Category Archives: ditch medicine for suburbia

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

Listen to the instrument, damn it

Most of my life, I was a slave to my mind, and if you'd asked me I would have said straight-faced that the whole useful world was inside it; a straight-up victim of stockholm syndrome of the brain. Held and … Continue reading

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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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Don’t panic; that only lowers your immune response further!

Well, either I bit my lip or something in the night (possible), or I have a real honest-to-Pete cold sore coming on.  ::stifles panic::  Now, I know that cold sores are normal — they're expressions of Herpes Simplex 1, which … Continue reading

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The New Dots

(Day 10.)  So besides the mad exercise, it's also week 2 of the Mad High-Protein Diet now.  That's going pretty well…I'm sure I'm overshooting the carbs a little, and I should be eating more vegetables (always), but so far so … Continue reading

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