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7th December 2009next
making a decision to see myself a
way, I decide who I become. How I perceive the world and its processes,
directly affects not only my interactions with it, but also what is
going around me. By making a decision to see the world a certain way, I
what the world around me becomes. So, make no mistake - I create my
closed my eyes to relax completely, to switch off as much of the
as possible. I did not make my thoughts drift completely away, and when
down like this, managed to come to various conclusions, including one
mathematical proof of an idea that had been on my mind for some time.
But I did
drift away several times, each time feeling slightly clearer, stronger,
energized than before. When I finally got up, I brushed my whole body
skin brushes, the little one for the face and the big one for the rest
body, then had a shower and then another lie down, eating a lovely,
watermelon. Now tell me this it not a total indulgence!
9th December 2009
It's clear to me. I now think that the lack
of rest might have largely contributed to my detox. Rest is needed for
repair and cleanup, and so lack of rest leads to various problems which
might accumulate to something more serious. This is why people can get
a cancer from lack of rest. Stress kills. Oh, and eating only when
hungry approach makes even more sense to me now, for similar reasons.
Why put food in when the body is busy doing something completely
different, and gives an obvious sign of it, lack of hunger. Going
against the body signals is going against the perfectly set processes,
disrupting the harmony, body struggling to overcome the extra burden,
chaos, and in the long term, repetitive patterns resulting in
manifestation of problems, a disease.
Sharing with you my little secret:
Ever since my teenage years people used to comment how much I look like Mona Lisa. Even strangers on the street would call out after me "Mona Lisa!". I guess I do look a lot like her, not exactly like her, but a lot, the bone structure, the smile, the hair. This is as far as the external image is concerned. As far as the mind, I am a scientist, an explorer, an inventor of ideas, a mathematician, and so perhaps my mind resembles more Leonardo than Mona Lisa. Due to that long-time resemblance connection, I feel in some ways very close to her and to Leonardo in particular.
29th December 2009
The recent dietary patterns I observe is
eating 3 or 2 larger meals per day (as compared to grazing all day in
my earlier years of raw), and having my first meal after 12 noon (I am
not hungry in the morning), and fruit mono is my preference as usual
with some salads sometimes. This all has to do with being more in tune
with my instincts than ever before (true hunger for example). I feel
good, grounded, calm, balanced, relaxed, energetic.
31st December 2009My short article at 30 bananas a day forum:
In response to
The trouble with most books on empirical sciences is that as soon as they are printed, the information in them may become outdated. This is why reading most recent papers in (internationally-recognized) scientific journals is a more accurate way of learning about the current state of science.
Wrangham argues that human ancestors learned to tame fire and cook food 1.9 million years ago , which changed our appearance (small jaw etc) and made us human. His book was published in May 2009. However, in October 2009, the scientists announced the discovery of Ardi, the humanoid and our ancestor from 4.4mln years ago, well before the invention of cooking, that already had the human-like features, including the ability to walk upright, small face and small canines [2, 3].
When browsing through those recent papers on Ardi, it is evident that the scientists still speculate about the details and there is a number of various hypotheses, which is the standard feature of empirical sciences in which hard-core proofs do not exist. Nevertheless, some conclusions emerge, such as the raw diet consisting of less hardy matter. This makes sense, for example, bonobo have less prominent jaw when compared to common chimpanzees, and their diet, besides the soft fruit, consists of much softer green matter than the tough vegetable matter present in the diet of common chimpanzees. Also, bonobo are also far less aggressive than common chimpanzees .
It is worth mentioning here that an interesting theory explains the evolution of human brain through the lenses of our frugivorous origin .
(A minor note, as far as the mathematically flawed calorie model, its inaccuracy has been explained extensively at other posts on this forum.)
2. “Ardipithecus ramidus and the Paleobiology of Early Hominids”, Tim D. White et al, VOL 326 SCIENCE, 2 October 2009, page 64
3. “The Ardipithecus ramidus Skull and Its Implications for Hominid Origins”, Gen Suwa et al, VOL 326 SCIENCE, 2 October 2009, page 68
4. “The Social Behavior of Chimpanzees and Bonobos: Empirical Evidence and Shifting Assumptions”, Craig B. Stanford, Current Anthropology, Vol. 39, No. 4 (Aug. - Oct., 1998), pp. 399-420