Friday, March 18, 2005


Terri Schiavo's "resuscitation" plan

To all my fellow bloggers, my loyal readers, my friends, family, casual passersby here's an FYI, I just emailed it in to

Terry Schiavo’s “resuscitation” plan

San Juan, PR – The founder of a small, web-based nonprofit, and author of a promising blog-with-a-cause,, has submitted to the press a “resuscitation” (think in terms of Oliver Sacks here) plan for Mrs. Terri Schiavo.

The resuscitation plan is simple, feasible and firmly rooted in knowledge readily available on the Web, first through the website of one of Berkeley’s top researchers, Dr. Bruce Ames, and then through one of every fitness enthusiast’s mega-supply purveyor, Seldom in U.S. recent history, are men like Dr. Ames linked to muscle-head concerns like FitnessFirstUSA, but the unlikely combination would work a miracle for the fragile, defenseless and essentially sentenced-to-death Mrs. Schiavo.

Dr. Ames published in 2002 research that indicates that a powerful anti-oxidant, Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) and an amino acid derivative, Acetyl L Carnitine (ALC) work together to stimulate cell renewal in laboratory animals. Since then, Dr. Ames has become a celebrity of sorts since his work launched ALA and ALC as rejuvenation agents for people with Alzheimer’s and ailments related to aging in the U.S. (see:

Now, FitnessFirstUSA carries both ALA and ALC at very reasonable prices. Today, ALA was listed as follows at this URL

“Alpha Lipoic Acid is a vitamin-like antioxidant that helps neutralize cell-damaging free radicals. Free radicals can contribute to oxidative stress, which plays a role in the premature aging of cells. Alpha Lipoic Acid also helps metabolize sugar in the body, especially in the muscles, where it promotes energy.”

The price for ALA today? Two 60 capsule bottles for $11.18.

While ALC appeared at this other URL: described in the following way:

“Acetyl-L-Carnitine is similar to the amino acid, L-Carnitine, and can be found throughout the body. This naturally occurring molecule helps transport fatty acids into cells involved in brain energy metabolism. Studies indicate that Acetyl-L-Carnitine may help promote memory and cognitive function.”

Its going rate? A very affordable two 30 capsule bottles for $15.98.

Buy those two, add them to Terri's daily nutrition regimen when her feeding tube is reinserted, and, presto, her resuscitation effort is well underway.

The plan has a second phase rooted on new research (see: ) which shows that laboratory animals undergo a process of new neuron generation (named “neurogenesis). Mrs. Schiavo should allowed to stay fed and alive to possibly benefit from a treatment plan to stimulate her own neurogenesis to lead to her recovery.

No one has ever seen reknowned scientists, straight from the sacrosanct world of the Ivory Tower, look so good next to sweaty muscle-heads, brought together by a tenacious blogger-with-a-cause, to help a woman in desperate need.

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