Portion Distortion: Cereal

Do you love cereal? Here at my house cereal can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. But, most people eat way more than the recommended amount of cereal adding calories and sugar to their diet. Most people do not even realize they are eating at least 2 times, probably more, of the portion stated […]

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Plant Based Diet and Iron

A couple of things before I begin. I have been following a plant-based diet for about 10 days now. I can tell you I have no inflammation and I feel great. I also am currently losing a 1/2 pound of weight per day. We are getting ready to go on a much needed vacation, so […]

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Wellness on Wednesday: Cold and Flu Prevention Part 5

There are only two more parts to this series, so it will end next Wednesday.  I will then move on to other topics.  I hope you are finding this series useful. The 5th link in the Chain of Infection is the Portal of Entry.  A portal of entry can be broken skin, incisions, inhaled through […]

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Herbs on Tuesday: Sweet Orange

You may see a lot of adverts for Herbs that can restore or reverse kidney function.  While this may not be a lie, it can be confusing because most Herbs have not been studied in randomized studies for people who suffer from chronic illnesses or take lots of medications.  So, please be careful in your […]

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Foodie Friday: Holiday Party Vegetable Casserole for CKD

It is the time of year when eating can negatively affect those with CKD or Diabetes.   I have gone to a mostly plant-based diet because I feel best when I eat that way.  I don’t have Diabetes, but I do have CKD. This recipe is from Lord Byron’s Kitchen, that I altered to meet my […]

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Cold and Flu Prevention: Break the Chain of Infection Part 4

Welcome back to part 4 of my series on Cold and Flu Prevention:  Break the Chain of Infection.  You can read the rest of the series in the archives under Wellness Wednesday. The 4th link in the Chain of Infection is the Mode of Transmission.  This means the way in which the germ is spread.  […]

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First-Ever Health Buddy Melissa Giveaway!

I figured it was time to do a free giveaway to 5 lucky winners who sign up.  It is super easy to do.  Just use the contact form below and put giveaway in the subject.  Your name and email address will be entered to win.  All entries close on January 5th, 2020, at noon Eastern […]

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Health Buddy Melissa 30 Day December Challenge: The Plank

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   December 1st and time to roll out my first monthly challenge.  Each month will be a new challenge, not always fitness, but about any health topic.  You can join in by leaving a comment on this page each day you complete the challenge, and how long you held your […]

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Did You Gobble Til You Wobble?

How was your Thanksgiving?  I am not just talking about food.  I hope everyone was able to enjoy their Thanksgiving with family and friends.  We had a busy, but a peaceful day.   I can admit I ate a little bit more than I should have, but not too much.  On Wednesday, I watched the Netflix […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I know a lot of the country is experiencing very bad weather.  I hope you will be safe and warm.  Our internet is so slow, today, and I can only assume it is because of so much nasty weather everywhere.  

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