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Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Generation, Works with Alexa
Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Generation, Works with Alexa
Price: $249.00
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good product, ugly design, June 3, 2016
Nest designs mimic Apple's. So they are "cool". But why is this thing so shiny, thick, dark colored with black bezel? Looks completely off on my wall (vs everything else)... the natural white alternatives look so much better.
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Douglas Laboratories® - Pregnenolone 5 mg - Supports Brain and Nervous System* - 100 Tablets
Douglas Laboratories® - Pregnenolone 5 mg - Supports Brain and Nervous System* - 100 Tablets
Offered by iServe Products
Price: $13.20

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great hormonal support!, June 3, 2016
I'm on a low carb lifestyle. This product supports my adrenals & gives me a lot of mental energy. Have tried DHEA, progesterone & pregnenolone so far... and I really love preg vs others.

5mg dose makes me drowsy right after taking it! There's a good reason for it (preg -> progesterone, where progesterone has a naturally sedating effect).

Try splitting daily 5mg into 2.5 x 2 or 1.25 x 4. The latter doses give me the mental boost without the adverse side effects (progesterone may also have feminine side effects! Not good for males).

Don't take preg everyday. Use it opportunistically when you feel the need for it (tired, have food cravings etc). Otherwise your body quickly adjusts to it, and you stop getting the benefits. 1-2 days / week works the best for me!

So, yes, pulse it, cycle it, find your optimal dose, then pregnenolone is a great supplement.


The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones, 2nd edition
The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones, 2nd edition
by Michael E. Platt
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Platt is an as big genius as Dr Atkins was... Ahead of his time... Eye opening..., May 15, 2016
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Dr Platt, thank you for your eye-opening book! Using bio-identical hormones for preventing chronic disease makes 1000x more sense than the current sick-care system. Someday science and/or medical practice will catch up with your ideas. Until that day, your readers are a lucky bunch to get exposed to your ideas.

I highly recommend this book if you're sick with a chronic disease (obesity, autoimmune disease etc). If you keep an open mind, you might get a lot out of it. If you're looking for randomized controlled clinical trials, look elsewhere. Check out the writings of Dr Ray Peat (online) if you're interested in science behind bio-identical hormones.
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The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified
The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified
by Mr. Tim Steele
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.46
24 used & new from $11.57

3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Glad this book came out... I discovered how great potatoes can be., May 11, 2016
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I tried the potato diet for 1-2 weeks. One week: Intermittent fasting till noon, some meat for lunch, unlimited baked potatoes (+ limited ketchup + hot sauce) for dinner. Didn't lose weight, but didn't gain weight either. Second week: All potatoes, no IF... found it very hard to stick to, ended up cheating too much, and gained a couple of lbs. I never got bored of baked potatoes, each meal super tasty. The condiments were making the biggest difference. Plain potatoes => hard to eat. With condiments => Super tasty & delicious. No weight loss :/

Worse yet my fasting blood glucose numbers were super high (100-125)... post-low carb w/ low-carb induced insulin resistance. They normalized somewhat after a while to 100ish. Starch = pure glucose once digested.

Having tried a variety of diets, I'd say carnivore diet is the most effective for weight loss (all meat, eggs, cheese, butter... mostly beef). Then low-carb paleo/keto is the 2nd most effective. Potatoes are the king of carbs... probably the most healthy. Bread is poison... so inflammatory for my body---your mileage may vary. I will be revisiting potato hack time and again.


Sounds of Innocence
Sounds of Innocence
Price: $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Best album I've listened to in years, April 18, 2016
This review is from: Sounds of Innocence (Audio CD)
Kiko ranks alongside with Malmsteen, Satriani & John Petrucci. The songs, musicianship on this cd are amazing. Reminds of Malmsteen's early albums if anything... with a Brazilian, Afro twist.


Dance Of Fire
Dance Of Fire
Price: $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Unique! Has no equal..., February 5, 2016
This review is from: Dance Of Fire (MP3 Music)
Amongst the finest piece of jazz fusion. Amazing album. Deserves more than five stars. Quality of music, compositions & musicianship are breathtaking. One of the most memorable pieces of music I've ever heard... I keep going back to it after 20 years. You gotta give it a chance if you enjoy jazz, fusion or Azeri music.

Superstar lineup:
Aziza Mustafa Zadeh - grand piano and vocals
Al Di Meola - acoustic guitar
Bill Evans - soprano and tenor saxophones
Stanley Clarke - acoustic and electric bass quitars
Kai E. Karpeh De Camargo - 5-string electric bass guitars
Omar Hakim - drums


How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
by Michael Greger
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $16.17
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38 of 71 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Iffy science, December 10, 2015
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"Scientific" claims about usefulness of fruits and vegetables make me cringe. There are so many vegetables and so many health conditions, if you examine 100 [plant foods] x 100 [health conditions], you're bound to find a pair that exhibits a positive statistically-significant correlation. Many articles Dr. Michael Greger cites are questionable for that reason (there's no Bonferroni correction in statistics-speak). That's problem #1.

Problem #2 is Dr Greger writes/speaks as if correlation implies causation. No it doesn't. He often mixes up the two in his analysis... and I literally go nuts when he does that. Purchased the audio book to listen to it during my commute. In several occasions I had to stop listening to the book, as he speaks as if correlation implies causation. I could only listen to perhaps half of the book.... in way too many places he does that. Note to the reader: please discount the findings of associative/epimediological studies. Correlation doesn't imply causation. There are many hidden factors that cannot be corrected in these studies. So, please don't put much weight on such findings. They make up interesting newpaper headlines, but not much more than that.

Problem #3 is most A-B tests (randomized controlled experiments) mentioned in the book take standard american diet (SAD) as the baseline. I don't eat SAD, why should the studies' results apply to me?

In short, I have a lot of issues with the science described here. In a few years time, probably many findings mentioned here will be outdated, disproven or contradicted by other studies... like cholesterol recommendations that keep changing all the time.
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Pure Encapsulations O.N.E. Multivitamin, 60 Count
Pure Encapsulations O.N.E. Multivitamin, 60 Count
Offered by Healthy Choice Supplements
Price: $70.00
3 used & new from $69.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hands down the best multi, November 7, 2015
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I've used many brands of multivitamins in my life, and have been using one daily for the last two years.

I believe this brand is the best so far. Just the right kinds of Vit B. No Iron. Appropriate doses for daily use. Sourced well. Effective.

This product was recommended by Dr Rhonda Patrick, whose work I highly respect and follow closely. That's a huge endorsement!
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Sports Research Vitamin K2 (MK7) Gluten Free Organic Coconut Oil with MenaQ7, 100mcg, 60 Veggie Liquid Softgels
Sports Research Vitamin K2 (MK7) Gluten Free Organic Coconut Oil with MenaQ7, 100mcg, 60 Veggie Liquid Softgels
Offered by Sports Research
Price: $14.95
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for you, November 7, 2015
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Added this to my vit D3, magnesium citrate, fiber & multivitamin regimen. Somehow going to the bathroom more frequently and more easily (not sure why). Happy with the product so far.


Thorne Research Basic B Complex 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Thorne Research Basic B Complex 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Offered by iServe Products
Price: $19.90
6 used & new from $13.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!, September 12, 2015
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I took these pills the first time today. It's as if a light bulb went on, after a few hours of taking it. Feel a lot sharper mentally. Hope the effect will continue going forward. I definitely recommend this product!


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