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In Topic: Neutralizing acidic drinks like Apple Cider Vinegar and Kombucha

Yesterday, 10:56 AM

24 hours report.

I poured kombucha and a small amount of pineapple juice into a jar added some baking soda.  Resulted in a slightly acidic brew. 

I left it in the jar covered. 

Today upon inspection a beginning of a scoby is forming.  (engulfing the foam created by the baking soda lingering at the top of the jar.)


If it continues to thrive,  I will try it with an approcamately ph neutral solution. 

What about trying food grade diatomaceous earth?  It's supposed to offer numerous health benefits just on its own.

DE is approximately 3% magnesium, 33% silicon, 19% calcium, 5% sodium, 2% iron and many other trace minerals such as titanium, boron, manganese, copper and zirconium.

Although according to this thread, it doesn't dissolve fast enough to alkalize acids much...

In Topic: Theocracy Movement In The U.S.

Yesterday, 10:43 AM

No they wouldnt, because the church has gone through great lengths to suppress any words that might betray evidence that Jesus just might have been an everyday, albeit rare and energetically gifted, person.

I think a rigorous, open, academic debate would be great! 


For example, how do Christians explain verses like:

Exodus 4:24 - And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him.

In Topic: Gathering questions for an interview with Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson

18 April 2014 - 12:44 PM

• The left side of the body is Yang;the right side is Yin.

Very interesting!  Yes, it does seem that the more classical Chinese sources claim this and from some very preliminary clinical experiences - I suspect may be accurate too.


I wonder what their logic or theory behind left being Yang is, though?

In Topic: Gathering questions for an interview with Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson

18 April 2014 - 10:48 AM

This is a "trivial" question that may already be answered in some of his materials - but it's been hard to get a consistent answer on it.  Which side of the human body is Yin & which is Yang?

It is also a question that has raised plenty of debate throughout the ages in China itself. It is true that most of the Ch. med. texts claim that Yin Qi resides on the left side and Yang on the Rt. side. Yet, some have claimed exactly the opposite. Nevertheless, the main stream of Ch. med. thought accepts that Yin belongs to the left and Yang to the right - speaking of polarity !

Yang, or male, energies predominate in the right side of the body and in specific organs—e.g., the hollow organs (the bladder, intestines, stomach, or gall bladder, among others)—whereas the yin energy system rules the left side of the body and the solid organs (kidneys, heart, lungs, liver, spleen, and pericardium).

some others regard the left side of the body as Yang and the right side as Yin. In China, we have a saying that the left side of the body is male and the right side of it is female, which also came from here, and which is quite true.

Or may it also depend on gender?  Or might Yang problems show up more on the Yin side and vice-versa?


Logically, it would seem as if the right side (left side of brain) should be Yang...but many actual Chinese qigong masters seems to disagree.


So, does anyone know for a fact, or based upon clinical experience, which is which?

In Topic: The Moors re-civilized Europe after the fall of Rome

16 April 2014 - 04:01 PM

Surely the fact that Vasco da Gama managed his voyage is such a small craft is more impressive than the Chinese.  

You're so right!!  :D Backtracking established shipping routes around Africa and India gained from sending spies desperately searching for gold is soooo much more impressive than an orderly, respectful armada pioneering its own trade routes!  As is ruthlessly ransacking and killing the locals mercilessly!

Vasco da Gama inflicted acts of cruelty upon competing traders and local inhabitants, which sealed his notoriety in India.  During his second voyage to Calicut, da Gama intercepted a ship of Muslim pilgrims at Madayi travelling from Calicut to Mecca. Described in detail by eyewitness Thomé Lopes and chronicler Gaspar Correia as one that is unequalled in cold-blooded cruelty, da Gama looted the ship with over 400 pilgrims on board including 50 women, locked in the passengers, the owner and an ambassador from Egypt and burnt them to death.

All hail the Conquistadors! :lol:


Too bad they also didn't get the memo on how to prevent scurvy from the Chinese, who had already figured out how to ensure an ongoing supply of nutrients and Vitamin C from sprouting soybeans onboard.

Vasco da Gama's fleet finally arrived in Malindi on 7 January 1499, in a terrible shape – approximately half of the crew had died during the crossing, and many of the rest were afflicted with scurvy.

how could such long voyages be carried out with little or no evidence of serious sickness? The combined fleets were crewed by about 30,000 people, putting an enormous strain upon the food resources. Although they traded and foraged for fresh foods at their various ports of call, the long sea passages would have exhausted such supplies.

One of the Chinese fleets carried a historian, Ma Huan, whose diaries (“The overall survey of the ocean shores”, 1433) recorded how the fleets solved the problem.

Apparently, these diaries record that, unlike the supplies of weevil-ridden, ship’s biscuit carried on the later British fleets, the Chinese supply ships carried staples of soy beans, wheat, millet and rice, which could be stored for long periods without loss of nutritional value. These could be cooked fresh. In addition, the ships carried chickens, fed by the cereals, for fresh eggs and meat.

The soy beans were of particular importance. All the ships carried open tubs in which the soy beans were sprouted in sunlight, developing large quantities of riboflavin, niacin and, most importantly, vitamin C. Daily consumption of sprouted soy would provide more than enough vitamin C to prevent scurvy.

As Gavin Menzies suggests, providing soy bean sprouts would have required a considerable degree of foresight and organisation. In other words, he thinks, the Chinese mariners must have known about the prevention of scurvy long before 1421, perhaps from even earlier voyages.