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4 Foods That Make Me Sick!

There is really no denying that the foods we eat on a regular basis play a significant role in our health. In the U.S., toxic ingredients are used in the majority of foods that fill our supermarket shelves. These ingredients are cause for serious alarm. We are just beginning to learn the consequences these foods have on our health. The fact is, chronic disease is on …

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Put an End to Weird Diet Labels

There is so much conflicting information out there about which ‘diet’ is best. It seems each week there is a new one to choose from and a new label that comes with it. Are you “team vegan” or “team oco-lacto”? Sadly, it has become almost militant, being made to feel like you have to choose a side, defend it with your life, and even don the …

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Medication vs. Natural Remedies

You might have a hard time accepting the idea that we don’t have to live in a medicated world, but that we choose to. The heart of the matter is that instead of proactively thinking about prevention, we choose to treat the symptoms of underlying health problems, as we have been told, with medication…We, as a culture, want the quick fix so we can continue our poor lifestyle and …

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The Spoon Theory

A dear friend of mine sent this to me shortly after I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Lupus. It was a God-send and I continue to pass it along every chance I get. The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino www.butyoudontlooksick.com My best friend and I were in the diner, talking. As usual, it was very late and we were eating …

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When the Ringing Just Won’t Stop

For those of you with Meniere’s, tinnitus, or constant ringing in the ears can be maddening. Luckily, there are some foods that will help reduce your tinnitus. Foods Rich in Bioflavonoids are very helpful when it comes to tinnitus. They assist the body by increasing circulation and removing excess stagnant fluid from the inner ear, which is most often to blame for tinnitus. Fresh …

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Meditation 101

Meditation is the practice of quieting the mind. If you’re like me, you spend most of your days with a steady stream of inner dialogue, everything from to-do lists to ideas and dreams. Meditation is a lovely respite from our busy minds and provides us calm time to reset. People who meditate are known to be calmer, less anxious, and they’re more …

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They Call it What?!

Who hasn’t gotten a look like this from someone while explaining their autoimmune disease? The world of autoimmune disease is one of serious confusion and inconsistency. It can take years of people suffering with these conditions to be diagnosed and even longer to recieve treatment. Of course, if you are one of the “lucky” ones to get a timely diagnosis, it can often lead to endless questions regarding finding the …

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5 Ways to Alkalize FAST

Ok, so now you’ve done it…You’re sitting looking at a clean plate after scarfing down some less than desirable tasty treats. You’re suddenly recalling there wasn’t a green hue anywhere amidst the predominant yellow-food that you just consumed…not even a sprig of ornamental parsley to suckle on. Have no fear! Using any of these 5 steps, we can get your body back to …

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5 Things to Do During Autoimmune Symptoms Flare

Recently, I came in contact with a chemical that my body didn’t like one bit, and I found myself smack-dab in the middle of a flare. It had been more than a year since I had one, but there was no mistake what was happening. I had a wicked headache and the pain shooting down my legs was so intense I could barely walk. …

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Nightshades, Yay or Nay?

For many people with autoimmune disease or any other inflammatory disease, nightshade vegetables (full list below) can cause real problems. Nightshades contain a particular group of substances called alkaloids, which can impact nerve-muscle function, digestive function, and may also be able to compromise joint function. Some people are more sensitive to nightshades than others, and sensitivity often reflects the overall state of …