May is Melanoma Awareness Month: Check Yo’Self!

May is Melanoma Awareness Month: Check Yo’Self! Each year I like to bring attention to the fact that it’s important to check yourself for skin cancer. Not a particularly fun topic to nudge you about, but a necessary and serious one. That’s what we skin cancer survivors like to do, you know: nudge you! We […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #5: It’s All The Rage

Perimenopause can SUCK IT!, especially when rage is involved. * Disclaimer: All information in this series is based on my personal experience and is not intended to take the place of your doctor’s advice. Original post dated: 10/25/2013. Updated post 3/26/2019   Mrs. Tucker is a sunny gal, y’all.  Easy to get along with.  Full […]

How to Include Brewer’s Yeast in Your Diet

~ Disclaimer: All information is based on my personal experience and is not intended to take the place of your doctor’s advice. ~ Oh, my babies! First I added organic ground flax seeds to my diet and now… Brewer’s Yeast! Quick! Someone grab the bongos and the peace beads – OMT! done gone hippie! ~ […]

How to Decide To Have a Mammogram or Not

Cancer, Cancer, Cancer! ~ Ugh ~ Are you as sick of reading about it as I am? What I mean by that is, I’m ready for better treatment options, better survival stats, and better diagnostics. Let’s look at the mammogram. Even the medical community at large is not in agreement as to how many you […]

Do You Know How to Rice Cauliflower?

Have you ever tried riced cauliflower? Do you know how to rice cauliflower? Up until recently, I hadn’t, nor knew how. Of course, I decided to take the plunge and rice me some cauliflower, then come here and jibber-jabber all about it! Start by buying a firm full head of the white veggie, with no […]

How Many Do You Really Need?

Fruits and vegetables contain vital nutrients and fiber for protection against many illnesses and disease. Eating the daily recommended amounts helps to ensure optimal health. But, it can be confusing, right? Nine servings! 12 servings! ONE MILLION SERVINGS! Well, maybe not one million… Even as a runner, and one who is focused on health, I […]

Be Brave For a Friend Who Suffers

Being brave for a friend who suffers the loss of a child, either through miscarriage or a stillbirth is holy work. How, though? How can we possibly help when we shy away from talking about this stomach-churning topic? As women, we are known for our love of discussing all the things. Yet, when the words […]

Have You Seen This Smart Jump Rope?

When I was a kid, I loved jumping rope, then somewhere along the line I took up running instead. Garry got a jump rope for Christmas, and since then I’ve made a pact with myself to take it up again. As one gets older, one (< that’s me!) must concentrate on good health and in […]

The Magic of Cranberry for Good Health

A few months back I wrote about a cranberry supplement I found that I started using for better bladder health. I’ve switched brands and wanted to update you in case you were still researching and thinking about adding this supplement to your daily routine. * Disclaimer: All information in this series is based on my […]

Color Me Annoyed: Most Breast Cancer Remedies Can SUCK IT!

Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer. I’m sick of learning and writing about this monstrous disease. ~ugh~ IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE WE BEGIN: I am NOT a doctor nor do I pretend to be. All information and opinions are mine and mine alone. Talk to your doc, a REAL doc, to discuss your needs. Since my […]