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How Washing the Dishes Restored My Happiness

Ugh, there they sat, a sink full of dirty stinky dishes…and I (as usual) was the only one to do them. Dear hubby had piled his breakfast mess in the sink and left for the office, and now I had to clean them up. It took me half an hour just to get as far as the kitchen; my body felt as though I had …

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Junk Food is the New Heroin

It is a fact that people have an actual addiction to food. I hear from people all the time who are in excruciating pain 24 hours a day “I would do anything to feel better”. But when the mention of changing their diets, eliminating sodas and processed foods, they recoil and say “I could never do that”. That my friends, …

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The Ugly Truth About GMO’s

Ok people, this is a HOT topic right now, and one we should all be very involved in. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen the name Monsanto all over the news lately. If you don’t already know, Monsanto is the big-daddy of all chemical companies that likes to also dabble in the food industry. Some of the other key players in …

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Anti-Inflammtory Foods

Autoimmune disease is often characterized by high levels of inflammation, which in turn causes pain. By using certain foods which have the ability to radically reduce inflammation, whether it be in our joints, muscles, or any other part of the body. Adding these foods to our daily diet, we can begin to manage our chronic pain and eventually eliminate it. …

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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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How to Transition Your Diet and Not Feel Defeated

Every time I discovered there was yet another food I was either sensitive to or learned that I shouldn’t be eating, I always felt so defeated. It made me sad to lose yet another food, especially since I already had seemingly slim pickins. I actually mourned the loss of these foods and it made me feel a little less “normal” each time …

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How Food Plays a Role in Your Health

When I finally made the connection that food was playing a direct role in my health, it occurred to me that I hadn’t eaten “real” food in decades. I grew up in the age of the micro-wave, where the term “nuke it” seemed perfectly sane. The age when “cheese” products were found in cardboard boxes on shelves. When margarine reigned supreme …

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But You Don’t Look Sick…

You’ve probably heard it before…and when you are suffering from an “invisible” chronic condition, it might not necessarily be heard as the well-meaning compliment it is intended to be. Friends and family, they all mean well, but anyone who has dealt with the kind of pain and fatigue that doesn’t show on the outside, knows this type of comment can come as a blow. This one statement …

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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 …