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Anyone in Phuket...or north?

Started this discussion. Last reply by ednshell Jan 28. 3 Replies

I am going to Thailand around 1 February, I am in Hong Kong right now. I may starting in Phuket and head my way north towards Mynmar border.... I am in search of Hot Springs to sit in. There are…Continue

What time is it?

Started Jan 24 0 Replies

I woke up at midnight in Hong Kong (on my way to Thailand)...asked Siri "What time is it in Salt Lake City Utah?" Her response: "9 am yesterday"....I thought that was funny, though the only way to…Continue

Thailand hot springs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rock Jan 24. 6 Replies

Looking for a primitive hot spring ormregion with a lot of hot springs,to go to and kick back for 2 months working on relaxing a shoulder problem.Usually I do not care about infrastructure or wifi,…Continue

Beef Fat used in Stainless Steel Production

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rock May 30, 2013. 4 Replies

  Pre-internet, 1980's or so, there was a huge International "Scandal" when discovered that ALL stainless steel used beef fat or tallow in the catalyst part of production--which caused all sorts of…Continue

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Rock replied to Moiraine Damodred's discussion Iodine Supplements?
"I am harvesting (weekly) kelp and other sea vegetables from the beaches here in SoCal, and feeding to composting worms, which really like kelp...then I use this iodine (and other mineral) rich compost to grow my wheatgrass and wheatsprouts for…"
May 19
Rock replied to Moiraine Damodred's discussion Iodine Supplements?
"Don't throw out anything based on unsubstantiated opinion from someone on the internet...and even if you vett it as accurate does not mean it is "worthless"...keep it for "backup" or to keep in the car or to take camping,…"
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Rock and Courtney Beth are now friends
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Rock replied to Moiraine Damodred's discussion Iodine Supplements?
"One description of the minerals in Lugol's is "Elemental", automatically an indication that perhaps only 3-5% is available for use by the body, which means the rest is stored "indefinitely" unused in the body, (not good) or…"
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Rock replied to Moiraine Damodred's discussion Iodine Supplements?
"I have done very well the last 40 years avaoiding any "elemental" size mineral supplement, spendin the extra $ for "atomic" sized."
May 19
Rock replied to Moiraine Damodred's discussion Iodine Supplements?
"Different product, differing unit measurement. I was using another product, my wife did a bunch of comparisons, chose thos product based on description and price. I compared to "mine" and decided that there was virtually no…"
May 19
Rock replied to Moiraine Damodred's discussion Iodine Supplements?
"I do 5-7 drops in virtually every juice or beverage I make for myself, likely 30-35 drops/day. The fog lifted in 24 hours for both my wife and me...and I had never even felt like I was in a fog...most peeps view me as…"
May 19
Rock replied to Moiraine Damodred's discussion Iodine Supplements?
"Wrong type of iodine, the iodine used to fill the receptors that would accept radiation is a much lower quality iodine than you want for dqily optimum health. Extensive information out there on this subject that is still accurate after 50 years. The…"
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"Sure thing Jenn and Rock! :) Thanks for the update on the Chang Mai Retreat Rock, sounds like a great place.  Was the hot spring itself to your liking?  And were you able to use it as you expected, did it help with the fasting experience?…"
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"Forgot to mention I am doing this Protocol and (all wonderful RAW re-feed) in Chang Mai Thailand at a fabulous Hot Spring Resort I negotioated a good long term rate for. I was treated like Royaly, and the staff came to see and greet me as…"
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"Thank you for the really good explanation...puts the emphasis on ethical when not raw, that makes a LOT of sense without me stretching my guess into the direction I did. I actually like it. My intent on asking was for an answer like this, not to put…"
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"The policy on pro-cooked was changed about two years ago.  Left in was the promotion of raw but left out was the banning of cooked food talk: http://www.30bananasaday.com/forum/topics/30bads-policy-on-procooked The decision by F & H…"
Feb 28
Jennifer Liepin commented on Rock's status
"Hey Rock, I think Raw Till 4 is a middle ground for those of us uncomfortable with going 100% raw. Personally, I tried 100% raw, but found that hard for me - I find a lot of comfort in being able to eat some cooked carbs in the evening.  It…"
Feb 28
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"I get it because I have gone backward and looked item by item 100 pages back so far (beyond the raw til 4), just to understand the morph. "Follow the money". If it too hard, you will not have the numbers in followers...and there must be…"
Feb 28

