McPherson says of Angelou’s autobiographies, “order out of chaos,” a struggle to relate her personal experience to the general condition of African Americans, so that the individual’s chaotic life is given order through the awareness of being related to the communal experience (Balance 1).
That men are drawn to war is no surprise. How old are boys before they turn a finger and thumb into a pistol? Long before they love girls, they love war, at least everything they imagine war to be: guns and explosions and manliness and courage. When my neighbors and I played war as kids, there was no fear or sorrow or cowardice. Death was temporary, usually as fast as you could count to sixty and jump back into the game. We didn't know yet about the darkness. And young men are just slightly older versions of those boys, still loving the unknown, perhaps pumped up on dreams of duty and heroism and the intoxicating power of weapons. In time, war dispels many such notions, and more than a few men find that being freed from society's professed revulsion to killing is really no freedom at all, but a lonely burden. Yet even at its lowest points, war is like nothing else. Our culture craves experience, and that is war's strong suit. War peels back the skin, and you live with a layer of nerves exposed, overdosing on your surroundings, when everything seems all wrong and just right, in a way that makes perfect sense. And then you almost die but don't, and are born again, stoned on life and mocking death. The explosions and gunfire fry your nerves, but you want to hear them all the same. Something's going down.
I was curious if his answer would be "In search of a better life" when asked, "Why did you come here?" By offering personal insights and experiences regarding his/our situation I would like to discuss issu...
Besides being able to have the opportunity to see first hand what really goes on in the health care setting but to also gain the proper knowledge and experience that I’ll forever carry with me throughout my career in the medical field.
I’m writing an essay on a mitochondrial disorder (MERRF) and am fascinated about cell-specific (or tissue-specific) energy thresholds and how different substrates being oxidized or fermented affects their survival. It appears very relevant to Alzheimer’s disease. Along the same lines, Peter (over at ) has a cool post discussing “Neuronal Fuel and Function” which echoes the question: which fuel does this cell (or that cell) prefer in these circumstances?
The next morning (after very little sleep) I woke up to attend a martial arts class and behaved strangely when I arrived, not talking to or greeting other students or the master/shifu (not normal behavior for me) and I began a slow jogging warmup. Apparently after less than a single lap around a small gym, I headed towards the other room and bumped into a plant and collapsed (possibly having a seizure), my heart got up to 200 beats/minute and then stopped. I was given CPR for 10 minutes, ambulance arrived and shocked me twice, I was cooled and put in coma at hospital and came out of it a few days later amazingly with no apparent brain damage (except acute memory loss extending from the day I took the Ketones (day before collapse) to the day after I woke from the coma. Apart from that, it’s been over 3 weeks since my release from cardiac care unit and my memory is as sharp as ever (minus the incident and the timeframe mentioned before which is completely blank still). My other cognitive abilities seem normal as well. On one hand I think all my Keto-type eating, C8, Coconut Oil, and Exogenous Ketones may be responsible for protecting my brain and on the other hand I can’t think of any other reason the heart attack could have been triggered unless it was simply long term lack of sleep but that’s nothing new for me. I’m 40 years old and have been an active athlete all my life and this is the first heart-related incident I can recall ever having. Anybody think it could have been overdosing on Exogenous Ketones (KetoCana)?
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My friend introduced exogenous ketones to me and I just started googling and yours is the first article that came up. Suuuuper interesting! I love exercising but you’d never know it to look at me. I wish my body would burn the calories rather than storing them and leaving me tired and hungry. I’m less concerned about my appearances than I am about not having energy and the increasing load the extra weight puts on my system. However I do notice that, not only for myself, I never met a weight loss regime that didn’t have the tendency messing with my energy levels and with the end result of developing a more efficient metabolic system i.e. being larger than before a couple years later.
I am a female professional cyclist and am very interested in learning more about utilizing a higher ketosis diet. My first question would be, can I sustain this type of diet during the racing season when I will have to go anaerobic at some points during races or should I reserve implementing a higher ketosis diet during off-season when I am doing more aerobic base type training?
I also administer metabolic testing at a facility in Scottsdale, AZ and see numerous athletes everyday who may benefit from utilizing a ketosis diet. Where can I send them for more information on how to go about creating a keto diet that is specific to them and their training objectives?
Thank you for your help. I look forward to hearing back from you. Smiles.
I am at present in deep ketosis and training for mountain bike endurance racing. I raced my first 24 hour race very low carb and it went extremely well except for the terrible sinus headache I got from the weather/allergies. But, I didn’t have to eat much and I never bonked. If only I didn’t love pizza so much…
My thoughts and now my clinical experience on this topic are so complex that they warrant an entire blog post, rather than a quick response (at the risk of “pulling a Fermat”). But I don’t want to promise anything. Blogging is currently priority #11 on a list of 10 things in my life.
Thanks to my years of keto-running, I now test my son for BHB and blood glucose and use the keto sticks to test the AcAc. We are now catching the episodes earlier because we know what to look for and can test for it easily. While he continues to have episode of keto/metabolic acidosis, they are less severe than his first episode.