Episode-1647- Expert Panel Q & A for 9-18-15 — 10 Comments

  1. Hydration: A healthy human body can withstand a certain amount of dehydration quite well, but the reverse – over hydration- is a whole different matter. I say this because many people have been raised on the Gatorade propaganda which if taken seriously can kill you. Cynthia Lucero is but one notorious example.

    Noakes’ book on hydration is fascinating from the perspective of human evolution and the ability of primitive man to withstand heat and dehydration. Prior to the 1970’s endurance athletes were trained to eat and drink as little as possible. With the advent of Gaterade they were encouraged to drink before thirsty and that is when they started to drop dead before the finish line, or die in the emergency room when an incompetent ER doctor treated them for dehydration. I heartily recommend Noakes’ book. He had the honesty to change his beliefs when they were proven wrong. I wish I could say that about the majority of the medical profession. Basically, don’t drink unless you are thirsty and eat real food.

  2. So I’m a bit out of order on my podcasts and trying to look through show notes to see where jack gave a recipe for kombucha (not sure of spelling). Any kick in the right direction would be much appreciated because I’m having a hard time finding it.

  3. Mutton is a very underrated dish my favourite way of preparing it is by River Cottage, made in a similar way to Keith’s Recipe Roasting individual spices and slow cooking.
    In our neck of the woods ( New Zealand ) 2 Year old rams are frequently sold on after they have performed their natural duties at the end of Autumn. They make great eating

    I also have a small flock of 10 ewes with 5 lambs just born yesterday they make excellent use of the pasture and are low maintenance .
    The flystrike issue is easily dealt with if you are diligent with the timing of your sheering at the end of spring. Also chickens free range or in chicken tractors, following the sheep reduces the problem.
    I had no experience until 3 years ago and they are a great option for a small acreage.
    BTW I am bottle feeding triplets at the moment every 4 Hrs ( the ewe has Mastitis ) I still would not be without my sheep. They are also easy to increase your flock and then you have surplus to trade or put in the freezer.
    Cheers Finster

  4. Hey Jack, loved the segment: Jack on the problem is the solution in regard to “the system is the problem”. I was wondering if you could clip that part and make a youtube video with just that portion. It would be excellent as a facebook upload or just a video to let someone listen to. I think it would really make people understand the point without alienating them or boring them before the meet and gravy. Excellent, thank you George.

    • I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the comment about a Permaculture solution to the problem of education. I heard your response, but I disagree to a point. But give me a second and correct me if I make a logical error.

      You said “in Permaculture I design the system”, but in many ways you don’t. In Permaculture we design interfaces between features. It rains what it rains, a chicken is a chicken and a tree is a tree. Try as you might, each will pretty much do what it does, even if that isn’t what you want. Your control is in creating the interface between existing features or introducing new features that can have new interfaces, sometimes you can also remove features. You said that in education “innate behavior is the problem” and “I can’t tell them what to do” but isn’t that just a tree being a tree? So your argument is that you can’t make a solution inside the system to fix a system, but I would say that that is what you do in Permaculture.

      So we have fixed players, students, parents, teachers, administration, government and business. Students are encouraged to go to school by their parents and the government, the teachers do what the administration forces them to do and grinds them through an archaic system designed to create cogs for a machine that no longer exists, so that once completed they can get jobs from businesses. But we agree that doesn’t always happen because businesses no longer want interchangeable cogs for a machine that no longer exists. These forces businesses to either go through extra expense to retrain workers or go overseas for workers.

      If you look at it this way, it would seem like there is a possibility of solution inside a broken system if we create new interfaces. Micro-degrees are such an example. They are a new interface between business and Administration to get better students. Homeschooling, unschooling, etc. are a second such “new” or recovered interface between parents and students. Apprenticeship is between businesses and students. I’m not saying I have an answer, but it would seem that a permaculture solution to this problem is to create new interfaces between some of the players, or to introduce new players with new interfaces, that will eventually link businesses who need modern day workers and the parents and students who want secure futures. If the bridge came from the businesses, then government might step out long enough to let it happen as they want good PR.

      Just an idea.

  5. Well, the bees all died. Or moved on, or something. I fed them sugar syrup, but they disappeared after a couple days. Thanks for the information Michael!!

  6. My Anaheim’s usually don’t get very hot. I leave them until they turn red (For that I rely on a raised bed in my greenhouse)
    I just made a Jalapeno Salsa out of the Ball Blue Book.
    I also dry my Serrano’s, Turkish Cayenne and a new one this year, ‘Estaceno’
    And have a dedicated spice mill for that

  7. re the toxins and getting away from them. There have been automobile emissions residue found in the poles, places where there are very very few vehicles. how much good does it REALLY DO to TRY to avoid toxins? I ask myself this almost every time right before I put something in my mouth and when I smell vehicle exhaust, and what have you.
    re cutting the curbs in AZ I think the guy that Jack was talking about must be named brad lancaster, water harvesting expert

  8. John Pugliano is correct that they have better ways of devaluing currency, but if they used the same method every time even the brainwashed masses would catch on, that’s why they mix it up. He said that there are very few workers at or near minimum wage where this would actual effect… true, but if you’re currently making $15 per hour as an EMT, you’re not going to just start making minimum wage just because they raised the minimum wage to $15 per hour, you’re going to demand more for your skillset. Restaurants and retail stores will raise their prices, landlords will charge more in rent etc. So, this minimum wage increase will work itself through the entire system in relatively short order.
    Of course, in order to sustain a devalued currency, you need more $ printed. Since, I’ve noticed a pattern that they never seem to say, “We spent $4 Trillion, but we printed up $6 Trillion, so everyone gets their taxes back, and we’re going to pay down the deficit by $2 Trillion this year” I assume that will be money that the banks keep for themselves.