Q #162: Why do multi-day headaches always seem to accompany major dietary changes?

I didn't post anything yesterday because the headache I had last night, and then I've got one that's ebbed and flowed most of the day (though I noticed it a lot more after my time on the elliptical trainer). I'm no stranger to headaches. I've had plenty of migraines in my time (though as my … Continue reading Q #162: Why do multi-day headaches always seem to accompany major dietary changes?

It’s pretty bad when your parakeets eat better than you do…

Maybe not in the sense of priorities--you want to give them the best nutrition possible so they don't up and die on you, or waddle around fat with too many seeds in their belly because they need more vitamins and can't fly to burn off the calories. And I've got two that are popping out … Continue reading It’s pretty bad when your parakeets eat better than you do…

The Longevity Strategy: How to live to 100 using the brain-body connection, by David Mahoney & Richard Restak, M.D.

My Copy: 9780471327943 (image from bn.com) This is a health book I'm glad I picked up to read over and think about, largely because with really short chapters and the number of topics covered, there's something to learn for anyone. The Longevity Strategy may seem miraculous, but honestly, it's a lot of research and science … Continue reading The Longevity Strategy: How to live to 100 using the brain-body connection, by David Mahoney & Richard Restak, M.D.

Q #152: Is it better to have fresh vegetables or cooked vegetables… or “who gives a damn, just eat your veggies!”?

I think I've figured out why my plans to get lots of veggies in my system (and curb my cravings for quickie carbs and sugars by trying to eat healthier) have backfired so damn much. I typically start the same ways: go to the store and get those bagged salads to try some different flavors … Continue reading Q #152: Is it better to have fresh vegetables or cooked vegetables… or “who gives a damn, just eat your veggies!”?

Not Quite Dead Enough, by Rex Stout

My Copy: 9780553261097 (image from bn.com) The beauty of reading Nero Wolfe books is you don't have to read them in any particular order. Sometimes there are some things that might seem jarring when you read them out of order, like "who's this lady" or whatever, but they're such minor characters oftentimes it doesn't matter. … Continue reading Not Quite Dead Enough, by Rex Stout

Prediabetes for Dummies, by Alan L. Rubin, MD

My Copy: 9780470523018 (image from bn.com) Well, when you have to try and take care of yourself better, but don't want to rely on family scare tactics or a diagnosis that doesn't tell you much about what to expect or do, then this is a great book to use. It's pretty self-explanatory as far as … Continue reading Prediabetes for Dummies, by Alan L. Rubin, MD

The Sugar Habit: How it starts, what keeps it going, & how to break it naturally, by Christine Adams, M.D.

My Copy: 9781496199836 (image from bn.com) To save time and headaches, there's nothing I can't say that I didn't already say in my Goodreads review, so I just pasted it here: Just so you know, the book's written by someone who puts M.D. after her name (it's on the cover, too). The first half of … Continue reading The Sugar Habit: How it starts, what keeps it going, & how to break it naturally, by Christine Adams, M.D.

Low Iron Diet: Food Advice for Iron Deficiency Anemia, by Amanda Bassett

My Copy: 9781520944470 (image from goodreads.com) I was recently diagnosed as anemic as well as pre-diabetic (which is it's own minefield I'm tackling soon), and felt completely overwhelmed with what I needed to do to start doing better for myself and get back on track. I'd had no energy in months and was just generally … Continue reading Low Iron Diet: Food Advice for Iron Deficiency Anemia, by Amanda Bassett

Overhauling my life choices again, but with anemia this time…

Well, that was an enlightening sucker-punch by the doctor when I went to visit yesterday. I'd done blood-work a month and a half ago (and had a hard time getting a follow-up appointment because of all the stressful crap going on), and went in yesterday. I was told a couple of things: First, I'm pre-diabetic. … Continue reading Overhauling my life choices again, but with anemia this time…

Dealing with a semi-sick bird at home, because he hates me 90% of the time & the nearest avian vet is an hour away…

I had to think hard about how old this Amazon parrot is in my house, and I realized it's been around for 3/4 of my life now. He's about 27-ish, a bird my dad picked out from a lady who had probably a thousand birds and raised them from chicks. I remember going over to … Continue reading Dealing with a semi-sick bird at home, because he hates me 90% of the time & the nearest avian vet is an hour away…