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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

Recipe for Chickpea Tofu: By Ally

A dear long-time friend has passed along this recipe for Chickpea Tofu for anyone who is sensitive or allergic to Tofu (soy). INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup "Raw" Chickpea Flour 1 1/2 cup Water Pinch of Turmeric METHOD: Dissolve 1/2 cup of Chickpea flour in 1/2 cup of the water.  Add a pinch of Turmeric powder for colour. Heat remaining cup of water over medium heat. Add in the Chickpea paste and whisk/stir, scraping sides down. When the mixture is boiling and thickened, pour into a pan and let it cool.   Cut into desired shapes after completely cool.  Ally also states that she often eats it with a Burmese Salad:   Fried Onions and Garlic along with Green Spring Onions, Tamarind Juice, chopped Cilantro and optional Chili pepper and Fish Sauce. You can even easily avoid a trip and expense of buying chickpea flour! Make your own in a Vitamix or food processor. A pound of dry garbanzo beans from your bulk food supplier will make 3 cups of flour in the Vitamix in a fe