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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droplet vs Airborne virus and spread

If you live in the USA you may have recently heard about the Covid 19 virus being an airborne virus. Though no official, other than taped conversations with a reporter and the president, have officially said that it is for certain an Airborne spread virus. But, it obviously is, and for some reason officials are […]

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Efficacy of Face Masks!

Happy Thursday, everyone. This post was intended for yesterday, but yet again my internet went out for most of the day. This was after weeks of issues with the internet. Almost everyone in my area uses the same provider and it is getting quite old. At any rate, if you are living on Planet Earth, […]

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Why You Should Be Disinfecting Your Home Every Day!

On Monday I posted about the difference between sanitizing and disinfecting.  If you read that post then you know that sanitizing does not remove all germs, especially stubborn germs.  I have CKD and I have been disinfecting my home every 24 hours.   Generally, during flu season I would do this every 5 days or if we […]

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Sweating on Sunday: Pilates

Happy Sunday!  Before I get into the workouts I am doing for the next couple of weeks, I want to mention that anyone can join in the #walkingchallenge by posting their walking stats to Health Buddy Melissa Facebook page.  I post on Sunday, but your week can be any start and end day. I have […]

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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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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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Cold and Flu Prevention Part 1

This post was updated on 3/31/2021 It does not apply to the Covid vaccine. I am fully vaccinated against Covid. You can read about my experience in the archives. I do not get a flu vaccine generally speaking.  That doesn’t mean I never will.   I much prefer keeping my Immune System as healthy as […]

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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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