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Harold is Recovering nicely!

Harold is Recovering nicely!

About 3 weeks ago I got a call from Harold, a friend of the family. I wish he had called sooner. Anyway, he had been plagued with persistent thirst, a constant need to urinate, including overnight, and not feeling so good. He has had trouble…

Four important questions you want to answer!

Four important questions you want to answer!

Just yesterday an acquaintance mentioned that his doctor was concerned about his cholesterol. Actually this happens with a fair amount of frequency. Folks read my newspaper articles so they know who I am. In fact, sometimes they come to examine my grocery cart at the…

How important is protein in your diet?

How important is protein in your diet?

Some talk (seemingly forever) about carbohydrates (the sugar in plants) or fat as the bad guys in health and obesity. I confess a level of guilt in the sugar category. And you may be sick of it, particularly since I keep suggesting you change what…

A Calcium Paradox – the bone/artery connection

A Calcium Paradox – the bone/artery connection

How are your bones? Maybe your doctor says you have osteoporosis or osteopenia. Osteopenia is when your bones are weaker than normal but not so far gone that they break easily, which is the mark of osteoporosis. Sometimes you get diagnosed by a bone density…

The Source of the Trouble is Digestion

The Source of the Trouble is Digestion

In a past post, Tomatoes are Healthy – Usually, Amelia just had one problem. On the other hand, Martha and Margaret in I am so sick of being sick and There is No Way That Food Could be Causing This  had many problems. Interestingly, in…

Eggs are the best!

Eggs are the best!

If you are as old as I am, you may remember the “incredible, Edible Egg” ads created by the American Egg Board in 1975. One can’t necessarily believe anything in a marketing campaign but, in this case, they were so right. Eggs are incredible despite…

Gasoline in the fuel tank is useless if the motor doesn’t run

Gasoline in the fuel tank is useless if the motor doesn’t run

We humans sometimes want to believe that food is just to make us happy. We relish the taste and the social aspects of eating. And while these are good things, both are really just side benefits.

Something Has to Change!

Something Has to Change!

Are you paying attention to your health? My regular frustration is that so many people won’t pay attention to their health.  Sure, they are willing to go to the doctor and most do.  But that certainly doesn’t mean they are paying attention to their health;…

Not diabetic? How safe are you?

Not diabetic? How safe are you?

Nobody said you were diabetic so you think you are just fine. Maybe! To understand how safe you should feel, you need to know just a bit about what happens when you are diabetic. Type 2 diabetic You have type 2 diabetes  (T2D). Your doctor…

HELP! I have kidney stones and they hurt

HELP! I have kidney stones and they hurt

A reader I will call Maria recently called and asked me to write about kidney stones. I can’t speak from experience (thankfully) but I’m told passing a kidney stone is worse than giving birth. At least you have a sweet baby after giving birth but…