Sunday, December 11, 2011

December 11-17, 2011

You might be surprised to find that your throat is itching after eating fruits that you have been eating without incident previously. Don't be alarmed. It could be a reaction to a contaminant in the fruit. On the other hand, if the problem persists, seek medical attention.

This might be a good time to get your hemoglobin tested. Don't wait until you develop a crisis. Knowing your status now can help you to make the right choices and keep you in a state of readiness for the holidays.

You have every reason to be hopeful, even when things seem like they are not going your way. Just remember that we all have our ups and downs. Hopefully, you will have more ups than downs. Prayer helps.

You might be feeling a little depressed today. If it is serious enough to keep you from doing your daily chores, you might want to talk to your doctor about your options. In the meanwhile, check your blood sugar and make sure that your levels are not too high or too low as this could affect your mood.

Heart Disease
You'll want to be in the best state of health this week and you have the ability to do so. But you have to be willing to to eat right, exercise and pay attention to your unique medical needs. Avoid skipping medical appointments.

High Blood Pressure
With all the excitement and stresses of the holiday season, you might experience an unusual rise in your blood pressure. Try to keep tract and take appropriate action to keep this from happening. Making time for relaxation just might be all it takes.

Keeping a food journal can give you insight into what works best for you. So, start journaling. Remember, each person's experience and response to food and medication is different. Do your best to meet your daily calorie needs.

You could be torn between the demands of young children and the need to get your shopping and other holiday preparations done. Be patient and give them the attention they need. Just don't give in to demands for junk food.

Your obsession with food could make it extremely difficult for you to lose weight. But don't give up. Talk things over with someone you trust and try to find ways of overcoming your food observations. Sticking to a meal schedule might be a good beginning.

Your pregnancy could have you blooming. And you have every reason to be. Being a parent is what you are meant to be. So, enjoy every precious moment. Just remember, nutrition matters. So, choose wholesome and nutritious foods that are good for you and your baby.

You may feel a little bloated, which could simply be the result of gas, nothing an over-the-counter remedy wouldn't cure. On the other hand, if it persists, it could require a trip to the doctor. If it's just gas, remember to eat on time.

Please Note: The information provided on this site is for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for appropriate medical attention by your personal healthcare provider, including a physician and registered dietitian when necessary.

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