Update on saw palmetto

I just finished reading a very technical study on a fascinating but VERY complex topic. When I saw that the study was only eleven pages long, I figured, “hey, no problem, I will have a first draft within the hour and publish the final version on the blog later today.” Uhmmm…that was three days ago! True, I have had plenty of other stuff to do (a translation for work and whatnot), but this particular study is a whopping headache-causer! Ever heard of “mitotic catastrophe”? Thought not. Well, my main problem right now is trying to toss the overly technical stuff that we do not need to know AND write the rest in a simple, intelligible way…easier said than done.

In the meantime, I thought I would publish a quick update on saw palmetto, or Serenoa repens, the anti-myeloma, non toxic substance that I am testing right at the moment (see my saw palmetto Page for more information). Things are going very well, and I have no ill effects to report…but I have noticed a rather peculiar phenomenon: my hair seems to be growing like mad! I mean, this is ridiculous.

Out of curiosity, this morning I looked up saw palmetto and discovered that it is given as a treatment for male baldness. Aha! Well, before beginning this experiment, I suppose I had ignored this, er, hairy side effect because: 1. I am not a “male,” and 2. I am the complete opposite of “bald” (I have always had very thick wavy hair). Too bad, or I might have taken “before” and “after” photos of my bushy, now bushier!, head of hair to publish on the blog. Too late now…you will just have to take my word for it.

Okay, I have to re-read my final draft now. Then I need to make an appointment to have my hair cut before it starts growling at my cats…


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