Watercress Words is…

a blog that explores

the HEARTcore, essence, sum

of HEALTH– the condition of body and mind


written by a family physician, Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.



Watercress is a fast growing, perennial, edible, leafy green plant that grows around slow moving water like springs and streams.



a quiet stream


Watercress is know to be nutritious, healing and preventative because it contains several important vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins A, C and K, calcium, potassium and copper.

Watercress has a “tangy, peppery, spicy or pungent  flavor”.

I hope this also describes the posts you will find here.




However.. (now follows a disclaimer) 

This blog presents medical information on a wide variety of subjects and from diverse sources . The content is presented without charge for


    instruction and


on disease, wellness and fitness Everything printed here reflects my  opinion or judgement only, unless stated otherwise.Use your judgement before utilizing any medical information you read here or elsewhere

Ask  your  personal physician for specific medical advice, diagnosis and treatment for your medical or health problems or questions.


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Below are links to some of my most popular posts

“End Game” by Damien Hirst at the Houston Museum of Modern Art -glass, stainless steel, human skeletons and medical equipment

“Breaking up with junk food is hard to do.” 

How much money is your physician worth?

6 steps to losing weight and gaining hope

How to tell your doctor what’s wrong with you

3 keys to effective communication with your doctor, part 1

3 keys to effective communication with your doctor, part 2

10 Silent Signs of Diabetes



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