Diet and Nutrition
The Hacker's Diet: How to Lose Weight and Hair through Stress and
Poor Nutrition book plus associated computer tools. You can
read the book on-line
on the World-Wide Web, or download a
copy to read or print off-line in either PostScript
or Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
The WWW and Adobe Acrobat versions have hot-links for all table
of contents items, cross-references, and index entries.
A set of Excel spreadsheets which accompany the book (but are
not necessary to use it) is also available
for downloading, and the weight logging and management tools
described in the book are also available for the
Palm Computing Platform.
New: Fourth Edition (2005) improves appearance, accessibility,
and ease of navigation; it strictly complies with the
Fractal, or self-similar, structures are commonplace in nature,
extending from the fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background
radiation to the blood vessels in the human lung, but rarely do you
encounter such perfection in structure as in Romanesco, a member of
the plant species which includes broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage.
This document is a photo gallery of the amazing hierarchical
structure of Romanesco, along with a discussion of how such patterns
can arise from the very simplest of computer programs, suggesting
that nature is, in some sense, performing a computation.
Having been nearsighted and requiring strong optical correction all my life, I
became accustomed ever since childhood to each eye exam calling for
ever stronger glasses. I'd heard that the rate of change could be expected
to decrease with age, but never that the trend could be reversed. Then,
in 2000, I got separate reading and driving glasses, and found myself
wearing the reading glasses almost all the time. Eight years later, it
was obvious to me that the correction of both were too strong, and when I
had my next eye exam in 2010, it showed the correction for both eyes was a
full dioptre less. This document recounts my anecdotal experience and what it
may mean for other nearsighted people.
This is a collection of postings from
and documents on this site
which relate to the paleo/primal/ancestral diet and lifestyle.
The books gotta balance! The mass of the inputs and outputs of the
human body, averaged over time, are equal. So where does the energy
the body consumes come from?
Ever since I moved from California to Switzerland in 1991, people
occasionally ask, “Is there anything you miss?” Well,
there is the salad dressing! One of my favourite
culinary concoctions in California was Marie's® Blue Cheese salad
dressing. It is now available throughout the U.S., but not in Europe,
and I have found no vaguely comparable product on the market here.
So, it's time to roll up our sleeves and engage in a little high-fat,
high-calorie, thick and creamy reverse engineering! This document
starts with the list of ingredients in the original and iteratively
develops a simple to prepare substitute which I find perfectly
satisfactory. Readers with well-calibrated palates and access to the
commercial goop for comparison taste-testing are invited to further
tweak this Open Sauce recipe and share their discoveries.
New September 2007 update presents results from comparison
tasting with the Real Thing and provides two new recipes which attempt
to converge upon the flavour of the original.
Humans are omnivores and can eat a wide variety of food. However,
modern diets which include refined and processed foods and too few
fresh fruits and vegetables may result in shortages of
“micro-nutrients” which can increase the probability of
contracting a variety of diseases, reduce longevity, and impair mental
and physical performance. This document presents the dietary
supplements I have selected to avoid such problems. Every individual
is different, and no single supplement plan is appropriate for
everybody, so think of this list as a starting point for your own
research into the topic.
- Book Reviews
- Nutritional Supplements