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Predicting the July 2019 Topps Now Flashbacks

2019.08.08 00:18 mattheweweller Predicting the July 2019 Topps Now Flashbacks

Hi All,
I did this last month with June's flashbacks, and I correctly predicted six of the flashbacks that came to the game. Here is the link to last month's predictions explaining the rules. Without further ado, let's get started.

July 1

464 Josh Bell, Pittsburgh Pirates – Highly Improbable 465 Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers – Highly Improbable

July 2

466 Trea Turner, Washington Nationals – Highly Improbable 467 Yasiel Puig, Cincinnati Reds – Highly Improbable

July 3

470 Pete Alonso, New York Mets – Highly Improbable 471 Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies – Highly Improbable 472 Dylan Cease, Chicago White Sox – Slightly Probable
473 Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals –Slightly Probable 474 Sonny Gray, Cincinnati Reds – Slightly Improbable 475 Austin Riley, Atlanta Braves – Slightly Improbable 476 Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox – Slightly Probable 477 Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers –Highly Improbable

July 4

479 Robel Garcia, Chicago Cubs – Slightly Improbable- He is currently not on the live series roster, but I could see him being added with a FS card 480 Tommy Edman, St. Louis Cardinals –Highly Probable- Why not, he's a 68 currently, would be a change of pace from the low contact/ high power cards that usually come from this collection

July 5

482 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees – Highly Improbable 483 Brian McCann, Atlanta Braves – Highly Improbable

July 6

484 Travis d’Arnaud, Tampa Bay Rays –See July 15 485 Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals – Highly Improbable

July 7

486 Jorge Polanco, Minnesota Twins –Highly Improbable 487 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels –LOL 488 Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres –Highly Improbable


July 12

499 Bubba Starling, Kansas City Royals – Slightly Probable 500 Danny Santana, Texas Rangers – Slightly Probable 501 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants – Highly Improbable 502 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels – LOL

July 13

504 Max Kepler, Minnesota Twins –Highly Improbable 505 Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers – LOL 506 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels – LOL 507 Juan Soto, Washington Nationals – Lock- I'm not going to pretend to be a false prophet, this card has been announced by the time of this write-up. 508 Ben Gamel, Milwaukee Brewers – Highly Probable- Maybe less likely with the rest of events that day, but still, Gamel deserves a decent card. 509 Phillip Ervin, Cincinnati Reds – Highly Probable- A 6-hit game deserves a card, whether he gets one is a completely different story.

July 14

510 Maikel Franco, Philadelphia Phillies –Slightly Probable 511 Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres –Highly Improbable 512 Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres – Highly Improbable 513 Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies – Highly Improbable 514 Mike Soroka, Atlanta Braves – Slightly Improbable- I really would love a diamond Soroka (Braves bias alert), but his May Topps Now Gold really dampens his chances for a card here.

July 15

515 Travis d’Arnaud, Tampa Bay Rays – Highly Probable- This card should mash 516 Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants – Slightly Probable- Might be the first card with decent fielding 517 Miles Mikolas, St. Louis Cardinals – Slightly Probable 518 Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers –LOL

July 16

520 Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies – Highly Improbable 521 Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs – Highly Improbable 523 Whit Merrifield, Kansas City Royals –Slightly Improbable

July 17

524 Pete Alonso, New York Mets – Highly Improbable 525 Chris Paddack, San Diego Padres – Highly Improbable

July 18

527 Brian Anderson, Miami Marlins – Slightly Probable- Only love Marlins can get nowadays. 528 Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox – Highly Improbable 530 Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals – Slightly Probable- His LS rating severely hinders his chances 532 Donovan Solano, San Francisco Giants –Slightly Probable

July 19

533 Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros –Highly Improbable 535 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays – Highly Improbable 536 Oscar Mercado, Cleveland Indians –Highly Probable- It's about time the Indians got a Topps Now card 537 Josh Donaldson, Atlanta Braves – Highly Improbable 538 Mike Leake, Seattle Mariners – Slightly Probable- Less chance due to it falling short 539 Dan Vogelbach, Seattle Mariners – Slightly Improbable

July 20

541 Pete Alonso, New York Mets – Highly Improbable 542 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays – Highly Improbable 544 Javier Baez, Chicago Cubs –Highly Improbable 545 Jackie Bradley Jr., Boston Red Sox –Slightly Probable

July 21

551 Nicholas Castellanos, Detroit Tigers – Slightly Probable 552 Max Kepler, Minnesota Twins – Highly Improbable 553 Mike Yastrzemski, San Francisco Giants – Slightly Probable

July 22

555 Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros – Highly Improbable 556 Gerrit Cole, Houston Astros –Highly Improbable 557 Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals –Highly Improbable

July 23

558 Robinson Cano, New York Mets – Highly Improbable 559 Trea Turner, Washington Nationals – Slightly Probable- A cycle should be automatic, but SDS has proven that to be wrong (see Bauers, Jake). His 87 TA really messes with his chances here. 560 Justin Smoak, Toronto Blue Jays – Slightly Improbable 561 Yuli Gurriel, Houston Astros – Slightly Improbable- This has to be the POTM card 562 Didi Gregorius, New York Yankees – Slightly Probable 563 Rhys Hoskins, Philadelphia Phillies – Slightly Improbable 564 Aaron Hicks, New York Yankees –Slightly Improbable 565 Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants – Slightly Improbable

July 24

567 Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees – Highly Improbable 569 Paul DeJong, St. Louis Cardinals – Highly Probable- A mid-tier diamond would suit DeJong nicely. 571 Ketel Marte, Arizona Diamondbacks – Highly Improbable

July 25

572 Nelson Cruz, Minnesota Twins – Highly Improbable 576 Steve Wilkerson, Baltimore Orioles – Toss-up- It's highly unlikely for SDS to make a card out of position, but man, wouldn't this make the community mad. Silver closer with a knuckleball.

July 26

577 Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox – LOL 580 Nelson Cruz, Minnesota Twins – Highly Improbable 581 Daniel Murphy, Colorado Rockies – Highly Improbable 582 Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals – Highly Improbable 584 Mallex Smith, Seattle Mariners – Highly Improbable

July 27

587 Steven Matz, New York Mets –Slightly Probable 588 Keston Hiura, Milwaukee Brewers – Highly Improbable
July 28
590 Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs – Highly Improbable 591 Jose Altuve, Houston Astros – Highly Improbable 592 Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels – Highly Improbable 593 Marcus Stroman, New York Mets – Slightly Probable 594 Aaron Sanchez, Toronto Blue Jays – Slightly Probable 596 Matt Thaiss, Los Angeles Angels – Highly Improbable 597 J.P. Crawford, Seattle Mariners – Slightly Probable

July 29

598 Bo Bichette, Toronto Blue Jays –Highly Probable- Let the string of Blue Jays rookies continue

July 30

601 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays – Highly Improbable 603 Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets – Highly Improbable 604 Matt Olson, Oakland Athletics – Slightly Improbable 605 Trevor Bauer, Cincinnati Reds – Highly Improbable 606 Yasiel Puig, Cleveland Indians – Highly Improbable 607 Franmil Reyes, Cleveland Indians –Highly Improbable 608 Logan Allen, Cleveland Indians – Highly Improbable

July 31

609 Bo Bichette, Toronto Blue Jays – See July 29 610 Zack Greinke, Houston Astros – Highly Improbable 611 Nicholas Castellanos, Chicago Cubs – Slightly Improbable 613 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels – LOL

P.S- Sorry for it being so late, I'm in the middle of college football camp as a manager. Glad to find a window to post this
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2018.09.19 05:57 Mathasuer Thoughts on a summer internship with FDIC?

