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  1. I've taken it before, intermittently, and I always started with 1 T... You could probably very safely start with a teaspoon. I have taken as much as 2 T in a day, but 1 T. just seems like a nice level for me. Usually take it at night with about 1/4 cup of water and a little vinegar, then followed by another 1/4 cup water to wash the somewhat chalky mouthfeel away. Seemed like a good idea to add a little acid, since I do it on an empty stomach, and DE has a really high pH (8-9). Just made the vinegar thing up myself, didn't read it anywhere, lol. A lot of people put it in shakes or mix it with food. That seems to be OK too. The boron lecture is pretty impressive too... Recommended for prostate protection, along with bones and teeth and pineal detox...
  2. And here's a link to the whole thread, which might be useful for people to read as we reexamine moderation staffing...
  3. I quote myself from back in 2013, from thelerner's thread "Who's interested in becoming a moderator" Posted May 27, 2013 Here's another aspect of this that I've been chewing on for a long time. Others probably won't see it this way, but here's what I see. Most of the mods have been people who were doing really high quality posting. When they started being mods, their Taoist content posting dropped dramatically. I know they worked hard on the board, devoting many many hours to it, and some in particular often were harrassed by pigheaded souls unhappy with particular decisions who seemed to think that all the mods had to do in life was answer questions and justify decisions. Moderating seemed to take a lot of time in technical or refereeing stuff, leaving mods (a lot!) less time for the juicy content posting they used to do. Finally they resign from modding, and then we don't hear much from them, sometimes for a very long time! That makes me sad! So I actually DON'T want Lerner and Zerostao to be mods! So who could moderate? Picking the most level headed, wise, and mature content posters may help the board with moderation, but I think it lowers the level of content posting, and even ends up driving these people away after the board "uses them up." Picking people who like to post a lot but don't seem to add much to content doesn't seem likely to raise either the moderating standard or the content standard... and certainly we don't want folks who tend to be contentious to be mods! If modding the board uses up all the best content posters, what happens when we run out of willing people? Do we need to pay someone to moderate? Of course then we'd all have to pay to play, or at least to post. Does anybody else see this as a problem? Or maybe there's some way to have moderator helpers, a way to take some of the load off the mods. More appreciation would probably help, and maybe even more pressure on pigheaded (sorry, that's the word that keeps coming up for me) folks who can't just surrender to the fact that thetaobums IS a sort of dictatorship, in that we are having a conversation in "Sean's drawing room", not in city hall! It is NOT a democracy. So get over it! I don't have the computer system, tech skills, or the time to help with modding, and frankly, I'd rather post content than try to make decisions about okay vs not okay. But I do really appreciate the time and energy many good mods have put into making TTB the great board that it is, and I'd like to see us find ways to ease the toll the job seems to take on these generous people.
  4. If you want to rotate the moderation... someone has to be willing to do it! If you want it to rotate, then be willing to step up. Yes, some of the "need to rotate" folks have taken a (short?) turn at it. I barely lasted a month. It is a very difficult job. Trying to get new people to volunteer (and stick around) has been very difficult. Any suggestions for solving that part of the "rotate the mods" equation?
  5. I started using these products after watching these video lectures by Dr. Jorge Felchas, MD: Boron: Boron tells calcium where to go in your body, so especially good for teeth, bones, osteoporosis, and arteries. Silica: (I have used diatomaceous earth for this, which is approximately 85% silica, and is MUCH less expensive than commercial silica supplements). Excellent for collagen support (skin, wrinkles, sagging, blood vessels, heart conditions etc.) Dr. Flechas also has YouTube lectures on iodine (he's an internationally recognized expert on this) and on my new favorite supplement, PQQ, which bolsters mitochondria, especially in heart and brain. Mitochondria are the tiny energy turbines in your cells. Encouraging them is a really good idea. Here's Flechas on PQQ: Here's an article from on PQQ:
  6. Demineralized teeth

    Something is remineralizing my teeth, but I'm not sure which new product is doing it. It's either the boron(@ 30 mg per day, 9 months) or the diatomaceous earth, which contains lots of silica as well as other minerals. (One Tablespoon daily in water or food, 4 weeks so far) Or both, of course. I got enthused on these products from watching these two videos by Dr. Jorge Felchas, MD: Boron: Silica: (I have used diatomaceous earth for this, which is approximately 85% silica, and is MUCH less expensive than commercial silica supplements)
  7. In this TEDx talk, a Chi practitioner/scientist tracks chi transmission experiments with an MRI... detecting energy effects both inside and outside his brain and skull... He also tracked distance transmission effects on a bottle of water and on an egg, getting some fascinating images.
  8. The cat is out of the bag

    Hooray! Finally! Time to celebrate!
  9. @MildMouse23, you seem to be under a misconception. Dawei enforced the guidelines Sean set up with careful consult with Sean, who was very busy with his life and had not much time for TDB. Thankfully, that has changed, and Sean wants to change what's happening here. But it was not because the mods were not following his directions as best they could. So please lay off the old mod team. It is a very difficult job. You have no idea! And they have done the best they could under difficult circumstances. PLUS it's all volunteer service. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude. Making such a huge shift in the parameters here, it's smart to get a new mod team on board... but not at all because the old team did anything wrong according to the guidelines set up at the time. (Sean feel free to correct me if you disagree...)
  10. Calcium and the pineal gland

    Boron is another mineral that helps get calcium where it's supposed to go, into bones and teeth. Google The Borax Conspiracy to learn a lot about this mineral. The author mentions the pineal as one of the places calcium ends up if you lack boron... which most of us probably do, since there's very little in the soil, except in Israel.
  11. Scott Meredith

    You can give it a try, but he seems to be stepping back from teaching. He does, however, make an interesting offer for a free meet up... pretty amazing... Check it out on FB...
  12. This isn't qigong, but it's simple, and it did improve my near vision and balance the differences between my two eyes. Don't get macho with it though. My neck got kinked the first time I did it, even though it helped my vision. He says keep your effort at a three, and he means it! Especially the first couple runs through.
  13. If glasses fix the problem, choosing the glasses is a convenient and workable crutch. With Macular Degeneration, glasses don't fix the problem. People go blind... at least to the point they lose central vision and can no longer read, drive, or recognize faces. Tragic! Avoiding that outcome is really good motivation to do some eye exercises. (These ones seem more like gentle massage around the eyes, concentrating on acupoints)
  14. A friend who was diagnosed with macular degeneration to the point of having the shots in his eye .... says he did a set of qigong exercises for the eyes for two months and his eye doc now says he can't tell my friend ever had AMD! That is just so cool! (It wasn't a Spring Forest or Mantak Chia method. If I find a vid, I'll post it )
  15. It may serve to recall Nungali's recent post repeatedly in this thread: (this time, for Stosh )