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Myew last won the day on February 20 2017

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About Myew

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    Elite Member
  • Birthday 11/25/1988

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    Doubting my ability to cope with human contact.
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    Treetop Terrace, Spider Plains of Missouri
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How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    I was raised by Witness parents from infancy. I developed several chronic debilitating illnesses around puberty, and felt stumbled by others causing me pain. I listened to the meetings from home for around 15 years, during which my faith steadily declined without any positive association. (Pr 18:1) I eventually hit rock bottom, having no reason to live and always wishing for death. I finally came to realize that Jehovah was never the source of my suffering, and that I had to return to Him with all of my strength if I ever wanted to be happy. It took many years to rebuild my body and my faith from square one, but Jehovah is helping me to endure with 'more than superabundantly beyond' any undeserved kindnesses that I could have imagined.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    I am a religious Cat-holic*. (Addicted to all things feline. Thanks, Toxoplasmosis!)
    Some of my favorite things include computers, technology, gaming, pixel and line art, storytelling, tiny homes, and the inconceivably vast cosmic universe.
  • My favorite books
    I particularly enjoy campy, humorous and satirical writing, comics such as Calvin and Hobbes are my favorite. Your typical Sci-fi/Space Opera fare: Dr Who, Hitchhiker's Guide, Star Trek, Star Wars, War of the Worlds. I'm also partial to stories of tragedy and hope about common people, Ruth is my favorite book in the scriptures. Aside from the Bible, I haven't read any physical books in many years. I don't have the focus or patience anymore, so audiobooks if at all.
  • 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, 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
    "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 you wish." - Dwead Piwate Westley
    "Yes, I am just a little broken."

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  1. Vacation woos

    @Adrianne To answer your question: No. I've never been able to go on vacation. Be happier, you. (Ecclesiastes 5:18, 19) This is what I have seen to be good and proper: that one should eat and drink and find enjoyment for all the hard work at which he toils under the sun during the few days of life that the true God has given him, for that is his reward. 19 Also, when the true God gives a man riches and material possessions along with the ability to enjoy them, he should take his reward and rejoice in his hard work. This is the gift of God. PS: It's far more what you eat than how much you eat. Biology. https://www.ruled.me/ketosis-ketones-and-how-it-works/
  2. I don't recall what ones I learned as a kid. The one that stuck with me the most as I got serious studying again as an adult was (Proverbs 14:13) "Even in laughter the heart may feel pain, And rejoicing may end in grief." Yeahhhh that's real comforting. Then I went on to (Proverbs 15:15) "All the days of the afflicted one are bad, But the one with a cheerful heart has a continual feast." followed by (Galatians 6:4, 5) "But let each one examine his own actions, and then he will have cause for rejoicing in regard to himself alone, and not in comparison with the other person. 5 For each one will carry his own load." I know the basic ones: Ps 83:38, Revelation 21:3,4, John 3:16, Matthew 24:14 + 28:19-20. I struggle to remember the chapter, verse, and exact words of scriptures. My head is still stuck in the reference bible too. At least I can recall the general intent and purpose of a large variety of scriptures, even if I can't find them easily? The 20 bookmarks in JW Library aren't terribly handy or nearly enough for me. q_q I use note lists or search WT Library.
  3. Any good Keto recipes?

    Lol, if only I could. My diet must be an autoimmune & low fodmaps protocol, so most people who are ketogenic still aren't compatible or near as strict as me. I simply need to eat very plainly, but I enjoy it nonetheless. I got a ride down for one day of the Regional in Tulsa last year, the other two days in Springfield. Looks like Springfield again this year. :/
  4. Focus; Faith; Follow.
  5. Who loves Nutella?

