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The personal journal of technology journalist and conference speaker Randall S. Newton.

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Thursday, November 04, 2004

The Jury is Still Out on Organic Sulfer

I took the bitter white powder religiously, at full recommended dosage for a few days. I lost 10 pounds in about three days, but then my weight stabilized. After a few days, I experienced a session of light-headedness once after quick exertion, which scared me a little. So I stopped taking it for a week, and now I am taking a half-dose.

Years ago I was ill for a long time, and one of my symptoms was light-headedness at times. I later discovered that I probably have an allergy to sulfa drugs--it is a family trait--and I had been taking garlic capsules religiously for quite a while. Garlic is a natural sulfa drug when taken in theraputic doses. (I still eat it, but I won't take a supplement that contains garlic.)

I've decided to follow the Atkins' Diet, and to stick with it this time. I need to do it more for my energy levels during the day than for weight loss -- although I certainly do need to lose weight. So, one more "me and my health" topic for this blog. One way or another, I'll resurrect it.

Which File Type are You?

Because blogger Rick Stavanja is a colleague and a friend, I read his blog from time to time. Right now he's got a cute personality test posted at his site. If you click on the graphic below, you will be able to take the test, too.

So, I'm an .inf file? Makes as much sense as anything, if you are dividing personalitites into file types. I do like sharing information with people, perhaps that's why I'm still a writer after all these years. It does beat working for a living.

You are .inf You are informative.  When you are gone you make life very difficult for others.
Which File Extension are You?

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