Wellness Wednesday: Transfats and Alzheimer’s Disease

This week starts a whole series on Alzheimer’s Disease.  There is so much information to learn about Alzheimer’s prevention, risk factors, and care after getting the disease.  I read a new article just last week on Transfat and how studies are showing how it is linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.  The video […]

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Mindful Monday: Mindful Eating

If the definition of Mindfulness is focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, then Mindful Eating is focusing one’s awareness on what one is eating in the present moment.  That is a basic definition.  There is a lot to Mindful Eating.  But, it starts with accepting and loving yourself first.  Then as one works through […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Acne Part 2

Updated 3/17/2021 Last week I told you about a very affordable product to clean your face.  My daughter and I both use that product.  Lucky for me at age 50 Acne is not so much an issue anymore.  But, my teen daughter has to deal with it.  We found a product that she loved at […]

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Mindful Monday: You Are What You Eat!

How many times have you heard that in your life?  Do you believe it?  Does it offend you?  I have two ways that I used to look at this idea, one good, one bad. First the bad.  I used to get offended by this statement.  Mostly because I was ignorant of what the people who […]

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Want To Try My New Empower Plan for Free?

I was feeling a little under the weather yesterday.  We had a Tropical Storm come over us, and those low-pressure systems always make me feel icky.  Back to normal, today, though.  As part of my Holistic Health Coaching class, we should practice the Empower plan.  It is 90 minutes in length, and I am offering […]

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Food on Friday Chocolate Cupcake Day CKD and Diabetes Variations

Before I dive into the cupcakes, a quick update.  Tomorrow, I will be sharing how you can buy Health Buddy Melissa gift cards for loved ones for Christmas, and a cool freebie for five lucky people.  So, be sure and check back tomorrow. Now for the cupcakes.  October 18th is Chocolate Cupcake Day.  If you […]

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Don’t let acne steal your thunder

Edited 3/17/2021 Did you know there is a product that can help get rid of Acne, which costs only 98 cents?  At least where I live it does.  It may cost more where you live. When I was growing up we did not have a lot of money.  My mother was not going to spend […]

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Organic Candy and CKD

Updated 9/22/2021 I found the website I am going to share with you quite by accident while researching another topic.  It is not just Organic Candy that they offer either.  They have candy for specific diets, allergies, gluten-free, vegan etc.  What did I like most about this website?  Well for someone with CKD, organic is […]

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Health Buddy Melissa Updates

Welcome!  I am happy you are here.  I have a lot of new updates to bring up.  So, let us get right to it. My education in Health Coaching has grown.  I completed Guided Imagery, Herbalism, and Aromatherapy certification courses.  You will now be seeing information about those things.  I did not finish the Meditation […]

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My Top 5 Halloween Candy Picks for CKD

If you read this blog then you know I am stage 3A, stable and want to keep it that way.  I would actually be thrilled to be stage 2 again, but doctors discourage that thought.  Starting with Halloween begins the holiday seasons of stressful parties, eating, over-eating, and not feeling well.  It doesn’t have to […]

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