The topic of meds was very interesting, and since meds keep us able to be in the saddle I say it's horse-related, FYI. PR
- your points are well taken about mixing herbals and vits/minerals and meds. Can be dangerous. St. John's Wort, for example, will inactivate birth control pills, thyroid supplements, and other hormone replacement -- a bad trade-off. On the other hand, fish oil supplements are shown by research to have as good (or greater) effect on lower cholesterol than statins and other meds designed to lower cholesterol. The exceptions are that people with genetic very high cholesterol and people who have already had heart attacks may have better results from Rx meds. I'm a type I diabetic, on an insulin pump, all caused by autoimmune disorders rather than diet as is the cause for the diabetic epidemic in the US. While the pump has given me my life back compared to when I was on a dreadful cycle of high & low blood sugars, I look forward to living long enough to benefit from some of the new stem cell or gene therapy cures. Just hope they can figure out the autoimmune cure as well, or else I'll just end up in the same cycle.
On a happier note, just got back from a weekend out of town. We visited a historic hotel near KC, the Elms Hotel in Excelsior Springs. I planned it and told hubby what to pack, and didn't tell him where we were going until we were 30 minutes away. Got to visit some boutique shops for chocolates, bath salts, and vintage furniture. We had a lot of fun and decided we need to get out to do this more often. First time I've worn a dress to dinner in .... years. Made hubby's day!
Stan, sounds like your Stella has really, really benefited from your on-ground work with her! Totally great story of your ride and I'm so pleased it went well for you. Just a thought - that ground work of sending her this way and that, backing up, and making sure that she is responsive to moving out of your space, all will add up to a greater trust and respect for you that pays off when you're in the saddle in surprising ways.