Category Archives: ditch medicine for suburbia

Affordable/natural/simple; it’s about what works, not what keeps Pfizer in fresh Hummers.

Polyphasick: For all the gods’ sakes, do what I say, not what I did

Sometimes experiments produce enlightening results that are useful for lots of people and further learning. Other times they just mean that one idiot has gone and done that thing, hopefully saving others from trying it themselves. This is one of … Continue reading

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What you need, when you need it

When I started training Iron Palm, my sifu gave me a stout canvas bag, sewn permanently shut, stamped with Chinese characters in faded blue on one corner.  It was full of…mung beans. Yup.  Mung beans. Now, beans are a good … Continue reading

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Recipe for Happy Skin

OMG guys, skin is important! I thought I'd already been through hell with mine — think "terrible acne that didn't let me go until I was almost thirty" — but I was wrong in my assumption that that meant that … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Summer Fun

I looooooove summertime, and it's finally here!  Today I wandered past my mirror, au naturel, and realized how very I-love-summer-y I looked, so I snapped a photo.   After snapping it, I realized that it wasn't just stomach-muscles (well, some) and ridiculously … Continue reading

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A recipe! I WIN WINTER SOUP

I call this my "I win, winter!" soup.  It's been evolving for years; this is the first all-veggie version, but I really like it this way, because it's super healthy and low calorie, so I can pretty much eat it … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Sick!

As is traditional about this time of year, everyfreakingbody I know is getting sick.  If that's you, then this guide for winning the war with viruses can help — but if it's not, and you'd like to keep it that … Continue reading

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Don’t just beat a cold. Execute it.

A "cold" is just an incidence of one or more of the random herd-viruses out there catching up with you, temporarily overwhelming your immune system and getting you all gunked- and symptom'd-up.   I do not accept this.  About once … Continue reading

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