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This Weekend's Im-PAX on Battle for Zendikar

Three days of PAX Prime down and one to go, but boy oh boy were these last three days a doozy. We got all sorts of new information about Battle for Zendikar, including a swath of preview cards to get our tentacled hearts all aflutter.

Today I’ll be going over the mechanical knickknacks that were spoiled. There were six major revelations at the show, encompassing Zendikari comradery, eldritch gastroenterology, and glittering geography. If you’ve fallen behind on PAX news, fret not. I’ve got your proverbial back.

Landfall Plus

We knew landfall was a returning mechanic from Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi. I had a hunch that it wouldn’t return in its pure form, however, and I was correct. We’ve had a few cards that spoil an extension of landfall that cares about the basic land type of the land that enters the battlefield. Unsurprisingly, the Blue card cares about Islands and the Green card cares about Forests.

I like this take on landfall. I know a lot of people predicted something like Islandfall, where only an Island would trigger the ability. This version, however, is much less narrow. This will matter for multicolored decks, which is something that will come up later in this article.

What we don’t know is how many cards this iteration of landfall appears on. It’s clear that it’s a horizontal cycle of rares (at minimum), but I’m also hoping that we get some commons and/or uncommons with this version too.

Rally Your Allies

The Duel Decks also revealed that Allies would be a returning theme. Last time around, the Allies were bands of adventurers out seeking lost treasures and mystical temples. Now, however, their pursuits are much direr. Allies are banding together to fight the massive Eldrazi invaders, joining the ranks with Gideon and his planeswalker compatriots.

Allies are getting their own ability word this time around called rally. And instead of Allies only giving their rewards to other Allies, they’re now be spreading the wealth to any creature you control.

It’s uncertain whether all rally abilities will look for an Ally entering the battlefield. The last Zendikar block had many abilities that looked at the number of Allies you controlled too. My guess is that pulling focus away from Ally parasitism means that rally abilities will only be focusing on Allies entering the battlefield. But who knows! We’ll have to get more cards previewed to find out for sure.

Scions, Processors, and Colorless Spells

Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi was packed full of information, which is where we first saw the ingest and devoid mechanics. The bizarre nature of the Eldrazi wriggles beyond those mechanics, however. Many aspects of these extraplanar antagonists have been kicked up a notch in Battle for Zendikar.

First, Eldrazi Spawn are no more. Those little 0/1 tokens helped generate the mana needed to cast your huge Eldrazi spells in Rise of the Eldrazi. Instead, those little dudes have grown up to become Eldrazi Scions. They are now 1/1 creatures, meaning they can swarm and opponent and kill them by themselves. Eldrazi Scions can still be sacrificed for mana, however, meaning they’ll largely fulfil a similar role as before.

Second, we have a new creature type called Processor. These Eldrazi creatures are designed to interact with the Eldrazi Drones with the ingest ability. Eldrazi Processors will have abilities that let you put exiled cards your opponents own into their graveyard in order to gain something back. The only Processor we have spoiled so far makes Eldrazi Scion tokens, so we don’t really know how far this mechanic will be taken.

Finally, we have the return to pure colorless spells. Cards like All Is Dust and Not of This World helped support the colorless theme the Eldrazi had, although these new cards lack the tribal card type (Nothing story related. The tribal type has been retired for reasons that have nothing to do with Eldrazi.) I won’t be surprised if we get colorless spells with devoid in addition to these truly colorless spells like Titan’s Presence.

Converge

While the Eldrazi are noodling around with colorless mana, the Zendikari are embracing their link to the colors of wild mana that erupt from Zendikar. They have a new mechanic, converge, which cares about how many colors were used to cast the spell.

If you were around for Fifth Dawn, converge works pretty much exactly like sunburst. The difference here is that converge spells with color will always be cast with at least one color of mana.

