Julia Winter

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Pediatrician with a Master's Degree in Nutritional Sciences. Moved to Portland, Oregon in the summer of 2013. Took Geoff Lawton's first online PDC in 2014.
Moved from south central WI to Portland, OR
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John C Daley wrote:So how are the plans going?

I wasn't presenting a plan, I was putting an idea out into the world.  It's a good idea, but I'm working (more than) full time right now plus managing my household and more.

Feel free to take this idea and run!

It's so frustrating to hear people talk about how we need to decrease livestock to save the world.  In brittle dry environments, inside a ruminant is the only place wet enough for the microbial magic that leads to rich soil.
1 week ago

paul wheaton wrote:
I think we might be allowed to add about ten more characters.    So what might be wording that express what is there and say "or mix and match!"   Maybe just add ", or a combo" ??  Maybe "or 6 and 18" ...

Anything I try seems to add confusion rather than clarity.  Suggestions?

What if it said "12 Physical Copies, 36 eBook Gift Codes, or a mix of each!"
2 weeks ago
Philip/Akhu, you are a real asset to the Boot program and Wheaton Laboratories in general.  I'm so glad you worked out how to repair the washing machine.  Everybody uses that!

You are doing the Great Spirit's work in that Shopatorium - you do you, bro.
3 weeks ago
So nice to see things being fixed instead of tossed and replaced with more cheap junk.
3 weeks ago
Community acquired is to distinguish from those infections patients pick up after being hospitalized.  It's a different set of pathogens, those out in the wide world versus those inside the hospital.  (There are some nasty bacteria that hang out in hospitals.  If you go to the hospital, wash your hands before you go, for the sake of the sick people in there, and wash again before you leave, for the sake of yourself and your community.)

Doctors use the term to classify illnesses into categories that make it more likely you'll pick the correct antibiotic without actually getting goo out of your patient's lung (in the case of pneumonia) and culturing that to find out exactly what is causing the infection.
3 weeks ago
I still haven't tried to go longer than 23 hours or so, but I am doing a pretty good job of sticking to one meal a day.  (OK, I'm having milk at 1pm, and then dinner with my family.)

Sometimes if I'm at work late (well after 6pm) I will have a handful of mixed nuts before I get in my care to go home.  If I have a rough day I will have three handfuls of mixed nuts.  Other than the latte during my 1-2pm lunch hour, I'm having nothing but water and tea, maybe black coffee with a tiny splash of half'n'half.  My office mate is eating hot lunch at our shared desk (it's side by side, it's really something to see).

Weight loss has been just OK.  I dropped 5 pounds pretty quickly, then plateaued forever, and more recently have starting losing again. I'm about 7 pounds down at the moment.  I'm fitting into smaller pants (but I feel like I still have a ways to go on this.)

I continue to prefer this as a strategy.  It's still much easier to simply amputate any thoughts of eating as they occur (I just think "nope") . . . up until dinnertime.  I was on an inexorable weight gain pattern, so even slow weight loss is good.  I really enjoy eating, and I'd rather have one awesome meal than three sad ones.
3 weeks ago

Graham Chiu wrote:In NZ you can't legally buy a hot water cylinder that allows you to turn the thermostat below 60 deg C.

For the metric impaired, 60 C is 140 F, which is apparently what my hot water heater is set to, since it comes out the kitchen tap at 137 F.
3 weeks ago
When you butcher a cow, you end up with a fair amount of ground beef even if you cut as many slow-roasts as possible. Just all these bits and pieces.

I haven't made meatloaf in ages - my husband is sensitive to oats, and that was always part of my recipe.  When we eat ground beef, it usually ends up as cheeseburgers.
3 weeks ago
Floor is looking good! I want a berm shed.  Heck, I want a line of them, to be in between me and the high-speed road next to our farm.
3 weeks ago