Hot Water Therapy!

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The simple, time-honored approach of warm and hot water hydrotherapy is available to everyone, and you don’t need to wait for a trip to a spa to use it. It takes only two therapeutic devices which all of us have: a … Continued

A great fall dish!

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SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH VEGETABLE SAUCE This is an unusual vegetable with a nice sauce. 1 spaghetti squash 2 tbspn olive oil 1 tbspn ghee 2 carrots, diced 1 red pepper, diced 1 eggplant, diced 1 tbspn oregano 1 tbspn fennel … Continued

Chris Christie’s Decision (Not the One About Running for President)

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My last Musings discussed Angelina Jolie’s (in my mind, ill-advised) decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy. In this Musings, I stay with the celebrity theme, and question New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s February decision to have Lap-Band surgery to bring his weight down.
It has traditionally been thought that bariatric surgery works because of the diminished size of the stomach. The operation is performed on people who have lost the ability to control their own eating habits. The surgery makes decisions for them, imposing upon them eating habits that are radically different than those they were employing before the surgery: Smaller meals, more frequent meals, less junk and fried foods. (Sweets, for instance, in any volume, make many post-surgery patients sick.) Read more…