Author Archives: Charlemagne

Eat this, Not anything else!

I’ve been cycling through diets: from a month-long very restrictive elimination diet for detoxification, to a reintroduction phase where I gradually eat more variety, to a rest period where I eat my usual paleo/primal diet with occasional cheats because I … Continue reading

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Why are we still sick?

New and exciting research has emerged in the “Chronic Lyme Disease is an autoimmune syndrome” field. The short version, as I understand it, is that people who have trouble recovering from Lyme Disease seem to have a different antibody profile … Continue reading

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Hope has side-effects

My health has been very up and down recently, with I think a general trend up. I’ve gotten out of my old moldy room, and I’m taking the correct meds, and sticking to all the other healthy behaviors I’m supposed … Continue reading

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They came first for the CornNuts…

For a while there it seemed like the Communists were going to destroy everything. Then it was all going to come down to rap music and the way it unraveled the fabric of society. But the less that happened the … Continue reading

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Summer in Michigan

You can have sunburn or you can have mosquitoes. You can even have both, if you know where to look. But think you can ever under any outdoor circumstances have neither? Well, that’s just not to be, you sad, silly … Continue reading

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Mold Warrior

So here’s what I’m going to do about my mold situation: Environment: My parents have graciously offered to let me move from my basement room into the first floor spare room, which they’ve fitted up nicely as a guest (okay, … Continue reading

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Lyme and mold: The PB&J of misery.

Just when I thought my health situation couldn’t get any more complicated… Oh! Hello, mycotoxicosis. How long have you been sitting there? One of the many things Lyme Disease does is suppress, distract, and otherwise incapacitate a normal, functioning immune … Continue reading

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Portrait of a good dog

Invalids eat in bed. It’s our thing. Traditionally, the maid should bring in a tray, but often I make do with preparing my own meager rations and slipping back into the supine-but-for-pillows dining posture that the chronically ill perfected back … Continue reading

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The state of my throat

The speckled lava throat was strep. A mutant strep or something, because it didn’t resolve with just one ten-day course of Augmentin (the generic of which goes for over $100 per thirty pills at Walgreens; my stupidly high prescription insurance … Continue reading

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Fridge Horror

While going through my old livejournal, I found this entry: About this time yesterday morning I noticed that I had completely no strength. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I couldn’t stand up in the shower– I was … Continue reading

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