Low cholesterol level increases mortality
OK let’s talk about this. Approximately 95% (give or take) of the cholesterol that’s in your bloodstream comes from what your body produces for your body’s own needs. It is set genetically, and unless you’re one of those who has a truly elevated cholesterol above 300 (I know someone whose cholesterol was over 1500 when he was first diagnosed, now he’s happy with a 300) it’s probably not going to be what kills you.
Your brain is made of cholesterol. Your nerve sheaths are made of cholesterol. ALL OF YOUR SEX HORMONES ARE MADE OF CHOLESTEROL, AS ARE ALL OF YOUR OTHER HORMONES LIKE INSULIN. Every single cell in your body has a phosphoLIPID layer that maintains the integrity of the cell. LIPID. As in CHOLESTEROL. You know what is linked with increased risk of heart attack and stroke? With type II diabetes? Triglycerides. THOSE are diet related.
How many men are being treated for testosterone deficiency right now? LOTS. Why? How many of them are on drugs for lowering cholesterol? How many are overweight or obese, how many are also on cholesterol medications? Fat produces estrogen, a fat generating hormone. Estrogen increases your risk of clotting.
Want to reduce your heart attack and stroke risk without drugs? Want to reduce your risk of developing type II diabetes, which DRAMATICALLY increases your risk for heart attack and stroke? Maintain a normal body weight. Exercise. Eat a lower carb diet rich in vegetables, proteins, and HEALTHY fats.
I’m not a Christian but I do follow a few Christian blogs. This video is less than 3 minutes and it’s well worth the watch. When is this man going to be arrested for sedition, or outright treason?
Marion Marechal is a French citizen with familial ties to the “far right” (which the press always tries to portray as white supremacist and racist) has the exact right ideas:
“How did we get here how did we get here? Because the EU and French governments forgot one crucial point. To open oneself to the outside you must have a solid core. To welcome you have to remain and to share you must have something to offer. Without nation and without family the limits of the common good, natural law, and collective morality disappears as the reign of egoism continues.”
As I replied to on someone else’s blog yesterday, Nationalism is Tribalism writ large. Nations are built on a common culture, ethos, morals, and to a certain extent, ethnicity. Family first, then community, then nation.
The essential problem with civic nationalism – the “melting pot” – is that this assumes every immigrant, or even every citizen, has the same ethics, morals, and sense of fair play that the founding population of this country had. The reality is that they don’t, and this is where our conflicts arise. When one group hates the other, and when one group consistently takes while the other gives, when one group maintains a strong sense of both identity and wounded resentment while the other is blind to their heritage and identity, civic nationalism fails. When only one group plays by the Melting Pot Rulebook (TM) it hollows out the nation, the community, the family. Look around. THIS is civic nationalism in action.
I don’t know much, but I do know the center cannot hold.
In recent days, I am unable to comment on posts even though I’m signed in, unless I sign in again on the blog I’m trying to comment. I haven’t even been able to click “like” because of this.
Today, I get a banner message on the top of two political blogs saying the functionality of WordPress is unavailable to me unless I sign in. Even though I’m signed in. So I sign in on both. Then a message comes up in my browser saying that WordPress would like to track my location and activities. I of course click “don’t allow” (like that will stop them). Surprise – I am still not signed in, still unable to comment.
Fuck you WordPress, I’ve never signed up for Twitter for exactly this reason. You don’t get to spy on me to learn what I’m saying on other platforms that are not related to this one. You don’t get to muzzle me based on what I say or do on other platforms.
BTW Fuck you FBI. Just in case. You should really have better things to do but who knows?
via Nazis in Valhalla?
Odin does not give a shit about your petty politics. He does give a shit about the best of the best.
I’ve been having a sort of burnout with my businesses lately. My job is never finished, literally, and my paycheck does not remotely make up for the “satisfaction” of working for essentially free while the business builds. I know, it takes about 5 years to really get going but after 3 I’d really like to be seeing a little more progress.
So I offered a prayer to Freyja, who was one of the Gods I called on when I started one of the businesses. She is connected to both, as is Frigga, Hella, and Eir, but I specifically called on Freyja and the ancestors to give me guidance. Am I on the right path?
I didn’t have a gift for any of them. I apologized and promised a gift as soon as I was able to get one, whatever they wanted (and gave them options to choose from that were within the budget). I did a random rune generator to divine what alcoholic beverage they all might desire. I wrote down a list of alcohols and runes that would correspond first so we were all clear.
Thurisaz. Well that’s damned odd and it isn’t on my list. What alcoholic beverages start with th? None? OK well what if they’re pronounced like Thor is in modern day Sweden?
Hmmm. Tea – no alcohol but I’m happy to brew some. Tequila. Really. Really? I’m not opposed to offering it but it seems like an odd request for Norse Gods. So I divine again. Thurisaz. Um. OK.
So I stop at a store on my way home. On the shelf is ONE BOTTLE of “Corazon” brand tequila, with a heart on the label, in a specially shaped bottle with a cork not a screw top. It’s not cheap but it’s not the most expensive thing I perused either. I take that as a sign. I bring it to the cashier. Holy crap it’s on markdown and suddenly IS the cheapest thing I perused. OK Freyja and ancestors I’m suitably chastised.
So yes. If you ask, they’ll answer. In no uncertain terms. And the business has suddenly gained more than 100 potential customers in literally 3 days’ time. Thank you ancestors. I know you want me to succeed because it reflects on you. I’ll try to do you proud. Thank you Freyja. I’ll try to be worthy of your blessings.
via Against the Folkish “Pagans”
this writer’s glaring ignorance regarding folkish heathen anyway is showing. I would bet he/she/it/ knows exactly zero folkish Pagans and lives in a pseudo intellectual leftist echo chamber where nearly anything goes. The obvious lack of critical thinking is easy to see. This piece is one long logical contradiction masked as condemnation.
via You’re a Little Whitey, Aren’t Ya?
And I want to know why it is that, four guys from California who were – logically, and as it turned out, predictively – expecting violence against their persons, and took appropriate precautions – were arrested for “incitement to riot” and ‘rioting” in Charlottesville? I know that is a complicated sentence. I apologize. I just want to know why 4 guys who allegedly spend their lives living in a manner that promotes individual responsibility and physical fitness, and teaches others to protect themselves, are the bad guys when all they did was put tape on their knuckles to protect them.