May 142015
 

MiconazoleIf so I vote for Monistat 1 and not 7! Was he just bored and going through the medicine cabinet to see what works?! Lots of questions! 🙂

Regardless, I was reading and I saw this article (Athlete’s foot drug in the article, but I find Monistat more plausible 🙂 ) about anti-fungals and MS. I like that they encourage growth of new myelin growth, but how they came to discover Minostat encourages myelin growth I am certain is an interesting story. I guess the best part for me was the quote “He says the formulation of the drugs would need to be changed so that they could be better targeted to the nervous system where MS strikes.” I guess most people do not want to eat Monistat?

Duck faceThis makes me think of the old joke about Preparation H and the instructions: “do not take orally.” Sure, do not take orally seems like an obvious, dumb instruction, but here we are. Now this “Monistatg Cure”  has me wondering a lot more about the duck faces” that are posted on facebook. Facebook is certainly a place where people like to post there shame. Maybe some of those are pictures of people who took Preparation H orally?

The remyelination did make me think of the Anti-Lingo drug. I looked that up, but no new and exciting news. No surprise. I think we need to hit phase 3 trials before we get some answers.

May 072015
 

Zevia ColaSo today Eriksgirl came in and said I want you to try something. Made me nervous at first that it would be some weird food. I quickly saw a blue six pack go into the fridge and I correctly assumed that was what she was talking about, and I also correctly assumed it was not Bud Light. She said that she picked up a Coke replacement, Zevia, at Sprouts and she wanted me to try it. I had just read how Pepsi was changing the sweetener in Diet Pepsi to help stop their shrinking demand. Pepsi swore you could not tell the difference although I never liked Diet Pepsi.

We were having lunch so Eriksgirl wanted me to try on right then. I poured it over ice so it would be cold, but still did not like it. In fact I could not discern much of a cola taste. My son on the other hand said “This tastes just like a Coke.” I came back later and tried again and I think my biggest problem is getting over the taste of the sweetener, Stevia. Eriksgirl agreed that is probably the case, and it does take a while to get used to. Eriksgirl also noted that she had gotten used to Stevia a while ago so the Zevia was fine for her and she liked it. I personally deemed Zevia as failure as a coke replacement because it would require me investing time and money into acquiring a taste for Stevia. More than that Zevia is significantly more expensive than Coke.

That brings us to why did Eriksgirl pick up Zevia for me? I do drink Coke every day, and that is obviously not a fantastic choice. Eriksgirl was looking for something healthy that could replace the Coke. It even says on the can vegan, kosher, and gluten free. That said I would hope a normal Coke is vegan and gluten free. 🙂 I told Eriksgirl it is not worth it and when our new diet get going I will just drop it. The Zevia as a healthy choice, for whatever reason, made me think of smoking. Then a guy dressed up as a cigarette to make you associate bad things with cigarettes. Maybe that is another idea for Eriksgirl, have someone dressed up as a Coke can beat me up so I associate bad things with Coke. (with knocked out teeth) See I told you the Coke was going to rot out your teeth. 🙂