** The regimen:
eat pot: 1x chicken breast, 1.5-2 cups rice, 1-2 handfuls small shrimp, bottled water. take with .5-1g UDCA (for liver damage) and thumbnail (dead nail, not cuticle) of Blue Ice. Stir Blue Ice well into pot, take UDCA separately. Reuse same pot and spoon to avoid dishes.
afternoon: eat pot (same)
pre-sundown (optional): pot 1 cup plain rice
blue blocker glasses sundown
start winding down.
blindfold and bed early enough to wake without alarm
This gets me a baseline with no cyclicality. Last pieces were figuring out bottled water and taking small dose Blue Ice with meals to dilute.
Optimized for those with severe fat malabsorption and IBS/IBD. But it doesn't seem anyone else here is still suffering from gastro.
Agree that Cannabis is wave of the future. Smoke em if you got em. Drink em if you're Heisenberg.
no joint pain, no.
Agreed Nick Ryan, except that it does not logically follow that an epigenetic change induced by environment is therefore reversible by environment. Humpty Dumpty, bullet to the head, etc.
Dubya B, you are on point today. Brainfog clearing?
Judging by your second post, yes, undoubtedly.
"Something I find very interesting is the few recoveries resulting from water fasting. It has been shown in vitro, that if a cell is starved for long enough, it will begin shedding epigenetic tags and makes its way back towards pluripotency."
" I'm not sure if this has anything to do with the fasting recoveries since it would be difficult to accomplish the level of "starvation" as in the in-vitro experiments while still living, but it is something to think about.
I have completed a 7 day water fast, and a couple other sufferers have gone 21 and 28 days without remission of symptoms, so it is not a sure thing."
Ouch. Mega ouch.
Still. "This kind comes out only by fasting and prayer." Something to think about.
"She eats organic, makes a living from organic farming, and basically lives organic, but still suffers severe side effects. ...It only helps so much. I will try to get her on this board if I get a chance to speak with her again soon."
I'm fascinated by such cases. I wonder how much vegetables and fat she eats. One million percent organic of either would slay me.
Anonyy is probably wonderful to talk to in person. Disorganized posters typically are lively, engaging conversationalists. But not useful on forums.
Ouch, MovingOn. I continue to do quite well on my regimen. Just need the blue blockers to cut the fluorescent light and I'll be 100%. Standing desks help quite a bit with nap adherence and productivity.
Can you summarize Accutaneispoisons recommendations, TaneAbomination? Ah, Rick Simpson oil, yes legit.
"Excerpt: " The following adverse effects have been reported to persist, even after discontinuing therapy, suggesting persistent (or perhaps slowly-reversing) gene expression changes and epigenetic effects: alopecia, arthralgias, ocular abnormalities, inflammatory bowel disease, keloids, osteopenia, hyperlipidemia, erectile dysfunction, and psychiatric disturbances. Isotretinoin is postulated to have complex effects on the brain and central nervous system.""
I managed to eliminate the cyclicality and fragility!
First I got a healthy, controlled baseline: rice and lean shrimp only. Then I introduced new things. First I tried free range lean chicken breast. Worked fine. Then same chicken type but drumsticks, and yogurt. Gradually proceeded to meltdown. Cannot tolerate fat. Dialed back to lowfat chicken breast, rice and shrimp. Worked again.
Adding the chicken breast makes the diet more stable:
1.I can overeat without abnormal consequences.
2. The abnormal compulsion to overeat is gone
3. I have more energy and better mood
I theorize this is because the chicken breast gives me sufficient protein, and a little bit of very diluted fat.
I now know for sure that fat quantity alone is a trigger. This confirms the general trend of the dirtier data I accumulated in the past.
I'm now able to make zero-variance clean experiments, because simply staying healthy and on regimen is no longer a struggle. Even when you factor in life/job interruptions.
1. true free range lean chicken breast (expensive)
2. Lean white-tail shrimp (moderately expensive)
3. Glutinous rice gruel (very cheap)
All ad libitum, minimum 150g shrimp/d.
1. Blue Ice CLO / Butter Oil blend
2. Udca ~1-3g /d
3. Source Naturals Essential enzymes 2x per meal
4. Symbiotics Colostrum ~1/8 scoop per meal
5. Cycled topical testosterone cream
6. Topical ACV, tea tree oil (morning) and benzoyle peroxide 10% (night)
1. Aim to nap every 3 hours for 20 minutes
2. Match light exposure to sunrise, sunset
3. Match meals to sun
As far as I know, there is no condition for which cycling UDCA is recommended by the medical establishment. If one has the pre-existing conditions for which UDCA is contraindicated, one should not take it at all. Otherwise, one can take a high dose indefinitely.
I wouldn't say that portion control is 80% of the battle. I could only arrive at that high of a figure by conflating the causational power of bad portion control, with the deleterious effects of sickness-lowered willpower on portion control discipline. The former is controllable, the latter is not.
For regimen maintenance, I find sleep, anti-stress permanent meditation systems, and portion control to be equally important. They are interrelated and not individually fully controllable, but each represents a lever. Together they form a fairly robust control mechanism over one's biorhythm.
During recovery times, required sleep spikes very high. Agreed.
Least probable of sources? It seems to me you are associating likeability and/or mainstream credibility with probability of successful innovation. In fact, the correlation is inverse. High IQ, info obsessive, megalomaniac, heterodox workaholics who persistently run many controlled experiments on a single problem are the solo acts who upset the apple cart of authority.
I crash on damn near everything. I would say the natto crash was almost certainly multi cause. I can't even recall if I took it specifically or something related such as tofu or fermented rice or whatever. Any ferment with alcohol kills me. Hell Dr. Ohhira probiotics killed me.
Now that I've stabilized I'll look at reducing sensitivity with gut lining rebuilders. My data is clean enough to proceed.
Still here, still healthy, still working full time, still improving.
Eating only whiteleg shrimp and white rice and water. Moderate portion control is sufficient.
Try to avoid eating after sundown. Avoid protein late at night. Take 1.5g/d UDCA +. Two source naturals essential enzymes pills with rice. Also take UDCA and colostrum powder with rice. Cycling testosterone cream.
Fixed weekly fatigue cycle by not sharing bed with gf on weekend visits. Now at 7d/week uptime.
Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver OIl / Butter Oil blend in mornings.
Limit light exposure after sundown. Get light exposure at sunrise.
That's it. Regimen is now pretty robust and fault tolerant. Model accurately predicts tomorrow's health.
KPI tracking switched from dumps to daily uptime, because IBS no longer central.
Still taking Blue Ice, still seeing full benefits.
Switched from yogurt to true free range chicken and rice. With portion control, am normal. Portion control no longer an extreme hardship. Just have to eat reasonably.
VanceAstro, I have never encountered someone whose symptoms so closely matched my own. Feel free to PM me if you'd like to compare notes. Anything that works for you is likely to work for me.
I'm working full time without much issue. Cut out the yogurt because it was mildly disruptive, now just eating rice and shrimp. Will test adding in organic chicken.
Yogurt was a minor, subtle stressor. So it went undetected amidst the general chaos, until I refined things down to a higher functional level.
Dumps now are consistently solid, well formed and dark. UDCA (lots), digestive enzymes without ox bile, colostrum, blue ice, acacia. Eating more than I should; need to get back on top of portion control. But it's not a major problem like it was before.
Severely restricting food intake was only necessary when I was eating yogurt.