Hi all,
I currently go to a non-target and I’m in my junior year. I recently came across an opening with FDIC for this summers Corporate Employee Program (CEP). I just wanna know if anyone has done this internship before and where it got them now.
The region or cities I’m looking at this summer to participate is:
•Orange County •Houston
•D.C.
The one in D.C is a different program. It is a 11-Week Financial Management Scholars Program
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2018.08.16 20:32 ethosIQ Collection.Aggregation.Correlation.Reporting: Simplified & Defined

Collection. Aggregation. Correlation. Reporting: Simplified & Defined

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2017.08.02 02:10 PicksOut4Harambe Comprehensive "Best of" Food List by Category made for /r/Houston by /r/Houston

Hello All!
I have spent quite a bit of time sifting through all food related posts, in hopes of compiling a complete list of the Best Places to eat in each category according to /Houston. My hopes is that we can tune this list and it will serve as a central list or point of reference for people asking food related questions.
A couple of items related to the list: The restaurants in Bold have received overwhelming positive reaction among the users in this sub. The items with a Strikethrough are items that merited inclusion on the list, but had controversial opinions. These are places that received numerous positive reception from multiple users, but also some dissenting opinions, which range from "overrated and overpriced to a recent decline in quality". I have included the category, restaurant and location for each of the selections. Please realize this was a lot of data to sift through and lookup, and some of these neighborhoods may be slightly off. Please correct me so I can get it as accurate as possible. Also this is a pretty large list, so use of the search functionality will be helpful. Search the type of food you are looking for and go from there.
Lastly, I will be trying to cover as many of these places on my list as possible, and provide some impressions and thoughts on www.instagram.com/houstonhungerhype
EDIT 09/19: I have turned my list into a more convenient Google Map. Feel free to check it out here!
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1A3dbbyXWOuARoEeNMjAU_IJH-0g&hl=en&ll=29.87165156892168%2C-95.35603225&z=8
Now enough talk, onto the list!
Vietnamese:
Saigon Pagolac [Chinatown]
Nam Giao [Chinatown]
Thien An Sandwich [Midtown, NW Hou]
Hyunh [East Side] [Pho]
Le Viet [Briarforest]
Pho Binh Trailer [Original in Southbelt/Ellington]
Pho VN 21 [Gulfton]
Kim Son [Chinatown, East Side]
Pho Saigon [Many Locs]
Roostar [Spring Branch, Galleria] [Banh Mi]
Hughie’s [Heights] [Banh Mi]
Les Givral’s [Midtown] [Banh Mi]
Cuu Long Quan [South Hou] [Pho]
Vietnam Coast [Woodlake] [Pho]
Pho Town [NW Hou] [Phorrito]
Tau Bay [Sharpstown, Chinatown] [Pho]
Tan Tan [Woodlake, Chinatown]
Pho Dien [Chinatown] [Pho]
Don Sandwich and Café [Chinatown, Stafford] [Banh Mi]
Cali Sandwich [Midtown] [Banh Mi]
Café TH [East Side] [Banh Mi]
Quan Yin [Chinatown] [Veggie]
Kim Chau [Spring Branch, Chinatown]
Bun Bo Hue Duc Chong 1 [Chinatown]
Bun Bo Hue Duc Chong 2 [NW Hou]
Alpha Bakery [Chinatown] [Banh Mi]
Nguyen Ngo [Chinatown] [Banh Mi]
Nguyen Ngoc [NW Hou] [Banh Mi]
Thim Hing [Chinatown] [Banh Mi]
Thinh Thanh [Chinatown] [Banh Cuon]
Nobi [Webster, Friendswood]
Pho Huy [Spring Branch]

BBQ:
Truth BBQ [Brenham]
Killen’s [Pearland]
Gatlin’s [Garden Oaks]
Corkskrew [Spring]
Roegel’s [Woodlake]
The Pit Room [Montrose]
Jackson Street BBQ [DT]
Ray’s Real Pit [Third Ward] [East Texas Style]
Brisket House [Tanglewood, NW Hou, Deer Park]
Papa Charlie’s [East Side]
Pinkertons [Heights]
Bookity Bookity Boudin Man [All over the place. If you find the man please notify the sub immediately.]
Fainmous BBQ [Meyerland]
Southern Q [Cypress Station]
Virgie’s [NW Hou]
Triple J [NE Hou]
Tejas Chocolate Craftory [Tomball]

Chicken Fried Steak:
Mel’s Country Café [Tomball]
Hickory Hollow [Washington]
Kelley’s Country Cooking [Many Locs]
Goodson’s [Tomball]
Barbecue Inn [Garden Oaks]
Dot Coffee Shop [Gulfgate]
Lankford Grocer [Midtown]
Mia’s Table [Upper Kirby]

Japanese:
Nippon [Montrose]
Teppay [Woodlake]
Kata Robata [Upper Kirby]
Yokushi Robata [Upper Kirby]
Izakaya-Wa [Memorial]
Ginza [Woodlake]

Ramen:
Jinya [Midtown]
Tiger Den [Chinatown]
Ninja Ramen [Washington]
Samaurai Noodles [Upper Kirby]
Ramen Bar Ichi [Briarforest]

Sushi:
Nippon [Montrose]
Kata Robata [Upper Kirby]
Teppay [Woodlake]
Sushi Miyagi [Chinatown]
Kubo’s [Chinatown]
Tokyo Bowl [Clear Lake]
Uchi [Montrose]
Sushi Jin [Memorial]
Masa [Clear Lake, Friendswood]
Oishii [Greenway Plaza]
Osaka [Montrose, Tanglewood]
Hokkaido [Chinatown]
MF Sushi [Museum District]
Izakaya-Wa [Memorial]
Japaneiros [Sugar Land]
Aka [Upper Kirby]
Koto [Westchase]

Steakhouses:
use www.houstonsteaknight.com
Eddie V’s [Memorial, Upper Kirby]
Perry’s [Many Locs]
Pappa’s Steakhouse [DT, Galleria]
B&B Butchers [Washington]

Burgers:
Bernie’s Burger Bus [Bellaire, Heights, Katy]
Hubcap Grill [Heights, DT, Kemah]
Bubba’s Burger Shack [Gulfton]
Lankford Grocer [Midtown]
Bellaire Broiler Burger [Bellaire]
Joy Love Burgers [Katy]
The Shack Burger Resort [Cypress]
Sam's Deli Diner [Memorial]
Sam's Burgers Fries and Pies [Memorial]
Southwell’s [Many Locs]
Burger Tex [Many Locs]
Stanton’s City Bites [Heights]
M&M Grill [Med Center]
Sparkles Burger [East Side]
Flip N’ Patties Food Truck
Tornado Burger [Stafford]
Tookie’s [Seabrook]
Mytiburger [Garden Oaks, Spring Branch]
Petrol Station [Garden Oaks]
Christian’s Tailgate [Midtown, DT, Heights,Katy]
Pappa’s BBQ [Many Locs]
Champ Burger [East Side]
Hay Merchant [Montrose]
Someburger [Heights]
Cream Burger [3rd Ward]
Rainbow Lodge [Heights]

Mexican:
Tex Mex:
Ruchi’s [Galleria]
Tony's Mexican Restaurant [Katy]
Original Ninfa’s [East Side]
Lopez [SW Hou]
Teotihuacan [Many Locs]
El Tiempo [Many Locs]
El Patio [Galleria]
La Mexicana [Montrose]
Tia Maria’s [Spring Branch]
Taqueria Del Sol [South Hou]
Tacos Del Julio [Many Locs]
Dona Maria [East Side]
Los Tios [Many Locs]
Mex Mex:
Pico’s [Upper Kirby] [Upscale]
Cuchara [Montrose] [Upscale]
Hugo’s [Upper Kirby] [Upscale]
El Norteno [Greater Inwood]
Luna y Sol [Midtown]
Spanish Flowers [Heights, Pasadena]

