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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 Poutine with Really Cheesy Fat-Free Vegan Nacho Sauce

The recipe for 'really cheesy fat-free vegan cheese' is based on a surprising recipe from a video by Jill McKeever, the guru over at Simple Daily Recipes. We love it in our family. The 'surprise ingredient' and the lack of any fats make it a real winner for our digestive systems, and I would imagine you will also find that... although, I am not a physician or a nutritionist, and would suggest you go by what those folks have advised you. This is how the Really Cheesy Fat-Free Vegan Nacho Cheese recipe goes with my additions to Jill's base: Makes about 3 cups 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/3 cup nutritional yeast 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup roasted red bell pepper 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Sweet Paprika 1/4 teaspoon Chipotle pepper powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 cups water Place all ingredients in a blender and process several minutes until very smooth and we