    When it first became available here, I did become addicted to Nutella. It does immediately taste better than anything else, and it hijacks your brain to create that chemical cocktail of feel good hormones. I would do everything possible to scrape every last bit out of the jar, I would eat it straight on it's own like candy. Then came the sugar addiction withdrawal... My favorite would have to be Ghee now. It's pretty mild and can go with anything from roots to veggies to meat. You can even fry with it. Body and brain fuel like sun in a bottle.
  6. Witness memes

    I've been holding onto a meme for around 8 months but I'm not sure if I want to post screenshots from the videos or not. :c It is for parody... so technically fair use applies... but I don't know if the brother involved would laugh at it...
  7. Thank you very much for this article link, Brother Lance. I just happened to find it while searching for something else. Some interesting insight here that I hadn't read before. I've often linked many of my other issues including chronic nerve pain to pesticides and herbicides eating away the gut/brain barrier and causing nerve inflammation. I grew up surrounded by chemical covered farms that would wash into the creek. I played outside all the time and we drank from the well and local springs... Hmm. I also have reason to believe it can be linked to heavy metals like the article mentioned women soldering electronics... lead smoke is seriously bad. I now live in an old mining town surrounded by massive mounds of lead with the dust being blown onto the nearby farms with all of this lovely local 'organic' produce and grass fed beef. Nothing we can do to get away from it in this broken system. My sensitivities are slowly improving in the past few years thanks to diet and lifestyle changes that help to heal the nerves and brain. Still, it's difficult being around other people and plenty of things that I can't tolerate at all like previously used clothing. I've actively been trying to reset my epigenetics, and I'd even consider electroshock therapy. It's nice to see this all backed up by the pubmed studies, I must've read some stuff based on Claudia Miller's work before.
  8. Any good Keto recipes?

    You need to make sure that you are not mineral, vitamin or electrolyte deficient in order to bind with oxalates and pass them out of the body. Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium are very important in general, as well as vitamins B, D and K. I supplement some Magnesium and Potassium Citrate, because no matter how much organic vegetables I eat, it will never be enough with how damaged the soil has become. I drink some bentonite clay and diatomaceous earth with the electrolytes in herbal teas (the citrate helps break down the clay clumps too), as well as eat soft bones from bone broth for calcium and trace minerals. Get your fat soluble vitamins from grass fed or pastured animal fat and meat, grain fed or grain finished will not have enough. Also, organ meats are the most dense 'superfoods' by far.
  9. I can confirm it works on ants. @pnutts Oh, please don't use garlic in pet food. :< It is very toxic for them, their livers? I believe can't process it.
  10. Cinnamon and baking soda (the baking soda requires salt mixed in and causes worse skin irritation) really don't compare to how diatomaceous earth works. It's like microscopic glass shards of sand that mechanically kill pests, it's impossible for them to avoid it when it's spread in a fine powder on the body and living area. At most it can cause some dehydration or irritation in humans or mammals skin and lungs, so you just don't want to overdo it. Completely safe to eat. If a cat doesn't enjoy massages, it's easiest to take them by the scruff, dust it on their back, work it around the head/ears/throat and down the rest of the body. It's pretty much what cats and dogs roll around in the dirt for. https://wellnessmama.com/13213/diatomaceous-earth-uses/ https://www.mommypotamus.com/diatomaceous-earth-uses/
  11. Have you looked into rubbing them with food grade Diatomaceous Earth and dusting a little bit of it into their food? Dusting it around the barn? Only be careful to not get it directly into nose or eyes, but food grade is overall pretty safe. I've used it all around the house for spiders and eat some every day. I've used it on my mom's cat, she loves the massage. A 5lb bag is around $12-14 10lb bag is $20 online (I've had some for ~2 years and used maybe ~2 lbs), it's good for drinking (good minerals and kills parasites), as a pesticide in the home and garden, etc. https://www.amazon.com/Diatomaceous-Earth-Food-Grade-10/dp/B00025H2PY/ https://www.amazon.com/Food-Grade-Diatomaceous-Earth-Lbs/dp/B00JJ71LW6/
  12. Any good Keto recipes?

    Sometimes it's best to build a new foundation or goals on top of what you've already learned. :3 We'll have to start all over again anyway in the new system! (Jeremiah 33:6, 7) ‘Here I am bringing recuperation and health to her, and I will heal them and reveal to them an abundance of peace and truth. 7 And I will bring back the captives of Judah and the captives of Israel, and I will build them up as I did at the start.
  13. Any good Keto recipes?

    Back to your regularly scheduled Keto discussion: Almost everything you would ever want to know about Keto explained biologically for the layman.
  14. Any good Keto recipes?

