Weight gain

03. August 2017 health 0
Weight gain
The medicine I’m taking is causing water retention and swelling. I’m 30 pounds over the ideal weight. That extra load is not helping with aches and pains. Now it’s foot pain, wrist and neck… What to do? I’ll sleep on it. I’ve heard that helps. People can lose weight while they’re sleeping. Maybe it’s because ...

Mood lights

30. July 2017 health 0
Mood lights
Fifteen to twenty minutes of warm sunshine through the day is amazing for pain relief. On bare skin! Lighting helps me cope with a transition between traditional cigarettes and vaping. I sort of miss not going outside for a smoke; but it’s easy to sneak a vape anywhere. People might notice a whiff of fruit. ...

Bipolar Disorder explained

28. July 2017 health 1
Bipolar Disorder explained
“Personal interaction with someone who has a psychiatric condition is one of the primary avenues for challenging social stigma—that is, the attitudes that other people have” (2017-July 27, Volume 10, Issue 30). “Patrick Corrigan, PsyD, a leading researcher into stigma, has also found that disclosure can have powerful personal benefits. In a 2012 study, he ...

Health problems

27. July 2017 health 0
Health problems
How to be fruitful in poor health: Sleep disturbances, anxiety, painful joints, swollen knees, my fingers feel like bee stings and I have respiratory concerns (breathing is improving). It is the simple-minded folk who can’t wait to judge others for having a good day. For instance, I read the Rants & Raves in my local ...

Smoking or vaping

15. May 2017 health 2
Smoking or vaping
Obviously, smoking hinders arthritis pain by causing swelling, inflammation, and dehydration. Nicotine is considered to be a serious addiction with negative consequences. My smoking habit started years ago. The smoke is fascinating to me. Vaping worked for a month or two; asthma improved tremendously. But, I got aggravated and went back to the curly smoke ...