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  1. On the subject of fasting causing heart failure: I would like to know how the medical profession in the time of Dr. Tanner got the idea that on the 10th day of a fast is death from heart failure. Many people went far beyond 10 days and I never heard or read of heart failure during a fast. So where did this idea come from? Did it come from an article in a peer reviewed scientific journal? I suspect that it is just a theory that does not work that way in practice. I imagine it might be possible in the case of a person who is so nutritionally depleted as to not have any business fasting and no competent fasting supervisor would allow this to happen. HMS supervised 40,000 fasts ranging in length up to 90 days. Here is a remarkable statement from him. "... I may add that I have never seen a death from "heart failure" during a fast, although I have seen many crippled hearts make complete recoveries during a fast." Show me a case of death from heart failure during a fast and then maybe we can examine the details of that case. Until then it seems like a myth based on only theory. If you are worried about depletion of electrolytes during a fast (altho there is probably no reason to be), you can try water with electrolytes in it, maybe distilled water with a small amount of salts in it. That is an idea from Loren Lockman. But some people think distilled water is better. Sure electrolytes get depleted during a fast. Everything gets depleted during a fast. Fat gets depleted. Reserve nutrients get depleted. That's why the fast must eventually end. So what?
  2. You seem to have a fear based on the ignorance of the medical profession in Tanner's time. They were so ignorant in the time of Dr. Tanner that they did not believe it is possible for a human to live without food 40 days and they thought Tanner's claim was fraud. Psychiatrists have a word - phobia - it means irrational fear. If you really don't have the nutritional reserves, the potassium supplement won't do it. Build yourself up with a good diet with all the nutrients prior to the long fast. And if you have no experience with fasting you probably should do it under supervision at TrueNorth, probably the safest place in the world to fast.
  3. Do you know the story of Dr. Tanner? In his time the medical profession was so ignorant about fasting that they believed death from heart failure happens on the 10th day. Dr. Tanner tried to commit suicide by fasting, expecting to die on the 10th day. Where did this idea come from, that the heart fails during a fast on the 10th day? Shelton supervised 40,000 fasts and says fasting benefits the heart. Alan Goldhamer supervised 15,000+ fasts and in his lectures doesn't seem to know about heart failure during a fast. Where is the evidence that fasting causes heart failure? I tried to track it down and found nothing except theory. Why do people persist in believing this myth? I never heard of any fasting doctor using a potassium supplement. It's not in any of Shelton's books about fasting. It's not in any of Goldhamer's lectures about fasting. It's not in any of Loren Lockman's talks about fasting that I listened to. It's not in Wardolfski's diary of his 42 day fast. It's not in Dr. Goldstein's book about his 42 day fast. The guy who did a 30 day fast every year for many years did not mention a potassium supplement. I did a bunch of fasts ranging in length up to 22 days without a potassium supplement and nothing happened to my heart. I think this idea of heart failure caused by fasting is a leftover from the ignorance of the medical profession in the days of Dr. Tanner. Just theory, not results. Maybe they extrapolate from the first 3 days. There is more than one version of this myth. The more common myth on quora seems to be that the heart loses protein. This has nothing to do with potassium. If your nutrient reserves (including potassium) are so low that you can't withstand a long fast, you have no business doing a long fast, and the fasting supervisor is supposed to watch for problems. and take you off the fast if a real problem happens.
  4. Dr. Alec Burton said you need 2 or 3 colds per year to be healthy. Obviously this is not true if you live right. But I think he meant in this imperfect world it is difficult or impossible to live perfectly right. Even if you need the colds, they don't need to be bad colds. Maybe just a few sneezes and it's over.
  5. A toxemia crisis is an action done by the body in response to the toxin level being above the toxin tolerance level, as explained by John H. Tilden. Why would you want to be immune to this body response? What would that mean? Read the book. https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Faconc.com%2F020103toxemia.pdf
  6. 1. If you feed a cold, you will need to starve a fever. Starve them both. To eat when you are sick is to feed your sickness. 2. I don't know what being immune to a toxemia crisis means, unless it means you are setting yourself up for bigger trouble.
