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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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this week’s food challenge 11/4-11/10/2020

It is time for the second Health Buddy Melissa Food Challenge. This time only I am participating. Neither my husband or daughter agreed to even try, which is a little disappointing, but oh well. Starting tomorrow I will be meatless for 7 days. No meat at all. I can have dairy, but no meat. I […]

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Food additives: acai berry extract a scam?

There are thousands of FDA approved food additives and flavorings that can be added to food in the USA. This is only the second one of that list. I will be going through them all, eventually. The first thing I learned about Acai Berry Extract is that I was totally pronouncing it wrong, see the […]

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Mindful Monday: Mindfully Eat All That Easter Candy

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a blessed Easter, especially with all this social distancing.  I had to work at my nursing job, and of course, they gifted us all candy.  Plus, I bought some peanut butter eggs for my family to share.  Chocolate is high in phosphorus and potassium, not to mention fat.  It […]

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Tips on Tuesday: Essential Oils for Fleas and Ticks

We have two dogs and one cat, so keeping fleas and ticks off of them is super important.  Fleas and ticks are pests that can cause diseases, extreme itching, sores, other skin disorders and just plain torment your pet, and you should the little pests take up residence in your home. We use Comfortis but […]

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New Support Group for Chronic Illness Live on Health Buddy Melissa Facebook Page

This weekend I will be announcing a Walking Challenge for the year 2020.  I am very excited about this, and I hope others will join in.  Next Friday, for Foodie Friday I will be writing about CKD and Diabetic food dishes for a Thanksgiving meal that will be healthier options.   I will also be announcing […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Cold and Flu Prevention Part 2

Updated 4/21/2021: Last week I discussed the first chain of infection.  This week I will discuss the second link in the Chain of Infection:  Reservoirs. So, let us say the first link was not broken, and the pathogen or germ was able to continue to the next link in the chain.  A Reservoir is anywhere […]

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Throwback Thursday: Be Kind to One Another

Do you ever look back through old posts?  I have a homeschool blog on Blogger, and I look back sometimes.  Number one, I was not a very good writer, lol, but some of the absolute fun things we did are worthy of being shared again.  This blog is less than a year old, but I […]

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