Breakfast:
La Guadelupana [Montrose] [Bakery]
Villa Arcos [East Side]
100% Taquito [Upper Kirby]
Cue’s Burgers & More [Meyerland]
Sunrise Taquitos [Rice Military]
Taco Palenque [Gulfgate]
La Mexicana [Montrose]
Teotihuacan [Many Locs]
Chapultapec Lupita [Montrose]
Titas Tacos [Humble]
Brothers Tacos [East Side]
Mi Sombrero [Garden Oaks]
Laredo Taqueria [Washington, Northline]

Tacos:
Tita’s Taco House [Humble]
Tacos Tierra Caliente [Montrose]
Taconazo [Near Northside, Spring Branch, Northline]
Taco Keto [East Side]
Tacos La Bala [Many Locs]
Laredo Taqueria [Washington, Northline]
Brothers Taco House [East Side]
Taqueria Aguascalientes [South Hou]
Tacos TEC [South Hou]
Loz Lokoz Tacos [NW Hou]
El Ultimo [Spring Branch]
Alamo Tamales & Taco [East Side, Northline]
Taconmadre [NE Hou, South Hou, Hobby Airport Area]
La Macro [Near Northside]
Taqueria Barba [Washington]

Pizza:
Luna Pizzeria [Washington, Montrose]
Frank’s [DT]
Brother’s [Garden Oaks]
Grimaldi’s [Many Locs]
Luigi’s [Midtown]
Luigi’s Italian [Formerly Ponzo’s] [Midtown]
Romano’s [River Oaks]
Antonio’s Flying Pizza [Woodlake]
Piola [Midtown] [European Style]
Kennally’s [Montrose] [Thin Crust]
Bombay [DT] [Indian Fusion]
D’Marcos [Sugar Land]
Dan’s [Webster]
Love Buzz [Midtown]
Pi Pizza [Washington]
Collina’s [Heights]

Chicago Deep Dish:
Chicago Italian Beef & Pizza [Heights]
Dan’s [Webster]
Star Pizza [Upper Kirby, Washington]
Spanky’s [Gulfgate]
Candelari’s [West U, Rice Military]
Pizza L’Vino [Montrose, Rice Village]
Windy City Pizza [Humble]
Gellazi’s [Heights]

Neapolitan Style:
Pizaro’s [Montrose]
Coltivare [Heights]
Cane Rosso [Montrose, Heights]
Dolce Vita [Montrose]

Detroit Style:
Pizaro’s [Montrose]
Barry’s [Galleria]

Calzone:
Nick’s Place [Woodlake]
Spaghetti Western [Washington, Timbergrove]
Barry’s [Galleria]
Collinas [Heights]

Pepperoni Rolls:
Frank’s[DT]
Double Dave’s [Westchase]
Luigi’s Italian [Formerly Ponzo’s] [Midtown]

Breakfast:
General Breakfast:
Dot Coffee Shop [Gulfgate] [Steak & Eggs]
Tel-Wink Grill [Gulfgate]
Baby Barnaby’s [Montrose]
Buffalo Grille [Galleria, Bellaire]
Frank’s Grill [Many Locs] [Skillets]
Avalon Diner [River Oaks] [Skillets, Pancakes]
Tiny Boxwoods [Greenway Plaza] [Migas]
Honeymoon [Downtown] [French Toast, Beignets]
Coco’s Crepes [Midtown, Washington] [Crepes]

Pancakes
Buffalo Grille [Galleria, Bellaire]
Tel-Wink Grill [Gulfgate]
Fountainview Café [Galleria]
Baby Barnaby’s [Montrose]
Harry’s [Midtown]

Chicken & Waffles
Lola [Heights]
Breakfast Klub [Midtown]

Donuts
River Oaks Donuts [River Oaks] [Gourmet Style]
Queen Donut [Timbergrove]
Christy’s [Montrose]
Riley’s [Clear Lake]
The Grove [Richmond]
Glazed [Briarforest, Med Center] [Gourmet Style]

Bagels:
Hot Bagel Shop [Upper Kirby]
New York Bagel and Coffee Shop [Meyerland]

Kolaches:
Kolache Shoppe [Afton Oaks]
Bakery Donuts [Heights]
Christy’s [Montrose]
Olde Towne Kolaches [Woodlake]
Kolache Bakery [League City]
Mornings Kolaches [Deer Park]
Queen Donut [Timbergrove]
Shipley’s [Many Locs]
Black Walnut Café [Many Locs]
Best Donuts [Many Locs]
Hot Bagel Shop [Upper Kirby]
Six Ping Bakery [Many Locs] [Chinese Bread]

Bakeries:
Mexican Style:
El Bolillo [Garden Oaks] [Tres Leches]
Panaderia Tierra Caliente [Many Locs]
Arandas Bakery [Many Locs]
Lecaroz [Fort Bend, Alief]
La Guadelupana [Montrose]

Asian Style:
Six Ping [Many Locs]
Kamalan Bakery [Chinatown]
99 Ranch [Many Locs]
85 Degrees C [Chinatown]

American/Euro Style
Common Bond [Montrose]
Take the Cake [Energy Corridor]
Dessert Gallery [Upper Kirby]
Acadian Bakery [Montrose] [King Cake]
Three Brothers [Many Locs]
Blacksmith [Montrose]
Ooh La La [Memorial, Katy]
Artisana [Acres Homes]
Moeller’s [Bellaire]

American/Euro Style Soup:
Kenny & Ziggy’s [Galleria] [Chicken Noodle]
Niko Niko’s [Montrose] [Chicken]
The Black Lab [Montrose] [Chicken & Veggie]
El Rey [Many Locs] [Tortilla]

Sandwiches:
American Style:
Brown Bag Deli [Upper Kirby]
Kenny & Ziggy’s [Galleria] [Monte Cristo]
Carter & Cooley [Heights] [Reuben]
Spec’s [Many Locs]
Luna y Sol [Midtown] [Torta]
Local Foods [Many Locs] [Grilled Chicken]
Hobbit Café [Veggie Options] [Upper Kirby]
Field of Greens [Veggie Options] [Upper Kirby]
Pete’s Fine Meats [Galleria]
Zero’s [DT]
Chelsea’s Deli [Kingwood] [Chicken Salad]

Italian Style:
Tony’s Italian Deli [Conroe]
Mandola’s [East Side] [Chicken Parm]
Chicago Italian Beef [Heights]
Napoli’s [Chicken Parm]
Nindini’s [Heights]

Tortas:
Tortas El Angel [Heights]
Mexico’s Deli [Briarforest]
Luna y Sol [Midtown]

Grilled Cheese:
Pinewood Café [Med Center]
H-Town Streats Food Truck
The Golden Grill Food Truck
Moon Tower Inn [East Side]
Tiny Boxwood’s [Greenway Plaza]
Ladybird Food Truck
Black Walnut Café [Many Locs]

Philly Cheesesteak:
Pappa Geno's [Heights, Katy, Memorial]
Tornado Burger [Stafford]
Chicago Italian Beef & Pizza [Heights]
Nick’s Place [Woodlake]
Vito’s Famous [Spring]
Jake’s [Galleria]

Salads:
Barnaby’s [Many Locs]
Ruggles Green [Heights] [Fried Goat Cheese]
Taste of Texas [Memorial]
Local Foods [Many Locs] [Chicken Fattoush]
Star Pizza [Montrose]

Hot Dogs:
Happy Fatz [Heights]
Los Perros [Washington] [Colombian Style]
Sammy’s Wild Game Grill [Washington] [Exotic]
Yoyo’s Hot Dog [Rice Village]
Moon Tower Inn [East Side] [Exotic]
Good Dog [Heights, Montrose]

