What does Timothy Ferriss or the 4hb crowd have to say about marijuana?
Especially just on binge day.
Note: I am asking mostly what you have to SAY about it. Please don't downvote me because DRUGS R BAD N WEED MAKES U LAZY. Please add to the conversation? I want to hear why it's bad for my fitness, or why it's good for my fitness, or why it doesn't matter, given that I have already chosen to medicate myself for my Bipolar 1 disorder because it really freaking helps me function. I would also like to be on the Slow-Carb diet, and I'm curious if Tim recorded any interactions with weed during his science-athon. Maybe he got some interesting performance enhancing stuff we don't know about. I know a lot of current cutting-edge science says that weed might have neurogenesis agents, and the quality of the people I know who are high and functional backs that assertion up.
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The opinions expressed here are a result of my EXPERIENCE, I´m not standing on the outside looking in I say things how I see them. This is not aimed at you personally because I don´t know you, but I am familiar with the things you mention
1) Smoking anything is more than likely not good for you - enough said about that.
2) Weed will lower your blood sugar - making you more prone to crave sugar and food in general, meaning you will be more likely to overdo it by far on your cheat days. I´ll bet you know yourself that you can eat FAR more after smoking weed than you would normally.
3) The body takes 48 hours to eliminate weed from your system (i.e. the narcotic effects) - so it´s not just "cheat day" that you are affecting by taking/smoking weed. It´ll cloud your mind, rob you of energy, fuck up your short term memory, etc etc.
"Bi-polar" is a label for a type of behaviour, a label invented by psychiatrists to be able to prescribe people medication.
I´d bet you´ve had ABSOLUTELY NO DIAGNOSTIC TEST done to diagnose you with bi-polar disorder. Maybe you were asked some questions - if that was your diagnosis, then all you got was someone´s opinion, not a proper diagnosis of anything.
You don´t need weed to function - no human body does. This does not mean to say that you are at times so unhappy in your everyday life that being high helps you forget about the shitty thoughts and allows you to be more "normal".
"Bi-polar disorder" is a label put on your behaviour, it is NOT an illness, mental or otherwise. Recently (like 2 days ago) the medical profession and psychiatrists have taken a MAJOR u-turn on what they say about depression. They have absolutely no evidence of chemical imbalances in the brain.
A funny thing tends to happen to people diagnosed with severe depression / bi-polar disorder:
People who wont take your "shitty moods" will be driven away, leaving you surrounded by people who do tolerate your mood swings, people who tip-toe around you and end up re-inforcing the idea that you are bi-polar. Unless you come to that realization yourself, it normally takes a metaphorical "slap in the face" from someone you actually listen to, to get you back on track.
Incase you´re interested here´s a documentary on psychiatry, makes for interesting viewing.
I´m not down on drugs by the way, and this is not a sermon, it´s just info that could potentially be of use to you.
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