Fighting Through Flares, Treatment

PillSuite: The Suite Cure For Pill Problems

"I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers (http://chronicillnessbloggers.com/chronic-illness-bloggers/) network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in now way influenced by the company." Chronic illness means dealing with a load of pills a day.  … Continue reading PillSuite: The Suite Cure For Pill Problems

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Fighting Through Flares, Treatment

4 Foods Making Your Lupus Worse (You won’t believe #2)

We all know that what we eat affects our health but did you know that there are foods that can make your lupus worse? Here are four foods that can trigger lupus flare-ups and make your symptoms worse. 1. Alfalfa Alfalfa seeds and sprouts contain a non-protein amino acid, L-canavanine.  L-canavanine has been known to produce… Continue reading 4 Foods Making Your Lupus Worse (You won’t believe #2)

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NaturaCure Heat Therapy Mitts: Why They Should Be On Your Holiday Wish List

Several weeks ago the NatraCure Company contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in reviewing their Arthritis Mittens.  I was really excited to give them a try because I am all about finding out ways to make the spoonie life a bit easier.  The NatraCure representative was super nice and I had… Continue reading NaturaCure Heat Therapy Mitts: Why They Should Be On Your Holiday Wish List

Dealing With Symptoms, Fighting Through Flares, Support, Treatment

Surviving Flu Season When You’re An AUTOIMMUNE MESS

Today is the first day that I have felt decent in weeks.  It all started about four weeks or so ago when I woke up with a pounding headache.  I am, thankfully, not a headache kind of girl.  I figured I had slept with my arm across my forehead and caused myself some crazy sinus… Continue reading Surviving Flu Season When You’re An AUTOIMMUNE MESS

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Why Giving Up On Exercise Is NOT An Option With A Chronic Illness

Maybe it's just me, but when I was initially diagnosed as an autoimmune mess it was sort of a surreal experience.  I knew that my health wasn't right, but a chronic illness that would never go away seemed implausible.  I was only thirty years old.  I had two young children and was currently pursuing my… Continue reading Why Giving Up On Exercise Is NOT An Option With A Chronic Illness

Fighting Through Flares, Treatment

Why You Should Be Doing Tai Chi if You Have An Autoimmune Disease

There are (most) days when I wake up cranky and in pain.  The last thing I want to do is shuffle into my local martial arts studio and start exercising.  In fact, I often drag myself there barely able to move because of the joint and muscle pain my autoimmune disease causes.  Then my tai… Continue reading Why You Should Be Doing Tai Chi if You Have An Autoimmune Disease