Quick Questions

Kathy on November 24th, 2009

Here’s the skinny:  It’s been more than a month since I’ve written because it’s been an extremely busy month, both at home and at school. As we’ve talked about before, when juggling priorities you sometimes have to let a few balls drop in order to keep the rest in balance. However, the fact that I […]

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Kathy on July 30th, 2009

I use the Calorie Stepper made Oregon Scientific. The durable pedometer tells me the number of steps I’ve taken, the number of miles I’ve traveled, and the approximate number of calories I’ve burned. It’s inexpensive in stores (less than $10), but I got mine absolutely free from Capital One using the reward points on my […]

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Here’s a  quick way to find out how many calories you burn in a day: 1) Calculate your basal metabolic rate (BMR) by multiplying your body weight x 10.  For me, that’s currently 120 x 10 = 1200. 2) Add your Physical Activity Calories by multiplying your BMR x your Activity Level (Sedentary = x […]

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Kathy on February 14th, 2009

Answer: No.  Without putting a person in traction with the entire upper body in a cast, there is really no way to cast a broken shoulder.  Besides, as soon as the break begins to heal, the person will need to begin carefully moving the joint according to doctor’s  directions, in order to restore range of […]

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Answer: Yes.  Calcium supplements help to heal broken bones.  My doctor recommended a liquid calcium-magnesium combination supplement, along with 20 minutes of daily sunlight, to aid the healing process.  Also recommended were foods high in calcium, such as collard greens, broccoli, almonds, navy beans, and spinach, as part of a well balanced diet.

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Kathy on February 12th, 2009

Answer: When almonds digest, they leave an alkaline “ash” in the body, which helps to alkalize the blood.  Since blood must maintain an alkaline pH level of about 7.4 for optimum health, alkaline foods are an essential part of our diet.  If the pH of the blood becomes acid by eating acidifying foods, the body […]

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Kathy on February 10th, 2009

Answer: You might feel like drinking, but don’ t do it.  Alcohol interferes with the healing of fractures and will slow your recovery.

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