My Take on the Basics For Healthy Eating, Food I Avoid

pasta

When I saw a Homeopath about 4 years ago, I remember her saying, “We should all be gluten-free”.  Indeed, this went right along with the ideas in a book I had recently read called “Grain Brain” by Dr. David Perlmutter.  If you have never heard of him, I suggest you…

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Adjusting to a Life With Poly-Cystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

living with PKD

From what I understand there are many people out there suffering with PKD (poly-cystic kidney disease) but it’s a (mostly) invisible disease.  When I pass them on the sidewalk or shop next to them in the grocery store, they look like anyone else.  Many people don’t even know they have…

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Knitting is Fun and Relaxing, But Does it Also Lower Blood Pressure?

skeins of yarn hank

As I’ve recently picked up the knitting needles once again, I began to wonder if knitting could lower blood pressure.  It keeps me from snacking at night while I watch television, but I wondered if maybe it was actually good for my health. It’s definitely a relaxing pastime, and some…

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