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by Gumby
Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Indoor CO2
Replies: 68
Views: 17423

Re: Indoor CO2

Oy vey... Indoor Plants and Indoor Air Quality Massachusetts Department Of Public Health Bureau Of Environmental Health | Indoor Air Quality Program Indoor plants are used to increase the visual appeal of a space. They may also have educational value, for example in a biology class. There is some li...
by Gumby
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Indoor CO2
Replies: 68
Views: 17423

Re: Indoor CO2

by Gumby
Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Indoor CO2
Replies: 68
Views: 17423

Re: Indoor CO2

Every once in a while I see a report that plants are competing with us rather than the traditional theory about them complementing our exhalations by breathing our CO2. Really? That sounds pretty far-fetched, but I'd be open to hearing more. I'd certainly like to know before I turn my house into a ...
by Gumby
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Indoor CO2
Replies: 68
Views: 17423

Re: Indoor CO2

A quick search turned up this... Wikipedia: NASA Clean Air Study The NASA Clean Air Study[1] has been led by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in association with the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA). Its results suggest that certain common indoor plants may ...
by Gumby
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Indoor CO2
Replies: 68
Views: 17423

Re: Indoor CO2

A few months ago I read about this and realized I had been suffocating my kid at night by closing their door tightly and winterizing their room. Whoops. I've been cracking the door at night and I could swear he's more lucid now and has an easier time focusing. The things we do to our kids.  :-\ I've...
by Gumby
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!
Replies: 197
Views: 43006

Re: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!

jafs wrote: I was joking - didn't the smiley face tip you off?
Wasn't that funny I guess. ;)
by Gumby
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!
Replies: 197
Views: 43006

Re: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!

Why don't you get a mill and check it out for a while, and then let us know how you like it  :D I just have no need at the moment. My local Whole Foods sells local grist mill flour for ~$10 for a 5Lb bag (it's ~$8 at the mill). Amazon sells 5Lb bags of high quality wheat berries for ~$10. So, hard ...
by Gumby
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Permanent cookware
Replies: 49
Views: 15045

Re: Permanent cookware

This is harder than I thought. That mill comparison blog didn't like the corona mill (says it's really for corn). sounds like if you get the wrong handmills they really are a lot of work (multiple passes to get decent flour for bread).
by Gumby
Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Permanent cookware
Replies: 49
Views: 15045

Re: Permanent cookware

Another link from my bookmarks (again, haven't had time to investigate) http://www.grainmillcomparison.com/ I imagine this makes for a good emergency food source. Always keep a big container of wheat berries on hand and you have a cheap and fresh long term food source assuming you have access to a w...
by Gumby
Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Permanent cookware
Replies: 49
Views: 15045

Re: Permanent cookware

And looks like the "nugget" mill (another product in the same site) offers stones with settings adjustments (coarse to fine).

http://nazko.com/nugget.html

Again, no idea if these are any good or not. Sounds interesting though. But a lot more expensive than the corona.
by Gumby
Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Permanent cookware
Replies: 49
Views: 15045

Re: Permanent cookware

The other thread convinced me... Any recommendations on a grain mill?  Ideally, it would be human-powered (not electric), but still be capable of producing 4 cups of flour in a reasonable amount of time. I haven't done the research yet, so I cannot vouch for anything. But, I was going to eventually...
by Gumby
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!
Replies: 197
Views: 43006

Re: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!

Well, 2 cups of flour is a pound of flour, from online conversions. Huh? What kind of lead-weighted flour are you using? The average cup of flour is 4.25oz. Therefore, 2 cups of flour would be a half -pound of flour. 1 Pound = 16 ounces. Anyway my point was to not conflate the use of flour vs the a...
by Gumby
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!
Replies: 197
Views: 43006

Re: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!

It's the fact that you eat a lot more wheat than coffee that makes it more work, isn't it? Grinding a couple of teaspoons of coffee occasionally is pretty easy and not very time-consuming, while grinding pounds of flour to make bread takes a lot more time and energy. And, baking your own bread is a...
by Gumby
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!
Replies: 197
Views: 43006

Re: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!

