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    Chronic Illness,  Health

    Test Results: Facing Facts

    My blood work came back. When I went to the doctor, she laid it out for me. It was a thorough lesson in why I feel like crap. In fact, those were her exact words: no wonder you feel like crap. As she went down the list, I felt more and more depressed. My blood work did show that I had a good reason to feel horrible. Here’s how it went: Cholesterol – My good cholesterol was very low, my bad cholesterol was very high. The type of sticky cholesterol was very high and with all the numbers being what they were, she said I had a 16x greater risk…

  • Chronic Illness

    MCAS Life: Pass The Steroid Cream

    Since posting about a new diet a few weeks ago, I’ve lost and gained the same 2 pounds quite a few times. Have you ever had trouble with your weight? It’s pretty maddening, isn’t it? It hasn’t been easy because of two weeks of flares with MCAS. MCAS Life! Ugh! I’ve used much too much steroid cream. MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome) is when your mast cells are out of control. They arrive when they should attack a bad thing in the body, but there are way too many of them. And, they release too many mediators. Mediators cause inflammation that should help the body heal. But, when the body…

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    How To Create A More Natural Home

    Disclosure: Although affiliate links are included, there is no cost to you at all. Get this guide to uncovering toxic chemicals in your home I want to introduce you all to this new Free Webinar which begins on October 14th. You can tune in to the many sessions online. You may learn something new about having a Natural Home! It won't cost a penny to watch and learn. Get Samantha Lee Wright's powerful eGuide, Ultimate Tox-Free Home, and learn to transform your home into a toxin-free oasis by uncovering unwanted and toxic chemicals! There has never been a more important time to go toxin-free than right now! Many people are…

  • Chronic Illness

    A Positive Perspective Of Chronic Illness

    Waiting, Parting, Persevering, Affirming, and Loving are our 5 prompts for the month of October. Joining again with A Chronic Voice is always a thought-provoking exercise that I look forward to. As I study each word it pushes me to express my life with chronic illness in a new way. Perspective is so important when you live with a chronic illness. I have many chronic illnesses, so I have learned the great need I have for a healthy perspective in my life. Having multiple chronic illnesses means that I’m faced with a lifetime of sickness and pain. Chronic means that it’s always there and not curable. Having a healthy outlook…