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The NRC initiates a review of radioactive wristbands

The NRC initiates a review of radioactive wristbands

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

I received an email from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission today that states they are “reviewing the information you provided to determine what NRC follow-up activities will be conducted”. They will update me with the results of their review and let me know if they intend to follow-up or let the case drop. I will […]

Radioactive wristbands

Radioactive wristbands

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

I have been consulting for a company involved in the alternative health “negative ion bracelet” business. I’ve also been working with them to produce a silicone bracelet for my own company (ironically called Dangerous Things) that has an RFID tag embedded inside. I chose to work with this company because I liked their style of […]

How common OTC "pain pills" work

How common OTC “pain pills” work

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

While cleaning out the medicine cabinet today, I came across a bunch of different kinds of “pain pills”. Because of my experience with gout, I know not to take Tylenol or any other Acetaminophen based products… but I wondered what the difference really was and how each one worked. It turns out, most pain drugs […]

Force cancer cells to commit suicide... with electricity!

Force cancer cells to commit suicide… with electricity!

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are the best-known methods for treating cancer. At TEDMED, Bill Doyle presents a new approach, called Tumor Treating Fields, which uses electric fields to interrupt cancer cell division. Still in its infancy — and approved for only certain types of cancer — the treatment comes with one big benefit: quality of […]

TEDx Vancouver well worth the drive #TEDxVan2011

TEDx Vancouver well worth the drive #TEDxVan2011

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Even though TEDx events are generally attended by locals, for some reason I received an invite. It may have been because of all the media coverage a few years ago surrounding the RFID implants. For a time I was visiting Vancouver a whole heck of a lot and the Canadian media (TV and radio mostly) […]

The hunt for health insurance in America

The hunt for health insurance in America

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

I recently had to change up my insurance situation and, in doing some research, came across this article. I’m re-posting in full because I believe in data protection through incessant duplication. The magic of “high deductible” plans by C. Dean Richard, JD, MSBA, a leading HSA expert and one of America’s most trusted benefits brokers […]

Cure for Cancer

Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Well Chris Rock’s prediction about AIDS treatment came true, and it looked as though the same would be said for Cancer. Big companies are only interested in cures they can patent. A simple cure would spell disaster for the Cancer industry (yes, it is a billion dollar industry), but that’s just what a small group […]

Easy now, hard later?

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been working so hard on so many things lately I’ve hardly had time to think, let alone write anything. However I found myself tonight with a handful of minutes to fire a few neurons and I started pondering the last few years of my life. Sometimes […]

The first really interesting news about cancer in a long time

The first really interesting news about cancer in a long time

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Something that’s always bothered me is this feeling that everyone in the cancer industry (yes, it is an industry) is hiding something. Like they are keeping the simple truth in the shadows, while searching desperately for a more complicated “cure” that only they can make/control, and does not involve something people could easily do on […]

The further adventures of uric acid and gout foot

The further adventures of uric acid and gout foot

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Last May I posted about my adventures with gout and the things I was doing to try and fight off acute attacks. Well, since then I’ve had a couple tinglings of pain in various joints but had been able to avoid a full blown attack. Today I’m hobbled, unable to walk because my left ankle […]

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