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Diagnosing Rabies

Perhaps you remember the Walt Disney classic “Old Yeller” in which a frontier family’s dog contracts “the hydrophobie” from fighting a rabid wolf. Who could forget the tear-jerker scene where, after telling his mama “He was my dog… I’ll do it,” young Travis ends Yeller’s suffering. Although it is a vaccine-preventable disease, rabies still poses […]

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Educating Autistics

Asperger’s dropped from revised diagnosis manual | General Headlines | Comcast xfinity.comcast.net Asperger’s will be dropped from the next revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the book that standardizes diagnostic criteria for mental illness. Brilliant. By eliminating an autism spectrum, the psychiatrists will be encouraging discrimination against “Aspies” (their word for […]

Death Panels

Your private insurance company decides when you die, not the government.  Related Mental Health Rules Put in Bailout http://www.house.gov/apps/list/press/financialsvcs_dem/essabill.pdf The above link is to the full text of… Pathologizing Poverty The 2002 report of the US Surgeon General says that… Back in the Saddle Again I haven’t been blogging for quite a while. There’s no… […]

Taxpayers foot the bill for the uninsured

void57 #thisweek Doctors and hospitals shouldn’t get a tax writeoff for bad debt. Stop making the Taxpayers foot the bill for the uninsured. [Source]  Related “middle income” vs. “the middle class” void57 Romney says “middle income,” $200K-250K. Obama says “the middle… The American Dream The American Dream requires that you spend spend spend the… Jefferson […]

Dogs and Vegetables

Caveat: I am NOT an animal expert. I don’t have a dog, I have cats. Dogs have around 15,000 years of selective breeding behind them. Of course they can eat our foods… or most of them! Despite what the premium brands tell you, a dog is not a wolf and it doesn’t require the same […]

Dreaming of Burgers

Day 7, Saturday. First off, the night before I dreamed I was driving down a road with fast-food joints as far as I could see. I woke up with the intention of having a rare tenderloin. I think I am craving B12, taurine or fat. In the past when I’ve quit eating red meat I’m […]

Juiced

After watching the movie Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead

Juice Fast Day 3

Day 3 is coming to a close. I’m not feeling better than yesterday, but I’m not feeling worse. I am now officially committing to another 2 days on juice alone. I don’t think fruit would be a good idea. If I make it to 5 days, it will be EASY to get to 10. I’m […]

Juice Fast Day 2

Day 2. I don’t feel hungry but I’m craving foods. I’m also gritting my teeth and feeling anxious. I’m going to do an extra half hour on the exercise bike later in hopes of tapping glycogen stores. My husband cooked salmon last night and it smelled unbelievably good. He bought me a bottle of V-8 […]

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