If you often get a belly ache after eating certain foods, you might have irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. For some relief, try this low FODMAP salad recipe.
Today, we’re cooking up some sweet potatoes. Another food I didn’t try until I was older. I’m so glad I finally did because I love how they taste. And as a source of nutrition, they pack a wallop. Check out this list of benefits: Rich in beta-carotene, which is an important antioxidant. Low in sodium. No fat. High […]
December first is my father’s birthday. He would have been 88 years old. December 10 will mark the sixth anniversary of his death. Army Lt. Col. Robert Alphonso Swett, Jr. Yes, I am a proud daughter and yes, I miss him terribly. But, I am not here to recount the significant accomplishments he achieved during […]
A while ago, I was browsing in the shoe section at TJ Maxx when a friend spotted me and came over to say hello. But before she offered a loving greeting, she exclaimed, “OMG, you’re NOT going to get those are you?” I was holding a pair of high heels. Eyes glazed over with lust, […]
If you could no longer speak for yourself, would the people who love you know your final wishes? If they did, could you count on them to carry them out? Have you even thought about what your wishes might be? I remember how freaked out I was when I heard the doctor pose the question […]
Bitterly cold — that’s what the weather report says — danger of frostbite. Catching Health shares some frostbite dos and don’ts.
Are you up to date on your shots? Oh, you thought those were only for kids. They’re not, and a lot of adults haven’t had the shots they need to keep them from getting and spreading certain diseases. Vaccine preventable diseases Chicken pox Diphtheria Flu Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Human Papillomavirus Mumps Pneumococcus Rubella Shingles […]
Not too long ago a friend of mine was diagnosed with mononucleosis (mono). When I hear that someone has mono, I think teenager. My friend may be so in spirit, but in reality she is a grandmother. What is mono? According to the National Institutes of Health, mononucleosis is a viral infection that causes fever, sore […]
You’re overwhelmed and I’m suggesting that you add one more thing to the list? Why?! Because if you don’t schedule a time out, my guess it that you will never take one. And your health — physical and mental — is likely to suffer. Does this sound like you? Try to juggle too many things […]
If one of the first things you do when you cut yourself is flood the wound with hydrogen peroxide, STOP! I know you think the bubbling action is awesome and proof that it’s doing what it was meant to do — killing all the bad stuff. Well, here’s what wound specialist Dr. Walter Keller has […]