All Blog Posts Tagged 'Health' (167)

No BS: ‘Magic’ Mushrooms Show Promise Against Depression

Over the years I've read about limited experimentation with various psychedelics as a treatment for mental illness and addiction therapy.  In the afterword to one edition of Naked Lunch William Burroughs wrote about how he kicked his 15 year heroin addiction using Ibogaine

Here's some of the…


Added by JMac1949 Today on May 17, 2016 at 11:21am — 11 Comments

"ARE YOU MY RIDE"? Uber Revisited - Women in Danger!

Not funny this time - but soon...…


Added by marilyn sands on May 17, 2016 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Dexa Scans have No Predictive Value

I have a basically sane General Practitioner. She understands why I refuse meds to lower my cholesterol or reduce the chance of getting cancer in my other breast by 2%.

But she sent me for a Dexa Scan.

At the Outpatient Imaging center, the technician felt obliged to give me a sell job on the wonderfulness of the dexa scan. She insisted that the doctors who looked at the scan could tell me the likelihood of my breaking a bone within the next 10 years. They could even tell which…


Added by Lois Wickstrom on May 3, 2016 at 2:30pm — 14 Comments

I Love Bearded Iris


Added by alsoknownas on April 29, 2016 at 10:30am — 33 Comments


.Hello dear friends,

How are you?

I am fine! I had a good day today, I only had to kill four people and hid three. The fourth I cried out, "Self defense!! She snarled at me!! Bad human!!"

I got texted by a friend from the L-Mart.  She was worried about me when I disappeared back in October and had her own medical stuff (car accident, neck injury, out for a few months herself) and was like, "No text from you!"

Now she has my number. 

I told her I write long…


Added by Tinkerertink69 on April 7, 2016 at 11:57pm — 5 Comments

Essiac Tea and the Basis of Belief

As some of you may remember, I recently got an unwelcome diagnosis.  An innocent appearing lump on my leg turned out to be a rare and potentially lethal form of skin cancer.

There is something absolutely life-changing about a diagnosis of cancer.  While you may not be about to die, that is where your mind goes first.  Where it goes next seems to be about the individual and their belief…


Added by Rodney Roe on December 19, 2015 at 6:30am — 12 Comments

July 6 2015 A.D. - Cosmic Reflections of this past 239th "Independence Day"!

How ‘bout that Holiday (rimshot!)!

Why the signing matters: only rock-solid stone would be a stronger (known) medium for this purpose than mere paper.

By the affixing of one's signature, the mere paper signifies guarantee in perpetuity of…


Added by fred hallman on July 7, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Update from the Other Side

                                                          No, please, not the hair~~~~

And now comes the hard part. Chemo! The PetScans revealed a mass of cancer in my lungs and chest with some around my heart and lesions in other spots. There is even a small spot in my liver, which is…


Added by Kenneth Sibbett on July 1, 2015 at 8:00am — 75 Comments

Obama leads in singing Amazing Grace in eulogy!

The President made me cry today, tears of joy that is!

Added by fred hallman on June 26, 2015 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

Catching up on the comics on a lazy Sunday - Communication, Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Meant with all good humor -For any and all OS folks who may be having difficulty understanding one another or appreciating comments and such, a guideline for dispute mediation:

... and this question: "What difference will it…


Added by JMac1949 Today on June 7, 2015 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

The Impoverished Life of a Potter’s Dog


My life in arts and crafts came late and undirected.  Raised as I was in a home where string and baling wire were carefully saved, and every dollar came as a result of hard work, pursuing even an interest, let alone a career, in art was never considered.

It’s not that there was no artistic bent in the family.  My mother played piano, and after she had raised us and my father had retired she began writing and painting.  We were all stunned.  She had never expressed any…


Added by Rodney Roe on June 6, 2015 at 5:26am — 12 Comments

Costco, Shopping for Fat People

For years my wife and I avoided Costco, and now that I am a member, I know we were right.  It is a strange place, full of the scent of greed and despair. Oh – also a lot of fat people.

We were more or less forced to join.  We acquired a retired racing greyhound, and the recommended food was sold at Costco under their house brand (it is also sold under another name for 1/3 more and turns out not to be sold at many pet food stores.  Having had Greyhounds before and found out how…


Added by Terry McKenna on May 31, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Hey evil minded creepoids---Find fault with this!

As further fruit of the Anastasia Solokova inspired renaissance 8 years ago of pole-dancing gymnastics in Ukraine and Russia and Europe, I bring you 5, 7, and 8 yr old Emily Moskalenko on one of several Ukrainian Idol type shows that air in Eastern Europe, Russia and are covered by Western European media.

8 year old Emily...

If you're…


Added by fred hallman on May 14, 2015 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

My recent absence due to hospitalization bleh, bleh, bleh!

Okay this is where I've been the last few weeks and  more or less what I've been up to and through for that matter.Image result for hospitalization   About a month ago I began feeling listless, had no appetite, and was sleeping about 2 hours of every day.

I got very weak after a couple of weeks of this and you have to understand that my daily routine includes jacking myself into the air with a sling and chain hoist upon arising and after pulling myself down the hall via a monorail on the ceiling, dropping…


Added by fred hallman on May 11, 2015 at 3:30am — 17 Comments

1975: The Studio, a $250 Tip, Therapy & the Cuckoo’s Nest

The Studio… - Like nearly everything else in Texas, including the roaches, Magnolia trees grow bigger than other places and the one in the center of the studio courtyard was huge.  When one of the American waitresses at St. Michel’s decided to move to Colorado I lucked into the…


Added by JMac1949 Memories on May 7, 2015 at 9:00am — 12 Comments

1975: Recovery, Enchanted Forest, Jewelry, Clown Suits & Residuals

Recovery… - After losing that one-sided knife fight I was rolled out of the ER for exploratory surgery.  When the ER folks found air below my diaphragm, it was necessary to open my abdomen from my rib cage to my belly…


Added by JMac1949 Memories on April 24, 2015 at 7:00am — 15 Comments

The Thin Line, Understanding The Side You're On

     I remember hearing a saying which said "There A Thin Line Between Love And Hate"  I would often think to myself  what  line are they talking about and Yet alone it's so thin.  I think of days I would hear You are either Right or Wrong, Happy or Sad, Rich or Poor, and so on.  But I wanted to know about this thin line was it like a switch you turned on and off?  Like many things as we are young we only think such thoughts for a moment, because all I wanted to do is play and have…


Added by Les Jackson on April 17, 2015 at 3:36am — 7 Comments

1975: Ménage à trois, New Pirellis, On the Wagon & Stepping off into Space!

Ménage à trois - Living with Janine and Nellie in Montrose was a strange combination of domestic indifference and boho extravagance.  We never ate at the apartment and…


Added by JMac1949 Memories on April 16, 2015 at 7:30am — 13 Comments

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