As I stand here, about to face my imminent demise, I would like to reflect upon my short life on earth. I was taken away from my mother shortly after I was born and never saw her again. I will never know who my birth father is. I am only 5 years young….but I am tired, weak and ready to die. Continue reading
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2014 has been an extremely busy year thus far and I feel like I have been carrying around some extra weight. After hovering around 200 lbs for the past several months, I set a goal earlier this year to reach 190 by this Summer. Despite consistently making quality food choices, limiting my portion sizes and exercising regularly, my weight does not seem to be responding as I have come to expect. Continue reading
I have been on the sidelines for years….watching, hearing, and reading various reports about the benefits of eating a gluten-free diet. I finally decided to try it and have been doing it consistently for the past month. Judging by how much of the food at markets and restaurants these days is labeled “GF”, it’s obvious that I am late to the gluten-free party. The primary reason I hesitated to try it was simple. I viewed gluten-free as yet another version of a low-carb diet in disguise. Well I’m here to report that I was wrong….potentially very wrong.
First of all, apologies for the brief layoff. I have not contributed to TRUTHOLOGY in more than a month! It has certainly been a busy beginning of summer, no doubt. Very stressful too!!
Speaking of stress, I recently realized that my life is NOT stressful. My job is NOT stressful. My finances are NOT stressful. And my kids are NOT stressful. I’m willing to bet that your life is NOT stressful either….not in the least bit. Continue reading
Those of you who follow Truthology know that I have recently adopted more of a plant-based diet. What you may not know, however, is that I have considered switching to a strictly vegan diet on my 40th birthday, which occurs one month from today.
Meanwhile, over the past few months, I have been experiencing a variety of unique symptoms that are interfering with my quality of life. Symptoms have all been mild and transient, but have included headache, dizziness, fatigue and sleep disturbances.
I could have easily passed all of these off as stress-related symptoms – and I’m not denying that stress probably has a lot to do with them – but after having done some extensive research on the mix of symptoms I was experiencing, I came to the conclusion that I was suffering from a Vitamin B12 deficiency.
Since all of the symptoms I described above are consistent with a B12 deficiency, I asked my doctor to write me a lab order to have my blood drawn. The very next day, I found out that I was in fact below the normal range for Vitamin B12. Continue reading