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Shock Horror! CNN Discovers That Doctors Get Rich Prescribing Opioids! Wow. Fancy That.

by Anura Guruge


From CNN.


Does CNN really think we are that stupid.

We all know that doctors AND NURSES make a killing prescribing opioids.

This has not been a good weekend for CNN. Their Pope series was not very good.

And then this.

What is the exclusivity here. Nothing new here. Fake news.


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‘American Medical Association’ (AMA) Study On The Effectiveness Of Opioids On Chronic Back Pain — USELESS!

by Anura Guruge


The Google News Headlines
March 9, 2018.

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From the ACTUAL Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Click to ENLARGE and read here. Image below provides access to the FULL JAMA article and abstract.


Click this image to access the original JAMA article in the March 2018 issue in full or as an abstract.


Totally POINTLESS!

Waste of time & money.

This is NOT going to make a BLIND bit of difference.

There is way, way, way TOO MUCH money in opioids for the pharma companies, the doctors (AND NURSES) that write prescriptions and for the other drug dealers. It is like everything else. Money talks.

This report will NOT convince a single doctor, patient or addict. They are all into this hook, like and bloody sinker.

This report actually made me angry because of its impotence.

It is like guns, the NRA and the politicians. Where are the opioid control laws? Just talk. Just chatter.

Common sense does NOT prevail. Money talks.

So, pathetic.


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Why Did Amazon Send Me 3 Bottles Of “Brain Octane Oil”, 16 Oz, Unasked & For Free!

by Anura Guruge



This has me concerned.

I know and appreciate that Amazon knows EVERYTHING about me including that I rarely wear underwear.

They also know that I have been a dynamite, extremely reliable and loyal customer for nearly 20-years.

So, when they send me $70 of “Brain Octane Oil“, for FREE, unasked (never mind unsolicited), it gets me WORRIED.

What have they detected in my keystrokes? That I am not as decisive as I once was? That it takes me longer to place an order.

YIKES! I haven’t, as far as I know, screwed up TOO MUCH of late, i.e., returned stuff.

But, obviously they know something.

They also sent a small bottle of some blood pressure medication. This is bad.

I am worried.

What do YOU think I should do.

NO. NO. N000000000! I have not tried it yet, though somebody else did.

Having spent 64 years making sure not to mess my brain I am not sure I am going to try anything now — especially as my brain is entitled to its slow decline. I never did drugs because I did not want anything interfering with my brain. So, why would I try this?


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We Got An APEX ‘Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation’ (tDCS) “Type A 18V” Unit From Amazon.

by Anura Guruge


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Deanna had seen this tDCS unit on Amazon over the weekend, and I, as is my instinctive wont, ordered it from Amazon Prime without looking around.

It arrived today, per the Prime 2-day promise.

It was as portrayed in the Amazon product page — which has since INEXPLICABLY disappeared off Amazon. This () is what I now get when I click on the link in the order. Never seen that before in the thousands of items I have ordered, over the years, from Amazon. Never mind. Our unit arrived.

We could have got it from Apex directly for $20 less — with free shipping (though I am not sure whether it would have been 2-day). C’est la vie. Amazon does not offer price matching. Yes, of course we could have returned it … But, I refuse to be that churlish.

Deanna tried it, for her Chronic Pain. She could feel the ‘current’. It is somewhat like a TENS unit, though the principal is rather different. It will take some time before we can determine whether it works.

I will keep you posted.


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‘Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation’ (tDCS) For Depression & Chronic Pain Now Available INEXPENSIVELY.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the “Apex” Website — which is currently selling tDCS units, for home use, without a prescription, for $149.00 (plus shipping).


I talked about tDCS
in my ‘Central Pain Syndrome‘ (CPS) book.

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With cranium referring to the ‘skull’, transcranial means through the skull.

So, of the 4 non-invasive cortical techniques now available, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) & Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) refer to brain stimulation methods, applied through the skull — in the form of magnetic pulses in the case of TMS and very-low electrical currents (applied to the forehead) in the case of tDCS.

Given its use of electrical currents, tDCS is ‘similar’ to ECT — the huge difference being that tDCS uses a fraction of the current applied with ECT — probably 1/400th. ECT can only be administered under general anesthesia and as such is an expensive and time-consuming process. tDCS can now be done at home in 20-minute sessions! Big difference.

TMS is also expensive.

For what it might cost you to get a few sessions of TMS, you can buy your own tDCS unit!

Think about it.

I will tell you more about tDCS in the coming days. OK?


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Republished “Quick Guide To Brain Meditation” eBook With “Draft2Digital” For iBooks, B&N etc.

by Anura Guruge


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I had never heard of “Draft2Digital” until a few weeks ago when I came across them in a CreateSpace forum. I had a quick look and I was impressed.

They are INCREDIBLY flexible and appeared to cover all the bases. Lulu and others offer similar capabilities BUT Lulu (who I used to publish with many years ago) has become a pain to use/

My MAIN INCENTIVE was that they would publish my eBooks on Apple, as iBooks. I have never had that exposure.

As some of you know I have been a diehard Amazon, Kindle (KDP) and CreateSpace fan when it came to publishing my books. While a Kindle eBook can be read on any Apple device I knew that not having my eBooks as iBooks was a ‘limitation’. So, that Draft2Digital’s biggest pull — plus that I didn’t have to jump through any hoops in terms of reformatting my eBooks. The Word document I used with Kindle would work — AND DID WORK!

Draft2Digital is EXTREMELY SLICK. Wow.

It took me a TOTAL of 12-minutes to create an account (from scratch, with passwords etc.), set-up payments (PayPal) and TAX INFORMATION AND publish the first book!

12-minutes.

Yes, I had all the files, book descriptions etc. from doing it on Kindle. So all of that was just copy-and-paste.

No fees or up-front payments. They take 15% commission (or thereabouts) and I am cool with that.

My problem is that most of my eBooks are still subject to KDP Select — which means Amazon has exclusive rights to them, ALBEIT on 3-month rolling windows. So, a couple of weeks ago I went ahead and cancelled all the KDP select rollovers. But, right now I only have this book (I published) and the Pope John XXII book that are OUT of KDP Select. I will publish all of them as they come off KDP Select but that will take me into January 2018.


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