what is diverticulitis?

Welcome to another Tuesday edition of Health Tips on Tuesday. August is Colon Health Awareness Month and I have been discussing Diverticulosis. Today, I am going to talk about Diverticulitis. It is a sister disease to Diverticulosis. You can read the other posts on this topic in the archives. Diverticulitis is very common especially as […]

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My Top 10 Reasons to Exercise

After having my second child, exercise became almost non-existent.  Though I felt we were active as a family, and as homeschoolers, my physical activity was few and far between.  After being diagnosed with CKD I knew a total lifestyle change was warranted.  Exercise always seemed like a chore, something I had to do, especially in […]

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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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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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Mindful Monday: Mindful Yoga

Updated 4/12/2021 Below is an easy, slow Yoga practice video.  Once you learn the Yoga moves it would make sense to me to do your Mindful Yoga with soft gentle music, nature noises, or no noise.  Incorporating breathing exercises, with your Yoga would also be an awesome way to do Mindful Yoga.  Remember with Mindfulness […]

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Health Buddy Melissa Podcast #2 Early Signs of Kidney Disease

I have recorded my second podcast titled, Early Signs of Kidney Disease.  It is available to email subscribers exclusively.  If you would like to listen to it, use the contact form below to message request it. Disclaimer

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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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Health Buddy Melissa Podcast #1

Well, the converter I was going to use does not accept large Mp3 files.  So, my podcast will be available via email to those who wish to receive it.   Each Thursday I will send a new podcast to all email subscribers.  The first one is a general About Me and was created last week so […]

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Foodie Friday: National Coffee Day!

National Coffee Day is Sept 29th.  Do you love coffee?  Do you have Diabetes or CKD?  You may think you can’t have coffee.  You can still love your coffee, with some very careful choices.  If you have Heart Disease or HTN, use De-Caff instead of caffeinated coffee.  If you have high cholesterol levels, or Heart […]

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