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by Lurch
Thu Oct 05, 2023 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Ninja Blender Blade
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

I made this smoothie today with a banana, some blueberries, a date, an egg, 1 TBS of whole flaxseed, and some water.
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by Lurch
Thu Oct 05, 2023 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Ninja Blender Blade
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

As soon as flaxseeds are ground and the fatty acids are exposed to oxygen, they begin to oxidize and go rancid.
By buying flaxseed whole, you're getting a fresher product and you can grind them or blend them yourself.
by Lurch
Wed Oct 04, 2023 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Ninja Blender Blade
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

I have read that the best way to consume flax seeds is to buy it as meal and not seed form. The rational was that the beneficial oils are not exposed and absorbed while in seed form and they just pass through the body. In meal form you get the full benefit. I don't eat whole flax seeds. My Ninja ha...
by Lurch
Wed Oct 04, 2023 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Ninja Blender Blade
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Ninja Blender Blade

The blade on my Ninja BL454 was acting up. I was feeling heat on the blade axle after making a smoothie for quite a while, then the other day it almost wouldn't turn at all. It sounded funny and would not turn at a consistent high speed. I could hardly turn it by hand. I bought a replacement blade o...
by Lurch
Sat Sep 30, 2023 8:14 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: Pennzoil Platinum Oil Seems Watery
Replies: 9
Views: 5484

So if you had Castrol or Quaker State 0w-20...it would be just like water too when you pull the dipstick when cool. I personally don't find these oils to be as watery as PP 0w20. It's easier to check the oil with Castrol or QS, I've found. Not a big deal anyway. I added just a dab under 4 qts. to i...
by Lurch
Sat Sep 30, 2023 8:11 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: Pennzoil Platinum Oil Seems Watery
Replies: 9
Views: 5484

Penzoil 0w-20 will be the same "viscosity" as any other brand 0w-20. When reading oil weights, the first number is the viscosity when it's cold (the W came out to stand for winter). The second number is the viscosity of the oil when up to engine temp. So if you had Castrol or Quaker State...
by Lurch
Sat Sep 30, 2023 8:03 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: Pennzoil Platinum Oil Seems Watery
Replies: 9
Views: 5484

Oil filters...now there's where I have a huge preference. In the old days, Fram was the brand. Cheap overseas junk now...hang out at any engine wrenching forums and you'll see people talk about how cheaply made they are now and how they can fail. I'm a huge brand of WIX for quality oil filters, you...
by Lurch
Sat Sep 30, 2023 7:56 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: Pennzoil Platinum Oil Seems Watery
Replies: 9
Views: 5484

I changed my oil 2 days ago. The old oil seemed like it could have gone another 6 to 12 months. So I ran this 11 months, and just under 2,200 miles. The trip B meter says I drove the car for 105.5 hours (I think that's what it means) during the time this oil was in my engine. EV : 25% - 556 miles. T...
by Lurch
Fri Sep 01, 2023 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: The Many Benefits of MCT Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 3419

Lurch, if you've found something that works for you then there's no way that I can say in good faith that it's ineffectual. But it does appear you're taking our remarks way too personally. My point is more along the lines that this is the first time I'm ever hearing about MCT and I'm hearing about ...
by Lurch
Fri Sep 01, 2023 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: More Helpful Fatty Acids Found in Organic Milk
Replies: 6
Views: 2260

There are certain foods that....buying organic is well worth it, makes a difference. And there are certain foods where ...."organic" doesn't make much of an actual difference. Milk...is one where it does make a difference. Dairy cows for conventional milk are injected with growth hormones...
by Lurch
Fri Sep 01, 2023 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: More Helpful Fatty Acids Found in Organic Milk
Replies: 6
Views: 2260

I like milk. We don't have it in the house very often. We'll buy a half gallon of lowfat about every 3-5 weeks. I usually finish it off in less than a week. I sort of binge on it, I'll be making cereal, having it with a PB sandwich etc. It only lasts several days. Then we don't have it again for an...
by Lurch
Thu Aug 31, 2023 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: The Many Benefits of MCT Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 3419

Many people have bad bacteria in their GI tract that they're oblivious to, from taking antibiotics, from eating processed foods, sugar, HFCS, and other things. When they take something powerful like MCT oil, all hell breaks loose, and they aren't ready for the aftermath. So it's good to have your GI...
by Lurch
Thu Aug 31, 2023 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Is Yahoo! a Good Source of News?
Replies: 1
Views: 1420

Is Yahoo! a Good Source of News?