I'm sure that buying grains and grinding them yourself is the best way to do that, but it is a lot more work. I used to think it was "more work" but it's really no different than grinding your own coffee. It's kind of funny to think that people pay more attention to their coffee than their wheat—de...
by Gumby
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!
Replies: 197
Views: 43006

Re: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!

Btw, on iron. In 2012, the NYTimes touched on the little known issues with iron overload that is starting to be noticed by researchers. NYTimes: A Host of Ills When Iron’s Out of Balance It didn't go into any detail, but if you like Kresser, he had an amazing presentation on the research covering ir...
by Gumby
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Permanent cookware
Replies: 49
Views: 15045

Re: Permanent cookware

Dammit gumby, now you have me bidding on Copco cookware on eBay. Sorry. :) It seems that there are maybe a dozen or so different quality manufacturers that cropped up during that post-mid-century era that all have good products. Some of the brands are mentioned in this post: http://www.castironcoll...
by Gumby
Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!
Replies: 197
Views: 43006

Re: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!

So if I got a roller mill and used it on a coarse setting, I'd be milling grain to a larger size and emulating the older stone mill? I dunno. I haven't researched mills yet (because I have access to a local old-fashioned grist mill). But I suspect that you'd be in good shape, if for no other reason...
by Gumby
Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!
Replies: 197
Views: 43006

Re: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!

The question about freshness is interesting to me as well, given how long flour probably spends in transit and on shelves before we buy it.  I hope that the healthier stone ground stuff with all of the elements isn't going rancid - Gumby? Grist mill flour usually has a milled date on it. Some claim...
by Gumby
Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!
Replies: 197
Views: 43006

Re: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!

What's all this about roller milling vs stone milling? One of the articles you recommended implied that roller milling is somehow different and inferior from more old fashioned milling techniques. I found a local bakery whose owners mill their own flour using a stone mill. Should I be worried about...
by Gumby
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Permanent cookware
Replies: 49
Views: 15045

Re: Permanent cookware

I think the interesting idea here is that bloodletting was a common practice in every single major culture—ever since societies were formed and possibly earlier than that. The practice only fell out of favor roughly 150 years ago.... Actually, periodic bloodletting is still a standard treatment tod...
by Gumby
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!
Replies: 197
Views: 43006

Re: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!

I got some high-quality King Arthur Flour 100% whole wheat flour and gave it a whirl today.  Making good whole wheat bread is a lot harder than making white bread so far. Definitely gonna be a learning curve. The best I can say is that it was hearty. :) Knowing more about the subject now I also hav...
by Gumby
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!
Replies: 197
Views: 43006

Re: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!

Gumby, So what do you think of ketosis?  Is it beneficial to go into it once in a while?  Are the claims about brain health and keto valid?  Thanks again. Ketosis is beneficial to do once in awhile—as in intermittent fasting. You go into ketosis any time you don't eat for awhile (overnight, for ins...
by Gumby
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!
Replies: 197
Views: 43006

Re: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!

Just listened to a podcast with David Perlmutter, author of "Grain Brain" on.  I'd love to see a source that can dissect and counter his sources/analysis. Kresser took down Grain Brain a long time ago . Dementia and Alzheimer’s has now been linked to, among other things, the accumulation of iron in...
by Gumby
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!
Replies: 197
Views: 43006

Re: Iron is Toxic, Very Toxic -- Avoid At All Costs!

Gumby, can you please provide some proof that iron overload is linked to diabetes and any proposed methods to revers/mitigate the damage? Thanks! Reub, the link between iron and metabolic disorders, including diabetes, has been known for decades. I'm afraid I don't have time to "prove" it to you, b...
by Gumby
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Permanent cookware
Replies: 49
Views: 15045

Re: Permanent cookware

I did find out that the Copco Denmark pots/pans are highly coveted . They cooked amazingly well, though the instructions say you can only use low heat. However, my vintage Copco pans—which were purchased in the 70s and have never been used—gave off faint fumes that made me a bit lightheaded the firs...