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December 5th, 2008

Bikram Yoga

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I haven’t done Bikram Yoga since I was in college. Bikram is the same series of 26 postures, twice each (the second time usually pushing harder), lasting 90 minutes everywhere you take it. All of the teachers are taught by the man, Bikram, himself, so you can be confident if you do Bikram, you’re getting roughly the same experience as me doing Bikram half a world away.

The twist? You do all the postures in a room heated to literally 100 degrees F. I remember it being hot, but I swear I’ve never, ever, ever had a workout nor a sweat like I had at Funky Door Yoga in the Haight district of San Francisco. Most people opt to do this style of yoga in as little clothing as possible. I followed suit wearing a pair of euro-speedo swim trunks.  A bit revealing, but believe me – while essentially working out in a sauna, checking people out is the last thing on anyones mind.

I went through an entire liter of water about half way through the class, and literally soaked a bath towel to the point where I could wring it out and see a puddle of my own sweat.

If you’re interested in a good workout, give it a shot. Seriously.

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November 24th, 2008

Contact solution + cold = ouch

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Any of my loyal (5) readers who wear contacts and go backpacking (now we’re down to 1 – me).

Note to self: AO-Sept style solution (that’s hydrogen peroxide + titanium disc) does not work in the cold. The chemical reaction of Ti + H202 reaction requires heat to progress in the 6 hours overnight time. In the absence of heat, placing those soaked contact lenses in your eyes will induce an INCREDIBLE burning sensation that will not stop until the eyes are flushed.

Ouch, that hurt! Saline solution for me next time.

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November 19th, 2008

Doctor Recommends Avoiding Flu Shot, Taking Vitamin D Instead : Eco Child’s Play

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I’ve definitely harped on this before, but the only year I got the flu was the same year I got the flu shot.  After seeing all the *CRAP* that also goes into a flu shot along with the vaccine, I think I’ll make it my personal policy to skip out on the shots.

Doctor Recommends Avoiding Flu Shot, Taking Vitamin D Instead : Eco Child’s Play.

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September 2nd, 2008

New cancer research

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They discovered the structure of the prime enzyme responsible for cell life and death (or irresponsible, in the case of cancerous cells), and they did it the same way they discovered the structure of DNA – Xray crystalography.  

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August 14th, 2008

Cure for Cancer?

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Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma only, so far, but still, very exciting news.

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