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Know Your Numbers

Planning your pathway to wellness is just like planning any other journey.  You have to know your starting point, your destination, and define any checkpoints along the way.   90 more words


Women's Heart Disease Risk Factors

Carrie Fisher’s death from a heart attack this past Tuesday has emphasized the importance of women’s heart health.  My previous post discussed general statistics about heart disease in women as well as some symptoms of heart disease and heart attacks.   581 more words


7 Triglyceride Lowering Foods

When it comes to combatting high triglyceride levels, switching to a healthy diet is the first and the best course of action. Essential to your body’s functionality, triglycerides are stored in your fat cells and later released for energy in between meals. 395 more words

A Sudden and Unexpected End of an Era

I just came home from another 10 days in the hospital. Collectively, I spent nearly half of November in a hospital bed.

I missed Thanksgiving. 892 more words


Walking on sunshine

Last Thursday, I  had my own personal judgement day – my endocrinologist appointment. After 3 months of 4-5 times a day finger sticking, pre-meal boluses, a drastically changed diet and a few more things thrown in for good measure, I was feeling pretty good about this visit. 319 more words

On flu shots and blood work

Last Thursday, I posted Tips on fighting the flu. I thought it was a good time for these tips as we are entering flu season. Also, I had an appointment to get my own flu shot on the following day. 375 more words


Does Garlic help lower cholesterol?

Ever wonder if your mother’s old saying that garlic was good for your heart was just an old wives tale or if it actually had some basis? 229 more words