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Healthy smoothie life

Posted by nootrope , 27 March 2017 - - - - - - · 4,729 views
supplements, exercise, smoothies
Life continues! 
Although in many ways I'm quite healthy (knock on wood), and looking at Facebook pictures of my classmates from high school and college, I find they often look a decade plus older than I am--in some ways too being a health nut might not be ultimately so healthy. It could be a way of postponing my life. Instead of seizing the day, I j...


Still alive!

Posted by nootrope , 07 November 2016 - - - - - - · 2,767 views
I'm still alive, really I am! I wrote a great and extensive blog entry here some time ago, but my computer crashed before I could post it. I don't really remember the exact details of that lost brilliance! I'm about to go to bed, so I'll make this fairly brief. 
That experiment with a ketogenic diet I tried a couple of summers ago only lasted for tha...


Trying a Keto Diet

Posted by nootrope , 17 April 2015 - - - - - - · 3,675 views
I am trying on a ketogenic diet for the first time. I'm about a week into it.

My bipolar disorder came back for a bit--it had been about 7 years in remission--and I was hospitalized for a week and a half. There may have been outside factors that pushed me over--and then I think I became a lot worse once I became hospitalized and separated from my CPAP ma...


Human Enhancement at Shakespeare's 450th Birthday

Posted by nootrope , 23 April 2014 - - - - - - · 2,971 views

Shakespeare turns 450 this April 23. I'd already been thinking about him. Why? Well, here we often talk about "nootropics" and "transhumanism" and the singularity and--well, to use a Shakesperian phrase--the Brave New World that our technology is ushering in, and the people who will be in it. We see ads online for "lumosity", a company offering brain game...


Public service, ashwagandha and oxygen

Posted by nootrope , 13 January 2013 - - - - - - · 3,948 views

A bit of a public service announcement: Our interest in life extension here is mostly an individual thing or an interest in advancing the frontiers. Progress also needs to be made in making more widely available medical and nutritional advances to developing countries. For example, this charity came to my...


Healthy Life Update

Posted by nootrope , 27 December 2012 - * * * * - · 2,444 views

What's new with me? I have a girlfriend. She's 8 years younger (I'm now 45), an impressive person with an exotic background. That she's a high energy extrovert means I need regular down time on my own. I hope she doesn't resent that. I'm still working hard towards tenure. Living in a town in which I use a car instead of a bicycle,...


still alive

Posted by nootrope , 07 June 2012 - * * * * * · 3,951 views

Hey, I'm still alive! All I have to do is keep doing this, forever, and I'll be immortal!

Before I review my supplement, exercise, and nutrition experiments I thought I'd review a movie I saw last night whose central themes are relevant to this site: Darren Aranofsky's "The...


Diet, Supplements

Posted by nootrope , 21 March 2012 - - - - - - · 2,787 views

Here's one staple of my diet I like to think is particularly healthy:

I make a meal centered on a mixture of lentils, split peas, and semi-grains. The nutrition pendulum has swung away from grains, since the "food pyramid" of last decade over-emphasized them. But I think legumes like lentils and peas should be at the center of any diet to...



Posted by nootrope , 14 February 2012 - - - - - - · 2,426 views
nootropics, sleep, paleo
I've had a couple of birthdays since I last posted here. 44 years in to my hoped for long life, and still experimenting with "nootropic" improvements to my ways of thinking and feeling.

The basics of my life now: I'm employed as a tenure-track professor. It's a small university and not one as prestigious as those I'd taught at...


Thanks, ThankYou... Slate... Dual n-back again...

Posted by nootrope , 19 November 2010 - - - - - - · 3,662 views

My membership here expired but someone with the appropriate user name ThankYou bought a couple of months' membership for me. Thanks, ThankYou!

Slate online magazine has been running a series of articles on life extension, aging, and immortality.


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