Chronic Illness

Homemade Oat Milk Recipe! | The Balanced Blonde – Health Article

I have been dreaming of making my own homemade oat milk ever since I saw it popping up as a trend that at first I was really excited about… until I realized the ingredients in all of the oat milks on the market right now. One of the most popular brands out there, the one that is carried in all of the cute coffee shops many of us frequent, lists these as their ingredients: Oat base (water, oats 10%), rapeseed oil, calcium carbonate, calcium…

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Sooo I’m about to hit you with a very stream of consciousness brain spill about living with Lyme. I mostly wrote all of this out while sitting in my sauna, furiously typing to get all of my thoughts out while my brain felt like it was functioning properly, amidst all of this insane brain fog (and before my phone overheated in the sauna because that only takes like 25 minutes in 158 degrees!). I want to let you know in…

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‘At Least You Don’t Have…’ How to Be Supportive of Someone with Chronic Illness – Health Article

I was speaking with someone recently who has a series of chronic and painful conditions; some of which are noticeable and some ‘invisible’. What is particularly distressful is that people sometimes say to her, “At least you don’t have cancer.” How dismissive is that? I know they are trying to help her feel better about what she does have and perhaps even attempt to minimize the impact, but it is not compassionate or helpful. There are diagnoses such as fibromyalgia,…

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