Great Book + One of 50 Best Food Addiction Blog Awards

love2eatinpa, 10 August 2010, 18 comments
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I just got done reading a great book called “A Baby Boomer’s Guide to Chronic Pain, The Ultimate Resource for Practical, Effective Advice on How to Live a Full and Active Life While Managing Chronic Pain” by Dr. Michael J. Kaye.

A friend brought this book to my attention because I have been suffering from low back issues off and on for many years. While I’m a bit too young to be a baby boomer, I have had a touch of scoliosis since I was a kid, was in a bad car accident in late ’94, which resulted in some slight herniations and bulging discs, and had two pregnancies which resulted 8 lb lbs+ kids both times (and I’m only 5’3″ and had an enormous baby belly) which together = sore lower back for me at times.

Since the car accident, I have always had some pain/discomfort when I walk for a while or stand around too long. I was in another car accident about a year ago, this was not nearly as bad thank goodness, so of course my back pain flared up.

I know a lot of us out there have issues with pain from either a car accident, carrying extra weight around, through working out, or just good ol’ life. I found this to be a great book for dealing with the pain in a down to earth fashion.

The book wasn’t about treatments for specific ailments, but rather advice on better ways to deal with and manage the pain. For instance, some things I learned were instead of just having the person you see for the pain be the only physician in your life who knows about your pain issues, make sure all your doctors are aware so that they can work together as a team in treating you. Makes perfect sense!

One thing I learned a while ago, and was reinforced in the book, was if you have back pain issues to lift heavier objects up (if you have to lift them!) using your legs, rather than bending over at the waist to lift up an object off the ground.

Another thing that seems so silly but could be so helpful, is to brush your teeth, or for any men out there, to shave, while in the shower, instead of bending over your sink and brushing (or shaving).

For more info check out… A Boomer’s Guide To Chronic Pain.

On another note, I was lucky enough to be chosen last week to be on a list of  “50 Best Blogs for Beating Food Addiction”

It’s the first one under the heading “personal testimonials.”  I feel honored to have been chosen for this list and am in some very good blog company.  I encourage you to check it out to find some great blogs.

Here’s the link – 50 Best Blogs for Beating Food Addiction.

Disclaimer – I was not compensated for reading and telling you about Dr. Kaye’s book.

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  1. Karen @ Waisting Time
    10 August 2010, 5:18 pm

    I am so glad then when we built our house my very tall husband thought to have our bathroom vanities be higher than standard. I know it makes a difference. He is the one who always nagged me to lift with my legs:) Sometimes he is right:) Glad to hear you found some ideas to improve things for yourself.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    ah, a higher bathroom vanity, another great idea!!!

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  2. Janell
    10 August 2010, 5:22 pm

    I know several people who could use that book. (not me of course).
    Congratulations on the 50 best food addiction blogs. That’s great!

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    feel free to pass the link on to those people, janell! i found it to be great info, and my pain, thank goodness, isn’t chronic, just sporadic, if i don’t do things properly.

    thanks for the congrats! =)

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  3. Rita @ The Giggly Bits
    10 August 2010, 6:12 pm

    First of all congrats on the list, it’s a great list! Some marvelousness there to read. I never thought about that shaving thing. My kitchen island is a bit higher than the norm and I love it for cutting and well, everything really and I’m not tall either (5’6) just average.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    wow, another great idea – a higher kitchen island!

    thanks for the congrats! =)

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  4. amanda
    10 August 2010, 8:38 pm

    I have been checking out the other blogs on the site and they offer so much advice. It has been a lifesaver when I am struggling not to eat my whole kitchen! Congrats on making their list, you totally deserve it!

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    lol! thank you so much, amanda! i am flattered that they somehow chose me.

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  5. Cammy@TippyToeDiet
    10 August 2010, 9:23 pm

    Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition!
    Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog post ..Fitness Myths- Explored

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thanks, cammy!

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  6. Jody - Fit at 52
    11 August 2010, 8:51 am

    One thing I learned a while ago, and was reinforced in the book, was if you have back pain issues to lift heavier objects up (if you have to lift them!) using your legs, rather than bending over at the waist to lift up an object off the ground.

    That point above is SOOOOOO important! One thing I have done from the beginning of my weight lifting & core training is work my back & core. I keep those parts strong always & it has paid off for me big time.

    People do not realize how important the back is but also the core. It is all intertwined. Ya got to do both. AND, you got to keep the legs strong too!

    Congrats on your making that list & deservedly so!
    Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog post ..Beautiful &amp Sexy Shoulders

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    great point, jody! i do work my core as well, and the book did mention that, but i failed to hone in on for the post. so thanks for pointing it out!

    thanks for the congrats! =)

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  7. Katie @ Health for the Whole Self
    11 August 2010, 11:12 am

    I’m passing this post along to some of my friends and family members who I know would find that book helpful!

    Also, congrats on being put on that list! I saw it when it came out, and was so happy to see you there. You deserve it! 🙂
    Katie @ Health for the Whole Self´s last blog post ..Creamy Taco Pasta

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    while i’m sorry you know some folks who have chronic pain, i think it’s great that you are going to pass along the info to them.

    thanks for your kind words about the list!

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  8. Food Addict
    12 August 2010, 11:47 am

    Congrats on the 50 Best Food Addiction Blogs List! That’s awesome!
    Food Addict´s last blog post ..An Inconvenient Truth

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thank you!

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  9. Stefanie
    17 August 2010, 11:22 am

    Get starbucks coffee Via…nuke your water and instant GOOD coffee. The stuff is best you can get without brewing. Get pack at Starbucks or now at the store

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    ok, you have all totally grabbed my attention with the VIA. i’ll be going to the market tomorrow and i’m going to get some! thanks, stefanie!

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