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Gentle Readers:

If you are dealing with chronic or unexplained illness, I encourage you to get this new book by Suzanne Sommers:


Mrs. Sommers uses her interviewing style to cover topics that are usually more difficult to understand when it comes to the complexities of serious illness.  She includes a broad range of diseases, treatments, and types of practitioners, only occasionally mentioning her other best-selling books!  I especially appreciate the index for locating topics of interest.

This book might have shortened my learning curve if it had been available 3 years ago.  May it shorten yours!

Take care,  JJ

Drs. Shoe and Butt, Respectively

My husband, Steve, cracks me up sometimes . . .

Today while resting, he pulled a fast one on me.  Like, hey, I’m recovering from something serious and you are asking me whaaaaat?  Excuse me but the 5 minutes of serious laughter that followed erased my memory for exactly what we were even talking about!  What I do remember went something like this:

I was talking about something medical, perhaps a new treatment approach I was considering and his surprising remarks this afternoon to maybe pursue it.  He was interested in a Functional Medicine clinic up in Michigan and was quickly getting to the heart of the matter with a rather terse question:

“Was that Dr. Shoe or Dr. Butt you are talking about?”

You have no idea how funny this is!  Allow me to explain:  Dr. Shoemaker is a famous mold illness expert (author of Surviving Mold & other publications).  Dr. Shultz is a famous colon health/cleansing guru from American Botanical Pharmacy in California.   I have had the experience of doing 5-day juice fasts with a variety of tinctures and Intestinal Formulas (i.e. ones that make you GO) but that was before I met Steve.  My former spouse would tease me mercilessly when Dr. Schultz product catalogs came in the mail, often with a hearty picture of gut anatomy on the cover.  He called Dr. Shultz the “Poop Doctor” or something like that.

I have not done a juice fast/colon cleansing protocol in the past 7 years nor since meeting Steve.  He must have seen one of Dr. Shultz’s catalogs before I whisked it away to the recycling bin!  Oh dear!  The shoe and butt doctors have made their way into my genteel world of late for reasons whose details I’ll skip for the sake of grossness . . .

Gee, I wonder what will be the next zinger?  Stay tuned.  I’m not over this wacky derailment of health quite yet so there’s gotta be something else on the horizon.  And Steve will remember it when I least expect it to lighten things up, I’m sure of it!  He has a wild manner of remembering things dontcha know!

Have a good week, Gentle Readers.  Gotta run, :J