Seafood:
Maine-ly Sandwiches [Upper Kirby] [Lobster Roll]
Monument Inn [Deer Park] [Fried Shrimp]
Christie’s Seafood [Galleria]
Fountain View Fish Market [Galleria]
Topwater Grill [Dickinson] [Coconut Shrimp]
Confucius [Chinatown] [Lobster]
Gilhooey’s [Dickinson] [Oysters, Fried Seafood]
Captain Tom’s [Katy] [Oysters, Fried Seafood]
Tampico [Heights] [Fried Snapper]
Jenivi’s [Westchase] [Cajun, Fried Seafood]
Salt Air [Upper Kirby] [Oysters]
Peru Café Express [Greenway Plaza] [Ceviche]
Caracol [Galleria] [Ceviche]
Goode Co. Seafood [Many Locs]
Crawfish & Noodles [Chinatown] [Crab]
The Cajun Stop [Po-Boy]

Upscale Seafood:
Danton’s [Museum District]
Trulucks [Galleria]
Segari’s [Washington]
Holley’s [Midtown]
Caracol [Galleria]

Fish Tacos:
Berry Hill [Many Locs]
El Rey [Many Locs]

Fish & Chips:
Red Lion [Upper Kirby]
Queen Vic [Upper Kirby]
Mucky Duck [Upper Kirby]
Brasserie 19 [Montrose]
Hughie’s [Heights]
Black Lab [Montrose]
Good Dog [Montrose, Heights]
Alfie’s [Texas City]
Karbach Brewery [Spring Branch]

Crawfish:
LA Crawfish [Many Locs]
Crawfish Shack [Crosby]
Lola’s [Montrose]
Jenivi’s [Westchase]
The Boot [Heights]
Crawfish & Noodles [Chinatown]
Cajun Fuze [Willowbrook]
Jolynn [Alief]
The Boil House [Heights]
Cajun Kitchen [Chinatown] [The Fatass]
88 Boiling [Briarforest]
Hank’s [Briarforest]
Cajun Craven [Southbelt/Ellington]
Crawfish Café [Chinatown]

French:
Le Mistral [Energy Corridor]
Etoile [Galleria]
Bistro Provence [Memorial]
Artisans [Midtown]
Bistro Le Cep [Briarforest]

Argentinian:
Café Argentina [Galleria]
Marini’s [Westchase] [Empanadas]
Manena’s [Empanadas]
Pampa Grill [Spring Branch]

Canadian [Poutine]:
Skratch Food Truck
Bernie’s Burger Bus [Heights, Bellaire] [Lunch Lady Fries]
Underbelly [Montrose]

Brazillian:
Emporio [Briarforest] [Curry]
Churrasco’s [Many Locs]
Chama Gaucha [Galleria] [Steakhouse]
Fogo De Chao [Woodlake, the Woodlands] [Steakhouse]
Texas De Brazil [Memorial, Sugarland] [Steakhouse]

General South American:
Saldivias [Briarforest]
Andes Café [East Side]
Latin Bites [Tanglewood]

Cuban:
Flor de Cuba [Energy Corridor]
Café Piquet [Gulfton]
El Rey [Many Locs] [Cubano]
El Meson [Rice Village]
Rincon Criollo [Energy Corridor]

Chinese:
Sinh Sinh [Chinatown]
Pepper Twins [River Oaks, Upper Kirby, Montrose]
369 Oriental Bistro [Montrose]
Tiger Noodle House [Katy]
Confucius [Chinatown, Seafood]
San Dong [Chinatown]
Mala Szechuan [Montrose, Chinatown]
Qin Dynasty [Greenway Plaza]
China Garden [DT]
888 [Many Locs]
Café Ginger [River Oaks]
Ambassador [Afton Oaks]
Panda Garden [West U] [General Tso’s]
Yummy Kitchen [Chinatown] [Taiwanese]
One Dragon [Chinatown] [Dumplings]
Dumpling King [Woodlake] [Dumplings]
East Wall [Chinatown]
House of Bowls [Chinatown] [Hong Kong Style]
Kim Son [Chinatown] [Dumplings]
Baoz [DT] [Dumplings]
San Dong [Chinatown] [Dumplings]
Arco Seafood [Chinatown]
Tan Tan [Woodlake]

Dim Sum:
Dim Sum King [Chinatown]
Golden Dim Sum [Chinatown]
Fung’s Kitchen [Sharpstown]
Ocean’s Palace [Chinatown]
Arco Seafood [Chinatown]

Hot Pot:
Little Sheep [Chinatown]
Fu Fu Café [Chinatown]
Tan Tan [Woodlake]

Caribbean:
Reggae Hut [Museum District]
Cool Runnings [Fondren/SW Hou]
D’Caribbean [Pearland]
Taste of the Caribbean [Greenspoint]
Trini Hut [Katy]

English/Irish:
Red Lion [Upper Kirby]
Black Lab [Montrose]
Bull and Bear [Briarforest]

Ethopian:
Blue Nile [Woodlake]
Addis Ababa [Sharpstown]
Lucy [Sharpstown]

Colombian
La Fogota [SW Hou]
Colombian Empanadas [Katy]
Mi Pueblito [Woodlake]

Danish
Nielsen’s Deli [Afton Oaks]

Indian/Pakistani:
India’s [Galleria]
Sriv Bhalaji Bhavan [Gulfton] [South Indian]
London Sizzler [London Indian]
Himalaya [Gulfton] [Biryani]
Shiv Sagar [Gulfton] [South Indian]
Bombay Brasserie [Afton Oaks]
Indika [Montrose] [High End]
Udipi Café [Gulfton] [South Indian]
Biryani Pot [Woodlake] [Biryani]
Yaal Tiffins [Briarforest] [Sri Lanka]
Pondicheri [Upper Kirby] [High End]
Saravana Bhavan [Woodlake]
Aga’s [Stafford] [Indo-Pak]
Bombay Sweets [Gulfton]
Queen Vic [Upper Kirby] [London Indian]
Maharajag Bhog [Sharpstown] [South Indian]
Shiva [Rice Village]
Khyber [Montrose]
Nirvana [Memorial]
Kiran [Upper Kirby]
Bundu Khan [Alief, Willowbrook] [Indo-Pak]
Bismallah [Gulfton] [Indo-Pak]
Mezban [Gulfton] [Indo-Pak]
Bombay Pizza Co. [DT] [Fusion]

Greek:
Manny’s [NW Houston]
Simply Greek [Spring Branch]
Olive Oil [Spring]
Savvas [Atascocita]
Theo’s [Montrose] [Pizza]
Ekko’s [Galleria]

Hawaiian:
Waikiki Grill [Humble]

Italian:
Nundini’s [Heights]
Coltivare [Heights]
Italiano’s [Humble, Atascocita]
Patrenella’s [Washington] [High End]
Giacomo’s [River Oaks] [High End]
Poscol [Montrose] [High End]
Dolce Vita [Montrose] [High End]
Da Marco [Montrose] [High End]
Mascalzone [Briarforest]
Vincent’s [Montrose]
Cavatore [Heights] [High End]
Da Vinci [Katy]
Adriatic Café [Jersey Village, Tomball]
Belissimo [Heights]
Collinas [Heights]
Antiqua Osteria [Rice Village] [High End]
Carmello’s [Memorial] [High End]
Paulie’s [Montrose]
Lasagna House [Energy Corridor]

Indonesian:
Rice Bowl [Mission Bend]
MAMA YU [Alief]

Polish:
Polonia [Spring Branch]

Filipino:
Flip N’ Patties Food Truck
Fillipiana [SW Hou]
Pinoy Fast Food [Alief]

Korean:
Bonchon [Katy, Pearland] [Wings]
Dak & Bop [Med Center] [Wings]
Seoul Garden [Spring Branch]
Korea House [Spring Branch]
Korea Garden [Spring Branch]
Flower Piggy [Spring Branch]
Tofu Village [Spring Branch]
Bon Ga [Spring Branch]

