Status Update

The hard drive on our server crashed yesterday morning, that is why the site was down or slow much of the day. The site had to be restored from backup, and a few comments were lost.

Also, emails were lost. I’ve now replied to all emails I did receive, so if you emailed me and I haven’t replied, please re-send.

If you notice any part of the site that isn’t functioning properly, please let me know.

I’ll do the HDL post later today. I’m sorry for the disruption.

Best, Paul

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  1. Have you considered using Google Apps for your email? Won’t have to worry about server death with that. =)

    Welcome back!

  2. Thanks, Becky. I’ve considered Google but I’d rather own my email myself.

  3. Glad you’re back on!!!

  4. Oh, joy. Life is full of fun huh? While I don’t understand the first thing about all the “tech stuff”
    I am glad you know how to fix the issues. 🙂

    Just to share another joy. My husband had parked his Bronco just barely in the garage. The tire that attaches to the back of the tailgate was still in the way of the garage door. However, the sensor only checks for clearance down low. So, I shut our garage. 🙂 Guess what happened?

    Three hours, and seventy-five dollars later, my garage door now works! (again) Life is always full of surprises. 🙂

  5. Thanks, Betty and TSky! It’s good to be back to normal.

    Betty, technology is wonderful – when it works!

  6. You off line is a fate too horrible to contemplate.

  7. Paul,

    Off topic, but if one had a supply of, say, Potable Aqua tablets nearing their expiration date, would those tablets be a useful (and safe) source of iodide supplementation?

    For instance a bottle I have states 6 grams net weight for 50 tablets.

    The label further states that each tablet contains 6.68% Titratible Iodide and that each tablet’s ingredients are 16.7% Tetraglycine Hydroperiodide and 83.3% other.

    6 grams / 50 tablets = .12 grams of stuff per tablet of which 0.008016 grams (6.68%) is Titratible Iodide.

    Therefore 2 tablets per quart (or litre) of water – the recommended dosage – yields 0.016 grams Titratible Iodide.

    Just don’t get any of that quart or litre it in your eyes or on other mucous membranes, says the label, due to the likelyhood of extreme irritation.

  8. Hi cipher,

    I don’t think iodine goes bad easily. Should be fine.

    With such high doses you have to be careful about getting too much. 16 mg is a lot – it took me almost 6 months to adapt my thyroid to 12 mg/day.

    Of course you can dilute it further to reduce the dose.

  9. Thanks, Paul. One tablet per 2 litres would knock it down to what – say 4mg. Still a high starting point. I think I’ll start with seaweed instead 😉

  10. Hi Paul,

    I am an acupuncture student and workshop leader working in transformation and healing.

    I love your blog and your ideas, so I’m trying them out on myself. So far, I feel good.

    I have various questions, so I wonder how to ask them….

    For example, I just looked up Tapioca on the web and found a site that claims it’s a highly inflammatory food. (

    I really can’t say I understand their ideas about inflammation clearly and they don’t go into clear explanation, but I wonder if you would comment on this as you do recommend it as a safe starch.



  11. Hi Stuart,

    I like nutritiondata as a resource for nutrient information but their “inflammation factor” is utterly worthless and has no scientific basis that I am aware of.

    Whether a non-toxic food promotes or impairs inflammation is totally dependent on context — what other foods are in the diet, and what the health situation of the patient is. Also, inflammation can be beneficial or harmful. So as a measure of health, this would be useless even if it were accurate, which it isn’t.

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