Is sugar Evil and Addicting?

Happy Tuesday! Is sugar evil and addicting? I don’t think sugar in and of itself can be considered evil. However, the food industry can be. Did you know sugar is 8 times more addicting than cocaine? How would I know such a thing? Because they did a study, and you can learn about that study […]

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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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Moving Beyond Body Size Monday

This is my first post in a new series slated to help men and women move beyond body size to live a happier more fulfilled life, loving and accepting their body as it is. I will explore these topics: Can you be fat and healthy? Can you be fat and fit? What is BMI? What […]

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updated Health Buddy Melissa Mission and privacy statement

Updated 2/4/2021. I hope everyone had a marvelous Christmas.  It was a beautiful day here and we were blessed with lots of love.  We had a full week of finishing up shopping, lunches out, wrapping gifts, dinner prep, etc. I am 51 years old, and I have CKD. I am a LPN of 34 years. […]

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The 6 Best Gifts to Give Someone With CKD or any Chronic Illness

This list is geared towards CKD because I have CKD and can relate to it.  But, they can be adapted for anyone with any Chronic Illness. There is nothing worse than getting a gift that someone put no thought into at all.  Or, you get invited somewhere for a holiday party or dinner, and there […]

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Top 5 Things I Would Like People to Know About Kidney Disease

As I prepare for another Kidney Coach Class, I try to think of keypoints I would like people to know about Kidney Disease or questions they may ask.  Since I have CKD, with no known actual cause, and I had some pretty interesting symptoms most of my life that was mostly overlooked, it is important […]

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Foodie Friday: Low Protein Vegetarian Mac n Cheese

We are big Macaroni and Cheese lovers, at my house.  Because of my CKD, this is a hard meal to enjoy.  The cheese adds Protein, Sodium, and Phosphorus in pretty large amounts.  Plus the saturated fats.  So, I came up with my own version of Macaroni and Cheese, and I love it.  No one else […]

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Health Buddy Melissa is Now Accepting Clients

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  It is time to get things started.  Below you will find my calendar and dates and times available.  You will see the procedure to follow below, also.  All clients starts with a Meet and Greet, free of charge.  But, first a few things to take note of. 1-  […]

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