Chewing curcumin…

A couple of days ago I received a verrrrry interesting Eurekalert (see http://goo.gl/BsCLW) discussing a new curcumin/head and neck cancer study. A couple of vigilant blog readers have already sent me notes about it, which is great, since hey you never know, I might miss something important (and have, in the past, in fact)…so, thanks, you […]

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Fish oil inhibits chemotherapy??? Hmmm…

Yesterday morning, before leaving for work, thanks to a MMA list member (who posted the link), I read a BBC article that simply floored me. At first, that is. You see, the headline that my early-morning-&-still-sleepy brain registered was: “FISH OIL INHIBITS CHEMOTHERAPY.” Say, whaaat? HOLY CATS! Boy, that really woke me up!!! But then I began […]

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A failed experiment…

Sometimes you just have to admit you’re wrong and get on with it. And that is why I’m admitting publicly that my Manuka honey experiment (see my Sept 2 post) didn’t work…at least, not entirely… In part or perhaps even mostly because of my own stupidity. You see, I finished one small jar of Manuka […]

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ITCs kill myeloma cells in vitro and in vivo!

We already know that watercress, broccoli and other members of the cruciferous family are good for us in many ways (I have written about isothiocyanates or ITCs, specifically PEITC, in other posts). And this isn’t the first time I’ve read that isothiocyanates kill myeloma cells. That bit of news came out during the 2008 ASH […]

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New Simon’s Cat video!!!

It’s called “Cat and Mouse,” and can be found here: http://goo.gl/fCK6i I particularly enjoyed this new video, since similar things happen to me and Stefano all the time!   When I’m at the computer, especially during the winter months, Pinga, Piccolo and sometimes Priscilla like to lie between me and the keyboard. That makes it difficult for […]

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A hacking experiment…

Oh no, it’s not what you think. This has to do with hacking in the sense of coughing… But let me start off this post by stating the following: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. In other words, don’t do what I’m still doing. Okay, that said, now I can safely tell you what’s been going […]

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A taboo subject…

Patients do not want to hear that they are dying and doctors do not want to tell them. Quoted from “USA Today,” February 7, 2011: http://goo.gl/WAaoz It’s not easy to write about death. Not easy at all. And whenever I talk about my own death, I do so in a joking manner. I can’t help […]

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End-of-life law in Italy…

Polls show that at least 70% of Italians would like to be able to choose their own medical treatments and make their own end-of-life decisions. Many have expressed their wishes in “living wills.” In spite of this, in mid July Italy’s ultra conservative government came up with and managed to pass through parliament an absolutely […]

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