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Kevin Songer
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Aortic dissection survivor (Marfan). Plant Biologist & Author with a Law Degree growing native wildflowers & food plants on every roof I can find (Green Roofs are my passion!).
Aortic dissection survivor (Marfan). Plant Biologist & Author with a Law Degree growing native wildflowers & food plants on every roof I can find (Green Roofs are my passion!).

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#Aortic Dissection Diet - Healing My Aorta Wall, Quinoa Tuna Burgers
Kevin's Quinoa-Tuna Burgers. Aortic Dissection focused diet has provided me an opportunity to explore new food combinations.  These quinoa-tuna patties are full of nutrients & protein. (Mustard makes an excellent condiment). Just like anyone else, an aortic...
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Aorta Dissection, Marfan Syndrome & Chronic Health Management Through Art Therapy
One of the easiest ways to keep my mind off my existing #aortic dissection and other #Marfan related conditions is through regular participation in art therapy. Aortic Dissection Health can benefit from Art Therapy.  This piece by Kevin is a mandala featuri...
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Managing #Aortic #Dissection, Making A Switch From Coffee to Marshmallow Root Tea in Mornings
Coffee has bee shown through studies to be good for one's health in a number of ways. Aortic Dissection.  Replacing coffee with marshmallow tea for Barrett's Syndrome caused by my medications. But I quit coffee. I'm now drinking marshmallow tea in the morni...
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Aortic Dissection Meds, Trouble From Ingesting Them Incorrectly
Seven years of daily aspirin, warfarin, amlodipine, ACE inhibitors and other medications to help manage my aortic dissection have unfortunately given rise to another health challenge. #Aortic #Dissection meds may have contributed to development of Barretts ...
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#Aortic Disability Issues Shouldn't be So Difficult to Understand for Non-Disabled
#Aorta Two objects on a table, one is my Telmisartan the other a screw driver bit for my drill. Come on.  I mean the hardware store manufacturers understand ins and outs of how tools work.  Maybe that's because they were once tool people themselves. I would...
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Aortic Dissection, Bridging Lovenox From Warfarin For Outpatient Procedures
High tech hypodermic syringes full of low molecular weight heparin fill the refrig door. Low molecular weight heparin is commonly know as Lovenox.  My cardiologist bridges me off warfarin using Lovenox for a couple days prior to surgical or  other procedure...
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Aortic Dissection Life Lessons Learned Seven Years Post Op
Δακρυόεν γελάσασα Its been seven years today since severe back and jaw pain prompted me to drive to Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville.  Unfortunately I didn't think to call 911 and parked in the parking garage on the opposite end of the hospital campus from...
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Salt Implicated in Aneurysm and Aorta Dilation
#Aorta health is supported with low sodium diet A low sodium diet can provide benefits to #aorta health.  The study linked here suggests a highly probably relationship between salt intake and aorta aneurysm and aorta diameter dilation increases. I know pers...
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Beta Blockers after Aortic Dissection & Weight Gain
Beta blockers, specifically metoprolol, were prescribed to me after my dissection.  For seven years I've taken 200mg of metoprolol each day. Beta blockers are one of the main medications used to managed descending aortic dissections because of their effect ...
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Eat More Sardines For Your Aorta (and entire bodily health)
#aorta friendly omega 3 rich herring Ran across this interesting NIH article today about how marine sourced omega 3 fatty acids can offer significant cardiovascular benefit.  Of course any food helpful to my dissected aorta management is high up on my prior...
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