A Proven Diet for Hypertriglyceridemia Disorder

Hypertriglyceridemia is a common disorder in the United States in which triglyceride levels in the body are elevated. This can also elevate the risk for further disease development such as Coronary Artery Disease. Triglycerides are the most common form of fat in the body and your body uses them for energy sources in between meals….

#DidYouKnow It’s National Immunization Awareness Month?

It’s back to school time for the kiddo’s this month! With back to school shopping and getting everything prepared for a successful school year, it can be easy to let a few things slip through the cracks, such as getting your vaccines. August is National Immunization Awareness Month (#NIAM17), which highlights the importance of vaccinations…

3 Healthy Gluten & Dairy Free Lunches

All throughout elementary school my mom packed the same exact lunch for me each day, a cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese, an apple, a Capri Sun, and an assorted snack. As an adult, I still reply upon my trusty brown paper bag lunch to get me through the day but the contents are much…

Why Every Diabetes Patient Needs Broccoli

As a child I, like many others, only referred to broccoli as the “little trees.” Because of this name, eating broccoli became more whimsical and fun – leading me to (almost) never complain about eating them. Today, I only refer to broccoli as the “little trees” in my mind but they’re still one of my…

Top 5 Movies For Chronic Illness Sufferers

At the end of a long week, I love nothing more than putting on my favorite pajamas, having a warm cup of tea, and settling down to watch a good movie. Trying a recent box-office hit is always exciting, but there is something special about returning to your favorite characters and story. When we spoke…

10 Ideas a PH Crew Can Do

This month at Peer Health, we’re celebrating our support systems; our friends and family members who support us through our chronic illnesses. On our good and bad days, your crew is there when no one else seems to be. A simple thank you can mean the world to someone, and our campaign, #MyPHCrew, is the…

Gluten & Dairy Free Rice Krispy Treats

The weather is finally starting to warm up, and flowers are starting to bloom! Come summer, I always start to crave lighter meals and desserts. Chocolate cake will always have a special place in my heart, but there is nothing better than a fluffy rice crispy treat during summer. This recipe is so inexpensive and…

#MyPHCrew Campaign Announcement

Through the good time and the bad times, we all have people in our lives with whom we share those moments; friends and family who understand us and our experiences. When you suffer from a chronic illness, your support group is there to Netflix all day or help wash your hair when you’re feeling weak….

To Feel Alive

Chloe O’Neil is the Founder of More than Lyme. She began More than Lyme to share and keep track of her adventures while being treated for Lyme Disease, but eventually, More Than Lyme became more than just her “online diary,” it became a place to connect, and for the rest of the community battling Lyme,…

My Life with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Part 2

Bringing a new perspective to Peer Health, Sabriyah Shahbandy has shared with us her experience with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Her pervious post, My Life with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Part 1, gave some background to herself and the condition. Today, she shares what it truly means to live with Ehlers-Danlos. Today, I’m 20 years old and EDS pretty much runs my…

My Life with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Part 1

I feel like I’m constantly about to come apart at the hinges. It’s too much for my brain to handle sometimes. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a collection of connective tissue disorders in which the body’s supply of collagen, a protein that holds tissues together, is defective in some way. It has too much laxity, causing…

A Lyme Disease Storm is a Brewin’

April signifies the start of many things. Spring break comes to a close and classes begin once more, flowers start to bloom as the weather warms up, and ecologists begin documenting the mice population and predicting the Lyme Disease forecast. While searching for a means to halt the Lyme Disease epidemic, two Cary Institute ecologists…