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  1. An elderly friend of mine recently switched from escitalopram (about 4 years of use) to fluoxetine. Overnight her chronic problems with constipation and GERD pain around an esophageal hernia have vanished. She loves being free of abdominal pain for the first time in years.
  2. The only thing I know about fractures is to not make them worse. That will be $400 please. I know nothing about long distance running. Consultation fee: pro bono. So I'll advise you on what my feelings tell me. Anyone who wants to run a long long time has something wrong in the head. Probably bad parenting. So, both of you -- see a shrink, get a brain scan, go to Runners Anonymous. Pay what you can.
  3. It always comes down to haggling about the price.
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    I've experimented with making yogurts from different acidophilus and bifidus strains (from probiotic pills). Some strains create a yogurt that is very unpleasant to taste.
  5. Yes, very much, thank you.
  6. Been there, done that. And you are probably right.
  7. I imagine you out in a semi-rural area hauling tires, dragging anvils and flailing at the local villagers who think you are an evil sorcerer
  8. Yeah, but I ran out of that in 2008,
  9. There's a model that I read somewhere that I acronymized to MPH To do regular workouts you need: Motivation -- genuinely enjoying the activity itself (this is where I have the most resistance for various reasons I will post later) Plan -- "At 7:00 I will leave to get to the gym"; this kind of thinking takes out the decision paralysis, and helps bypass the "do I feel like it" ruminations Habit -- repeated enough times the ritualized pattern is resilient in the face of minor obstacles
  10. I went to the gym today and did only a light workout so that I don't end up like you old guys with pulled muscles, massive inflammation and Alzheimer's or whatever
  11. Sigh. For years the incompetent or corrupt George Ricuarte peddled study after study purporting MDMA dangers. The myth continues in popular imagination. Then one day he had to retract a study from Science, and his other research was debunked. https://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/06/us/report-of-ecstasy-drug-s-great-risks-is-retracted.html "The retraction was submitted by the team at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that did the study." It was exposed that he had received million$ for research that wouldn't pass a 2nd year university course on experimental design (That's in my opinion. I took not only that 2nd year course but many subsequent ones in grad school. I read many of his studies at the time and thought "You have got to be kidding me." His research conclusions were supportive of the prevailing drug war ideology of the time -- hence the massive funding). http://www.maps.org/research-archive/mdma/ricaurtefunding.pdf "In an interview yesterday, Dr. Ricaurte said he realized his mistake when he could not reproduce his own results by giving the drug to monkeys orally. He then realized that two vials his laboratory bought the same day must have been mislabeled: one contained Ecstasy, the other d-methamphetamine. Dr. Ricaurte's laboratory has received millions of dollars from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and has produced several studies concluding that Ecstasy is dangerous. Other scientists accuse him of ignoring their studies showing that typical doses do no permanent damage."
  12. I don't have a list, but there are a lot of theories and studies that implicate REM and trauma. But here's one example https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4450835/ Have a look at "reverse learning" by Crick and Michison Here's a new paper https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30661137 A lay article (skip the first paragraph) https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sleepless-in-america/201612/emdr-and-the-sleep-connection
  13. I'm speculating that ketamine might impair the brain's ability to "forget". After trauma, especially during REM sleep, the acute memory gets isolated and walled off from consciousness so that the organism can function in life. Then it festers nicely and manifests in all kinds of chronic psychiatric and medical conditions. Using ketamine after the acute phase could be beneficial though.
  14. It seems my secretary neglected to call you for the interview.
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