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Sciatica Update (and Hopefully My Last)

Sciatica Update (and Hopefully My Last)

| November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Medications Not Covered by Insurance

Medications Not Covered by Insurance

| May 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

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!  

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Treat Hay Fever Naturally with Vitamin C

Treat Hay Fever Naturally with Vitamin C

| May 12, 2015 | 2 Comments

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 […]

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How Far Away Have We Gotten from Our Food?

How Far Away Have We Gotten from Our Food?

| April 8, 2015 | 2 Comments

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 […]

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Snow Shovel Workout

Snow Shovel Workout

| February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Challenge Your Brain – Learn Dvorak

Challenge Your Brain – Learn Dvorak

| January 21, 2015 | 2 Comments

Dvorak is not an alien race from Star Trek such as the Romulans or Klingons, neither is it some type of fad new spoken language. Dvorak is a type of keyboard layout. Yes, there is another keyboard layout other than QWERTY. In reading the book, How the Body Knows its Mind, by Sian Beilock, Chapter […]

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Sweet Potato Lasagna in Slow Cooker

Sweet Potato Lasagna in Slow Cooker

| January 15, 2015 | 2 Comments

A different spin on the classic lasagna is to cook it in your crock pot. The basic premise is the same. You layer the ingredients and then you bake. This time, however, instead of using pasta I chose to use sweet potatoes. Why use sweet potatoes? Simple, they’re nutrient rich and tasty. When I cook […]

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Here’s How I Finally Got Rid of My Dry Rough Hands

Here’s How I Finally Got Rid of My Dry Rough Hands

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

For years I was plagued with rough, dry hands. My hands were so rough that I barely wanted to touch myself. My hubby and kids complained and joked about my rough, dry hands. “Mom we don’t need scouring pads to clean the pots. Why don’t you just rub them with your hands?” I believed the […]

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Drink More Water

Drink More Water

| August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

I recently read the book, Your Body’s Many Cries for Water by Dr. Batmanghelidj, M.D.  As a result, I’ve been drinking more water. I always questioned the requirement to drink 8 8-oz of water daily. Even more outlandish was the requirement to drink the equivalent of ½ of your body weight in ounces of water. […]

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Does Red Meat Contribute to Menopausal Hot Flashes?

Does Red Meat Contribute to Menopausal Hot Flashes?

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

I don’t know if there is scientific proof that red meat contributes to menopausal hot flashes, but I do know that I gave up red meats a little over a month ago (June 18th) and within a couple of days the flashes began do diminish. After a couple of weeks they only occurred once or […]

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