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Truths and Myths About Warts

by heather
 Once last summer I went with my family to the beach. We had a great time. This was a Tuesday. By Wednesday evening there was a tender spot on my foot. By Friday, it was becoming painful. It was kind of a slow day at work so my co-worker and I used our available resources to rule out a lot of things that it wasn't. My foot looked perfectly fine. I was beginning to think I had a acquired some exotic foot disease at the beach.  By Sunday evening, it hurt so much that I couldn't walk. First Read more [...]

The Importance of Straight Teeth

by heather
As I may I have mentioned before, I am somewhat of a hoarder. I have stacks of magazines and newspaper articles that are piling up, because at some point I want to refer back to them or there is some recipe that I want to try. I have made a new resolve to sort through these piles, put the useful info on my blog every Thursday and recycle the rest. Today's article, Straight to the point-Why straight teeth are so important was written by Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling, an orthodontist in New York and Read more [...]

Book Review: The Diet Rebel’s Cookbook

by heather
I found a review for The Diet Rebel's Cookbook: Eating Clean and Green by Jillayne Clements and Michelle Stewart on another blog that I sometimes read, or I thought that's where I read it, but now I can't find the post. (On a side-note, they don't come out and say it, but from the experiences that the authors talked about I am willing to bet good money that these women are Mormons living in Southern Utah County. ) The book sounded like something I would be interested in. I'm all for healthy eating, Read more [...]

Keeping Your Baby Safe

by heather
I think most of have heard of or know of a parent that has experienced the horrors of SIDS. For those of you who haven't, SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and it's just that, the sudden unexplained death of an infant under a year old. While the causes are characteristically unknown, there are several things you can do as a mother to lower your baby's risk.Always put your baby to sleep on its back.Eliminate excess bedding, clothing, soft sleep surfaces and stuffed animals. One sleeper, Read more [...]

Book Review: Slow Fat Triathlete

by heather
Slow Fat Triathlete is more than about being slow, fat and running triathlons (although it does talk about that a great deal), it's about starting with what you are right now and improving yourself. "If you want to do something about where you're at, the key is to take a stab at it, start slow, go easy on yourself and keep plodding along.", because when it comes down to it for everyone at some point in their life there is something to which we are "slow, fat triathletes" and we will never change Read more [...]

Home Remedy for Sore Throats: Apple Cider with Mulling Spices

by heather
Friday morning I woke up with a sore throat and thought "Why did I agree to come into work today?" After hitting the snooze alarm I remembered something about bills, my unit needing me and it only being a couple hours, then dragged my tired booty out of bed. I work in Pediatrics and I generally don't get sick, because I am exposed to a wide variety of nasty bugs in many forms on a regular basis and after a year or so that builds up a super immune system. That is I don't get sick as long as I get Read more [...]

Book Review: I Hate It When Exercise Is The Answer

by heather
I picked up this book because it was convenient and I needed something to read while I was waiting for my car to be repaired. (Murg.) I Hate It When Exercise Is The Answer: A Fitness Program for the Soul by Emily Watts was not exactly what I was expecting, but I still enjoyed it. At first glance I thought I was going to be getting a book with "fitness hacks" or some other plan to improve your health with minimal effort. (Ok, if I had looked at the subtitle with that first glance I would have realized Read more [...]

Be A Hero, Be The Match

by heather
Saturday night after being at work for more than 13 hours I hauled my family to the county fair. And no, it's not because I was aching for that special smell that can only be found at the fair, the smell that is a combo of cheap cigarettes, swine, cooking grease, pickles and who knows what else, or because I wanted to blow 85% of my weekly grocery budget on one meal. We went because it was the last night of the fair and the mother of one of our cancer kids was running a booth there to raise awareness Read more [...]

Book Review: 101 Things to Do With Yogurt

by heather
101 Things Things to Do With Yogurt by Geneva Stringham is another fun book that I snagged a deal on recently. I honestly had no idea that there were so many things that you could do with yogurt. This book also teaches you how to make your own yogurt, if you're feeling ambitious. I would say this is a new favorite and I will be using it again. Eating yogurt on a regular basis improves your digestive health and helps to prevent illness. It has a fish taco recipe that doesn't involve frying, so I thought Read more [...]

How to Get Your Children to Take Their Medicine

by heather
Last week my son came down with a nasty case of tonsillitis. A few days later my daughter started with a cough and sore throat. We went back to the doctor and she had tonsillitis, a respiratory infection and and ear infection. This means lots of medicine for the little people at my house. Getting small children to take medicine is easier said than done, but entirely necessary. I can't tell you how many time I've had patients admitted to the hospital because their parents couldn't/wouldn't make them Read more [...]

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