85 Miles on El Camino

Eighty-five miles of walking on sections of El Camino de Santiago, a spiritual pilgrimage across Spain. Seekers have been making this journey since the 9th century. I’ll turn 85 in a few days (August 2nd). I am full of gratitude for a body that functions, for family who joined and supported me, for the wherewithal … Continue reading 85 Miles on El Camino

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Why is turmeric good for you?

(From the Heart is below, plus info about the new issue of Basic G+ so read on.) Turmeric Boost from Shaklee is a highly absorbable form of Curcuminoids (they added black pepper to help). Turmeric has been used to reduce inflammation (arthritis), natural pain relief, joint pain relief, heart health, clearing brain fog and more. … Continue reading Why is turmeric good for you?

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Resisting your fitness goals?

Gentle Reader, How often I hear the gloomy discouragement “I want to exercise, but I just don’t do it as often as I need to. I can’t get results. I’m not losing weight.” Gyms make nearly all their money by signing people up who never show up after the first visit. Even at my Xgym … Continue reading Resisting your fitness goals?

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Recovery from Surgery

Gentle Reader, Facebook comments and face to face remarks about my happy and speedy recovery from surgery prompt me to share the whole story. I am no superwoman. I am a Shaklee woman. I do have the attitude of “be well, do well and keep moving,” but attitude alone cannot knit together tissue that has … Continue reading Recovery from Surgery

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surgery for arthritis

Gentle Reader, There comes a time when surgery for arthritis makes sense. I have reached that time. I began blogging at www.NoWheelchair.wordpress.com in 2004, to share strategies a person with arthritis could use to avoid taking medication or having surgery. My posts have been about my own journey to manage increasingly severe osteoarthritis and spinal … Continue reading surgery for arthritis

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Cortisone for Sciatica

Gentle Reader, Sciatica, sciatica, sciatica.  On every hand I hear people complaining about sciatic pain, drop foot, back difficulties and arthritis in general.  I have had more acute sciatic pain plus a long stretch of time at home (no travel plans until July) so I decided to try cortisone for sciatica.  I first focussed on … Continue reading Cortisone for Sciatica

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Physical Therapy

This article is part of a series of posts I have written about various therapies that may be helpful to relieve suffering due to arthritis. Physical Therapy has not been high on my list of therapies helpful to relieve sciatica.  However, pain up and down my right leg emanating from pinched nerves at L5 and … Continue reading Physical Therapy

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walking improves brain health

Gentle Reader,   To my delight, my signature byline, Be Well, Do Well and Keep moving, points as much to brain health as managing arthritis. Recent studies show that walking improves brain health.   In August 2010, Live Science reported on a study involving a group of “Professional Couch-Potatoes.” This is what one researcher called … Continue reading walking improves brain health

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Charlie Horse remedy

Gentle Reader, The Charlie Horse remedy is a welcome answer to miserable breath-stopping pain. Read on for suggestions on how to deal with your next Charlie Horse when it happens and how to potentially avoid its coming on. If you have been following my blog posts from Italy, you know that I have been suffering … Continue reading Charlie Horse remedy

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bike crash

Gentle Reader, I did not write last week.  I had to let the effects of a bike crash at the beach take hold before I let you in on it.  I was off at the beach with the Finneys, my stepfamily, who turned out in big numbers to enjoy Long Beach, WA’s wave action, drift … Continue reading bike crash

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