Doctor, my friend told me I should drink apple cider vinegar to lower my blood pressure

“Doctor, my friend told me I should drink apple cider vinegar to lower my blood pressure, is that true?” I get this question about once per week. Here is my confession: I cringe when I get this question. Until doing some research for this post, I had no idea if it’s a good idea toContinue reading “Doctor, my friend told me I should drink apple cider vinegar to lower my blood pressure”

Depletion and your physical body

via Daily Prompt: Deplete I am still learning the ropes of blogging. As a doctor I discuss depletion most days. Here is my quick thoughts on how a depletions shows up. Water Depletion: Signs of Water Depletion: Headache Dry mouth Muscle aches Fatigue Bladder spasms (feeling like you have a bladder infection when you don’t)Continue reading “Depletion and your physical body”

My Journey to Reiki/How Reiki Found Me

My experience with Reiki is what lead me to start this blog.  As I’ve been composing my thoughts, and trying to decide what content I should post about Reiki, I forgot I should share my story of how Reiki found me. I read a beautiful post  at My Journey to Reiki that reminded me that as excitedContinue reading “My Journey to Reiki/How Reiki Found Me”

Alzheimer’s and diet

One of my favorite sources of information on nutrition and health is Nutrition Facts. I have followed Dr. Greger’s work for many years. I find his advice is so easy to apply. Dr. Greger addresses one of the most important aspects of health….nutrition. [Moan…groan…yawn…start to fantasize about favorite junk food]. I like my chocolate too.Continue reading “Alzheimer’s and diet”

World Peace Card Meditations

Every month  The International Center for Reiki Training  sends a monthly reminder for a World Peace Meditation if you are a subscriber (which is free).  This meditation is very simple, and has many benefits.  You can find the World Peace Meditation summary and instructions here: World Peace Card Meditations The idea is that if many ofContinue reading “World Peace Card Meditations”

Administration of influenza vaccines to egg allergic recipients: A practice parameter update 2017

Source: Administration of influenza vaccines to egg allergic recipients: A practice parameter update 2017 Conclusion There is strong evidence that egg allergic individuals can safely receive IIV or LAIV if the latter vaccine is recommended for use once the concerns regarding efficacy have been resolved. Presence of egg allergy in an individual is not aContinue reading “Administration of influenza vaccines to egg allergic recipients: A practice parameter update 2017”

Loneliness in Seniors

For some elderly women in Japan, prison offers companionship and a life free from worry. via Elderly Japanese Women Are Turning to Crime to Find Companionship in Prison — Longreads I am new to WordPress, but I am so happy I joined.  I’m finding the most relevant information through other bloggers.  This article came up onContinue reading “Loneliness in Seniors”