General Health

Las Vegas Vacation- 101

April 7, 2011

I’ve just returned from my 5th trip to Las Vegas. It’s not what you think. My husband had a work conference and I went along for fun. Ok, maybe it is what you think. I admit it, I like the glitz of the Strip. When people who have never been to the Las Vegas Strip […]

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Some Things Do Not Belong Together

March 2, 2011

A culinary expert friend of mine, Sarah, once told me the story of being invited to a colleague’s house for home-brew night. He had two exciting new creations for everyone to share. First on the list was passion flower beer. She reported it to be light and fruity. I believe her quote was, “like spring-time in […]

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Subtle Course Corrections

February 10, 2011

Any of you who have ever met me probably know that my personality isn’t what most people would describe as subtle. And yet, I am a huge fan of subtle. I think the most substantial effects happen in reaction to subtle stimulus. Ironic, isn’t it? I came across a blog entry questioning Is There a […]

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Sorry Rudolph

December 22, 2010

Various forms of deer antler show up in Chinese herbal medicine prized for supporting good circulation, encouraging healthy tendons and bones, and tonifying Kidney Yang, or, as my father puts it, “helping with old man disease.” You know, creaky knees and junk that don’t work quite as readily or well as it used to. A family […]

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The Prices Keeping Going Up. But Why?

December 17, 2010

Every month our friends at NuHerbs Co. put out an e-newsletter. Some months I am lucky enough to be one of their featured authors. This is one of those months. Have you been wondering why the prices of Chinese herbs, and everything else from China, have been going up? Here’s the answer: The Revaluation of […]

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There Are Worse Ways to Spend an Evening

December 6, 2010

Today I stepped a little out of character. I spent an hour trying to win concert tickets. One of the local stations is having a special 20th anniversary concert featuring some musicians my husband and I both love plus free barbecue.  But they aren’t selling tickets, they have to be won. Sadly they aren’t determining winners […]

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If It’s on the Internet, It Must Be True

December 2, 2010

I found this on a random Facebook page under the heading of 18 Health Tricks to Teach Your Body. Trick number 5 is: Clear Your Stuffed Nose Forget Sudafed. Here’s an easier, quicker, and cheaper remedy to relieve sinus pressure: Alternate thrusting your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then pressing between your eyebrows […]

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Know your Pharmacist, Love your Pharmacist

December 1, 2010

My grandfather embodied awesomeness. He always ate the results of my culinary misadventures, regardless of how over-cooked, over-salted or fundamentally ill-conceived, and told me they were tasty. Everywhere he went he helped to brighten people’s days, even if it was just in the mere act of truly listening to their stories of life’s disappointment. And […]

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