Ever had to consider a sin cancer treatment plan? We have. After Jim was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer, the next step was to decide on a surgeon in order to get those lymph nodes biopsied right away and determine whether cancer had spread or not. All of this happened rather quickly over the next 2 months. Here’s what it was like for Jim (and me) and how things are today.
Women & heart attacks – Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer among women? Here are the warning signs of a heart attack for women. They are often different from the warning signs for men! Plus info about Wear Red Day which helps to raise awareness about heart disease in women.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 to make a heating pad yourself. A microwavable heating pad is great to use whenever you need to apply some indirect heat for pain relief, comfort, or warmth. Follow these step-by-step directions to make your own heating pads and don’t throw away the stray sock that shows up after you’ve thrown it’s pair out!
Salt is difficult to avoid — especially since manufacturers add it to most foods in the form of sodium chloride in order to “improve” the taste. However, by modifying your eating habits just a little bit, you can drastically reduce your salt intake! Here’s how…
Here’s a hard look at the real facts about antioxidants. We confront some of the more sensational claims concerning antioxidants so you can see the truth about how antioxidants work in the human body, their role in combating disease, and just how effective they really are as medicinal treatments.
Every year millions of us try to lose weight, but we often don’t succeed because the diet plans are too hard to follow, or we lose focus. So what does work? By listening to the latest scientific research, you might stand a better chance of succeeding. Try the following weight loss methods and you could lose weight more easily than you’ve ever done before.
The precious nutrients from sugar cane are concentrated in blackstrap molasses. For optimal health, you should look for organic, unsulphured molasses. Some of the health benefits include: curing cancerous tumors, fibroid tumors, anxiety, constipation, edema, heart palpitations, anemia, arthritic pain, joint pain, acne, gray hair, and more!
Here are some important points about CT scans that everyone needs to know. CT scan radiation is a serious issue. Here’s when to say NO to a Cat Scan.
My goal is to stage a fun, beachy photo just for use on this printed yoga mat. Mine will have ‘writing in the sand’ and a barefoot photo taken on one of our favorite beaches. What will your photo yoga mat have on it?
The lesson: Whenever someone is about to sneeze in person, try to move farther than 5 feet away from them. And if you’re on a plane when someone sneezes, count the number of rows between you and them. If it’s less than 10, you better take some Airborne right away or some other immunity-booster!
Here are some tips for staying germ-free at home, at work, and when you travel. Many of them I either use myself, or I plan to start using real soon…
Are you a germ freak? I’m not really, but I will admit to being more aware of germs these days. I found this great germ book online, and it’s on sale right now… just $4 including shipping!
It’s fun to think about what makes you happy, compared to what you think would make your partner happy. I found some of the ‘men’ ones interesting…
Mashed potatoes and baked potatoes… both are easy to make and one of them is especially good for your skin! See which one.
I’ve been living with Lyme Disease in Tennessee for years now. Here’s my story — how I got Lyme Disease from a tick bite and the Lyme Disease rash that followed. Plus, a little about the Lyme Disease movie that had a huge impact on me, a list of people in Nashville Tennessee with Lyme Disease, and a little about Lyme Disease doctors in Nashville Tennessee.
I’ve found a number of neck stretches that really work for me to alleviate the tense pressure in my neck that builds up after spending time at the computer. This neck pain that usually lingers into the night. The following neck stretches are some of the same ones that the chiropractor and physical therapist recommended to me. They really work!
What do you think? Is city water (or tap water) better for you than bottled water? Here are some interesting results from a 4-year study by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Whenever I get injured, I always forget whether I’m supposed to use ice therapy or heat therapy. Is it ice on sore muscles and heat to relax pinched nerves? Or vice versa? If you’re anything like me you will love this information so you’ll know once and for all how and when to use these therapies. Here’s the scoop…
After being diagnosed with Lyme Disease, my symptoms went away for 1 year and then returned with a vengeance. See the meds my doctor prescribed right away, what my first official round of Lyme Disease treatment was like, and how my Lyme Disease symptoms changed after beginning treatment for Lyme Disease.
There is a new government report regarding the safety of plastic bottles. Supposedly, if there’s a 3, 6, or 7 inside that little triangle on the bottom of the bottle, then it’s not the best kind of plastic that you’d want to be eating or drinking from. Here’s the inside scoop about all of those numbers on the bottom of plastic bottles…
As much as I wish I could speak for my Autistic niece Shelby… I can’t. And as much I wish I could scream and shout for all of the injustices that she and her parents have had to deal with on a daily basis… that wouldn’t do any good either. So, from my faraway corner of the world, I find peace and satisfaction when I can share some of the specific things that have helped to clarify things for me a bit. Or have helped me find an even greater sense of hope for Shelby’s future.
I’m thinking of trying local honey to lessen the effects of my allergies and hay fever this year. I’ve heard that local honey is the key to building up antibodies in your body — thanks to the local bees who produce the local honey.
It’s so confusing. How much of each vitamin? Which vitamin supplements should you take? And why are vitamins so important? Jim and I are beginning to feel the effects of 40-something coming down on us. So I figured, one of the better things we could do for our bodies is to get healthy from the inside out. Here’s what I’ve learned about multivitamins and the ones we ultimately chose…
This video will make you think twice before you drink out of the glass in your hotel room next time!
You’ve probably seen Randy Pausch a lot on the news lately. He’s the Carnegie Mellon Professor who is dying from pancreatic cancer. What makes him — and his message — so memorable are the amazing details of his life — and OUR lives in general — that Randy shared in his ‘Last Lecture’ on September 18, 2007. Watch the video below…