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Starting another FAST – May 28, 2022

It was not intended to be an annual ritual, but is inadvertently turning out that way. I will catalog the numerous surprising benefits of fasting, my motivation and a wealth of fasting knowledge over the next few days, perhaps weeks. My body has ordered one, so I will comply. This video on the right is an introduction to my fast, and a bit on why I am undertaking it. More links, videos and information can be found at TedDunlap.net and BitterrootBugle.com I fasted in August of 2020, again in August 2021, and am adding this one for much more serious reasons than the mild desire to lose some weight and perhaps learn first-hand about the detoxification benefits of nine […]

fasting as a Superpower

In modest increments, I began by forgoing lunches. I clearly had enough calories onboard to make it from breakfast to dinner without another full meal in between. That first step took a significant mental shift, a few weeks, perhaps, but soon I quit expecting, seeking and taking time for the traditional USofA mid-day meal. That was actually surprising. For over sixty years I simply KNEW that our bodies needed THREE meals a day. That turned out to be completely incorrect. It freed up my day in that I no longer needed to plan for, or stop for, or pay for, a mid-day meal break. My body did not seem to care one way or the other once I got […]

8 Day FAST – lessons, experience

It is over. I made a gourmet stew that waited in the crock pot for my wife to get home from her vacation at an unknown afternoon-evening time. It was excellent. Turns out I really like food. 😉 It was not easy. I do not recommend what I did, known as an extended water-only fast. Most of the important results can be had with more convenient, accessible options that I outline below and in the video to the right. I know of no other person who has deliberately denied themselves food beyond one day. It is, however, a healing tool far more valuable than having your own personal MD on call. Extremely rare is the person who succeeds in fasting […]

intermittent fasting – getting ready for swimsuit season

I have written about fasting, published here and at Idaho Liberty. There are many forms a fast can take with “intermittent fasting” likely the most popular. The easiest of those is skipping one of our three standard meals of each day. I began leaving lunches off the table several years ago. That was rather convenient and helped my waistline a lot. I am now older and slower. I don’t even burn off two good meals a day any more. Last summer the kitchen help took a nine day vacation to visit her family. I minded the homestead and took the opportunity to do a full water-only fast. That is nine days between meals. It was very successful in weight […]

Fast Buck Freddie

https://www.bitterrootbugle.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Fast-Buck-Freddie.mp3 In 1975 The Jefferson Starship released album Red Octopus with the song Fast Buck Freddie on it. The lyrics railed against the Feral Reserve stealing our wealth right before our eyes that were squeezed tightly shut. This group of musicians did that quite a bit – tried to open our eyes to the evil lurking in our political “representatives”. Click the play arrow above to hear what they tried to tell us 35 years ago. The dollar bill of the time could be folded in certain ways to create an image of a joker shooting himself with a handgun. That was Feral Reserve humor as they laughed their butts off while sucking the value out of our hard-earned […]

FASTING – yeah, as in not eating for a while

For most of my life I measured everything against what I termed “The Cave Man Theory”. I figured my body was designed for an aboriginal life. When someone would propose a breakthrough in how to treat our bodies I would always compare it to what my body was designed to do; how I was naturally supposed to live. This kept me from adopting a whole bunch of fads that came and went. Occasional fasting fit okay into my Cave Man Theory, but I have not been interested in quitting food. Certainly people who did not have refrigerators and neighborhood grocery stores would end up with periods of NO FOOD. When the current hunting and foraging stopped being productive, I […]

Intermittent Fasting, a review

I began intermittent fasting January 2017 eating modest-sized regular late-morning breakfasts and evening dinners with no food intake between. It was very successful in the obvious weight loss that inspired my adoption of the regimen. I wrote about it here: fasting – by Ted Dunlap, on May 31st, 2017 losing it – by Ted Dunlap, on February 11th, 2017 I think I also enjoy the more subtle changes in mind and body that others have written about. It may well have me feeling stronger, happier, more optimistic and at peace. Those are hard to quantify or pin on any cause, but I simply feel younger now than I did over a year ago. While I achieved the number I wanted […]

fasting

We shrunk my plates, shrunk my portions, mostly eliminated lovely bread and beer from my diet, and so on. Yet old man metabolism methodically added, one gram at a time, more body fat than I could comfortably fit into my wardrobe. Even if I wasn’t too frugal to replace closet and drawers full of over-snug shirts and pants, I very definitely did not want to see a naked Santa Claus facing me in the mirror. If I didn’t draw the line at making me fit my clothes rather than my clothes fit a bigger, softer me, where would I draw that line? … XL, XXL?? Jaba-The-Hut??? This year I have not eaten lunch. There have been a few exceptions, but […]

