No matter what time of year or day of the week you’re eating seafood, one rule still holds true: don’t overdo it, lest you put yourself at risk of mercury poisoning. The heavy metal accumulates most in large, predatory fish such as swordfish, tuna, and sharks, but other species like bluegill and striped bass can contain enough mercury to cause problems for people who eat fish regularly. Those who are pregnant or nursing should avoid these species altogether (you can see the full FDA guidelines here ). Dr. Michael Gochfeld, MD/PhD, who specializes in mercury poisoning, says that some people who eat fish several times a week will show signs of mercury poisoning. “A recurring theme in our clinic is, ‘for health reasons, I ate a can of tuna every day for years.’”
I asked my physician about it, and found that there’s not a lot of published data on the symptoms I experienced (since I wanted to stay on the happy side of the law, I included him in my decision to take the stuff from day one, and asked him to write a prescription for it). I work in research at a University, and have since gathered a fair amount of data on how the drug interacts with the CNS, and have my own theories (. without research or data) on why I had problems, and why it wouldn’t hurt me to start using the drug again with a different dosing schedule. I still use Piracetam with great benefit, but have stopped taking the drug each and every day / 365 days a year. I’ve had no problems with it since taking it on a staggered schedule.
So shortly after I posted about looking for my dream guitar, a Gibson 1981 Flying V in original classic white , I found this 1982 Flying V from a seller online that happened to be here in Los Angeles. I almost passed it by since it wasn’t an ’81, but the guitar was in such good condition that I had to play it. I contacted the seller, had him bring over the guitar for a test drive, and ended up buying it on the spot. While I may still be interested in an ’81 V if it’s in great condition and the price is right, this ’82 Flying V is totally doing it for me. I decided to really make it mine and make a few alterations.