Category: health

Infographic: How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Life

Infographic: How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Life

I believe that childhood trauma has a significant and formative impact on who we become as adults. The impact can be mitigated by a supportive community during and following the trauma, but such support...

Floating in a Sensory Deprivation Chamber: Personal Recollection.

Floating in a Sensory Deprivation Chamber: Personal Recollection.

Strange After watching The Perfect Storm I became a commercial fishing deckhand in Alaska for a summer. After watching some episodes of Fringe (see also Amazon) and Altered States (see also Amazon) I decided I wanted to experience a sensory deprivation chamber. What...

Fluidstance and the Thief

Fluidstance and the Thief

Occasionally folks reach out to me with a product or service they would like for me to review – Fluidstance was one of said companies. They told me they were shipping me The Level...

Soylent 2.0: A Better Meal Replacement?

Soylent 2.0: A Better Meal Replacement?

A Little Background I enjoy eating sometimes but oftentimes it is more of a chore. Unfortunately, eating is a necessity if I want to be healthy, energetic, productive. I’ve written about Soylent, a meal replacement...

What You Didn’t Know About Canceling Your Health Insurance Through Healthcare.gov

What You Didn’t Know About Canceling Your Health Insurance Through Healthcare.gov

I recently moved into a new part-time position which then became a full-time position and thereupon provided benefits including health insurance. Up until that point Sheila and I had been being hit with fairly...

Subscription Snacks: Graze vs. NatureBox

Subscription Snacks: Graze vs. NatureBox

I like subscriptions. My razors are by subscription, for a while my toothbrushes were by subscription. I’ve also subscribed to Soylent in the past and plan to again once 2.0 is released in October....

The Adjustable Standing Desk I Chose

The Adjustable Standing Desk I Chose

I’ve wanted a height adjustable, sit / stand desk forever. Yes, literally, forever. In 2012 I wrote an extensive survey of the sit/stand desk field of products and two years later when I still didn’t have...

Soylent: A Viable Meal Alternative?

Soylent: A Viable Meal Alternative?

The Journey to Soylent On June 27th, 2013 I began anticipating Soylent, talking about Soylent, impatiently waiting for Soylent to become available. I signed up for a week’s supply of Soylent on June 10th...

Infographic: Medications That Deplete Nutrients and How to Supplement Appropriately.

Infographic: Medications That Deplete Nutrients and How to Supplement Appropriately.

WellnessFX, a company I love and have talked about in the past, has released an infographic highlighting six medications that can deplete nutrients in one’s body. The medications are antacids, diabetes drugs, statins, antibiotics,...

Revisiting the Zen Water Vitality 4 Gallon Six Stage Water Purification System

Revisiting the Zen Water Vitality 4 Gallon Six Stage Water Purification System

Back in April I wrote about a water purification system I was using from Zen Water. I liked it, but also criticized some design flaws. It has been a few months and I figured...