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5 Foods That are Preventing You from Healing

“Let food be thy medicine” – is a famous quote by Hippocrates. A quote that has become one of my “brain tattoos” over the last several years. But, what happens when certain foods aren’t medicine at all, but rather – poison. There are a handful of foods that have the ability to cause more damage than good. The problem with …

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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 …

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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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The Autoimmune Connection

When it comes to autoimmune disease, there is A LOT of confusion. Even doctors are having a tough time providing solid information about these mysterious illnesses, mostly because these weren’t very big issues a few decades ago. But now, with the numbers of new patients with autoimmune disease on the rise, it’s time to identify the cause and turn these things around – fast! …