I just read the interesting book State of Slim: Fix Your Metabolism and Drop 20 Pounds in 8 Weeks on the Colorado Diet by Dr. James Hill, Dr. Holly Wyatt, and Christie Aschwanden. Overall, I recommend this book for motivation and good tips. Actually following their program to the letter is optional but it's still … Continue reading “State Of Slim”: The Colorado Approach To Staying Healthy And Fit
I just reached 250 followers. Thank you all for your interest in my site! I remember months ago when I was doing a lot of work to gain new followers, such as finding other sites with similar content, about the outdoors, exercising, good nutrition, etc. I'd comment and like their posts diligently. Doing that I … Continue reading 250 Followers. Thanks!
I was nominated for the Liebster award by Joyfulstephanie which was an honor because I enjoy her blog also. This is an informal award which allows bloggers to recognize fellow bloggers. After being recognized, bloggers can "pay it forward" by nominating 5 other bloggers. To do so we are asked to: display the Liebster logo, … Continue reading Thanks, Joyfulstephanie, for nominating me for the Liebster award!
TAVR stands for transcatheter aortic valve replacement. It is a minimally invasive procedure where the replacement valve is inserted through the femoral artery. No heart-lung machine or opening the chest. The new valve is actually jammed right inside the old one, which is shoved out of the way. Needless to say, this is a great … Continue reading TAVR For Minimally-invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
Nowadays the use of statin drugs like Zocor (simvastatin) and Lipitor (atorvastatin) is common for high cholesterol. These drugs are thought to have a fairly low rate of side effects, at least according to the studies done in the FDA approval process. The most well-known side effects are muscle symptoms such as muscle soreness or … Continue reading Exercise and Statins
There are several claims I did not offer detailed proof for in my previous post on this topic. I’ll give those details here. First let me point out that my best resource for finding this proof was Dr. Linda Bacon’s book Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, another highly recommended book. … Continue reading Put Health First, Not Weight Loss- part 2: Scientific Evidence and Tips
Harriet Brown wrote an excellent Book, Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It, in 2015, but I’ve only just read it now, when I found out about it in a comment from a fellow blogger. This is a very important book, in my … Continue reading Put Health First, Not Weight Loss- Lessons From Body of Truth
Heart Valve Surgery Opening My Heart: A Journey from Nurse to Patient and Back Again, Tilda Shalof. An insider's look at going through heart valve surgery and recovery. Tilda is an experienced nurse so has great insight into the medical system. The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery, Adam Pick. Adam recounts in detail his … Continue reading Suggested Reading- Heart Valve Surgery, Social Support, Stress Management
Challenge Yourself, Clarence Bass. Clarence has written many good books on fitness. This is my favorite because he motivates us to set challenges to inspire us to work harder. Clarence also has a lot of inspiration and information on nutrition and fitness on his website. The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit … Continue reading Suggested Reading- Fitness
Heart valve replacement is even more intimidating than hip replacement. Again, the first step is to find a good surgeon you have confidence in. For the heart, I did not have a good word of mouth referral, but I had good luck with Adam Pick’s heart valve website. Just stick your zip code in his … Continue reading Tips For Those That Need a Heart Valve Replacement