Chicken Wings:
Wings N’ Things [Many Locs]
Wild Wing Café [Katy]
LA Crawfish [Many Locs]
Thai Cottage [Greenway Plaza, Bellaire]
Fat Bao [Upper Kirby]
Bonfire [Greenspoint]
Dak & Bop [Med Center]
Niko Niko’s [Montrose]
Hay Merchant [Montrose]
Roostar [Galleria, Spring Branch]

Fried Chicken:
Frenchy’s [Many Locs]
Barbecue Inn [Garden Oaks]
Punks [Rice Village]
Al Aseel [Woodlake]
Number 1 Chicken Rise & Seafood [Museum District]
Breakfast Klub [Midtown]

Malaysian:
The Banana Leaf [Chinatown]
MAMAK [Chinatown]

Spanish/Tapas:
Mi Luna [Rice Village]
Andalucia [DT]
Oporto [Midtown]
Majorca [Midtown]
BCN [Montrose]

German:
Rudi Lechner’s [Woodlake]
Kings Biergarten [Pearland]

Russian:
Golden Grain [Meyerland] [Grocery Store]

Mediterranean:
Café Adel [NW Hou] [Bosnian]
Al Quick Stop [Montrose]
Zabak’s [Woodlake] [Falafel]
Phoenecia [DT] [Grocery Store]
Gyros & Shish Kabob [Energy Corridor]
Aladdin [Montrose] [Lebanese]
Shwarma King [Woodlake]
Mary’z [Galleria, Washington] [Lebanese]
Niko Niko’s [Montrose]
Kasra [Westchase] [Persian]
Zumani [Spring, The Woodlands]
Fadi’s [Many Loc’s]
M&M Grill [Med Center]
Bijan [Gulfton] [Persian]
Gyro King [Med Center, SW Houston]
Abdallah’s [Woodlake]
Sayyad [Briarforest] [Shwarma]
House of Kabob [Woodlake]
Abu Omar [Woodlake]
Cedar’s [Katy]
Dandanah [Galleria] [Egyptian]
Al Aseel [Palestinian]
Café Lili [Galleria] [Lebanese]
Nazif’s [Woodlake] [Turkish]
Pasha [Rice Village] [Turkish]

Hilal Guys Style:
Gyro King [Med Center, Sugar Land]
Jones Fried Chicken [Sharpstown]

KosheJewish Deli:
Kenny & Ziggy’s [Galleria] [Jewish Deli]
Belden’s [Meyerland] [Kosher]
Genesis Steakhouse [Bellaire] [Kosher]

Peruvian:
Latin Bites [Tanglewood]
Lemon Tree [Briarforest]
Peru Café Express [Greenway Plaza]
Guitarra con Sazon [Briarforest]
Pollo Bravo [Many Locs]

Venezuelan:
Sabor Venezolano [Woodlake, Cypress]
Dona Maria [Humble]

African:
Peli Peli [Katy Galleria, NW Hou] [South African]
Peli Peli Kitchen [Spring Branch] [South African]
Suya Hut [SW Hou] [Nigerian]
Afrikiko [SW Hou] [Ghanan]

Thai:
Thai Gourmet [Woodlake]
Asia Market [Near Northside]
Kanomwan [East Side]
Vieng Thai [Spring Branch]
Nidda Thai [Montrose]
Nara Thai [Midtown]
Thai Lily [Briarforest]
Thai Jasmine [Southbelt/Ellington, Pasadena]

Salvadorian:
Mama Rosa’s Pupuseria [Woodlake]
El Papaturro [Many Locs]
Dinoras [North Houston]
Pupusa [Meyerland]
Pupuseria Emmanuel [South Hou]
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2017.04.29 16:07 Nova3Labs The essentials of supplementation and fitness:

