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Archives for September 2017

Living With An Autoimmune Disease And Learning To Say No

Little kids can say no. Usually it’s one of the first words they learn. They can shout it at you in the grocery store while throwing one of the biggest tantrums you’ve ever seen, and they scream it while you’re trying to feed them lima beans. They say it with ease. So if they can, why can’t we? Maybe it’s

Can Oral Contraceptives Reduce The Risk of Chronic Pain?

Author’s note: I hesitated publishing this piece because I myself don’t take BC pills given the Hashimoto’s and how the pill interacts with your thyroid. But in the spirit of more information is better, I give you the below… and as always, it’s a decision between you and your health care team. So, with that perspective… read away! Ever been

Chronic Life Lessons: The Journey of Self-Positivity With An Autoimmune Disease

When you have an autoimmune disease, it’s easy to get down on yourself. If you have kids, it can be even more stressful. It isn’t difficult to be hard on yourself because things you used to do so easily now take a long time and a lot of effort. Even simply taking your children out for ice cream can keep

Researchers Are Working On A Chronic Fatigue Diagnostic Test

Chronic fatigue is one of the autoimmune diseases that really just baffles doctors and scientists alike. It’s difficult to diagnose, has an array of vague symptoms that vary for every person, and many people just don’t understand how real it can be. This syndrome is so much more than just being tired. It hinders people from having jobs, lives and

Can Meditation Help You Combat the Pain + Fatigue That Comes With Your Autoimmune Disease?

As many of us on this autoimmune journey know, the full treatment plan is not just medication but also lifestyle changes. Meditation may not be able to fix your autoimmune disease, but it can help you find ways to better understand your mind and body. It’s not easy to quiet your mind, or even take time out to do it,