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Myew last won the day on February 20 2017

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About Myew

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Personal Details

  • Gender
    Brother
  • First Name
    Alex
  • Relationship Status
    Doubting my ability to cope with human contact
  • Displayed Location
    Treetop Terrace, Spider Plains of Missouri
  • Publisher
    Yes
  • Baptized
    Yes

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    I was raised by Witness parents, knowing the Bible and loving Jehovah from infancy. However, I did not have strong active spiritual role models or goals, and had plenty of mental disorders. I developed several debilitating chronic illnesses starting around puberty, and felt stumbled due to fragrances causing me such pain. I didn't make any more spiritual progress and stopped attending meetings, but I continued to listen over the phone for about 15 years. My faith and spiritual habits steadily declined as I sank deeper into isolation and depression. (Pr 18:1) I lived a virtual life, addicted to the computer and internet for literal days at a time, and eventually hit rock bottom. I was in chronic fatigue, pain, sleep deprivation and suffered some brain damage, having no reason to live and always wishing for death. I came to realize one day, probably thanks to a witness online who sent me a talk, that I would never be happy focusing on myself. Jehovah never caused my suffering, he was still providing for my needs despite my selfish lifestyle, and he wanted to help me to come to serve him. However, I had to be willing to make changes, to show Jehovah that I wanted to come to know him better, to serve him and to trust him. I started a new routine of Bible reading and prayer, and started learning how to eat better so that I could perhaps reverse my disorders. However, I was still trapped in many addictive habits. In time, I was desperately praying for spiritual friends to replace my bad association. Jehovah sent a new Elder in the congregation to me, a former missionary and regular pioneer, probably the most zealous minister that I have ever met. Jehovah was also training him to learn patience as he spent years taking the time to write and talk with me, encouraging me and helping me to start studying again, becoming my closest friend. I started taking my health very seriously, viewing my diet and lifestyle as a way of giving my best to Jehovah, in order to become physically strong enough to worship him. Eventually, I became well enough that I was able to endure attending meetings, later followed by becoming a publisher thanks to letter writing, later still able to do a little door to door work and participate in meetings, and finally progressing to baptism after a total of some 6 years it took me to 'Return to Jehovah'. Jehovah has guided and supported me each step of the way, as long as I fully commit myself to relying on him and doing his will.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    I am a religious Cat-holic*. (Addicted to all things feline. Thanks, Toxoplasmosis!)
    Some of my favorite pastimes include computers, technology, gaming, pixel and line art, storytelling, music, tiny homes, and the inconceivably vast cosmos.
  • My favorite books
    I'm especially partial to stories that reflect the dichotomy between tragedy and hope - Ruth is my favorite book in the scriptures. Recently I've gotten into the 'New World' novels. My favorite modern writings tend to be campy, humorous, satirical. I love comics and grew up with the best in Calvin & Hobbes. I enjoy the typical Sci-fi/Space Opera fare: Dr Who, Hitchhiker's Guide, Star Trek, Star Wars, War of the Worlds. Aside from the Bible, I don't really read physical books much, I lack focus and patience. I do enjoy audiobooks.
  • My favorite music
    Background music, scores and soundtracks, especially classic video game composers. More traditional styles I prefer are alternative, ambient, downtempo, epic orchestral, techno, and world music. Kingdom dirges & marches, Blue Man Group, John Williams, Jake Kaufman, Manami Matsumae, Hiroki Kikuta, Yoko Kanno.
  • My favorite movies
    Humor, tragedy, and science fiction. The Princess Bride, Cast Away, Jurassic Park, Star Wars.
  • My favorite quotes
    (Psalm 73:26) My body and my heart may fail, But God is the rock of my heart and my portion forever.

    (Nehemiah 8:10) He said to them: “Go, eat the choice things and drink what is sweet, and send portions of food to those who have nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord, and do not feel sad, for the joy of Jehovah is your stronghold.”

    (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.

    "You have two options. Either let this world drive you mad, or /choose/ to be insane." - Myew
    "I've got PLENTY of common sense! I just choose to ignore it. :D" - Calvin
    "As Christian as as possible under the circumstances." - Myew
    "Afflicted with Catabolic Analysis Paralysis." - Myew
    "As you wish." - Dwead Piwate Westley
    "Yes, I am just a little broken."

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  1. Myew

    Keto, IF and OMAD...

