TipsandTricks

Tips and Tricks For Eating Organic and Non-GMO

I am a firm believer that in order to heal from any kind of illness your body needs the proper fuel put into it. And in the same breath that includes knowing what to keep out. Before I got sick I was blissfully unaware of all the toxins and chemicals we come in contact with […]
06/26/2014 6
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Bargaining With Pain

Pain; It’s such a subjective word. Everyone has a different threshold for it, and sometimes you don’t even realize your ability to handle pain until you’re being faced with it head on. Sometimes I take a step back and I am in awe that I go through my days with this pain that would’ve been […]
05/09/2014 80
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Happy Lyme Awareness Month! A List of Events for the Month of May

Happy May everyone! As most of you know, May is Lyme Disease Awareness month. Spreading awareness is a full time affair, but during the month of May the heat is really on to make people aware of the risks that ticks pose. Spring has finally sprung, and now more than ever its important to let […]
05/02/2014 78
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An Open Thank You Note to Caretakers

Sometimes in the midst of every twist and turn of the awfulness of being the patient of chronic illnesses, I forget something. I forget that I don’t go through any of this alone. That every bad day, every frightening medical emergency, the dismal diagnoses, the hope invested and then lost in one treatment after another […]
04/21/2014 5
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Lyme Chick’s Sick Hacks

We’ve all been there. Us Chronic Badasses have tried it all and learned the hard way. What does and doesn’t work. What we wished we hadn’t spent money on and invested hope in. My friends on Instagram call them #sickhacks and that’s what I want to share with you today! The ones I’ve tested time […]
04/16/2014 0

ME/CFS Treatment Project

We are excited to announce our first project to help ME/CFS patients study the effects of 4 treatments on their self-reported symptoms.  Here are 4 treatment protocols patients can choose from: Environmental Avoidance Nasal Mycotoxin Spray Paleo diet Simplified Methylation   Here’s what you’ll do: 1. Use our simple tracking system to track your symptoms […]
04/11/2014 1
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Emergency Insomnia Kit – Some Tips for Relief

One of the largest misconceptions I see within Lyme disease and other chronic illnesses is the thought that we sleep a lot. People think that it makes perfect sense that if we are fighting a battle so tough that we would just sleep through it all. I can’t tell you how many friends have dismissed […]
04/10/2014 1
Lupus, Dreaded Flares, and How to Prevent Them

Lupus, Dreaded Flares, and How to Prevent Them!

Ahhh, Lupus and the Dreaded Flares! If you are a Lupus patient, you are no stranger to the quiet times with the disease and the dreaded “flare up” periods. The unpredictable timing, relentless fatigue and array of symptoms can make a Lupus flare a somewhat frightening occurrence. Flares are not the same for every patient. […]
04/08/2014 1
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Chronic Illness is Not an Indulgence

Chronic illness is not an indulgence. But, as you find out the longer you suffer, it can look like one. As chronically ill people, we face so many misconceptions and judgements that after a while, they become our normal. We grow accustomed to the daily questioning and disbelief. Proving we’re ill when we look just […]
04/04/2014 4