My Supplement Regimen

Compared to your average person, I take an inordinate number of supplements: around two dozen pills a day. I’m not trying to extend my longevity. My main goal is the cognitive enhancement of my brain: to give my most valuable organ an abundance of the components that it needs to manufacture all the neurotransmitters that it needs to work its best. My stack of nootropics is quite modest compared to that of Ray Kurzweil who takes over 100 pills a day.

Many of these supplements may have no benefit, but some of them might be beneficial. I can only hope that none of them are harmful.  I started taking a smaller version of this regimen over 5 years ago. While I’ve always been interested in exploring and expanding my cognition and consciousness, the book: “The Edge Effect” was the material that most directly influenced me to begin this habit. Watching my Grandfather die a horrible death of Alzheimer’s disease was another major motivating factor.

I am not a doctor, and this is not medical advice. I’ll give a brief synopsis of why I’m motivated to take each supplement, but I won’t do a full analysis of the potential benefits and risks. I’m just sharing my routine.

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SpaceX Falcon9 First Stage Landing

I really should update my blog more often. So much is going on in my life, unfortunately this space has gone stale.

In other news, SpaceX just landed the first stage of a rocket they used to launch a satellite into orbit, a monumental  milestone in space exploration:

Those are some happy rocket scientists!


Some people are doing 30 days of thanks, but I’m doing this one post.

I’m thankful for science and math which have given me so many gifts, I am thankful for higher education, for my university, and for all those who advance reason and knowledge.

I’m thankful to have found a path where am able to dream big, to have lofty dreams and to work my ass off to achieve those dreams.

I’m thankful for the Chinese who are so great at helping to make amazing things with us, I’m happy to collaborate in working with them inside this global village.

I’m thankful for the freedom that I have to speak my mind without being censored.

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Overpriced Prescription Drugs: Completing The Circle Of Blame – @ExpressScripts @AnthemHealth

I still don’t fully understand why my insurance caused my prescription drug costs to go up 83%.

Today I talked with a representative from express scripts, the company that services drugs for Anthem Health Care.  The representative repeated ad infinitum that their pricing agreements with specific pharmacies were “proprietary information”, but seemed to state that that if the rates from the pharmacy were lower than the insurance company dictated rates, that I should end up paying the lesser of the two prices, not the greater.  That makes sense to me, but that isn’t what ended up happening. Continue reading Overpriced Prescription Drugs: Completing The Circle Of Blame – @ExpressScripts @AnthemHealth

Cyriak “Cobwebs” – for Arachnophobic Masochists

My favorite animator/musician Cyriak Harris’ latest vid…

“I made it because I hate spiders and wanted to torture myself.”

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