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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

Spring Lettuces, Fall Broccolli

Just a start to the 2024 Gardening year. Our son Conrad is staying with us for a while and gardening is his passion, so we are getting some help. Although he does tend to be as 'creative' and 'experimental' (maybe more so) than I am, so it means a lot of divergences from the regular plan to try fresh new things... so we shall see what we shall see. I have noticed, however, that our last month's grocery bill was HORRENDOUSly high-- so it will be important to get some actual everyday vegetables going so that we don't have to keep buying them in town. Carrots. Potatoes. Greens. Tomatoes. Squash. Fresh herbs. And, of course, quite a lot of berries and plums and cherries and strawberries. "We" also planted more (sour) cherries and some raspberries this year, but they probably won't happen until next year. I also want to plant a number of flowers. Our yard looks quite depleted and stark. Conrad has been pep-talking about the need for better soil and has