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House Calls Sep 20th, 2019

Close your eyes… Imagine you are seeing your doctor for your routine follow up appointment.  You are a little harried and rushed because you had to fight traffic to get to the office on time.  Then you had to wait 20 min to get checked in and another 15 min...

Depression Sep 20th, 2019

Depression is more than feeling sad. It is a debilitating disorder characterized not just by a feeling of sadness or depressed mood, but by significant impairment in daily functioning and social interaction.   Depression can impair the restfulness of sleep or make you want to sleep the day away. It...

Back to School Time! Aug 9th, 2018

It’s August and for our family, that means school starts in 2 weeks.  Yikes! 2 weeks! There is so much to do and literally so little time!  Last week, I found myself grinding the enamel off of my molars as I searched frantically for a pack of 12 colored pencils...

All I want for Christmas is... Mac 'n cheese! Jun 12th, 2018

Why, you ask, is my daughter making that face while eating one of the most treasured kid foods in America?  Alana, my 5 year old, is frowning because the vegan cheese at a local pizzeria DOES NOT look nor taste remotely like real cheese!  She really tried to like it,...

Vegan(ish) Update 1- A Delicious, but Bumpy, Journey Jan 2nd, 2018

The pictures above are just a sample of a few of the meals I have enjoyed while transitioning to a Vegan Diet- Yum! My favorite starchy vegetable is still the sweet potato.  My curret favorite spice is tarragon.  I am still not a big fan of kale but I can...

1 in 3 Americans has Prediabetes. Do you? Jan 2nd, 2018

The number of Americans with Type 2 Diabetes, (the 7th cause of death in the US), continues to increase. While the Center for Disease Control's 2015 report counted over 30 million Americans with the disease, an overwhelming 84.1 million have pre-diabetes. Without lifestyle interventions, pre-diabetes can progress to overt Type 2 Diabetes within...

What? Dr. Cudjoe is Vegan?! Sep 14th, 2017

Yup, that's right!  I have decided to eliminate all animal products out of my diet. I can hear my fellow Texans asking, "but why???" Well, I believe this has been a long time coming actually.  Though I am a Texas girl and have had my share of good ol' barbecue chicken,...

A rose is a rose, and a weed is a weed. Aug 23rd, 2017

Weeds have no place in a garden.  The dandelions in this picture may look pretty to my kiddos, but they're still weeds. According to Merriam-Webster, a weed is (1): a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth; especially one that tends to overgrow or choke out more...

Welcome to my Blog! Aug 12th, 2017

 I love to teach!  I love to share what I know with others but teaching is only teaching when there is someone willing to take that information in.  Otherwise, what's the point?  I am sitting in the leasing office of a local retirement community.  I woke up this morning at 6...