Trying To Protect Our Health & Becoming Unhealthy

Another day of self-isolating, which means it’s potentially another day of sitting indoors restlessly taking yet another Zoom class, practicing social distancing from the frig. Prolonged sitting is an unavoidable reality for many. And with us spending more time inside, as the pandemic continues, it’s inevitable that we’re spending even more time being sedentary. WeContinue reading “Trying To Protect Our Health & Becoming Unhealthy”

WEGOHealth Awards and How to Nominate Others

I’m honored to say I’ve been nominated for the #WEGOHealthAwards! These awards seek to recognize Patient Leaders who are making an impact with their advocacy. Learn more – nominate today. Here’s how you can also nominate others who educate, advocate and make a difference! Click link below WEGOHealth Awards and Nomination Info WEGOHealth Awards LinkContinue reading “WEGOHealth Awards and How to Nominate Others”

Healthy Eating

Developing healthy eating habits isn’t as confusing or as restrictive as many people imagine. The essential steps are to eat mostly foods derived from plants—vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes (beans, peas, lentils)—and limit highly processed foods.   For most of my life, I ate the standard American diet and meals that were heavy in meat and processed foods. I went toContinue reading “Healthy Eating”

The Food Your Eating Could Be Making Your Pain Worse.

Before you take one more bite or swing into that fast food place stop and consider how it affects your health. I have osteoarthritis (OA) and Osteonecrosis and what I eat definitely effects my levels of pain and inflammation. So I started to help myself by eating mostly plant based but I am a flexitarian.Continue reading “The Food Your Eating Could Be Making Your Pain Worse.”

The Path To Wellness Isn’t Easy

How many tines do you feel like for all your good intentions and healthy changes to behavior , you’d like to feel a bit more happy or healthy or have more well in your #Wellness goal? Well, you’re not alone. Why is it that despite all the meditation , eating healthy, exercising as best asContinue reading “The Path To Wellness Isn’t Easy”

Hashimoto

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 1996 I was 34 and I really have never felt myself since then. I always try to live a decent life kind to others , help in my community and I’d rather be happy than mad or sad. But ….. I still always felt fatigued, more tired than IContinue reading “Hashimoto”

Bones

It still looks like winter out in NE Ohio today even though it’s 07 April 2018. This is what I woke up to . But I also woke up to pain as well. I mean every bone in my body hurts today. It’s weird hearing the birds of spring singing away while there is aContinue reading “Bones”

Spice It Up Friday’s

Turmeric powder is ground from the root of a tropical perennial thought to be native to Southeast Asia and has been used extensively throughout history as a color additive for food and textiles. In addition to adding vibrant yellow color to dishes, turmeric has an earthy, pungent flavor that is very versatile and works well with spices like cinnamon,Continue reading “Spice It Up Friday’s”

Vegan Potato and Corn Chowder

Vegan Potato Corn Chowder The best way to conquer cold bones on a chilly day is a corn chowder recipe that is easy to make and warms your bones. Put on your comfy pants and thick socks and make a big pot of this chowder. INGREDIENTS •1 small onion, cut into ¼-inch dice (about 1Continue reading “Vegan Potato and Corn Chowder”

1 year ago I decided to take my health back

Happy Anniversary To My Health…. I was always pretty healthy ….until I wasn’t. I gained weight , injured my knee gained more weight was diagnosed with one thing after another and it was really exhausting. First osteoarthritis and hypothyroidism at age 45 They torn meniscus age 51 Then thanks to the meniscus tear Osteonecrosis setContinue reading “1 year ago I decided to take my health back”

Gluten Free Christmas Cookies and Vegan Iced Sugar Cookies

  WHAT MAKES THESE COOKIES SPECIAL Thanks to the butter and vanilla in the recipe, these cookies melt in your mouth. Their flavor tastes like a celebration of butter, sugar, and vanilla. Since they’re rolled in powder sugar before baking, they’re left with a very light glaze that’s pretty special too!   And also belowContinue reading “Gluten Free Christmas Cookies and Vegan Iced Sugar Cookies”

Tonight’s Dinner Lightened Up Eggplant Rollatini

My lightened up Eggplant Rollatini are so flipping delicious they would turn any eggplant hater into a lover. They are so tender you don’t even need a knife to cut them, they’ll just melt in your mouth. The stuffing is made with three types of cheese (ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan) and spinach. INGREDIENTS • 2Continue reading “Tonight’s Dinner Lightened Up Eggplant Rollatini”

Pain Chronic Pain

Once we accept the reality of the current moment (no matter how unpleasant it may be) for what it is, and not what we wish it were, we can turn our attention to ways to improve it. This I find true in any situation. Living with chronic pain can throw your life upside down. It’sContinue reading “Pain Chronic Pain”

Knee Pain In The Winter

Knees not feeling great this time of year? Do you need a thermometer to let you know when the temperatures change outside? Or do your joints painfully serve as your weather forecast? Unfortunately, for many who suffer from osteoarthritis or other inflammatory conditions, cold weather can cause havoc on already vulnerable parts of your body.Continue reading “Knee Pain In The Winter”