Ken Larsen's web site - Health Topics
Except for some side effects of radiation I underwent in 2015, I don't have any health issues. I'm not on any meds, and I don't have any ailments ... no knee, hip issues, or blood pressure issues like many people my age. I measured my blood pressure at 8 AM on May 9, 2019 as being 100/57 with a heart rate of 66.
I workout with light weights at the gym 3-4 times week. Almost half are abdominal exercises. I've been a regular gym member since 1987.
I run twice a week. in recent years I've reduced my running to just 4 miles/week, but I've increased its intensity. Half of it is now sprinting ... to help me train for a weekly summer track meet that I particulate in. I began a regular running regimen in 1978.
Health issues that I've had:
Ken's health blog # 1 (a 2014 diagnosis of tonsil cancer. I underwent 6 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy in early 2015.)
Ken's health blog # 2 (January 2016 removal of my gallbladder)
The 2015 radiation left me with reduced saliva. This makes eating regular food time consuming and annoying. I used to eat 3 or 4 slices of pizza at a pizza-fest. Now it takes me close to an hour to eat just one slice. To cope, I consume lots of smoothies. My favorite "restaurant" has become Smoothie King. I don't have to do any chewing.
I used to like spicy food like Mexican burritos. I still like them, but they now make me cough and my nose run. I can only eat a quarter of one at a single sitting. That's not fun.
Dairy products also make me cough.
I think people who have had oral radiation should avoid spicy food and dairy products.