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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

Plant-Based Chicken Pot Pie Soup

  This chick'n pot pie soup is hearty and tasty. It is made with about 140 g of Butler's soy curls and makes about 6 adult servings.  Ingredients CASHEW CREAM 1/2 cup cashews soaked and spun up smooth in 1 cup water (set aside) SOUP water or veggie broth for saute 8 cups water 2 red onions, diced 2 ribs celery, sliced fine 2-3 cups mushrooms, sliced 3 medium carrots, diced 1 medium potato, peeled and diced 1 tablespoon chicken-like seasoning 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning 2 cups frozen peas 1/4 cup parsley, fine chopped 140 g. dry soy curls and hot water to cover 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and pepper NOTE: You may wish to make baking powder biscuits to eat with the soup. You can find recipes online, ask your Grandma for her recipe, or prepare a commercial mix. METHOD : 1. Saute onions, mushrooms, and celery.  Saute for 5 to 10 minutes. 2. Add in seasonings 3. Add in carrots, and potatoes, and add water to cover. Cook until tender. 4. Cover soy curls in warm water for 10 minutes.