Radiant Flames, for example, will deal 1 damage to each creature if you cast it for 2R. Cast it for 1UR and it will deal 2 damage to each creature. Cast it for URG and it will deal 3 damage to each creature and make you wish Anger of the Gods was still in Standard. Oops, that was editorializing. I’ll miss Anger of the Gods.

Anyway, converge is a counterpoint to devoid. The Eldrazi are all about playing no colors, while the Zendikari are all about playing as many colors as possible. The possibilities for converge are pretty much endless, so I’m excited to see what we get.

Dual Lands

Full-art basic lands and blah blah blah we’re getting a new cycle of rare dual lands with basic land subtypes!

Like the Ravnica shock lands, these cards can be searched up with fetch lands and will count for cards that look for lands with land types. You know, like the new landfall cards! This will only be the third time in Magic history that dual lands with basic land types are printed.

Now let’s take a look at the drawback these lands have. They will enter the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more basic lands. That means 99.999% of the time, they will be entering the battlefield tapped if you play them on your first or second turn. And you only get them untapped on your third turn if your first two land drops were basic lands.

So which decks want these lands? Obviously, the more basic lands your deck runs, the better. That makes these lands optimized in two-color decks as a fetchable way to support both colors. A three-color deck could probably support a few of these lands, but most constructed-caliber decks will be quite heavy on nonbasic lands. It doesn’t mean that these new duals won’t be played, just that they will be entering the battlefield tapped most of the time. Note that a Jund deck could fetch a Cinder Glade with a Bloodstained Mire, so there’s still great flexibility in thee-color decks.

What these lands won’t do is support four-to-five color decks well. Formats like Vintage, Legacy, and Modern won’t be scrambling for these new duals to slot into any deck that can run them. I think most decks in Modern will still be relying on the shock lands, as their tempo utility is far superior to these new duals. I think they will shine most in Standard, their demand a little fettered in the large formats. I think that’s great, as it should help keep their prices in check…

Zendikar Expeditions

…Unless you open one of the foil full-art versions.

Battle for Zendikar is going to have a special promotion called Zendikar Expeditions, which is comprised of full-art premium dual lands. These cards will have their own expansion symbol and their own card frame, making them truly unique additions to the world of fancy collectible cards.

This set will feature forty-five cards total, with twenty-five of them appearing in Battle for Zendikar booster packs and twenty appearing in “Sweat” booster packs (the second set of this block). We know that the twenty-five in Battle for Zendikar will be the new dual lands, the ten fetch lands, and the ten shock lands.

How exclusive will these lands be? Well, they’re going to appear with slightly better frequency than a foil mythic rare. That’s about as rare as you can go. Certainly don’t buy product expecting to open a card from Zendikar Expeditions. They will be more like a lucky bonus than chase cards, especially because you never know which of the twenty-five you’ll even open.

I don’t foresee these promos impacting the prices of the enemy fetch lands either. They are going to be rare enough that they likely won’t add too much to the global supply of fetch lands in general. Maybe they will steal some of the demand away from the older fetches, but who really knows. This is something brand-new to Magic, and the effect on collectors and markets is difficult to predict.

Also note that this doesn’t mean shock lands and enemy fetch lands are going to be legal in Standard again. Cards from the Zendikar Expeditions promotion can be played in sealed or draft if you open one, but they are only legal in constructed in formats where they were already legal.

Ceaseless Hunger

PAX has given us a mere taste of what Battle for Zendikar has to offer. I’m pretty sure we’ve seen all the mechanics now, and the Zendikar Expeditions was a tremendous surprise, but so much about the set is still shrouded in mystery. What mechanical twists does the set still have to offer? Which other planeswalker cards will be revealed in the future? If Kozilek still has minions roaming around, where is he?

As usual, planeswalkers, a little information has offered up far more questions.

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TMI

Hey guys, so I know this is a bit TMI, but as many of my followers already know I have very bad IBS-D.  Now, you can stop reading here, unless you have an answer to my digestive struggles.