$200 Million Went to House Members to Pass Fast Track

Here’s Who Took the Cash Money in Politics Many think our government is for sale. However, by taking a look at the facts below provided by the Open Secrets, it is easy to understand where they are coming from. Looking back at Friday the 12th, the House voted on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), the controversial bill that gives power to the executive branch to negotiate treaties. TPA limit’s Congress’ ability to better a trade deal by subjecting members of Congress to 90 days of reviewing the trade agreement, prohibiting any amendments on the implementing legislation, and giving them an up or down vote. TPA passed with a mere 219-211 vote with only 218 needed to pass. The real shocker comes […]

riding the fast track off the cliff

Your congressman can feign ignorance of what is in the Trade Promotion Authority and related treaty, but 219 of them just passed it anyway. I suppose it is possible those 219 professional politicians in the District of Criminals are less aware than some old guy living in a Montana mountain cabin, but if your “representative” is that slackwitted a recall election should be a high priority. They found no downside to publishing campaign finance reports. You can see right there in front of you who sponsors them; to whom their allegiance is owed; who they are working for. But even when the majority pass legislation absolutely guaranteed to harm you directly, there is no no penalty for any of them. […]

how I spent my vacation

In no particular order, but that in which the photos uploaded… Spring motorcycling weather arrived very early in the Bitterroot this year. I am not counting on winter being truly done with us, but am grabbing these delightful riding days as they come my way. On the left is nearby Lake Como completely covered in ice, though the snow on the ground has all melted. On the right is a stop atop “Almosta Road” which is dirt/gravel all the way, graced with almost no traffic whatsoever and pleasant scenery. No photos, but much of my time is spent on what I call “estate management”. That can include plowing snow, fabricating shelves, welding, woodworking, communing with my shop tools, managing […]

weight just a darn minnut

Older motorcycle riders begin questioning their hobby as it gets harder to handle their bikes at low or no speeds. Some sell their bikes and quit open air touring, others get side-car rigs, traditional trikes, the newer 2-wheels in front trikes, topless sports cars or give up on the whole concept of the trip being more important than the destination. Many of those are giving up riding the 1,000-pound cruisers and big touring bikes they view as integral to biking joys, not imagining motorcycling pleasure being possible on light, more easily managed two-wheelers. Lamentably, I sense that day approaching. Strength, balance and agility all matter when you pull up to a stop on a motorcycle. As you can see from […]

All Of The Elements Are In Place For An Economic Crisis Of Staggering Proportions

by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog I am sharing this quality article verbatim, but I encourage you to go see it in its native form with numerous relevant supporting links there. Click the above to take you there. In case you haven’t felt the demise of the dollar yet, your turn is coming soon. Hang on to your hats. – Ted They were able to delay the U.S. economy’s day of reckoning, but they were not able to put it off indefinitely. During the pandemic, the Federal Reserve pumped trillions of dollars into the financial system and our politicians borrowed and spent trillions of dollars that we did not have. All of that money caused quite a bit […]

Global vaxx, biowar, genocide, medical war

One of the services I provide here at Bitterroot Bugle is as an alternative news researcher and sharing platform. In that role, I save a lot of links in an organized fashion that I might bring them to you with some semblance of order and cohesion. I have been pasting links into a folder under the heading above. Here they are in all their glory. Complete with excerpts and links to each article in full from their original publishers. The memes, graphics are from another collection I download and archive on my own computer. They obviously relate, but are not parts of the original donor articles I pasted them into. I don’t know about you, but I do not carry […]