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BCP – Hidden Evils and Health Effects

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog, Health | Tags : , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

So as you know, dear followers, I’m on a quest to regain my  health after 18 months of illness. The allergy tests have been completed, and it’s confirmed that the issue was Strep Antibody Deficiency (SAD) rather than an allergy or other underlying condition, which has just exacerbated my asthma... more

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June 7…Update on the Health Tests

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog, Health, Random Thoughts | Tags : , , , , ,

Update for those who are following the health situation: Yesterday’s vaccine seemed to go over without very little issue. I had some tenderness at the sight of the shot, which was to be expected. The other one she warned me about was flu-like symptoms, meaning low-grade fever and maybe some... more

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June 6…The Search for Better Health Begins!

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog, Health, Random Thoughts

This morning was the first of multiple test results from the allergist. The results were pretty eye-opening Kay Smith. I’ve been told since I was a child that I was allergic to all these outdoor allergens like trees, mold, dust, ragweed (the absolute worst), pollens of so many kinds, grass,... more

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Vocal Pause

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Health, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized

So I’m not sure if I mentioned, but my doc got sick of seeing me (that’s my guess, not what she said), so she put me on a steroidal inhaler in attempts of getting rid of this stupid cough once and for all. I told her I was trying to... more

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What makes you feel better when you’re sick?

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Food, Health, Reviews of Recipes | Tags : , , , , , , , , , ,

For some people, chicken noodle soup is their go-to when they’re sick. I admit to loving it too, but only home made, and not as much as two other favorites: 1. Tom Kaa Kai (chicken in coconut milk soup, which I learned how to make while I was in Thailand... more

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Jalapeños vs. Thai Chili Peppers

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog, Food, Health

A few of my family and friends are cautiously wandering into the world of Asian food, interested in trying new things. Two of the biggest hindrances for most Americans when thinking about trying new foods are: 1) all the unfamiliar ingredients (and usually a lot of them!), and 2) hot... more

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Home made or store bought? Decisions (decisions) about spice mixes.

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog, Economical, Food, Health

Have you ever read a recipe (perhaps even here) and thought, “Hmmmm…do I go all natural/authentic and make the spice mix myself or do I go the easy way and buy the mix? I wonder…” Well, I have gone, and continue to go, through this dilemma on almost a daily... more

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Soups for Fall! Yum!

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Economical, Food, Health, Weekend

That’s right folks, this weekend will be all about soups! Fall weather means flu season, colds, cold noses, and lots of reasons to warm ourselves up from the inside out. I’ll be getting my Pho broth ready, making Thai soup, and maybe even some down home chili. Stay tuned if... more

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