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    The Miraculous Power of Fasting

    Try this: Fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system.
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    Too old?

    Welcome, loads of people start martial arts when they are older than you. You may get some aches and pains but eventually your body will grow accustomed to training.
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    looking for the name of a weapon

    I love old kung-fu movies that have very interesting weapons. Very much a James Bond kind of vibe.
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    Cultural Appropriation/Supremacy

    Of course I don't consider teaching a martial art from a culture that I do not belong to to be cultural appropriation. The great thing about the U.S.A. is it's a melting pot of cultures and ideas. It is that very diversity that makes us strong as a nation and individuals. I love that I can...
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    I think my Hapkido journey is at an end

    Good for you, go for it! Hapkido and every art you learn will always be a part of you. BJJ is a fine art and I know you will learn loads.
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    How does your dojang spar?

    My school is Hapkido but we do spar. Hapkido Club Sparring rules: 1. You have to stay within the defined area (ten by ten). If you go out of bounds the fight stops till you re-enter the area. 2. Light contact strikes but firm enough to move the target on impact. Permissable weapons are the...
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    looking for the name of a weapon

    For some reason I keep thinking about a gardeners claw.
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    Anybody trying Nictinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) Boosters?

    I've been dabbling with Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) supplements for about ten months. My teacher has been using Nicotinamide Riboside (NR) for about a decade now. It's anecdotal but I do think these supplements will reduce genetic age and overall health. Here is a video about a recent study:
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    The Miraculous Power of Fasting

    I don't know anything about Justin Nault or the product, I simply linked this because it explained the findings of the Harvard study I posted earlier in plain language.
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    The Miraculous Power of Fasting

    Gerry do you get acid reflux only when attempting to fast or do you get it other times?
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    The Miraculous Power of Fasting

    Caloric restriction still involves insulin. Every time your insulin goes up the mechanisms for cellular repair slow way down. When you insulin goes way down the mechanisms for cellular repair shift into high gear. Here is a link that explains it a little better: Caloric Restriction vs...
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    The Miraculous Power of Fasting

    I shared a couple of good studies earlier in the thread here is another one: https://newatlas.com/fasting-increase-lifespan-mitochondria-harvard/52058/#:~:text=A%20new%20study%20from%20Harvard%20researchers%20has%20now,the%20activity%20of%20mitochondrial%20networks%20inside%20our%20cells.
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    The Miraculous Power of Fasting

    This is true if weight loss were the only goal. In my case I fast for longevity reasons. This is where fasting pays massive dividends.
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    The Miraculous Power of Fasting

    I went through acid problems too that predated fasting. It seemed like they got worse when I fasted. After a while though I didn't experience that anymore.
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    Help!! Is this a McDojo? (Humor + Introduction)

    Heck I'd join, your kid sounds amazing.
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    The Miraculous Power of Fasting

    May I suggest you guys make a new thread for your debate about high school wrestling nutrition and practices. It might prove educational. I know one very sick young man who could have benefited from wisdom in this area.
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    New karate kid tv series

    Martial arts are usually misrepresented in popular culture and media, nothing new there. But no as soon as the trouble started my kid would be out of there.
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    Sparring Gear for Big Guys

    This headgear is the most adjustable of any I've owned. The face shield can be removed. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004X6YWWY?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
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    age and the martial arts

    I think my wife has a thing for Owen Wilson so having a broken nose works in my favor there.
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    The Miraculous Power of Fasting

    More advanced fasters track their blood glucose levels and ketones, also muscle mass and body fat percentage. I haven't taken things that far. I'm more of a moderation type of fellow.
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    The Miraculous Power of Fasting

    One of my younger students is in high school wrestling. He was a little dynamo, a powerhouse. Now he has given wrestling up for a number of health issues. I wonder if high school wrestling culture is to blame?
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    Number of black belts at the average school?

    I have no idea and I am not sure why it matters. While I would be completely happy to keep all of my black belts in house, I encourage them all to go out into the world and teach and form their own schools.
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    age and the martial arts

    I've had my nose broken three times and my students smile when I yell at them to keep their hands up.
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    Training when ill... Covid got me

    What a nightmare, I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard to believe that plagues like this can happen and kill people in this day and age.
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    The Miraculous Power of Fasting

    That seems like you have taken it to an extreme level, I'm not sure I could do that. What was the result?
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    The Miraculous Power of Fasting

    Dr. Pelz talks about it on YouTube occasionally and she usually backs up her position with studies. I don't have what you are looking for handy but I'll keep an eye out for it. One thing she recommends is to vary your fast and vary your diet often. If you just do OMAD/Keto for example or...
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    The Miraculous Power of Fasting

    I'm no doctor, just a dumb Hapkido teacher, but if you are eating a lot of carbs routinely like ice cream (and hey when you are young and full of piss and vinegar why not) then your blood chemistry is spiked constantly with insulin because your body is just trying to keep you alive. Your body...
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    The Miraculous Power of Fasting

    Very informative link. I've read a lot about all of the facets of the epigenetic life extension and not ashamed to say I'm still trying to wrap my mind around it. Noticed you joined MT way back in 09, welcome back.
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