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Our community would be delighted to know you better. Please tell us more about yourself and what brought you to 30BaD. Detailed responses will only be accepted (feel free to reapply with more detail if at first not approved as a member). We suggest you pick a name other than your own if you want to maintain anonymity.
well, i started exploring maximizing my health to help me with sports--i played five sports in high school, and went on to run track at the u. of wisconsin (400&800m)--after that, i tried to up my distances and started doing a lot of endurance running--all of this caused me to explored vegatarianism--i've been vegatarian for 20 years, vegan for 15--then i went mostly raw, high fruit, after reading the mucusless diet about 8 years ago--that was working well for me--never got sick--i was eating a lot of fruit, but still too much fat-and struggled with cravings for crap food--cooked vegetables, larabars and a few other things that i couldn't stop eating, 'cuz i wasn't eating quite enough fruit--i wasn't as bad as a gourmet raw vegan but was still probably 20-25% fat--so, the diet really helped my athletic performance--just a few months ago, i got kicked out of a gym after one month for "working out too hard"--i guess they thought i was gonna have a heart attack or something--but a little over a month ago i read doug graham--and everything clicked--i needed to eat more fruit--stop putting so much fat on my salad--and get rid of that small amount of cooked food that i was having--so, i've been doing that for about three weeks--and i've dropped 5-7 pounds of unwanted stored fat--and my skin has gotten softer--and now it's totally not oily--i've increased my fruit consumption by 30-50%--no longer scared that my teeth are gonna fall out, some propaganda that i bought into for way too long--so as far as the rest of my life goes, i have a ph.d. in u.s.history from the u. of north carolina, and i still live in chapel hill--my dissertation was on two groups of very far out there african american jazz musicians in chicago--i never went into academia though, and now i run a non-profit educational organization with my mom called MASS (model alternative school services)--i pretty much attempt to study, research, write about, give classes, and conferences on subjects that are mostly ignored by schools, including radical u.s. history and african american history, nutrition (i'll be working on an 80/10/10 presentation as i continue with the diet), meditation, but my most fundamental subject is Ancient Egyptian math and geometry, especially Cabala, which is a theory of everything that i'm trying to synthesize with some more modern theories of everything, particularly the Reciprocal System of Theory of Dewey B. Larson and the Synergetic Geometry of R. Buckminster Fuller--these days i spend most of my time working with the Reciprocal System, which i would love to explain, if anyone's interested. For money, i teach English as a Second Language for a local community college--i'm planning on running a marathon sometime sone, and i'm expecting to improve my personal best--i'm into yoga (especially Bikram), and basketball--i'm hoping that this diet will also alleviate some of the minor chronic nagging injuries that slow down my training
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Dewey B. Larson is my favorite author--most of my influences are musical tho--Sun Ra Arkestra, and the musicians of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM)--i work as a dj at the local college radio station--i listen to a lot of African music--and i'm into anything that has to do with exploring consciousness
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nothing specific just yet--but i'm just anticipating that i'm gonna have a lot of questions about the finer points of 80/10/10 and i would like to be able to consult with experienced people
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At 6:12am on May 26, 2015, Courtney Beth said…
Thomas, glad to hear you're still HC vegan, regardless of your move to the longhorn state! Yes-90/5/5 is the way to go, in my personal opinion. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
At 12:29pm on December 9, 2012, Lala M. Apples said…
I think the lifestyle is pretty easy in Winston. I get all my organic produce at Whole Foods. Like apples, pears, persimmons, etc. They also have delicious lettuce and celery. If I am cheap, I will buy from Cosco/Food Lion --- things like bananas in bulk. I buy dates from 7 hot dates online. I highly recommend them!!! Since it's Christmas, and I am trying to save $$$ I think December January is going to be pretty much date/banana mono island. Looking to do lots of healing mind/body! :-D Thanks for connecting! Where do you shop?
At 5:47pm on December 4, 2012, Jenee the Fruity Gypsy said…

Hi Thomas

Thanks for the friend request :-) I spend as little time as possible in the Uk. You can get fruit but takes forever to ripen and most of it is tasteless! I am always on a journey to find good fruit! I just arrived in Dubai last night to visit my younger brother and had a box of ripe bananas waiting for me! off to India to sit a 30day Vipassana course on 12th dec and then probably going to meet up with other 811ers in Thailand! :-)

At 8:57pm on November 26, 2012, The Raw Monkey said…

Welcome to 30Bad Thomas! Great to have you here :) Take a tour of the  All aboard the Banana Welcome Wagon! for a quick look at the basics of this diet and to see exactly how we roll here on 30BaD! Feel free to ask if you have any questions :) Wishing you all the best for your health, Esperanza and the 30BaD team



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