Eat broccoli sprouts for DIM

This 2019 Spanish human study ran in parallel with Our model clinical trial for Changing to a youthful phenotype with broccoli sprouts. I’ll focus on the aspect of diindolylmethane (DIM) from eating broccoli sprouts: “The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of gender or hormonal status (menopause) on the bioavailability of broccoli … Continue reading Eat broccoli sprouts for DIM

Day 70 results from Changing to a youthful phenotype with broccoli sprouts

Here are my Day 70 measurements* to follow up Our model clinical trial for Changing to a youthful phenotype with broccoli sprouts, which had these findings: Keep in mind that I’m not in the population represented by the clinical trial sample: My chronological age is above their inclusion range; My BMI is below their inclusion … Continue reading Day 70 results from Changing to a youthful phenotype with broccoli sprouts

Week 10 of Changing to a youthful phenotype with broccoli sprouts

To follow up Week 9 of Changing to a youthful phenotype with broccoli sprouts: 1. I increased three of eight upper body exercises by 50% through adding another set. I did it because I didn’t feel muscle exhaustion after two sets like I’d previously felt. 🙂 Cognitively, see A claim of improved cognitive function and … Continue reading Week 10 of Changing to a youthful phenotype with broccoli sprouts

Lab analyses of broccoli sprout compounds

To follow up Estimating daily consumption of broccoli sprout compounds, the main point of which was: how can a person guide their actions with evidence when a broccoli cultivated variety’s beneficial characteristics aren’t known? I focus on broccoli sprout lab analyses of 3 cultivars made in a 2017 German study Isothiocyanates, Nitriles, and Epithionitriles From … Continue reading Lab analyses of broccoli sprout compounds

I’m kind of asleep right now

This should stay up on YouTube for a while since it uses satire. If it used informed opinions like: Challenge yourself to understand dissenting voices If people don’t stand up for their rights, their rights will be forgotten It was known to everybody that the lockdown would cause a catastrophe YouTube would censor it. “I’ll … Continue reading I’m kind of asleep right now

It was known to everybody that the lockdown would cause a catastrophe

To follow up If people don’t stand up for their rights, their rights will be forgotten which YouTube has taken down, here are excerpts from a subsequent interview which YouTube has also taken down: “If you don’t present bad news, that’s not good news for the media. On April 17, the Director of the CDC … Continue reading It was known to everybody that the lockdown would cause a catastrophe

We believe what we need to believe

While getting ready for bed tonight, I mused about how my younger brother had such an idealized postmortem view of our father. As he expressed six years ago in an obituary for our high school Literature teacher: “I’ll remember my favorite teacher and how much he’s meant to my life. My father and Martin Obrentz … Continue reading We believe what we need to believe

Week 3 of Changing an inflammatory phenotype with broccoli sprouts

To follow up Week 2 of Changing an inflammatory phenotype with broccoli sprouts: 1. I intend to follow the model clinical trial [1] and pause eating broccoli sprouts after ten weeks. The clinical trial subjects experienced benefits after stopping at Day 70, as measured at Day 90 and Day 160. Sprouting broccoli seeds takes time … Continue reading Week 3 of Changing an inflammatory phenotype with broccoli sprouts

Linear thinking about biological age clocks

This 2020 review by a Hong Kong company’s researchers compared and contrasted measures of biological age: “More than a dozen aging clocks use molecular features to predict an organism’s age, each of them utilizing different data types and training procedures. We offer a detailed comparison of existing mouse and human aging clocks, discuss their technological … Continue reading Linear thinking about biological age clocks

Reviewing clinical trials of broccoli sprouts and their compounds

This 2020 Spanish review analyzed recent clinical trials that used broccoli sprouts and their compounds. Stringent criteria for study selection resulted in few trials being considered: “We reduced the timeframe to the last years, from 2012 to the present. We focused our work on the data of studies carried out with human adults with different … Continue reading Reviewing clinical trials of broccoli sprouts and their compounds

Forcing people to learn helplessness

Learned helplessness is a proven animal model. Its reliably-created phenotype is often the result of applying chronic unpredictable stress. As we’re finding out worldwide, forcing humans to learn helplessness works in much the same way, with governments imposing what amounts to martial law. Never mind that related phenotypes and symptoms include: “Social defeat Social avoidance … Continue reading Forcing people to learn helplessness

Flatten the Panic Curve April 13-17, 2020

To better understand our internal origins of panic, here’s Dr. Arthur Janov’s interpretation of a 2013 Iowa study Fear and panic in humans with bilateral amygdala damage (not freely available): “Justin Feinstein did a study with those who had a damaged amygdala, the hub of the emotional system. They did not have normal fear responses. … Continue reading Flatten the Panic Curve April 13-17, 2020

Wander into creativity?

This 2019 US study investigated the context of creative ideas: “Creative inspiration routinely occurs during moments of mind wandering. Approximately 20% of ideas occurred in this manner. Although ideas that occurred while participants were both on task and mind wandering did not differ in overall quality, there were several dimensions on which they did consistently … Continue reading Wander into creativity?