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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

Vegan Chocolate Truffles- 3 Easy Recipes

 The three vegan chocolate truffle recipes that follow are easy to make, delicious, and healthier than many such recipes for trifles.  These recipes do no contain any dairy or processed sugar.  If you are carefully following a gluten-free diet, you can substitute gluten-free oat flour.  I think there is something yummy here for everyone! Cheers! Red Bean Truffles The picture above is from marta_kozlowska84 on Instagram.  Her recipe is in Polish but I am guessing it is very similar to Candace Feldman's in her lovely book " Lean Into Plants: 100+ Simple  & Delicious Primarily Plant-Based Recipes Designed for Weight Loss and Fueling Your Body. "  This is one of many very quick, delicious and healthy recipes designed to "nourish your whole self: body, mind and spirit". 1 15-ounce can of red kidney beans, drained, rinsed, and patted dry 1/2 cup melted chocolate chips 1/4 cup of smooth almond butter Form into about 10, 1" balls.  Roll in various toppings and

Boxing Day Vegan Stew in the Instant Pot

We had a pretty simple vegan Christmas dinner, basically the veganized ideal: Turkeyless cutlets (by Gardein), mashed potatoes, a stovetop dressing made of chickpeas, onions, some crumbs, mushrooms and the usual poultry seasoning, a home-made cranberry sauce (frozen cranberries, frozen cubes of Meyer Lemon juice, a sprinkle of sugar, and about 6 chopped dried apricots), and Brussel's Sprouts. Boxing Day Veggie Stew: Today there weren't many leftovers (which suits me fine). I put the following into the Instant Pot on sauté: 1/2 C. Water 2 Onions , sliced 4 Garlic cloves, roughly minced 2 crowns of Broccoli and stems, chopped 2 C. (about one 16 oz can) of Red Beans 3 C. Leftover cubed Potatoes (cooked) 1/2 C. Frozen Corn Kernels (organic) 1 tsp. Hungarian Smoked Paprika 1 Best Golden Bouillion cube 2 T. Hickory Liquid Smoke 1/2 tsp. Chipotlé Ground Pepper After the sauté, I put on the lid, and pressed the Stew button, adjusting the time to about 20 m