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  • Birthday 12/05/1972

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  1. Fenris

    Did I trip from drying mugwort wtf

    I had a similar experience when I put some bay leaves in an essential oil warmer.
  2. Uni NSW has an online drug trend report: https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource-type/drug-trends-jurisdictional-reports Interesting/useful to see what's happening in your state.
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    William Leonard Pickard

    Good news. To anyone who has read The Rose of Paracelsus, or is aware of the very sketchy history of the NeuroSoup host Krystle Cole, you will probably be familiar with William. LSD Chemist William Leonard Pickard to be Released From Prison https://www.psymposia.com/magazine/william-leonard-pickard-lsd/ How Pickard copped the longest sentence & Cole avoided jail seems somewhat unbalanced when you consider what she had been up to. . Here is a legal case regarding the kidnapping & torture of Cole'd boyfriend. https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ok-court-of-criminal-appeals/1251267.html And is probably more objective than the Hamilton's Pharmacopoeia episode "Getting High on Krystle" in which he is obviously enamoured with Cole. Can be seen here https://documentary.net/video/getting-high-on-krystle/ Unfortunately the NeuroSoup channel no longer has the anal DMT administration video up on YouTube (or anywhere), it was a good laugh. If you haven't read The Rose of Paracelsus, its a modern masterpiece of psychedelic literature and deserves to be on your bookshelf.
  4. Post Covid19, my wife was thinking of getting me a ticket for my birthday https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychedelic-liberty-summit-now-virtual-tickets-65040290259?aff=ebdssbonlinebrowse 2 days of lectures, looks good
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    Dr Bruce Damer in Sydney

    I was listening to Bruce on a recent Psychedelic Salon podcast https://psychedelicsalon.com/podcast-628-investigations-of-life-from-origin-to-end/ Its a shame he isn't giving a talk in Perth.
  6. Fenris

    Diabetes

    Its been a while since I checked this thread out, thanks to all for the input. My son (Huxley aka Huck, or Hux) turned 5 in December last year and we have been dealing with T1D for 3 years now. Huck has a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) for the last 18 months or so and it has been invaluable. We were recommended to go on an insulin pump, however with all the issues users have had, we prefer to give him multiple injections a day depending on how he is tracking and just follow the CGM (his phone talks to ours so I can check his glucose levels while I am at work, on my phone). Huck gets morning and night long lasting insulin, and short acting insulin with every meal. It is a constant juggling act to get right, thankfully we have been doing fairly well as his HbA1c has been getting better and better with every check, I think his last one was 5.9 which is pretty good for someone who isn't low carbing. I did look into a number of natural remedies that help lower blood glucose, however I'm not keen on loading up a 5 yr old with capsules, so we decided to just add cinnamon to his breakfast and leave it at that until he can make informed decisions for himself. The depth and breadth of plants that reduce blood glucose is quite impressive and hopefully as he gets older I can encourage him to try some herbal teas or home prepared caps to reduce his insulin load. It seems that as you get older & bigger, the insulin requirements increase a fair bit, so I'm keen to work on keeping Huck's dependence as low as possible. At one point I was trying out the herbal remedies on myself and measuring the outcome, and sure enough, the bitter gourd caps I had made, lowered my BGL to lower than the normal range. From memory I was around 3.8 mmol/l. Anyway, he is happy and healthy and a little bundle of chaos. He is 110% awesome and throws himself into everything with so much exuberance, it can be exhausting. What goes mostly unmentioned though is the that my wife and I can never relax, ever. Our life continuously revolves around Hucks blood sugar levels. Its not unusual to get up 2 or 3 times a night to readjust his insulin, or have to give him some glucose to prevent him crashing. (Some nights are fine, thankfully) Fortunately he hasn't experienced a diabetic coma thus far, but often I wake up , not having been woken by a blood glucose alarm, and wonder if his sensor failed in the night, its always a relief to see his chest rising and falling in sound sleep. There is a constant nagging feeling that I might wake up one morning and my 5 yr old son might have passed away in the room next to me while I was sleeping. Unfortunately it can and does happen. The progress of technology in diabetes has been pretty impressive of late and we remain hopeful that by the time Hux is a young man that he wont have to burden himself too much with his T1D management. After treating his illness for a couple of years, Huck got gastro and had a hospital admission. We were horrified a the level of knowledge and treatment in the childrens T1D ward, to the point where we discharged ourselves against advice so we could better manage the BGL of our son. They take your insulin off you during a hospital admission. I won't go on about that as the post would double in length.
  7. Too good to refuse, 66. Awesome work.
  8. Fenris