    Your symptoms sound like a double whammy of gluten contamination or crossreactive proteins as well as your intermittent fasting and potentially leaky gut attacking your thyroid and adrenals... the gliadin issue causes your immune system to target the thyroid. PTSD is essentially just more advanced adrenal fatigue as a result of dysfunctional gut & thyroid. :< I had a relative hangry at me just this morning. They were in adrenal fatigue because they didn't eat enough fats with the protein, as well as eating meat with non-autoimmune additives, and likely too many blueberries for breakfast.. They were driving around manically trying to find some protein and fat that they could eat, overreacting whenever I tried to help. It's painful to watch when I myself just managed to find some (hopefully sustainable this time) calmness and clarity. So I've grown up surrounded by and suffering these same exact issues. The casein in dairy is one of the worst gluten cross reactors. You would want to adopt a strict autoimmune protocol form of Keto for at least a couple of months to compare results to present. Preferably at least 6+ months due to how long the gliadin antibodies can stay active. Personally, I still can't reintroduce most nuts, seeds, or nightshades.. if I start eating them again for a few days - weeks, I will be hurting. You would also want to try and avoid herbicides and pesticides like glyphosate as much as possible by getting organic vegetables (local/fresh if available) if you have leaky gut or cognitive dysfunction symptoms. For myself, I have many underlying gut/nerve infections that my body cannot heal with food alone. Regarding the intermittent fasting... it's a severe stressor on your body. I've included a few videos and podcasts that go much more in depth from experts who've had autoimmune conditions on the fasting, gluten, and keto w/ adrenal/thyroid issues. The good news is Ketogenic is one of the best diets for adrenal and thyroid issues if you do it right. The basic jist is: while in Ketosis, your metabolism requires lower levels of thyroid hormones to function optimally. You can lower the inflammation, allow your organs to heal, and still feel amazing, even while eating tons of food. It has the be the right kind of food, it can't be exacerbating underlying diseases like autoimmunity and needs to be nutrient dense to prevent malnutrition. Not everyone does well on a consistent/long term Keto diet. I may need to learn to schedule times that I cycle back into eating higher levels of carbs for short periods to replenish stores. It's just that the last time I went back on carbs due to the constipation issues I was having, I overdid it and could not stop and didn't realize how severely it was affecting my mind. It's taken me about 3 major tries to finally get past the walls I kept running into the previous times I've been serious about Keto: Malnutrition (especially fiber/minerals/electrolytes) and not enough supplementation for what I can't get from food, sleep, movement and sun. It's taken me a long time to learn that Fibromyalgia is closely linked with Thyroid neuropathy, but a Nutrition-based Autoimmune Ketogenic diet is really the best thing I've ever done for my health so far. I won't get manic as long as I allow myself permission and time to rest and eat and sleep.. provided those aren't disturbed by external factors. I can feel the pain creeping in now, so I need to stop sitting here for the night. Hope this helps. https://www.thepaleomom.com/gluten-cross-reactivity-update-how-your-body-can-still-think-youre-eating-gluten-even-after-giving-it-up/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6I_oKHpYC4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTlyBm5BBT4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0E8QYku7Nw https://justinhealth.com/non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity-can-podcast-105/ https://justinhealth.com/hashimotos-triggers-autoimmune-thyroid-live-podcast-143/
  15. Any good Keto recipes?

