March 23rd, 2009

Underground, Cuba

Afghanistan, Cont'd

Damn insomnia/anxiety...

You may have heard Obama say the following: "What we can't do is think that just a military approach in Afghanistan is going to be able to solve our problems... So what we're looking for is a comprehensive strategy. And there's got to be an exit strategy ... There's got to be a sense that this is not perpetual drift."

Now, after the article I wrote, I'm happy to see Obama say we need another strategy besides military, and I'm happy to see that we need an exit strategy. Now, let's SEE it.
Underground, Cuba

Kenn, We're F*cked

"Over 10 years, eating the equivalent of a quarter-pound hamburger daily gave men in the study a 22 percent higher risk of dying of cancer and a 27 percent higher risk of dying of heart disease. That's compared to those who ate the least red meat, just 5 ounces per week."

Good thing I've slowly been going vegetarian... (very slowly, and I haven't ruled out fish as a keeper yet).
Underground, Cuba

Kava kava

"Kava is a tranquilizer primarily consumed to relax without disrupting mental clarity. Its active ingredients are called kavalactones. In some parts of the Western World, kava extract is marketed as herbal medicine against stress, insomnia, and anxiety. A Cochrane Collaboration systematic review of its evidence concluded that it was likely to be more effective than placebo at treating short-term social anxiety.[1] Safety concerns have been raised over liver toxicity, although research indicates that this may be largely due to the use of stems and leaves in supplements, which were not used indigenously."

Thinking of trying this... any thoughts?