I do my best to eat healthy foods, especially as I get older and find out how important it is for my body to run at its peak performance. And I do okay – most of the time. As I've said in the past, it's amazing how most of the time I find my body gravitating toward fresh fruits and veggies and lots of grains, anyway. Give me a salad with lots of colors thrown in, and I'm happy. Give me a steak and mashed potatoes and you'll get the entire plate back, untouched.
I must admit that by the end of October I felt inundated by pink. I'll also admit that all the pink might have made me a bit grouchy. In I wrote about not being so special just because I survived cancer; that really, we all all survivors of some sort. After all, who hasn't faced difficult situations in their lives?
When her stomach pains changed from occasional and mild to persistent and excruciating, an acquaintance of mine headed to an urgent care center for help. Upon examining her distended abdomen, doctors there determined they were unable to diagnose or treat her, suggesting instead she head to the emergency room (ER).
After being examined and receiving various scans, she was diagnosed with diverticulitis. She spent three nights in the hospital, where they stabilized her condition. She's now home and is on a bland and low-fiber diet and resting comfortably.
Warning: This blog post may make you hungry!
My stomach was empty as I entered the Jacob Javits Center in June for my walkabout—or should I say drink-and-eat-about—at the 2019 Fancy Food Show. It's an annual trade show put on by the (SFA) for food buyers. I was wearing my media badge, searching out new wellness food trends that my post 50 female readers might find of interest.
Do you remember Ask Dr. Ruth, the show featuring sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer? She went on the air in 1984. That was the year I married my late husband M. Did you listen to her show back then? We did. Remember how she used to answer callers' questions about relationships and sex? It was way before the internet and social media, and many people didn't really talk openly about sex.
At the time, Dr. Ruth was at the forefront of the sexual revolution.
It's been called both dangerous and harmful, and we're told we are, as a society, doing way too much of it. And that it can hurt our health in a big way.
When you hear these descriptions of sitting—something we all do from infancy all the way through old age—it's hard to believe something that seems so, well, harmless is instead so harmful.
By Tina Dooley
How I learned to self-advocate and discovered my “own normal.”
About two decades ago, I had a routine blood test for a life insurance policy. I didn't think much of the test. I was healthy, after all.