A Gout Friendly Holiday

Gout is an extremely painful inflammation of the joints caused by a buildup of needle-sharp uric acid crystals. A common area of pain due to gout is your big toe but it can also affect your ankles, knees, feet and hands. As a gout sufferer, are you looking forward to Thanksgiving or is this a…

Detox, Fight Inflammation and Reset Your Body

The below text is excerpted from Amie Valpone’s best-selling cookbook: Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation and Reset Your Body. After years of western medicine (including numerous bone marrow biopsies, CT scans, MRIs, colonoscopies and more) that yielded no real answers, I set out to heal my body and embarked on years…

Creating a Support Network Do’s

Whether you live with family or live on your own having a support network is one of the key ingredients to living with a long-term or chronic illness. There are different types of support that can make up your support network and each type is just as important. There is practical support, which helps you…

Top 5 Halloween Movies for Chronic Illness Sufferers

When suffering from a chronic illness, you may search for ways to momentarily forget the pain you experience. A scary movie can be a great way to concentrate on that character with the hockey mask or the boogeyman who comes out in dreams instead of the pain you face daily. A mind adventure with a…

Halloween Does Not Have to be a Gluten Nightmare

The weather is cooling and it’s the month of Halloween! All are excited for the return of sugar season but what about families who find it a challenge due to being gluten-free? As the children reach for snacks make sure you have food that is not only good for their body but tastes good as well!…

Ten Facts You May Not Know about Type 2 Diabetes

Ten Facts about Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose). Most people with type 2 diabetes are insulin resistant, meaning that their bodies don’t use insulin properly. Their bodies make more than enough of it, but their cells are resistant to it and do…

Being Gluten Free.

#GlutenFree, we seem to see it everywhere and eating foods without gluten is a frequent trending topic. We find that not only those with actual gluten intolerance (or celiac disease) are avoiding gluten, but also many other people. A sense of well-being, weight loss, and bursts of energy are all claims that people have made…

New Hypertriglyceridemia cause discovered

Hypertriglyceridemia is a common condition in the U.S. caused by obesity and diabetes. If left untreated, it can lead to more serious health problems such as coronary heart disease, cardiovascular heart disease, and pancreatitis. Hypertriglyceridemia is a condition in which the triglyceride levels in the blood are elevated to an abnormal level. Aside from obesity…

Osteoarthritis: Can Back Surgery Help?

For many adults over sixty, back pain is a common reason they seek medical attention. Of those with back pain, many will end up facing back surgery before considering other effective and less invasive methods. A common cause of back pain in adults over sixty is a result of spinal osteoarthritis. Surgery is mostly ineffective…

The Dangers of Misdiagnosing Lyme Disease & using Unproven Treatments

Lyme Disease is a condition that is fairly well-known. With cases continuing to rise across the United States over the past few years, many are wondering if Lyme disease is being correctly diagnosed. We know that Lyme Disease is caused by an infection from a specific tick and the symptoms vary and usually appear in…