Re: An Extropian Amulet

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Mon Apr 03 2000 - 12:34:05 MDT


>Thank you for your post. I guess you have put your finger on
>something that has been bothering me. Is this site strictly about
>discussions of how to terraform Mars and similar but non-immediate
>problems or is there anyone, like me, interested in discussing how
>to live long enough to get there with the youth and wealth to
>enjoy it? I don't think the two discussions are mutually
>exclusive: they are both important and IMHO equally fascinating.
>Or to open the discussion still wider; am I asking my questions in
>the wrong arena? Is there another site that I should be

Your Welcome.

Ron, you're in the right place. Sometimes here on the list we're so
busy discussing the big ideas that little ideas can get lost, but
they are totally appropriate here.

Here in Chicago this morning the Mayor is in the hospital for
weekend chest pain, and has already been diagnosed with

Like myself until a less than a year ago, he was a regular
exerciser but hadn't been to a doctor in 10 years. Now we've both
learned our lesson, and hopefully he'll follow my lead in going to
the doctor every year. ;)

Yes there are everyday things we should do. Among these are a good
diet, regular exercise, plenty of good water and rest. I suggest
adding a good supplement program, and for extropians over 40
regular visits with a good doctor.

I think it helps to share little things we've each learned.

Like most guys I like my Friday nights out, it usually boys night
out so we used to go out and paint the town red, on Sat anyone who
wasn't married usually went out and gave it a second coat.

Unlike most guys, about a year and a half ago I started taking an
aspirin a day as a preventive protocol for my heart. Less than a
year latter I started having stomach problems which I attributed to
too many nights out with the guys, so I started cutting back. Still
had problems and they started getting worse. So I finally went to
the doctor when the heart attack like symptoms started and got
acquainted with prilosec instead.

It turns out we've now learned that drinking alcohol (even
occasionally) while taking aspirin can cause an exponential
increase in gastic problems. This started turning up after lots of
us early adopters started getting sick. So if you like your suds,
don't take aspirin (or tylenol).

It gave me a great excuse to up and plain quit.

I still go out with the gang, and we all benefit cause we have a
built in DD these days.
There is an Investingnode available here to members of the extropy
institute, so I would recommend becoming a member if your budget
will allow. It is fairly low traffic, but has an extremely high S/N

Feel free to bring up what ever you like.


Extropy Institute,
Adler Planetarium
Life Extension Foundation,
National Rifle Association,, 1.800.672.3888
Mars Society,
Ameritech Data Center Chicago, IL, Local 134 I.B.E.W


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