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Posted by Adeana on November 17, 2017

Does chronic stress increase the intensity of chronic pain?

Does Chronic Stress increase the intensity of Chronic Pain?   I wanted to delve into something that’s been forefront of my mind recently.  The role stress plays on our pain.  Granted, stress is a tricky thing to avoid.  No matter who we are, our circumstances, sooner or later something is going to trigger our stress …Read More….

Posted by Amy Farray on October 23, 2017

Severe Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia. A day in the life of Amy.

Severe Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia: A day in the life of Amy    It’s the morning, and I’ve finally woken. Last night’s sleep was the same as always, broken and interrupted but I finally feel that difference in my body and mind that says I’m ready to rise. I look to my right and see my …Read More….

Posted by Adeana on October 15, 2017

Plant based Nutrition for Chronic illness:

Plant based nutrition for chronic illness.     Before we start delving into this, I HAVE to address the elephant in the room. Because it’s there, and no it’s not some cutesy ‘Nellie’ we sing a song about and dance around with, it’s an actual ‘crush you with one foot’, elephant.     So let’s …Read More….

Posted by Margaret Finlay on October 10, 2017

Adventures in Nutrition:

Guest post  by Dr Margaret Finlay BVMS (DVM) PhD.   Adventures in Nutrition   I had nearly 3 and a half years living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) before my husband and I moved to Los Angeles at the end of October, 2015.   After my diagnosis in May 2012 (around the same time as Jack …Read More….

Posted by Adeana on October 2, 2017

An introduction to Kombucha for chronic illness:

What is Kombucha?     Let’s get the icky bit out of the way from the get-go.  There is very little in the way of scientific studies or evidence for any of the claims made by advocates of this fermented beverage.  From what I can gather, there has been a minimal amount of studies looking into …Read More….

Posted by Adeana on September 28, 2017

FibroLife: The art of rebuilding.

It’s about half four in the morning. I’ve been awake for the last couple of hours, reading in a desperate attempt to lull myself back into the land of nod. Despite my book being quite gripping, as usual I still find my mind wandering into multiple seemingly random directions, almost simultaneously. Then one thing occurred …Read More….

Posted by Adeana on September 26, 2017

Vegan Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe:

Vegan Strawberry & Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe: By Adeana   I don’t know about you, but I just love experimenting in the kitchen.  Especially when it comes to throwing things together in an almost random but necessary manner.  We all know what it’s like, we are nearing (or waaaaaay overdue) our next food shop; looking …Read More….

Posted by Adeana on September 18, 2017

Understanding and Respecting Chronic Illness:

  Do you ever feel like people on the outside really don’t understand your chronic illness.  That they can’t fathom that the foreign word you’ve uttered to them might mean utter devastation to the life you once knew?  I can’t tell you how many conversations I’ve had which go something like this:   Them: “Heeeey, …Read More….

Posted by Adeana on July 31, 2017

Chronic illness tip: Remind yourself how far you’ve come!

Chronic illness tip:  Remind yourself how far you’ve come!   Sometimes we need to remind ourselves of just how far we’ve come!  Especially when we’ve allowed our inner bitch to rant and rave at our so-called shortcomings for too long.     A year ago I was pumping countless pharmaceuticals into my body. Thinking that …Read More….

Posted by Adeana on July 26, 2017

Your five-a-day and your Health.

Your five-a-day and your Health.   It’s all very simple, yet we are all (mostly) guilty of living a provincial existence. At least to some extent, where true nutrition was concerned, I definitely was. Until, something like Fibro knocks you on your ass (as it did me) and gives you a massive wake up call …Read More….

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