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Richard Sprague
Worked at Apple
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Lives in Mercer Island, WA
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Neuroscientists recommend frying with lard, butter instead of vegetable oil.  The harm to the brain is much worse than the heart.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11981884/Cooking-with-vegetable-oils-releases-toxic-cancer-causing-chemicals-say-experts.html
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I wish I could get Seth's reaction to the following bizarre theory I ran into:
Sexually-transmitted diseases are far more common than we think, because they are nearly always symptom-less (otherwise, how would they spread if the carriers were obviously infected?)  The microbes lie dormant, hidden someplace in the body for long periods of time (sometimes decades), where they affect host behavior.  If you had unprotected sex with a carrier, it may affect physical and mental behavior for decades afterwards.

This theory would predict some differences in middle-age behavior between people who were infected after the 60s sexual revolution, versus those in traditional societies.
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According to this Doctor, inflammation is the main cause of heart disease http://www.sott.net/article/242516-Heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease
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"This graph says it all" Since 1990 political diversity in academic departments has virtually disappeared.  http://heterodoxacademy.org/2015/09/14/bbs-paper-on-lack-of-political-diversity/
HeterodoxAcademy has its origins in a collaborative effort by five social psychologists and a sociologist to study a problem that has long been noted in psychology: nearly everyone in the field is on the left, politically. We have been working together since 2011 to write a paper explaining how ...
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"Reality has a well-known liberal bias."
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I'm part of Les Dethlefsen's study.  worthwhile to read this transcript of Les, who is a very level-headed guy who understands what's known and not know about the microbiome.
Check out this cool, new technology! If you click the Bulletproof link/logo above, you will be dropped off at the exact point in both the transcript & YouTube video for this podcast episode that someone chose to share with you!
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For potato starch, maybe less is more?
A friend who is enthusiastic about the affect potato starch had on his sleep, suggested that maybe my less-than-stellar results were caused by the amount I had been taking. Instead of 3-4 TBS/day, try a much smaller amount, he suggested, maybe only a teaspo...
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Trying new blog software
If you came here hoping to find my latest blog entries, try this link instead: http://richardsprague.com I'm trying to rebuild a personal site using my own software and it's going more slowly than I'd like, so please be patient. One of these days it'll be g...
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"Of 10,000 mammograms given to women over 50, about 6000 will be false positives, 60 will be for cancers that wouldn’t have hurt them anyway, and only about 10 lives will actually be saved." 

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/10/faulty-research-behind-mammograms-breast-cancer
For years, scientists have known that mammograms are largely ineffective. Why can’t we get that message across?
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But you have to balance the benefit to the ten with the increased risks from the mammograms themselves and the procedures that follow from false positives.
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Autistic kids often have unusual cravings for bread preserved with propionate, a chemical which is loved by Clostridium species in their guts. Anybody know how true this is? [via p.107 in an excellent book I'm now reading]
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A friend sent this link to a whole bunch of podcasts and info about nootropics.  Fish Oil is nothing compared to some of these drugs.
Smart Drug Smarts is for people who want to keep up on the latest breakthroughs in brain health and optimization and the related areas of neuroscience.
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Fascinating story of how as late as 1989, the National Academy of Sciences as well as activist organizations like Center for Study of Science in the Public Interest actively ENCOURAGED the use of trans fats as "healthy".
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Technology. China 中国 Japan 日本. Futurist. Economics. International. Apple. Microsoft. Consumer Biology. Quantified Self, Devices, Catallaxy.
Introduction
Years building software and marketing teams at Apple, Microsoft, and startups in the US, Japan, and China have given me an awareness of how little I know, but at least I try to write it down before I forget.
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  • Stanford
  • Wharton
  • university of Pennsylvania
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Technology. China 中国 Japan 日本. Futurist. Economics. International. Apple. Microsoft. Consumer Biology. Quantified Self, Devices, Catallaxy.
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  • Microsoft
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Mercer Island, WA
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Dongzhimen, Beijing, China - Neillsville, WI - Yutenji, Tokyo, Japan - Philadelphia, PA - Mountain View, CA - San Francisco, CA