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Causes and Cures of Small Fiber Neuropathy?

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Here is a scratchpad on some of the things our research has found may cause or contribute to small fiber peripheral neuropathy, and some potential treatment options. Do you have any additions or thoughts? – SFN can be caused by a Vitamin B12 vitamin deficiency, meaning not enough B12 in the blood. – SFN can […]

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Gluten-Free (less) Door County, Wisconsin

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Sturgeon Bay/Door County Gluten Free Fail We decided on a random impromptu road trip to Door County this weekend. I had just lost my job, and I needed to escape and clear my head. We decided on Snug Inn in Sturgeon Bay. It’s right on the water, and it’s a beautiful cozy hotel. Plus, there’s […]

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Which Milk is the Best?

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I recently made my weekly grocery trip to the store to stock up on necessities for that week’s meals. One thing I always get is milk to use in our protein shake. But if you’re like me, you come upon the shelf that contains the milk and you’re faced with several options.There’s cow milk, soy […]

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The Benefits of Coconut Water – Do They Exist?

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We’ve been seeing an influx of coconut water on our local grocery store shelves. We use it when we make our Tropical Shakeology. It tastes amazing. So we got to wondering, is coconut water good for you? Does it actually have any health benefits? There are no medical studies out there to prove or disprove […]

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Pfizer Faux Pas

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So how many of you ladies (and gentlemen) freaked out when you heard about the Pfizer recall on Lo Ovral 28 (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) with a certain lot number? Like the millions of other people who apparently used these bad pills, I sure did. So did my husband. We would like children some day, […]

What happened to Digestive Advantage coupons?

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The answer is a little complicated. I have been experiencing some digestive discomfort, namely pretty severe constipation for the last few days. I have no idea why but it may be related to diet or changes in the weather, or my new pants. Who knows. A recommendation was made for Digestive Advantage’s once daily Constipation […]

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Target Clinic Gave Me Granuloma

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Nice. Just got a letter from Target Clinic, informing me that the steroid injection I received around Christmas time was tainted with “particles” and entire batches including the batch my shot came from, are being recalled. Recalled because of the possibility of granuloma formation. WHAT? American Regent Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate […]

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Allergic to something? Fast Food, Fine Print.

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I recently took a road trip to Iowa. Well, when you’re out of town, you have to eat out a lot. For me, this is more difficult than the average person because I have Celiac Disease. I can’t eat anything with gluten in it. Not even a LITTLE BIT. Well, I was inside a mall […]

Wanted: Dancing Paperclip

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Apparently times are tough at good ol’ Tarjay. They can’t even afford spell check. Take a look at these screenshots, taken from the Target Pharmacy section of target.com at 1:30AM on 1/30/2011.   Pfft, it’s not like a spelling mistake or typo when filling a perscription could have life-threatening consequences — right?

The Kombucha Experiment

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It’s really interesting stuff that I just got turned on to from a visit to a fancy organic restaurant. They take green or black tea (or a mixture) and ferment it for a month. During the fermentation it becomes slightly alcoholic (about .5%) but the primary benefits are that it gains a ton of healthy […]