Cooking Tips for Thanksgiving with a Chronic Illness

The holidays are a bit of a polarizing issue for many people. On the one hand, there are plenty of reasons to be jolly and merry. Some families can look forward to meeting the newest members, or simply getting to spend time with others. And on the other, it’s a time of year where it’s…

‘Tis the Season for Joint Replacement!

The holidays are right around the corner and before you know it your holiday festivities will be here! So, hopefully, you planned ahead this year… For many people, the holidays can be stressful enough with all the unpredictable weather, gift buying, cooking, traveling to or even arranging for family and guest visiting. Recovering from a…

Favorite Halloween Movies to watch when you’re dealing with a Flare-Up

If you’re struggling with a flare-up from a chronic health condition this Halloween, chances are good that you’ll be opting out of the pumpkin patches and corn mazes. Having to sit on the sidelines during the holidays can be especially frustrating, but the good news is that there’s still a time-honored tradition that you can…

Halloween Snacks for Those with High Triglycerides

If your doctor has been warning you about your high triglyceride levels, the impending holiday season might start to seem like a minefield of candy bowls and potluck mystery dishes. According to the Mayo Clinic, triglyceride levels are a good indicator of overall heart health. This type of fat can be found in your blood (which…

Keeping Anxiety at Bay during Halloween

Plenty of research has shown us how common anxiety and depression are for those who suffer from chronic illnesses. Add on to that the fact that anxiety disorders themselves can be crippling long-term. While many people with conditions like Lyme disease and type 2 diabetes are afraid of being left out of the holiday season,…

October Halloween Treats (for those with Type 2 Diabetes)

If you’ve been living with type 2 diabetes for any length of time, you’ve likely been told to watch your sugar intake. Even outside of any research into the relationship between added sugars and long-term health conditions, Americans regularly go over the recommended 36 grams for men and 25 grams for women according to World…

Tips for Managing Knee Pain

Whether you’re suffering from an injury or are simply genetically predisposed to joint issues, there are a number of ways to manage knee pain. There are often many different goals with joint rehabilitation, but the path to get there is often quite similar. Runners hope to finish their perfect marathon, grandparents want to play with…

How Osteoarthritis Can Affect your Social Life

If you suffer from osteoarthritis, you’re likely familiar with the many ways it interrupts your physical day to day life. What you may still be learning, however, is how these changes affect your emotional health and relationships. According to research done by Aurora Sherman at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine, the effects of chronic…

Post Shoulder Surgery Meals

If you’ve recently undergone shoulder surgery, you’re likely tired of hearing about all the things you can’t do right now. No heavy lifting. Probably no driving. Watch your range of motion. Keep that arm in the sling and don’t wave it about. Alright, so these all make sense, of course. But you still have to…

Best & Worst Foods if you have Fibromyalgia

It’s a frustrating fact of life for people who suffer from fibromyalgia, but this health condition rarely comes without some less-than-welcome companions. One of the more common ones is Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS for short — which nearly half of fibromyalgia patients suffer from. Just because it’s a common problem doesn’t mean that it’s…