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61  Creation and Performance / The Healthy Trombonist / Re: Lip herpes, Do you know how to avoid it? on: Sep 11, 2017, 10:18AM
Acyclovir and Valtrex definitely work, but for some people like me, it can wreak havoc on the digestive system over time; it's an antibiotic, so it can have negative effects on intestinal flora.

I've found that regulating the lysine/arginine ratio in my diet has been extremely effective in eliminating recurrences of cold sores. Here's a chart of lysine/arginine ratios in a wide range of foods:

https://hsvblog.org/herpes-blog/diet-lifestyle-tips/chart-of-lysine-vs-arginine-in-common-foods/

Foods at the top of the chart have the highest lysine/arginine ratios; those at the bottom have the lowest, and are to be avoided.

For me, nuts, nut butters, and orange juice are definite triggers. Taking L-lysine supplements on an empty stomach reduces the chance of an outbreak when I occasionally indulge in high arginine foods.




There is an antiviral cream that I have prescribed called Denavir.
I also use a laser Diode or Nd:YAG to lessen the symptoms and shorten the duration of an outbreak as long as its done when the littlest symptoms start.
Also Acyclovir and Valtrex are not antibiotics (antibacterials).  They are antivirals and don't affect the intestinal flora (bacteria).
62  Practice Break / Religion / Re: TTF "Read Da Book": The Christian Bible on: Sep 11, 2017, 09:29AM
But is that just a satisfying notion, or can you flesh it out and explain the epistemic basis behind why you think that?Simple. You don't know what you don't know and neither do I. To act like you do is arrogant. We have faith and you guys have,"Prove it." Capisce'?
So you humbly accept the knowledge provided by faith that you wouldn't otherwise have, and for others to fail to accept that same faith (by which they would of course have the same knowledge rather than having to accept their uncertainty), is arrogant.
 
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Please pardon the arrogance of my uncertainty which imposes upon me the burden of personal responsibility for ensuring I really do know what I claim to know and thus raises a question here, but why do so many citing faith as the basis for their certainty disagree so much with the certainties your faith provides you with? How do you ferret that out? Or do you just rest on your faith-based certainty and leave it there?
You glossed over the key words. I have faith. I do not have all the knowledge And I don't pretend that I do.  You guys have no faith and also don't have all the knowledge yet you pretend to know there is no God. Because you don't really know. You can't. And neither can I. Hence faith vs knowledge
63  Practice Break / Religion / Re: TTF "Read Da Book": The Christian Bible on: Sep 11, 2017, 08:55AM

But is that just a satisfying notion, or can you flesh it out and explain the epistemic basis behind why you think that?
Simple. You don't know what you don't know and neither do I. To act like you do is arrogant. We have faith and you guys have,"Prove it." Capisce'?
64  Creation and Performance / The Healthy Trombonist / Re: New Study Favors Fat Over Carbs on: Sep 11, 2017, 08:52AM
Dpes this mean that the fat from my McDonald's french fries neutralizes the sugar in my shake? Evil

(note: both are VERY rich in sodium; bad for hypertensives - but I like them; just don't eat them too often)
I wish. I love french fries. But they are also carb heavy.
65  Creation and Performance / The Healthy Trombonist / Re: New Study Favors Fat Over Carbs on: Sep 11, 2017, 08:16AM
Just when you thought it was safe to leave the cream out of your coffee...


Report in The lancet via NY Times:
New Study Favors Fat Over Carbs


This is why people are science doubters.  The perceived advice on health has been all over the map.




Dr Atkins came up with that idea years ago.
And sugar is inflammatory. Too much can cause all kinds of problems.  If you don't have the inflammation caused from excess sugar then fat in your diet is less of a problem. Less damage to your organs and blood vessels.
66  Practice Break / Religion / Re: TTF "Read Da Book": The Christian Bible on: Sep 11, 2017, 08:13AM
Dave, it's not a lack of confidence of the compellingness of the Christian faith, but a lack of confidence in the sinful hearts of those who once profess to believe it, but turn away.  Jeremiah 17:9 says that the heart is deceitful above all things.  From a Christian POV it is not at all surprising that some turn away, not because the faith isn't attractive-- although there are "unattractive" parts such as the fact that believers will be persecuted, scorned etc-- but because the deceitful natural human heart wrongly believes that the other options seem better or easier, etc.  We humans are not starting from a neutral POV, but a  POV that is naturally biased against the truth of God and only God's grace can change our hearts, enlighten our minds, etc. so that the true compelling beauty of God's truth-- and it really is compelling in the end-- will be seen in its full beauty. The culpable sin is that the natural human rejects such truth that really is compelling and our not finding it so is our own sinful faults.

