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The Good News and The Bad News
Monday, December 18, 2017      20 comments

The Good News re: having this flu is that I lost 4.8# since last Monday. The Bad News is: I still have the flu with no signs of it leaving anytime soon. I had to cancel my Post-Op appointment with the Spinal Surgeon tomorrow. Altho... Read more
The Flu Still Has Both Of Us In Its Grasp!!!
Sunday, December 17, 2017      16 comments

Due to the fact that I had Cervical Spine Surgery the end of October, my surgeon has taken me off of ALL NSAIDs and Aspirin. I cannot take any anti inflammatory medications, so if you have had the flu, you know how much you can ache in every pa... Read more
No Christmas Cookie Cutting and Baking and Decorating This Year..............
Saturday, December 16, 2017      20 comments

As much as I hated to cancel our day with our Grand-daughters, neither Ken or I felt up to going and certainly did NOT want to expose them to whatever this is. I have been coughing since Thursday and my chest and shoulders are so sore, that the... Read more
Oh Darn...............
Friday, December 15, 2017      17 comments

My Mom contracted the flue on Monday and when Ken went to visit her on Tuesday to do some chores for her, she said that she had a sinus infection and the dizziness is what caused her to fall in her apartment, She was taken to the hospital on Tu... Read more
Drink More Water To Help Prevent UTIs................
Wednesday, December 13, 2017      15 comments

Drinking more water every day may help reduce the recurrence of urinary tract infections (UTIs) among women who are prone to these unpleasant infections: That's one of the key findings in a study presented at the infectious Diseases Society of ... Read more
Did You Hear Me Laughing This Afternoon???
Tuesday, December 12, 2017      16 comments

I received a letter from the Hospital where I go for my yearly Mammogram a few days ago. I didn't get a Mammogram in 2017 because it would have had to be in December (Insurance) and I don't see the surgeon for my post-op appointment for my Cerv... Read more
Fiber Fights Colon Cancer
Monday, December 11, 2017      16 comments

More research reinforces the benefits of a fiber-rich diet when it comes to colon cancer. The study (JAMA Oncology, Nov. 2, 2017) looked at the fiber consumption of 1,575 men and women who had been treated for colon or rectal cancer that had no... Read more
Spice Up Your Life
Sunday, December 10, 2017      16 comments

If you aren't in the habit of using spices when you cook, you may want to start---especially if you tend to be heavy-handed with the salt shaker when preparing meals. Research published in the Oct. 31, 2017 issue of Hypertension suggests that p... Read more
A Christmas Wish
Saturday, December 09, 2017      19 comments

This verse was on a Christmas card that we received today and I want to share it with you. If only the leaders of our country would put these wishes into action, maybe our country could go back to being For All Of The People instead of For Only... Read more
"Snacks" Versus "Meals"
Friday, December 08, 2017      15 comments

Getting into the habit of viewing snacks as meals could curb overeating, says a study appearing in the Journal APPETITE in January 2018. For the study, 80 people were given a helping of pasta that was labeled either a "snack" or a "meal." Part... Read more
Sleep Deprivation...................
Thursday, December 07, 2017      18 comments

Sleep deprivation is a stroke risk for people with Metabolic Syndrome. Getting too little sleep at night may spell danger for people with at least three indicators of metabolic syndrome, a constellation of risk factors that includes obesity... Read more
Is Dried Fruit A Healthy Snack?
Wednesday, December 06, 2017      16 comments

Dried fruit is a bit of a double-edged sword when it comes to healthy eating. On the plus side, dried fruit is tasty and packed with fiber. That's because a serving of dried apple chips, for example, actually contains more fiber than one fresh... Read more
Vitamin D: 2 or 3?
Tuesday, December 05, 2017      17 comments

If you take a vitamin D supplement, have you thought about which type it is? There are two---D2 and D3---and a study (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, July 5, 2017) underlines the fact that they don't have equal nutritional value. Resea... Read more
Nola, Nola, Nola..................
Monday, December 04, 2017      18 comments

We had just finished eating supper last night when the phone rang. This is usually the time that we get the most calls from someone who is selling something, so we usually just let the phone ring until the answering machine picks up a message a... Read more
What Has Your Favorite Christmas Present Been So Far?
Sunday, December 03, 2017      14 comments

This one is so easy for me. We had been married for about 2 years and had talked off and on about getting a dog. I knew the dog I wanted and I also wanted not just one, but a mating pair so that we could raise and sell puppies. We were both t... Read more

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