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Another annual water-only maintenance fast

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 7:30am 2 Comments

Short one, only 22 days--have learned that in 22 days my body maintains high metabolism, very high energy, so I will not have to work at kicking it up after--just maintaining healthy exercise.

This year I do not have the menu of ills, aches and pains of previous years, so hopefully more progressive healing. I also get to come down and do the refeeding thing in South Bay of L.A. Where the largest, best overall selection of raw organic fruit and vegetable in the world is easily and… Continue

I spent 5 days in an FLDS community

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 12:23am 1 Comment

This summer, I spent 5 days in an FLDS community (NOT the one run by Warren Jeff's, my ex next door neighbor). It blew my mind, and put me in a position to scrap 90% of what I thought I "knew' about the fringe religions of Mormon. I am extremely well traveled, have stayed with many cultures (like Massai, Fundamentalist Muslim), but this one is a highlight of my life.

I am not of any religion. Definitely not Mormon. Very definitely not Polygamist, though a lot of my friends are from… Continue

View on Jesus diet

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 12:06am 3 Comments

This is an observation, not a strongly held belief of mine...I do not want to have a religious debate in my blog area, though I will welcome comments...and critism of my interpretations only if the poster has actually read the sources I am commenting on.

Iif Jesus was raised by the Essene, and they were raw food devotès that also were forbidden to eat from below ground level (onion, ginger, garlic, carrot) that does not specify fruitarian. If they ate dairy, it follows that it was likely… Continue

My annual human flesh diet...

Posted on May 6, 2012 at 6:17am 10 Comments

I am now more than halfway through my annual water only fast to deal with debilitating injuries of 30 years ago.

By having water only,

My body is living entirely off human flesh, fat and skin, and occasionally toxins when I do not cleanse the colon often enough to keep up with the need to eliminate...

This year has been especially powerful as I have added Bikram hot yoga daily with enemas directly after. No dizziness when I stand up, and though I try to limit my… Continue

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At 11:23am on December 30, 2012, joce said…

hi!  saw your vibrant thread about burning man and all sorts of other adventures.  that is so awesome.  i want to do more things like that without money holding me back.  would love to chat sometime and participate in some of that fun stuff...

At 7:03am on February 7, 2012, Mary said…

Hey Rock, thank you very much for the quick response on wheatgrass. I will have to go it give it a go!

At 7:59am on January 28, 2012, Sunflower said…

Interesting to hear. I will do some experiement when spring comes with different kind of green juices and I am very curios to see how wild green juices will be compared to wheatgrass and other green juices and smoothies...

At 8:13pm on January 26, 2012, Sunflower said…

I can imagine it is a lot of work but as you say when you feel like it is worth it... However it is interesting to hear that you still do not like to drink it even after so long time drinking it.I love greens:) Keep up the good work!

At 10:27am on October 8, 2011, Helena Santos Marinho said…

Wow! So you really know loads about cats! I'm loving each piece of information! Thank you!

My cat hates water... But I guess that is because she'd been through a lot during her period on the streets or something. That's cute your actually enjoys it! I always see shots of big cats swimming, including the Brazilian Jaguar :)

Yeah, it's very concerning the fact that he might fall from the boat!

This Switzerland fact makes me wonder why some people really care about our furry friends and others don't give a bleep, you know? Here in Brazil, if you go to the police to inform about animal cruelty, they tell you to mind about your own business and that's all. Really sad.

