves and also downrate inflammation in individual pimples. There is also a hormonal component of too much DHEA, Testosterone, and DHT but hormones can also be regulated by consumption of phytoestrogens: Flax, tofu and brassica vegetables and lots of fibre to detoxify these hormones better. If the lymphatic system is stagnant that could be contributing to get a lot of exercises especially the type that makes you sweat more. Basically you want to prevent rapid spikes of insulin as that stimulates IGF-1 a growth factor causing increase skin growth rate and often that leads to inflammation on the skin. You can use the best acne cream in the world if the diet is not spot on, they will keep coming back.
  13. Have you actually tried taking the Myers Briggs Test? It's available online. It is unlikely that everything in the character description will fit for you but at least 50% should depending on where you source the information
  14. INFJ would like to have their own thread
  15. Extrinsic motivation in the form of punchy videos will usually fade in few days. As long as there is no intrinsic motivation, the journey will be difficult. Create a vision board for yourself and post it on few places around the house - put in people, places and slogans that keep you inspired Make sure your goal is long-term and non-toxic. For example, wanting to have a six-pack and look good for girls is a toxic goal. It helps to have a health journal where you will write up minor achievements and plan your workouts a day ahead. I found that when I have not prepared my workout I often opt for the easy ones because I feel lazy to push myself through something challenging where if you ready have your session drafted, you will usually carry through that. You don't have to cut anything out completely not even sugar but make sure the majority of your diet is healthy. Treating yourself occasionally is perfectly fine. There is no need to demonise any food as long as you have control over your cravings and make good decisions most of the time. Accept this as something that will be with you your whole life. This is usually a bit difficult to create but as long as you can follow up on your exercise routine and start making healthier diet changes it will become the new normal. Some days will be difficult and you will feel lazy. That's also fine and that does not mean you have failed. It is not possible to be inspired and wired up every day. So whatever happens at any given day is what should have happened and your only goal is to carry on as you normally would. Good luck and don't forget to have fun!
  16. Agree, lots of good stuff out there. And some new supplements are absolutely amazing and work beautifully but nothing should be used forever. You take a supplement to like quercetin or curcumin to correct something and then carry on with eating normal food. Everything that is to be used indefinitely (with the exception of rare genetic conditions or mutations) is selling people short
  17. @Username if something has known side effects, and Metformin has a LOT, why would you decide to eat that in the first place. Drugs.com list nearly 300 potential interactions including other drugs, foods and supplements. Metformin basically blocks natural processes that are designed to produce energy in the cell. Most diabetics end up with neuropathy and severe atherosclerosis at some point which suggests that these interventions fail in the long term. With so much pseudoscience and nonsense in the world of nutrition, more and more people are afraid of food and try to cram they're eating windows to as little slots as possible. So rather we are reaching out for toxic drugs and supplements. But hey, to each what makes them more happy, we just need to stop listening to people who clearly have an agenda. No pharma company will profit from people eating vegetables.
  18. @Username Berberine is fine but not sure I'd rely on a pharmaceutical drug for longevity.
  19. Isn't metformin only on prescription for people with type 2 Diabetes? I don't think taking it as a supplement is a smart thing to do. It is accumulating in your cells and messes up with mitochondrial energy production.
  20. never heard of him yes, i heard about that. Sad story, they were a great company but I wouldn't buy from them again. I was also surprised to hear that Vega and SUn Warrior were quite contaminated. I Vivo Life is the only one I trust at the moment. I don't believe that. I think we just don't have data on large-scale populations because heavy metal testing is expensive, controversial and often pseudoscientific. At least 20% of Americans are probably over the healthy toxic limit simply because of the polluted and fluoridated water and industrial residues. Europe is no better either. Yes, that sums it up nicely
  21. @WisdomSeeker Aim for what is sustainable and for what promotes your vigour, energy and longevity. Anything that leaves in pains and cramps the next day and that makes you end up nearly vomiting is detrimental and harmful. ALthough lifting weights is good prevention of osteoporosis so a bit of that is not bad. I used to be huge fan of CrossFit, no workout was good unless I ended up on my back, gasping for breath, completely soaked through with sweat after 20 minute workout. Prefer activities that involve your whole body, pushing, pulling, squatting and working on joint mobility and functional strengths. Practice handstands, bridges, different variations of pushups and pullups. You can learn some thai-chi, shadow boxing is also great fun. Occasional HIIT is fine to flush the arteries and move around the lymph properly but make it sustainable. Exercise doesn't have to be in PNS, just make sure most of your day is. I like what Derek Simnet does or Kasey on Vegetable Police has the Monkey STrength program which is both funny and challenging. Jeff Cavaliere (Aathleen X ) has a Xero bodyweight program, that one is pretty damn good as well although Jeff is a bit too much on the Orange side where Derek is Green and Kasey more Yellow
  22. @LfcCharlie4 I am not bashing on sports at all. I love sports, have been practicing martial arts since I was 7. What I was bashing on is the desire to be the top of the game simply for the idea to be "the best". And then navigating one's life around that in a very unsustainable way which often ends up in abuse of illegal substances If you ever watch a karate master performing Kata, he does not care if he is the best, he is 100% focused on each move and he does this because it is an art and his gift to humanity. Physical activity needs to be sustainable if it is something you will be unable to do once you are 60, it is not the right thing to do. It has to be lifelong sustainable. Cricket definitely is
  23. @UDT thanks man but I'll probably pass
  24. "Healing the shame that binds you is pretty good" - there are few very effective techniques mostly aimed on the wounded child inside each of us