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Ebola Scare

3. October 2014

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I It’s all over the news these days, the Ebola scare is everywhere you look and listen. While the Ebola virus is a serious virus that can cause devastating illness and even death, the people who control our Health Care systems tell us there is no need to panic.  They even go so far as to let us know some simple things we can do everyday in our homes and in our workplaces to make sure we do not get infected, with anything, let alone Ebola.   **** The following points are taken from Read more […]

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Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

12. February 2014

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Is there a way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease? Are we destined to an old age where we are battling this horrible disease? Some people might think so, but others do not. Although the research is not conclusive yet, there does seem to be evidence that if we do the right things we can prevent Alzheimer’s disease. What are those things? Diet, exercise and less stress. Sound familiar? First of all, what do you do if your stress can’t be minimized or eliminated? Well, you Read more […]

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Celiac Disease

20. January 2014

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Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity seems to be on the rise. When I was growing up I don’t ever remember hearing the words “allergy”, or “sensitivity” to anything. Now it is very common to hear people talking about having an allergy to this or that or to being sensitive to things around them and sensitive to something they ate. What is happening? Well recently I have joined that bandwagon. Through trial and error I have come to the conclusion that I am sensitive to gluten. I Read more […]

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Walking For Health

29. November 2013

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How many of us take up walking for health? Did you know that simply walking can actually contribute to you your overall health? You hear it over and over and over and over again from the medical community, get some exercise,  do something to get off the couch and move. How many of us do that? Are you involved in a sports league of some kind,  do you participate in some sort of physical aerobic activity at least 3 days a week? Do you go to the gym? The good news is you don’t Read more […]

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Stop The Flu

4. October 2013

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With the beginning of fall many of us start to think about the “flu season” and how to stop the flu. Many of us will go and get a flu shot, which studies show helps ease the symptoms of the flu if you should get it, but a vaccine will not stop the spread of the flu itself. There are things we all can do to minimize the flu and how far it spreads.  With just a few little things, each of us has the ability to keep this flu thing at bay. Following are a few things you and I can do to stop Read more […]

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The Power of Belief

11. June 2013

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  In an earlier post I told you about my health challenges related to losing my thyroid to cancer in      2004.   Up until now I have been doing quite well, until yesterday my checkup told another story.   One of the things that can happen when you lose your thyroid is that you really have to monitor your medications to maintain your health.  Apparently, that was not happening with me.   A couple of years ago my kidneys were having trouble.  I wasn’t feeling Read more […]

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Spring

8. May 2013

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Spring is finally in full swing and it is just beautiful. For two days in a row we had blue skies and warm temperatures and we had our first meal outside on the deck since last summer. It was great! I love this time of year because the flies and mosquitoes haven’t come out yet, the weeds are still small and everything has the most beautiful shade of green that only lasts a few weeks. So I am enjoying it. Along with all of this comes, or course, yard work. If you own a home with some land Read more […]

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Post-Menopausal Health

26. April 2013

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As the baby boomers age and inch towards the age of retirement, for women the challenge of post-menopausal health becomes of utmost importance.   Perhaps more than any other generation before, baby boomers want to hang on to their youth as long as possible.  People over the age of 55 are keeping active in all kinds of activities including sports and weight training, even women.   I am over 55 and I use my treadmill and my total  trainer at least 3 times a week for  30 minutes Read more […]

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Manage Diabetes Part 2

26. March 2013

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In Manage Diabetes Part 2 I am going to share a recipe via video from JoAnna Lund the author of Healthy Exchanges Cookbook. This cookbook has been a tremendous help to me in finding recipes that fit in with my diet management of diabetes. Enjoy the video This recipe is easy and delicious and notice that she is making this in an RV kitchen. So anyone can make this recipe. Give it a try and let me know how you liked it.           Elaine Twiss Skype: Read more […]

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Health

23. March 2012

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What does “Health” mean to you? Lately I have been pre-occupied with my health. I had an appointment with a kidney specialist looming last week. For about two years I have been going to see this specialist because of concerns that my family doctor had about my creatinine levels. Creatinine levels tell us how well the kidneys are working. If the numbers are above the normal level that is cause for concern. In my case, they were quite a bit above the normal level, so my doctor felt that a specialist Read more […]

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