In Part One about our trip to Peru, I promised you a Part Two – so here it is!  Anyone who has read my blogs knows that food is foremost on my mind. At the time we planned our trip however, we were unaware that Peruvian cooking has made its mark on world cuisine. We thoroughly enjoyed…

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*Hepatitis C (HCV) On the Rise in Pregnant Women* US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report showed a doubling between 2009 to 2014 of hepatitis C (HCV) infections in pregnant women.  Increased incidences were found especially in W. Virginia and Tennessee where there’s a high risk for opioid addiction.  The…

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Last Saturday, six of us participated in a 27 mile bike ride – the Tree House’s Tour de Cookie.  Tree House is a nonprofit organization with the mission of public investment in foster children, the most vulnerable children in our society.  This Tour de Cookie ride is especially fun, as there’s a cookie stop every few miles…

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My husband and I just returned from a fabulous trip to Peru. I’m in awe of the Incan respect for the earth and how they worked within their natural environment, which happens to be magnificent.   There had been many indigenous cultures prior to the Incas, but they were the most sophisticated and left the…

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When my patients tell me that their blood pressure has been running high, the first thing I ask them is what they have been eating. After a careful discussion, it often becomes clear that the blood pressure increased after a meal high in sodium. We then focus on the diet, rather than medications alone, to…

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