Bulletproof: something to lose

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I’m bulletproof, fire away, fire away. I’ve also got more stuff in this cup than the recipe linked below, but more on that another time.

Dave Asprey, who first introduced the idea of bulletproof coffee in 2009, is a person with serious IT street cred, having worked for Trend Micro, Blue Coat and Citrix. According to some sources, he was also among the first to think of putting the caffeine molecule on a tee-shirt. Awesome.

Despite my admiration for his tech chops, the idea of putting butter in coffee seemed a bit, er — yakky — pun intended. Then, I tried it. It tastes pretty good!

The simple recipe for bulletproof coffee is a combination of high-quality coffee, butter, and a fractionalized coconut oil that is composed of medium-chain triglycerides. Continue reading Bulletproof: something to lose

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On thin ice with MS – sound familiar? (This post is actually about clothing.)

For some reason my office at work has been unusually hot this summer. Even in the same office suite, mine is much hotter than the other offices. Therefore, I’m dreaming of ice in August.

I began to mention my physical discomfort to the department manager when temperatures routinely went over 75 Fahrenheit. After the office was peaking above 80 with a matching humidity level, I suggested that this situation was not ideal for a person with MS. Then, I lost the use of one leg, followed by a forearm, and finally had to take a week of sick leave until I could walk again. Continue reading On thin ice with MS – sound familiar? (This post is actually about clothing.)

Ketogenics and MS

A ketogenic diet is one in which 60-75 percent of your daily caloric intake comes from fat. Carbs are kept to a minimum, and protein accounts for the rest of the diet. A very strict version of the diet is a lifesaver for some children with epilepsy. Having read quite a few books about auto-immune diseases that mentioned the brain’s need for fat, I decided to try increasing my fat intake while reducing my carbs. Continue reading Ketogenics and MS