What exactly is Public Health? We ask Jessa Engelberg, PhD in Public Health, all of our questions about what we can do, as a society, to be healthier. Check out our interview questions and answers here.
A few years ago, I went to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN for a full autonomic workup and was officially diagnosed with POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). Read about my experiences and what I wish I knew going in.
Acid Reflux is something I’ve dealt with for longer than I can remember, even before I was first officially diagnosed with any of my autoimmune or autonomic issues. When I saw the Reflux Band I knew I had to give it a try plus the fact that it’s non-invasive and is non-pharmacologic were HUGE selling points for me. Check out my review now!
We’re writing all about Higher Dose Infrared Sauna Blanket in our newest Product Spotlight. Infrared heat has tons of amazing benefits - this amazing blanket aids the body in it’s detoxification process which is so important for autoimmune issues.
We’re always on the hunt for products that are anti-inflammatory and help with autoimmune issues. While turmeric is awesome for just that, we’re not always a huge fan of the flavor, that’s why we were so excited to find ARYA. They make sparkling water drinks and mango gummies with the equivalent of 1 tablespoon of turmeric in each one, with absolutely no turmeric flavor!
For years we’ve heard that cherry juice is great for helping inflammation and autoimmune issues, that’s why we were so excited when we came across Cherribundi. We tried their 7 day challenge with their 100% tart cherry juice and documented what we thought!
We have been searching for a probiotic for a long time but never found one that made a noticeable difference or made us want to stick with it. Probiotics are not cheap and we wanted to invest in one that we knew would really make a positive difference in our health. We are so excited about our new find, Just Thrive Probiotic and Antioxidant.
CBD oil can be extremely beneficial for those living with chronic illnesses such as autoimmune diseases and dysautonomia. Read to find out why we choose Cultura CBD to incorporate into our daily routine.
After years of fighting autoimmune problems, my body has felt somewhat shut down. I knew my adrenals were in fatigue & I was having an outset of other hormonal related symptoms, but because my autoimmune & autonomic problems were getting treated, this came second. Read about how I used the Dutch Test to find out about my hormones & imbalances.
Coping with a chronic illness is difficult. I always have trouble sleeping which in large part is due to my adrenaline form of POTS. Too often, I am so fatigued during the day, only to be wide awake and wired come night time.
In a recent post, I talked about lymphatic massages and how getting one routinely can yield many health benefits. While at my last appointment, I asked my massage therapist what I could do on my own to maintain the results - Dry Brushing.
Having a chronic illness like Lupus or POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) forces you to be extra prepared when traveling. Chronic pain and chronic fatigue can feel heightened but being prepared can make all the difference.
POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) is often misdiagnosed or dismissed in the medical community. Do you think you have POTS but are not sure what to do next or how to get diagnosed? Read our tips now!
Red light can be a great tool to aid in muscle recovery, help join pain and ease inflammation. Beyond the medical side of things, it stimulates collagen production and helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Read more about my experience with incorporating red light into my life.
I always get a ton of questions when I mention or share about my use of Botox injections to help with my chronic migraines. Read here to learn about my experience with Botox, chronic migraines and dealing with chronic health issues (Lupus, POTS, EDS).
We had no particular interest in wellness or health before we first got diagnosed with Lupus (each at age 17). Our rheumatologist immediately suggested meeting with a nutritionist so we could start eating properly for our bodies while they fight to get healthy. Check out our our interview with a nutritionist for answers to eating healthy and how diet plays an important role in autoimmune and dysautonomia.
A few months ago I had a muscle biopsy to address some pretty severe pain I was routinely having in my limbs due to my autoimmune conditions. In this post I talk a little more about my journey that took place before and after the surgery.
Mast Cell Activation Disorder (MCAD) or Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) is a condition where mast cells are hyperactive, resulting in a range of chronic symptoms that can end up being pretty debilitating.