Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The GMO Blues (a.k.a. The Organicular Blues)

There was a young man who ate GMOs.
He ate GMOs owned by Monsanto.
But he didn't know he ate GMOs,
No labels you know.

The young man was fat, so he drank diet juice

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Myth of Alternative Medicines

The world seems to be divided on medicines... There are the medicines your doctor recommends, and 'alternative' medicines.  Doctors typically recommend 'patent' medicines (although they might not use that name). Some doctors promote 'natural medicines', others prefer 'Chinese medicines', others like 'traditional' medicines. It seems there are many different types of medicine.

What are Alternative medicines?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Can you spell your disease?

Can you spell the name of your disease?  Do you know the name of your diagnosis, and the specific variation, if it is one with many variations?

When many people go to the doctor, they get a verbal diagnosis "it seems you've got mumble mumble", and a verbal treatment recommendation "I'm going to put you on mumble mumble, take n pills a day until it runs out and we'll see what happens."  You get a written prescription, which you may, or may not be able to read.