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Health & Fitness

PART II – Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux)

So this is Part II of my journey learning about the disease of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux).

Have learned quite a bit after seeing an ENT that initially diagnosed me having this.
Silent reflux is a tricky disease that often times can get misdiagnosed because people who have it never know because of vague symptoms that often get confused with other problems. It is often referenced as an “old persons” disease but there is uptick trend in those that are in their 30s starting to get diagnosed with it. Possible and likely reason is due to what the FDA has been putting in our food source such as acids to maintain a products longer shelf life. I am in my late 30s but believe I have had these symptoms much much earlier in life when I look back on all the issues I was having. This disease really did not get classified until the early millennium from what I have gathered.

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Health & Fitness

PART I – Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux)

Late November 2017 I was diagnosed with Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux).

A month prior I was hit with the flu and conjunctivitis and took nearly a week and a half to recover. Even went as far to go to a walk-in clinic and receive medication to help clear up the conjunctivitis and other antibiotics. When this came on I was having the usual symptoms of the flu but also having other issues that were more prevalent after the fact. For instance, had this harsh nagging cough that just would NOT go away, often times it would ramp up to the point that every morning I was spitting up sputum. Just grosssss……. I thought it had progressed into an upper respiratory infection and was taking Robitussin Cold + Cough for quite a long time because it would provide some temporary relief in my breathing, as if it would help clear my lungs a bit.

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Health & Fitness

Workout Routine II

So almost a year and half ago I started to change up my workout routine to include more weight lifting. Why? Well I noticed that I was hitting a plateau with my cardio workout and noticed there was not much change happening because my body was to accustomed to the workouts I was putting it through.

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UI Design UX Design Web Design

Winning – Adobe XD UI Design Challenge

So 2018 of May, Adobe XD was running a pretty cool design challenge through their twitter channel. UI designers could submit an entry based on utilizing UI design elements created by other designers that Adobe XD was promoting during these weekly competitions to create submissions from.

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Health & Fitness

Review: Sports Bluetooth Headphones

So recently I have been looking for new wireless bluetooth in-ear buds. Recently have been running into issues finding just the right pair that I figured I would write up a review of what I have tried already.

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Health & Fitness

Workout Routine

So occasionally I am asked what exactly my workout routine consists of, so I figured the best thing was to follow-up a post from my most recent one and so here it is…

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Health & Fitness

My Weight Loss Journey

So in 4 years I have lost a lot of weight but through a rather long process and a lot of determination. Have often been told how well I look by people I run into from my past or currently work with and some often ask, why? and how? So I figured why not document this little journey I have been on and if it might be helpful for anyone else that comes across it!

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All Things Web PHP SQL Web Development

Multiple XAMPP Installations

So I ran into a bit of an issue with installing 2 different versions of XAMPP on my workstation for work. I don’t have a real development environment to work in like I did at my previous job with limited resources. So I figured I would document the issue(s) I ran into with my installation of XAMPP either for future reference or to provide some useful info for someone else that might stumble across the same experience I was having.

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All Things Web Web Design Web Development

The ever changing landscape for the web “designer” & “developer”…

WHAT EVER BECAME OF THE “WEBMASTER” ?
Quite a while ago during my job search I was coming across so many different titles that I needed to identify how to describe myself and specialties in order to market my abilities. The landscape for job opportunities has definitely changed in the last 10-15 years and find that the knowledge I have within my field has been siloed into various roles.

My job title at a previous place of work (8 years) was Production Assistant / Web Manager. My daily tasks varied from updating web content-copy and cropping images to a website, design and code html newsletters as well as maintain multiple subscriber lists, running web metrics, create simple web banners, UI designs, search engine optimization work, to social media marketing and some print design work. It was more like an overall maintenance ‘job’. So when I was search of new work, I had become really confused which job titles I was coming across and what I should be looking at. My web skills are focused on HTML, CSS and intermediate JS with a little back-end knowledge in PHP.

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All Things Web SEO

SEO Technical Site Assessment (Example)

Below is an example of the methodical process of combing through a large scale website(s) and assessing the SEO quality by researching, creating reports, and implementing changes that can help the growth of a site.