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[Vitamin D] Where to get Vegan Vitamin D3?

This article assumes that you are somewhat educated about Vitamin D or know what you are doing. It will focus only on the sourcing of vegan vitamin D3 in the form of cholecalciferol, extracted from lichen (which is vegan). The article also assumes that you have figured what doses you are looking to use. Exclusions: This this list intentionally  ignored any formulation that aims to supplement other things than vitamin D3, so excluded are multivitamins, ...

[Iodine] Can we safely get all our iodine only from seaweeds? A practical exploration

Major update (July 1st , 2015): Modified the conclusion in light of new information, minor polishes and clarifications. The question of satisfying iodine needs through seaweed is not new as you will read in the history below. This is why this article contributes only by integrating many quantification studies with a very practical approach: Based on published science, can we or not safely rely entirely on seaweeds for iodine ...

Pandering of Mother Nature, or the Deceitful Marketing of Green and Healthful

As global warning is knocking at the death door of our species, the most conscious of us marvell at the advent of sustainability-driven brands. We are so eager to see change happen that we are ready to embrace, often without a question, anything that looks just like it. But are these companies and their products really delivering what they promise? Unfortunately, far from it most of the time. ...

[Selenium] Selenium content in Brazil nuts varies greatly – Should Brazil nuts still be considered a reliable and safe source of selenium?

Selenium is an important mineral for general health and is of particular importance in the prevention of cancer or its relapses. I knew Brazil nuts are an easy high source of selenium and I wondered "Can people reliably and safely get their selenium from Brazil nuts?" For those in a hurry, the answer is: It's possible but not reliably. Brazil nuts have very random amounts of selenium in them. From close to nothing at all, to ...

Science-based Recipe for Green Tea And White Tea Mouthwash

If you have been struggling with cavities, it's because of the combination of in short your genetics, your mouth hygiene, and your diet. What causes cavities is not directly sugar but the cavity forming bacteria S. mutans, that feeds on the sugar, acidifies your mouth thus demineralizing the teeth (dissolving them). They also form the unaesthetic and gum-harming plaque, and create glues to stick to the teeth. When you understand how ...

[Stand-up Comedy] Plagiarism: From theft, to subconscious near-plagiarism

This is a sensitive issue for many comedians, and I find it exciting to talk openly about taboos. A lot of comedians get very uncomfortable with this subject. Admitting you have been concerned by anything in the line plagiarism is like being a parent of several children and having to answer which one is your favorite. There's definitely one, but it's just seems wrong to admit so. So ...

Solution to Folders disappearing from Places in Mac OS Sidebar

Network Folders, or folders pointing to external drive always disappear in Mac OS X. It is a big problem when the shortcuts in Places don't stay in the Places Sidebar on Mac OS X. This can be very frustrating because you use these shortcuts to be more efficient but every time you take the drive off you're signing for spending minutes recreating your shortcuts again. A NIGHTMARE. HERE IS ...

Aerial Photography Using Paramotor. Verdict? POSSIBLE.

My friend and paramotoring instructor James Gibbs worked around May to June 2011 in contributing to produce a documentary called Shoot For The Sky in Sabah. It was aired on Bio Channel Asia from February 25th to March 6th, 2012. The whole point of the documentary was to experiment aerial photography from a paramotor, the cheapest form of powered aircraft. It is extremely relevant to do so, because usually a ...

How to Make a Paypal Link NOT Button

In some website designs Paypal buttons are just really inconvenient because the HTML code is a FORM, not always practical to integrate with CSS or other clickable things. So in many cases, you will prefer to use a standard link in <a> tag. Paypal doesn't offer than by default by there's a way : Create a button, and save it : Merchant Services, you will find. Once saved, go in : My ...

On the Vital Importance of Micro-Testing Business Ideas

I wish that from the start, before starting any business, that I knew the secret of how start-ups successfully become big companies. Of course there are several steps in this process but I want to focus here on where 90% all die: I'll call it start-up pregnancy, right from the start. In French, we refer to launching a start-up saying "Je me lance", which means to throw oneself. And ...

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