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Depression updated Sep 22nd, 2014
Depression is a condition characterized by persistent low mood, inactivity, hopelessness, and other problems. This page provides a way of looking at depression as a system of feedback loops, and provides suggestions of how to quickly break out of depression.

Public Transportation updated Sep 4th, 2013
Arguments for the benefits of public transportation, and tips on how to support public transit through your own personal choices.

Lower Blood Pressure Naturally updated Feb 8th, 2012
Ways to lower blood pressure without the use of prescription medications, including through diet, exercise, and stress reduction.

Diet updated Oct 22nd, 2011
My views on an ideal diet, which emphasize diversity of diet, whole, natural foods, and a focus on taste, eating slowly, and eating with people.

Waking Up Early - Early Rising updated Sep 14th, 2011
Waking up early, or early rising, is something that some people find boosts their productivity. This page gives a few tips about how to easily get up in the morning.

Avocado - Uses, Nutriton, and Health Benefits updated Sep 13th, 2011
Avocado is a delicious and healthy food, unusual in that it is a fruit that is high in fat. This page discusses both the nutrition and uses of avocado.

The Obama Health Care Plan updated Aug 23rd, 2011
My take on the Obama health care plan, passed in early 2010. I believe this legislation has both positive and negative aspects, and would like to see it changed substantially rather than repealed or left as-is.

GABA and Anxiety updated Jul 3rd, 2011
GABA is a naturally occurring chemical which plays a role in muscle tone or tension, and also in anxiety. This article explains why, even though GABA is known to play a role in anxiety, its use as a supplement to treat anxiety is likely misguided.

A Ban on Hospital Advertising updated May 11th, 2011
I propose a ban on advertising by hospitals wishing to retain their non-profit status, and explain how this ban could result in lower health care costs and higher quality of care.

Overmedication updated May 10th, 2011
Overmedication is the misuse or overuse of prescription drugs in cases where less medication would be better. This page gives several different solutions to the problem of overmedication.