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#21: March 1, 1994 (Volume 3, No. 1) 10-pages (click for full-text PDF file)

Book Review: Attention Deficit Disorder, reviewed by T. Michael Hardy (a review of Thom Hartmann’s book Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perspective); Smart Drug Update: Nootropics and Steroidogenesis, by Steven Wm. Fowkes (new research confirming the cooperation between endogenous steroids and piracetam’s effectiveness); Thyroid Problems Assessed for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; New Practitioners (2 new doctors); Rheumatic Symptoms and Hypothyroidism; Q&A: (Why didn’t thyroid hormone work for my symptoms? Does deprenyl affect any blood or urine tests that you know of? Report of smart drug program. What is the right dosage for piracetam and various cholinergics? What about an article about the interactions between various popular smart drugs? Memory enhancement or problems from propranolol? When will the “good old boys” wake up? What are the ramifications of using smart drugs over a period of years? Lecithin rancidity? Excessive reaction to melatonin report. (2 graphs) MAO-A vs MAO-B inhibition and tyramine-induced hypertension. Deprenyl availability in Mexico? Does deprenyl cause build-up of any particular toxins? English subscriber to sue Qwilleran. Report. What do I do with unwanted Dilantin pills? Should I exchange smart drugs with others? What is pycnogenol? What are proanthocyanidins? Tryptophan available from Vipharm in Greece); Newsletter Review: Living Longer, by T. Michael Hardy (a new newsletter on life extension).

#22: April 15, 1994 (Volume 3, No. 2) 8-pages (click for full-text PDF file)

Book Review: Listening to Prozac, reviewed by William K. Summers, M.D. (a review of Dr. Peter D. Kramer’s book Listening to Prozac); Research Update: Alzheimer’s Risk Factor Identified, by Steven Wm. Fowkes (a genetic factor with a strong correlation with Alzheimer’s occurrence); Alzheimer’s Disease Onset vs Number of ApoE4 Genes (illustration); Q&A: (HDC response from Steve Cole. Does deprenyl lose its MAO-B selectivity? Smart-drug discussions on the Internet? Smart-drug aphrodisiacs? What do you know about adrafinil and Quotaz? DMAE dosage recommendations? What does “elemental DMAE” mean? DMAE report. Complaint about Longevity Plus and our comments about LEF.; New Practitioners (2); Blood Vitamin Levels Throughout the Day versus Frequency of Supplement Intake (illustration and explanation); New Source (1) and fax number correction for VIPHARM); Calendar of Upcoming Events.

#23: May 18, 1994 (Volume 3, No. 3) 8-pages (click for full-text PDF file)

Sources Update: In Search of Enhancement in Tijuana, Mexico, by Gil Carrillo (a guide to buying smart drugs south of the border, with map); Smart Drug Prices at a Tijuana Pharmacy (a comparative chart); Q&A: Why did Fowkes choose atenolol over propranolol? Comment. Piracetam report. Magnesium/potassium aspartate and restless sleep (with illustration). Are there negative interactions between melatonin and tryptophan or imipramine? Smart drugs and chronic fatigue. DHEA bioavailability problems? Buying drugs overseas? Report on possible drug interaction between aminoguanidine and vinpocetine. New Practitioners (2); Sources Alert (legal warning for ordering psychedelics from South African company); Book Review: Eat Smart Think Smart, by T. Michael Hardy (a review of Robert Haas’ new book); New Source (1).

#24: July 18, 1994 (Volume 3, No. 4) 12-pages (click for full-text PDF file)

Smart Drugs and Down’s Syndrome: An Interview with Dixie Lawrence, by Steven Wm. Fowkes (a progressive mother’s experience with a nutrition/amino acid/smart drug treatment for her and other Down’s children and infants); Book Review: Questions and Answers About Prozac, by T. Michael Hardy (a review of Ronald Fieve’s book Prozac: Questions and Answers for Patients, Family and Friends); New Practitioners (5); Q&A: Comment on ordering liquid deprenyl. Short- vs long-term effects of deprenyl? Choline with DMAE? Can cholinesterase inhibitors increase mental function? Medical Center Pharmacy price on DHEA. Report on delay with Mougios order. How negative is caffeine? Is there a DHEA drug that is safer than DHEA? What is the dosage of Coenzyme Q10? Does CoQ10 have cognitive effects? How do you store large quantities of amino acids? Comment on too much FDA politics. Report on slight effects from piracetam and Hydergine. Report of overdose symptoms from only 1 mg of deprenyl per week. Can one take deprenyl with phenylalanine-containing products like Fast Blast? Report on Quotaz solicitation and InHome.; Acetylcholine Metabolism and Neural Transmission (illustration and explanation); Choline Derivatives (illustration); New Source (1).

