What Not To Say To Someone With Chronic Illness

What Not To Say To Someone With Chronic Illness
  Biggest Pet Peeves Of People With Chronic Illness   Something interesting happens when you are diagnosed with a chronic illness, regardless of the disease or condition. Somehow, certain people in your life become medical experts. Fortunately for me, I come from a big, tight-knit family so I’m used to getting unsolicited advice on private ...

Life Lessons of Chronic Illness

Life Lessons of Chronic Illness
  What 8 Years of Chronic Illness Has Taught Me…Or A Look On The Positive Side   My oldest son just turned eight last week, which is a wonderful, happy time for my family. However, with the happiness that comes from seeing him grow into such an incredible person who I truly enjoy spending time ...

Favorite Trader Joe’s Items for Easy Healthy Eating

Favorite Trader Joe’s Items for Easy Healthy Eating
  Roundup of The Best Healthy Trader Joe’s Products   If you have never been to a Trader Joe’s, you’re missing out on affordably priced, healthy food options. I used to avoid shopping at Trader Joe’s because the stores near me had terrible parking and were always really crowded, no matter what time I shopped. ...

The Road to Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis

The Road to Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis
  My Experience With Getting An Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis   I get asked about my autoimmune disease a lot. New doctors ask me how I was diagnosed. Family members ask about my diagnosis and fellow parents and friends ask how I knew I had an autoimmune disease. I’ve had new friends – who didn’t know ...

7 Qualities of a Good Pediatrician

27. March 2017 Health 0
7 Qualities of a Good Pediatrician
  What to Look for in a Pediatrician   If you are searching for a pediatrician for your child, you know it can be stressful. I lucked out and found the perfect pediatrician for our family, but if you are in search of a new pediatrician for your family, there are specific things you should ...

10 Simple Bedtime Stretches

22. March 2017 Health 2
10 Simple Bedtime Stretches
  Stretches Improve Mobility and Balance – Don’t Skip Your Stretches, Add Them To Your Bedtime Routine   I will come clean here and admit that I hate doing my stretches. Even before my Ankylosing Spondylitis diagnosis, I was never able to touch my toes, making the popular downward dog Yoga pose painful and frustrating. ...

Picking the Right Pediatrician

08. March 2017 Health 0
Picking the Right Pediatrician
  Why You Need to Be on the Same Page as Your Pediatrician   Before kids, I never realized the importance of choosing a doctor who shares your philosophy. I was a (previously) healthy person who only went to the doctor for allergy issues and stress-related tension headaches. I didn’t need much from my doctor, ...

How Busy Moms Can Fit In Healthy Eating

14. February 2017 Health 3
How Busy Moms Can Fit In Healthy Eating
  Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to Be Hard if You Take Shortcuts   I was at Target yesterday and two toddler moms were in line behind me chatting about how crazy busy they are. One of the moms said she can’t remember the last time she put a fruit of vegetable in her mouth. I ...