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Continuing Sciatica Saga

My chiropractic visits are now down to twice a week. He has given me permission to get back on the bike for, get this, 12 to 15 minutes at a time. What?! 12-15 minutes! And, to make things worse, he says, “Don’t go all out. Take it at a nice easy pace.” He should have… Read More

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A Mini-Indoor Garden

My recent dietary changes to include more fresh fruits and vegetables, preferably organic, led me to my latest adventure. My son likes to call it vertical gardening but I call it sprouting. I used to purchase my alfalfa or broccoli sprouts from the health store. I would spend anywhere from $2-$4 for little container. The… Read More

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Walking Ain’t so Bad

Because I’m undergoing treatment for sciatic pain, my chiropractor took me off of all exercise except for a few muscle retraining moves and walking. He is a huge advocate for walking. According to him an hour 3 to 4 times a week is all I need. The reason why he is such a huge fan… Read More

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Sciatic Nerve

I’ve been suffering on and off with sciatica for several months (since September 2011). When it first hit, I didn’t know what it was. I knew that I was experiencing pain shooting down my leg and in my hip, but it wasn’t until it got to the point where the act of sitting or standing… Read More

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Alzheimer’s and Diet

The other day I was flipping channels and came across the Charlie Rose show. On his show, Charlie Rose had a panel of medical experts. Most of the experts were older men who have been in the medical field for 50 years or so. There was one woman on the panel that was much younger… Read More

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Rowers in Action

For those of you new to rowing, especially sweep rowing and/or sculling, you’ll find that it takes a bit of coordination. This article will focus on one small part of a rower’s stroke; it’s called feathering. As harmless as the term sounds, the technique takes a bit of skill. First of all, let’s explain what… Read More

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Approaching Sciatica Differently

Painful Sciatic Nerve

I’ve have an on and off battle with sciatica.  Every time I think it’s gone, it rears its ugly head (and I mean ugly). So far I’ve gone for chiropractic adjustments, occasional doses of ibuprofen when the pain becomes unbearable, acupuncture, stretching exercises and mega doses of vitamin C (to help reduce inflammation).  Each has… Read More

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Lentil, Cashew, Lime Soup

As I toy with raw and non-raw recipes, I find that I’m using a lot of legumes. Lentils are a favorite in my household, but this time the lentil soup took on a different twist. Not being able to rely on my old standby, Goya seasoning packets, I had to get creative. So, this time… Read More

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Raw Oatmeal Recipe

Making a bowl of raw oatmeal is easier than cooking it. It takes half the time and half the cleanup. I’m not 100% raw by any means, but since I’ve decided to take a trip on the road to raw eating, I thought it important to figure out how to make a raw breakfast. I… Read More

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Cleaning Out the Kitchen

After the kick in the gut with my Goya seasoning packets and MSG, I decided to finally do a thorough kitchen cleaning. I went through the pantry, cabinets and refrigerator to get rid of products with questionable ingredients. Some of the questionable ingredients include, but are not limited to: Mono Sodium Glutamate (and all of… Read More

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