Vitamin D is a workhorse in the human body. It tackles its most well known purpose: Working with calcium to strengthen bones. But its function is much more than that. Vitamin D has been linked to disease prevention from head to toe and holds links to the management of conditions … [Read more...] about Are You Low In Vitamin D? 5 Symptoms To Consider
Fabgrandpa was diagnosed with COPD about six years ago. We were working at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, at an elevation of nearly 9,000 feet. Every Spring when we went back to work, it took longer and longer for him to acclimated to the elevation. He had a hard time … [Read more...] about Fabgrandpa Has COPD, But What Is That Exactly?
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CaringMadeEasy #CollectiveBias Our Mother is 88 years old. She has always been a very independent, strong, hardworking woman. She raised five children, … [Read more...] about We Depend On Depend® To Keep Our Mother Comfortable
When we were called and asked to come in to Dr. Rouse's office just a couple of days after Fabgrandpa's stress test, I knew it would not be good news. Doctors don't call you that quick when it is happy or good news. So, when we went in and heard that Fabgrandpa needed to go for a … [Read more...] about Cardiac Catheterization: Fabgrandpa’s Heart Surgery
In the ongoing circle of going to doctors, trying to figure out what is wrong with the man of the house, we have now seen Dr. Howell, the primary care physician; Dr. G, the Ear/Nose/Throat doctor; Dr. Mikolides, the neurologist; Dr. Whitney, The vascular surgeon; Dr. Robinson, … [Read more...] about Fabgrandpa: Scheduled For A Cardiac Catheterization
Do you ever have those moments where you feel like you need to do something, but you just don't have the motivation to get it done. If you are like me, the thing you need to do at that moment will be put aside for an hour, a day, a week, and on and on until it has become months … [Read more...] about Four Reasons I Haven’t Been Writing About My Life Lately
Telomerase At the end of your DNA is something called "telomerase" which sort of binds it together. Think of it like the tape at the end of a shoestring, holding the fibers together. Over time, that tape gets maligned, damaged, and falls off. It's only a short … [Read more...] about Healthy Activities and Habits Bring Back Youth
As you may already know if you have been a reader of my blog for very long, I love gardening. After my surgery in 2012 that left me disabled, I discovered that I would not be able to garden in the way that I always had. It took some time for me to find a new way to make a … [Read more...] about Learning to Grow Your Own Food Comes with a Host of Benefits