    Ironically enough, I've been avoiding the forums for a bit as it gets too stressful for me to keep up with or write with obsessive compulsions. That's part of why it's better that I avoid intermittent fasting until absolutely necessary and warn people who might have other health implications. If you have or are prone to chronically elevated cortisol and blood sugar dysregulation due to chronic adrenal fatigue, sleep disorders, infections, etc, then intermittent fasting can contribute to the cortisol issue which will hinder you from shedding belly fat or raising insulin sensitivity. Being in a chronically revved up metabolic state not only burns through your nutrition on neurotransmitters and hormones quickly but also inhibits digestion, meaning that you need to eat more quantity or higher quality (organ meats, liver) along with supplements to help break down the food in order to get an adequate amount of micronutrients. Learning how to cope with these frail bodies can be such a pain right now, for sure... but I find it so amazing at times how researching and coming to understand this biology and applying it on the individual level has improved my relationship with and trust in Jehovah. Even in a sinful and fundamentally broken state our bodies have an unbelievably amazing ability to adapt and heal, and we have even been given the mental ability to biohack our own bodies for optimal performance... it's the most metaphysical experience that I know of. What other God except Jehovah would be so gracious with us sinners? We need courage to keep on fighting, even against our own flesh, so that we can give our best service to Jehovah as a sacrifice of praise. (Psalm 139:14) I praise you because in an awe-inspiring way I am wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, I know this very well. (2 Corinthians 3:17) Now Jehovah is the Spirit, and where the spirit of Jehovah is, there is freedom. (Galatians 5:1) For such freedom Christ set us free. Therefore, stand firm, and do not let yourselves be confined again in a yoke of slavery.
  2. Myew

    Keto, IF and OMAD...

