Posts Tagged "health"


Will Whole30 Heal My Gut?


Posted By on May 1, 2017

After a consultation with my doctor about my lousy digestion, I started Whole 30, which eliminates many known gut-destroyers. Namely legumes, dairy, sugar, wheat, grains, alcohol, and probably grain alcohol, etc. I can eat vegetables, fruit, meat, and some nuts. The saving grace is that I can drink coffee. It’s been two weeks and I’m doing well sticking to the program, though I ate out a few times and I can’t be...

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So to sum up my previous posts, year one in DC was about gaining confidence and rebuilding my emotional health. Year two was about building a strong financial foundation and gaining professional health. As I look forward to year three I’m hoping to build on my mind (creative) and body (physical) health. I feel like I finally have enough of a routine in DC that I can dedicate my extra time to creative and physical pursuits. Physical...

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One Year Ago Today: More Tests


Posted By on Aug 26, 2014

Part One, Part Two After nearly two weeks of waiting I finally kept calling my doctor’s office until they got back to me. I know they’re busy. But having a sister in the healthcare industry means that I know test results are sent electronically within hours and my doc should know by now what the ultrasound shows. When I finally get Dr. Stephanie on the phone it’s apparent that the ultrasound didn’t show her much of anything. Or, at...

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Part One One year ago today I went in for an ultrasound because during my routine physical the day before my doctor found something unusual. She said she was sending me to get the test right away to see what that something was. So I went to the hospital. It seemed weird to be checking in for an outpatient procedure. My only experiences at hospitals involved surgeries and emergency rooms, so it was strange not having an overnight bag...

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It started one year ago today. I went to the doctor for a physical because I was feeling unnaturally worn down. I was tired. That’s it, that’s the only reason why I made an appointment. The doctor took some blood for tests and then she did a physical exam. Almost immediately she found something unusual and insisted that I have an ultrasound the next day to explore further. An Unnecessary, Yet Interesting Word About My Health Care...

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