  7. There are many so-called cures for cancer. Check out this list from wiki. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unproven_and_disproven_cancer_treatments Probably each and every one of them has someone claiming evidence of success. As a certain wise man wrote: the cures come and the cures go. They are doomed to failure if they don't reverse causes. There are many stories where people claim to have reversed cancer. For example Chris Wark interviewed many people who claim to have reversed cancer. Unless approved by the cancer industry, all these stories are taken as false and their methods are rejected as quackery. We can live in hope that some day the cancer industry will come up with something or approve something that will put itself out of business. Or maybe not. Is the cancer industry in the business of putting itself out of business? I figure the cancer industry has no business being in business unless it is in the business of putting itself out of business. But maybe I don't understand how the real world works. Perhaps they should start with something easier than cancer, for example the common cold. But Dr. John H. Tilden figured out the common cold nearly a hundred years ago. https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Faconc.com%2F020103toxemia.pdf You can suppress the common cold or you can let it run its course. If you suppress the common cold, that leads to worse stuff in the long run. You can shorten the time required for it to run its course and make the symptoms milder by sleeping, keeping comfortably warm, sipping water, fasting. And all else being equal, the worse your symptoms, the quicker you are getting better; to understand this statement, read the book. A doctor said you need 2 or 3 colds per year to maintain health. If there is any truth to this statement Tilden's book explains why.
  8. Carlsen vs Caruana world chess match 2018 countdown and schedule
  9. Mike Adams explains why the name change from REAL.video to Brighteon.com.
  10. Ayn Rand was a poor excuse for an Objectivist. Smoking is anti-reason and anti-life.
  11. I thought you were talking about smoking.
  12. That's rationalisation. Rationalisation is the misuse of the faculty of reason as a tool of deception instead of a tool of knowledge. Health is a rational value.
  13. But that's quackery. The scientific way is to stop symptoms with poisons drugs.
  14. You could have taken drugs to stop all those symptoms.
  15. This book is not about morality. It is about health effects of tobacco. The title is 'The Use and Abuse of Tobacco'. In the book tobacco has only 1 use, insecticide or insect repellent. It does nothing good for health according to the book. The reason why I posted this book is not merely to point out that it exists but also for you to read it and consider the evidence in the book. I thought this would be understood without being said.
  16. A cigarette is a pipe with a fire at one end and a fool at the other end.
  17. It is often said the health effects of smoking were not known in Ayn Rand's time. Here is a book published before Ayn Rand was born. http://medicolegal.tripod.com/lizars1859.htm The Use and Abuse of Tobacco by John Lizars, M.D. (Edinburgh: 1856, 1857, 1859, reprinted, Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co, 1883)
  18. World chess champion Magnus Carlsen will put his title on the line against challenger Fabiano Caruana in London, November 9-28. The match will be commented by neural net Leela Chess Zero. Leela will be running on super-powerful hardware and will be expected to perform at about elo 3500, which is over 650 rating points stronger than the strongest human. http://www.chessdom.com/world-chess-championship-2018-live-with-a-neural-network/ Carlsen will be severely tested in this match, judging by elo ratings in the link below. Carlsen 2839.0, Caruana 2834.5, nearly the same. Also Carlsen's rating seems to be staying put while Caruana's rating seems to be going up. Caruana won the 2018 Grenke tournament ahead of Carlsen. Caruana won the 2018 Norway tournament ahead of Carlsen. https://2700chess.com/
  19. I will assume you all listened to the videos above by Rich Piana and Brian Shaw. The theme in both is to &^%$# EAT! Here is another comical contrasting video by Loren Lockman.
  20. It is for people who are interested, not for people who are not interested. It is not likely to be of interest to you if government is your religion. I can give 2 bits of advice about how to get thru 10 hours, for those who are interested. 1. You don't need to go thru all 10 hours at one time. You can pause the video and take breaks. 2. You can multi-task. For example while I'm listening to Larken Rose I might look at somebody's best chess games or see what's happening on TCEC and other stuff not involving sound. It is easy to do that with audios that have no visual appeal.
  21. "The Most Dangerous Superstition" by Larken Rose in audio form, 10 hours. He is thumbs down on government.
  22. Karl Marx was better at chess than he was at philosophy.
  23. A game of chess played by Karl Marx. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1278768 I don't have the foggiest clue what this proves or what this has to do with the topic of this thread. What kind of non-Aristotlean logic did he use to play chess?
  24. What would happen if you took the most intelligent males and females of some species of animal and mated them together and continued in this manner for lots of generations? Could dogs, chimps, whatever be selectively bred to equal humans in intelligence? I think there is a limit based on the gene pool. To exceed the limit would require a mutation.