Category: health

Strength Training Lifting Straps: Caution

It is apparently very common for people who do strength training using lifting straps, to have wrist pain if not done properly. The wrist is not designed to carry your body weight. The tendons in your wrist and within your carpal tunnel can become inflamed causing tenderness and pain. I experienced this for 2 days and had a significant loss of hand strength. Thankfully with rest this has subsided.

Libodun Baby Fence: Teardown

Libodun baby fence: cute baby standing up. Made in China

Libodun baby fence: cute baby standing up. Made in China

My neighbour left a mess of long parts in a bag curbside, so out of curiosity I took it to try to figure out what it was and if I could use it for something else. The bag had metal tubes, metal brackets, padded baby blue metal bars and some plastic corner pieces. It looked like it had something to do with babies or small kids. It turned out to be a couple of sets of Libodun baby fence, used when a baby is small and prevents the kid from rolling off the edge of the bed.

Weight Loss, How to Lose Weight: My Learnings, Hints and Tips

Weight loss, from a conceptual viewpoint is actually quite simple, but there are so many nuances that make it quite difficult to achieve and maintain an ideal weight. Your body is designed by evolution, with vestiges from long-past times. Your body will do all it can to not allow you to diet down and die because you ran out of energy. To understand how this mechanism works will help you reduce down to a healthy weight.

Weight Loss and Insulin Resistance: Random notes

There’s nothing new here, only new to me. in time we will learn all we need to learn. In the meantime, keep a stiff upper lip and carry on..

Weight Loss

Thoughts on Positioning after Retinal Detachment Surgery

A gas bubble will be injected into your eye after retinal detachment surgery. This gas bubble will press the detached retinal area back into your eyeball, sort of like an internal clamp. The surgeon takes advantage of the gas bubble’s property of floating upwards, opposite of gravity. This is where the purposeful “positioning” of your head angle and its importance comes into play. Your surgeon will tell you how to position your head in order to have the gas bubble push on a specific part of your eye that he wants to clamp in place.

How to Build Muscle In Strength Training, In one sentence

“Do 5-30 good technique reps that take 2-9 seconds in mulitiple sets, taking those sets close to failure where the target muscle is the limiting factor, and repeat this approach as often as you are recovered enough to do so”

Dr Mike Israetel

So much knowledge is wrapped up in this one sentence. While it is not perfect, follow this, to the letter when you can, and you will go far in gaining strength and muscle. There is more “embellishment” required to be complete, so watch the video and then think about it.

Legumes, Beans, Lentil Catalogue

Legumes are an excellent food source because they are economical, have a low glycemic index, high fiber, high protein, sustainable, gentle on Mother Earth and is a base natural unprocessed food. They are a great alternative to meat, or as an addition. Beans don’t impart much flavour, so you need to be more creative with how you use them.

My family did not really grow up eating a lot of beans. We really only had kidney beans in stews, black eyed beans in rice and navy beans in tomato sauce, from a can. Learning more about beans was eye opening.

Gas Bubble in your Eye after Retina Detachment Surgery

After retinal detachment surgery (vitrectomy) an intravitreal gas bubble may be injected into your eye. I’m not quite exactly sure of the purpose of the gas, but it might be used to put added pressure on the retina to hold it into the proper position, acting as a clamp. A web site says the gas may be used to keep the wound site dry, aiding wound repair. The gas should naturally be reabsorbed by the body in 1-3 months.

Commercial Bread Comparison in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I want to compare our local commercial breads here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Specifically I want to know about the ratio of fiber to carbs. Can bread be healthy? With Vanessa Kimbell and Tim Spector 19:06 21:53 fiber to carb ratio, 1/5 (20%) good, 1/17 (5.88%)-1/20 (5%) not good

These breads are rated from best to worst in terms of fiber percentage of carbohydrates.

Dimplmeier Organic Rye with Flaxseeds

Dimplmeier Organic Rye with Flaxseeds

Dimplmeier Organic Rye with Flaxseeds, nutrition

Dimplmeier Organic Rye with Flaxseeds, nutrition

Dimplmeier Organic Rye with Flaxseeds, Ingredients

Dimplmeier Organic Rye with Flaxseeds, Ingredients

Dimplmeier Organic Rye with Flaxseeds bread: fiber / carbs = 11/49 = 22.45%

Cataract Surgery for a High Myopia Monovision Patient, Toronto, Canada: Log

I am a high myopia patient wearing glasses, in Toronto, Canada, and it was time for me to have cataract surgery. As a monovision user I’ve long had one eye focused on near reading and computer work, and the other eye focused on far distance. This strategy has worked out well for me, with no perceived loss of function. Here’s my cataract intraocular (IOL) surgery journey notes.