Coming back soon

With the summertime stress slowly coming to an end, I’ll be able to come back and post new blogs regularly here on The EdRay Report. I apologize for the months that I’ve not produced videos for this site. Real life responsibilities were so big that I could not make any vlogs for other things. I will try to upload videos here on The EdRay Report.

Summertime stress

I’ve been enduring a lot of stress this summer with personal responsibilities, tending to the garden, doing podcasts with other people, etc. When that interferes in your time to blog, your blogs will lose steam. How did I cope with the stress? Watch TV, spend time with family, tend to service in church. Jesus has helped me cope with a lot of stress this summer.

Mowing the lawn every week is a stress, tending to the garden has been a stress due to the humidity. Had it not been for the covers, the stress of tending to the garden would have been too much. The humidity outdoors make it incredibly hard to work.

While my responsibilities this summer is not over with, I wanted to alert you folks where I have been since the early part of the month. I’ll try to keep up as time goes along.

Happy 4th of July

I’ve been busy away from this site either because of content for other sites on the internet or personal responsibilities such as preparing a big flower bed with limited resources. Folks, for all your hard work gardening, taking care of yourself, and economizing, take time out of this day to remember the troops that died for the freedom of America. Take time to embrace family members that fought and survived in wars to protect you even to this day.

You could be political to the people that fought for your freedom on social issues, you could show vitriol for the way they treat you, but please show respect for the people that fought for your freedom. You have to love them, but you don’t have to like them for political and social reasons. It’s all right to disagree with people, but do not disrespect their contributions for your freedom.

Enjoy the outdoors, splurge if you wish to pay respects to the American troops by barbecuing. July 4, 1776 isn’t just another day in the annals of history, it was a day where Colonial Americans were fed up with society as we knew it. Things may be different in America from a social standpoint, but we must forget the things of old, and “Old Glory” is one of them. We could express our Constitutional rights with flags of racism, but we must respect “Old Glory” for bringing us close in a country where in-fighting drags us down.

My point is that do not let yourself be angry over the things of old and be appreciate toward the veterans even if you don’t agree with them. Thank you for your time and Happy Independence Day.

Surviving the first 6 months of being independent

I created The EdRay Report to give my opinions on gardening, health, and economizing. Since YouTube is oversaturated with content to where you cannot clearly get your message out there, I decided to bring my content here in hopes of uploading videos. This was not an easy task due to poor web hosting choices. The first two months were the most stressful.

Due to my budget at the time, I couldn’t afford to get a paid webhost that would protect this website in the event of failures. My original blogs are gone. I’ve learned from experience owning a website that if you want to protect your website from crashes that would destroy valuable information, you have to purchase a hosting service.

After I purchased a hosting service, I finally was able to access the plug-ins necessary to upload videos here independently. Thus, I took my content from my YouTube channel The EdRay Report and brought it here. Up until May, viewership was up. However, accessing the site was not easy.

I was trying to purchase security from this site and had a difficult time coding it to turn HTTP to HTTPS for The EdRay Report so people can view all the episodes of The EdRay Report. After a while, I figured it out, making the website more accessible. After that, viewership on this site took off.

While there have been a couple of times when the site went down, it would come back with the exception of a few weeks. I was burned out, stressed over personal situations, etc. But eventually I came around and contacted my webhost to fix the issue, allowing me to bring this site back up. I’m committed to trying to bring more quality episodes of The EdRay Report come July. Episode 13 will come soon.

What are the goals for The EdRay Report during the second half? Well, if I get Patreon donations, I will use it to renew my domain deal, get a new hosting contract, and eventually invest in equipment to improve video quality. If I do not get Patreon donations before the end of 2019, it’s pretty much curtains for this website. Does this mean every episode of The EdRay Report vanishes? No.

As much as I do not want to reupload my core content on YouTube channel, I would like to keep all the episodes of The EdRay Report here where it’s protected. Getting better equipment including a camera would allow me to evolve beyond vlogging. Meanwhile, you folks can spread the word about The EdRay Report and help me accomplish my goals into evolving this site from gardening, health, and economizing to more entertaining content independent from YouTube.

To conclude, for the people that have followed me from the beginning, I want to say thank you. Despite my struggles building up this website during the first six months, I will continue to provide blogs and vlogs during the second half of the year. Tell your friends, family, and even enemies about The EdRay Report. And please, if you enjoy my blogs and vlogs, support my Patreon if you please. Thank you for your time.

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Why it’s important to eat fat and fiber.

For the past 63 years, American citizens have been instructed to cut fat and load up on carbohydrates. This dietary dogma would rise again in the 1980s and 1990s due to low fat dairy, low cholesterol eggs, and a load of low fat sugary snacks. Another thing we do not take into account is that the majority of carbohydrates we eat are not complex, but processed carbohydrates. White bread, pizza, pasta, noodles. All of these things come from white flour. Why is this is a problem? One thing, lack of fiber.

