Tag: health issues

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young marriage is not for the romantics at heart

Everywhere, we see it. The rustic barn doors with the bridal parties, the tables of petit fours and the beautiful cakes and aisles and invitations. What happens after the magical day? This is why I say that young marriage is not for the romantics or the starry-eyed lovers. This is what I wish all the young marrieds knew before walking down the aisle, feeling … Read More young marriage is not for the romantics at heart

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…When you have the discount genes in a world of Levis

There’s a lot of reasons that chronic illnesses persist. I have a front row seat to finding nearly all of them (yay!) on this journey of navigating post-chronic neurological Lyme Disease fallout. One of these major components is a pre-disposition in genetics linked to autoimmune diseases called the MTHFR-gene. Yes, it sounds like the cussword. And not too far off! Hence, the title. 😉 … Read More …When you have the discount genes in a world of Levis

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Authentically, unapologetically

No one has to tell you that Instagram and Facebook are the biggest components to depression in youth today. It’s an understood fact. Yet, we cling to and embrace these sites to give us what we can’t buy – internal happiness. Pinterest has made us obsessed with boho-chic, farmhouse style mansions and perfect cake pops for our 1-year-old’s birthday. We count followers, we count … Read More Authentically, unapologetically

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Thank You for Buttoning the Snaps

To my wonderful, busy, exhausted husband. I lovd you. I’m proud of you. I know we’ve tried and waited so long to finally get to this point, where we get to see our sweet baby’s face out of all the trials and doctors who said it wouldn’t likely happen. I know just how exhausted you are and see how tirelessly you work not only … Read More Thank You for Buttoning the Snaps

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I Can’t Breathe – Looking into the Alpha-Gal connection between red meat and Lyme Disease

I know when I was in my youth, I struggled heavily with lactose intolerance. I would still push the limits here and there (peppermint ice cream was a MUST at Christmas!) but I could just take an enzyme pill and move about my day. You can only imagine my shock when I was at In-n-Out one evening (the West Coast’s equivalent to the best … Read More I Can’t Breathe – Looking into the Alpha-Gal connection between red meat and Lyme Disease

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Thyroid Disease – Does Diet Matter?

For those of us who struggle with hypo & hyperthyroidism we understand how hard the daily battle is. You have absolutely, less than none energy. As in: -3827%. However, the day’s tasks must be done. We have jobs to do and families to care for. We have bills to pay and bosses to please. So you get out of bed and your feet hit … Read More Thyroid Disease – Does Diet Matter?

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Lyme Disease: ‘Tick’ed off at the CDC

Lyme Disease – the great pretender – is more prevalent than most are aware of. Commonly misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia, Lyme lurks in the blood and spirochetes penetrate and reproduce in all of the body’s organs and tissues. With a disease this nasty, why is it being ignored? Before I continue with this article, I want to debunk a few ‘myths’ surrounding … Read More Lyme Disease: ‘Tick’ed off at the CDC