#25: August 1, 1994 (Volume 3, No. 5) 12-pages (click for full-text PDF file)

Q&A: Report on reduced side effects from liquid deprenyl. Report on smart drugs and chess. What formulations are safe for children with learning disabilities? What research has been done on nootropics and hyperactivity disorder? What should I do about an InHome order that I never received? Why aren’t physicians more willing to prescribe smart drugs? Glutamine and glutamic acid as smart drugs? Recommendation of alpha-ketoglutarate instead of glutamine. Report on Hydergine and algebra grades. Would you check out A. Werner and Co. and International Antiaging Systems? What are your problems with the Life Extension Foundation? Report about headaches and piracetam and Hydergine. Response to FDA “rip off” comment. Report on smart drug use. Does GABA cross the blood-brain barrier? How can I get DHEA when my doctor scoffs? Will smart drugs show up on a drug test? Can you three-hole punch smart drug news? Report on Hydergine, melatonin and other smart drugs. Can GHB safely be used with deprenyl? Smart drugs instead of coffee. Smart drugs and spastic colon? Melatonin production, day or night? More comments on LEF. How to get the Congressional handbook. Report of problem with Manx Marketing. Can Hydergine be taken with vinpocetine? Is vinpocetine 4-times more potent than Hydergine? Is Dilantin compatible with deprenyl, Hydergine and piracetam? Is there a recommended ratio for piracetam and choline? Why won’t the FDA approve piracetam? Report that InHome and Quotaz orders are getting through. Are there pending First Amendment lawsuits against the FDA?; Glutamic Acid and Related Molecular Structures (illustration); New Practitioners (5).

#26: September 10, 1994 (Volume 3, No. 6) 12-pages (click for full-text PDF file)

Cognitive Nutrition Update: GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate), by John Morgenthaler and Dan Joy (an extensive review of a nutrient with relaxation, sleep-inducing and pro-sexual properties); The Structures of GHB and GABA (an illustration); The Demonization of GHB (a side-bar on GHB and the media and DEA); Q&A: (An anti-thyroid effect from vitamin C? A report on InHome. A smart-drug regimen report. A question about BHT, B12, cyclic AMP and DMSO for the treatment of herpes. Question about piracetam and Alzheimer’s disease, and the FDA. How should I take amino acid supplements? What smart drugs specialize in memorization? A study of acetyl-L-carnitine for treatment and prevention of diabetic peripheral neuropathy? Potency variations in melatonin supplements? A report on DMAE sensitivity. What is the latest version of Ross Pelton’s Mind Food and Smart Pills? Where can I get phosphatidylserine, and is serine equivalent? Report on Qwilleran unreliability. Report on questionable LEF quality. Is it unsafe to combine phenytoin (Dilantin) with MAO inhibitors, deprenyl, fluoxetine (Prozac) or amitriptylene (Elavil)? Separating use of beta blockers and MAO inhibitors? What info do you have on the interactions of smart drugs?).

#27: October 26, 1994 (Volume 3, No. 7) 12-pages (click for full-text PDF file)

Political Update: Congress Passes Dietary Supplement Act, by Steven Wm. Fowkes (a summary of both the good and bad features of this last-minute bill); Q&A: Can you advise me about deprenyl dose for pets? How can I decide which smart drugs might be most helpful? Could Dilantin use have increased my IQ as a child? Report on ginkgo biloba results. Report on tryptophan and anxiety. Melatonin and testicular atrophy? Synergy between DHEA and pregnenolone? What is the shelf life of supplements? Does B&B answer their phone? Does the Emprise dioscorea (DHEA precursor) supplement produce DHEA and pregeneolone (two questions)? Is SAM (S-adenosylmethionine) effective in ADD? Report on nutritional treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. Is melatonin contaminated with a European virus? Is Baxamed’s melatonin synthetic? Report of shorted orders from Mougios. What is the definition of nootropic? Why don’t you list Mexican sources? If I continue to order from Interlab, can I be subject to fines and prosecution? (a review of FDA import policy) Can glutamine cyclize to form pyroglutamate? Deprenyl report. Can deprenyl users “crash and burn” when they stop? How can I reach Dr. Warner, and what is his treatment program for Down’s children? Report of buying smart drugs in Tijuana. Neuroendocrine Theory of Aging and Degenerative Disease now out of print. Report on Pump-N-Seal for evacuating air from supplements. Why did Durk Pearson wake up violently from a dream while taking GHB? How does GABA have anti-anxiety effects? Why don’t we list other sources? Report of vasopressin and former recreational drug use. What are the long-term side effects of DHEA?); The SAM Cycle (illustration); Sources Update (deprenyl, GHB, L-tryptophan, Peak Performance Products, Baxamed, Nutrition Plus); Proposed Glutamine/Glutamate Cyclization Mechanisms (two illustrations); The Tacrine Protocol of William Summers, M.D. (sidebar with table and references); New Source (1); Sources Alert! (reports of problems with the two Greek companies).

