Due to the pandemic, we haven’t had many dinners with friends and extended family. Our topics of conversation have been limited with the same five people, three of whom actively avoid bringing up any medical matters that might result in a lecture about fiber or exercise! As a result, I need my readers to let … Continue reading Hair-Raising Stress
Sadly, I have gained a few pounds during this quarantine. Like so many others, we started baking bread, plus creating numerous weekly gourmet meals and lots of comfort food. Even DTD has been eating bread more often, but he hasn’t gained weight. I have a theory on why this is. He does not agree, and … Continue reading Is it Easier for Men to Lose Weight?
A man is sleeping peacefully in his own bed. He awakens in the night to a strange sensation and dimly registers a figure crouched in the dark at the foot of the bed. He feels a warm liquid on his big toe. As his eyes adjusts, he recognizes his wife hunched in the moonlight, pulling … Continue reading Essential Oils and Good Intentions
Halloween is here, which makes me think of scary things like ghosts and headless horsemen and vampire bats. Although it's debatable that one could meet her demise by an attack from a pumpkin-headed man, it is a FACT that a bat can kill you. This excruciating death doesn't even need to involve vampire lore. It's … Continue reading Beware of Bats
On many occasions, DTD is asked to recommend a specialist- orthopedist, psychologists, pediatricians, dermatologists, physical therapists, etc. We live in northeast Ohio, an area blessed with excellent medical facilities and a large selection for most specialists, so the choice can be overwhelming. Recently we were dining alfresco with some dear friends when one shared her … Continue reading Your Opinion Matters
I have a dear friend whose daughter donates blood on a regular basis. She's just a beautiful person inside and out! In fact, she's such a regular that the Red Cross asked her if she would consider donating platelets. Naturally she agreed and scheduled an appointment. Towards the end of the process she had a … Continue reading An Unexpected Result
Our Dinner Table Doctor's (DTD) education on this particular malady occurred in a most unfortunate manner, since he was the victim. We were on a lovely vacation in Marco Island, Florida. As expected, our pale northeastern Ohio skin was ill-prepared for the continuous rays of sunshine. Even though we lathered 30+ sunscreen all over ourselves … Continue reading Beware Hell’s Itch!
I recently celebrated my 50th birthday and received the best, most thoughtful gift and the biggest surprise my husband has ever given me in our 24 years of marriage: a bidet. I love it! My desire for a bidet began several years ago. I was shopping in an appliance store and used the bathroom. As … Continue reading Best Gift Ever!
Oh my! Who knew that a post about what moves peoples' bowels and how fast it happens would generate so many comments? People have certainly not been shy in sharing their two cents and some surprising details about their bathroom habits since that post. We have had many a dinner-table discussion on this topic. One … Continue reading Blame it on the Mac-N-Cheese Follow up
Happy New Year! If you're like me, you typically make a few resolutions and you are trying to start off 2019 with a healthier lifestyle. It's an exciting, new beginning for me each year, and then around the end of February I say "screw it" and go back to all of my old bad habits. … Continue reading This Should be Your #1 New Year’s Resolution