The Real Bears

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

Going Vegan

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

The 48-Hour Bravo Esophageal pH Test: A Probe to Study Acid via Monitoring Capsule

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

Gastroparesis? Not Really, but Maybe Just Barely

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.

Aubrey deGrey in Orlando (Got Any Questions You Want to Ask?)

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?)