The Problem with the Ketogenic Diet and Diets in General: My Experience

Recently, as part of what is somewhat of a general cycle of push and shove in terms of macronutrient preferences among diet trends, the “ketogenic diet” has become hugely popular.  This diet is essentially ultra low carb, with the specific goal of reaching a state of metabolic ketosis and achieving a slurry of metabolic benefits…

Transmigration

After death, is it cold and empty? Subtle fears manifest, and dream of deepest human warmth.  What peace! Tao of heart and void persist my first Tanka

The Curse of Aging: Part 3 COMING SOON

Hey all, I know I have disappeared from this universe temporarily but in my hiding I was in fact amassing factual as well as firsthand information on the exact kind of stuff I promised to write in my third component of the aging series. I expect it to be a long one, with three main…

The Curse of Aging Part 2: Mechanisms

Overview In the last installment of this series we went over the definition of aging and the history of its study.  Today, we will go into depth about what actually happens with age (observable effects) and why it happens (underlying molecular causes). Aging, as we discussed, is defined by deleterious biological changes to an organism (us) occurring overtime….

Soul of Protest

Our grandmothers, devoid of their brother’s power, there voices their soul armament stood spartan for the longest hour broke no emotion speaking their discontent. Ancestors who simply stepped on a bus, refused to give up tired of being treated as dogs of the street stone faced and unflinching, through fire they stood up. They had a dream, togetherness replete. What’s happened…

The Curse of Aging, Part 1: Definition and History

Aging research, something which has steadily been developing for several decades, has recently reached critical mass to begin establishing itself as a cultural phenomenon.  At the same time, it remains one of the most misunderstood subjects I can think of.  Over the past 2 or 3 years I have seen front page headlines on Discover magazine, Time, even The Economist about…

Light through the Prism

The light of God, the first light, the original color, flows through the prism of consciousness and is refracted into the colors of 10,000 things. It is that this prism is kept clear that each color is sacred, free, eternal. The view is as the lord of life in technicolor, splashed on each leaf, crumbling…