• Mitochondrial Summit
    Chronic Illness,  Health

    How To Understand Mitochondrial Health

    When did you last check your mitochondrial health? Dr. Jay Davidson’s wife, Heather, struggled with severe and chronic health issues her entire life: sinus scraping, multiple ablations on her heart, going into a coma and struggling with Lyme disease, parasites and heavy metals… They spent a number of their years with different doctors and specialists, looking for the right person to tell them why she was so fatigued, having heart palpitations, couldn’t sleep and never had any energy. Each doctor told them something a little different Then they’d try a new protocol. Sometimes, a little bit of progress… …maybe just enough to function for a few hours a day or…

  • Jetson
    Chronic Illness,  Health

    How To Improve Gut Health With Seasonal Probiotics

    I’m sure you’ve heard about the Gut-Brain connection. Scientific research now backs this and with all of my health problems, I’m more than ready to take note of it. Finding a Probiotic that uses science is important to me. Jetson Probiotics uses the best research to produce Seasonal Probiotics to make sure that you have the bacteria needed for each time of year. Jetson was founded by a guy named Stephan Weitz, who was diagnosed with MS. After trying all the medications, he decided to look for more. He worked with multiple practitioners to improve his health and was able to stop taking all the prescriptions. Since getting off of…

  • online
    Chronic Illness

    The Holiday Roller Coaster

    Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas tree is up. Black Friday has come and gone, too. This time of year is so hectic, with one holiday and event after another. It becomes a physical and emotional roller coaster for many of us with chronic illness. We celebrated Thanksgiving in a very low-key fashion. It was just the three of us this year, and I was not up to cooking all the big meal. We all agreed to do an easier version of the menu and it was wonderful. We cooked only the dishes that I knew we would finish and purchased crescent rolls and a bakery pie. I’ve never served…

  • Exhausting
    Chronic Illness,  Travel

    Exhausting And Worth It

    Oops, I did it again. I traveled to visit family and overdid it for an entire week. I spent 2 entire days in the car and 5 days playing with my grandson on the floor. This exhausting trip wasn’t a mistake, though. I knew what I was getting myself into. Letting myself become exhausted was worth it. As most of you with chronic illness know, there are times that we just throw our bodies into an adventure, knowing that we will pay. Life doesn’t promise to be easy, and some things are worth the extra effort. It took so much energy and effort to put my body out there and…

  • Chronic Illness

    World Diabetes Day

    Today is World Diabetes Day. Awareness is being spread all over the world in order to help people live their healthiest life with Type 1 Diabetes and to help or even prevent Type 2 Diabetes. They are two very different problems. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, amputation, heart disease, kidney failure, and early death. Early detection is the best option. 463 Million people around the world have Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes occurs when the pancreas no longer is able to produce insulin. The person with Type 1 must take insulin or they will die. Type 1 is an Auto-Immune reaction. Type 2 Diabetes occurs usually with adults, and…

  • Joy
    Chronic Illness

    How To Survive The Holidays With A Smile

    November begins today and my mind is filled with thoughts about the upcoming holiday season. With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, I know that these months are filled with love and magic. But, for me and others with Chronic Illness, they’re also filled with fatigue, pain, depression, and stress. My goal is to share with you a few ways to avoid some of the bad and replace it with more of the good. Just because we have Chronic Illness/s doesn’t mean that we can’t have a joyful and fun experience this year. I’m glad to join A Chronic Voice this month with her November prompts. The words this…