Eat organic, lower cancer risk 25%?

Eat Organic: Lower cancer risk by 25%        (From the heart and travel news below) Dear One, Is it true? If it is, what would you do about it? Spend the money? Lobby for policy change to increase government support for organic food production? Or ignore the data? Rachel and Charles Benbrook just published an article […]

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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 […]

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Genetics?

Gentle Reader, (This was first published a couple years ago, but not in the Health and Fitness blog thread).     In this post, the latest info on genetic variations.  Where is the norm? No one is perfect Because my youngest daughter Ruth was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer three summers ago, after already having a melanoma removed […]

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Alternative pain relief

Plants for Alternative Pain Relief Boswellia serrata Extracts of Boswellia serrata have been clinically studied for osteoarthritis and joint function, particularly for osteoarthritis of the knee. Positive effects of Boswellia in some chronic inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, bronchial asthma, osteoarthritis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease have been reported. A Boswellia extract marketed under the name Wokvel has undergone human efficacy, comparative, […]

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tennis elbow and fatty acids

Gentle Reader, Fatty Acids, Antioxidants May Help “Tennis Elbow” Are you plagued with tennis elbow?  Other inflammed joints?  Perhaps this Danish study on the use of fatty acids to reduce tennis elbow inflammation will be of interest. FREDENSBORG, DENMARK (Reuters Health) – A combination of essential fatty acids and antioxidants appears to be an effective […]

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What is memory?

Just what is Memory anyway?   We use the word “memory” without understanding what it is. Our memory is a complex system that can dictate our day-to-day behavior. Memory can be defined in several ways, including: the process by which the brain stores and remembers information. remembered from the past. the remembering of a deceased […]

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Healthier bones

Gentle Reader, Do you ever have the experience of anticipating a really big event that is going to make demands on your body?  You become more aware of the little aches and pains, the warning signals that all is not well?  Maybe bone health has gotten worse. You worry about an escalation of the little […]

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arthritic hands

Gentle Reader, Several friends have complained about arthritis in the hands.  There are some things you can do to reduce the pain, increase mobility and slow the process down. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by breakdown of cartilage, with eventual loss of the cartilage of the joints. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves […]

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Sleep and Arthritis Pain

Gentle Reader, What’s up with not getting a deep, long sleep at night?  I have heard from several of my customers that falling asleep is no problem, but they wake up in the night and can’t get back to sleep afterward.  Not getting a good night’s sleep is a serious concern in our modern busy […]

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Arthritis or Tendonitis?

Gentle Reader, Tendonitis or arthritis?  Which is it?  My oldest daughter (52) was feeling sprightly one morning in Ecstatic Dance and accepted an invitation to do a cartwheel and round off.  Why not?  She is fit, exercises daily and used to do them easily when she was a gymnast back in high school.  So off […]

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