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Cake day: Mar 29, 2022


Our guts have 2/3 of the neurons as an entire cat. Does this mean our guts are about half as smart as a cat?
cross-posted from: https://mander.xyz/post/232741 > You got to be sh!ting me loool! But srs question. Not that there's any way to measure IQ of our guts versus IQ of cats. > > Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enteric_nervous_system

Do vegetarians have poop that floats more frequently?
"If you eat a high-fiber diet with a lot of vegetables and fruits, you may get floating stools because digesting high-fiber foods releases more air during digestion. This leads to air or gas being trapped in the stool, making it float in the toilet bowl."

Only rectal - which is good, but not as good as the title led me to believe

cross-posted from: https://mander.xyz/post/219090 > In my opinion this is the same risk that mers has


Except replace with unlimited wealth. $ eye balls and instead of force lightning, it’s force stonks rising

Vegetarian tips
cross-posted from: https://mander.xyz/post/215710 I was speaking to a dietician and she gave me some tips. Said you have to eat a bunch of nuts/legumes (not as much green lentils) to get enough protein, and they also have iron. Most plants have incomplete proteins and we can't get all the amino proteins we need, but nuts/legumes have complete proteins. b12 supplements are a good idea. Iron supplements would be a good idea, but they cause stomach issues. But she said after eating an iron source, which is a lot of green vegetable, have vitamin C (fruit for desert) caus vitamin c helps digest iron. Anything i'm misremembering? Or that i should consider? --- According to https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetarian_nutrition: Protein from a variety of plant foods eaten during the course of a day supplies all essential amino acids. example, the combination of both whole rice and canned chickpeas has no limiting amino acids, that means that only consuming rice and chickpeas, in these specific quantities of 306g/day and 261g/day respectively, for long periods of time, would not result in any of the essential amino acid deficiency. Vegetarian diets can be low in omega-3 fatty acids (O3FAs) Vegetarians were not found to suffer from iron (Fe) deficiency more than those who ate meat. Usually lower zinc concentration

Assuming the graph data isn’t fudged, seems concerning to me. But if we’re lucky it will plateau

cross-posted from: https://mander.xyz/post/210498 > Buckle up lads

What's taking so long in terms of inventing new painkillers? And new painkillers would help reduce the opiate epidemic?
cross-posted from: https://mander.xyz/post/210491 > Especially due to the effects of the opiate epidemic. I would think better painkillers that are not opiate, would help prevent people from getting hooked onto opiates via prescription due to having like a surgery. I have looked into why people become addicted to opiates about zero percent, but I've heard some anecdotes. > > As far as I can tell, we've made minimal progress with inventing new painkillers. We got NSAIDs, steroids, opiates, anti-seizure medication for neuropathic pain, antidepressants for neuropathic pain, weed, capsaicin. Probably a few things I've missed. Like once a year I check to see if there's any new progress with painkillers, and it's usually nothing new. Why? > > In particular I think we need a new class of painkillers.

If you go to fancy enough establishments, ask the server if they have a nutrition/calorie sheets someplace. Early vegan activism involved asking servers to recommend them a vegan dish.

If you go to fancy enough establishments, ask the server if they have a nutrition/calorie sheets someplace. Early vegan activism involved asking servers to recommend them a vegan dish.

What about you? Are you planning on starting? Have you been doing it?

Haha thanks for asking.

I’m trying to cut junk food out first , later on vegetarianism, then veganism and at some point after that, calorie restriction.

Cutting out junk food is probably easy mode calorie restriction

At least over here many establishments list how many calories their food has

Does anyone here practice caloric restriction? What has your experiences been?
Cross posted from https://mander.xyz/post/203998?scrollToComments=true

How to spot counterfeit masks
cross-posted from: https://mander.xyz/post/201405 > N95: > > Approved by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH). So, if an N95 mask is given the stamp of approval from NIOSH, it offers that certified level of protection. > > --- > > Kn95: > > However, KN95s (and the similar KF94 masks) are mostly made—and vetted—in China or South Korea. If they are stamped as “NIOSH-approved,” they are actually fakes. > > typos on packages > > Mask will be stamped with “GB 2626-2006” or “GB 2626-2019" > > The packaging must indicate the manufacturing date. Two- to three-year expiration date

Dentistry is longevity boosting and all cultures I know of have some form of dentistry

Both are fine.

I saw “A 57-year-old man receives a pig heart in a groundbreaking transplant to save him from heart disease” and that got me interested in the topic

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