Health Category Archive

Your Uncommon Diet Is a Social Advantage

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

I find it ironic (and mildly stupid) when people feel they’re at a social disadvantage if they eat differently from everyone else in a social situation, as if they have to conform to fit in. No, conformity puts you at an enormous social disadvantage. Being different is a godsend. Eating differently can enhance your social […]

Spring Forest Healingfest – Free Online Event

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Learning Strategies is hosting another free online streaming event this week. It’s called Spring Forest Healingfest and features Qigong expert Chunyi Lin. Today’s session is about Qi energy, and it’s already available for you to listen to it now. You can access the Healingfest via your web browser or smart phone. All 6 days of […]

Food Revolution Summit – Free Online Event

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

When I was a kid and my Mom would take my siblings and me to the local shopping mall, she’d bribe us with an offer of an ice cream cone from Baskin-Robbins if we’d behave ourselves. So if we acted like monkeys in the stores, we wouldn’t get any ice cream on the way back […]

FitDesk Review

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

In addition to evaluating the GeekDesk, I also recently tested another piece of equipment to make office work more active. Called the FitDesk, it’s a small but functional workspace mounted atop a stationary exercise bike. So you can burn calories pedaling while you work on your laptop or tablet, watch TV, or play video games. […]

Dancing with Raw

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

I went back to eating 100% raw again last week (being going a little over a week so far). I found the transition pretty easy this time. Since I’ve dabbled in eating raw quite a bit, including going for 6 months at one stretch, I find it pretty easy to reload the associated habits, such as […]

The Ultimate Rice Bowl

Monday, April 16th, 2012

More than 5 years in the making… the long awaited sequel to How to Cook Brown Rice is finally here! The Ultimate Rice Bowl is my own special recipe for a delicious vegan/vegetarian meal. It’s the perfect blend of warm, chewy, crunchy, and savory. It’s also very easy to make — no special cooking skill […]

Learn Qigong for Free

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Learning Strategies will soon be streaming Chunyi Lin’s Spring Forest Qigong course for free via the Internet. The broadcast will be spread over 6 days and begins on March 12, 2012. Qi, also known as chi, is life energy. Qigong is an Eastern energy healing practice which seeks to correct imbalances in this energy. Whether […]

Polyphasic Sleep Long-Term Consequences

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

One long-term consequence of the polyphasic sleep experiments I did in 2005-2006 is that I still retain the ability to fall asleep very quickly. Enough time has passed that I suspect this is a permanent change. These days when I decide to go to sleep, I can typically fall asleep within 30 seconds or less. […]

Waking Up

Friday, May 20th, 2011

What does it mean to wake up and become more conscious? Let me share some perspectives that should make it easier to understand the process of waking up. The Cellular Perspective From the cellular perspective, you can see yourself as an individual person interacting with other individuals. You’re like a single cell in the larger body […]

Biphasic Sleep

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Recently I decided to test biphasic sleep, which means sleeping in two distinct cycles every 24-hour period. This topic has been discussed on our forums at length, so if you want to learn more about it, read the massive biphasic sleep thread. If you just read the first post in that thread, it will give you […]