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Overcoming Food Chaos During Chronic Illness

overcoming food chaos during chronic illness

Food easily turns into chaos during chronic illness. There are too many “rules” for the perfect diet. And who makes those rules?? And who says there is one “perfect” diet for everyone to follow??? Overcoming food chaos during chronic illness calms our bodies which allows for an easier healing journey.

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Food Fights, Love Food Not War

food fights = raise stress, raise cortisol, lower digestion, lower nutrient assimilation; love food not war

How many times have we gotten into a food fight with ourselves or others? We will never always agree on what we “should” eat. The more we fight about it, the more stressed we get. The more stressed we get, our hormones get disrupted, our nutrient level decreases and stay stuck in chronic illness. Love on people and real food, not war.

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Kiwi Nutrients & Fun

kiwi nutrients and fun

When was the last time you had a kiwi? They are such fun and sometimes a forgotten fruit. Kiwi can be used to create a kid’s edible paradise to oral health. We take the fun out of fruit, let’s put it back in.

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Awkward & Backward​ Cycology, Keep Moving

awkward, backward, keep moving during chronic illness

Do you feel like everything is backward during chronic illness? That everything you try feels awkward? Your body feels like it has been turned inside out and your life upside down. Chronic illness has a way of stirring up life, whether we want it to or not.

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Be So Polite, You Are A Delight, Getting A Grip

get a grip, be so polite you are a delight

Recently I told someone this; You are so polite, you are a delight. I am watching myself react to someone who has never said a cross word to me. I would jump through hoops to help this person. How we treat others matters. No matter how ill one gets, getting a grip on how we speak to each other makes a difference in our healing journey.

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Using Our Black & White Senses, Dandelion Color

color of life, using our black and white senses, dandelions

What would happen if we took all color out of our life and everything was in black and while? We might feel dull and lifeless… until we adapted. Then we would see life in a whole new way, adding in our own colors. Chronic illness has a way of taking color out of our lives. So let’s have some fun putting it back in.

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Using Your Blue Mind To Swim Into Health

use your blue mind, swim into health

Okay, so it isn’t that easy but when we put our mind to things we truly want, we do move in that direction. Blue minds are those that use water to calm the mind and body, therefore moving you closer to health. This summer is almost over, here in America. Has your body touched a swimming pool this summer? Have you felt the weightlessness of the water and the greater ease of movement with the pool water? Grab a swim before the season is over.

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All I Wanna Do Is Bicycle Bicycle Bicycle

all I wanna do is bicycle, bicycle, bicycle -- cytology of chronic illness

Who remembers Queen? Their song, Bicycle Race, has been spinning in my head this last week. Can you tell by my lame “spinning” joke that I wannnna do something more than my body can handle? I am not getting to do what I want; not going as fast as I want, not getting down the bicycle path as I expected? Queen got me out of my head and back into a smile today. This is not a bicycle race, this is a journey.

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