How are you Aging?

Read about Dr. Margaret Aranda's views on aging and the diseases you can prevent by the choices and lifestyle that you live via The Chronic Life Diet. Additional Articles by Dr. Margaret Aranda Organic Orange Blueberry Scones Organic Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins Organic Paleo Muffins Organic Carrot Cake Diabetes & Obesity How are you Aging? 10... Continue Reading →

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What is a Diagnosis?

Lots of people want to know the definition of "diagnosis." Merriam-Webster.com puts "diagnosis" in the Top 10% of searches. "dia" in Greek means "apart." + "gignōskein" is "to recognize" or "to know" "gnō" is "to come to know," as in spiritually; = diagignōskein  - ‘distinguish, discern' DIAGNOSIS  Originating in modern Latin around 1675-85, this late 17th-century... Continue Reading →

What Matters to You: Patient Advocacy

We know what matters to you. These are events in the US that don't necessarily make headlines every day, but they affect you, or your sister or neighbor. Every day, someone is affected. Without fail. The following people get our respect and admiration in recognition of tireless advocacy in the face of a courageous effort... Continue Reading →

I Stand Up and Faint

As with many invisible illnesses, dysautonomia and POTS are not "rare." They are frequently misdiagnosed, undiagnosed, or completely unrecognized.

Malware Monday for Windows

Today, my friend in the UK alerted me that his social media accounts were terribly hacked. He lost all his Google pictures and the hacker tore down his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Last Friday, many National Health Services (NHS) hospitals in the UK were hacked with ransom... Continue Reading →

10 Reasons Why a Hug is Healthy

Yes, that's right! Do you think it's tiring to Share a Hug with your Friends? Can you get a Hug from your teenager? Do you inwardly seethe when Aunt Martha wants to squeeze you? Guess what? You do need to actually Hug back, because all Hugs are Shared! A heart-to-heart Hug (literally, chests touching for 30 sec)... Continue Reading →

Fermented Foods: K is for Kefir

It has taken 100 years, but Nobel Laureate Elie Metchnikoff's Theory of Longevity is astoundingly researched, transformed and commercialized to benefit the world. Comparative genomics in today's "probiotics" fits the definition, that we harvest "a live microorganism, which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host." Following his own pioneering discoveries... Continue Reading →

5 Reasons to Favor Fermented Foods

You just have to eat fermented foods, incorporating them slowly into your diet!

I Am A Writer

So thrilled! I've been writing and #amwriting my newest book, The Rebel Patient. In this excursion, my awareness prompts me to discover anew: I am a Writer I'm also an editor, as my brain automatically edits everything I read, finding spelling, punctuation, or expository writing presentation style mistakes with immediate error-detection. That's just how my brain... Continue Reading →

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