    Jim Carey

    I watched "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond" on Netflix last week, The film follows Jim Carrey as he remains in character as Andy Kaufman during the production of the 1999 film Man on the Moon. I really enjoyed watching it and a lot of my previous wonderings at why Jim had gone off the Hollywood script are fairly obvious to see, or at least there to decrypt. It does seem that an existential crisis has been brewing in him for a very long time.
  9. Fenris

    Mass Scopolamine Overdose in Perth

    A special kind of stupid, and so concentrated in one place, the mind boggles. Bit of a worry though, who was the "scoop" meant for and what was its intended use?
  10. Fenris

    Post your track of the day

    Been smashing The Orb over the weekend. So good.
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    Photobucket now charging

    Photobucket appear to be requiring $400 a year to post images now. All photo's uploaded via photobucket are now broken links unless you are willing to fork over the $$$. What other free platforms are people using? All my pics on this forum have been linked through photobucket, this sucks in a big way.
  12. Fenris

    Wait a minute, I didn't agree to this...

    Once cash has been removed from society then negative interest rate policy can be administered to the people. I must admit I use the ATM card for almost everything but would hate to see cashless become mandated for the fact that it is all about control. I like the idea of paying for things off grid with silver and gold, silver especially. If peeps aren't aware of bail in legislation, Google what happened to Cyprus, we already have the legislation in place to enact it in Australia.
  13. Fenris

    Avoiding hangovers

    I hadn't noticed that when I first read through it. But I found this in reference to diabetics : https://www.diabeteshealth.com/diabetes-and-alcohol-what-you-need-to-know/ Moderate and excessive alcohol consumption affects blood glucose levels causing hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia usually occurs with moderate consumption of alcohol. Of greater concern is hypoglycemia, which occurs with excessive alcohol intake without food. Hypoglycemia can occur immediately or up to eight to 12 hours after drinking alcohol, leading to sleepiness, light-headedness, and confusion. Furthermore if you drink too much, you may fail to recognize the symptoms of hypoglycemia. Therefore, monitoring your blood glucose is critical to detect falling glucose levels before severe hypoglycemia occurs.
  14. Fenris

    Avoiding hangovers

    Discovered something interesting yesterday regarding alcohol, this is specifically relevant to people with type 1 diabetes but I'm sure goes some way to contributing to a hangover. From https://biology.stackexchange.com/questions/22039/nadh-inhibits-gluconeogenesis Alcohol inhibits gluconeogenesis because 'NADH produced from ethanol catabolism leads to product inhibition'. This is the effect of metabolizing ethanol and also the reason why excess amount of ethanol can lead to hypoglycemia. Ethanol is oxidized by the alcohol dehydrogenase to acete aldehyde. This reaction needs consumes one molecule of NAD+ per molecule ethanol oxidized: Ethanol + NAD+ <=> Acetaldehyde + NADH + H+ Acetaldehyde is oxidized by the acetaldehyde dehydrogenase in a second reaction in the mitochondria to Acetyl-CoA, which produces another molecule of NADH: Acetaldehyde + NAD+ # CoA <=> Acetyl-CoA + NADH + H+ If you now take a look on the Gluconeogenesis, there is one critical step which need NAD+: The oxidation of lactate to pyruvate by the lactate dehydogenase which then cannot be processed into oxalacetate, phosphorenolpyruvate and so on. Adding excess NADH shifts the reaction equilibrium completely to the side of lactate and also leads to the producion of additional lactate, leading to hyperglycemia and lactic acidosis. Acess NADH from the ethanol oxidation inhibits the oxidation of fatty acids in the liver - this process also generates NADH for the production of ATP. NADH signals this process that enough energy is available in the cell. And finally excess NADH also inhibits the malate dehydrogenase reducing the amount of oxalacetate for gluconeogenesis further.
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