pick a peck of pectin (birthday recipe share!)

Posted on: July 10th 2019

July is a big month for me. Next Tuesday, July 16th, is my birthday!

But July is also the month of the anniversary of my husband’s passing. This year marks my 53rd birthday and the 17th year observance of his death.

The two occasions fall just three days apart.

Celebration and sadness.

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is your poop husky enough?

Posted on: June 20th 2019

It may be a bit brash for me to talk to you about your BMs this early in the day. Fortunately, it’s just you and me right now. Nobody’s looking over your shoulder and I promise there’s not a person in earshot of me at the moment.

Yet if you know me, you know I’m a fan of evaluating the shape, size, color and consistency of poop. That’s right. Poop is one of our best health diagnostic tools!

I’m not talking about fancy stool analysis (though I confess to liking those for some clinical diagnostic gems as well.) I’m merely talking about taking a peek in the bowl after you’ve done your business and before you flush the (very telling) evidence.

That sneak peek is not to be missed! It can reveal a load about your GI function.

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the pod that loves your gut

Posted on: June 5th 2019

Summer sun, something’s begun
But, oh, oh, these summer nights

My heart’s all a flutter with the thought of the summer lovin’ to come.

Can I tell you more?!

No, I’m not about to reveal the details of my love life. (Sorry!) I just love summer. Period. And much of my summer love is all about my gut.

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