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Respite

After several months of looking after my mom after her heart attack and onset of Dementia, she recently went into an assisted living facility where I visit her everyday. Having her someplace where she could socialize and have the constant … Continue reading

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Away from Home

This week I commuted to north Dallas for a conference and although I received a lot of value from this conference and made some new friends, pasta, sandwiches, rolls, and cake were common parts of the meals they delivered to … Continue reading

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Wheat Free and Feelin’ Good

I have been successfully living free of wheat for two and a half weeks and feel good. You see, two and a half  weeks ago, I slipped up when we went out for barbecue, and I ate two rolls as well as … Continue reading

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The Problem with Wheat

Recently, I posted that I was starting a new diet and was cutting out all sorts of foods ranging from wheat to nightshade vegetables such as potatoes. I haven’t been following this diet as closely as I should, but I’ve … Continue reading

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My New Experiment

Last week was a real wake up call for me. Not only have I been really tired, achy, and itchy as well as having more chest pain, I got my latest lab test results back. My C-Reactive Protein, which is a … Continue reading

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Playing the Guinea Pig

I went to the rheumatologist yesterday for my regularly scheduled three month visit. I didn’t increase my steroids above 5 mg. this week even though my joints, muscle, and skin were inflamed. The doctor was surprised to see how inflamed … Continue reading

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The Happiness Hypothesis

I read a book this weekend called The Happiness Hypothesis, a thought-provoking blend of psychology and philosophy written by Jonathan Haidt. At the time of publication, he was a psychology professor at the University of Virginia.  In addition to discussing interesting experiments in … Continue reading

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