I shoot for ketosis when I can. It uses the alt systems, burning fat instead of sugar. You get a *tiny* bit of brain fog the first time or two but it quickly passes and once you switch a time or two, there’s no longer any brain fog at all. I prefer using the anaerobic systems of the body over the aerobic any day.

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Same year, earlier. Summertime, holding another one of my interests as a kid: the Incredible Hulk. I’ve done more thought about that through the years. Fan of the TV show (ran from when was 6 to when I was 10 – 1978-1982). Yet, wasn’t much into other superheroes, although I didn’t think of him as a superhero just a scientist with a problem but whose conscience is such that even his angry side has goodness in mind… except for property damage which Hulk no care about.

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Staggering new skill learning over long stretches of time: Every few months, I drag out a little drawing tablet for my laptop out. I mess with it, get frustrated, figure out how to use it a little, then put it away. I let months go by. Then I try it again. This time, finally, something ‘clicked’. I’m using it as a mouse (which is one of the ways I’d try to train myself in the past, getting mostly angry in the process) and my hand knows where to put the pen on the tablet to get to the right links. FINALLY, my “muscle memory” clicked in. I believe the long stretches of time inbetween can be useful for learning certain things. What I do is I learn something until it gets frustrating or boring. Then I put it aside for days weeks, months, sometimes years. Then when I pick it up again, I find I know more about it than I did before.

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Staggering new skill learning over long stretches of time: Every few months, I drag out a little drawing tablet for my laptop out. I mess with it, get frustrated, figure out how to use it a little, then put it away. I let months go by. Then I try it again. This time, finally, something ‘clicked’. I’m using it as a mouse (which is one of the ways I’d try to train myself in the past, getting mostly angry in the process) and my hand knows where to put the pen on the tablet to get to the right links. FINALLY, my “muscle memory” clicked in. I believe the long stretches of time inbetween can be useful for learning certain things. What I do is I learn something until it gets frustrating or boring. Then I put it aside for days weeks, months, sometimes years. Then when I pick it up again, I find I know more about it than I did before.

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The body is a system of systems. It is a system of systems that “gravitates ” towards homeostasis. Like other physical systems, the parts of each systems in the body are at a state of potential and kinetic energies That is, they are storing and utilizing work. Sometimes like a compressed spring, other times like a spring that’s been let go and moves. You eat food that you measured in many ways but one way it’s measured as calories. Calories are a measure of heat generating potential. A cupcake has a lot of heat generating potential. So does fatty things. Meat-like things have 1/2 as much work potential as sugar or fat, but they perform rebuilding work in the body through chemical reactions. Water breaks protein down into amino acids which reconstruct muscle, nerves and much more. But they just sit there as food until you eat them. You eat. Your digestive system digests. Sugar is used almost immediately. Fat is like a storage battery for work potential but it’s activated by your body’s backup systems for energy production. Two parallel systems to turn potential energy into kinetic Energy. Work creates heat. Temperature rises. Your brain is a kind of fat. Hot fat is liquidy. Colder fat is more gel like, more solid. When your brain is hot, potential turns into kinetic energy very quickly because the medium the nerves are suspended in is liquidy and loose. Less gets in the way of the work. But work makes temperature rise more. If you allow a hot brain to stay hot without cooling it down, it can get hotter and hotter and hotter. Faster thinking and amazing lateral connections can become Disorganized thinking if allowed to continue for too long. All of the systems that are turning potential energy into kinetic energy – creating heat and work break constantly. This is not a disaster. This is normal. Parts of the systems continually break and reconstructed as the day goes on. But like rolling a ball down the hill, pushing it back up, rolling it back down again, over and over, The systems that do the repairs in the body reach a point that even they have used up their potential energy and need to be repaired themselves. Because the body is a system of systems that attempts to stay at equilibrium – too many depleted repair systems convert the body out of balance. They’re not doing work anymore. They’re not generating heat. Other systems in the body might be generating heat but they aren’t. Repair systems repair the repair systems and you sleep. Close enough for me. G’nite.

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