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katakowsj  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: WTF? Turns out there are active freakshow racist homophobes in my town.

Thanks. I suppose we can’t over-shine a light on similar situations.

katakowsj  ·  28 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mysteries around obesity and the contaminant hypothesis

I've recently read "The Obesity Code", by Jason Fung and have applied and bought into much of Fung's theory of insulin resistance driving much of the world's obesity. The idea of a chemically manipulated set point and insulin resistance may not be mutually exclusive either. Pollution in our environment could also cause disruption in insulin and other hormones that regulate satiety.

I've shed 14 pounds since April by adhering to a low carb (50 or fewer grams daily) and avoiding any low- fat foods ( fat usually replaced by refined carbs) and I'm feeling great. Caveat, I'd gained nearly 20lbs. from Jan 8th to early March 2021, as I was prescribed a decent dose of the cortico-steroid Dexamethasone for several weeks. I'd had brain surgery to stereo-tactically ablate brain cancer cells. Dexamethasone, given to prevent brain swelling, disrupts the hormone insulin, My blood sugar levels became pre-diabetic, and I woke each morning with hunger that I'd never known before. I ate like crazy, craving refined carbohydrates. I now buy into the idea that in our world of food-abundance, regulating our insulin production and preventing insulin-resistance is pivotal to staying fit.

katakowsj  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How to confront someone for potato theft?

Points well made. Seems like so many of our anti-vaxxers are like the 18,000 little cheaters all stealing our freedom from the larger pool that we are all part of. An anti-vaxxer thinking, "I don't deserve to take any risk by getting the jab, I'll slide by and steal some protection from those saps that are listen to actual scientific reasoning. That choice mulitplied by the thousands now becomes our problem with the Delta Variant.

This dude is a total clown. I hope to never hear of him in Michigan.

katakowsj  ·  57 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: FFRF: Christianity is Collapsing

Shhh.. Some evangelical will take this as a challenge to build a space-church.

katakowsj  ·  61 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: IOS is breaking Facebook advertising

Yep. It begins to offset the garbage they pass off as iTunes.

katakowsj  ·  61 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Actually, it’s more like fear…

OMG. My mind went right what a Trump presidency could have done with a fleet of these, especially if he'd sidled up too closely for the Russians to gain control of them

katakowsj  ·  61 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Toxoplasma — The Most Successful Parasite in the world….do you know it?

Agreed. I had a similar feeling. Kind of,Hmm. will I be hearing more of this in upcomif science reporting, or. Is this guy going full-tilt chicken little on toxoplasma all on his own?