So, there’s a video that came out a few months ago called “The Real Bears“. It’s a PSA (public service announcement) that talks about the dangers of drinking too many sugary drinks, particularly cola. In fact, it’s a spoof on the famous Coca-Cola bears. You know, the polar bears in those heart warming winter and… Read more The Real Bears
New year, new me. Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to be? Anyway, the title says it all: we (by which I mean my beautiful wife and I) are going vegan. Mostly. At least for a little while. Frankly, I don’t know if it’ll stick (she loves beef, I love fish), but we’ll see where… Read more Going Vegan
A friend was over here this past weekend. At one point we were looking through pictures, when we stumbled upon a few which made us both take notice. They’re pictures of me from about 5 years ago and pictures of me now. I know I talk a lot about my weight loss, but this made… Read more Before and After: My Weight Loss Progress
For RSS Readers: Yes, this is a political post. My blog, my POV, generally uncensored (although I keep it pretty clean). Sorry if you don’t like. I rarely, if ever mix politics with anything else, but this was important. If you ARE interested in more articles like this one, please see ReformHealthCare.US, which I also… Read more My Letters to Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite
My throat. It burns. And it’s been burning for far longer than I’d like to remember. Thing is, my doc isn’t so sure that my GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is really caused by too much acid splashing my esophagus. At one point maybe, but not anymore. No, he believes what I have is NERD, or… Read more The 48-Hour Bravo Esophageal pH Test: A Probe to Study Acid via Monitoring Capsule
Neurology appointment today. Got the results from my brain MRI back, and had an EMG done. All good, nothing to report. Guess I’m not an alien after all. Seeing pictures of my own brain put that youthful fantasy to rest.
When we are no longer able to change a situation–just think of an incurable disease…–we are challenged to change ourselves” — Viktor Frankl, Man’ s Search for Meaning. Borderline. According to my doc, I’m borderline. This is great, provided things get better. I’m confident (by which I mean really, really hoping) they will.
For those in or near Florida: It was recently announced that Methuselah Foundation (site|blog) Chair and Chief Science Officer Aubrey deGrey will be in Orlando on May 12th. You can see details (and reserve seating) at degreyorlando.com. I plan to be there, but don’t let that dissuade you. Come anyway. For those who can’t attend:… Read more Aubrey deGrey in Orlando (Got Any Questions You Want to Ask?)
One of the interesting side-effects of my recent digestive troubles the complete review I had to do of my diet. This has resulted, whether I liked it or not, in a drop in weight from the 276 lbs at which I stared this year to a current weight of 254 lbs. I’m going up to… Read more Path to Weight Loss: 254 lbs and the Diet that Got Me Here
I don’t really know, but John Kanzius just might. The following video is from CBS and talks about how a guy in his garage, with the help of pots, pans, and hot dogs, may have discovered a way to treat cancer without all the side effects. Human trials for this method are about four years… Read more Is That the Sound of Cancer Being Cured?