Remember that Jesus spoke about the narrow path vs. the wide path.  He spoke about men loving darkness rather than light, etc.  Christians are not at all surprised when many prefer their own futile self-deceptions over the truth.  Those of of who know that we only believe the truth because of divine grace enlightening us, don't gloat over this, but actually are saddened and pray for those who reject the truth because apart from divine intervention we would be just as blind to the truth.


Exactly. Perceived arrogance of believers by non believers is actually arrogance itself. IMO
67  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Hurricane Irma on: Sep 10, 2017, 06:40PM
Nice. Right on topic.
68  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Hurricane Irma on: Sep 10, 2017, 06:39PM
I would say snarkiness ensues  Yeah, RIGHT.
Right. Hurricane. Remember? Youíre a mod. Pay attention to the rules.
69  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Hurricane Irma on: Sep 10, 2017, 02:37PM
As I say,  a special talent.
The hurricane has a special talent.   Got it. Thank you.
70  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Hurricane Irma on: Sep 10, 2017, 01:47PM
Ronky is back and an argument ensues. A special talent.
Argument? How about disagreement?  And opposition to "the gang" here always results in "the gang" banding together against anyone who disagrees.
Try staying on topic Ellrod.  Hint;  it's about hurricanes. It's not about individuals.
71  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Hurricane Irma on: Sep 10, 2017, 01:24PM
It's at least as good as shouting "proven!" and then offering no proof.


Fly in one.
72  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Hurricane Irma on: Sep 10, 2017, 01:23PM
I was referencing the C 130 and itís variants as a proven aircraft for a multitude of operations, maybe I mistook your statements.

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/c130.html

You brought up the aircraft in the first place.

http://www.hurricanehunters.com/plane.html

There are more sources on the net concerning the C 130.

NASA uses the P-3.   Both tough airplanes. The only thing to worry about is the engines freezing.
73  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Hurricane Irma on: Sep 10, 2017, 09:56AM
That is the sort of confidence in design that enabled the Titanic's successful maiden voyage across the Atlantic.


Wow. Just Wow.  Great analogy. Yeah, RIGHT.
74  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Hurricane Irma on: Sep 09, 2017, 02:51PM
That's one of the toughest planes in existence. I'd feel more than comfortable in that plane.
75  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Hurricane Irma on: Sep 08, 2017, 05:40PM
Wow, I had no idea you were down here for an update.  Yeah, RIGHT.
Sorry. Forgot to check in with you.  Yeah, RIGHT. Eeek! :-0
76  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Hurricane Irma on: Sep 08, 2017, 02:37PM
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Lush Rimbaugh isn't politics, he is really horrible entertainment radio
Well that's all he talks about on his show, politics.
And he's quite entertaining.
77  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Hurricane Irma on: Sep 08, 2017, 01:19PM
Irma and Rush. That would be two big bags of hot air.
More politics?
78  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Hurricane Irma on: Sep 07, 2017, 03:24PM
Actually, since Drumpf has been so incompetent and hasn't gotten around to appointing a lot of the people who should be running the agencies involved, it is the Deep State burueaucrats he hates so much that are doing such a competent and heroic job managing the aftermath and lead-ups to these natural crises.
Sure Russ. Looks like He handled Texas well. No complaints there. Funds are on their way and he donated 1,000,000.
And Gov Scott(R) is on it too. As is Gov Abott(R).
79  Practice Break / Religion / Re: TTF "Read Da Book": The Christian Bible on: Sep 06, 2017, 10:58AM
Dave, you are my greatest accuser here.  What was angry or mean spirited about what I wrote?

You already admitted to being snarky when it comes to religion and also how you had a bad experience as a child. It comes through loud and clear in you posts. For example,if Moomin had any religious issue in his past I can't tell at all.
I also tend to be snarky and to the point. And in defense of my faith I am easily peeved. There's ways to ask questions without leading the responder. Your questions tend to "sound" pissed off. Angry, irritated, whatever.

Just my POV.
80  Practice Break / Religion / Re: TTF "Read Da Book": The Christian Bible on: Sep 06, 2017, 10:25AM

A lot of anger over iconoclastic rhetoric is pure projection.
 
The anger is there and the believer clearly perceives it, but others may not, because it's the believer's anger he's perceiving. He just isn't comfortable with the implications of what's really going on. So the perception is accurate, just not the source, and what the believer suggests (or just thinks) he can extrapolate from the anger is basically a Rorschach test.
I was going to post that bvb will put in his two cents and tell us how and why I post what I post and how my mind works While also throwing in a syndrome or a test or an effect. Use the words "projection", "intellectual cowardice". Throw in a few names of his psychological idols. While not posting absolutely anything relating to the topic. But he already beat me to it.
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