Tag: lyme disease

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Morning Routines – Tackling that Massive To-Do List & Getting a Great Start

Being stressed and overwhelmed is a hallmark of pride in our culture. Being pushed to the edge and constantly busy signifies importance and success. As mothers, students, employees, and family members, this is all normal and we must keep up in our life’s rhythms. How can we tackle that mountainous to-do list? Better yet, how can we make mornings better so that we CAN … Read More Morning Routines – Tackling that Massive To-Do List & Getting a Great Start

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I don’t want an Instagram romance… (a letter to my husband)

My love, I think you know, by now, my fondness for pictures and colors. You know, the ones I beg you to take as you wrinkle your nose and make a face only your mother could love (and you encourage our son to do the same)… And, if I’m honest with myself, I love making things beautiful. Neat. Organized. Everything in a box. Toned … Read More I don’t want an Instagram romance… (a letter to my husband)

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the world’s best (allergy safe) banana chocolate chip muffins

The best healthful and allergen-safe banana muffins you’ll find!

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resolutions when you’re in the trenches

If you’re feeling ill-equipped to tackle that new year’s resolution list you made a few days ago, this one’s for you.

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it’s not that bad

Hello! Over these past few months I have been taking a break from blogging and posting for several different reasons – not the least of which is being insanely busy and trying to juggle the new normal of school, working, and a baby. Besides the obvious, I’ve been purposeful about stepping down from the writing because I haven’t felt worthy of trying to help … Read More it’s not that bad

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Inflammation Mitigation – A Hallmark of an Effective Diet against Lyme Disease

Hi all! I’ve been doing tons of research and work now that I’m a third year integrative medicine student. As someone who has gone through the ‘good fight’ myself and have been declared remissed after 8 years of fighting, I wanted to share important dietary tips that have been clinically proven to assist in the process. Before we start, I think it’s important to … Read More Inflammation Mitigation – A Hallmark of an Effective Diet against Lyme Disease

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Mycoplasma – the stealthy culprit

If you mention mycoplasma in any doctor’s office, you’ll likely get the same response – “Everyone has mycoplasma. It’s not a big deal. It couldn’t have anything to do with your case.” If you hear this, run far and fast. Especially if you’ve been fighting chronic illness for years, it’s like you’re throwing open the door and inviting the mycoplasma in for a tea party. According … Read More Mycoplasma – the stealthy culprit

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self-care in lyme disease – dealing with the anguish when medicine makes you worse

As someone who has had to deal with this (and the ramifications of this) upwards of 7 years now, I hope this is the least-read article on my blog. I am sorry you have to deal with this. I stand with you and I want you to know that it’s okay to say “this absolutely sucks lollipops.” Usually when you get your diagnosis (usually … Read More self-care in lyme disease – dealing with the anguish when medicine makes you worse

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the chemical breakdown – a look at histamine intolerance in the body

All too often we begin to feel the effects of our diet, usually attributing it to other issues. Joint pain? Working too hard. Thyroid issues? Faulty thyroid, can’t fix it… Stomach pains and gastritis? Stress or just an ‘off’ day. Exhaustion? The American dream… Accoreding to http://www.cureresearch.com, “the prevalence rate for people (struggling) with gastritis are 1 in 100 in the U.S., (translating to) … Read More the chemical breakdown – a look at histamine intolerance in the body

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The Restless Anxiety of Chronic Lyme Disease

The familiar rush of anxiety, pain, and nausea pushes its way through my body, starting from my ankles and pushing up through my brain. The tightness in my chest follows, along with the shakes and immediate depression. Why do I feel so afraid? I’ve felt this for years now every single day.  Even if you have been declared in remission, it is still such … Read More The Restless Anxiety of Chronic Lyme Disease

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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