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  2. Not a great idea to do, but probably not the death knell for your child's mental health. Crack, OTOH...
  3. Nido has more than that, but I don't know that it's anything more than a dry full fat milk powder.
  4. Evidently I jumped the gun. After considering confounding variables, the variance dropped further to 0.4%.
  5. September 23, 2020 Associations Between Prenatal Cannabis Exposure and Childhood OutcomesResults From the ABCD Study Sarah E. Paul, BA1; Alexander S. Hatoum, PhD2; Jeremy D. Fine, BS1; et alEmma C. Johnson, PhD2; Isabella Hansen, BA1; Nicole R. Karcher, PhD1; Allison L. Moreau, MA1; Erin Bondy, MA1; Yueyue Qu1; Ebony B. Carter, MD3; Cynthia E. Rogers, MD2; Arpana Agrawal, PhD2; Deanna M. Barch, PhD1,2; Ryan Bogdan, PhD1 Author Affiliations Article Information JAMA Psychiatry. Published online September 23, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.2902
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  7. This. If you get a chance, go back and watch reruns of Dragnet when they start with a pan shot of LA....the smog is plainly visible along horizon...
  8. airnow.gov now includes purpleair sensors on their maps. I'm pushing Ambient to find a way in to the "inexpensive sensor program" with airnow, because we track the same things as purpleair, and more sensors seems to be a good thing to me.
  9. I agree with Construct. Days with PM2.5 readings in the 100-400 range should be pretty clear to the naked eye why you would not want to be outside. Same would go for PM10...though you don't see PM10 called out as the active pollutant very often. If O3/ozone is the pollutant, you wouldn't want to avoid it unless you know you're sensitive to the impact of the pollutant. I have yet to hear a person say "I'm allergic to Ozone", so aside from the typical eye/nose/throat irritation that smog brings, I don't think it's a good reason to not be active if it's not bugging you.
  10. In my experience, the days with bad PM2.5 pollution are visible to the naked eye as long as you can see some distant landmarks. The 100-400 PM2.5 days are visibly bad, especially with smoke particles in the air. You probably wouldn't be very excited to go outside on the really bad days anyway. Air pollution is becoming a popular research topic. There are an increasing number of studies with tentative links between air pollution exposure and various negative health effects. I went ahead and put HEPA air purifiers in my house and my office (back when that was a thing) so I could at l
  11. PurpleAir has a worldwide map of their sensor readings: https://www.purpleair.com/map?mylocation
  12. AQI is not subjective, though "Air quality" may be. AQI monitors for PM2.5, PM10, O3, as the major sources of pollution at present. PM2.5 is easily and cheaply monitored using some automation and some parts for probably ~$30, or you can buy Purple Air, which is insanely expensive and built with the very same parts that you can use, and at the $200 price tag. I monitor PM2.5 at my home using my Ambient Weather station. It doesn't break it out as AQI, though, but ug/m3, which has some back-flippy math you can do to get it approximated.
  13. 1-2 tablespoons of MCT oil doesn't bother my stomach much when mixed with normal meals. The problem with the meal replacement shakes is that the powder doesn't have much volume. It's a very dense drink, so there isn't much to buffer the 60mL of oil in your stomach.
  14. How about regular evaporated milk? It's like 20/20/20g F/CHO/PRO per cup.
  15. "Air quality" is a rather subjective term and can refer to everything from ozone levels to allergens to smoke/smog...I'm not sure I'd put a lot of stock in outdoor air quality warnings unless you have a compromised respiratory system or there is something obvious going on like a local wildfire.
  16. I'm not sure I understand the word 'sustained' in this context. Will simply resuming training not mitigate the issue?
  17. I thought I had posted about this a while back. Not really, but sort of. So...... I was flipping through stats on the weather app on my phone and there seems to be a big emphasis on air quality. It's bad enough that I might have to look outside for rain or other weather before venturing out to do yard work or other outdoor activities. I can't fathom putting activities off because of an air quality alert on an otherwise lovely looking day. Is this really a concern for a healthy individual? If I were more in tune with my body, would I be able to track of
  18. I've actually got a sample pack of the keto meals. I've only had one flavor a few weeks ago and don't remember much about it. I thought the suggestion of mixing it up and putting it in the fridge the night before you plan to drink it was a bit odd. Not sure what they think happens over night. I've also got a can of H.V.M.N. MCT Oil Powder I've been experimenting with. I find it a PITA to mix into coffee. I'm experimenting with using that and/or Anthony's Organic Coconut Milk Powder as a fairly shelf stable way to add some fats into backpacking meals. Nido also wor
  19. Appears that MCT oil is now available as a powder which mitigates some or all of the digestive issues if the Amazon reviewers are to be believed. https://www.amazon.com/Quest-Nutrition-Powder-Carbs-Additives/dp/B016APVE5S
  20. It is benign from a taste perspective. but it often puts me in the shitter the first few times I use it until I get used to a tablespoon or so of it. Why Does MCT Oil Cause Diarrhea? It is not explicitly known why MCT oil may cause diarrhea. The 1967 Journal of Gastroenterology offers this suggestion: To put this in simple terms, when MCT oil is consumed, it is broken down further with water (hydrolosis) so it can be readily absorbed by the body. MCT’s are then directed straight into the liver through the portal vein where they are converted to endogenous ketones.
  21. Interesting. 60ml is 4TSP It's been a while since I used it and I never used it for keto specifically but my recollection of MCT is that it was particularly benign and tasteless. When I was doing Atkins I used to ladle it over my low-carb waffles in place of butter and never experienced any discomfort from it at all. Is there some specific reason MCT is more difficult to digest than other oils?
  22. Each meal replacement shake requires 60ml of oil or 120ml of heavy whipping cream. 60ml of MCT oil would create an intestinal disaster for even the most seasoned keto dieters. Last time around I used 15mL MCT oil / 45ml Avocado on some shakes. That's about the upper limit that my digestive system can handle.
  23. MCT is real good for non-flavoring oils, but depending on how much you use, it could come rushing out your backside in a few minutes.
  24. Safflower oil is also pretty neutral taste and mostly monounsaturated. Are you staying away from MCT because of the saturation? That's about the most neutral tasting oil I've come across.
  25. It's time for my annual month of keto. This time around I'm planning to use shakes for 50% or more of my diet. I'm using Ketochow ( https://www.ketochow.xyz/ ) this time around. Heavy cream tastes the best, but I'm also trying some avocado oil for maximum monounsaturated fat intake. I still have concerns about consuming too much saturated fat. Avocado oil is a fairly neutral tasting oil, but convincing myself to drink these avocado oil shakes is harder than I thought it would be. Hoping it gets easier as time goes on.
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    no sir. Not on brownies, not in my banana bread, not in my carrot cake. I will save the walnuts for you, my friend.


    No walnuts for you? I like them especially in brownies.
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