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Roleigh Martin
Attended University of Northern Iowa
Lives in Reno, NV


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The Trail I do each summer (going on 7th year straight) is rated #1 here.  The John Muir Trail.
Great places for a good long walk

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This is how I follow news using the least amount of my time. It is multi-platform from the cloud, so whether I'm on my Iphone, Ipad, or Desktop, it knows what I haven't seen. Instead of visiting a slew of web pages, you subscribe to those same web pages via Feedly. Great app. Best anti-boredom app there is.

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David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. Dr. Perlmutter is the author of GRAIN BRAIN, the Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers, coming September 17.
This reviewer's conclusion is great: "Conclusion
It’s difficult to communicate just how comprehensive the new Perfect Health Diet is. You could pick almost any paragraph with a footnote, blow that single study up to book length, add breathless hype and a celebrity endorsement, and start a new fad diet equivalent to hundreds of others that are sitting on bookstore shelves, right now. Reading the PHD exposes both the bankruptcy of mainstream dietary advice, and the poverty of most well-known alternatives (all of which, according to the statistics, fail miserably). Most importantly, it provides us with a credible, science-based alternative that isn’t vulnerable to the typical naive arguments like “But cavemen only lived to age 25″ or “That’ll raise my cholesterol.”

The PHD is clearly the product of many years of careful research, real-world testing, and hard work. As I said above, “The Perfect Health Diet is the new baseline from which all future attempts to determine the optimal human diet must be argued and measured.”

In case my point isn’t clear: yes, that means you should buy a copy and read it. Even if you find your own nutritional optimum to lie outside their guidelines, the supplement recommendations alone will save you the price of the book…

…and the wealth of information it contains may allow you, or someone you know and value, to attain perfect health."

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This has become an all time hiking favorite of mine.  Great read!
New York Times reports on security flaw in Open SSL - important read.

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My friend, Ewa Bialkowski, found this outstanding research summary.  It totally jives with all the health and fitness research I've read too.

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Each year the Banff Mountain Film Festival does a world tour.  Be sure and see it if you live near one.  I see my 3rd film festival tomorrow night in Sparks, NV.

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A great Summary Graphic Image of the Perfect Health Diet provided in the review by Mercola (see earlier comment) is here:
I'm almost done listening to this unabridged audiobook.  It is the very best book on health and diet I've ever read.  Here is what might interest you to get this book yourself.  I listen to 5 audiobooks a month and this is definitely at the very top of my recommendations.

Even if you are a vegetarian, the principals the authors lay out could be accommodated here.  They distinguish the safeness versus risk of paleolithic versus neolithic plants and why natural (in-nature) pesticides in neolithic plants are something to be very sensitive to (much more so than man made pesticides).

Perfect Health Diet: Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat
by Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet, 2012 (both have Ph.D.'s, Shou-Ching in Molecular Biology -- see )




Great reviews here:

   "At the moment PHD is the best book I've read on the subject of diet/health and is the book I would recommend to people interested in weight loss or in improving their health."

    "This is the best book available that explains the science behind the paleo or primal diet and lifestyle while making easy-to-follow recommendations."

    "One of the highlights of this book is the evidence for why we should include a certain amount of “safe” starches in our diets."

    "The Perfect Health Diet is 20% carbs, 65% fat, and 15% protein by calories. By weight, it is 65% plants and 35% animal foods. As such, it is a low-carb diet, but not a low-plant diet. Most of the carb calories come from the ?safe starches,? while most of the plant material consists of low-calorie, low-carbohydrate vegetables and a small amount of fruit."

    "The Jaminets consider both macronutrients — protein, carbohydrate, and fat — and micronutrients — vitamins and minerals — to each have their own ?marginal benefit curve,? where there is an optimal intake that constitutes the ?plateau range.? Below the plateau range, deficiency sets in; above the plateau range, toxicity develops."

   "How do they arrive at the 20:65:15 ratio? The Jaminets rely largely on the convergence of four pieces of circumstantial evidence, supplemented with a copious amount of data gathered from free-living humans. None of this evidence is fool-proof, and I suspect that humans have the capacity to eat a much broader range of macronutrient ratios, but this ratio may serve as an ideal starting point for many people."
   "Overall, The Perfect Health Diet is an excellent introductory book for just about anyone to the world of paleo/traditional eating. It is well referenced, well reasoned, and should be convincing to both the lay reader and the professional. The content ranges from practical to technical, and some of the more technical sections may be intimidating to someone who is looking for someone to ?just tell me what to eat,? but most readers with an interest in nutrition or another science should find the book very readable."

