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Starch: the good, the bad, and the ugly

There’s some debate out there about starch in our diets. Some say you need it to live; some say it will make your life miserable. As always, the truth lies somewhere in the middle, and it all depends on your body and how you digest food. 567 more words

Basics

Chronic Inflammation--the Cause of my Uveitis?

Inflammation: The act of inflaming or the state of being inflamed.

Inflammation:  Localized protective reaction of tissue to irritation, injury, or infection, characterized by pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes loss of function. 2,218 more words

Uveitis

My Poor, Abandoned Readers!

Dear readers,

I know it has been literally 4 months since my last post, but I can explain. It’s not you, it’s definitely me. I’ve just had the craziest summer ever, and the aim of this post is just to update you on that, as well as to get back into the routine of writing blog posts as we head into next semester at university. 1,162 more words

Iritis

As part of my AS (Ankylosing Spondylitis) I have Iritis attacks. They are very debilitating.

Traditional medicine calls for the use of steroids to manage this condition. 107 more words

Anti-Inflammatory

Losing Sight of Normal

One of the first jobs I had right out of college was at a residential treatment center for children.  The section of the center that I worked in was called the shelter care unit.   884 more words

Eye Diseases

Can't Stop the Music

Growing up my family sang together.  For a year we toured the states of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky, singing at churches, parties, supper clubs.  We even made one of those vinyl cylinder’s called a record.  1,039 more words

Eye Diseases

Cataract Shmataract

For most people having a cataract is no big deal…cataract schmataract…whateva.  You schedule a surgery, choose whether you want to see close or far away, have your surgery and then…voila, you can see again.  524 more words

Eye Diseases