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Coconut Oil and Mono

Feeling Helpless Yes, mononucleosis is horrible. Not only does the inflicted person feel like death, but he feels like death for a long time. Just to give you an idea how ill Husband was, he lost 20 pounds in the first three weeks. I thought (briefly) about bottling his saliva for a new weight loss … Continue reading Coconut Oil and Mono

Cross-Reactive Foods to Gluten

"For crying out loud in the mud!"     I once heard one of my mom's friends say that when I was a child.  I thought it was so funny, that she added "in the mud"! However, this phrase came to mind when I stumbled upon a list of foods that gluten intolerant people may … Continue reading Cross-Reactive Foods to Gluten

Happiness is Doing Stuff

Happiness is Not Being a Couch Potato Sometimes the stress and demands of life leave us too frazzled and exhausted to want to try to enjoy it. Instead we flop on the couch to hang out with our friends on Friends and Seinfeld. Is this too often what you do? There are happier, more fulfilling ways to live; one … Continue reading Happiness is Doing Stuff

Intermittent Fasting for Health & Weight Loss

If you are wanting to get off the weight loss/weight gain roller coaster, intermittent fasting just may be your ticket. And it is simple, doable, inexpensive, healthy, time-saving, and even age-old. Struggling with diabetes or pre-diabetes? Intermittent fasting may be the solution you are looking for. Plagued by an autoimmune disease? Give intermittent fasting a … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting for Health & Weight Loss

Ending STARTOVERS

What is the STARTOVER Mentality Most of you know what it is. You start a diet plan, likely do well on it for days or weeks, then a certain lack of resolve hits. You decide its a good idea to discontinue your plan and start over on Monday, or after Mother's Day, or the day … Continue reading Ending STARTOVERS

Solutions to “Why Can’t I Fall Asleep” & Other Sleep Problems

There are 2 main categories related to problems with sleep: 1) Difficulty falling asleep and 2) Difficulty staying asleep or having wakeful periods in the middle of night. One might add to that poor sleep quality, but the solution to that is pretty much covered in this post anyway. Have you ever heard the saying, … Continue reading Solutions to “Why Can’t I Fall Asleep” & Other Sleep Problems

Constipation: Easy Remedies

Constipation Constipation needs to be taken seriously.  I don't want to scare you, but I want to scare you. So that you take it seriously. There are several important reasons. First of all, and one that I believe is one of the most important, is that fecal material carries toxins out of your body; constipation … Continue reading Constipation: Easy Remedies

Quirky Thursday: Improving Your Microbiome

This post is written by a guest, my fellow-health-fanatic sister Rosanna, who is an author of a book for older children, called The House of Tower, a blogger, a retired neonatal registered nurse and a wife, mother, and grandmother.  I asked her to write about this subject for a Quirky Thursday post because we were having … Continue reading Quirky Thursday: Improving Your Microbiome

Quirky Thursday: Olives and Mold

Quirky Thursday posts are ones a little heavier on the humor side, with some health info thrown in. Usually. I hope you are enlivened and enlightened by todays post. I was going to write about the importance of sleep; then it was sleep and mold, both being on my mind. Then it segued into and … Continue reading Quirky Thursday: Olives and Mold