Episode-1757- Expert Council Q&A for 4-1-16 — 10 Comments

  1. I like the advertisements in the middle of the shows. It gives my mind a little break from the topic and I don’t find the short blurbs to be too distracting.

    If the advertisements are at the start of the show I’m one who will skip all of the intro, ads, and history segment to get to the main topic.

    • Ditto – what BigSkyHunter said. Thanks for all you do! I was heading down this path before I found you – and you have shortened my learning curve dramatically!

  2. I love the new format. The ads in the middle bothered me, though I do see the appeal of getting right into things (I stopped listening to a cast because it added intro ads and summaries at the same time, spiking setup cost).

    I think with all the opening content (YTWTE, summary…) and the shorter, more varied ads make skipping less worth the trouble. I might be able to pull out my phone and look for my spot, then try to get the new spot, overshoot, try again, etc. in under 60 seconds, but it’d never be worth interrupting whatever I’m doing when your cast starts to do so.

    And the quick closer ad is brilliant. It really keeps things at manageable sizes without interrupting the show. Very well done.

    And whatever you decide, thanks as always for all the great content.

    • Agreed on skipping not being worth it. I think the new format works for listeners and sponsor. I was skipping the intro to the history segment every day, largely because I’ve heard the ads a bunch in the past. Now due to the length and placement it would take me more time to skip rather than just listen. As a suggestion I would try to refresh the ads every so often as well. Obviously not weekly but just get them on some sort of schedule. It could help us learn more about the sponsor but also help them from becoming repetitive and more prone to skipping. I know that = time and effort but I think would be an improvement for listeners and sponsors and could maybe be swapped out quarterly and then recycled annually.

  3. @ the person asking about increase in allergy epidemic. I just read a book that discusses the very thing you asked about – The Unhealthy Truth by Robyn O’Brien.
    In short, the author did a lot of detective work after one of her 4 children had an allergic reaction. Essentially, her findings link the dramatic increase in GMO’s, artificial colorings, sweeteners, etc.
    The other thing I found very interesting is the revolving door between the FDA, Monsanto, and Universities. The FDA and Monsanto point the finger at each other on who should keep our food safe. The universities perform studies, funded by… you fill in the blank, and then report that GMOs are safe. However, if you keep digging, you also learn that other countries including Russia, Japan, and countries in the EU all either require GMO products are labelled or they ban their use altogether.
    The book also discusses the CDC study Doc Bones talked about. The author points out the increased number of allergies and then asks why haven’t further studies been done.
    I highly recommend this book.

  4. When my daughter was just starting to eat regular food and getting off baby food our doc told us to give her some peanut butter now and then to prevent the allergy from developing later. I’m no doctor but it seemed like a good idea.

    She’s 3 now and has zero allergies. In fact none of the 5 of us has any. We eat pretty healthy and all and live in the mountains, but we are no “health nuts”. This is a very interesting topic.

  5. As far as food allergies go our kids eat what we eat even as babies Smash It Up with a Fork. Chew it a bit for them first if you have to. Then just keep an eye on them.

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  6. Firstly, thank you for a varied and interesting show. It’s helped me explore some new ideas and options on my homestead.
    Secondly, I wished to comment about the recent show changes. I really appreciate the brief “commercials” versus the extended versions. I live in a rural area where internet is not available except through a smartphone. I also have a prepay plan which doesn’t include unlimited data. Since I listen to your show almost daily, those few extra minutes shaved off do help a bit.
    The third part of my comment may sound a bit bossy but it’s not intended that way. It’s a comment from my hubby of 30+ years.
    He gets upset listening to your show when you use “salty language”. Frankly, his language would make a sailor blush but, fit some reason, it upsets him to hear it on your podcast. (I honestly think it’s residual tichiness from his stroke and working in customer service all day but, as the loving wife that i am, i can now truthfully say i have passed on his comment. So there.)
    Now, on the subject of allergies. I will share with you the information I was given by a trained nutritionist and medical educator. First though, I’d like to share a bit of background. Since 2001 I’ve been battling fibromyalgia and arthritis. I was told in 2007 that I may need to make plans to go on disability soon and I want even 50! That lot a fire under my butt to get healthy and research nutrition. Fortunately I worked in a medical school that hired a Scottish professor in nutritional therapy and disease prevention. He was one of the first nutritional professors in the United States. His advice got me from 320# to 185# and got me out of the city and into running a homestead farm. I also went from 15 different scripts to three and none of them are for pain. (When I started, I was on 11 pain medicines. The three meds I’m on now are due to non-alterable disease issues but it’s improved greatly.)
    This is what he said:
    1. If what you’re eating doesn’t rot or mold, it has no nutritional value. If it can’t even grow mold, it can’t help you thrive.
    2. Eat seasonally. That means produce needs to be preserved through the winter months in Iowa. The main thing is to store and eat food when it’s at its peak.
    3. The way crops are grown and harvested now is creating allergy and nutritional issues. For instance, wheat isn’t left to ripen and age in the field before threshing. This changes the nature of the grain when it’s ground and it’s one of the problems that have created the overwhelming gluten intolerance epidemic.
    4. We are eating differently now than at any other time in human history. We eat foods out of season, we have lots of fats easily available, too many sugars in everything and grain is a high portion of our diets. ALL of these factors contribute to the obesity and allergen epidemic in western culture. Anyhow, thanks my take by Lana!
    I’ve dragged this out long enough. Thank you for taking the time to read my comments. Thanks for helping me learn new skills to improve our homestead. Have a great day.

  7. Vitamin deficiencies, especially vitamin D, have been linked to an increase of autoimmune disorders.

    “Doses of 2,000 IU per day or more from all sources may protect against type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune disorders.”

    Excessive vaccination also contributes to autoimmune disorders. Essentially an overstimulation of the immune system when young (especially under 2 years old) causes permanent incorrect immune responses.

    “Systemic autoimmunity appears to be the inevitable consequence of over-stimulating the host’s immune ‘system’ by repeated
    immunization with antigen, to the levels that surpass system’s self-organized criticality.”

    Self-Organized Criticality Theory of Autoimmunity
    Ken Tsumiyama, Yumi Miyazaki, Shunichi Shiozawa
    December 31, 2009

    Vaccines need adjuncts to work. Adjuncts are irritants that trigger an immune response. If vaccines didn’t have them there would be no response to injecting the deactivated bacteria/viruses. That being said, adjuncts don’t obediently stick to what they’re supposed to. They can and will move to other parts of the body and thus trigger an immune response to native cells.

    “myosin immunisation with complete Freund’s adjuvant and additional lipopolysacchride (LPS is an endotoxin), induced (autoimmune) disease. These findings clearly indicate that a potent adjuvant effect can overcome the relative genetic resistance to autoimmune disease.”

  8. Great show. Learning a lot. Learned a lot I didn’t know about bee keeping on this episode. One point of clarification — since I happen to know about bats. The bats in Virginia are not fruit eaters or nectar feeders. They eat insects. In the tropics and the desert southwest bats do provide those functions (pollination and spreading seeds), but not in the Eastern US — as far as we know. A bat house is a kickass suggestion, so it may seem odd that I’m even bringing up this clarification, but I would want somebody to correct me. Much respect Mr. Jordan.