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Getting Myself to Exercise

My wedding is soon.  We bought our tickets for the trip and I realized we leave in what feels like tomorrow.  I have been working on getting in shape.  When stress happens, sleep happens less and exercise seems to happen…

The Dreaded Abnormal Pap Smear

Many women dread their annual exam.  The paper gown, speculum and stirrups are no one’s favorite.   It does allow for screening for cervical cancer and abnormalities of the cervix, so it’s a good idea to take care of your lady…

What Food Additives Really Mean

Food Additive Regulation started in Congress in 1958.  Over 10,000 chemicals are now in use that prevent spoilage, enhance flavor and texture.  Safe additives where those that didn’t acutely make you sick, cause birth defects or cancer.  Yet safety and…

Selling a Diagnosis

  I don’t watch much TV but commercials these days frustrate me. They try to encourage people to walk into their doctor’s office saying they need a certain pill for something they are suffering from. Instead of letting a doctor decide, it…

Aluminum and Breast Health

Aluminum salts in antiperspirants combine with skin cells to form plugs that block the sweat ducts, leading to a decrease in perspiration. Research also shows that aluminum can be absorbed through the skin.  Other research has also shown that aluminum…

Music for My Body

One of my most prized graduation gifts was an acoustic guitar. It came from an old cowboy with whom I used to do long rides, as well as sit around a campfire and hear him play guitar after a long…

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