I heard the hype (haven't we all) about Hydrogen water, so I went and bought myself a machine to produce it at home. Better late than never, I'm now doing the research to see whether there's actually anything to it! TL;DR Almost all supposed benefits are captured by the claim that hydrogen water is antioxidant, … Continue reading Hydrogen Water
Here's a challenge - organise my thoughts on politics. Here we go... Left and Right As I said in my post on the big five personality traits, the traditional Left/Right model is not useful. It lacks the nuance to fully explain the philosophies and values of real humans. Humans are complex. Ten aspects is a … Continue reading Politics
What I've learnt about The Big Five, and why I think it is such a valuable model. Applications in viewpoint diversity and educational institutions.
It's been a month (or thereabouts) since I put the first post live, so it's worth a few paragraphs reflecting on this project, how it's going, and where it's going. The purpose, at this stage at least, of doing this is not to reach lots of people, but to provide me with a creative outlet … Continue reading General Update – One Month In
TL;DR Beware overdosing on fat-soluble vitamins (D, as an example), as these accumulate in the body and may introduce health problems. Consider your diet, and whether you actually need supplements (in general, and on any given day). Pay attention to your body for symptoms which might tell you you're deficient (fatigue, etc) or have blood … Continue reading Dietary Supplements
TL;DR Apple cider vinegar is not a panacea, but it is a delicious ingredient in its own right, and there's a good chance that it does help (albeit only potentially to a small scale) with the following: regulation of insulin after a carb-heavy meal; and, maintenance of a healthy lipid profile. There are other potential … Continue reading Apple Cider Vinegar
TL;DR Positive short term effects which kick start the day. Helpful for those that struggle to get going. Might be helpful in cutting down on caffeine. Strong environmental trigger to help your natural circadian rhythm put you to sleep. No evidence of downside, except for people already at high risk of heart attack or stroke, … Continue reading Cold Therapies