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.
Caffeine affects people in different ways, especially those with POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). See how we handle incorporating caffeine into our lives and how it impacts our chronic illnesses.
Technically it’s still January and still the beginning of 2018 which means there’s plenty of time to get our New Year goals underway. This year we want to focus on our health, wellbeing and tackling our invisible illnesses.
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.
Having a chronic illness, or multiple chronic illnesses like I have, can feel really isolating. Getting Oban, my ESA dog has helped me in many ways, but one of the main things I have noticed is how much he has helped with my anxiety.
A few months ago I took the Dutch Test to see where all my hormone and adrenal levels were at. It was amazing to get such a detailed look at my health and see what imbalances I needed to correct. I’ve implemented some changes since getting my results and noticed some pretty significant differences.
This past week we attended the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim. We had such an amazing experience but it completely wiped us out! Read all about out our full experience at the expo including our highs and lows!
For me, living with a chronic illness feels like I’m walking a very fine tightrope. Having Lupus, POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), EDS (ehlers danlos syndrome and MCAD (mast cell activation disorder) can be a lot to cope with.
I had to recently put down my emotional support dog Rylie and have been heartbroken ever since. Living with chronic illnesses and invisible illnesses has been beyond difficult but she always gave me comfort.
Travel with a chronic illness is very difficult. Instagram may not always showcase this fact, but we wanted to show how hard it can be to deal with chronic fatigue, pain and symptoms while not at home.
We had been planning a trip to Europe for the better part of a year with the destinations being Scoland, Paris, and Belgium. See how we balance traveling with chronic conditions such as Lupus, POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) ehlers danlos syndrome, and Mast Cell while being abroad.
One thing that always gives us a bit of anxiety is traveling with a chronic illness. Laying in your own bed at home, surrounded by all your comforting items, whatever they may be, and not feeling well is hard enough.
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.
All chronic illnesses in some way deal with fatigue and we know how tempting it can be to grab a caffeinated drink or even something more extreme. We love this vitamin to help with our chronic fatigue due to autoimmune illnesses.
With POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), we don’t ‘hold on to’ water as well as everyone else, so even if we’re drinking a considerable amount, it doesn’t mean we are necessarily well hydrated. Staying hydrated is key when dealing with a chronic illness like dysautonomia.
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.
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.