I signed in to Yahoo! today for the first time in years. I was once active on Yahoo forums and used Yahoo email but after my email got severely spammed, I decided to delete that whole email account rather than wrestle with all that SPAM, and I stopped going to Yahoo then, that was many years ago. I ...
by Lurch
Thu Aug 31, 2023 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: More Helpful Fatty Acids Found in Organic Milk
Replies: 6
Views: 2260

More Helpful Fatty Acids Found in Organic Milk

I guess I may drink organic whole milk from now on. I used to drink 1% milk but the trouble with that is, it has synthetic Vitamin A added, and Vitamin A toxicity affects quite a few people, including me. That can cause dry skin, eczema, etc. They say organic milk comes from cows that are fed more t...
by Lurch
Thu Aug 31, 2023 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: The Many Benefits of MCT Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 3419

Really? Got mad and dug up BS? Negative attitude? I opened with wishing you the best, then said I found positive and negative reviews and posted a single negative one to show why I was skeptical. Instead of a conversation I got accusations. All for whole foods, homeopathy, home remedies, etc... (Hi...
by Lurch
Wed Aug 30, 2023 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: The Many Benefits of MCT Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 3419

For years I've known about coconut oil reversing or improving Alzheimer's, and MCT oil is derived from coconut oil, which makes it even more powerful. I'm now on a facebook forum called The Copper Revolution, where they have alternative views on copper nutrition. They claim copper isn't toxic at all...
by Lurch
Wed Aug 30, 2023 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: The Many Benefits of MCT Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 3419

If you are benefitting from it, go for it. I have been mocked regarding the supplements I take for my immune system. I used to get bronchitis every year. I have done my research. I have not been sick in over 3 years as a result of taking my supplements. That is my proof. That's wonderful. Glad to h...
by Lurch
Wed Aug 30, 2023 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: The Many Benefits of MCT Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 3419

Hey Lurch, all good, please don't get offended by people being skeptical. I don't know much about MCT oil either, other than that it's in coconut oil, so what, interesting read. Sounds good, thank you. These oils are powerful, and are anti viral and can help people with some nasty pathogens like Co...
by Lurch
Wed Aug 30, 2023 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: The Many Benefits of MCT Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 3419

I've been known to reverse some serious health issues with supplements, but hey, if you think you know more than me about natural health, I'm posting in the wrong place.
by Lurch
Wed Aug 30, 2023 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: The Many Benefits of MCT Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 3419

This is the first I'm hearing about this stuff. Way too many things that it says it helps with to be believable. You don't have to believe anything but I'll tell you, there are MANY health care people that say these same things about MCT oil, and they aren't marketing MCT oil either. So take it for...
by Lurch
Wed Aug 30, 2023 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: The Many Benefits of MCT Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 3419

I wish you all the best, but this stuff? https://legionathletics.com/mct-oil I'm seeing articles both good and bad about it, more bad. Nonsense. Where are you looking for information? Even WebMD and USA Today websites speak well of MCT oil. I got 361,000 results on how MCT oil improves mood, and I'...
by Lurch
Tue Aug 29, 2023 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: The Many Benefits of MCT Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 3419

The Many Benefits of MCT Oil

This stuff is amazing. I can now tolerate 1/2 tsp 2x a day with food. I plan to work up to 1 to 2 TBS per day, in food. I'm 72 now, and it seems to do me a lot of good. Start slow on it, like 1/2 tsp a day in food, and work up slowly over 1-2 weeks. Otherwise it can cause loose bowels -------------...
by Lurch
Mon Jul 31, 2023 3:07 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: Pennzoil Platinum Oil Seems Watery
Replies: 9
Views: 5484

Newer/smaller engines tend to run much thinner oils, they're fine even if they seem watery. As to the frequency, with new full synthetic oils you can go over a year easily imho if you don't make the miles. What I've also done on my cars is take a syringe and pull out the brake fluid from the master...
by Lurch
Fri Jul 28, 2023 11:37 am
Forum: Automotive
Topic: Pennzoil Platinum Oil Seems Watery
Replies: 9
Views: 5484

Trust me, it's way too easy to overthink motor oil, changing frequency and which one is the best. If you're only driving 3-4k per year I think you're doing the right thing by changing your oil once a year. Pick a quality full synthetic oil in the rating that your engine calls for and use a quality ...
by Lurch
Fri Jul 28, 2023 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Trouble With Stainless Steel Fry Pans
Replies: 33
Views: 8975

I do best with low heat, that would be 180*F on the Duxtop induction cooktop.
I bought an 8" Duxtop SS fry pan that's quite nice, but all my SS pans get the same result if I start with some butter and use low heat.
I can fry eggs flawlessly this way.
by Lurch
Fri Jul 28, 2023 7:59 am
Forum: Automotive
Topic: Pennzoil Platinum Oil Seems Watery
Replies: 9
Views: 5484

Pennzoil Platinum Oil Seems Watery

I decided to finally run my motor oil 12 months, after changing my own oil 2x a year for quite a few years, since I now run full synthetic which my Prius calls for, so I no longer need to change my oil 2x a year and I only drive 3-4k miles per year. I now run Pennzoil Platinum FS 0w20, and it seems ...
by Lurch
Fri Jul 28, 2023 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Getting a Grip on Piriformis Syndrome
Replies: 21
Views: 5877

Easto wrote:Great News!
Thank you.

