I don’t eat a lot of soy. But I *do* eat soy.

Was having a convo with someone earlier and they recommended that I stop consuming soy.  We were discussing many things and it was only in passing that it was mentioned, so we didn’t get into it in any more detail.

But now I’m still thinking about it.  I just think: I don’t understand there being anything wrong with soy.  I love soy.  I’ve eaten and loved soy products for most of my life.  I love unsweetened organic soymilk.  I absolutely love tempeh as one of my all-time favorite foods.

That said, I’m not a big fan of tofu.  I can have a few pieces of it in miso soup or something, but I just don’t really like it that much.  Some time ago I would make this vegan pudding which called for using really soft tofu and it was really good.  The reason I stopped making it was because of the sugar, not the tofu.  Actually that type of tofu – the really soft, silky kind, seems a lot better than the really firm kind.  It tastes better.  It’s easier to digest.  I don’t really like the firm kind.  So I could see there being something about soy if it were regarding firm tofu, which is probably like the less digestible solids that come from soy.

But what you get in soymilk or the really soft tofu is different.  It tastes great.  I actually love that last bit of semi-solid stuff at the bottom of a soymilk container.  It’s like the cream.

Other than that, I also don’t really like edamame.  I do not like stuff like soy nut snacks.  And nothing I eat contains soy additives like soy protein isolate.

I would think that a baby would not consume soy milk because it is still feeding from mother’s milk.  Sligthly older I would like organic unsweetened soy in small amounts would be very healthy.

So yeah, I’m not sure what the big issue is with soy.  I may make tempeh a couple times per week and one package is enough for two meals.  I buy a half-gallon of unsweetened organic soymilk and it usually lasts at least a week.  I usually add it to porridge and once in a while I drink a small glass of it, maybe 150 ml.  In addition I’ve been enjoying flax milk and sometimes macadamia milk as a special treat.  I avoid almond milk because the almond industry – big, grubby, agribusiness – is fucked.  I don’t want to support them.  They also waste huge amounts of precious water and manage to bribe public officials so they can hog all the water.

I’ve never had any kind of reaction to soy and I know my body pretty well.  I know that a lot of the anti-soy stuff originally started as a black PR campaign by the dairy and or meat industries.  I guess many people don’t realize that there is a lot of black PR that occurs which targets healthy foods and diets.  Google News is a good tool to view the black PR if you’re into it (search for the news topics “vegan”, “vegetarian”, or “organic” to see a lot of the black PR.)  I’m not really interested in tracking it.  I know that there is a lot of demonic, satanic stuff going on and I just ignore it.  I think people should speak up about it but I guess not enough people care.  I’ve given up trying to combat the satanic shit that occurs even though I know it’s going on and that people are being deceived.

I’m sure they can pay “researchers” to inject rats with high amounts of soy products and induce cancer in them.  That’s how disgusting it is and it’s already well known how much lying occurs with research.

Curly hair secret weapon

I usually wash my hair at night before bed. I typically use Redken’s Curvaceous Lo Foam shampoo and then Acure’s Hydrating Conditioner which is rich in argan oil. When my hair is damp I then run Redken’s Curvaceous Curl Refiner through the hair and then use and one other styling product such as a small amount of AG Haircare’s Recoil, Deva Curl’s Styling Cream, Paul Mitchell’s Ultimate Wave, or other products. I clip my hair up on top and let it dry. I sleep with my head resting on a small buckwheat pillow so that my hair doesn’t get too messed up.

The next morning my hair will be dry and will have curl locked in, but usually the shape is not what I want. Overnight the hair can become kinky in odd ways. Sometimes I actually think it looks cool, but usually I need to do something with it.

Since I don’t use a heavy amount of styling product nor gels which can make hair stiff, the hair is usually soft in the morning. In order to get it under control I use my own custom spray mixture.

In a spray bottle filled with water I add Curvaceous Curl Refiner and AG Haircare’s Spray Gel. Spray Gel is very powerful, so powerful I don’t like to use it straight from the spray dispenser it comes in. Instead I mix it into my custom spray mixture. It imparts enough of a holding property to the spray that I can basically start to shape my hair exactly the way I want it. The hair is soft yet has enough hold to keep its shape.

These two products go great together to create a custom touch-up/styling spray. This is my secret weapon.

One lesson to learn from this is that while a product may be too strong to use on its own, it still can be a powerful tool. You can always dilute products or mix them with other products.

New favorite foundation!

I’m really happy to report that I have a new favorite foundation that I’m really loving:

image links to mfg’s website

bareSkin® Liquid Foundation & Pure Brightening Serum

Amazingly it only takes as little as one drop of this foundation to cover the entire face. Two drops is normal, and three drops for extra coverage. It is designed to be applied with their Perfecting Face Brush:

After countouring I use Perfecting Veil finishing powder which provides an excellent finish for the face.

I’m really loving the soft, natural & healthy look with bareMinerals’ products. They are part of Shiseido which is a really great company.

Calculate your fitness age


Physical fitness is key to a long life and good health. Your body’s capacity to transport and use oxygen during exercise (VO2 max) is the most precise measure of overall cardiovascular fitness. Based on the extensive research of The K. G. Jebsen Center of Exercise in Medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, you can easily estimate your fitness level by answering a few questions.


I was surprised this morning when I took my resting heart rate after waking up. The first reading was 49 BPM, that seemed low so I took a couple more readings, the average of which is 51.

Based on that I decided to re-calculate my fitness age which turns out to be 15 years less than my actual age.

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