Tag: health

WASSA – Coffee Shop With a Savvy for Breads and Health

December 2015 Michael: Walking in the front door one sees at the back of the room an archway to the exhibition kitchen. Above it says, “Todos los días se hornean tus deseos” (Every day we bake your wishes). On another wall it states “El arte de hacer pan” (the art of making bread). Fortunately this […]

Yacon has good taste and is healthy

Michael:  The sign stated that yacon (pronounced yah-cone) has many health benefits such as reducing cholesterol and triglycerides as well as helping to regulate blood pressure. They had my attention. I starred down at a basket of dirt covered things with a look similar to that of sweet potatoes. The lady cut a piece devoid […]

Turning Your World Upside-down for Health

Originally published in the Fenton Patch newspaper July 2012 * * * * * * * * My wife hung up the phone and said, “Gloria and Felipe are coming over.” In Colombia it is unusual for friends to just drop by or come on short notice. My face must have registered the questioning look. […]

Health Care – Country Comparison

Originally published in the Fenton Patch newspaper December 6, 2011 ******* After giving me my annual physical check-up the doctor started typing on his computer. Multiple sheets of paper ejected from the printer. “What’s that for?” I asked. “Tests,” he replied. “But you said that I am fine except for the cholesterol.” “You are now […]