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What the Stomach Flu Taught Me About Autoimmune Diseases

In an unfortunate twist of fate, I succumbed to the stomach flu this past Sunday, the night before I was supposed to go back to work after spring break. 293 more words

The Secret Life of Bees

As I shared previously, I’m dealing with an ongoing chronic illness. The pain has become unbearable at times. I’ve taken to popping norco like tic tacs. 100 more words


Relaxing is Exhausting!

It’s 8am, the sun is already shining down on the lovely island of Cyprus and I am with my fabulous family. In fact I can hear the kids chattering upstairs and I suspect they’ll be down soon, full of energy for the day. 362 more words


Wren Flies East for the Weekend

OK I’m not a bird, but I share that wee, brown, feisty-tailed featherfluff’s name. I might have had a feisty tail once upon a time, but today “feisty” fits my general attitude better. 481 more words


Recent Research on Insulin Resistance and Rheumatoid Arthritis

About two years ago I wrote a three part series on the increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and metabolic issues for people with rheumatoid arthritis. 416 more words

Herbs for pain management

At the heart of many pain-causing conditions is chronic inflammation. A natural immune response to infection or injury, inflammation can become chronic due to factors like poor diet, stress, lack of exercise, and exposure to environmental toxins. 379 more words


Rheumatoid Arthritis seen as a VIRUS

As a 37-year-old, I became surprised when my right hip started cracking as I stood from a sitting position. And then over the years, it got worse. 423 more words