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Real Food Adventures

This post used to be the “About” page on a blog I recently created. Instead of continuing with the new blog, I thought it would be better to combine the contents of that blog with this one. I had originally created the blog entitled Real Food Adventures, when I became aware of several disturbing practices… Read More

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Grocery Store Decisions

Grocery Shopping Cart

If you’re serious about taking your health into your own hands there are a few videos that you should watch. Thanks to a rather insightful conversation with my sister-in-law, I found out about the following videos: Forks over Knives Food, Inc. Food Matters Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Each of these movies takes a different… Read More

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Belly Fat or Belly Bloat?

Fat Belly

Over the past few months, I’ve noticed my ever expanding waistline. I know that as we get older sometimes we put on weight in the midsection area, but this weight gain had me mystified. Symptom Number 1 I’ve been exercising on a regular basis, eating healthy meals and haven’t been losing much weight at all… Read More

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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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