    @Stormswift *ears twitch* Did someone say Keto...? I have been summoned! 🐈 Manic Writing State Induced You've probably read some of my posts in https://jwtalk.net/forums/topic/34790-any-good-keto-recipes/ regarding Keto and Intermittent Fasting. If not, please review them when you have the time, I also dropped a ton of video links and podcasts there in some different posts and spoiler tags which are important to understanding the fundamentals. I'll link more of them directly related to the fasting side of things here. I'm coming from the attitude of taking the more cautious diet template to recover from chronic illness rather than fasting. Side note, studies indicate that Stevia (as well as anything that triggers sweetness to your taste buds) "may" trigger the process to raise your insulin, which is not what you want if your goal is insulin sensitivity or weight loss. My experience is that long term fasting / intermittent fasting, and even Keto if you have certain diseases or a restricted/unvaried diet, will inevitably lead to some form of malnutrition. That said, I am all for Keto as I find the benefits of it certainly outweigh any risks for me personally, especially in terms of cognition and metabolism. I mitigate the risks by adjusting my diet slightly time to time, by supplementing extra micronutrients, minerals and electrolytes, and I will cycle a few carbs back in like a small-medium sweet potato every/every other week. I can eat up to 4 full meals per day and no longer struggle with the daily blood sugar spikes or chronic adrenal fatigue as I used to. I have managed to safely gain weight on Keto by eating to satiation up to a modest 5' 4' 130lbs from a malnourished 110lbs, and that's where my body decided its content to stay until I can firm up some sagging muscles. I've reached the point that I could intermittent fast a couple times a week if I wanted to, but I try not to do it on purpose as it carries very little practical benefit for me at the cost of the risks with my disorders. I find it best for me to keep my reserves topped off at capacity for unexpectedly bad days or stressors. I usually only do it unintentionally on a rare day when a combination of sleep deprivation and external deadlines or pressure drive me into a manic phase along with video game addiction which prevents me from paying attention to my physical needs. I recommend against long term fasting in general unless you're suffering from chronic insulin resistance or obesity and need to reset your hormone threshold or your taste buds, again provided you're also supplementing with green vegetable juice (nothing starchy or fruits, focused on nutrients only) or bone broth, as well as electrolytes and minerals. Chronic fasting is a physiological stressor on the body, if you continue it long enough to burn through your nutrient reserves then your body will start cannibalizing itself which can go quite badly with certain disorders or if you're going low calorie versus no calorie. There is evidence that eating one meal per day can lengthen your lifespan, however, I feel that is also highly dependent upon the quality of your food and your health, and that it's not a good idea if you're suffering from chronic illness or malabsorption. Your body needs a lot of energy and nutrition to run digestion and detox and exercise compared to what low calorie is offering a sick body, which will end up crashing in adrenal burnout. If you are trying to lose weight in excess fat stores, then you need to eat even more fat to break the bonds of the fat you already have stored, sans carbohydrates and excess protein. Aside from obesity, the only thing I would consider fasting for is recovering from certain types of infections, cancer, or bowel / autoimmune inflammation followed by switching to an autoimmune paleo / keto diet. Make sure that you know the differences between nutritional Ketosis, starvation Ketosis, and Ketoacidosis. Chronic intermittent or long term fasting is like starvation Ketosis, whereas eating a Ketogenic diet along with occasional Intermittent Fasting is nutritional Ketosis. One is your body cannibalizing itself, the other is your body making its preferred fuel source from food. In order to see modest benefits of cellular autophage and hormones from the 'good stress' of Intermittent Fasting and without risk, it's generally only recommended one or two days per week for a person who is already at a healthy weight, eating well, satiated, having already dealt with their metabolic and digestion diseases. Otherwise, you're training your brain to expect starvation and turning systems on and off constantly, which makes it say 'Hey, I need to binge and store all of this food that I'm eating, I can't afford to let any of it be excreted as waste because there's no consistent access to food!!' The key to overall beneficial Intermittent Fasting is in the name - if it isn't intermittent, it's chronic. (Luke 18:12) I fast twice a week; https://justinhealth.com/how-to-do-intermittent-fasting-correctly/ https://youtu.be/dFT2IKmwyfg https://youtu.be/APZCfmgzoS0 https://justinhealth.com/intermittent-fasting-to-improve-fat-loss-podcast-144/ https://justinhealth.com/jimmy-moore-the-complete-guide-to-fasting-podcast-132/
  3. "Unlimited" cellular data has not meant unlimited high speed data for years in the USA, before the net neutrality debacles. Almost all phone data plans are technically unlimited, but after a certain number of GB, they reduce you down from around 3? 8? mbps to around 128kbps, or charge you more to keep using high speed data. Its not very hard to go over a cap if you're using video. There are some people who still run on truly unlimited cellular data plans, they have been able to grandfather them in and keep them running. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/06/att-imposes-another-5-price-hike-on-grandfathered-unlimited-data-plans/ https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/01/att-imposes-another-5-rate-hike-on-grandfathered-unlimited-data-plans/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/12/att-urges-unlimited-data-customers-to-give-up-plans-raises-price-by-5/
  4. @Tortuga Thought loaded... transmitting... "Replies to your public profile are disabled... and I want some salmon."
  5. These articles caught my eye while I was searching for a different topic. The Awake warned about malnutrition, organic agriculture, processed food and artificial ingredients way back in the 1970s... and yet they're still relevant, even far moreso today. Blows my mind that I never read these before. https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/101970444 https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/101970520 https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/101970521
  6. Sorry I couldn't help, I tried my best. I use Google Docs/Keep (cloud storage) for taking notes on my phone and tablet so that they are backed up and I can access them from any device.
  7. @jwhess I don't think so. What he said indicates the stock android recovery. If he does have CWM or TWRP custom recovery, then it would be more feasible to connect it to a PC and go from there. It is sometimes potentially possible to boot into a custom recovery from stock recovery.  @Catalyst By the way, it would be much easier if we had the exact model # of your tablet. Is it a B6000 (-F? -H? 3G? Wifi?)? We also need that to know which ROM you might need to reinstall on your device. Apparently there are a few guides and a flash tool to install a stock ROM from recovery mode on Youtube and XDA, hopefully they're not sketchy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqt2743ij6I You also probably want to avoid using any chinese rooting applications like kingroot or vroot. If its at all possible to download the original ROM and USB drivers from Lenovo themselves, that would be best. But first, just try again as outlined in my post above. As long as you can get into your recovery, there is usually some chance of fixing it, although hardware failure with age can't be ruled out.
  8. If your tablet had ADB (Android Debug Bridge) enabled (probably not), you might be able to plug it into a PC and functionally reinstall the operating system from System Recovery. I buy tablets that allow rooting and installing custom operating systems for this. Your operating system or recovery partitions are probably corrupted. If you can't do it, Lenovo would have to do it, which might cost money. In that case a new tablet is probably a much better value. Lenovo's Customer Support would know. Oh, and if you have an SD card in it, take it out. Make sure its charged and try Factory Resetting again anyway.
  9. Myew

