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Old 01-24-2007, 12:22 PM   #91
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I am, by training, a biologist, Allison.

The Crocodile didn't speak, but he looked damned natty in his beret as he devoured my kayak.
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Old 01-24-2007, 02:45 PM   #92
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I know there has been a ton of write ups on zinc and its effect on the cold virus. To summarize, it can shorten the lifespan of the cold by a couple of days, affects the symptoms, and can help prevent recurrence. All I know is my son does his best to pass along his colds to me and they don't take, or if they do, it lasts about 5 days and it's gone. What I do get ain't much, just some sniffles; not much congestion, coughing, sneezing and all that crap.

I loves me some ZMA.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:26 PM   #93
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Steve - To me you all are studs, and therefore you would be a "stud biologist" not a "geek biologist" like me.

Thanks for the reply Ron - I need all the help with colds I can get.

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The Snotty Nosed Geek Biologist
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:59 PM   #94
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I am the biologist who's never worked in the biology field.

I knew I should have gone for my PhD in either Ethnobotany or Microbiology, which were my two areas of strong interest. I was seriously gung ho for both at one point.

Instead I wound up in Latex and Plastics, following the path of least resistance to a decent paying job in the lean times after I graduated.

As a consolation prize, I saw a position for Field Biologist for the Michigan DNR, now DEQ, starting out at $17-19K yearly, and topping out around $35K.
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:56 PM   #95
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Steve, you probably made a wise choice $$ wise. Biology + government work do not add up to big bucks. But Latex and Plastics! I'm allergic to latex... getting itchy at the thought of being "in" it! Pass the Benadryl please....
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Old 01-25-2007, 01:38 PM   #96
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Instead I wound up in Latex. . . .
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:17 PM   #97
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From a purely Freudian point of view, I find it interesting to hear talk of all the giant snake dreams...
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Old 01-28-2007, 10:00 PM   #98
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Shaf wins the bizarro dream competition hands down.
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:29 AM   #99
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I tired ZMA last night and as with every other supplement I've ever tried...nothing. In fact I probably woke up more times during the night than usual. I saw in the poliquen article that he says your HCL levels need to be up...do you guys recommend I start taking some of that or some other digestive aid?
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:24 AM   #100
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HCL seems to help some people, but you might start with digestive enzymes and probiotics if you don't already take them.
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