June 30, 2012
I’m not a salt abuser, nor am I much of a salt user.
As you know from Sweet Enough, I like to play around with recipes.
Since many cheeses are salty, I’ve found that in a recipe calling for cheese, you can often omit the salt altogether.
If your doctor has told you to cut down on your salt intake, be sure to have plenty of fresh herbs and spices on hand to flavour your food, so that you can savour your food.
Image courtesy of Natalie Aks.
June 29, 2012
Image courtesy of Paul Barker.
Over the years, because I’ve lived in a number of provinces, and because doctors have other plans, too, I’ve had a number of family doctors.
Some good, others great.
One of the most empowering experiences I had was with a family doctor that I had the great fortune to partner with in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Before deciding to accept a new patient, the potential patient was required to fill out a comprehensive form. It was designed to discover what your expectations from a family doctor were, and whether your medical philosophies would mesh or clash.
I have since forgotten what Dr. J. asked on her form, but I have not forgotten the enriching and rewarding doctor/patient relationship that was created by the matching of expectations and treatment protocols.
That was thirty years ago.
Have you ever had this experience?
June 28, 2012
In Nature Calling, I talked about replacing your low toilet with one that is higher.
This is not always possible or feasible, so you may need to buy an elevated toilet seat. They come in a variety of styles with a range of features, including locks so that they don’t slip, and handles to aid you in standing. The types of materials used vary, as well. I’m sorry that I can’t give you specific advice on this, since I bought mine over fifteen years ago.
Before you make this purchase, ask for recommendations. They are not created equal, nor are they equal in terms of ease of cleaning. (By far, the easiest to clean is the in-house toilet seat.)
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June 27, 2012
Not all banks are created equal. Neither are the counters at the banking machines.
A mobility challenge can make it difficult to hold on to all the essentials. I’m constantly surprised at the size of the area that is allotted (or not) for your money management. At some banks, I find myself juggling my purse, wallet and pen.
Below is a model for a great banking machine set-up. There is room to put down your purse and/or wallet, or even both. Signing a cheque is not a problem, either.