It’s a Journey – Sooner or Later

It’s a Journey – Sooner or Later

Sooner or later you will open the newspaper and find my obituary. I hope it says that I “passed peacefully” on a certain date. My daughter will have written that obituary, eloquently describing all my great qualities, some of which will be a stretch. My 

Being healthy is your best choice.

Healthy means “not sick.” Sick means feeling bad and/or having symptoms that send you to the doctor or the emergency room. If they can afford it, sick people take medications. Medications don’t usually cure the sickness but (hopefully) allay the symptoms and ward off dying 

Worried about virus “variants”?

For days now the news has been the arrival of virus “variants”, the first of which popped up in the UK. Now they appear to be in 36 of the US states. And that is just today. So now the worry is whether the vaccine 

Body Fat and Covid-19

Why is it that the majority of folks hospitalized and frequently dying after COVID-19 infection have lots of excess body fat? What is going on here? Let’s start at the beginning. The virus that causes COVID-19 enters cells by attaching the virus corona (crown) to 

Covid-19 and the Immune System

I spent the week between Christmas and New Year’s day with family. There was a lot of isolation and COVID-19 testing for everyone prior to and after this celebration. I ate some stuff that I am not supposed to eat. For example, my great grandchildren 

Let’s just get this over with!

Let’s just get this over with!

Early on in this COVID-19 pandemic Montgomery County and the little counties in Arkansas surrounding us had very few diagnosed COVID-19 cases. And just to be on the safe side, we avoided being tested – as if testing was the problem. Certainly we didn’t talk 

What to do when you are unhealthy

What to do? Keep it simple! “How do you feel? How much weight has crept up over the years? How much pain do you have? What other symptoms do you have? What reasons do you have for going to the doctor? How many diagnosed conditions 

The path to diabetes and beyond

My last post ended with guidance on how to test your blood sugar. Here is what I said. “Cook a medium potato without any additions. No butter, no sour cream, nothing but the potato. Test your blood sugar and write the number down. Eat the 

Is your immune system prepared for COVID-19?

Is your immune system prepared for COVID-19?

If you happen to live in Montgomery County, AR you probably noted that we had our second diagnosed COVID-19 case. Both cases have since recovered. We don’t know if this second case is a man or a woman. Let’s just call the person Doe for 

COVID-19 — Are you “susceptible”?

Susceptible – “likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing.” Take note, it said “harmed.” Technically we already know that about 80% of the total population will not be harmed by COVID-19, that most will have no symptoms. Others will have