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The FDA’s War on Nicotine

In a press release on 7/28/17, the FDA continued to demonize nicotine as a product requiring their immediate attention and regulatory action. This is despite research into the positive effects the chemical has on both cognitive andB physiological functions of the human body. I personally question anything and everything the FDA does because they're certainly… Continue reading The FDA’s War on Nicotine

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LEAP Diet Phase 3 & Nicotine (NRT 2 mos)

I began the LEAP diet on 8/20/17 in combination with the Specific Carbohydrate diet. This is an update blog as I begin Phase 3 of the program and on my progress with using nicotine to treat my UC

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LEAP Diet Phase 1

I recently completedB LEAP food sensitivyB testing bloodwork and today is the first day of phase 1. For the next 10 days, my food options include only the following items: Codfish Sole Lettuce Spinach Mango Grape Plum Pineapple Banana Avocado Papaya Coffee Pecan Vanilla Parsley Cumin Ginger Distilled vinegar Baking soda After 10 days of… Continue reading LEAP Diet Phase 1

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GI Follow-Up Appointment Results 8/4

This morning I had my second follow-up appointment since being released from my hospital stay at the end of May. I am 3 weeks off of prednisone and feeling pretty good. I had bloodwork on 07/26/17 and all of my results are in normal ranges. My vitamin d is up around 57-58. My c-reactive protein… Continue reading GI Follow-Up Appointment Results 8/4

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Nicotine Self-Study (Day 15)

  The best way to predict the future is to create it. - Peter Drucker I'm going to keep this one short as I am heading out tonight to the shore. I've been feeling pretty damn good in terms of symptoms. I am exactly one week off prednisone and was originally terrified as to what… Continue reading Nicotine Self-Study (Day 15)

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Nicotine Self-Study (Day 5)

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. - Frank Zappa Here I am on day 5 of my nicotine experiment and I couldn't wait to update my status. I feel great. And, most importantly, confident. On days 1 through 3 I used the 7mg patch. As of yesterday, day 4, I moved on… Continue reading Nicotine Self-Study (Day 5)