So IBSers,

Recently I’ve been having flare ups.  I’ve had it under control since about January with some minor hiccups.  But in the last week or so, it’s been daily.  Within minutes to hours of eating or drinking anything (yes, even water), I am running to the bathroom.  What’s worse is I can see the food I just ate.  And the newest symptom is blood in my stool and when wiping. 

So my question is if I should contact my GI or not???  I have an appointment scheduled for October, but I’ve been really slow and tired lately because I really am getting nothing from digestion.  I don’t want to become afraid of food again because I finally gained back some weight in the last year. 

Help is much appreciated

Today I:

-Went to the doctor’s, and am getting referred to a gastroenterology doctor
-Got my scripts refilled, just waiting on the pharmacy/doctor/medicaid interaction for my prozac and flexeril, but luckily FINALLY got my lidoderm patches.
-Tried to get new glasses at walmart but they stopped taking medicaid, but the receptionist gave me a list of places to call.
-GOT MY MEDICAID SORTED OUT. I’m no longer losing it, I’ll have straight medicaid until October and then I’ll have a managed medicaid through one of the insurance companies.

Update

So on Monday I’m having a gastroenterology and colonoscopy which means tomorrow so have to start on the moviprep (or whatever) to empty my bowels (how yummy). Anyway I’m pretty nervous for tomorrow’s prep stuff cause I have a massive issue with stuff like this and I just really don’t want to have to go through it. Stick tubes up and down me and shit but no thank you laxatives I’ve had enough really bad bouts to not need anymore.

Anyone else had either of these procedures?

#‎GastroparesisAwarenessMonth‬ Day 11 is about finding a ‪#‎Hospital‬ with a good reputation for ‪#‎Gastroenterology‬ and ‪#‎GISurgery‬. There are many hospitals nationwide but some are more prepared than others. Doing your homework to find what meets your needs will definitely help you get to answers faster.

I chose to ‪#‎travel‬ 2.5 hours by car to the ‪#‎ClevelandClinic‬ and am glad I did because I found doctors that understood ‪#‎InvisibleIllness‬. They thought outside the box and found solutions that worked for me when others wouldn’t.

Finding a doctor that’s willing to work with you from every angle is super important when dealing with a ‪#‎ChronicIllness‬ like ‪#‎Gastroparesis‬. There’s no cure, so having a good doctor that won’t give up can change your world.

We need ‪#‎awareness‬. We need a ‪#‎cure‬. ‪#‎CureGP‬ ‪#‎DTPAwareness‬
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6 Everyday Habits That Are Making You Bloated

Bloating is about more than just food! (Photo: Pond5)

“I swear my pants weren’t this tight earlier today.” We’ve all said it at one time or another. That’s because bloating is one of the most common — and obvious — stomach complaints around, says David T. Rubin, M.D., fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and chief of gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at The University of Chicago Medicine. Many of his patients even snap “bloating selfies” to show how much their waistlines fluctuate throughout the day. (We won’t blame you if you keep those off Facebook.)

Related: Don’t Think You Have a Yoga Body?

Before you swear off baked beans for good, bloating, which is nothing more than excess air and gas trapped in your digestive tract (primarily in your 20-foot-long small intestines) comes down to way more than what you eat, he says. Check out these six small things that might be having a surprisingly big impact on your waistline.

Related: How to Detox the Healthy Way

6 Things Secretly Making You Bloated

(Photo: Pond5)

1. You Love Chewing Gum
Bad news for Orbitz addicts: If your tummy is feeling the effects, it might be time to limit those minty-fresh sticks. “A lot of people chew gum to keep them from eating between meals, but when you chew gum, you unwittingly swallow some air,” says registered dietitian nutritionist Bonnie Taub-Dix, R.D.N. That excess air intake can make your intestines feel like a balloon animal. Plus, most gums contain sugar alcohols, which can cause gas and bloating as well, she says. Even sugar-free sticks generally contain sorbitol, which can cause a ton of stomach issues, bloating included, according to Rubin.

