Living Without

This month, I’ve actually faced one the biggest health challenges of my life. And it had nothing to do with my own body. My littlest girl, who just turned 5 at the end of October, was experiencing chronic stomach pains, so the doctor suggested — in light of my own wheat allergy — that we try her on a gluten-free diet.
It’s one thing to deny yourself all the “normal” foods and goodies that other…

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Lucky Number Seven

I’ve been tagged at least twice for the latest meme: seven random things about yourself. These memes seem to go round and round, and I’m not sure how much you all really want to know about how quirky I am. But here goes…
1) My first “real job” in high school was at McDonald’s. After that, it was a local drug store/gift shop, where I was actually fired for insubordination, after pointing out the absurdity…

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What’s Wrong with this Picture?

Who caught this bit in Newsweek earlier this month:
“During the time Andrew S. Grove spent at Intel, the computer chip company he co-founded, the number of transistors on a chip went from about 1,000 to almost 10 billion. Over that same period, the standard treatment for Parkinson’s disease went from L-dopa to . . . L-dopa.”
“Grove (who beat prostate cancer 12 years ago and now suffers from Parkinson’s) thinks there is something deeply…

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Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving, All! Or should I say, Happy Xtra Large Plate O’ Food Day?
When you think of facing this holiday season of meals, meals, meals, don’t you sometimes wish you could just turn and RUN? Well, imagine how they feel…

Seriously, though. At least for the weeks to come, you can search some “carb safe” recipe ideas over at the dLife Holiday Helpline. No recipe contains more than 45 grams of carbs per serving.…

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