Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Marketing the Liver

One of the criticisms of fast-food restaurants such as McDonald’s, is the placement of toys in kid’s Happy Meals along with very unhealthy food. McDonald’s has implemented changes, offering fruit instead of fries, but I think they can make a huge impact on public awareness by offering plastic livers, hearts, and other organs in place of the usual toy. Imagine reaching into a bag and seeing a gall bladder snuggling up to burger. It would create a “think before you eat” campaign and kids might learn about anatomy. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Liver News

This morning while reading my local newspaper, I realized that there are columns for all sorts of interests, but not one column that applies to everyone. There is news, the bridge column, sports, ads, comics, the police blotter, opinions, etc. What is missing? The LIVER COLUMN! Everyone has a liver – no one can live without one. Daily news about the liver can make for some riveting reading.
Speaking of news, I am delighted to announce the publication of my book, Free from Hepatitis C: Your Complete Guide to Healing Hepatitis C. The book is a practical manual written for patients. It describes treatment, and then walks patients through it from beginning to end. My experience as a patient who underwent treatment provided extensive personal research. As a nurse, I held the hands of many hepatitis C patients. My goal in writing this book was to hold as many more hands as I could through my words.
Free from Hepatitis C may be ordered through your local bookstore and is available on Amazon.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Liver and Onions

I called my parents and they were just sitting down to a dinner of liver and onions. Knowing what I know about the liver – that EVERYTHING goes through this organ – I was not enticed. They seemed to be quite excited to be eating this favorite food, so I didn’t want to ruin their appetites. However, it did occur to me that basically they were eating the filtration system of a cow’s power plant and sewage system. I love the liver, but not to eat!

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Liver Meeting

At my Jazzercise class today, the instructor asked if anyone had any exciting plans for the weekend. My hand shot straight up, followed by my announcement that I am going to San Francisco for the annual Liver Meeting. No one looked remotely jealous that I was going to be immersed in the wonders of the liver, surrounded by hepatologists and other liver-aficionados. Call me a liver–geek, but I am excited.