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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

Gingerbread cookies- Wheat and Gluten-Free Recipe

  I am totally thrilled by this recipe-- it rolls out great and the house smells like Christmas as the cookies bake, and then, of course, they taste delicious.  (See notes and attribution at bottom of recipe.) INGREDIENTS 2 cups  organic   brown rice flour 1 1/2 cups  arrowroot powder 1 1/2 cups  amaranth flour 3 T.  organic   baking powder 2 t.  organic cinnamon 10 drops  Young Living Ginger Essential Oil* 5   drops  Young Living Nutmeg Essential Oil* 5   drops  Young Living Clove Essential Oil* 1 1/2 cups  Organic Cane Sugar 1/2 cup  organic applesauce 1/3 cup  Extra Virgin Coconut Oil,  melted in a cup in a bowl of hot water 1/3 cup  blackstrap molasses 2 T.  vanilla coconut oil, for oiling cookie sheets or you can use a silicone sheet on top of a pizza pan like I did-- no extra oil needed and the cookies don't stick at all. *ONLY USE ESSENTIAL OILS THAT ARE SAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION AND ONLY IN SMALL SMALL QUANTITIES!!! If you do not have Young Living Essential Oils, I would s