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ABC on resveratrol

Sep. 2nd, 2012 | 04:47 am


An interesting ABC video essay on resveratrol. 

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Vixix + Garden of Life Multivitamin

Aug. 25th, 2012 | 11:53 pm
mood: awake

Day 2 of Vivix and I bought the Garden of Life Raw food multivitamin supplement.  I saw a bottle on clearance @ GNC (I guess they're getting rid of the remaining high quality brands).  Now the regimen is Vivix, whole food multivitamin, and Omega 3 supplement.  With the occasional meal replacement shake, I'm on the way to restoring my body's health. 

Suggested Use: Adults take 4 capsules daily. Best when taken 2 capsules twice a day. May be taken with or without food. Capsules can be opened. Content can be taken directly with water or raw juices. Not intended for children.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 4 Capsules
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate1 g<1%
Protein1 g
Vitamin A Complex
(Beta-carotene, Alpha-carotene, Gamma-carotene, Lycopene)
6000 IU120%
Vitamin C60 mg100%
Vitamin D1000 IU250%
Vitamin E Complex
(Alpha-tocotrienol, Beta-tocotrienol, Gamma-tocotrienol, Delta-tocotrienol, Alpha-tocopherol, Beta-tocopherol, Gamma-tocopherol)
30 IU100%
Vitamin K100 mcg125%
Thiamin (B1)4 mg267%
Riboflavin (B2)4 mg235%
Niacinamide (B3)20 mg100%
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine)4 mg200%
Folic Acid800 mcg200%
Vitamin B12100 mcg1,667%
Biotin300 mcg100%
Pantothenic Acid (B5)20 mg200%
Calcium21 mg2%
Iron8 mg44%
Iodine75 mcg50%
Magnesium21 mg5%
Zinc10 mg67%
Selenium125 mcg179%
Copper1.5 mg76%
Manganese2 mg100%
Chromium120 mcg100%
Molybdenum75 mcg100%
Potassium1 mg<1%
Vanadium10 mg*
CoQ10500 mcg*
Boron1 mg*
RAW Enzyme and Probiotic Blend
Saccharomyces boulardii, Lactobacillus plantarum, Proteases, Amylase, Lipase, Cellulase, Phytase, alpha-Galactosidase, Hemicellulase, beta-Glucanase, Glucoamylase, Pectinase, Peptidase, Bromelain, Lactase, Papain, Xylanase, Diastase, Invertase
139 mg*
RAW Carotenoid Synergy Blend
Beta-carotene, Alpha-carotene, Gamma-carotene and Lycopene
120 mg*
RAW Antioxidant and Immune Support Blend
RAW Food-Created Beta-glucans, RAW Food-Created Co-Enzyme Q10, RAW Food-Created Vitamin U, RAW Food-Created Glutathione, RAW Food-Created SOD (Superoxide Dismutase), RAW Mantosteen
89 mg*
RAW Organic Fruit and Vegetable Blend
Organic Strawberry, Organic Cherry, Organic Blackberry, Organic Raspberry, Organic Beet Juice, Organic Carrot Juice, Organic Broccoli Juice, Organic Cucumber Juice, Organic Tomato Juice, Organic Kale Juice, Organic Spinach Juice, Organic Cabbage Juice, Organic Cauliflower Juice, Organic Celery Juice, Organic Parsley Juice, Organic Asparagus Juice, Organic Brussels Sprout Juice, Organic Green Bell Pepper Juice, Organic Garlic Juice, Organic Ginger Juice, Organic Onion Juice
20 mg*
RAW Trace Mineral Blend
Ocean-derived trace mineral in a base of green alfalfa grass
10 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, vegetable capsule (cellulose), phosphorus.

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1st day of Vivix

Aug. 24th, 2012 | 11:04 am
location: United States, Ohio
mood: boredbored

Day 1 of taking new supplement called Vivix by Shaklee.  Below is a description from the company's website. This will accompany my daily Omega 3; I will stop taking the Source Naturals' resveratrol supplement for the time being.  I'm waiting on my multivitamin and basic antioxidant to arrive sometime next week.     

