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Health

P.S. I Love Me

Today is Valentine’s Day. We know it as a day of love; it’s a day to show you care about a special someone; it’s a day to treat another with chocolate-dipped strawberries, fancy dinners and gooey love letters. But what if we turn it around? What if it doesn’t always have to be about showing […] Read more…

5 ways to deal with orthostatic intolerance

Orthostatic intolerance can be a part of various health conditions. I was diagnosed with postural hypotension as a child, and further testing later in life resulted in a diagnosis of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) (you can read about this here). Dealing with the inability to cope with orthostatic changes is definitely a trial and […] Read more…

Goal setting with chronic illness

The hype of the New Year (“New Year, New You” and all that) can be motivating and refreshing. It can also cause alarm and self-deprecation. While one person may be swearing off chocolate and lacing up their shoes ready for a 10 km run, you may be reaching for the sweets jar and curling up […] Read more…

An Autoimmune Protocol update

The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) is a diet which focuses on foods that have been shown to either cause or worsen autoimmune conditions. I have written about what I have learned about AIP, recipe ideas, and my experiences in these posts: Beginning AIP Week one of AIP Week two of AIP Week three of AIP Week four of […] Read more…

R U OK?

Today is “R U OK?” day. This is a day where we are reminded of the importance this question holds. It is crucial that we pose this question, not just today, but any day, to people we care about, know a little, or have only just met. Most of us have the best of intentions in caring […] Read more…

You look good

Among the community of people with chronic illnesses, a common topic of contention is the grey area of receiving a compliment – a particular compliment, that is. The compliment in question? “You look good.” It seems harmless. It is a mostly well intentioned statement, offered up as a token gesture of good will and care. […] Read more…

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