2. You’re Scarfing Your Food

Here’s yet another legit reason to start eating more mindfully (aka: slowly). “Digestion starts in the mouth, not in the stomach,” says nutritionist Rania Batayneh, M.P.H., author of The One One One Diet: The Simple 1:1:1 Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss. With every chew, you not only crush each bite into more easily digestible bits, but that food mingles with saliva and specialized enzymes that break down your food upon impact. When you inhale your food, you largely miss out on that process, meaning your stomach has to work overtime to digest your food, leading to gas. Plus, you literally inhale air, she says. Slow down and don’t forget to chew.

3. You Love Drinking Through a Straw
A colorful straw might make your morning smoothie even more Instagram-worthy, but it isn’t doing your body any favors. “Every time you sip through a straw, air comes up before the liquid,” says Taub-Dix, owner of Better Than Dieting nutrition consultancy and author of Read It Before You Eat It. Even reusable water bottles with built-in straws can cause problems. Sip straight from the lid during your next workout to save your stomach any unnecessary discomfort.

4. You’re Snoring Up a Storm
Do you feel bloated first thing in the morning? “Then you are probably snoring or at least mouth-breathing in your sleep,” says Rubin, who notes that most people who suffer from sleep apnea also struggle with a.m. bloating. Tomorrow morning, look at your stomach. If it seems bigger than when you went to bed, consider scheduling an appointment with a sleep doc to figure out a way to curb snoring for good.

5. You’re Feasting on Fiber
Yes, fiber can help you feel full and lose weight, in addition to promoting heart health. But before you down a bowl of fortified cereal, some chia seed pudding and a mega-serving of Brussels sprouts, take pause. Ramping up your fiber intake all at once can causea lot of bloating, Taub-Dix says. Instead, focus on increasing it gradually, over a number of weeks. This will give your belly more time to adjust and produce the enzymes necessary to pass fiber through your system without trouble. You’ll also want to make sure you’re getting your fiber from whole, unprocessed foods like veggies, fruits and whole grains. Many packaged foods are fortified with inulin (aka chicory root), a form of fiber that’s especially hard on the stomach, according to research published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

6. You’re Stressed 24/7
What evil does stress not cause? While the hormones can aggravate your digestive system and cause gas and bloating, stress can also prompt people to rush through meals at their desks, skip much-needed bathroom breaks and suck in air during anxiety attacks, Batayneh says. One way to cope: Try to manage your stressors using cognitive behavior therapy or relaxation therapy. Both can help prevent and relieve bloating, according to research published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Over time, these mini changes may help keep your body bloat-free. Need to erase water weight, pronto? Here’s how to do it.

By K. Aleisha Fetters for Life by DailyBurn

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After a full week in Malaysia, I’ve spent a lot of time at the a Timberland Medical Centre. Within the first ten minutes or arriving on my first day, I was taken to the operating theatre (OT) to observe a c-section. This surprised me because I wasn’t expecting to even be in the same room as an operation due the the fact that I don’t have any medical training. Essentially, when I arrive at the hospital in the morning, I follow a doctor on his rounds while seeing patients, so I get to see a new specialty everyday (gastroenterology, ENT, paeds, neuro, etc.). Then, I’ll spend the afternoon in the OT observing any surgery that I find interesting. The doctors and nurses have been very nice and will actually talk through the surgery to make sure I am not lost and can understand what is going on. One of the surgeons actually met with me before an operation to explain why he was doing the surgery and what the procedure would entail. Considering how busy they are, I was surprised that they are so willing to help.

After work, I sometimes spend the rest of the afternoon sitting out by the pool. On Wednesday, I was taken to a beach resort with an amazing view of the mountains. We were the only ones on the beach and the water had to be at least 85 degrees. I got to watch the sunset while relaxing in the water, which was quite relaxing.