Vivix® Liquid Dietary Supplement

Size: 30 days (150 ml)  

Slow Aging at the Cellular LevelTM*

Global cutting-edge research in the fight against cellular aging and years spent in partnership with leading scientists have culminated in Vivix—a scientific breakthrough from Shaklee.

Only Vivix contains both resveratrol and a proprietary phytonutrient blend. This phytonutrient blend harnesses the powerful antioxidant properties of rare muscadine grapes and has been shown to be 10X more powerful than resveratrol alone in slowing a key mechanism of cellular aging.

All natural. Patent pending. Clinically tested key ingredients. Exclusive.

Serving Size: 1 Teaspoon (5 mL)
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 15
Total Carbohydrate 4 g 1%
Rejuvetrol® Plus Patent-Pending Blend
1,290 mg
Muscadine Grape extract
(Vitis rotundifolia) (fruit pomace),
European Elder berry extract
(Sambucus nigra) (fruit), and
Purple Carrot extract (Daucus
carota sativus) (root)
Trans-Resveratrol 100 mg
(Polygonum cuspidatum)
(root) standardized to a
minimum of 98% purity

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Quotes for potential research papers...

Oct. 1st, 2009 | 11:15 pm

Running with the Devil

Notes: Billy Gibbons is guitarist for ZZ Top.  First virtuosic guitarist was Hendricks.  

"The fantasy is one of escape from all social conventions; it is based on a quite bourgeois concept of the individual, who supposedly has some sort of essence that can be freed from social constrictions.  In fact, though, the social boundaries that are felt to contain are also the structure within which these very fantasies are produced" (52).

"This is fundamentally a social fantasy, one believed in much more completely by those who feel constrained, than by the lonely individual on the road, who is able to see its contradictions" (52).

Practice of Everyday Life

"As unrecognized producers, poets of their own acts, silent discoverers of their own paths in the jungle of functionalist rationality, consumers produce through their signifying practices something that might be considered similar to the 'wandering lines'...drawn by the autistic children studied by F. Deligny (17): 'indirect' or 'errant' trajectories obeying their own logic" (xviii).

"...the art of conversationalists: the rhetoric of ordinary conversation consists of practices which transform 'speech situations,' verbal productions in which the interlacing of speaking positions weaves an oral fabric without individual owners, creations of a communication that belongs to no one. Conversation is a provisional and collective effect of competence in the art of manipulating 'commonplaces' and the inevitability of events in such a way as to make them 'habitable' (xxii)."

"The approach to culture begins when the ordinary man *becomes* the narrator, when it is he who defines the (common) place of discourse and the (anonymous) space of its development (5)."

"In the accidental ways being a foreigner away from home (like any traveler or keeper of records) Wittgenstein sees the metaphors of foreign analytical procedures inside the very language that circumscribes them (13)."

"Something essential is at work in this everyday historicity, which cannot be dissociated from the existence of the subjects who are the agents and authors of conjunctural operations (20)."

"Like Poe's *purloined letter*, the inscriptions of these various logics are written in places so obvious that one does not see them (22)."

"To these games correspond accounts of particular games: people tell each other about the hand they had to play the night before, or the slam they made the previous week (22)."

"Realizing no profit (profit is produced by work done for the factory), and often at a loss, they take something for the order of knowledge in order to inscribe 'artistic achievements' on it and to carve on it the graffiti of their debts of honor (28)."

Feminist Interpretations of Theodor Adorno

"In the absence of effective paternal prohibition we find an endless melancholic consumption substituting for the authentic work of mourning (56)."

"In his essay on fascist propaganda, Adorno suggests that the relative absence of paternal authority in the present creates the projective phantasm of the 'leader image.'  Instead of internalizing a real authority, the orphaned masses simply absorb and what they themselves put out: they embellish their own psychic overflow and go on to devour their own creation as an external thing.  Like positivists, they 'discover' what they have in fact 'made'--and proceed to eat it." (57).

