Inflammation: Foods That Create Pain

Inflammation:  Foods That Create Pain

According to the latest medical theory, chronic inflammation is the root cause of almost every disease suffered by human beings. Many doctors believe persistent, low-level inflammation paves the way for chronic disease, including those we usually experience later in life, e.g. arthritis, heart and kidney disease, and cancer. As a part of our immune response system, inflammation occurs when the body is fighting germs that enter the body through a variety of ways, e.g. injury...

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GERD – Medications Can Irritate the Condition

As many of you know, my husband has been dealing with the effects of GERD for many years.  This condition continues to be problematic for many people–and what’s worse is that the medications used to treat this condition is actually causing more harm than good.  I continue to read reports that explain how antacids add to the problem of acid reflux by creating a more acidic environment in the stomach.  There are other medications that can cause problems as well,...

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Be a Smart Shopper with These 8 Tips

Be a Smart Shopper with These 8 Tips

If you’re anything like me, the idea of going to the market is as bad as having to sit in traffic for an hour.  I have the pleasure of living in an average size community, but the market closest to my house is the smallest one in Roanoke.  For a creative soul like me, that drives me insane. When you have put some thought and time into creating a plan for meals and for shopping, there is no comparison!   I have used these eight tips for years as I shop, and the weeks I...

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Health Websites You Can Trust

Health Websites You Can Trust

Years ago when you have questions about your health you had three options: 1) ask your family doctor; 2) ask your smartest friend for their advice; or 3) turn to the family medical guide book. All you could do was just hope for the best and weigh your options. But now with the world wide web, we have an abundance of health information at our fingertips. But now that you have the web at your disposal 24/7, do you take better care of yourself? According to a study by the Pew...

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The Attitude of Gratitude

The Attitude of Gratitude

During my 30 Days of Gratitude challenge, I’ve shared a number of things you can listen to, read and do to help you appreciate many things that life has already given you.  Your bi-weekly paycheck, the steady rainfall that watered the lawn, electricity that provides juice for our internet pleasure or simply your health– these are just a few things you might take for granted daily.  Yes, they are rather small things that don’t add up to winning the lottery,...

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Robin Anderson, Rock Mount, VA

Robin Anderson, Rock Mount, VA

When we were first referred to Mrs. Cathy Dick at One Degree Forward, my first question was, “Is she a doctor?”  If the answer had been yes I think I would have refused.  Instead the answer was like a breath of fresh air.

Velly Chowder, South Africa

Velly Chowder, South Africa

Mostly I’m thankful to Cathy Dick, for helping me a lot with previous decision making and daily planning. She has helped me put into practice a mind-set to be something that I wish to accomplish by the end of each day to the end of the year– focus on that, and make sure I do things in terms of preparing myself mentally and physically before I start.  She has a lot of great resources that she shares freely too.  You can trust her to do what she says she’ll do.

Carol Rutger, Des Moines, IA

Carol Rutger, Des Moines, IA

I feel fortunate enough to have participated in one of Cathy’s Teleclasses and purchased  her ADD Parental Strategies program.  I really needed my husband to understand more about ADD so we could help our son better.  The program dove into who we are as people and showed us the importance of communication between us in order to communicate more effectively with our son.  I’d recommend this program to everyone, whether they have ADD kids or not.  It’s a real eye opener!  Thanks.