Seemly Celebration: Joytarian Corridors to the Future Peace

When is it unseemly to celebrate? I‘ve got this formula for elevated celebratory states which I know works well: fasting (restricting to around 500 cals of healthy plant-based foods) for a day and night, waking after a good sleep, having a double espresso (plus high B-vits and Vit C) and then dancing to Uplifting Trance … Continue reading Seemly Celebration: Joytarian Corridors to the Future Peace

Taking the Mood Dampers Off with Hypericum Flavonoids on Post-Fast days: A key to successful, sustainable 5:2 dieting?

The original reverb peddle was the piano’s sustain peddle. The default for a piano is for the felt dampers to come down as soon is a key is released to stop the piano wire from vibrating. This stops the note when you release it, allowing for clear and cohesive melody and chord progressions without all … Continue reading Taking the Mood Dampers Off with Hypericum Flavonoids on Post-Fast days: A key to successful, sustainable 5:2 dieting?

Various Genres of Electronic Dance Music and their Connections to Our Happy Chemicals

Latest YouTube offering - me chatting away about various genres of EDM and their connection to our Happy Chemicals... https://youtu.be/rDweLG_AUdk

Sunshine Mood Response – Multiple triggers are better than Vitamin D alone

https://youtu.be/4kP-Ft4VL3c Triggering What’s Natural for You If you sometimes feel a little out of sorts in the Winter, it doesn’t necessarily mean that something’s gone wrong with your human systems; it could rather be that there is a mismatch between your human creature-hood and your current location. The majority of our evolution from what we … Continue reading Sunshine Mood Response – Multiple triggers are better than Vitamin D alone

RETURN OF REURTERI: hesiod’s ages of man applied to the microbiome

According to Hesiod, the first age of humankind was the Golden Age. This was ruled by Cronus (Saturn). Peace and harmony prevailed. Humans did not have to toil for food, but it was freely provided. They lived long lives and retained their youthfulness to the end. There then followed a series of other ages -Silver, … Continue reading RETURN OF REURTERI: hesiod’s ages of man applied to the microbiome

YAM PHASE: oxytocin and hyyge

On this blog I written much about the benefits of restoring the old fast/feast cycle of our hunter gather ancestors, with most of the focus being on how when we’re fasting we can enter into that mode where we go more easily into high-motivation, high-performance flow states where we are robust in the face of … Continue reading YAM PHASE: oxytocin and hyyge

Mindful Hedonism: Resolving the Lennon Contradiction through Mixed Method Meditation

https://youtu.be/WrJxQavDjtg VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: If you look at John Lennon’s songs from the late 60s through into the 70s as a document of his psychological state, it makes an interesting case study, and you can see an odd conflict between an unusually keen self-awareness and an equally extreme hedonism, and he seems to have swung from … Continue reading Mindful Hedonism: Resolving the Lennon Contradiction through Mixed Method Meditation

Persephone’s Pomegranate: the Best of Both Worlds (Feel-good fasting with polyphenols)

Fascinatingly, a 2012 study - Potentiation of dietary restriction-induced lifespan extension by polyphenols – found that (as its title suggests) polyphenols can help with fasting. I came across this while researching to try to find out why I have been feeling so good recently while eating plenty of blueberries and pomegranate seeds on my reduced … Continue reading Persephone’s Pomegranate: the Best of Both Worlds (Feel-good fasting with polyphenols)

Why phenol fasting could take you to the next level

Fish have to keep swimming to move water through their gills so they can get oxygen. Life’s a little like that. You might find a good formula that works well, but if you’re not interested in finding ways to make it even better, then something is lost. We have to keep moving forward, even if … Continue reading Why phenol fasting could take you to the next level

WHAT FOLLOWS FLOW? THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FLOW AND MINDFULNESS, AND HOW THEY CAN COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER

I’ve discovered that I can get into a pretty deep Flow State through writing, if it’s a topic that motivates me and interests me and if I am “on to something” and it gives me scope to use my intellectual capacities to the full, in other words, high challenge matched by high skill. A short … Continue reading WHAT FOLLOWS FLOW? THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FLOW AND MINDFULNESS, AND HOW THEY CAN COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER