A Pet Could be Healthy for your Support System. Who’s in your #PHCrew?

When we’re little kids yearning for a puppy, we’re often asked if the joy we get from companionship is worth the responsibilities associated with caring for an animal. As we grow into adulthood, this balance continues to hold true and evolve for different circumstances in life. It can be easy to assume that for a…

Valentines Treats for Those with Type 2 Diabetes

Do you feel like you don’t have the energy to do anything? Does it feel like your mental clarity and health have simply been swept away in the wake of your Type 2 Diabetes? Well, I am here to tell you, that you don’t have to be a victim to your negativity or your seemingly…

Relationships and Chronic Illness: Can it Still be a Happy Valentine’s Day?

Chronic illness unfortunately affects a large portion of the adult population, with symptoms that range from severe pain from fibromyalgia to the extreme fatigue commonly accompanying Lyme disease. These conditions often drastically decrease the ability to perform daily tasks, function efficiently at work, or engage in beloved pastimes. Any of these obstacles alone can have…

5 Tips for Clearing your Brain Fog

At some point, all of us experience the mental dysfunction and utter confusion that many infamously refer to as ‘brain fog.’ This is often a symptom of vitamin deficiencies, lack of restful sleep, stress, and other medical conditions such as Fibromyalgia or Lyme Disease. While brain fog in and of itself isn’t necessarily a deleterious…

Exercises You Can Do From Home While Chronically Ill

Exercise is important for all people but particularly those who are chronically ill. For an exercise to be successful, you have to desire to want to do it and you have to be motivated to complete it. If the exercise is not done correctly, it won’t be helpful. The first step is to decide your…

Tips on Understanding Lyme Disease Patients

“Knowledge is power”                         -Sir Francis Bacon This quote is important when trying to understand what a family member or friend is experiencing when suffering from chronic Lyme disease. To understand their condition, you need to be aware that chronic Lyme disease is hard…

Chronic Illness Can Affect Anybody

When you think of celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Shania Twain, Selena Gomez and Tom Hanks, you never stop and think “chronic illness”. With time, they have all brought their personal health issues to the light and are sharing their story with the world. We now know that Lady Gaga suffers from fibromyalgia, Shania Twain…

Finding Out I Had Gout: Spiro Koulouris

My name is Spiro Koulouris and I have suffered from gout for just about 15 years. When I was first diagnosed with gout, I couldn’t believe it. Surely, my doctor just made a mistake; so I went to another doctor to get a second opinion. During that consultation, my worst fears were confirmed: I had gout and…

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy 2018

It is often said that failure to plan is a plan to fail. None of us want that for 2018. Why not make some realistic New Year’s Resolutions? The year 2017 might have been one of your worst with chronic pain so let’s explore how you can improve 2018. Take time to Meditate. This new…

Type 2 Diabetes Diet for a Healthy Christmas

This Christmas you will have food placed before you. You will have to decide what to put on your plate. If you have Type 2 Diabetes, what can you eat while still maintaining your blood sugar at the correct level? A Type 2 Diabetes diet does not mean you have to give up things you…

Great Gift Ideas For Those With Chronic Illnesses

Those who suffer from chronic illness have a hard time doing everyday tasks and concentrating when their illness flares up. Their pain can be so intense it is hard for them to function. If you are perplexed with what to buy those in your life who are chronically ill, here are some ideas for you….

How Can You Make the Season Joyful?

No matter how much pain you feel, you want the season to be joyful. This is a time of the year you want to make memories that will last. Having some holiday tasks can be a great way to make this holiday special. Even if you are having a day where your chronic pain is…