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Withings WiFi WS50 Smart Body Analyzer

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Cool Tools

Tracking weight can be critically important for anyone with a cancer challenge. Many factors can affect patient’s body weight, including chemo side-effects such as nausea, vomiting & loss of appetite, as well as digestive dysfunction and bowel problems. Pain meds, surgery, never mind the effects of cancer itself  including the problem of  cachexia are among the myriad factors that can impact weight. The best form of weight monitoring  is to use a scale that measures body composition in 3 broad compartments, lean (muscle) mass, fat mass, and water mass. For example hydration can...

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Portable Green Drink Mixer

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Cool Tools

This is a small and portable  mixing tool that is handy for travel, or for home use when a larger appliance like an immersion blender is not necessary.  While it is sold as a “drinks mixer” (presumably for cocktails and the like), this device is a brilliant little tool for mixing powdered green drinks that many patients use either daily, or at least when they cannot  juice fresh leafy greens in a juicer. Most green drink powders  are very light and and will not mix easily in water or juice with a stir from a teaspoon without clumping even after they finally mix with the...

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Plax Portable Vaporizer

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Cool Tools

Administration of medical marijuana in the form of dried herbal material is best performed using a vaporizer. The effect of a vaporizer is to apply heat on the herb without burning (combusting)  the plant material with the consequent of formation smoke and acrid burnt compounds.  As a result, only the active volatile cannabinoids are extracted and inhaled, at a lower temperature, and without irritation to the lungs. Inhalation is a good method to use in general medical marijuana administration because the patient can self-titrate the dose with a reasonable degree of speed and accuracy to...

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