    Coffee break

    @hatcheckgirl I know the Cinnamon tea I usually drink has some Chicory in it, but I've never tried it on its own, I think I will try it. I realize I actually shouldn't have typically been using Chicory as it would feed SIBO, but I seem to have that handled for the moment and I'm taking probiotics currently to try and patch the holes in my dysbiotic microbiome. It would be great if it only feeds the good and not the bad, but the good should displace the bad with any luck beneficial circumstances and times...
  10. Myew

    Coffee break

    I could probably handle the lower amounts of caffeine in tea fine again if I only did it once per day and early in the morning. The main reasons I avoid black and green teas are because they are high in flouride, which I have reason to believe contributed to my neurological issues. Also, the higher antioxidants in green tea can actually aggravate autoimmune conditions. Go figure, in my worst years I always had a gallon jug of Arizona Green Tea on my desk (which is also full of high fructose corn syrup). As far as decaffeinated coffee goes.. I typically don't go for seeds (including chocolate/carob) at all since I'm use an Autoimmune Protocol, but I have considered attempting reintroducing coffee to see how I would fair both in that regard and with caffeine again (along with ghee/mct oil as butter coffee to buffer and time release it). The typical cheap decaffeinating process involves processing with carcinogenic benzene or methyl chloride... no thanks. Also, the lack of caffeine as a natural pesticide results in them using more synthetic pesticides as well as higher levels of mycotoxins (mold). No thanks. Fair trade and organic from a single source if I go for it. I admit I'd like to try traditional Tibetan Yak Butter Tea and other butter coffees... Maybe I'm thinking about this all wrong. I've mentioned wanting to use coffee enemas to utilize the hepatic portal between the colon and the liver... perhaps I just need to think of drinking coffee as a prescription diuretic, a... reverse-enema. Hey, if it could cure chronic constipation, it would be a net positive!
  11. Myew

    Coffee break

    I don't like the way any stimulants make me feel (or crash). Its not worth going into adrenal fatigue. I do particularly enjoy the flavor varieties of Chai, although I don't drink them anymore as they also seem to cause muscle pain from autoimmune flare ups (probably the pepper), and I typically don't drink any black or green tea either. I limit it to caffeine free herbal teas: cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, licorice, peppermint, chamomile, catnip, citrus, etc. I also burn myself drinking anything hot, have to let it cool at least an hour... boring. I'm surprised that, as a kid with ADHD & Tourettes, my parents allowed me to drink cappuccino or frappuccinos at all... along with those little tubs of creamer by themselves whenever they happened to be on a table at a restaurant... I would get completely itchy all over, my hair would stand on end, and I ran around like a psychotic little monster. I would use so much sugar in coffee or hot chocolate that they became syrup.
  12. I might have remembered what could cause this issue. In last year's Fall Creator Update for Windows 10, Microsoft disabled the old vulnerable SMBv1 protocol which is used in many types of file transfer services. Maybe it didn't get activated for you until now, or your registry could be messed up if you haven't done a clean install in a while? WannaCry is a major ransomware that exploited a bug in the protocol to gain access to and take over your machine and files and demand a ransom in exchange to get them back. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WannaCry_ransomware_attack (PS: Silly NSA, we see what you did there.) This update affected me because I would wirelessly transfer some files back and forth from my PC to an older device that still used this protocol. I accessed them in the same way that you would, I assume that your Pi and NAS could be using the same protocol. You should be able to reenable it by searching for "Windows Features"/"Turn Windows features on or off", finding "SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support", and checking the boxes there. A warning though that it is still vulnerable and unsafe code... Windows doesn't like it and may keep disabling it anyway... or maybe you could turn it on, use it briefly, and then turn it off and restart your PC again. I ended up switching back to manual transfers, more rarely. 😕 Apparently for my device I would also need to go into Network & Internet Settings, Change Adapter Options, go to the Properties of my ethernet or wireless connection of the PC to the Router, go to the Properties of Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), click Advanced, go to the WINS tab, and finally Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.
  13. Doubtful - she isn't the mother of her Son's wives?
  14. Myew

    Fur Babies

    Its a lack of required nutrients, which they add back in to commercial cat food. For example, Taurine gets removed when you cook meat (which any protein in commercial pet food will be), which is why they put it back in, 'fortify' it. If you're feeding a cat yourself, it should not be cooked, they need raw meat like chicks, mice, rabbits, birds, fish, or eggs in order to not suffer malnutrition. There's a lot of reviews on Pottenger's Cats for and against raw diets on the internet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_M._Pottenger_Jr.#Pottenger's_cats
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