Archive | May 4, 2018

Flowers Of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire — May 4, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

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Taken with my new Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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These were all taken this morning in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

Spring has indeed sprung. There will be much more flowers in the weeks to come. So, you have been warned.

Just, sit back, relax and enjoy.

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I Have A Fenix 5 On My Wrist — And It Feels Good.

by Anura Guruge

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Anura Guruge Garmin Fenix 5 on wrist

The Fenix 5 (Glass) I ordered from ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA‘ arrived this afternoon. I got it from them, i.e. HRM USA, rather than Amazon because that is where I got my original Garmin Vivoactive 3 last November and they took very good care of me. Lets just say that I have a smile on my face because I got a good deal.

I wasn’t sure how big or heavy the Fenix 5 was going to be. It isn’t too bad. So far it has not felt uncomfortable, BUT I haven’t slept with it or gone for a run wearing it.

It feels solid.

Pairing with my Android Google Pixel 2 phone was pretty easy. Paired on the second attempt. That is GOOD compared to my past attempts.

The functionality is mind blowing. There is SO, SO much. But, it seems to be pretty well organized. I managed to get more done, right off the bat, than I had hoped. That is good.

I have only had it for a few hours.

More in the next few days.

The Vivoactive 3 and Fitbit Ionic on my wrist.

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Depression A Physical Illness: But, Consider This …

by Anura Guruge

To my mind something here does not add up, re. this new hypothesis that depression is a physical rather than mental illness.

Depression and PAIN, usually CHRONIC PAIN, go hand-in-hand. Depression is linked to pain, and those with chronic pain more often than not get some level of depression.

So, most people who have depression are no strangers to anti-inflammatory drugs, in particular NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

Yes, it is true that brain inflammation can be different to inflammation in other parts of the body. But it is believed that NSAIDs work on brain inflammations at least some of the time.

So, that is my concern. Given the huge population of people with BOTH depression and pain at least some percentage of these should have noticed an easing of their depression due to the NSAIDs they were taking. But, this has not been reported.

Hence my skepticism. Yes, it is possible that stronger, more specialized drugs are needed to fully combat depression-related brain inflammation. However, that NSAIDs have apparently not even scratched the surface bothers me.

What do YOU think?

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by Anura Guruge

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