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Hello, and Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. My thoughts are with everyone in the path of Hurricane Ida, this morning, and as it weakens everyone in it’s path. We had just moved to Florida when Hurricane Katrina hit LA 16 years ago, yesterday. I remember watching the devastation on the TV […]

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updated Health Buddy Melissa Mission and privacy statement

Updated 2/4/2021. I hope everyone had a marvelous Christmas.  It was a beautiful day here and we were blessed with lots of love.  We had a full week of finishing up shopping, lunches out, wrapping gifts, dinner prep, etc. I am 51 years old, and I have CKD. I am a LPN of 34 years. […]

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Throwback Thursday: Why Obesity Was Rare In The 50’s

Hello, and Happy Thursday! I have had a crazy week and I feel like I have totally neglected my readers. I still have so much to discuss on the topic of Obesity, and the month is almost over. My newsletter was supposed to go out yesterday, but I will literally not home at all yesterday […]

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Obesity Causes Dementia!?

Whoa, and Happy Tuesday! It is Obesity Awareness Month, so be sure and check out all of the other posts on this topic in the archives, or just search the word obesity. Dementia touches my life in so many ways. I work on a Memory Care Unit with Dementia residents, and I have a loved […]

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Family Cook Off #2

I totally forgot to share this on Tuesday, so I am sharing it today instead. There will be a few other tidbits in this post. On Tuesday, my husband, daughter, and myself held the second round of our Family Cook Off. This is meant to be fun, family time, and a little competition too. This […]

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Holy Fructosenomics!

OK, so I totally made that word up. But, I had already done a post last year titled What the Fructose! So, I had to come up with something. For the purposes of this post, because the topic is very complex, and there is a lot to it, I am going to make some key […]

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Sugar and Obesity!

Hello, and welcome to another Healthy Tips on Tuesday post. October is Obesity Awareness Month, or improve your Metabolic Syndrome Health Marker if you prefer. You will find two videos below. I urge you to watch them both. Remember not only fat people have Metabolic Syndrome, and not all Obese people do either. But, if […]

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Going From Stage 3b CKD to Stage 2 CKD!

Hello, and Happy Monday! The sun is shining and my spirits are lifted. I am so very excited for my Kidney appt. this Thursday! A little back story. If you are new here, and you don’t feel like reading 2 years worth of updates on my kidney journey, I will give a very short summary. […]

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Homemade Pumpkin Protein Bars!

Hello, and Happy Foodie Friday! You know October is pumpkin season, right? Well it is. I am funny about protein bars. I am a texture kind of girl so a a lot of them just have a strange texture to me. The only one I have found, and I have tried a lot, are these […]

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Stop Calling It Obesity?

Hello, and welcome back to another Thinking on Thursday topic. For the whole month of October I am discussing Obesity. But, as you can see in my title I posed the topic as a question. However, by the end of the post I think you will see why I think it should be a statement. […]

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Why Should You Care About Obesity?

Hello, and welcome back to another Healthy Tips on Tuesday post. If you have been reading along then you know that for the month of October I am discussing Obesity. This is the third post on that topic, so please be sure to read the other two, as I don’t intend to repeat myself for […]

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