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What DPers are Eating - February 2014

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In case you haven't heard, Amazon is more than books. In honor of Ed's Chow Session thread, here is a little peek at what DPers are eating (and reading!) from Amazon this month.



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Hi Michael (and all),

I wanted to leave a note about the fact that the Kindle lending library, which is part of Amazon Prime, is only available if you have an actual Kindle device. If you're using the reader app for a browser or the Windows8 app like I am, that feature is not available.

I found some good almond flour on Amazon and decided to sign up for the 30 day trial of the Prime service before the price went up last week. Since it turns out that the 5lb bag of almond flour qualifies for free shipping on it's own, and I'll probably only order it every 2 months or so, I'm probably going to cancel the prime. I'll just have to give it about a week for delivery instead of two days. FYI.

All the time

I'm glad to support the Daily Paul. I purchase plenty of products through your site.

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To whoever spent almost $5,000 on computer memory yesterday

Thank you. It helps.

A lot.



He's the man.

Just curious, what kind of

Just curious, what kind of kick back do you get from Amazon. I curious because I do a lot of shopping through Amazon and only recently linking up with the DP. I'd like to know if my purchases make any kind of difference.

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Between 4 - 7.5%

Depending on the volume done that month. The more items sold, the higher the commission goes.

For computer hardware, like the memory above, it is fixed at 4%.

If you're making any purchases, believe me, it is making a difference. Every little bit helps, it all adds up, and I'm grateful for it.

Without income, there's no way I would (will) be able to continue running the site.

He's the man.

If our living body is a hatching spirit feeling its future life

then death is a delusion defined by the shadow of rebirth.

-Perma says

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Have you ever wished you could buy Gold for the price of Silver?

because if you all right now store the strain of the Agarikon mushroom of the NorthWest you will be buying Gold for the price of Silver... POUND FOR POUND. Your grandkids will praise you.

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

I like that what we are eating is books

Just like in Chinese medicine, the stomach doesn't just have the function of taking in and digesting food, it also has the function of feeding the mind and processing thoughts as well as feeding the spirit.

you are what you eat at all levels. :-)

Because you asked? Here's what I eat every day.

-4 tablespoons cold milled golden flax seed in
-2 cups oj from concentrate
-1 cup plain yogurt with
-1 teaspoon of real maple syrup
-1/2 cup cottage cheese
an omelet made with
-2 eggs
-cheddar cheese
-4 ounces of ham, panda or venison
-green pepper
-more cheese

-way too much coffee
-5 drops of Lugol's formula iodine (for vivid dreams)

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Any starfish with your coffee?

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Really? Who puts ham or venison in their omelette?

Actually I wanted to know if you make your own Lugol's? If so where do you get your supplies? Do you take drops based on a drop to a certain weight ratio or something like that?

time is wasted in minutes not hours

No I just buy it in little brown bottles.

It tastes terrible unless mixed with something.

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Coffee is such a moment for me in beginning my day, i hope the lugol's doesn't ruin the taste. But thanks for the tip.

time is wasted in minutes not hours

I'm not sure if I should say anything

but I feel compelled to when I think of the disaster that I experienced from lugols. I took it for a while and it burned out my endocrine system leading to the worst experience of my life ( which I'm lucky to have survived ). I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole now.

Freedom is a byproduct of acceptance - judge not.

So glad you did

Thank you so much for commenting here on your experience.

I get mixed messages on iodine sufficiency levels being imparted to us through the typical daily *american diet - some say it's adequate or more than adequate some say iodine/iodide is so reduced in our foods/soil that we must take supplements such as lugol's.

Did you take a specific number of drops per day based on a body height/weight ratio that proved to be too much for you or are you saying there's no way to responsibly accurately target a deficiency with lugol's so the risk may outweigh any potential benefit?

Did you take it with selenium? I understand it can reverse iodine toxicity & keeps everything in balance while correcting iodine deficiency.

*By typical daily diet i don't mean Mcdonalds, Mountain Dew and Twinkies; but somewhere in the middle of that and Kale, flax seed and dandelions - like having an apple with a tuna sandwich instead of potato chips or grilled chicken and a salad vs. fried chicken and biscuits, eggs vs. Froot Loops, etc. :)

Thanks again

time is wasted in minutes not hours

Well my experience was

by no means a science. I had become suspect that I had an under active thyroid, and was reading peoples blogs about their use of iodine and the reasons for it. From what I could determine, most people have an iodine deficiency, and the people who were posting seemed to be getting positive results from supplementing it.

