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Archives for April 2013

Permission-To-Feel-Sorry-For-Yourself (Gluten Free) Banana Bread

I know I’m breaking all the rules.  Using food to make myself feel better.  And not just food, but food with sugar and dairy.  But I’ve been in a cranky pants kind of mood the last few weeks, waking up so tired each morning even though I’m getting my 7+ hours of sleep and even though my thyroid levels from

How To Get Your Joyfulness Back As An Autoimmune Mom

Autoimmune mom Donna Jackson Nakazawa was tired of being sick. Her kids were growing up and preparing to go off to college while she was just trying to survive each day. A task as seemingly simple as taking the laundry up the stairs required several minutes of horizontal recovery time, knees bent, waiting for quivering legs to quiet. Determined to

MS, Two Kids, and an Online Startup

Back in what seems like another life – before my marriage and the birth of my two children – I was a busy single chick immersed in Manhattan’s social scene.  It was very Sex and the City: running my own business, getting together with friends, and going out almost every night in the quest for love.  In fact, it was

From Medically Boring to a Seizure During Pregnancy: the Story of a Sjögren’s Syndrome and Lupus Diagnosis

When I was pregnant with my first child, I didn’t expect the labor to go perfect. I had heard enough labor horror stories to know better. However, I didn’t expect to have a seizure, either. I’ve always prided myself in being the perfect specimen of health. I used to brag to nurses when I got my yearly physical that I

Dr. D’Adamo’s The Blood Type Diet

What conditions is this diet best for? Dr. Peter D’Adamo, ND, creator of The Blood Type Diets™ and author of Eat Right for Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight, believes this diet is best for those with digestive disorders and those who wish to lose weight.  He also believes that