First off, let’s just identify the elephant in the room: There’s no such thing as essential supplementation. That’s about as much of an oxymoron as political science or Hell’s Angels. But for the sake of this article, I want to cover three areas of supplementation common to athletes, and what I think folks should be using. Before getting into the deets on what I recommend, let’s also assume one has their “ducks in a row” so to speak—and what I mean is: diet is DIALED for proper quality and quantity, programming is INDIVIDUALIZED, and recovery modalities and lifestyle habits are IN PLACE. Without those, all the supplementation and money trees to buy said supplementation would not matter one iota. I’m going to break my suggestions down into three categories: Performance, Health/Longevity, and Recovery. Yes, there are many, many other areas of targeted supplementation, but these are unique to 90% of the average mixed modal athlete’s goals. Performance You want to be bigger, faster, stronger—-I get it, that’s a fairly common goal I see with clientele, obviously. But what about IMMEDIATE performance improvements? Here are my thoughts: Branched Chain Amino Acids: Without a doubt, BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) are ergogenic; they decrease RPE (rate of perceived exertion), have a glycogen sparing effect (thereby relatively increasing the TTE of your own glycogen stores) and can be converted directly to glucose via gluconeogenesis. This all translates into faster times, more fuel available. Some studies specifically show increased lactate threshold when BCAAs are taken. Keep in mind these are DIRECT enhancements to performance—many other reasons cross over into recovery to take BCAAs that I’m not covering here. I generally recommend 5-10g BCAAs 30min prior to training, OR, if preferred, intra-workout. Creatine: One of the most studies over the counter ergogenics in sports supplement history. It is a naturally occurring compound derived from l-methionine, glycine and l-arginine and found primarily in the heart, brain, and skeletal muscle. Through dietary sources like chicken, beef, and eggs, we intake roughly 1 gram a day. Researchers have been aware of creatine in skeletal muscles and the effects of exercise and diet on creatine since the late 1800s, but it wasn’t until the early 1990’s that it went mainstream. Several Olympic athletes at the 1992 games had supplemented (legally) with creatine, and after that, it was GAME ON. A US-based supplement company, Experimental and Applied Sciences (EAS) brought the first OTC (over-the-counter) creatine supplement, Phosagen. All that history aside, why should you use it? It 1) causes faster ATP turnover, 2) buffer acidosis, and 3) increases intracellular hydration. This provides benefits in all three energy systems: ATP/CP, Glycolytic, and Oxidative. Current studies are also targeting the mental benefits of creatine, which may as well have carryover to athletic performance. Dosing would be 5g PWO (post workout). Completely disregard anything to you read, see, or hear regarding loading or cycling—these are myths created by the supplement industry (loading, unnecessary), and incorrect bro-science stating creatine will cause down-regulation like exogenous hormones unless cycled (seriously….how did that myth even get perpetrated?) Adaptogen/Herbal/Nootropics: If you think this is a bit of a funky mix, I’d 100% agree with you…now, I could have easily put down “caffeine” here, as it truly is the most common preWO most people consume. While the ergonegic benefits of caffeine have been studies ad nauseam, there are other components out there that don’t have the negative effects on the endocrine system like caffeine will. These include many herbal adaptogens (Rhodiola, Ashwaghanda, Schisandra, Panax, to name just a few), items like Cordyceps, and nootropics like Alpha GPC, which increases bioavailable choline to make the essential neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This combo, which is the exact formula of Max Capacity, has the immediate and direct effect of increasing lactate threshold (cordyceps) altering RPE (adaptogens) and increasing mental focus (Alpha GPC)
Longevity & Health I would personally consider these to be closer to “essential” than any others listed here; think of these supplements as something that one CAN get from diet and/or nature, but most of us do not, at least not in the optimal amount. Even if your goal is to crush thrusters and legless rope climbs like it’s your job, anything under the title health or longevity should be absolutely considered. Fish Oil: In a nutshell (no pun intended, nuts are high in O6, not O3 fatty acids), this is all about attenuating inflammation. We create a TON of it by training, and while it’s essential to growth and adaptation, if it gets out of control, well, “Houston, we have a problem”…that can lead to a cascade of issues from injury to under recovery to prolonged DOMS. Other benefits of omega-3 fatty acid intake (specifically, EPA and DHA) would be fish oil up regulates PPAR-A and PPAR-G, which causes the mobilization of fatty acids from adipose, and decreases the storage of fatty acids as adipose. This does NOT mean fish oil is either a thermogenic or “slimming agent,” it just means it will benefit metabolic flexibility. Over the years, I’ve only ever had one or two clients who did NOT need fish oil—and said clients ate wild caught salmon 3x/week. If that’s not you, then supplement. Dosing would be 1-4g of combined EPA/DHA per day. Personally, I lean towards the smaller dosings these days, as I have not seen added benefit of high dose over time. Greens: I’m not talking about your spinach salad. Yes, you need to eat that, but I’m talking about a whole food powdered greens product. These are usually combos of fruits/veg/herbs. I prefer these over a regular multivitamin/mineral supplement because 1) it’s closer to whole food, and 2) there’s probably 10 million cofactors that we aren’t getting from a compressed tablet. While macros are all the focus these days, there’s always something to be said about food quality, and NUTRIENT DENSITY, aka micronutrient content. As much as we might try, even the best of us do not get an optimal quantity or variety of greens and produce. Think of this as car insurance. You don’t need it until you need it, and once you need it, it too late to get it if you don’t have it. #deepthoughts Vitamin D3: It’s been interesting over the years to watch the fervor surrounding vitamin D; it came on like a tidal wave, a panacea for every aliment. It’s now seemed to wan a bit, with concerns over too high dosing and hypercalcemia. As always, the truth is in the middle (of the U curve??). While controversy still exists, the studies proving the benefit to health, performance, and chronic disease prevention cannot be refuted. Everything from cancer prevention, immune function, optimal testosterone levels and fast twitch muscle fiber (I kid you not!) have been implicated with supplementation. This is one vitamin (actually, a secosteroid) that I urge folks to get tested for—25-hydroxy vitamin D, aka 25 (OH)D serum test. Optimal levels are around 50ng/mL. Dosing should be based on THAT, but in light of the fact not everyone is going to run out and get tested (or, for that matter, actually go outside and get some actual sun), I recommend a conservative 2000iu D3 daily. For the record, this is VERY individual. Many years in the past, I personally took 10,000iu daily for six months, which raised my 25 OH D to 92ng/mL. I apparently did not die. But don’t try this at home kids. #mylawyermademesaythat
Recovery Probably my favorite topic, as everything relating to health, performance, longevity, hormonal stability and mental function comes back to recovery. How we recover TODAY, and consistently, affects how we feel tomorrow, next week, next year. Yup, it’s just that important. It’s not all about doing more and more intensity and volume. It’s about smart and efficient recovery, period.
Sleep: No, you cannot bottle and supplement sleep. But out of everything, sleep is THEE most important thing we do for recovery (and health, and performance…). Optimizing it makes absolute sense. Sleep hygiene is key (wake early, get to bed early, low light at night, carb intake at night, zero screen time at night, etc.), but in this day and age, even that may not get us optimal. While many sleep formulas exist, there are a few key components that I recommend in nighttime supplementation. The first would be a ZMA base: zinc, magnesium, and pyridoxine. These all play a role in optimizing sleep through various mechanisms. Second would be GABA. This is an inhibitor neurotransmitter that helps reduce rapid fire thought that can occur in some folks once the lights go out. Third would be l-dopa. Dopamine can be depleted in athletes, and hard training can lead to chronically elevated levels of prolactin, which can interfere with sleep—dopamine antagonizes prolactin. And not surprisingly, all of these exist in Max Sleep (https://nova3labs.com/max-sleep/)
Whey: No surprises here—high-quality whey is one of the most bioavailable sources of protein on the planet, with BVPs upwards of 150 (100 is the standard for egg white, considered a “perfect” protein source). I’m not loyal to any one brand—I look for whey protein isolate (better digestion over concentrate, the whey is “isolated” from the naturally occurring carbs and fats) couple with a sweetener I can live with. I usually pick stevia, but despite tin foil hat wearing naysayers, sucralose has NOT killed anyone to date. Pick a brand you like and utilize immediately PWO, 20-30g
Carbs: Save the best for last? Maybe. Carbphobia has seemed to have lessened over the years as extremist Paleo fans have migrated back to Austin, and with valid reason: Carbs do a body good. Regarding recovery specifically, this is two-fold in my book: To replenish muscle glycogen, and cause an immediate attenuation of cortisol in the post workout period. The first point is actually NOT essential—muscle glycogen will replenish fully over 24 hours, and immediate PWO simple carbohydrate intake doesn’t seem to alter this by much. But the second point, regarding cortisol, is key: We want to SALVAGE cortisol. Its essential, it’s needed to perform, but chronic secretion leads to a host of issues (see my article on adrenal dysfunction, link on the main page). Having an immediate downturn in secretion due to an influx of carbohydrates causes us to shift from a sympathetic response to parasympathetic—-also needed for proper recovery.
Aim for 0.4-0.8g/kg immediately PWO along with whey isolate. We just released Max Recovery, which is a highly branched cyclic dextrin based carbohydrate.
About the author: Mike Kesthley CEO & Founder of Nova 3 Labs (www.nova3labs.com) Mike Kesthely has been involved in athletics his entire life, ranging from years playing box lacrosse, martial arts, rock climbing, mountain biking and Crossfit®️. He has worked as a FirefighteParamedic for the Lethbridge Fire Dept since 2000, and is the past Health & Fitness Coordinator for the department. His passion now lies with nutrition & functional lab analysis, and improving client performance, health, and longevity through dietary augmentation. Current Certifications/Education Includes: Former lead instructor for the OPT CCP Nutrition Level 1 in Scottsdale, AZ, at the International Center for Fitness, 2011-2014 Former trainer with Crossfit®️ Lethrbidge Optimum Performance Training Certified Coaching Program Nutrition, Level-1, under James Fitzgerald and Mat Lalonde, PhD Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner Precision Nutrition certified (Sport & Exercise Nutrition) through Dr. John Berardi Crossfit®️ Nutrition certified under Robb Wolf Crossfit®️ Trainer, Level-1 certified Functional Movement Screen under Tim Takahashi, M.Kin., CAT(C), CEP, CK, CSS
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2015.01.30 20:02 Strongerthanyouare Overpopulation, cyanobacteria and Alzheimer's (x-post from r/overpopulation)