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May. 6th, 2009 | 10:44 pm

today was music listening day...purple bag, pencils for batons, red speakers, laptop, iTunes...the playlist..i wanted to teach rhythm and musical terminology in an approachable context--hanging out!!!...we learned crescendo/decrescendo from darude's "sandstorm"...subdivision, sextuplets, and musical accent through metallica's "One"...  fermata from final measures of Pavarotti's "Nessun Dorma"... so much learned just listening to some tunes. 

a student danced to madonna's "get into the groove" and "hey mr. dj"...everyone conducted...given a baton to keep the tempo within themselves...reinforces learning...physically...tempo and music embodied in other words...increases attentiveness to body's response to music...students are empowered to relate functionally  to complex musical ideas..."hallelujah chorus" effective for conducting and rhthym...basic 4/4...quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes...

satisfying day

playing bach is ritual...i play first thing in the morning, well...almost first...and before i go to bed...a ritual of the everyday extraordinary...

i'm rehearsing again.  faure "requiem"...using both hands w/baton...found a good recording @ hayward library...using the new stand is cool...i needed one...my very first music stand...


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May. 1st, 2009 | 10:45 pm

I feel like a whole person.

I AM denni d

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Honoring a landmark achievement

Apr. 28th, 2009 | 11:35 pm

Status: Dènni D got the official acceptance email from University of California, Santa Cruz--the only conductor admitted.   at 12:39 AM 27 Feb 2009
Mood: accomplished  (Update)

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Dènni D is a tenor

Apr. 25th, 2009 | 12:26 am

it feels nice to sing high again

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A little light...

Jan. 6th, 2009 | 12:27 pm

I'm really excited.  I went and registered with the medical clinic in Union City.  All treatment is covered at 100%, including dental, and if I need a hospital I can go to a local hospital, also PAID  at 100%.  I couldn't be happier about it.  It's better than nothing and more than I ever could have gotten in WV.

I received an email today from the Director of Choral Activities at CSU, East Bay explaining that the department did not offer a degree in conducting.  Suck!  And, SF State has closed the m.m. in choral conducting program until new faculty is hired.  I've looked at some of the other cal state's and they don't really have what I'm looking for, and UCLA's programs are past deadlines (and I don't really want to leave the bay area if I'm in Cali), so it's down to Santa Cruz now.  I don't really want to do a voice degree.  It's not exactly what I want.  It is time for me to settle into score study. 

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I found my original LJ account!!!

Dec. 28th, 2008 | 06:28 am
location: on the bed
mood: hungryhungry

I'm coming back to Live Journal to do my blogging.  I enjoy tribe.net a lot but it is usually down or unable to process shit.  Myspace has become too...too...and I feel like only one or two people read me on there. I've also written on my other LJ account, maestroNsanfran, but will use this one as my default.  

I have missed writing in blogs.  I tend to rant mostly, but there's nothing unusual about that for me.  If something happens to my friends, I write about it. Or, say, I go out and enjoy a concert or movie, that will usually get a post.  Speaking of movies, have any of you gotten to see the movie Milk yet?  I highly recommend.  I cried throughout but I am the gay so it might not be as moving for those of the straight persuasion.  It is an intense portrayal of Harvey Milk by Sean Penn.  He disappears into the character making for a stunningly believable re-telling of this important story, indeed, this most historic event in the gay movement and the on-going struggle for civil rights.   

I am dutifully studying for my entrance examinations in music history and theory.  My thinking is that if I review the shit now, do well on the exams at whatever school I'm fortunate enough to get into, then I won't have to pay for the undergraduate review courses.  I can focus on studying my musical craft.  The supplemental music materials for the UC Santa Cruz app are nearly complete.  I am still looking for someone to help out with the DVD editing.  I want to take out about 6 or so minutes of superfluous talking.  I really don't want to submit the DVD, but it is required even to get an audition.  It really is a complete hassle, but what about graduate school isn't, right?  I still don't have a "fall back" school chosen.  I may just apply to SF State only because it's still in the bay area, and it does offer an MM in Choral Conducting specifically, whereas UCSC offers only the M.A. in Music, the latter a more academically intensive degree while the former a more performance intensive program.  I'm also not unimpressed by Cal State, East Bay.

I'm going to be organizing a "first friday" salon at my home here in Hayward beginning in the new year.  It'll serve to gather folks desirous to read (or hear) original work or the work of others, to talk about the ups and downs of creative endeavor, and to otherwise just have a good time.  I'll post an announcement on here very soon.

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