eat for your master control center!

In case you were wondering the Master Control Center is you brain. The brain controls all functions of the body. It is obviously the most vital organ of the body and keeping it healthy is vitally important. Food plays a big role in Brain Health. I think it is often overlooked as food is overlooked […]

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Be mindful of your brain: learn a new language

Hello, and welcome to Monday! These last 9 days in June will be dedicated to Brain Health. Dementia and Alzheimer’s are diseases of the brain. Along with general Brain Health I will focus on Dementia and Alzheimer’s as well. But for today’s post I am going to discuss Language Learning and how it can help […]

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Taking a one day pause from the zero point food challenge

Today, I am taking a pause from the challenge. I am experiencing some GI upset, most likely from the fat free, and sugar free food items I have been eating. I have said this before when they remove fat from foods, they have to add other things to make it taste good and these things […]

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day 5: elderly, pets, and emergency numbers

Today, is the last day of Hurricane Preparedness Week, here on Health Buddy Melissa. Tomorrow will start my Zero Points Food Challenge that will run for two weeks. It is the June Health Challenge. Be sure and come back tomorrow to read the particulars, and maybe even join in the fun! You can also check […]

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day 3: things you may not think of when preparing for a hurricane

Welcome back to Hurricane Preparedness Week! I hope everyone is doing well. We actually had measurable rain yesterday for the first time in like 6 weeks. When you live in a tropical area you do not think you will have weeks without rain, but it happens, especially the last 5 years or so. You may […]

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day 2: Let’s Talk about drinks baby!

Welcome back to Hurricane Preparedness Week! This is day 2 and I want to talk about drinks, especially if you have CKD. But, these options are great for any family who wants a sort of healthier drink option. I did a post last year on this topic, and I am adding to it this year. […]

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My 3 favorite mindfulness techniques that may help lower blood pressure

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had an awesome weekend. I was able to work, technically light duty because I was not allowed to lift or pull, but I was grateful to work. I think sometimes we take for granted the importance of work and how it plays into our mindset. That doesn’t mean I think […]

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Low calorie food #3

Happy Friday! Today is my Orthopedic consult for my injured shoulder. While I was able to work yesterday without too much discomfort, I also did not lift or pull on anyone. My boss was in agreement to these terms for me to work. I have a feeling this will need to continue if I am […]

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how to lower high blood pressure

Hello, and welcome back to all of my wonderful readers. Since typing and using a mouse are still quite painful on my right arm, this will be a quick post. A lot of the material in the video I have covered in previous posts anyhow. You can browse through the archives to learn more. This […]

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