Screw the Flu: Part 1

MeWithFlu

Oye, from the sewers of ennui, atrophy, and Law and Order reruns-y.

After 2.5 weeks of the flu and now bronchitis, I have lost all ability to give a schpit about anything, I sleep more than my dog, and I’m so stuck on the bottom rung of Maslow’s Hierarchy that I can’t even throw myself a pity party. And if you threw me one, I wouldn’t show up.

In fact, I almost went to the drugstore naked because 1. My skin hurt too much to wear clothing, and 2. Cold prison walls might finally break my fever without shredding open my liver at the same time.

So. What better time to talk about dietary supplements we all take to avoid this awfulness.

Let’s first check what you can do to not spend your days plotting your own death.

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Keepin’ It Real #1: Making it Work at the Movies

Keep your arterial status safe

Keep your arterial status safe!

Your blogs are too long and cover way too much, and I don’t care about research. Once in a while, I just want you to tell me something without proving it.

LIKE WHAT ABOUT THE MOVIES?

I’m going to go see Skyfall. Let’s pretend I refuse to bring my own snacks like a social reject. I want to enjoy myself, dammit. But I don’t want my heart to stop before the movie finally starts. WHAT CAN I EAT?

Love,

Hatin’ in Hillsdale

Dear Hatin,

Thanks for your constructive feedback. To appease your attention span, I’ll get right to the point.

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Quickie of the Week: Glucosamine = Joint Savior or Expensive Urine?

Megan A. from Jazzercise Los Altos asks:

Do you think glucosamine and chondroitin really help joints (even for people without arthritis) and if so, how much and which one?

GangnumStyleJoints

Great question, Megan! Glucosamine is being jammed into our faces as the magical cure for joint pain, so much so that some of my supp-worshiper friends are taking it prophylactically, as if popping Glucosamine-coated maltballs is going to prevent them from any skeletal issues they might incur from repetitively playing rugby with guys the size of sofas.

What’s the sitch?

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