Tag Archives: health

Resistance is futile!

October 28, 2011


“Can we have organic soda?” “If we can find some with no added sugar, we’ll see Morgan” I said. I knew this would be hard on them because when I talked to them and told them why we were making this change, they seemed to zone out. They seemed understand intellectually, but not necessarily emotionally. […]

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Healing the Gerson Way

October 17, 2011


I wonder what it might feel like to have all the vitamins and minerals I’m supposed to have inside my body, there all the time. What if I had a nutritiously sound mind and body? Would it make me think differently? Would that make me feel differently? Would I feel better? More active and energetic? […]

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Why you should never give up

July 7, 2011


The first time I went out almost killed me. But, the second time I went even farther. I was sitting at my desk working for hours when I started getting tired. My eyes were weary from reading and staring at the computer screen. So, I decided I’d get up and ride my bike. I went […]

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Prepare for the worst, hope for the best or affect the outcome?

June 28, 2011


I choose to affect the outcome. On any given day I have no idea how much what I do here at Madison Holland Foundation will affect the outcome for sickle cell patients and their families, but I promise to keep trying. I’d rather do something than do nothing. I’d rather know than not know. Information […]

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Sickle cell and the best day ever!

June 1, 2011


At 5:00 am I woke up naturally. No alarm clock needed. It was the 23rd of May and all was right with the world. I knew because before I opened my eyes, I took an assessment of my body and there was no pain or even the slightest discomfort. So, I start to question my […]

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12 Reasons to support sickle cell research and advocacy

May 16, 2011


12 Reasons to support sickle cell research & advocacy 12. According to the Centers for Disease Control there are over 70,000 people living with sickle cell in the US 11. Three times as many people are affected by it. Each time a parent has to leave work to care for a child, everyone at his […]

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Emergency departments response to Sickle cell patients

May 7, 2011


Clinician attitudes toward patients are associated with variability in the quality of heath care…Negative attitudes toward adults with sickle cell disease have beenĀ identifiedĀ as an important barrier to the receipt of appropriate pain management for this patient population. Carlton Haywood, Jr PhD et al. A video-intervention to improve clinician attitudes toward patients with sickle cell disease: […]

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Pain and Meditation

May 1, 2011


Is it the art of meditation, the science of meditation or the practice of meditation? I guess it depends on how you look at it. If you’ve mastered it, you might call it an art –As in, I’ve mastered the art of meditation therefore, I can clear my mind of all the clutter and de-stress […]

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