Hello friends.Today's Arrow looks at how the establishment is fighting back, a new drug to lower Lp(a), how Cochrane has gone into a tailspin, what kind of NPC we might be, uncoupling for weight loss, and the Video of the Week.
Lots of great stuff this week! I think I will be reading for the next couple of days. Loved the concept of NPC. I never thought of myself as a contrarian, more of the average sort, but as the context around me has changed over the last 20 years and I have seen scientists prostitute themselves to support a false narrative in order to secure fame and fortune (climate change, caved treatment/vaccines/masks/lockdowns-the entire false narrative) I have drifted in the direction of a contrarian. If being a contrarian means not taking what a supposed authority figure tells at face value and looking for alternate viewpoints that seem to make more sense, then that's my new comfort zone.
I know in “The Six Weeks Cure” you prescribe some meats-only weeks. Will you be discussing carnivore in the upcoming book?
I’m jealous of your Scotland trip. My mother’s maiden name was Bruce. my grandfather was Robert Bruce and descended from King Robert the Bruce of Scotland. I’ve always wanted to go to Scotland.
I’m also a huge Outlander fan, read all the books and have watched the series. I even indulge in “Men in Kilts” every week! Lol. Sorry but I’m as hooked on Red Jamie as your wife!!!!!!
Wonderful, clear description of uncoupling. Thank you!
I'm kinda 'meh' on the Gurwinder essay, so here's 2c.
1. It's the same basic approach as those who argue that atheism is a religion. It can be for some, but it's not a universal application.
2. It's also of the approach that denying it is affirmative evidence...as with racism. If thou doest protest, you're projecting and you must be a racist.
3. The only thing that could remotely be pinned on this misanthropic iconoclast (me) is #2, the contrarian. But I am not always, or even a lot, particularly.
a. Because of the nature of modern society, my values align increasingly more frequently with the "opposition" politically. But not always, either.
b. Given enough time, I'll go up against anyone and everyone, no qualms about it...though I do always prefer to foster mutually-beneficial liaisons and relationships. A little grace is good.
c. If I'm always contrarian about 1 single thing, it's money motivation (whoring). I see it almost everywhere at all times. While someone being in-it for the money isn't a hard and fast rule that I'll be counter their aims, it sure will make me ensure that there are sound reasons for advocacy beyond any payoffs.
1. "I mean who wants to go to Scotland when Italy is available?" Not to get into the middle of this one, but that's a great question! Who indeed? And because of a TV series?
It reminds me of my wife's insistence we got to Quebec this summer -- and Quebec City, in particular -- because that's where Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache novels are set. But at least I got to do the driving (which I enjoy) and we saw a lot of pretty country along the St. Lawrence.
2. I'll be waiting to see what Matt Taibbi has to say (in his Racket blog) about Linda Yaccarino's "Lawful but Awful" policy.
What a load o' bollocks! (And there's a word you can use whilst in Scotland.)
Once again - more reading to look forward to and fewer rabbit holes to go down assuming I'm disciplined enough to pay attention to the idea of searching for one particular truth. Big assumption! And where to focus? What's going on inside me? (i.e. health concerns) or what's going on in the world? - most of which I have no control over but which can, in fact, change all our lives - inner and outer. Any ideas welcome!
We were in St. Andrews a number of years ago with a golf group from MA. The men had been promised a round on the old course (we were staying in a hotel right on the course) but something happened and the only way they'd get to play the old course was to get up at 2 a.m. and stand in line for a spot - which hubs did and got one starting at 6 a.m. The hilarious bit was that he was second in line behind an Australian - a golf pro on his honeymoon. One has to assume the bride, in this case, knew what she was getting into.
Only one typo I saw but the reading, as usual, was mighty compelling so I may have mentally edited things. Hope not.
Safe home as a Scottish friend says to others who are traveling - and enjoy the golf in Scotland and Ireland!
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with the mitochondria?
Stellar Arrow; the insatiable curiosity is contagious--enjoy your trip!
I notice you didn't name your uncoupling supplement but I recalled the name from your blog and see it's still available. Are you still associated with it and do you recommend it as a potential weight loss aid?
Apropos Linda Yacarrino, read Claire Berlinski’s open letter to LY on the Cosmopolitan Globalist Substack. Then comment about free speech.
Your discussion of uncoupling has given me lots to study, just what I like. I too am just like you: “I’ve been blessed or plagued (depending upon how you look at it) with an almost insatiable curiosity”. I have decided it’s a blessing. One of the most wonderful insights in Thomas Paine’s ‘The Age of Reason’ is that the scriptures are ever evolving around you in the natural world, not in old books. This was before Darwin so a creator God was a given, but nature was his/her text book.
“A few days ago I was cruising through the torrent of medical sites I usually read” I see it as having the occasional glass of water from the Niagara torrent of publications, but you are a good guide as to where to put the glass.
I was a fan of Cochrane for a long time but when Peter Gøtzsche was expelled I realised the end had come. I read his whole transcript of what had gone on with despair. The curse of B&MG funding. On this I feel rage.
I have been both a Disciple & a Tribalist. Now I am the sceptic, especially reinforced the past three years. “Gurwinder discusses how we spend much of our time searching for the truth about issues that are secondary and tertiary to the issues really critical to our lives”. Thanks for this, I will start each day evaluating that.
I was writing something about the less information deluged past and what you have written made me post a first part because what had seemed minor examples from my past turned out to be springboard for further thoughts.