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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

Rice Pasta with Cauliflower Sauce

This delectable garlicky cauliflower sauce over organic rice spaghetti was a most delightful supper one evening at the beginning of the COVID-19 dilemma. It has a lovely creamy mouth appeal but because it has no actual cheese or dairy fat of any kind (only fat would be in the almond milk) it settles lightly on the digestion. Perfect for an evening meal. INGREDIENTS: Large head of cauliflower, broken into florettes with leaves and stem end removed 1 onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 cups almond milk (unsweetened) 2 tsp. lemon juice, fresh squeezed 1 tsp. fine sea salt black pepper, fresh ground, as desired 4 T. chopped parsley as garnish full box of rice spaghetti (28 oz) or quinoa, rice, etc. Steam the cauliflower over a pot of boiling water, covered, for about 5 - 10 minutes, or in Instant Pot. Set aside. In a skillet, cook onion until translucent. Add garlic and cook for another couple of minutes. Combine the cauliflower, garlic, onion, lemon juice