    From what I've read and listened to, exogenous ketones can help people learn what mild ketosis feels like, but don't really have any benefits if your diet is already dialed in. More ketones doesn't equal more ketosis, less available glucose equals more ketosis. They could just be floating around in your blood, unutilized, and flushed back out, especially if your body doesn't see them as food. The way I see it, it's kind of like training wheels. They may help at first, but if you're needing to rely on them long term, then it will only promote the underlying problem. I come from the perspective of using functional medicine to treat the root causes of disease rather than the symptoms. (*footnote) If you're getting kicked out of ketosis often like that, then it sounds like it could be due to emotional cravings or external peer pressure? I think it's important to let people know exactly why you need to give your diet priority, support is very important if you're eating with others. For me, I try to explain that I must adhere to my diet in order to have the cognitive function and physical endurance to serve Jehovah in any capacity. (Galatians 5:16, 17) I can relate to the cravings some, I used to struggle much more with emotional eating. Over time I came to realize that my brain was still trying to fulfill those short addictive bursts of dopamine and habits I struggled with for years. (Romans 7:15-17) Food elicits many of the exact same chemical reactions that emotions do, like chocolate's association with romantic love. (Psalm 104:15) So I decided to track down and break the bonds of emotions or stressors that I was traumatized by and their relation to the food I was eating. (Colossians 3:5) I have to be decisive because I was very sick, to the extent that I had not been able to attend meetings in person and was spiritually dead for nearly 15 years. (1 Corinthians 9:25) I probably am too strict with myself (Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder), and I know that thinking like that doesn't actually help me to become more functional. (Colossians 2:23) Food is one of Satan's most effective and widespread tools that makes it difficult for people to serve Jehovah. It is probably the single most important factor in our physical health and cleanliness, along with sleep. So I had to make it a spiritual matter in order to be more balanced and have stronger self control. (Romans 12:1) It's taken me the last 6 years of improving my diet to get to a relatively functional point, but I still mess up all the time. For example, becoming obsessed with writing things like this and forgetting to eat. :> So since the start of my 'health journey', it's been my constant prayer that Jehovah give me the ability and wisdom to cope with my disorders and the strength to be able to serve him more fully. (2 Corinthians 7:1) I have a mantra of sorts that I treat like a vow but it's not a vow because I am a 'stupid one'. - "My ability to serve Jehovah whole-souled is worth more than what I put into my mouth." (1 Corinthians 10:31) I have seen that when we put Jehovah in first place even in these matters, he makes sure that "there is nothing lacking". (Malachi 3:10) * https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102011083#h=7 "So if you do not feel well, get help to find and eliminate the cause, instead of merely seeking to relieve the symptoms." I recently watched all of the KetoFX interviews, which helped me to recognize where I had slipped off track. Unfortunately they are not available for free any longer. :< https://ketofx.paleofx.com/?a_aid=justinm https://justinhealth.com/the-keto-fx-summit-get-your-keto-questions-answered-dr-justin-with-keith-norris-podcast-172/ (Galatians 5:16, 17) But I say, Keep walking by spirit and you will carry out no fleshly desire at all. 17 For the flesh is against the spirit in its desire, and the spirit against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you do not do the very things you want to do. (Romans 7:15-17) For I do not understand what I am doing. For I do not practice what I wish, but I do what I hate. 16 However, if I do what I do not wish, I agree that the Law is fine. 17 But now I am no longer the one doing it, but it is the sin that resides in me. (Psalm 104:15) And wine that makes man’s heart rejoice, Oil that makes the face shine, And bread that sustains the heart of mortal man. (Colossians 3:5) Deaden, therefore, your body members that are on the earth as respects sexual immorality, uncleanness, uncontrolled sexual passion, hurtful desire, and greediness, which is idolatry. (1 Corinthians 9:25) Now everyone competing in a contest exercises self-control in all things. Of course, they do it to receive a crown that can perish, but we, one that does not perish. (Colossians 2:23) Although those things have an appearance of wisdom in a self-imposed form of worship and a false humility, a harsh treatment of the body, they are of no value in combating the satisfying of the flesh. (Romans 12:1) Therefore, I appeal to you by the compassions of God, brothers, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, a sacred service with your power of reason. (2 Corinthians 7:1) Therefore, since we have these promises, beloved ones, let us cleanse ourselves of every defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31) Therefore, whether you are eating or drinking or doing anything else, do all things for God’s glory. (Malachi 3:10) Bring the entire tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in my house; and test me out, please, in this regard,” Jehovah of armies says, “to see whether I will not open to you the floodgates of the heavens and pour out on you a blessing until there is nothing lacking.” https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2016526#h=28 Read Matthew 6:33. Jehovah can easily anticipate our individual needs regarding food, clothing, and shelter, even before we become aware of them. (Phil. 4:19) He knows what our dietary requirements are. Jehovah will see to it that we have what we really need.

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