Don’t Be Scared Out of Enjoying Halloween With a Chronic Illness

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Favorite Halloween Movies to watch when you’re dealing with a Flare-Up

If you’re struggling with a flare-up from a chronic health condition this Halloween, chances are good that you’ll be opting out of the pumpkin patches and corn mazes. Having to sit on the sidelines during the holidays can be especially frustrating, but the good news is that there’s still a time-honored tradition that you can…

Keeping Anxiety at Bay during Halloween

Plenty of research has shown us how common anxiety and depression are for those who suffer from chronic illnesses. Add on to that the fact that anxiety disorders themselves can be crippling long-term. While many people with conditions like Lyme disease and type 2 diabetes are afraid of being left out of the holiday season,…

October Halloween Treats (for those with Type 2 Diabetes)

If you’ve been living with type 2 diabetes for any length of time, you’ve likely been told to watch your sugar intake. Even outside of any research into the relationship between added sugars and long-term health conditions, Americans regularly go over the recommended 36 grams for men and 25 grams for women according to World…

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!…

Lyme Disease: The Great Imitator

Halloween is almost here and everyone is putting on their disguises. Lyme Disease, however, never gets out of disguise. Chronic Lyme Disease is painful, debilitating, and an epidemic. The condition is the fastest growing vector-borne disease in the United States and is larger than AIDS, Avian Flu, or West Nile Virus combined. And, due to…