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What is a Baker’s Cyst?

Baker's Cyst

Imagine my surprise when the lump on the back of my leg behind the knee was diagnosed as a baker’s cyst. What the heck is that? Symptoms of a Baker’s Cyst I had worked particularly hard in my last spinning class. The tension was turned full tilt as I did a seated climb up an… Read More

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Running and Aching Knees

Running Track

I had given up running back in May of 2010 because of a sore tensor fasciae latae muscle. I started cycling instead. My sore TFL was a mixed blessing. You see, I don’t really enjoy running, but I know it’s the best way to keep my weight down and improve my cardiovascular health. It’s also… Read More

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Neti Pot

I recently came down with an annoying sinus issue. I was about three days into the nightly stuffy nose when I remembered that I had a neti pot in the house. Waking up at 2:00 AM because you can’t breathe isn’t fun.  It’s a great time to put the neti pot to the test. What… Read More

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Squirrels Be Gone?

I am absolutely amazed at this simple remedy for squirrels in my flower box. Quite some time ago I wrote about how squirrels were destroying my flower box. I have been unable to stop them from ravaging the dirt and tossing it around the deck. Pre-Planting Discovery I have two flower boxes that are attached… Read More

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I found another product to add to my health maintenance arsenal. This product is called Eco-Dent. It replaces my old toothpaste. Eco-Dent is a tooth cleaning powder. It is used much the same way as you would use toothpaste but it’s in powder form. Before purchasing and trying this product I did a little research… Read More

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Sugar

Menopause gets a bad rap and deservedly so, but some menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, may not be caused by menopause. It might be because we’re not taking proper care of ourselves. Here’s my story (remember, it’s my story and not medical advice). I’m well within my menopause years and had suffered from my… Read More

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Trash and Baby Steps

The Johnson family’s story has had a long-lasting affect on me. If you haven’t heard about the Johnson family, read this post. If you’re pressed for time and don’t want to read that post, in a nutshell, the Johnson family produces no trash (or almost no trash). You know the old saying that once inflated… Read More

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The Greenest New Yorker Award

This one is for New Yorkers.  I received this email in my inbox a day ago and I thought I’d share it here: Who has what it takes to be I LOVE NEW YORK’s next Greenest New Yorker?  Vote below! We’ve picked 10 Semi-Finalists who exemplify an eco lifestyle either personally or professionally and who… Read More

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Bike

I had been doing pretty well with my fitness routine. I was taking spinning classes three times a week plus integrating a few other classes such as Zumba, some muscle toning exercises and walking. All was going well until I got sick. Normally, if it were just a cold, I’d suffer through it. But apparently… Read More

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What? No Trash?

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that there is a family in California that does not have to put the trash can out once a week for garbage pickup. They don’t produce any trash. Yes, that’s what I said, they don’t produce any trash, or, their trash is so minimal that it’s shocking. The family… Read More

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