No Soap On My Skin, No Shampoo In My Hair: Over 4 Years

This morning a guy named Brent showed up at my door, a freelance journalist and photo-journalist for a number of publications you’d recognize. We’d been trying to get together for a while, during a couple of his trips out west. He’s writing a book. Has a literary agent, and several publishers are interested. Game on.…

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No Soap in the Chicago Tribune

Just a quick note before heading out for the weekend. I was contacted by Julie Deardorff of the Chicago Tribune for some supplemental info for an article she was doing. And here it is: How to give up soap. I was particularly gratified that she got in a few bits about paleo, particularly that it’s…

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No Soap or Poo Update

Well it was just over a month ago when significant attention was bestowed upon me over my self experiment — months in the making — to rid and free myself from soap and shampoo. You know the story. I got a kick out of a lot of the comments at boingboing at the time, like,…

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Paleo I Don’t Care: I Like No Soap; No Shampoo

12/31/09: Welcome boingboing readers and a hearty thanks to Mark Frauenfelder for the feature. For those interested in the dietary and fitness aspects, check out the Overview, and also see results from some of the readers. 01/04/11: Welcome again boingboing fans, a bit more than a year later. Thanks to Sean Bonner for the link and congrats…

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Dot Connect: Viagra, L-Arginine, High BP, Heart Disease, ED, Covid, now Alzheimer’s Too

Did you know that Viagra was originally developed to treat angina?

During phase one clinical trials, where humans are given the drug for the first time to see what effects it may have, many of the volunteers were hanging on to their medication, rather than handing them back.

From a post I’ll formally credit later

Viagra jokes are prone to writing themselves. Here’s my try: “They developed Viagra for angina but ended up treating vagina.” Not bad?

  • My Viagra Experience
  • Much More Than A Hardening Drug
  • What Is L-Arginine And Who Cares?
  • My L-Arginine Experience
  • Viagra: The Drug For Everything?
  • 69% Fewer Alzheimer’s Cases With Viagra
  • Confounders And Prophylactic Doses
  • Final Observations

My Viagra Experience

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Permanent Crisis Is The New Normal — Prosper Anyway #3 — Navigating The Fearful Billions

Permanent Crisis Is The New Normal — Prosper Anyway #2 — Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO)

In This Issue In The Continuing Series:

  • Walk Away
  • Gently Cause People To Feel Stupid And Lose Sleep
  • Stop Defending Yourself, Denying Charges, And Apologizing
  • Imposing Costs Upon The Stupid Who Need To Lose Sleep Over That
  • Getting Knocked Out Cold In Phuket Because I Will Not Comply
  • Fight Club Is A Bettor Metaphor Than The Matrix
  • Getting Your Thinking Primed For Prosperity In Spite Of All The Crisis Bullshit

Walk Away

What I left for curiosity in a recent post about Eugene from Canada kicking me out of the universe is how I handled it. I wanted you to imagine what I might have done.

I turned and walked away without a word. My tendencies to vitriol are well known as style and schtick on this blog. Unless in extremis, it’s not how I deal with people face-to-face unless they’re cowering—in which case, I’m your average, run-of-the-mill predator who sees prey.

In an enlightened-human context, I hold many principles but in this specific context, two of them are most pertinent.

  1. Anyone has the right to not be associated with me in any way
  2. What anyone thinks of me is none of my business

I submit those as good principles to hold, because adhering to them will usually keep you out of the nightly news. I was moderately inebriated at the time, but I still stuck with them rather than go off, based solely upon emotional outrage.

Yea, I was outraged. That outrage was emotion. You’re supposed to be a man (or a thoughtful woman) and reign in that shit. No fucking excuses.

In the specific case, it was me who approached him. It matters not what his reason is for wanting me to get away. It’s an absolute right to my mind and compliance is as simple as backing away. He stated his reason but, it could have been anything in the word—though it’s difficult for me to imagine a more stupid one.

Gently Cause People To Feel Stupid And Lose Sleep

I have not always been gentle about it and part of whatever notoriety I posses amongst the washed and righteous is owed to that.

We’re all suckers for catharsis.

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Dispensing with Ayn Rand Statism—with its Concrete Bound Mentalities—and Typical Ignorance Regarding Bitcoin

I’m not going to go all bitcoin crazy geek on you, but yesterday, I posted something that only some of my eclectic collection (colleclectiction?) of readers are interested in. However, as is my way, I’m principally interested in engendering particular interests among those who, at any particular time, aren’t particularly interested in the slightest. I’m a…

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Thanks Readers. So Here’s Another Food Pic

Here’s a heartfelt thanks for those who seem to continue to find value in this blog such that they tell others, and that’s what it’s really all about. Readers come and they go all the time and that’s understandable. They either come to realize that they’re ready to move on and just live paleo, or…

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Vitamin D and Soap

I’ve had this one hanging around for days and since I’m on a roll just now, and just got a question about D, here goes. I’m not going to dig up the many past posts, but you can find most of them here, or simply search vitamin d to the right. The short version is that vitamin D is crucial for a host of processes and modern life has come to the point of shielding humans from receiving the vitamin as nature and evolution intended. The things we already know about are clothing, shelter, working indoors and sunscreen that keep us from the D we need. But here’s another: soap. Yep, all you clean freaks: you’re washing your vitamin D off before it gets absorbed. It was an interesting discovery for me, as it has been a very long time since I’ve put soap to anything but hair, face, armpits and groin. I never use lotions or creams and I have wonderfully soft skin. Maybe that’s one reason for my high levels of D, along with supplementation, of course (now 4k IU per day instead of 6, since I get sun about 4 times per week). So, here’s Dr. Mercola…

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My Answers To A Critic

Methods To Madness and The Virtue of Binging About 10 days ago, I published a post and did an accompanying video. In a nutshell, it’s about spring-cleaning…ending up with every essential thing you need and nothing inessential—because you don’t need inessentials cluttering up your life. It was driven by my decision to just stop with……...


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Eww Gut Bugs — Introduction

[This series of posts about probiotics and prebiotics has been incorporated along with other material into a new and much expanded series, see below. You can get Elixa Probiotic here.] This is a book in progress, consisting of an introduction and 18 Chapters. Over 165,000 words in total, about 400 pages in book length. Here’s…

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Mainstreamish Media Musings vs. Entrepreneurial Podcasts, Male Onset Baldness, and RNikoley and Tatertot Tim Book Collaboration

Dealing with mainstreamish to mainstream media is a pain in the ass. And I’ll juxtapose that with the joy and ease of working with niche podcast entrepreneurs—where you’re treated like royalty and everything is easy and goes off without a hitch every time. First, the HuffPo Live deal I FBd and Tweeted about earlier is…

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