While fiber from wheat, barley, and rye can satisfy us for a lot longer, the gluten makes the fiber insoluble, meaning it cannot be digested properly. You compare that to gluten free fibers like greens, broccoli, carrots, and berries. When doctors tell you to go on a low fat high fiber diet, that means cut the butter and eat oatmeal. Oatmeal is not exactly a good meal for your diet because the fibers will lower your cholesterol while speaking your blood sugar.

When you eat fiber, but no fat, the fiber cannot do it’s job by scooping up toxins from your intestines and colon. The fiber is there, but the fat that was melted before being consumed has to survive the digestive tract to assist the fiber in lifting up the toxins. When fat and fiber work together, the toxins will exist your body by a bowel movement. That is how toxins should be out of your body. Not intense exercise routines daily.

When I talk about consuming fats, I talk about consuming butter, lard, bacon grease, beef drippings, pork drippings, chicken fat, and deer fat. Animal fats have nutrients. So consuming fats that are not solid at room temperature will help those fats bypass the digestive tract to get down to the intestines in a matter of 30 minutes give or take. After a bowel movement, you’ll start gaining energy.

That’s why if you consume fiber from berries, legumes, broccoli, or vegetables, have a hot drink with some sort of animal fat. Green tea, coffee, it don’t matter. Put a tablespoon of fat in the drink. Combining fat and fiber in a clean diet not only cleanses the inside of your body, but for those that are overweight, this increases the odds of sustainable weight loss.

I’m not saying you can’t have a pizza once in a blue moon. I’m not saying you can’t enjoy pasta, but fibers from fruits and vegetables are more important. Without fiber and fat combined, you’ll be sick for a long time. Sluggish, irritable, etc. American people are more irritable due to the low fat, high fiber diet. Upping the fat intake will help the fiber work more effectively.

Explanation time

Well, for those of you that have been wondering why The EdRay Report went down, here’s the reason. Back in May, certain files were broken, causing an HTTP 500 issue that would not allow me to access the site. This is an easy situation to take care of by contacting my webhost. Usually it takes up to 48 hours for the HTTP 500 to work itself out. This was unfortunately not the case. I should have contacted my webhost about the issue immediately, but I didn’t.

Another issue was the fact that I was burned out. Personal responsibilities, trying to maintain this website, and building up a fanbase on social media finally got the better of me. In other words, I was burned out. This did not mean that I abandoned responsibilities in my garden. When you make about a dozen episodes for an independent website, then work tirelessly to build up a reputation on social media, there comes a time when you need a break.

So think of what happened with my website being down for a while as a break to collect my thoughts and regain my senses. Don’t get me wrong, I could have taken care of the issue immediately with my webhost, but I was mentally exhausted trying to build this website to talk about economizing. This is in no way the end of The EdRay Report as of yet.

In August, I will bring back the core content here on The EdRay Report. I may do some random videos like grocery shopping and such. It all depends on the situation in question. Meanwhile, for those of you on summer vacation, enjoy your summer vacation. I will post more blogs before getting back into vlogs. Meanwhile, you can go on the list where you can view all the episodes of The EdRay Report. Thank you for your time ladies and gentlemen. I apologize for what happened.

Update

I apologize to you viewers for not posting stuff regularly. Real life responsibilities have kept me from posting blogs and videos. The garden has been my main responsibility. Pruning, fertilizing, mulching, etc. Collecting sticks to mulch flower beds and herb beds. I’ve also collected sticks to mulch fruit trees.

Other works like mowing the lawn weekly, cleaning up the roof, and taking care of other things has taken a toll on my schedule. I will post Episode 13 of The EdRay Report soon, so bear with me ladies and gentlemen. Summertime is coming next month, so I’ll be posting one episode of The EdRay Report a month, but I will try and write blogs here.

Summertime is usually the season I have to take the most responsibility. Even in 100 degree weather, I will have to take care of major responsibilities. I apologize for saying that word to an annoying levels, but this is why I have not posted regularly. Until next time folks, take care of yourselves.

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The progress of May

Episode 12 will likely be an update of my Spring garden. I have added stuff to the garden alongside figuring out innovative ways to cut usage of water. Because of the persistence and innovation, I’m ready to share secrets for those that are about to have their planting season ready.

An EdRay Special will be health related as I talk about calories. There are a variable of calories that I will discuss. Then I will talk about why calories in general are not the enemy of health, but rather the types of calories. This special will allow people to enjoy good food again, but I’ll have to explain calories from a scientific perspective.

Episode 13 will be health regarding life preserving properties. You do not want to miss that episode. So three videos will be posted here for the month of May. Tell your friends, family, and even enemies about The EdRay Report. Until next time, take care of yourselves.

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As we enter May

April has been a challenging month for The EdRay Report. Episode 10 and Episode 11 were tough to focus on. Then I aired an EdRay Special on Cannabis on April 20th. That special is the reason why I did not create Episode 12. What do I have for Episode 12 for The Edray Report? I’ll have to figure that out for myself.

I appreciate you folks for following me and supporting my content. I will try and provide more content as we approach the month of May 2019. Tell your friends, family, and even enemies about The EdRay Report. Thank you and good day ladies and gentlemen.

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