The Importance of Adding Fiber into your Diet for Osteoarthritis

People with osteoarthritis want the same things from life as those without — to play with their grandchildren, take a stroll through the park with their partner, or even walk the streets of Paris for the first time. There are a few medications that doctors can prescribe to manage joint pain and stiffness, but people…

Easy Food Prep for the Chronically Ill Person

For people with chronic illnesses, it can be a perpetual tug of war when it comes to food. Sure, it might be healthier to wake up with an egg white scramble and a carefully peeled grapefruit or end the day by making a well-balanced dinner, but it’s so much easier to reach for something packaged…

Q&A: Patient Advocate, Jorge – Finding Out I had Type 2 Diabetes

We had the lovely opportunity to interview Jorge, a husband, father and small business owner who has lived with Type 2 Diabetes for the past four years. Jorge was previously seeking a healthcare community where he could connect with others and came upon Peer Health where he has been able to enjoy the benefits of…

Ideas for Enjoying Spring Break with a Chronic Illness

For people with chronic illnesses, Spring Break can simultaneously be a fun and difficult time of year. If you have children, you’re familiar with the extra responsibilities and expectations of the week that every parent knows. And if you don’t, it can still be difficult to come to terms with missing out on some of…

The Best Exercises for Those with Osteoarthritis

Millions of Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, and many of them struggle with one of the most commonly prescribed treatments: exercise. Remaining physically active can feel difficult and counterproductive with painful joints protesting at every step. For those who were active before their diagnosis, it’s frustrating to be limited by their condition. And for others, nurturing…