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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

Haystacks-- A Simple, FIlling, Delicious Vegan Salad

This is an Indian styled Haystack Salad courtesy Wikipedia When I became a Seventh-day Adventist I was introduced to "keeping the Sabbath", the wonderful Biblical perspectives around Heaven, the beautiful teachings of Jesus, and a fast, delicious salad called "Haystacks".  It's a sort of vegetarian taco or Mexican salad, so you know it's comfort food.  And it can certainly be quickly made to be a gluten-free meal. The invention of haystacks is often credited to Ella May Hartlein, in the 1950s. Hartlein, a Seventh-day Adventist, apparently was unable to find, in their new Iowa home town, the freshly-made Mexican tostatos her family craved.  So  she collected together some of the individual ingredients and the family members choice their preferred items for their salad pile (or haystack).   The haystack is a popular potluck item at various church events.  It has evolved to become representative of other ethnic flavors as well (ex.  the Hawaiian or Indian h