Food as Medicine (and Health Care Cost Control), Part II

Why is it that we can so easily recognize the importance of understanding and structuring policy regarding the dangerous addictive properties of opioids, but we have such a hard time recognizing the importance of understanding and structuring policy regarding food, which, in many cases, plays along the same addictive pathways in the brain? There are … Continue reading Food as Medicine (and Health Care Cost Control), Part II

Zen and . . . Dust.

Everything here – positively *everything* - generates dust. The winter, and the sand, and the various chemical salt compounds everywhere. . . When they dry? They create dust, which we track in every time we leave the house and come back in. Sheet rock compound? Fun when wet. Dust when dry. This morning  (a bit … Continue reading Zen and . . . Dust.

Parenting the Parents, Part IV. Moving Toward a Solution.

I’ve told many people along the way that I wasn’t sure which was more challenging: helping with everything with my dad now that he was officially diagnosed with vascular dementia, or trying to figure out how to help my mom manage this. Mom had been minimizing dad’s challenges for years, and regardless of the reason, … Continue reading Parenting the Parents, Part IV. Moving Toward a Solution.