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Bongolian (talk) 20:27, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

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Good work!

Your written English is better than that of most native English speakers; I wouldn't worry about it. Bongolian (talk) 21:21, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Zoe harcombe.png[edit]

You simultaneously added to File:Zoe harcombe.png a fair-use tag and text saying it's public domain. Which is it? — pythoncoder  (talk | contribs) 16:38, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

It's not likely to be public domain. Bongolian (talk) 18:10, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
It is not in the public domain, it was a mistake. I have corrected that, thanks for the heads up. John66 (talk) 21:36, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

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John66 (talk) 09:10, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Paris underground[edit]

I see that you give tours at the Paris Sewer Museum. I used to know someone who did "urban exploration" as a hobby. He told me that there's at least one place in Paris where you can enter a manhole and walk around some of the remains of the old streets of Paris from the time before the final Arrondissement system was created. Bongolian (talk) 20:02, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

You do good work here[edit]

Just want you to know it's appreciated. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 22:34, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Fibre study[edit]

I see you added fiber studies, you might like this one [1] and how do I get involved in your project? I would like to help. Add Gary Fettke to your list

Hopefully you are not a sock. I will add an email, you can email me about this. John66 (talk) 10:02, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

Simultaneous protection with identical settings[edit]

JINX! ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 15:20, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Lol I saw that. Btw the carnivore diet article has been advertised on twitter so there will be a lot of traffic. John66 (talk) 15:21, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Carb diet[edit]

I notice you have an interest in opposing low carb diets. I was curious what kind of diet you follow. Do you eat a lot of carbs and sugar? What would you typical daily menu be? Candyman (talk) 11:59, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

The diet I follow is mostly starch based, yes I eat a lot of healthy carbs. I agree with the low-carbers in their crusade against refined sugar. What they get wrong is bashing all carbohydrates or lumping them all together. Here is a good video which talks about good and bad carbs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKw2KZEtcwg - the worst thing some of the low-carbers do is bash whole grains. Total nonsense. Whole grains are extremely healthy. Mainstream medical advice says to try and eat a balanced diet but consume a good amount of fibre, so that is what I do. Low-carb is a fad diet, there is no evidence of any long-term positive health effects. John66 (talk) 14:49, 24 March 2019 (UTC)


Are you planning to cover the "Drinking Man's Diet"?[2] By the way, that Grindcore Wedding video was hilarious. I don't particularly like grindcore, but I used to listen to a radio show that had a lot of grindcore-type music just because the DJ was impressive.[[3] Bongolian (talk) 03:14, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
Nice catch, I know about the drinking mans diet I will indeed create a page on it at some point, there is also the all-meat diet of Blake Donaldson. I find these fad diets fun to research. As for grindcore, I am not a fan of it anymore really, but the video is just a bit of a laugh, the bald guy is funny. I grew up listening to grindcore from the age of 14 all the way until my 20s, now I only play it very rarely for a laugh. When I was about 14 I was at a market with my sister and a bunch of tapes and toys were left from a trader, so we took them home. I had never heard of anything like that before, it is was very extreme at the time and I got involved in the music scene. It was bands like Napalm Death or Terrorizer that were very popular in the UK around 1989-1991. I attended a few of their gigs in the early 90s. The music is just a noise really and an excuse to jump all over people and get drunk, those were the days! John66 (talk) 17:16, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
Noise? Why, grindcore is practically symphonic compared to Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music.[4] I first read about an all-meat diet, which was done experimentally by an author for I think a full year. The author claimed that there were no bad effects (perhaps other than constipation) and weren't actually advocating the diet. Unfortunately, I'm not sure of the book. Was it Nick Fiddes' Meat: A Natural Symbol, or Frederick J. Simoons' Eat Not This Flesh: Food Avoidances in the Old World or someone else? Bongolian (talk) 17:35, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the Lou Reed link, that is news to me. I never knew he released that, it sounds like industrial noise-core. It is very rare to find scientific case studies on meat-only diets, or fruit-only diets. There are hardly any long-term historical cases studies. The Nick Fiddes book is a real classic because he linked meat consumption to the idea of domination, mans domination over nature (Fiddes is a critic of this, as am I). The book is interesting in its comments about women eating less meat than men. There is a history of gender differences in meat consumption and production going back years. That is a topic rarely addressed in modern society. I have not read the other book. I doubt the claim for no bad effects for the meat diet was in the Fiddes book. I will have a look online if I can find any references elsewhere to anything long-term. I would be fascinating to read about a report of someone on a full year on the diet. I do know that Alan Levinovitz, author of The Gluten Lie tried the meat-only diet recently (only for 13 days), and advised against it [5]. My article creations on this website will slow down after this month. Too busy in real life this year. I will be on here every few months, not as regular, but will still try and get 5-6 article creations done each time. If you find any useful references or any other low-carb diet people, dump them on my talk-page here. John66 (talk) 20:28, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────There are two amusing quotes by Lou Reed about that album, the first is "Anyone that gets to side four is dumber than I am." I put the other one at the top of the Credentialism page. I'll let you know if I come across anything on low-carb diets. It's not something I'm usually looking for though. Thanks for the terrific work that you've done here! Bongolian (talk) 20:46, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

I think the one year all meat diet that you're referring to is the experiment where Vilhjalmur StefanssonWikipedia's W.svg and Karsten Andersson consumed an all meat diet in 1928/29. Here is one paper about the experiment: http://www.jbc.org/content/87/3/651.full.pdf and another here: http://www.jbc.org/content/83/3/747.citation The glucose test results shown in the second paper suggests that the diet affected their glucose tolerance, creating insulin resistance. Of course, low-carb advocates like to call this physiological insulin resistance, not pathological insulin resistance. Apparently, insulin resistance is fine as long as you're on a low-carb diet. — Unsigned, by: Swampf0etus / talk / contribs
That's not the one that as I remembered it, but thanks for the reference! Bongolian (talk) 20:33, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

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