If you think that matters concerning overpopulation and environmental degradation do not concern you and are for hippies, crazy environmentalists and treehuggers, please read up.
Buddhists have been telling the world for centuries that everything is interconnected and you cannot be excluded just because you do not care, or have too much money to care. Finally science has been catching up with this fundamental notion and it means very bad news for humanity.
This story starts in Guam, where local Chamorro people have been suffering from mysterious disease that looks like ASL, Parkinson and Alzheimer's combined. The rates of this disease have been abnormally high in Guam and it led some scientists to believe that it must be something in their environment that might cause this.
It turned out that Chamorro have been consuming local cycad plant, C. circinalis that has numerous toxins. Chamorro would eat its seeds and roots after preparation that supposed to flush the toxins out, but they also ate fruit bats that feast on this cycad's seeds. It has been long known that cycads, the ancient group of plants, contains neurotoxins and carcinogens (MAM, cycasin), but what was discovered was that plant forms symbiotic relationships with ancient cyanobacteria that releases one curious toxin, called β-methylamino-l-alanine (l-BMAA).
It turned out that Guam Chamorro people who had the disease also had high levels of BMAA in their brains. It appears that not only BMAA can be ingested, but another potential route is to inhale cycad pollen that has high levels of BMAA as well. Amazingly later research shows that BMAA can easily pass blood-brain barrier.
Another strange observation was that even folks who left Guam, still developed disease decades later. One explanation was that "BMAA is sometimes incorporated into proteins in place of normal amino acids. BMAA's structure was already known to resemble that of the amino acids that make up the proteins in our body"
Typically, small amounts of BMAA can be metabolized and get rid of, but some people cannot do that due it due to genetic set-up, and perhaps when BMAA levels get too high. Researchers stated that "This BMAA would slowly be released as proteins are broken down. So for years after eating contaminated food, people's brains would be exposed to low levels of the neurotoxin. What is more, the abnormal proteins containing BMAA could also damage the brain in several ways, for instance by binding together to form the protein tangles characteristic of both ALS/PDC and Alzheimer's."
So what does this all have to do with overpopulation, cyanobacteria and Alzheimers? Be patient, we are getting here. The biggest surprise came when researchers compared Guam folks brains with brains of some Canadians that died from non-neurological causes and from Alzheimer's. They found that brains of those who died from non-neurological causes had no BMAA in them, but brains of Canadians with Alzheimer's had high levels of BMAA. So it was suggested that perhaps ASL, Parkinson and Alzheimer's are caused by accumulation of toxins found in cyanobacteria.
Now, what exactly is this cyanobacteria? It is a real bitch that has been here on Earth basically forever. What is worse, it is also everywhere, in lakes, in coastal waters, deserts, soil and estuaries. It is what causes green-blue algae bloom. It has not been well-studied, nor is well-understood. There are many species, some toxic, some not, and some species' bloom can turn toxic overnight for reasons not well understood.
This bitch of cyanobacteria thrives in polluted, nutrient rich environments, it loves all that nitrogen and phosphorus from agricultural and industrial run-off. Now you get the link?
More people=more pollution=more cyanobacteria=more ASL, Parkinson and Alzheimer's.Our future will be overpopulated, demented humans shuffling aimlessly around land and waters covered with filthy layer of cyanobacteria.
So let's say you have nice and posh waterfront property in Florida. You do not give a shit about overpopulation, pollution and all that hippie crap. But once in a while you get some algae bloom you breathe in, because you sit outside and weather is good. Then, you drink some water that has cytotoxins in it, because Florida's environmental laws are shit and filtration is not good enough. Then you top it up with some ice cream from cows that grazed grass watered with water from some Mid West lake that had cyanobacteria bloom. Get my drift?
There is literally no escape from cyanobacteria, ask this poor dude from New Hampshire who was avid surfer and kayaker (sources below). He now has ALS. Where he lived a cluster appeared of folks who have been diagnosed with ALS. Ask folks in Toledo, Ohio who got cyanobacteria bloom last summer. How many inhaled all that stuff that has already started its slow killing process?
What can we all do then? Not much, as you can imagine. Municipal water treatment can sort of eliminate cyanobacteria and its toxins if it uses proper process involving sand filtration, powdered activated carbon and chlorination. But make no mistake, the reservoir where you get your water most likely is loaded with cyanobacteria, or soon will be. One article author (see below) randomly got a sample from Texas’s Lake Houston that supplies drinking water, and it tested positive for BMAA.
You can use in home filter with powdered activated carbon, but there are so many routes cyanobacteria toxins can use to enter your body! No seafood, no swimming, kayaking, surfing, no spirulina supplements and the list goes on and on. (Btw, it was also linked to some cancers, like liver cancer for example)
Our bodies can deal with small amounts of BMAA, but as our numbers increase, so do pollution and cyanobacteria. The only thing we can really do is to attack overpopulation and environmental degradation, no other way around that.
Sources:
http://www.elsevier.es/es-revista-neurologia-295-articulo-cycads-and-their-association-with-90361068#bib9
http://www.psmag.com/health-and-behaviowas-lou-gehrigs-als-caused-by-tap-water-38804
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6229-dietary-neurotoxin-linked-to-alzheimers.html#.VMuuyWjF9O6
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/cyanobacter-eng.php
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/07/science/cyanobacteria-are-far-from-just-toledos-problem.html
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/are-algae-blooms-linked-to-lou-gehrig-s-disease/
http://www.bard.edu/cep/blog/?p=6573
http://www.nature.com/srep/2013/130319/srep01482/full/srep01482.html
http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/141106/srep06931/full/srep06931.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3295368/
http://www.ethnomedicine.org/default.asp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jWi6WQQ9wo
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2015.01.30 19:01 Strongerthanyouare Overpopulation, cynobacteria and Alzheimer's (x-post from r/overpopulation)

If you think that matters concerning overpopulation and environmental degradation do not concern you and are for hippies, crazy environmentalists and treehuggers, please read up.
Buddhists have been telling the world for centuries that everything is interconnected and you cannot be excluded just because you do not care, or have too much money to care. Finally science has been catching up with this fundamental notion and it means very bad news for humanity.
This story starts in Guam, where local Chamorro people have been suffering from mysterious disease that looks like ASL, Parkinson and Alzheimer's combined. The rates of this disease have been abnormally high in Guam and it led some scientists to believe that it must be something in their environment that might cause this.
It turned out that Chamorro have been consuming local cycad plant, C. circinalis that has numerous toxins. Chamorro would eat its seeds and roots after preparation that supposed to flush the toxins out, but they also ate fruit bats that feast on this cycad's seeds. It has been long known that cycads, the ancient group of plants, contains neurotoxins and carcinogens (MAM, cycasin), but what was discovered was that plant forms symbiotic relationships with ancient cyanobacteria that releases one curious toxin, called β-methylamino-l-alanine (l-BMAA).
It turned out that Guam Chamorro people who had the disease also had high levels of BMAA in their brains. It appears that not only BMAA can be ingested, but another potential route is to inhale cycad pollen that has high levels of BMAA as well. Amazingly later research shows that BMAA can easily pass blood-brain barrier.
Another strange observation was that even folks who left Guam, still developed disease decades later. One explanation was that "BMAA is sometimes incorporated into proteins in place of normal amino acids. BMAA's structure was already known to resemble that of the amino acids that make up the proteins in our body"
Typically, small amounts of BMAA can be metabolized and get rid of, but some people cannot do that due it due to genetic set-up, and perhaps when BMAA levels get too high. Researchers stated that "This BMAA would slowly be released as proteins are broken down. So for years after eating contaminated food, people's brains would be exposed to low levels of the neurotoxin. What is more, the abnormal proteins containing BMAA could also damage the brain in several ways, for instance by binding together to form the protein tangles characteristic of both ALS/PDC and Alzheimer's."
So what does this all have to do with overpopulation, cyanobacteria and Alzheimers? Be patient, we are getting here. The biggest surprise came when researchers compared Guam folks brains with brains of some Canadians that died from non-neurological causes and from Alzheimer's. They found that brains of those who died from non-neurological causes had no BMAA in them, but brains of Canadians with Alzheimer's had high levels of BMAA. So it was suggested that perhaps ASL, Parkinson and Alzheimer's are caused by accumulation of toxins found in cyanobacteria.
Now, what exactly is this cyanobacteria? It is a real bitch that has been here on Earth basically forever. What is worse, it is also everywhere, in lakes, in coastal waters, deserts, soil and estuaries. It is what causes green-blue algae bloom. It has not been well-studied, nor is well-understood. There are many species, some toxic, some not, and some species' bloom can turn toxic overnight for reasons not well understood.
This bitch of cyanobacteria thrives in polluted, nutrient rich environments, it loves all that nitrogen and phosphorus from agricultural and industrial run-off. Now you get the link?
More people=more pollution=more cyanobacteria=more ASL, Parkinson and Alzheimer's.Our future will be overpopulated, demented humans shuffling aimlessly around land and waters covered with filthy layer of cyanobacteria.
So let's say you have nice and posh waterfront property in Florida. You do not give a shit about overpopulation, pollution and all that hippie crap. But once in a while you get some algae bloom you breathe in, because you sit outside and weather is good. Then, you drink some water that has cytotoxins in it, because Florida's environmental laws are shit and filtration is not good enough. Then you top it up with some ice cream from cows that grazed grass watered with water from some Mid West lake that had cyanobacteria bloom. Get my drift?
There is literally no escape from cyanobacteria, ask this poor dude from New Hampshire who was avid surfer and kayaker (sources below). He now has ALS. Where he lived a cluster appeared of folks who have been diagnosed with ALS. Ask folks in Toledo, Ohio who got cyanobacteria bloom last summer. How many inhaled all that stuff that has already started its slow killing process?
What can we all do then? Not much, as you can imagine. Municipal water treatment can sort of eliminate cyanobacteria and its toxins if it uses proper process involving sand filtration, powdered activated carbon and chlorination. But make no mistake, the reservoir where you get your water most likely is loaded with cyanobacteria, or soon will be. One article author (see below) randomly got a sample from Texas’s Lake Houston that supplies drinking water, and it tested positive for BMAA.
You can use in home filter with powdered activated carbon, but there are so many routes cyanobacteria toxins can use to enter your body! No seafood, no swimming, kayaking, surfing, no spirulina supplements and the list goes on and on. (Btw, it was also linked to some cancers, like liver cancer for example)
Our bodies can deal with small amounts of BMAA, but as our numbers increase, so do pollution and cyanobacteria. The only thing we can really do is to attack overpopulation and environmental degradation, no other way around that.
Sources:
http://www.elsevier.es/es-revista-neurologia-295-articulo-cycads-and-their-association-with-90361068#bib9
http://www.psmag.com/health-and-behaviowas-lou-gehrigs-als-caused-by-tap-water-38804
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6229-dietary-neurotoxin-linked-to-alzheimers.html#.VMuuyWjF9O6
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/cyanobacter-eng.php
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/07/science/cyanobacteria-are-far-from-just-toledos-problem.html
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/are-algae-blooms-linked-to-lou-gehrig-s-disease/
http://www.bard.edu/cep/blog/?p=6573
http://www.nature.com/srep/2013/130319/srep01482/full/srep01482.html
http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/141106/srep06931/full/srep06931.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3295368/
http://www.ethnomedicine.org/default.asp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jWi6WQQ9wo
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2015.01.30 18:09 Strongerthanyouare Overpopulation, cynobacteria and Alzheimer's

