Category: Health & Fitness

My Experience with Ayurvedic Massage

After experimenting with an Ayurvedic diet I was very curious to try out Ayurvedic massage and skin care. Despite not being a massage therapist myself, I feel I’m practically an expert in massage therapy because of how often I have had therapeutic massage. In…

What does Fibro Fog Feel Like?

The symptoms of fibromyalgia can be hard to understand and hard to explain. “Fibro fog” was something that took me a while to recognise even after my diagnosis. It is like a fog. But you don’t see it, you feel it. It can come…

Fighting Insomnia Without Medication

After having the flu really bad for 3 weeks I found myself struggling to maintain a normal sleep schedule. I was tired all the time, wanted to nap during the day, and would wake up multiple times a night. I was starting to think…

Something All Doctors Should know

If you’re a diabetic who needs insulin to regulate your blood sugar your doctor would never suddenly tell you that you no longer need insulin despite there being no change in your medical condition. You would not suddenly be refused your medication, given no…

The Worst Advice Ever

“You just trust that the universe really will take care of you… If you’re making decisions for the right reasons; if you’re not doing it out of greed, out of ego, out of anything else, if you’re just making the right decision for your…

TENS for pain managment

Managing pain is a difficult task. There are a number of medications that can provide relief for conditions like fibromyalgia and neuropathy such as lyrica, gabapentin and nortriptyline. However medications often cause unwanted side effects and might not fully relieve symptoms. I struggled for…

Supplement Spotlight: NAC

You may have seen something called “NAC” being sold in the supplement isle of your local pharmacy and wondered what exactly is NAC? The name is an abbreviation that stands for N-Acetyl Cysteine which is a stable form of the amino acid L-Cysteine. One…

Do Body Wraps Work & Are They Safe?

Recently I received an email from groupon offering discount “slimming detox body wraps”. I have to admit that any time I see things about weight loss I can’t help but check it out. When I clicked the website link it took me to the…

Getting Iron Without Red Meat

Whether you’re vegetarian or just looking to reduce the amount of red meat in your diet it’s important to make sure your diet still contains the important nutrients you need, including iron. If you haven’t considered eliminating red meat from your diet I highly…

Positive Daily Reminders

It’s ok to take care of yourself. We all need to take care of ourselves, mentally and physically, not just for our own benefit but also for the benefit of those around us. Whether it’s in the form of taking a warm bath, meditating,…

When “Body Positive” Isn’t Healthy

I recently saw a post online from a man who is in his 20’s who had been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. He admitted that he most likely developed this condition at such and early age from being significantly overweight. He was upset when he went…

Weight Loss Without Exercise

I am jealous of my younger self. I used to be able to eat whatever I wanted (including ice cream on almost a daily basis) and never had to worry about gaining weight since I was always active. Now the most strenuous exercise I…

Zen For Your Mind And Body

With the growing popularity of yoga, more and more people are becoming familiar with meditations techniques, including Zazen, a mindfulness meditation that is at the heart of Zen Buddhism. But you don’t have to be a Buddhist, or practice yoga, to enjoy the benefits…

Communicating About Pain

Once I had accepted the fact that chronic pain would be a part of my life for the foreseeable future I knew there would be many things I would have to adjust to and many changes I would need to make in my life….