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  1. I recently got a job that requires me to spent extensive time in the wilderness. I just finished my first trip and my diet, and therefore digestive system, were not optimal. I basically ate granola for breakfast, rice cakes with almond butter and jelly for lunch, and a can of black beans or some pasta for dinner. Not a lot of variety or healthy items like fruits and veggies because they can't be kept fresh out there. Anyone have any suggestions for healthy yet non-perishable foods I can incorporate into my diet out there to stay healthy? I have thought about adding a greens powder but they all seem to have wheat and/or barley grass in them and I am allergic to gluten. Also, any ideas for protein shakes out there besides just protein and water? Any ideas would be super appreciated!

  2. Wow, that is scarry! I have heard that spirulina and chollera have the potential to be contaminated with neurotoxic blue green algae and Vega and a couple other products that have it in assured me that theirs are grown in special ponds that are free of contamination from other algaes which grow due to excess nutrients from runoff. But it sounds like this video says that the spirulina and chollera themselves have the neurotoxins in them which I had never heard before. And the whole rhabdomyolysis thing I have never heard of before. I wish the answer as to whether these products are safe was more clear because they are such a concentrated source of chlorophyl and other nutrients but they are in so many natural food produts if they are unsafe.

  3. I use coconut oil as sunscreen (and as a natural skin lotion), but only after I already have a bit of a base tan. It's supposed to have an SPF of about 4, BUT it needs to be rubbed in otherwise, yes, the oil will reflect the sun and cause you to burn rather than protecting you. I used it all summer and loved it!



    Thanks! I will have to try that this summer!

  4. Try Sunwarrior (vanilla or chocolate flavoured)


    I second the Sun Warrior. That stuff is good! I make an amazing relatively low carb smoothie with 1/2 a bananna, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, 2 scoops of Sun Warrior chocolate (32 grams protein), a serving of almonds, 5 large ice cubes, and a little bit of almond milk. If you make it in a VitaMix with just enough milk for the powder to be all wet down it has the consitency and taste of ice cream! Yum!

  5. Congrats on the weight loss!

    Sun tanning (under the real sun) will help to fade them, try and sun tan with nothing on your skin, no lotion or cream but just bare skin for as long as you can before you start to burn. If you plan on staying out in the sun longer apply coconut oil (natural sun protection)

    Dr skin brushing like the others have mentioned is good too.


    I have heard before that coconut oil is a good natural sun protection, but I was always afraid to try it since it seems like oil should make you burn more. Have you tried it, and does it work? - Sorry that was off topic, but on topic I have heard had some success with shea butter for stretch marks.

  6. It's done, baby! About 200 miles in three months, the entire Forest Park system: every trail, every road, every firelane, even user trails that aren't on the map. I made a bunch of new friends out there and dropped 15 pounds. My hiking shoes look like hell--Ha, ha! Pics and stories about every hike at link below.


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    Baby Herc



    Damn, that is impressive! Congrats!

  7. I am wondering how things turned out too. I had a large one that wouldn't stop growing. I was told it wouldn't be cancerous since I was too young (25), but it was. It was a mature teratoma with muscle tissue that turned into a muscle tissue cancer. Of course, that is rare. Hopefully yours was much simpler.

  8. And you can make your own shake as a replacement for your ice cream


    Oh yeah, an awesome ice cream replacement that is actually pretty healthy is to blend a frozen bananna with a tablespoon or so of cocoa powder, two tablespoons peanut butter, and some almond or coconut milk. Tastes just like a milk shake. You could even put in some protein powder and have a meal out of it.

  9. When nothing will work but ice cream, coconut milk ice cream is awesome, just as good if not better than the real stuff. Alternative Baking Company makes an awesome vegan cookie too. Neither are particular healthy because they stil have sugar of some form, but if you need a vegan treat they are great to go to.

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