If you think that matters concerning overpopulation and environmental degradation do not concern you and are for hippies, crazy environmentalists and treehuggers, please read up.
Buddhists have been telling the world for centuries that everything is interconnected and you cannot be excluded just because you do not care, or have too much money to care. Finally science has been catching up with this fundamental notion and it means very bad news for humanity.
This story starts in Guam, where local Chamorro people have been suffering from mysterious disease that looks like ASL, Parkinson and Alzheimer's combined. The rates of this disease have been abnormally high in Guam and it led some scientists to believe that it must be something in their environment that might cause this.
It turned out that Chamorro have been consuming local cycad plant, C. circinalis that has numerous toxins. Chamorro would eat its seeds and roots after preparation that supposed to flush the toxins out, but they also ate fruit bats that feast on this cycad's seeds. It has been long known that cycads, the ancient group of plants, contains neurotoxins and carcinogens (MAM, cycasin), but what was discovered was that plant forms symbiotic relationships with ancient cyanobacteria that releases one curious toxin, called β-methylamino-l-alanine (l-BMAA).
It turned out that Guam Chamorro people who had the disease also had high levels of BMAA in their brains. It appears that not only BMAA can be ingested, but another potential route is to inhale cycad pollen that has high levels of BMAA as well. Amazingly later research shows that BMAA can easily pass blood-brain barrier.
Another strange observation was that even folks who left Guam, still developed disease decades later. One explanation was that "BMAA is sometimes incorporated into proteins in place of normal amino acids. BMAA's structure was already known to resemble that of the amino acids that make up the proteins in our body"
Typically, small amounts of BMAA can be metabolized and get rid of, but some people cannot do that due it due to genetic set-up, and perhaps when BMAA levels get too high. Researchers stated that "This BMAA would slowly be released as proteins are broken down. So for years after eating contaminated food, people's brains would be exposed to low levels of the neurotoxin. What is more, the abnormal proteins containing BMAA could also damage the brain in several ways, for instance by binding together to form the protein tangles characteristic of both ALS/PDC and Alzheimer's."
So what does this all have to do with overpopulation, cyanobacteria and Alzheimers? Be patient, we are getting here. The biggest surprise came when researchers compared Guam folks brains with brains of some Canadians that died from non-neurological causes and from Alzheimer's. They found that brains of those who died from non-neurological causes had no BMAA in them, but brains of Canadians with Alzheimer's had high levels of BMAA. So it was suggested that perhaps ASL, Parkinson and Alzheimer's are caused by accumulation of toxins found in cyanobacteria.
Now, what exactly is this cyanobacteria? It is a real bitch that has been here on Earth basically forever. What is worse, it is also everywhere, in lakes, in coastal waters, deserts, soil and estuaries. It is what causes green-blue algae bloom. It has not been well-studied, nor is well-understood. There are many species, some toxic, some not, and some species' bloom can turn toxic overnight for reasons not well understood.
This bitch of cyanobacteria thrives in polluted, nutrient rich environments, it loves all that nitrogen and phosphorus from agricultural and industrial run-off. Now you get the link?
More people=more pollution=more cyanobacteria=more ASL, Parkinson and Alzheimer's.Our future will be overpopulated, demented humans shuffling aimlessly around land and waters covered with filthy layer of cyanobacteria.
So let's say you have nice and posh waterfront property in Florida. You do not give a shit about overpopulation, pollution and all that hippie crap. But once in a while you get some algae bloom you breathe in, because you sit outside and weather is good. Then, you drink some water that has cytotoxins in it, because Florida's environmental laws are shit and filtration is not good enough. Then you top it up with some ice cream from cows that grazed grass watered with water from some Mid West lake that had cyanobacteria bloom. Get my drift?
There is literally no escape from cyanobacteria, ask this poor dude from New Hampshire who was avid surfer and kayaker (sources below). He now has ALS. Where he lived a cluster appeared of folks who have been diagnosed with ALS. Ask folks in Toledo, Ohio who got cyanobacteria bloom last summer. How many inhaled all that stuff that has already started its slow killing process?
What can we all do then? Not much, as you can imagine. Municipal water treatment can sort of eliminate cyanobacteria and its toxins if it uses proper process involving sand filtration, powdered activated carbon and chlorination. But make no mistake, the reservoir where you get your water most likely is loaded with cyanobacteria, or soon will be. One article author (see below) randomly got a sample from Texas’s Lake Houston that supplies drinking water, and it tested positive for BMAA.
You can use in home filter with powdered activated carbon, but there are so many routes cyanobacteria toxins can use to enter your body! No seafood, no swimming, kayaking, surfing, no spirulina supplements and the list goes on and on. (Btw, it was also linked to some cancers, like liver cancer for example)
Our bodies can deal with small amounts of BMAA, but as our numbers increase, so do pollution and cyanobacteria. The only thing we can really do is to attack overpopulation and environmental degradation, no other way around that.
Sources:
http://www.elsevier.es/es-revista-neurologia-295-articulo-cycads-and-their-association-with-90361068#bib9
http://www.psmag.com/health-and-behaviowas-lou-gehrigs-als-caused-by-tap-water-38804
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6229-dietary-neurotoxin-linked-to-alzheimers.html#.VMuuyWjF9O6
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/cyanobacter-eng.php
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/07/science/cyanobacteria-are-far-from-just-toledos-problem.html
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/are-algae-blooms-linked-to-lou-gehrig-s-disease/
http://www.bard.edu/cep/blog/?p=6573
http://www.nature.com/srep/2013/130319/srep01482/full/srep01482.html
http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/141106/srep06931/full/srep06931.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3295368/
http://www.ethnomedicine.org/default.asp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jWi6WQQ9wo
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