it’s a new day, 30 day coaching plan

We had nasty storms come through here yesterday, and a possible tornado. It caught me totally off guard as I was just expecting rain. The alert came over my phone about dinner time. When these storms come though I really need to pay attention so being online is not suitable. We had some limbs down […]

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herb of the month, this week’s food challenge and gift idea #2

If you have been following along then you know each month I am picking a new herb to try for the whole month. I tend to always cook with onions, garlic, salt and pepper. For October it was Turmeric. I really like Turmeric on meat. For November it was Rosemary. If you are serious about […]

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What the Fructose!

If you read this blog then you know I have had my own struggles with weight loss especially since reaching menopause. You also know I promote organic foods, when possible, and decreasing sugar. So, if you read my post from the other day about sugar being addicting then you got a good feel for the […]

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Making A CKD Meal Plan In A Food Shortage

First, it was toilet paper and all paper products selling out.  Now people are hoarding fresh meat and frozen veggies.  I have seen people also buying whole carts of canned foods.  Thank goodness some stores are starting to put limits on the number of items that can be bought.  But not all stores are doing […]

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Tips on Tuesday: Learn To Wash Your Hands the Right Way

If you have a chronic illness, like me, then the doctors on the news are giving you no comfort when they say old people and people with underlying chronic illnesses are the ones getting the most serious illness from this new virus in the news.  That brings me no peace of mind, love, kindness or […]

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Tips on Tuesday: Boil Foods to Reduce Phosphorus Levels

Updated 2/23/2021 I have been researching Phosphorus since I was diagnosed with CKD in 2017.  Phosphorus levels in foods are not required on food labels and are very often difficult to know which foods it is high or low.  Below I will give some tips, and the source so you can read the whole article, […]

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Foodie Friday: Superbowl Meatballs

In case you haven’t heard there is a big football game this Sunday.  I have to work and it figures because it is a really good game this year.  If you have Diabetes, CKD or any chronic illness, then you know how hard going to parties can be.  If you are having a party or […]

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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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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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