You should definitely come, Rock! You'll love it! Nice to know about your background! My mom used to be a Geography teacher! I guess you'd like to meet her. She lives in Rio de Janeiro  (She's having English classes, so, don't worry! ^^ )



At 11:33am on October 4, 2011, Helena Santos Marinho said…
Hey! Nice to know you liked my story hehe
Nowadays, which happens to most of my tattooed friends, people get inked without actually having a reason, you know, what's more, a story...
Ow, I love cats!
I have this lil' black cutie pie I rescued from a square near my job! Her name is Mischka!
I'd really adore to have any experience with the big cats!
Well, you're moving to a boat? Hm... I guess your kitties won't really enjoy it, but, I'm still really selfish, so, if I were into such situation, I would carry them along, absolutely!

Wow, that's a pretty amazing thing about Africa! I wonder how cool it actually was to be there, in the real deal, their habitat! ^^

I really didn't know about these things over the Jaguar... I chose it too because it's the biggest and more powerful big cat from Brazil. We even have it featured on our R$:50,00 bill hehe

xx with loads of love!

At 5:43am on October 3, 2011, Dakini said…


Rock- i befriended you to answer your question since there was no other way-however- I see that as no reason to not be continue.

At 3:52am on October 3, 2011, Helena Santos Marinho said…

Hey Rock!

Thanks for the comment! ^^

Well... When I was younger (around 14/16) I used to have bunnies as my favorite/totem animals. I was shy, quiet, never argued with anybody, submissive, etc etc. Exactly like a bunny. I used to be constantly bullied by everybody, including family, and was really depressed. When I came to my breakthrough, "getting rid" of all of it and coming to live by myself, I experienced the same problems with my relations at my university and my job. I couldn't take it any longer, though. I got depressed and and ED was my special prize. I decided to see a therapist and she helped me to develop the real woman power inside, saying that I needed to be stronger, to be more assertive, do discover another totem. So, I had this birth mark in my arm that looked like a jaguar spot. Then, I decided to "spread it" into a nearly full arm tattoo. My attitude and life was changing, so I wanted to mark it over my skin.

Well, that's it! 


At 8:13am on October 1, 2011, Helena Santos Marinho said…

Hey, thank you very much for the comment!

Having a vegan community close to us is really precious...

My fiancee is vegan, but not an 811 supporter at this moment. He already had a fruit based diet for a year about a decade ago. But is not planning to come back, while I'm fully intended to do it for the rest of my life. 

Oh, Nice to meet you!!


At 4:39pm on July 13, 2011, Michael Hobson said…

Hi Rock, just read your post about Ralph Waldo Emerson in the Nutritional Yeast thread. He was certainly aware of the concept, even though the word "vegan" was yet a century away. Have you heard of the Fruitlands community? It was founded by Bronson Alcott, father of famous author Louisa May Alcott, and a good friend of Emerson's. The Fruitlands community were strict vegans long before the term was coined. http://www.alcott.net/alcott/home/fruitlands.html


"At Fruitlands, Lane advocated a strict policy of abstinence.  “Neither coffee, tea, molasses, nor rice tempts us beyond the bounds of indigenous production,” Lane wrote.  “No animal substances neither flesh, butter, cheese, eggs, nor milk pollute our tables, nor corrupt our bodies.”  By living on a simple diet, the members of Fruitlands were to eliminate their need for trade and minimize labor.

If Alcott felt Brook Farm was not “austere enough,” he certainly made up for this lack at Fruitlands.  Absolutely no meat or other animal products were eaten (hence the name Fruitlands).  In fact nothing from animals (including wool, honey, wax, or manure) nor even animal labor were used by the community.  The founders felt men should not take anything from animals, for they should be as free as humans.  Bronson Alcott’s idealism was so strong, in fact, that he would not permit canker-worms to be disturbed, and forbade the planting of such vegetables and roots as grow downward instead of upward into the air."
Also, Helen and Scott Nearing, authors of Living the Good Life were vegans. They lived in the 1900s, but their books always started each chapter with historical quotes. Can't remember any of them at the moment, but there were some in their cookbook that referenced vegan ideas dating to the 1500's
Anyway, seemed you had an interest in the Transcendentalists and the history of vegetarian and vegan, so thought I would share.

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