I think I might have a bit of a drug problem. My drug is exercise. I covet those endorphin and dopamine highs which are released in those post-workout moments. My problem is this; when I haven’t done any exercise for a couple of days I start to experience mood swings, feelings of guilt, an inability … Continue reading The Exercise Drug
Most of the time we just take it for granted. We don’t even think about it. We usually have other, more pressing matters on our mind. And most of the time we can get away with it. It’s not an issue. We can get on with our lives. And then it strikes. We can suddenly … Continue reading Fated for Illness
They’re supposed to be good for you. They’re supposed to keep you healthy. But do they really make a difference? Taking a vitamin or health supplement is supposedly beneficial. It keeps ailments at bay. The logic is sound. If something is lacking in your body, then you are exposing yourself to dangers. The body is … Continue reading Protected By Vitamins – Me Thinks!
Having been a vegetarian for over thirty-five years I have often been challenged as to why I don’t go all the way and become a vegan. For many of those years I justified the half-way house as mainly a matter of practicality. It was too difficult to be a vegan. Years ago, restaurants didn’t cater … Continue reading Vegan Appeal…It’s Not for the Animals
It began in my mid-thirties when I started to wheeze and cough. I became breathless at the slightest exertion and repeatedly woke during the night struggling to breathe, with a tightness in my chest and coughing up a thick, slimy green phlegm. I was suffering from adult-onset asthma. It felt as if I had been … Continue reading Asthma: Who Stole My Breath?