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Understanding Deep Vein Thrombosis: Risk Factors, Signs, and Management

Recently I heard that a family member in her early 50s was being seen by a doctor for DVT and that she was hoping that there was a more natural way of dealing with it than the medications her doctor was prescribing. When I had digested this scrap of family ''information,'' I thought about my own lax position (denial, really) and how it would make sense for me to make some changes in my life while I still have some shreds of health and potential fitness. And, of course, I have inherited my mother's compulsive pop reading habit (in my case, the Internet mostly). So, I decided to research and write an article that would incorporate some preventative and alternative health principles into my life that might make DVT somewhat less likely to catch up with me than is likely the case now. I would also like to see our family member above and others benefit from these principles if they decide that they want to. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a critical health concern that af

Pumpkin Hermit Baked Porridge

  If you are a fan of hermit cookies with their yummy touch of spice and delightful munchy-crunchiness, you will love this baked porridge for breakfast (or dressed up a little as a dessert).   Ingredients 2 ripe bananas  1/2 cup/115 g pumpkin puree 2 cups/489 ml oat milk or other plant-based milk 2 tablespoons/40 ml. maple syrup 2 cups rolled oats 2 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice 1/2 tsp. baking powder 4 Medjool dates , pitted and chopped Small handful walnuts, chopped Click for Pumpkin Hermit cookie recipe: Method to make  pumpkin hermit porridge: Preheat oven to 350° F/177 C. In a medium bowl mix rolled oats, pumpkin, spice, baking powder and nut and dates. Blend banana  pumpkin, milk, and maple syrup Pour blender mixture over dry ingredients and combine well. Divide evenly among 7 or 8 large muffin cups or ramekins. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until firm.