Missing Blogs

Missing Blogs

Where are all my missing blogs for the last year and a half? It looks like I have fallen off the planet for 18 months.  Did you think I had disappeared?  No such luck.  I am continuing to not only survive but thrive. Within the last 18 months, I have had many missed...
At risk of DVT? – you can still enjoy travel!

At risk of DVT? – you can still enjoy travel!

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is caused by blood clots forming, normally in the larger veins of the leg. During daily activity, our calf muscles contract as we move around. This helps to keep our blood flowing and works to prevent clots from forming. Regular activity is...
Just what is a Mechanical Heart Valve?

Just what is a Mechanical Heart Valve?

Your heart has four chambers that ensure blood is continually pumped to your lungs to be oxygenated and then sent around your body. Each chamber contains a valve that lets blood flow forwards and prevents it from flowing back into the previous chamber. These valves...
The History of Warfarin

The History of Warfarin

The discovery of Warfarin was made by chance, much in the way Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin. In the early 1920s, an unusual outbreak occurred in the USA and Canada. Cattle were found to be bleeding to death following only minor trauma or after relatively...
Cath’s Chicken Curry (serves 4)

Cath’s Chicken Curry (serves 4)

I love this recipe! So creamy and tasty and yet only 250 calories!  I prepare this and pop it in the oven before walking the dog and dinner is ready on my return!  Freezes beautifully too!  Put in the freezer in individual portions.  Great for when you need something...
3 Quick Tips from Cath

3 Quick Tips from Cath

TIP 1 – Watch Your pH. Warfarin is an acidic medication so you should aim to include plenty of alkaline forming food and drinks in your diet to balance your pH. Alkaline forming foods are things that we eat which will cause our cells to produce alkaline in the blood...
Is it okay to have dental treatment when taking Warfarin?

Is it okay to have dental treatment when taking Warfarin?

Your doctor has prescribed the prescription anti-coagulant Warfarin for you to prevent your body from forming blood clots that threaten your health. However, your dentist decides a little gum surgery is necessary to prevent infection and any resulting tooth loss. Is...
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