you have just been diagnosed with kidney disease! now what?

Happy Healthy Tuesday! Yes, it is even more cold today than yesterday. But, I do feel for all of my family and friends in the Northeast dealing with blizzard conditions. Today, I want to talk a little bit about the stages of grief specifically in relation to being diagnosed with Kidney Disease or any an […]

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is society obsessed with body size?

Welcome to Monday, and February! I hope everyone finds themselves well on this freezing cold day here in Florida. I am seriously starting to think I really don’t live in Florida. So, what do you think, is society obsessed with body size? I say absolutely and if you watch the video below you will see […]

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balance for brain health!

Hello, and welcome to Wellness Wednesday! I was able to get my first dose of the Modern Covid Vaccine today! I am sleepy, but that is because I took Benadryl prior to receiving it and will probably take a nap after I finish this post. If you read one of my posts over a year […]

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merry christmas from health buddy melissa!

I will be back on Saturday with a new post. Until then I would like to wish all of my readers, followers and potential customers a very Merry Christmas. May the true meanings of Christmas bring you warmth, joy and blessings. Health Buddy Melissa packages

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Food insecurity and food waste!

This is another topic in the Nutrition course I am creating for my teen. This one, in particular has rubbed me the wrong way. In the USA we have one side of the political aisle, and maybe both, that complains about people on Food Stamps, WIC, Welfare and any other host of programs that benefit […]

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14 days of gratitude: Day 14 Happy thanksgiving and meal prep low carb

Happy Thanksgiving. Today, I am grateful for so many things. I woke up, the weather is cool enough to have the windows open to keep it well ventilated in the house. I am grateful for all of you, my readers, who read my posts. My traffic and followers has exploded this year. I just started […]

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14 days of gratitude: day 13 and Low carb thanksgiving options

Happy almost Turkey Day! The weather is still amazing here in Florida with warm days and cool nights. Today, I am grateful for awesome friends who enjoy nature as much as me. This morning I drove almost an hour to visit Payne’s Prairie, which is a Florida state park just outside of Gainesville. I had […]

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14 days of gratitude: day 6 and my dollar tree food challenge

Before I begin I want to explain my Dollar Tree Food Challenge. I have been watching different food challenges on Youtube. It is obvious you can eat at Dollar Tree. For my challenge I wanted to compare two different foods and the nutritional value, as well as taste and over all value. I am unsure […]

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Portion Distortion: Bacon

Bacon! Everybody loves bacon! A staple for breakfast in the USA, but is it healthy and are you consuming the proper portion size? I chose a popular bacon brand. I won’t share the name, but it is a common brand, non organic, and not low sodium or low fat. Before I talk about the portion […]

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