A path lined with vitamin tablets leads to the horizon.

GABA as a painkiller

Last year I wrote about the abdominal pain that started in 2008 and was a mystery to a dozen doctors. I finally learned to stave off the worst of it by eating small meals, avoiding starches, and not eating after 6 p.m. Eventually things improved and I was able to eat later and later in ...


A Hershey's Kiss being heated on a spoon with a lighter.

All my cravings remembered

(Last updated April 2023.) Since junior high at the latest I have had constant cravings for chocolate. I have tried a million things to make it stop, with little success. For the most part, the craving involves a very particular combo of fat, sugar, and cacao. Strangely enough, it wasn’t until my 30s that I ...