Top 4 Ways To Look After Yourself Properly

Top 4 Ways To Look After Yourself Properly

Making sure you look after yourself as much as possible is so important these days. There are so many things you are going to need to think about when it comes to improving your way of life, and changing how you take care of yourself. There are a lot of things that you need to keep in mind, and the decisions you make now will help you improve your life moving forward. Make sure you do as much as possible to improve the way you live and the things you do. If you can get this right, you should find yourself a much happier and healthier person...
Dairy Free Does Not Mean Taste Free

Dairy Free Does Not Mean Taste Free

Are you lactose intolerant or just lactose sensitive? There is a difference. I have noticed over the years and the older I get it's more evident, that I have a sensitivity to lactose. A few years ago I had my gallbladder removed, and I noticed this is an issue even more than ever. You’ll typically feel lactose intolerance symptoms between 30 minutes and two hours after ingesting milk or dairy food. Symptoms may include: Stomach pain Gas and bloating Nausea Diarrhea The food allergy reaction to milk can begin within minutes or can be delayed...
What is Raynaud Syndrome and How to Achieve Relief?

What is Raynaud Syndrome and How to Achieve Relief?

Winter time is a miserable time for everyone. It’s cold, dreary, and depending on where you live, there is that dreaded word….snow. For some people, winter is dreaded because it causes more pain from their chronic invisible illnesses. Raynaud’s Syndrome is one of those such illnesses. Raynaud’s Syndrome does have symptoms you can see, however, if you don’t know the symptoms, you don’t know what to look for. Raynaud syndrome, also known as Raynaud's phenomenon, is a medical condition in which spasm of arteries causes episodes of reduced blood...
4 Ways To Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

4 Ways To Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of another year. Where does the time go? This is the time of year that New Year’s Resolutions are being made and we make promises to ourselves. The most common new year's resolutions are to start eating healthier, lose weight, stop smoking. While these are good things to do, we tend to set ourselves up for failure and break the resolutions early and then by February we give up on them altogether. There are some simple tips we can do to ensure our new year’s resolutions are achieved. I am actually at...
The Benefits of Prebiotics In Your Diet

The Benefits of Prebiotics In Your Diet

We are all looking for ways to be healthier and sometimes we need to add a supplement or two. Our food does not always help us to have a healthy stomach (gut). I know I personally have all kinds of digestion problems. Prebiotics benefit your gut in many ways. Prebiotics are just as important as probiotics but they do differ. Probiotics introduce new bacteria to the gut. Prebiotics nurture and cultivate the healthy microbiome that already exists there.  As I mentioned, I have a lot of digestion issues. My IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) can be...
A Personal Look into Life with Cancer Remission

A Personal Look into Life with Cancer Remission

Cancer is a horrible disease and there are many different forms. Remission does not mean that your cancer is cured and that your body is the same as it was. This post is about my husband's battle with stage 4 Cancer. I have posted about McFly's battle with a mental illness. What you don't know, is he is also in remission of Stage 4 Large Diffused B-Cell Non-Hopkin's Lymphoma (try saying that 3 times fast). Thankfully after living in the hospital for 2 and a half years, 1 round of radiation, 16 rounds of chemotherapy and then 4 rounds of...
5 Ways to Take Charge of Your Healthcare

5 Ways to Take Charge of Your Healthcare

When we see the doctor we tend to put all of our faith into them that since they are a physician that they know the proper way to care for whatever is ailing us. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. It’s important for you to stand up for your own healthcare. Doctors are human and they sometimes make mistakes, or they are so busy don’t take the proper time to take your entire medical history into account when prescribing you medication or a course of action. I recently had a not so pleasant experience at a pain management doctor. It was...
5 Ways to Keep Yourself Motivated for the Gym

5 Ways to Keep Yourself Motivated for the Gym

As you look in the mirror, do you focus on the areas you wish you could improve? Your mind most likely tells you that to make those changes, you need to go to the gym. If only it were as easy to stay motivated for the gym as it is to eat all the chocolate in your house in one sitting, or whatever your indulgent go-to snack is. What if it could be easy? Going to the gym doesn’t have to result in the same defiance as giving up all the carbs you want to eat each day. Here are five ways that will help sustain your motivation to keep trekking to...

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