Anaemia was yet another of the health problems that afflicted my mother whilst I was growing up. Her anaemia was most probably in part due to the haemorrhoids she suffered with, as the severity of these caused a regular amount […]
I grew up with a mother who believed excellent health could only be achieved through taking vitamins, and every day she set out tiny cups filled with pills for each of us. We dutifully downed these, assuming mother knew best.
When the thyroid gland isn’t working properly, life can be miserable. This is something I know from personal experience, and I’ll tell you more about it later in this article. If low function is the problem, it’s called hypothyroidism; at […]
… makes for a cute breakfast cereal jingle, but those are not welcome sounds relative to aging bones! Osteoporosis, a severe loss of bone density, has plagued senior populations since the beginning of time, especially menopausal women. Before diagnostic testing […]
My beloved grandmother died of pancreatic cancer in 1991. She thought she had the flu in late March. She couldn’t eat without vomiting but wasn’t overly alarmed about not improving quickly because it was flu season, and she was elderly. […]
Of the many varieties of cancer, lung cancer affects my universe more than all others combined. Seven people I’ve known personally received the deadly diagnosis, and cigarettes instigated most cases. Two primary causes of lung cancer are cigarette smoking and […]
When I was a brand new mom eons ago, I bravely brought my 9-month old daughter shopping. While trying on items in a changing room, I noticed her chewing something. Upon reaching into her mouth to retrieve it, I pulled […]
After several decades of stellar health attributed to cautious food consumption, supplementation, and adequate physical activity, an overabundance of foreign events were suddenly occurring within my anatomy thirteen years ago. Though undesirable, none alarmed me. Urgency was equivalent to the […]
A difference of opinion over treating high blood pressure caused a rare rift between Hubby and me last year.
Awareness that hypertension is a ‘silent killer’ is mainstream now, courtesy of TV ads. We’re intensely aware of the fact that strokes […]
My first thought was, “I’m dying of cancer!” after I awoke to find my body covered with red blotches, out of nowhere! I wasn’t a sickly individual. My only childhood malady was poison ivy allergies. So, at the impressionable age […]