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Ceiling. TrasteverePSA: Keep hydrated. For about nine days, I was suffering from severe dizziness, lightheadedness, mild nausea, and headaches. I was afraid I might be having a stroke. I finally saw the doctor, who told me (kindly, but with a hint of disgust), “You’re dehydrated. Start drinking more water, and add Gatorade to your diet for the next 7-10 days, until you get your hydration levels back up. It seems to be working.

Ceiling. TrastevereMy interest in health fads and small-but-vibrant broccoli crop notwithstanding, I don’t see myself trying this: broccoli coffee. It’s mostly made from broccoli powder (which I’d never even heard of): “The powder is specifically made from heads of broccoli that are deemed too ugly to sell in grocery stores. . . Just two tablespoons of the powder contain the entire nutritive punch of a whole serving of the actual vegetable.”

Ceiling. TrastevereInteresting: Why Backers of Intermittent Fasting Believe It Can Slow Aging. Nassim Taleb, I believe, is a fan of intermittent fasting. It mimiks the eating habits of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, who lived a feast-or-famine existence.

Random Blurb from the Notebooks: Duns Scotus (13th c): Considerably increased the list of those revealed truths which a Christian should believe (as opposed to know). A possible product of the Averroes scare. By decreasing the number of truths which can be proven by natural reason, the truths are dependent solely on revelation and hence without dependence on natural reason.

Ceiling. TrastevereI downloaded that new Nassim Taleb book over the weekend. I didn’t even know he had written a new one, which is bizarre. I have his name set for Google alerts, and I follow his Twitter handle. I don’t know how I missed it.

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