#28: December 28, 1994 (Volume 3, No. 8) 12-pages (click for full-text PDF file)

Smart Drug Update: Adrafinil & Modafinil, by Steven Wm. Fowkes (a review of a new smart drug with selective alerting properties without arrousing and sleep-rebound side-effects); Political Update: Pending Congressional Reform of the FDA, by Steven Wm. Fowkes (what to ask for when the Republicans reform the FDA); Adrenergic Receptors (how receptors, blockers, agonists and re-uptake inhibitors work); Dosage Ranking for Adrafinil and Modafinil (a table of dosages and effects); Q&A: Are you reachable on the internet? What do you think about Wolfe and Hope’s criticism of Hydergine? Would anabolic steroids help my paralysis? Is there a conflict with Parlodel and deprenyl together? Report on smart-drug program for transient ischemic attacks. DHEA blood tests? Do I need a prescription to bring Nootropil through US Customs? Can I buy smart drugs over the counter in Canada? Does DHEA shut down natural steroid production? Do you solicit smart-drug doctors? DHEA of insignificant strength? Report on Dilantin benefits. Will the DSH&EA effect tryptophan availability? Source for aminoguanidine? Is European melatonin safe? Report of stiff neck from deprenyl use. Source for “micronized” progesterone?; More (or Less) on DMAE for Children, by Richard A. Kunin, M.D. (a side-bar on the use of deanol in children); Warning: Dilantin and Prozac Together (Prozac alters Dilantin clearance); New Practitioners (6); Sources Update (IAS offers discount, L-tryptophan source, new DHEA product, Greek pharmacies update); New Sources (2); Day-One Segment Scheduled for January (ABC to report on smart drugs for Down’s syndrome).

#29: January 30, 1995 (Volume 3, No. 9) 10-pages (click for full-text PDF file)

Biofeedback Update: Acid and Alkaline Balance, by Steven Wm. Fowkes (how to find patterns in metabolic-balancing charts); Book Review: Mind Machines and Neurotech, reviewed by T. Michael Hardy (Mega Brain Power, by Michael Hutchison); The pH of Pain (a side-bar connecting pain to pH patterns); Q&A: Thank you to Dr. Dean. DHEA absorbed on an empty stomach. Is this GHB? How do I know that this is BHT? Report on HDC fraud. Report on HDC refund not made. Can piracetam cause fatigue? What can be done to treat narcolepsy? Report on testosterone use in elderly men. Consumer Reports on vitamins. New Zealand consumer magazine trashes vitamins. Is DHEA a scheduled drug or not? Advice about buying drugs in Tijuana. Is it safe to resume deprenyl now that I am on Zoloft? Smart drugs give me headaches. Are there drug interactions with either Metforal or aminoguanidine? Where can I get micronized progesterone? My abnormally high DHEA readings are a testing error by the lab. Where can I get a copy of The Age Reduction System? Can deprenyl promote herpes outbreaks? Is there any long-term damage to the liver or kidneys from Hydergine? Does DHEA shut down steroids? Report on pot smoking and smart drugs. Report on Quotaz drugs without labeling or expiration dates.; Editorial: Dealing With Your Doctor, by Steven Wm. Fowkes (a patient’s guide to what doctors are concerned about); New Sources (1); New Practitioners (2); Better Sex Through Chemistry (announcement of forthcoming book by John Morgenthaler and Dan Joy).

#30: March 7, 1995 (Volume 3, No. 10) 8-pages (click for full-text PDF file)

Book Review: Sexual Nutrition, reviewed by T. Michael Hardy (review of Sexual Nutrition, by Dr. Morton Walker); Editorial: Somerset Lawyers Threaten Liquid-Deprenyl Users, by Steven Wm. Fowkes (the bizarre story of how some Florida lawyers obtained an FDA-seized mailing list and used it improperly); Q&A: Report on ALC in diabetic neuropathy. How can I get Armour desiccated thyroid? What do you think about Dr. Roy Walford’s statement that “in its present form, DHEA should definitely not be taken by humans”? Can I get better results from my smart-drug program? Physician report on DHEA, saw palmetto extract and possible prostate cancer. Is it desirable to supplement with glucosamine? Report on addiction recovery facilitated by deprenyl. Can lupus be treated by smart drugs? How can I be sure that my DHEA is the real thing? Report on lack of cross-reactions between Prozac and deprenyl. DHEA or DHEA-sulfate? Report on buying smart drugs in Tijuana. What other health/wellness newsletters can you recommend?; Deprenyl—Through the Looking Glass (strange aspects of the war against liquid deprenyl); New Practitioner (1).

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