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Frederick Douglass in his autobiography said, “Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” Maya Angelou said, “When you know better, you do better.” I bring the wisdom of both mentors with me every time I go food shopping. Their wisdom and my research has me shopping at no less than four and sometimes… Read More

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Freedom from Back Pain

Having suffered with sciatica pain for several years, I’m happy to say that it has been five years since my last knock down, drag out flare up and I’m working proactively to keep it that way. Now don’t get me wrong; Ms. Sciatica has tried to clear her painful throat a few times, but when… Read More

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Getting Ready for 2017

New Year 2017

It’s the end of the year and I’ve been looking through this year’s blog posts. That was real easy to do since I only had 2 blog posts in 2016. To extend my stroll down memory lane, I decided to look through 2015’s posts. That was a little more labor intensive since I had a… Read More

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TENS 7000 Case

Some time ago my chiropractor suggested I purchase a TENS unit to help with tight muscles in the upper leg area. For those of you unfamiliar with a TENS unit it is a portable electronic stimulator unit. It stimulates nerves and muscles electronically. (The acronym TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) Why did he… Read More

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Happy Feet

I’ve got happy feet! As a matter of fact, I’ve got very happy feet! I attribute some of my foot happiness to Soft Star shoes. If you haven’t heard of them, take a visit over to their website to see what they’re all about. If you’re into high fashion, high heels and red carpet walk… Read More

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Acupressure

It’s been quite some time since I’ve had to deal with the excruciating pain of sciatica. Whenever I felt that all too familiar twinge, I’d massage the back of opposite hip and it would go away. I learned that trick from my acupuncturist. When I first went to my acupuncturist in obvious pain on my… Read More

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Apothecary

Below is a photo of my pharmacy:     I am the pharmacist, and this is what my prescription looks like when it is filled.   ‘Nuff Said!  … Read More

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Sneeze

This year is a particularly bad year for hay fever sufferers. I’m not sure if the lack of rain has much to do with it, but things are pretty bad up here in the Northeast. The amount of dust and pollen being kicked up by my neighbor cutting his lawn caused me to run inside… Read More

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Celery

I ask this question because my daughter recently had a conniption because she found bugs on her organic celery stalks. When I walked into the kitchen to find out the cause of the commotion, she, in a rather shrill voice exclaimed, “There are little black bug things on my celery!” My response, “Okay, wash them… Read More

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Snow Shovel Workout

I’ve decided to make snow my best friend this winter. Well, not really my best friend but a useful inconvenience. This winter we seem to be pounded with snow; anywhere from the nuisance 3-inch snow up to a couple of feet of snow. Instead of sitting home grumbling about the annoyance, I decided to put… Read More

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