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…

Top 5 Books for Chronic Illness Sufferers

Among our good days, we all have to suffer through a few bad days. One morning, you may wake up and find that your symptoms are particularly tough or you’re too tired to get out of bed. A new treatment option may make you feel like you’ve been herxing with The Rock. On these days, all…

The Future of Diabetes & Climate Change

When you think of climate change, your first thoughts typically revolve around rising global temperatures and melting ice caps. Usually, your mind doesn’t wander to diabetes or any other disease. But soon, it might. Previously on the Peer Health blog, we’ve discussed the effects of climate change on Lyme Disease. And, I’m not proud to…

A Patient Journey, Week 2

Madeleine Boyson is currently on a second hiatus from pursuing a degree in history in an effort to better treat her Lyme disease. Her time away from school has led her to seek out a healthcare community on social media. After noting the positive health benefits of social media in a TEDx talk, Madeleine joined…