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 to... Continue Reading →

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 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 as... Continue Reading →

Mri’s Are So Loud

I am an advocate and a patient. I believe that the body always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is listening and doing what your body needs. I deal with several medical issues Osteonecrosis Osteoarthritis Spondylolisthesis Factor V Hypothyroidism Hashimoto I like to educate and raise awareness Well it was time for... Continue Reading →

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 a... Continue Reading →

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 set... Continue Reading →

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’s... Continue Reading →

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 →

Vegetable Sushi

This recipe is very versatile as you can use any ingredients you like. Sushi is very good for you and is absolutely delicious as well as being easy and enjoyable to make! Ingredients For the rice:  2 cups short-grain Japanese rice, rinsed 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 tablespoons sugar For the rolls: 10 nori sheets... Continue Reading →

Bone & Joint Action Week October 12-20

Bone and Joint Action Week is held annually October 12-20 with activities focused on disorders including arthritis, back pain, Osteonecrosis,Osteoarthritis trauma, pediatric conditions, and osteoporosis. The themes and their related activities are designed to raise awareness worldwide about prevention, disease management and treatment. Statistics on Avascular Necrosis (AVN, Osteonecrosis, Aseptic Necrosis, Ischaemic Necrosis, Femoral Head... Continue Reading →

Basics To Use Food As Thy Medicine

The few basics you need to know to help pain management due to chronic inflammation with food . 1. Eat the rainbow: Consume 10-12 servings of vegetables each day , and make a couple of those servings fruit, if you like. 2. Cruciferous veggies such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower are best. 3.... Continue Reading →

Life

Life doesn’t always introduce you to the people you want to meet. Sometimes life puts you in touch with the people you need to meet ,to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you, and to gradually strengthen you into the person you were meant to become. Say to yourself, regardless of... Continue Reading →

The Beauty And Pain Of Autumn

Autumn (British English) or fall (American English) is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere), when the duration of daylight becomes noticeably shorter and the temperature cools down considerably. Fall is a season for balancing light and dark, letting go,... Continue Reading →

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