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Lewis Thomas – Your Very Good Health

The following is the sixteenth essay in Lewis Thomas’s book, Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher, published in 1974. Your Very Good Health We spend $80 billion a year on health, as we keep reminding ourselves, or … Continue reading

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thoughts on illness, immune systems and weekend warriors

I think I fall sick more often than my peers. I’m not completely sure of this, I don’t have enough data to be conclusive. Either way, I fall sick more often than I’d like.$Being slightly under the weather is occasionally … Continue reading

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Applying fitness wisdom to writing: Why Good is better than Perfect

I’ve experimented quite a bit over the years with my fitness habits. Well, it might not be fair to say “over a few years”, because the first few years involved me fooling around aimlessly without any focus- you don’t really … Continue reading

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Smoke-Free, Day Two

Yes, I’m still going strong! Today my nervous system doesn’t feel as wonky, but I have got new problems- my respiratory and digestive systems. My nose and throat are behaving as if I’ve been hit by a round of the … Continue reading

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Smoke-Free, Day One

I’ve decided to try to quit smoking. Again. I have been smoking for about 4 years now. I normally smoke about 2 packs a week. When I’m hanging out with friends, drinking or extremely stressed or bored, I can smoke … Continue reading

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