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Oh the Aching Cuboid!

Oh the Aching Cuboid!

| October 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

As recently as three days ago I didn’t know what a cuboid was. After all, it’s a funny sounding name and when folks complain of aches and pains, you never hear about the cuboid. Well, after my hubby’s recent experience with a wandering cuboid, I hope and pray my cuboid remains in place forever.  Here’s […]

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Maybe it’s the Poop…

Maybe it’s the Poop…

| July 27, 2010 | 8 Comments

This post is not for the squeamish. If you’re pretty close to your goal weight (I’d say within 10 to 20 pounds) and you seem to have excess belly bloat and your pant waist seems tight, maybe it’s the poop. Hear me out…I’ll try to start from the beginning. Quite some time ago when I […]

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Buying the Right Running Shoes – A Huge Decision

Buying the Right Running Shoes – A Huge Decision

| May 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Now that my tensor fascia latae muscle is on the mend, it’s time for me to get serious about developing a running routine.  In accordance with my chiropractor’s instructions, I decided to speed up my running pace.  He believes the problem I had with my tensor fascia muscle as a result of running too slow. […]

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Tensor Fasciae Latae Pain – Was it the Sneakers?

Tensor Fasciae Latae Pain – Was it the Sneakers?

| May 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

My last post I wrote about my painful tensor fasciae latae muscle (my daughter calls it my mocha latte muscle). Anyway, I won’t reinvent the wheel here, if you want to hear my tale of woe you could read it here. Painful TFL Progress It’s been a 10 days since writing about the painful muscle. […]

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What is a Tensor Fasciae Latae and Why does Mine Hurt?

What is a Tensor Fasciae Latae and Why does Mine Hurt?

| May 6, 2010 | 144 Comments

I recently had the dubious pleasure of discovering a new muscle in my body. The muscle is called the Tensor Fasciae Latae. This lovely little muscle is located in the hip area. If you haven’t discovered yours, count yourself lucky. How I discovered My Tensor Fasciae Latae I started running again. I decided to get […]

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Too Scared to Get a Colonoscopy?

Too Scared to Get a Colonoscopy?

| June 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

Well, after all of my recent posts on the colon, colon cancer and colonoscopies, I realized I hadn’t shared my experience with my life changing event. The long and the short of it is that the prep work is the worst part and the actual colonoscopy was a breeze. The Prep Instructions There are several […]

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Unexpected Benefits of a Colonoscopy

Unexpected Benefits of a Colonoscopy

| June 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

There are a couple of good things that people don’t think about after having a colonoscopy. The first good thing is finding out whether or not you have a clean bill of health. Which ever way the diagnosis leads, it’s all good. If you are all clear, no polyps no tears, then that’s great. It’s […]

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Colon Cancer – A Few Symptoms

Colon Cancer – A Few Symptoms

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

First let me start this post by saying that I’m not an expert on colon cancer. My life has indirectly been affected by it so I get to vicariously experience what it can do. One of the first signs we noticed in hind sight was blood in or on the stool. If you think you […]

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Let’s Get Rid of Those Dry, Sand-like, Rough Hands!

Let’s Get Rid of Those Dry, Sand-like, Rough Hands!

| June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Here’s the scoop. If you’re a mom (especially an at-home mom), you tend to have your hands in water a lot. The first symptoms of softness deterioration usually show up after the birth of your first child. Children cause you to constantly wash your hands. You wash your hands before you change the baby and […]

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Let’s Talk About the Colon (again)

Let’s Talk About the Colon (again)

| May 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

I started a small series on making small steps towards health but was side tracked. There are some things that have to be addressed before taking a few small steps towards health (I had to butt in with this colon post). Very recently after undergoing a colonoscopy, someone very dear to me was diagnosed with […]

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