So yeah, I started taking a couple of drops a day, but increased it to about 5 drops nearer the end before the side effects kicked in. Basically I think I was completely naive about the potential hazards involved. What I learned later was that it overwhelmed my endocrine system, and my body started producing tons of Histamine which in turn cause my adrenal glands to start pumping adrenalin into my system 24/7.

It was a living nightmare. My salvation came after following some advice to cut out all sugar inducing foods, and start consuming tons of plant protein in the form of green juices and chlorella. This had an amazingly quick and dramatic effect for recovery.

Since that time I have become exceedingly wary of all synthetic supplements, and I believe that if they don't come from plants ( which produce them in a proper form for our bodies ) that they actually cause as much or more harm than they may balance. I would thoroughly recommend looking at food / plant based sources for balancing your iodine if you feel you need to do so.

I wish you the best and hope that helps.

Freedom is a byproduct of acceptance - judge not.


Come on man. Who puts venison in an omelet?

"What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man."
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Shiitake/Reishi mushrooms #1 for Vitamin D and Polysacharides

My diet is 25% Mushrooms 25% Meats and 50% superfood greens.

I also eat around the margins; herbs, tree nuts and leaves, or anything I feel will give me minerals and special enzymes.

I also smoke herbs.

Gardening is also apart of my diet because I breath in the soil and taste it sometimes, I eat certain weeds and can handle vaporizing more herbs when im out in the garden.

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Get more D in your shrooms the easy way

I read somewhere, maybe here, that If you put your mushrooms in the sun for fifteen minutes, the mushrooms become loaded with vitamin D just like exposing your skin does. Most mushrooms are grown in the dark or in shady woods and have a small amount of D. Caveat emptor, I don't know if this is really true or not but it made sense to me based on the source which I have forgotten.

I take 2000 milligrams of D3 every day in the winter and haven't had a cold or flu in 3 years. This year I got run down when the crud was going around and I felt like I was going to get a cold but it never took. I used to get one or two bouts of the crud every year.

I now grow my own shiitake mushrooms and this should be the first year I get the big harvest. If you eat that many, it's easy but laborious to grow your own. They are costly at the grocery. Next winter I'll be eating sun dried shiitakes instead of the pills.

You may have read one of my posts, because I do that daily

I wake up every morning and put 4 shiitakes outside in my favorite sun spot and in the evening I come back and eat them plum dry, tastes great, and when my household comes down with a flu I sneeze a couple times and that's that, hardly ever takes hold

I take stamets' expensive pills and I also grow my own shiitakes too off oaks, the trick is to cut the oak before flowers bloom and after they grow ...(like right now)...keeps the sugar content high.

you are awesome btw! there are not many of us out there mycologically speaking, with a libertarian edge that is a dangerous combo to the establishment.

I also grow paddy straw, reishi, turkey tail, king stroph, lions main, and oysters.

My plan for the summer with the oysters is to get the fastest colonizer off my flowhood from pink oyster and try a 3 step plastic composting bin.

If you ever want to trade or anything as your work progresses I have F1's in slants of many strains. My friend and I are currently gathering investors for our LLC "Some Fun Guys" to sell wholesale ports, etc.

Mycelia will be the utilitarian of world commerce so lets be libertarians who see it through from the beginning of its industry.

Also, if you can ever get a hold of it let me know... but the Agarikon mushroom will be the prize possession of the future and will be worth its weight in gold

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

did anybody mention crap sandwiches?

staple diet of libertarian activists for years.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

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Had a steady diet of them over the last 7 years

I'm looking to improve my eating habits.

He's the man.

take this for a new mantra


repeat that over and over in your mind until it loses all meaning and just becomes a cosmic sound and expression of our innermost being. Whenever something good happens, whenever something bad happens, whenever anything happens...

it's all crap sandwiches.

My spiritual instruction to you all for this day.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

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You must have done the Landmark Forum?



Anyway, thanks.

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Thank you Mike for everything. I have booked this and will return to it weekly.
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