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by PeterB
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1254
Views: 92530

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Sorkin is not a climate change denier KIm. Context is all...the whole programme is about the dynamics within TV journalism. Maggie has made some spectacular misjudgements and is inexperienced, she is sent by her boss to cover an entirely different subject, his judgement in sending her is questioned....
by PeterB
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1254
Views: 92530

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ9_2K2_z3A Mother Jones: We Fact Checked Aaron Sorkin's Climate Science on The Newsroom Whoah...hang on...I think the purport of that clip has been misunderstood. I am a fan of The Newsroom and watched that scene in context..what happened in dramatic terms before it...
by PeterB
Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Key to happiness is eating more fruit and veg
Replies: 22
Views: 3518

Re: Key to happiness is eating more fruit and veg

Excellent advice. No expert, whether representing received knowledge or alternatives, can do more than offer general advice. We are a complex of genetic loading, conditioning, and history, and as such we are each unique. However pooled knowledge can help us discover what benefits us as individuals.....
by PeterB
Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Key to happiness is eating more fruit and veg
Replies: 22
Views: 3518

Re: Key to happiness is eating more fruit and veg

I think the key term Dr Greger's study is 'constipation related IBS' Ben. As I indicated above the variety of IBS which is linked to a low fibre diet..which tends to constipation may well benefit from a managed increase in soluble fibre..such as that found in kiwi fruit ( or rhubarb ). However there...
by PeterB
Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Key to happiness is eating more fruit and veg
Replies: 22
Views: 3518

Re: Key to happiness is eating more fruit and veg

Hi Ben. Thats the figure quoted by the International Federation for Functional Gastro-Intestinal Disorders..which incidentally is comprised of both physicians and respected researchers in the field as well as sufferers from those conditions. Some estimates put it as high as 15% of the population. IB...
by PeterB
Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Key to happiness is eating more fruit and veg
Replies: 22
Views: 3518

Re: Key to happiness is eating more fruit and veg

Except if you are one of the 10% of the population who suffers from one of the group of disorders, some of them inherited and some acquired, known as IBS ( irritable bowel syndrome ) in which case eating more fruit and veg could substantially decrease your happiness... :smile: You could spend half y...
by PeterB
Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Thanks for everything Ben!
Replies: 24
Views: 8735

Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

You are a good man Ben..every good wish for the future.

:anjali:

Peter.
by PeterB
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Brain in a vat, solipsism...
Replies: 31
Views: 4493

Re: Brain in a vat, solipsism...

Christian89 I am going to go out on a limb here...Your depression is probably NOT caused by ' the questions you have '. Its probably the other way round.
And as others have suggested, seek help. And I don't mean online.


:anjali:
by PeterB
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Rising body temperature whilst meditating
Replies: 6
Views: 2217

Re: Rising body temperature whilst meditating

I also had this constantly.
I found if I was averse to it it grew worse. It still happens occasionally, but now I simply note it and return to my practice, which is a mantra-like phrase linked to the in and out breath.
by PeterB
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are Theravadins Simpler ?
Replies: 125
Views: 7113

Re: Are Theravadins Simpler ?

Kindly do not use words like Jesus. It is taking the Lord's name in vain. No reason why we cannot be polite to other religions. Well, it's part of certain colloquial speech phrases in the West, so to that extent it's not taking the Lord's name in vain, it's speaking casually. Besides, "Jesus" is ba...
by PeterB
Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phra Ajahn Mitsuo Gavesako leave the Buddhist monkhood?
Replies: 59
Views: 11935

Re: Phra Ajahn Mitsuo Gavesako leave the Buddhist monkhood?

If I might be permitted to stick my puzzled nose in.
Why is it anyone's business apart from this gentleman and his wife ? :smile:
by PeterB
Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: getting my water from rice or pasta ?
Replies: 30
Views: 5101

Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Beetroot and especially beetroot juice, can also have a dramatic effect.. :o Hi Peter, Yes, I have heard of that. Incidentally, I actually have four beets in the fridge, so I will be able to see the change in my urine colour quite soon. For the full , lurid, effect Ben take an antacid, like Rennies...
by PeterB
Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: getting my water from rice or pasta ?
Replies: 30
Views: 5101

Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Actually thats true Ben, I have had the same experience.
And yet another brand we sometimes use which purports to have the same content has no effect on the colour of one's wee at all.. :shrug:
Beetroot and especially beetroot juice, can also have a dramatic effect.. :o
by PeterB
Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: getting my water from rice or pasta ?
Replies: 30
Views: 5101

Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

The best way to gauge whether you are properly hydrated is not so much from intake..that has many variables..but from the colour of your urine. When hydrated your wee will be straw coloured or very light green. Dark yellow/orange or dark green means you need to drink more non alcoholic fluids..prefe...
by PeterB
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: getting my water from rice or pasta ?
Replies: 30
Views: 5101

Re: getting my water from rice or pasta ?

Very very little. Why would you consider that anyway ? Water drinking has become fetishised, but there is no reason not to drink pretty freely. It is doubtful that under most conditions anyone needs to drink water all day and carry little bottles of it. Four or five glasses a day plus tea and a litt...
by PeterB
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ...Romans invented Jesus as form of psychological warfare
Replies: 14
Views: 965

Re: ...Romans invented Jesus as form of psychological warfar

Isn't this kind of speculation called ' papanca ' ? :quote:
by PeterB
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 10822

Re: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"

Hi PeterB, ...The interventions will be as effective as the relationship is viable. This is the difference between any critique and actual daily experience. This appears to me to be another false dichotomy and another case of All-Or-Nothing Thinking and overgeneralizing (cf. David D. Burns' cogniti...
by PeterB
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 10822

Re: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"

Hi PeterB Its not about systems, perfect or imperfect. Its not about stats or arms -length studies or the opining of the learned. Its all about warm, imperfect, inconsistent human beings giving support to other imperfect and inconsistent human beings in need. With all the messiness and variability ...
by PeterB
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 10822

Re: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"

Hi PeterB Its not about systems, perfect or imperfect. Its not about stats or arms -length studies or the opining of the learned. Its all about warm, imperfect, inconsistent human beings giving support to other imperfect and inconsistent human beings in need. With all the messiness and variability ...
by PeterB
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"
Replies: 148
Views: 10822

Re: Problems with "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Steps"

Its not about systems, perfect or imperfect. Its not about stats or arms -length studies or the opining of the learned. Its all about warm, imperfect, inconsistent human beings giving support to other imperfect and inconsistent human beings in need. With all the messiness and variability and subject...