Niacinamide: A Powerful Biomedicine

Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 with quite a simplistic but powerful benefits- profile. It costs $5 for a bottle. It is the healthiest and safest form of B3 since the other form, nicotinic acid AKA niacin, increases serotonin and prostaglandins, increasing inflammation, and degranulates mast cells, increasing allergies. Niacin is liver-toxic, causes severe flushing, … Continue reading Niacinamide: A Powerful Biomedicine

Dopamine: Restoration, Protection, Expansion

Dopamine is a chemical and neurotransmitter in the brain. The major role dopamine plays is in allowing reward-motivated behavior. It encourages action and perseverance. It is also needed for proper motor control and the release of hormones. Dysfunction of dopaminergic function causes Parkinson's Disease and is implicated in schizophrenia, fibromyalgia, attention deficit disorder, restless legs, … Continue reading Dopamine: Restoration, Protection, Expansion

Nietzsche contra Schopenhauer, Meditation, & the Buddha

[Originally written January 2016] The works of Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche introduced me to challenging philosophical ideas which formed a great part of my thinking in recent years. These thinkers were both German and they both lived in the 19th century. Schopenhauer came first. He espoused a philosophy that was admittedly pessimistic. He believed … Continue reading Nietzsche contra Schopenhauer, Meditation, & the Buddha

The Velvet Underground’s Transcendental Nature

[From January 2016, expanded in December 2016] If you listen to songs by the Velvet Underground like “Heroin” or “Sister Ray”, and if you are openly aware, you can get a sense of their transcendental nature. The Velvet Underground’s music essential has no predecessors or direct influences. John Cale was influenced by the likes of … Continue reading The Velvet Underground’s Transcendental Nature

Porn Kills Dopamine, Motivation, Masculinity, and Love

Pornography is a new addition to civilization so its long-term effects are still generally unknown, so its current users are essentially participating in an unorganized international experiment as they are physiologically and psychologically rewired by it. Dopamine is a chemical that functions in the brain to regulate reward-motivated behavior. Dysfunction of the dopamine system causes … Continue reading Porn Kills Dopamine, Motivation, Masculinity, and Love

Sugar and Fat Facts: Dangers of Ketosis, Importance of Carbs

Due to the waxing and waning of health guidelines given to us by financially-interested institutions, sugar has been demonized as a cause of inflammation and many diseases. The paleo community, in particular, has denounced high carbohydrate and sugar intake in favor of low carb, low sugar, high fat and protein. Ketosis, where the body burns … Continue reading Sugar and Fat Facts: Dangers of Ketosis, Importance of Carbs