Communists and Eating Fast

Day One is getting closer and as I work on what I eat, it occured to me that I may need to look at how I eat as well. I eat fast, in part because I always have. The other part comes from a brief stint in the military where as a part of basic training, soldiers are taught how to inhale food. It’s a practical lesson based on the idea that in battlefield conditions you may have only a few minutes to throw down some sort of sustenence before the battle resumes. Now the way they teach this possibly

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Immortality and the Art of Strategic Impurity

Legends say the the ancient Taoist masters discovered the secrets of physical immortality. Now, interestingly enough, immortality is achieved through ultra-clean living. You sit on a mountaintop, eliminate meat, grains and alcohol from your diet, don’t have sex, meditate for 18 hours a day and there you go. You’re immortal. I’m assuming the dichotomy is obvious. To become immortal, you give up living. The Taoist masters will say that you only truly live when you become one with the Tao and forsake the world but they were also a pack of realists, these masters, and they acknowledged the fact that

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The Difference Between a Diet and a Dietary Lifestyles

I’m not really looking for a diet. I’ve experienced most of the fads and a few of the fashions but they all lack sustainability or they fall short on results. What I’m looking for is a dietary lifestyle, as in a way of living that fits with the modern environment and within a certain budget. Diets don’t work unless you adjust your life to meet the restrictions of the diet and that’s more than most can stand for too long. But, for the sake of argument, let’s run down the most popular diets and illustrate some weaknesses and be honest

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A new beginning . . .

My quest for a reasonable dietary lifestyle that will deliver health and energy with minimal expense and that can stand the burdens and temptations of everyday life has lead me to this moment in time. Here I will commit and begin a chronicle of an experiment that puts everything I’ve observed and learned through many years and countless variations of diets and lifestyles into play. My hope is that if I record the means and methods as I go, I can pin down what works and what doesn’t and solve the riddle of health and sustenance in a modern environment.Modern

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