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  1. Some prefer to die from degenerative diseases such as sarcopenia and Alzheimer's. Others prefer to die from cancer.
  2. It's not strange. But it is very unusual for a novel respiratory virus to make a first jump to a human host already extremely well adapted for human to human transmission. And in this case it looks like the market didn't have bats, the virus erupted in winter and there are no wild horseshoe bats in Wuhan. To date no source animal population has been found for SARS-CoV-2 and horseshoe bats are the host of the closest known relative to the virus and that virus was being worked with at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
  3. Strong claims require strong evidence. Can you in any way at all support this assertion? Considering the Wuhan Institute of Virology has published research of modifications of quite similar viruses what is that makes this one so special that it incapable of being a product of serial passage in a lab?
  4. Article by Katherine Eban, author of Bottle of Lies, exploring background of the controversy around SARS-CoV-2 origin https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/06/the-lab-leak-theory-inside-the-fight-to-uncover-covid-19s-origins
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    Vaccine risks, injury and related topics

    Well stated. Al's remark had me thinking similarly but I wasn't willing to invest much thought into countering what looked to me as thoughtless snark. But I'm thankful you did.
  6. Todd Allen

    Vaccine risks, injury and related topics

    I think you have masochistic tendencies. Shouty Steve Kirsch was painful to listen too. If I was still on the fence and he was the sole source of info I might have rushed back to my doctor begging for the vaccine similar to how Ron Put so effectively stimulates visceral gut level fear of covid and vegetables. But the sometimes under spoken Dr. Robert Malone engaged me on a more rational level forcing me to admit some merit in Steve's rants. And I have increasing respect for Brett Weinstein and he is quite clear and precise in the positions he advocates.
  7. Be careful not to over do it with your cold vest, here's a cautionary story... Cold exposure extended the lifespan of these rotifers by 24,000 years. But being frozen there wasn't much quality to those additional years and now they must deal with the trauma of the world they had known being gone and this new stress of increased cancer risk. Reduced risk of heart disease isn't much of a benefit for little worms without a heart. A living bdelloid rotifer from 24,000-year-old Arctic permafrost
  8. Todd Allen

    Hello everyone!

    If you are concerned about being skinny-fat consider dropping your goals in terms of weight and BMI and focusing instead on body composition. Extended fasting while great for weight loss can also induce significant lean mass losses. Strength training will help preserve lean mass while losing weight and should increase awareness of how your approach to diet impacts strength. Crash dieting without solid long term habits for sustainable weight maintenance makes weight rebound likely. Good habits will reduce the need and appeal of crash dieting.
  9. Todd Allen

    Vaccine risks, injury and related topics

    Thanks, although I stopped watching YouTube several weeks ago out of disgust with their censorship. But I think this deserves a second listen and I'll make an exception to watch it there, if I can't find the video somewhere else. Found it here on the FLCCC's site: https://covid19criticalcare.com/videos-and-press/flccc-releases/covid-ivermectin-and-the-crime-of-the-century-podcast-with-dr-pierre-kory/
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    Vaccine risks, injury and related topics

    A discussion of the compelling large and growing body of evidence of the effectiveness of Ivermectin for both prevention and treatment of covid-19. Recognition of Ivermectin as a solution to the pandemic however eliminates the need for proceeding with a much more expensive and risky mass vaccination campaign... https://player.fm/series/bret-weinstein-darkhorse-podcast/covid-ivermectin-and-the-crime-of-the-century-darkhorse-podcast-with-pierre-kory-bret-weinstein
  11. Holy crap! We are all going to die! The linked article is a review of how cold exposure causes cancer. I haven't yet chased through the references but I'd bet most of the evidence for this comes from studies on lab mice genetically predisposed to cancer. If so, it may have little to no relevance to us.
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    LDL: What's Optimal For Health And Longevity?

    Here's a new presentation by Dave Feldman adding an interesting mechanistic detail to his lipid energy model which is an attempt to explain the phenomenon of "lean mass hyper responders" where a significant subset of those adopting low carb diets see dramatic increases in cholesterol proportional to the degree of carbohydrate restriction and perhaps surprisingly also proportional to ones leanness and physical fitness. An interesting idea to me is the membranes of adipocytes like other cells are a phospholipid bilayer which incorporate a lot of cholesterol. Adipocytes maintain a roughly spherical shape as they change in size and the membrane thickness, density and composition remains fairly constant and thus the membrane must incorporate or shed material as the adipocyte grows or shrinks. The shells of lipoproteins are a phospholipid monolayer of similar composition and lipoproteins traffic not just the contents for the lipid droplet within adipocytes but also the phospholipids and cholesterol of the membranes. When carbohydrates are ingested much of the daily energy flux is in the form of glycogen in the liver and muscles but a ketogenic diet shifts the energy flux to lipids in and out of adipocytes. Those who are muscular and active have greater energy flux and the leaner one is and the smaller their adipocytes the greater the proportional change in size of adipocyte membrane to contents and thus the amount of cholesterol being trafficked by lipoproteins.
  13. As far as I know neither glutathione or cysteine are being reclassified, just NAC. Here's a MedCram video referenced in the story I linked discussing mechanisms by which NAC helps with Covid. In addition to being a glutathione precursor NAC is a strong mucolytic, has antioxidant and antinflammatory activity and may reduce blood clots. Apparently it also has good evidence of benefit for influenza too.
  14. About a year ago I bought NAC powder from Bulk Supplements through Amazon. Running low I went back to reorder but it's no longer listed there. Searching Amazon for NAC turned up nothing even though they used to carry it in many forms. I went to Bulk Supplements to try and order it direct from them but they were out of stock. I asked them when it would be restocked and they replied "Never. The FDA is reclassifying NAC as a drug since it was found helpful for Covid-19." Although it sounded ridiculously implausible to me a quick web search turned up this story: https://uncoverdc.com/2021/05/17/effective-against-covid-19-fda-wants-to-ban-dietary-supplement-nac/ It hasn't yet disappeared from all US web retailers but not knowing how long it will remain available I ordered 2.5 KG to repackage and store in a chest freezer and hopefully have a few years supply. https://www.nutrivitashop.com/n-acetyl-l-cysteine-powder-nac-pharmaceutical-usp-100-pure/
  15. In the US a typical basic lipid panel measures total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides which are used to calculate LDL and thus remnant cholesterol is also a calculated value, usually triglycerides/5 using the Friedewald equation. That equation is not particularly accurate and commonly varies by 10 to 20 percent with measured results. I tried the supposedly best new Sampson equation with my numbers of TC=395, HDL=100, TG=67 and got LDL=305, ie remnant IDL+VLDL=-10 suggesting my age is negative and I have achieved escape velocity! Curiously my lipid panel was done by LabCorp and they didn't use Friedewald as they calculated VLDL=8 and LDL=287.