    "Dr. Jaminet believes that as a general guideline, most people probably need about 20 to 30 percent of their daily calories from carbs in the form of rice or potatoes, which he classifies as 'safe starches.' Many who experience symptoms of 'glucose deficiency' will improve when they get at least 200 of their daily calories (or 10 percent of your daily calories) from these carbs."

    "But other factors also need to be taken into account, such as your omega-3 and omega-6 ratios."
    Summary Graphic Image of the Perfect Health Diet provided in review:

More reviews here:

    J. Stanton,, Book Review: Perfect Health Diet (Scribner Edition, December 2012)
    “The Perfect Health Diet is the new baseline from which all future attempts to determine the optimal human diet must be argued and measured…. [I]f you’ve read the previous edition and found it useful, the new edition is well worth buying.”
    Dennis Mangan, The Breviary, Review of the new edition of Perfect Health Diet
    “This is just a fabulous book. I’ve read many books in the arena of health and nutrition, and I have to say that Perfect Health Diet is hands down the best I’ve ever read. The book addresses almost everything you need to know to live in perfect health, and the arguments of its authors are thoroughly convincing. If you have the slightest interest in improving your health, you owe it to yourself to read this book.”
    John Durant, Hunter-Gatherer, The perfect gift: Perfect Health Diet
    “Here’s my review: This is the single best book on diet I’ve ever read.”
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A great summary graphic of the Perfect Health Diet is here, I wish I could embed the picture but am not able to figure out how to do it here.

I was able to embed the image in a main post, but not in a comment to a post.  Weird.
Lifelong Researcher, Walker and Backpacking Enthusiast (when not working).
Health Research; Backpacking; General Research; Database Design and Analysis; SQL Programming
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Reno, NV
Lifelong Researcher, Walker and Backpacking Enthusiast (when not working).
I am an active, very healthy 64 year old man who loves to backpack at a slow easy pace (9 miles a day average, with the first week averaging 7 miles a day) in the High Sierras in Central California (near Nevada) hiking for a single 3-4 week period per year (otherwise my hikes are predominantly day hikes), enjoying resupplies about every 4 days, hiking lightweight (total gear/food weight under 25 lbs), and training for such hikes off-season in the nearby mountain trails. On my hikes I encounter numerous senior citizens hiking, including a 83 year old lady and a 84 year old man. It's a great relaxing and exciting way to stay fit in your senior years.

Lifetime Member, Sierra ClubAdirondack Mountain Club,
Lifetime Aspirant, Catskill 3500 Club
2011-2013 Moderator, John Muir Trail Yahoo Group
Member: PCTA, Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Superior Hiking Trail Association.
Completed 4 full through hikes (and 2 near-full hikes) of the John Muir Trail (JMT) and 1 full through hike of the High Sierra Trail
Completed 150+ mile hikes in each hike in the High Sierras 7 times since 2007
Have done multi-day hiking (remote camping overnight) in the High Sierras for the last 14 years
(My first long hike was a 17 day hike in Yosemite in 1971--I had read Colin Fletcher's The Complete Walker before gearing for the hike. A great tribute to Colin Fletcher is here.  The backpacking industry owes its existence mainly to him.)
Live currently in Reno, Nevada (before that: an Albany New York suburb and Twin Cities, Minnesota).

For work (I am not yet retired), I am employed full time as a senior database programmer/system analyst with a major healthcare insurance company.

My interest include, besides backpacking, healthy living, small homes, ballroom dancing and audiobooks.  See my links for more information.

My latest reading recommendations are firstly, The Perfect Health Diet by Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet, then The FastDiet by Dr. Michael Mosley, Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter, and the three health/diet books by Dr. T. Colin Campbell.

Watch the best short video of the JMT, called Almost There - The Muir Project.  The JMT is consistently rated the number one remote wilderness trail in the world.

Chapter author, Shoulder Pain? The Solution & Prevention, 4th edition, by Dr. John Kirsch, M.D., 2013.  

Bragging rights
Two grown up sons, two daughter-in-laws. I have one U.S. Patent (junior owner; shared with others--using artificial intelligence) - see link. I was the first person to publish on the Web an English language web page of the rules of Korean Chess (Janggi or Changgi). See link. I also was one of the internet's earliest ezine publisher/editors (Sharedebate International) - see the two links (in "Contributor To" section)
  • University of Northern Iowa
    Sociology, 1973 - 1977
    M.A. Degree, 1977
  • Everest College
    Computer Programming, 1977 - 1978
    Diploma, 1978
  • Truman State University
    Sociology/Poli-Sci/Science, 1969 - 1971
    B.S. 1971, major in Sociology with areas of concentration in Political Science and Science.
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