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Navigating Stimulu​​s

Too much noise, too many smells, too much movement, too many people, too many decisions, too much of anything and everything shuts me down quickly. While we are chronically ill, too much stimulus is simply too much. Navigating stimulus helps us be calmer so we can heal faster.

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What Kills MORE Than Cancer?

More WOMEN die of heart disease than ALL CANCERS combined. Did I read that right?? I don’t have cancer but I do have heart disease. Let me read that statement again: More WOMEN die of heart disease than ALL CANCERS combined!! Okay, without fear and panic, let’s move through this statement.

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Pacing Ourselves Wins The Race

No clue why I cannot get this simple concept in my head and act accordingly. I keep pushing instead of pacing myself physically and the consequences are no fun!! My guess is that you are doing better about pacing yourself through your illness. Surely no one but me would keep making the same error this many times, right????

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Best Time, Best Energy, Best Results

When I don’t do things during my best time of day when I have the best energy, I don’t get the best results. I only have about 3 hours in the morning when I have my “best time” and then I run low on energy and results. Tickled to have the 3 hours in the morning, it has been a few years that I did not even have that. When is your best time of day to use your best energy to get your best results??

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Riding Out The Nutty Stuff of Chronic Illness

The nutty stuff of life gets multiplied during chronic illness. Okay, maybe not completely true but it sure does feel that way!! How can life get so dang wild nutty?? While we are ill we just don’t have the patience or energy to deal with it all. I am learning to ride out the nutty stuff a little better, day by day.

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Rich Creamy Butter is GOOD For Us How?

Have to say I rejoiced when the science-based research finally supported that pure butter is good for us. I love butter. I have fond memories of childhood butter-churning of a favorite aunt and uncle. It tastes SO stinking good and it feels like an immediate comfort food. I lOVE butter. As we are improving our troubleshooting skills, let’s see how butter could actually help our health. Continue reading Rich Creamy Butter is GOOD For Us How?

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Mini-Crisis During Chronic Illness

Talk about looks… well, this just tops the cake for wanting to hide in a closet. In comparison to the life-threatening crisis I have had, this is nothing. Yet it still is a mini-crisis that I have to stop everything for to deal with. You know how many times you have had to stop everything for the mini-crisis that comes with the territory. This one is nasty but not impossible to deal with.  Continue reading Mini-Crisis During Chronic Illness

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Finding Root Causes of Inflammation when Chronically Ill

Most people with chronic illness have inflammation, whether it is as visible as mine is or not. For me, the inflammation creates a lot of my health issues. Wishing inflammation gone does not work. Throwing supplements at it can help but is not the complete answer. Finding out why the inflammation keeps coming back with a vengeance will lead me to the root cause that I can then work on. Time to troubleshoot this one again. Continue reading Finding Root Causes of Inflammation when Chronically Ill

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Chronic Illness Takes its​ Toll on Our Looks

Okay, so I survived the humbling (or is that humiliating????) experience of posting my first video yesterday. That was one of the top ten hardest things I have done during this last 6 years of the latest health crash. Guess I still have more vanity issues to work on. Now that I woke up this morning and realize that I survived the challenge, it is time to keep moving through this. Continue reading Chronic Illness Takes its​ Toll on Our Looks

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Detoxing as a Daily Habit

Detoxification should be part of the body’s normal daily process. When we ate cleaner foods and lived in a cleaner environment, the body was probably able to keep up with the daily toxic burden. But for many of us, the toxic burden makes it difficult for our body to keep up. So, in theory, it is a great idea to give the digestive system, liver and gall bladder a little break to catch up on the detoxification process. This means, both mobilizing the toxins which are often safely stored in fatty tissue and helping to escort them out of the body so they are not reabsorbed. Continue reading Detoxing as a Daily Habit