Ted’s essays

My 11-day fast ends with fascinating health improvements

My hunger denial system broke down last night. Fasting experts often claim interest in food goes away after a few days of fasting and that your signal to end the fast is the return of hunger. I was ravenous last night. I called it to a close. Eyes, ears, nose and throat are all much healthier than a couple weeks ago. My double-handful of belly fat is now a single handful. The following is straight from my journal/fasting log: Personally, I can no longer imagine going to a very expensive petrochemical pharmaceutical dispensing expert to passively ingest whatever expensive side-effect-laden concoction he prescribes in hopes of curing my numerous health imbalances – when my body is amazingly well designed […]

Fasting for health – Day 9 without food, surrounded by plenty

So many devotees, advocates and practitioners of fasting tell us that after four, five or six days their desire for food disappears as if they had never eaten a meal in their lives. That has not kicked in for me. That is one among many things that make each of our fasts unique to US. This is the story of MY FAST. I share in hopes you can gain something from it. As I say within this video, the health benefits are great – and apparent to me as well as those who know me. Various annoying old-age, environmental, viral or whatever source weaknesses are, or were having their way with my body as a host. Getting my body […]

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 […]

my pillow

I am playing that phrase two ways, but mostly talking about the pillow where I rest my head every night. A couple months ago, Mike Lindell, the founder, owner, operator of the hugely successful company MY PILLOW became newsworthy for his open confrontations with the election fraud, and great public support for the massive demonstration surrounding the Freedom Convoys, or Trucker Convoys. My tiny contribution to all of that was to purchase a pillow from them/him. It was a pillow I did not need as I was quite happy with my “relatively new” one I found at Bed, Bath & Beyond a few years ago. It was shapeable to accomodate my various sleeping positions and quite affordable. A few […]

airborne

If you think this is for our benefit, you have allowed the victors to write your history. Look up. Think for yourself. Research both sides. Think some more. I seems apparent to me that they are using biological weapons in the current recipe. People who have no contact with others get the same illness symptoms in the same region at the same time. Fortunately, we have shrugged them off by treating the symptoms and feeding our natural immune systems. You do remember we are built with those, don’t you? […]

Ted the 3-legged dog

You may have noticed my dearth of posts here. I have been working on myself; leaving the cockroaches to scatter while others shine lights on the evil they have been spreading. I often feel that those who are asleep cannot be awakened, while the level five people don’t need any more help. Then I notice that my posts do have readers and my videos do get watched. I suppose my vacation is over… I’m back. My wife recently had the first acupuncture experience of her life. The good doctor helped her noticeably with a couple of issues pharmacopoeia medicine had not. She enthusiastically made an appointment for me. He called to set it up. I told him I didn’t […]

The blessings of a few hundred Gs

Today uncountable Gs definitely brought a smile to my face, a spring to my step. Organized crime (private sector) movies taught us to use Gs when referring to thousand-dollar bits. A hundred Gs is $100,000 in that parlance. I am abusing the pun here. My semi-retired Honda CRX race car was scowling at me from under its coat of dust. We hadn’t flexed our muscles in a very long time and the rapidly approaching winter threatened to add another 6 months to that streak. Heck, world events could add “forever” to it. Today I was harrumphing my way around the estate mulling over my impossibly long list of pre-winter chores when the CRX suggested we do something JUST FOR THE […]

finding the calm in the storm

So much of what I see, read, hear, fight against … so much of my world and what I share here is about the evil forces and their assault on everything we appreciate about our world. Once in a while a supremely positive note comes my way. I need those. You probably do as well. As I read the mantra below I was inspired to do as it instructed. But where? Where in my current world is the right place to connect with my spirituality, nature, the cosmos …? Recalling when I was most at peace and in harmony with the natural world took me to the Pacific Coast. Walking, jogging, laying and playing on the sandy beaches with […]

I’m back in the fight

My absence has been from seeing the two sides so firm in their convictions there was nothing I could say, do, expose, or explain to effect any change. One of the best snapshots I get into The Other Side is our weekly extended family Zoom Meeting. One of the more successful brothers answered my wife’s anti-vaxx statement with, “There are two sides to that issue”. He is absolutely correct. On the one side we have people who have looked into, considered both sides. On the other are those who trust the wrong people to have done the research for them, ignoring anyone or anything that challenges their convictions. I am quite certain an open-minded person capable of reading English […]

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 […]

clearing the air

For the last few days, the wildfire smoke around here has been rated “UNHEALTHY”. I use the site AirNow to verify. Click the link to see any city. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality and relatives offer this advice: People with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teens – take any of these steps to reduce your exposure: Avoid strenuous outdoor activities. Keep outdoor activities short. Consider moving physical activities indoors or rescheduling them. Everyone else – take any of these steps to reduce your exposure: Choose less strenuous activities (like walking instead of running) so you don’t breathe as hard. Shorten the amount of time you are active outdoors. Be active outdoors when air quality is better. […]

flesh and bone VS titanium

In my June 9th post Do-It-Yourself Knee Replacement, I discussed my aversion to turning a surgeon loose on my knees and how my use of naturally-produced dietary supplements had put my “need” for knee replacement off over a dozen years past the AMA wizard’s prediction. Recent events both reinforce and refute my stance. One of the guys about my age at our recent family reunion had both knees replaced with titanium contraptions and “loves them”… “No pain”… He plays LOTS of golf… “Gets around great”… Three of us older gents teamed up to remove from the shipping box and assemble a new barbecue/smoker. I watched the bionic man get down and up to assemble bits from the floor. I also […]