“Why am I really getting this test?” Have you ever found yourself asking that question? I have. Your doctor may explain the reason. Yet, you may not realize that the underlying philosophy of a health care practice may be influencing those determinations. Decisions, and the reasoning itself, can be opinionated. It’s a controversy. Does your … Read more2 Ways your Doctor’s Philosophy may Dictate YOUR Care. Function vs. Symptom
I am not one to live in a Black and White world. No, this doesn’t mean I avoid old movies in lieu of vivid technicolor, modern digital HDMI and beyond. It means I often welcome ‘gray’ in my life. Entertain uncertainty. Whether that is politics, religion, friends and foes in nature, economics or health care. … Read moreADAPTOGENS – Adapt your Attitude to Alternatives with Resistance Herbs
With this blog post, let me introduce a guest writer and friend, Lorraine Vail (author of From Any Window). I am privileged to have her write for Aging With Pizzazz and share an experience I have not had. Several people I know, and many I’ve heard in passing, complain of aging eyes and possible surgery. … Read moreBlind as a Bat No More – Guest Writer
Most likely, to confront commercialism during this gift-giving time of year, I often think about having a bit less ‘stuff’ around me. [A funny thought for a mild hoarder such as I am.] Thus, similarly to when spring-cleaning is in the air, at the end of the year I consider a clearance, such as cleaning … Read moreYear-End Clearance…in Aging Medicine Chests
My brother, Rick, died as a young man, not even 50 years old. A fire-fighter, Rick suffered related long term health issues. They caught up with him long before his time was due. Older than me, I looked up to him as many younger sisters do. I remember him as adventurous, jolly and complicated. However, … Read moreYour Health on Day of the Dead
“Ahhh-choo” “God, Bless you.” “Thanks.” It’s a rare day you don’t hear this exchange. Whether triggered by allergies, a cold, common daily routine or wildfire smoke, we all sneeze. I undoubtedly think more about why I am sneezing as opposed to how. We can live perfectly-fine, thank you, without being able to answer certain questions. … Read moreSneezing. Healthy? Risky? Can it make you Rich?
I recall trips as a youngster to Mack Drugs, our local pharmacy in upstate New York. Preceding the trip, the doctor would tear off a hand-written prescription from his desk-top pad, place it in mom’s fingers and off we would march. With the little scribbled paper gingerly protected, we drove to the same pharmacy we … Read moreIs Loyalty to Your Pharmacy Misplaced?
Have you jumped onto the popular Vitamin D bandwagon? Most likely, if you have visited your doctor recently and blood tests were ordered, a recommendation was made for this previously less-than-routine lab work (specifically, 25-Hydroxy Vit C, Calciferol, Total D2 & D3). My health care professional passionately suggested it. (She is actually an FNP – … Read moreVitamin-D Craze — Fallacy or Function?
I recently experienced back pain while on a multi-day trip. Was it from too much driving? Hefting luggage? Dehydration? Hotel treadmill? Extended conference sitting? A poor-quality mattress? Everything combined? Who knows? But it was unexpected, and my hours were tightly scheduled ones in which I took little time to improve my condition. I should know … Read moreSimple Back Pain Tips —— using a Secret Muscle
A friend recently sent me an article which proclaimed that a blogger won’t be healthier or happier based on how many posts he/she writes or how many followers they have. Well, well. I sighed. Then I immediately thought . . . I’d be way happier with more readers. But I digress. The shared article wasn’t … Read moreOne Ultimate KEY to Longevity — — Above ALL else