How to Live Well with a Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic illness can often feel frustrating and limiting. Though there are many physical, emotional and mental daily struggles that people with long-term conditions may experience, that doesn’t mean they can’t live fulfilling and happy lives. With just a few strategies and tips, you could be smiling a little bit more each day….

Tips to Keep Pain Levels Low

There are plenty of scientific articles and studies out there on the most effective ways to help people with chronic illnesses manage their pain levels. Sometimes, though, it can be difficult to figure out how to actually apply that advice in the real world. Guided Meditation Not to sound all woo-woo, but this one can…

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…

A Pet Could be Healthy for your Support System. Who’s in your #PHCrew?

When we’re little kids yearning for a puppy, we’re often asked if the joy we get from companionship is worth the responsibilities associated with caring for an animal. As we grow into adulthood, this balance continues to hold true and evolve for different circumstances in life. It can be easy to assume that for a…

Exercises You Can Do From Home While Chronically Ill

Exercise is important for all people but particularly those who are chronically ill. For an exercise to be successful, you have to desire to want to do it and you have to be motivated to complete it. If the exercise is not done correctly, it won’t be helpful. The first step is to decide your…

Tips on Understanding Lyme Disease Patients

“Knowledge is power”                         -Sir Francis Bacon This quote is important when trying to understand what a family member or friend is experiencing when suffering from chronic Lyme disease. To understand their condition, you need to be aware that chronic Lyme disease is hard…

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy 2018

It is often said that failure to plan is a plan to fail. None of us want that for 2018. Why not make some realistic New Year’s Resolutions? The year 2017 might have been one of your worst with chronic pain so let’s explore how you can improve 2018. Take time to Meditate. This new…

Great Gift Ideas For Those With Chronic Illnesses

Those who suffer from chronic illness have a hard time doing everyday tasks and concentrating when their illness flares up. Their pain can be so intense it is hard for them to function. If you are perplexed with what to buy those in your life who are chronically ill, here are some ideas for you….

How Can You Make the Season Joyful?

No matter how much pain you feel, you want the season to be joyful. This is a time of the year you want to make memories that will last. Having some holiday tasks can be a great way to make this holiday special. Even if you are having a day where your chronic pain is…

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…