The supplement I take is actually called Benfotiamine, it's a fat soluble form of Vitamin B1.
I learned of it from the Nerve Doctors on youtube.
It nourishes and comforts the nerves, which can be a huge help to people dealing with neuropathy.
by Lurch
Mon Jul 24, 2023 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Getting a Grip on Piriformis Syndrome
Replies: 21
Views: 5877

I'm now healed for the most part, from taking thiamin, vitamin B1. My hip and right leg are about 90-95% back to normal. It all got better just hours after taking Thiamin / Vitamin B1. B1 deficiency can appear as many different symptoms, and doctors will make incorrect diagnosis' over and over again...
by Lurch
Sun Jul 16, 2023 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Getting a Grip on Piriformis Syndrome
Replies: 21
Views: 5877

I eat a lot of beans for soluble fiber. Eggs most every day.
Grass fed beef, wild salmon, and chicken.
Lots of vegetables, but not many potatoes.
Little to no grains. No more fruit.
A few nuts sometimes. No dairy.
by Lurch
Sun Jul 16, 2023 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Getting a Grip on Piriformis Syndrome
Replies: 21
Views: 5877

I saw the new PT Thursday, that made the adjustments and thought it might turn me around. Guess what? He was right! Friday afternoon my mood seemed to improve, and when I got up Saturday, I could tell right off that I was finally a little bit better, and I didn't need to take pain meds.. So I rode m...
by Lurch
Thu Jul 13, 2023 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Getting a Grip on Piriformis Syndrome
Replies: 21
Views: 5877

The PT isn't convinced I have spinal stenosis but if I do, I think he can help me so I won't need surgery and won't have to take pain meds. I sure hope so. I've been depressed about this lately. It's still disturbing that I have not yet got on some exercises to help turn this around. But that's the ...
by Lurch
Thu Jul 13, 2023 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Getting a Grip on Piriformis Syndrome
Replies: 21
Views: 5877

Thank you. Actually, I think it was the med that worked quickly to make me feel better, not the supplements. I think the supps might take longer, plus some diet changes I recently made may help. I quit drinking milk 3 weeks ago. 2 days ago I quit eating fruit. Did lots of research, and fruit feeds i...
by Lurch
Mon Jul 10, 2023 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Getting a Grip on Piriformis Syndrome
Replies: 21
Views: 5877

Yeah, good quality natural bone broth is great for you. Beef, chicken, ox, whatever. Heck I've mixed bones and made a bone broth. Doing home made bone broth is at least a full day process. Lots of brands of good pre made can be had at the stores or online. As for hanging on the inversion table, typ...
by Lurch
Sat Jun 24, 2023 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Getting a Grip on Piriformis Syndrome
Replies: 21
Views: 5877

I got on prednisone which really helps, but 200 mg of ibuprofen seemed to help too. Then I over did it and it flared up, and I hurt quite a bot last night and earlier today until the pred kicked in again. This is why my chiro and YeOldeStoneCat here told me to take it easy. I find it hard to take it...
by Lurch
Thu Jun 22, 2023 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Getting a Grip on Piriformis Syndrome
Replies: 21
Views: 5877

I bought one of those donut cushions.
I think it will feel much better to sit on one of these at the PC, and maybe also in the car.
About $30 on amazon.
I'm not a real big guy (about 160 pounds) so I think it will fit my small butt fairly well, I hope.
by Lurch
Thu Jun 22, 2023 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Getting a Grip on Piriformis Syndrome
Replies: 21
Views: 5877

BEST time to do the inversion table is immediately before bed. Make it the very last thing you do before bed, and locate it nearby the bed so you have minimal steps to take from it...to bed. Go do the bathroom routine, brush your teeth...go hang on the inversion table..and then in go directly to be...
by Lurch
Thu Jun 22, 2023 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Getting a Grip on Piriformis Syndrome
Replies: 21
Views: 5877

BEST thing that helped me..my wife got me an inversion table. Under 300 bucks...so it paid for itself within a month or two. Stopped going to the PTs and chiro. Haven't been to any of those in over 5 years. Inversion tables...stretch your joints...and importantly...your hips and lower back and all ...
by Lurch
Thu Jun 22, 2023 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Getting a Grip on Piriformis Syndrome
Replies: 21
Views: 5877

For a period of time, until you get a handle on it, you need to "cool it down"....and I say that meaning avoid inflaming it more. Once the harsh discomfort is gone,....look at gentle stretching (such as yoga)...and posture...be it posture when working out, or sitting, daily routine. That'...
by Lurch
Mon Jun 19, 2023 1:34 pm
Forum: Software Forum
Topic: New Renewed Dell PC
Replies: 10
Views: 2739

Amazon never emailed me like they promised, to see about why I can't log in using Authenticator app, so I went back to my Dell 7010 for now.
My right leg is hurting big time.
by Lurch
Sun Jun 18, 2023 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Getting a Grip on Piriformis Syndrome
Replies: 21
Views: 5877

Getting a Grip on Piriformis Syndrome

A week or two ago I started getting a burning feeling in my right butt cheek which turns out to be Piriformis Syndrome [PS]. One of the things that can cause it is sitting on your butt too much and not doing enough of certain exercises that strengthen the piriformis muscle. When it has a problem it ...