So far, I’ve found my time at the hospital to be very interesting and more beneficial than I anticipated. I’ve learned a lot being able to work so close to the doctors and it has been good to get a small glimpse into their daily schedules. As a whole, the country is very beautiful. Driving around I can see a lot of greenery and mountains by the water, as well as some nice trails to hike through almost everywhere you go.

This weekend I’m going to Borneo Highlands where there are some nice trails through the rainforest, which should be fun and a nice break from the hospital.

6 Everyday Habits That Are Making You Bloated


Photo: Pond5

By K. Aleisha Fetters for Life by DailyBurn

“I swear my pants weren’t this tight earlier today.” We’ve all said it at one time or another. That’s because bloating is one of the most common – and obvious – stomach complaints around, says David T. Rubin, M.D., fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and chief of gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at The University of Chicago Medicine. Many of his patients even snap “bloating selfies” to show how much their waistlines fluctuate throughout the day. (We won’t blame you if you keep those off Facebook.)

Before you swear off baked beans for good, bloating, which is nothing more than excess air and gas trapped in your digestive tract (primarily in your 20-foot-long small intestines) comes down to way more than what you eat, he says. Check out these six small things that might be having a surprisingly big impact on your waistline.

6 Things Secretly Making You Bloated


Photo: Pond5

1. You Love Chewing Gum
Bad news for Orbitz addicts: If your tummy is feeling the effects, it might be time to limit those minty-fresh sticks. “A lot of people chew gum to keep them from eating between meals, but when you chew gum, you unwittingly swallow some air,” says registered dietitian nutritionist Bonnie Taub-Dix, R.D.N. That excess air intake can make your intestines feel like a balloon animal. Plus, most gums contain sugar alcohols, which can cause gas and bloating as well, she says. Even sugar-free sticks generally contain sorbitol, which can cause a ton of stomach issues, bloating included, according to Rubin.

2. You’re Scarfing Your Food
Here’s yet another legit reason to start eating more mindfully (aka: slowly). “Digestion starts in the mouth, not in the stomach,” says nutritionist Rania Batayneh, M.P.H., author of The One One One Diet: The Simple 1:1:1 Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss. With every chew, you not only crush each bite into more easily digestible bits, but that food mingles with saliva and specialized enzymes that break down your food upon impact. When you inhale your food, you largely miss out on that process, meaning your stomach has to work overtime to digest your food, leading to gas. Plus, you literally inhale air, she says. Slow down and don’t forget to chew.

3. You Love Drinking Through a Straw
A colorful straw might make your morning smoothie even more Instagram-worthy, but it isn’t doing your body any favors. “Every time you sip through a straw, air comes up before the liquid,” says Taub-Dix, owner of Better Than Dieting nutrition consultancy and author of Read It Before You Eat It. Even reusable water bottles with built-in straws can cause problems. Sip straight from the lid during your next workout to save your stomach any unnecessary discomfort.

4. You’re Snoring Up a Storm
Do you feel bloated first thing in the morning? “Then you are probably snoring or at least mouth-breathing in your sleep,” says Rubin, who notes that most people who suffer from sleep apnea also struggle with a.m. bloating. Tomorrow morning, look at your stomach. If it seems bigger than when you went to bed, consider scheduling an appointment with a sleep doc to figure out a way to curb snoring for good.

5. You’re Feasting on Fiber
Yes, fiber can help you feel full and lose weight, in addition to promoting heart health. But before you down a bowl of fortified cereal, some chia seed pudding and a mega-serving of Brussels sprouts, take pause. Ramping up your fiber intake all at once can cause a lot of bloating, Taub-Dix says. Instead, focus on increasing it gradually, over a number of weeks. This will give your belly more time to adjust and produce the enzymes necessary to pass fiber through your system without trouble. You’ll also want to make sure you’re getting your fiber from whole, unprocessed foods like veggies, fruits and whole grains. Many packaged foods are fortified with inulin (aka chicory root), a form of fiber that’s especially hard on the stomach, according to research published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

6. You’re Stressed 24/7
What evil does stress not cause? While the hormones can aggravate your digestive system and cause gas and bloating, stress can also prompt people to rush through meals at their desks, skip much-needed bathroom breaks and suck in air during anxiety attacks, Batayneh says. One way to cope: Try to manage your stressors using cognitive behavior therapy or relaxation therapy. Both can help prevent and relieve bloating, according to research published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Over time, these mini changes may help keep your body bloat-free. Need to erase water weight, pronto? Here’s how to do it.

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Thank you Ward 12 & dedicated NHS staff

After 4 weeks and 3 days my brother was discharged from hospital yesterday. He has moved to a nursing home which will allow him to have some peace and a bit more dignity.

I can not speak highly enough of the staff on the ward he was on. It was a general medical ward with a gastroenterology specialism as that was the only available bed when my brother was admitted. I don’t know how much experience they had of brain tumours but if they didn’t they must have learnt quickly as you’d never it wasn’t a specialist unit.

The nursing staff were unbelievably dedicated, understanding, patient and always kept a sense of humour.

On bad days my brother asked for a bed pan every 15 minutes. On bad days he was grumpy as hell and I think shouted at them on more than one occasion. On bad days he asked for breakfast every hour through the day.

Of course there were good days when he thanked everyone for the smallest things, bantered with them and was generally the brother I know.

Not only were they there for my brother, they were there for mum and me. I have cried on more than one nurses shoulder.

A special mention needs to go to the palliative care nurse. I have no idea how she does it. She spends her working days supporting people who are dying but still does it with a sympathetic smile. Her compassion, understanding and complete lack of judgement is boarder line super human.

I talked to her on a number of occasions about my decision to go back. She has an amazing way of guiding you to a decision that you’re happy with.

In times like these you have to take the good with the bad and hold on to that good. The support from the hospital staff will stay with me forever. From the bottom of my heart - thank you.

I have no done a personal post in a while. Last week I had the stomach flu. I also had a gastroenterology appointment. They put me on the FODMAP Diet. They also scheduled a colonoscopy next month.

I found out that my therapist is leaving the clinic. I just got him trained …. I also saw the psychiatrist at the clinic and they gave me a new sleeping pill. 

I missed a black lives matter rally in Ypsilanti on Friday. Somebody needs to send me an email to notify me of these things. I do not like being out of the loop. 1

This weekend was nondescript, other than my mother coming over for dinner, not much happened. 

So that’s my life.

Disillusa dall'idea di te.

Quello che dirò potrà sembrarvi arrogante e da stronze. Ma non tutti sono buoni, come mi aspetto, come me.
Scusate la sparata di cazzo. Ma dopo aver litigato con mia sorella, non so neanche io perché, mi rendo conto che certe volte non capisco che le persone non cambiano. Le persone non cambiano per te, non si fanno più piccole quando l'occasione lo richiede. Ma continuano nella loro grandezza a farsi strada, con le cattiverie.
“Non ci sei mai, mamma ha l'ansia per te e io voglio andare a mare”.
Certo, non ci sono mai perché lavoro. E ha l'ansia perché sto fisicamente male con l'intestino. Mentre tu eri all'estero, abbiamo visto due gastroenterologi diversi, è cambiato non so quante volte la cura. Per non parlare delle volte che non riuscivo a tornarmene a casa da sola.
“Ho solo due settimane di merda di vacanze”.
PUOZZ ITTA O VELEN
io una, e col ciclo, e me la sono presa per venire da te.
Non capirò mai veramente le persone.
Loro non capiranno mai che esiste qualcun altro oltre loro, che esiste un mondo di gente che non ha la salute o la perde appresso agli altri.
E dobbiamo starci solo zitti.
Quanto odio questo mondo.

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