Susan’s Blog

fasting mimicking diet: woman pushing away a hamburger on a plate + rainbow of vegetables on a white counter beside her

Revolutionize Your Health with the Fasting Mimicking Diet

Hey there, friends! Life’s journey after forty is like a good book that you can't put down - every chapter filled with wisdom, challenges, and…

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WOMAN TAKING A COLD SHOWER OUTSIDE

THE COOL REVOLUTION: EXPLORING THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF COLD SHOWERS

Introduction Is your morning routine missing a little "chill factor"? Or are you the kind of person who hears "cold shower" and thinks, "No way,…

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3 seed brittle recipe

SEED SUPERPOWERS: 3 SEEDS YOU NEED TO FIGHT INFLAMMATION

Introduction Today, we're on a mission to uncover the superstars hiding in your pantry – those unsung heroes with the power to help you age…

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Anti-inflammatory fall vegetables

FALLING FOR FLAVOR: A GUIDE TO ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FALL VEGETABLES & FRUITS

Ever felt like your immune system is playing a never-ending game of hide and seek? Sneakily battling inflammation while you're left scratching your head, trying…

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Pretty woman wearing a pink top drinking a green juice on the beach

IS JUICING WITHOUT A JUICER REALLY POSSIBLE?

Ever felt like you're standing in the kitchen with a bunch of vibrant, nutrient-packed greens, ready to whip up a rejuvenating green juice, only to…

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GIRL WITH THYROID PROBLEMS

THYROID TROUBLES AHEAD: WHAT ARE EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF THYROID PROBLEMS?

We all know how essential it is to pay attention to our bodies and keep an eye out for any signs that something might be…

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HARD SELTZER VS BEER: PEOPLE DRINKING IN A BAR

HARD SELTZER VS BEER SHOWDOWN: WHICH ONE IS HEALTHIER?

Introduction In the age-old battle of beverages, we're about to dive into a refreshing showdown: Hard Seltzer vs. Beer! Whether you're at a backyard barbecue,…

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ALKALINE FOODS

ENERGIZE YOUR MORNING WITH ALKALINE BREAKFAST FOODS

Introduction Ever wondered what it truly means to start your day on the right foot? Well, get ready to dive into the world of alkaline…

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WOMEN DRINKING ANTI-INFLAMMATORY WINE

WINE, WOMEN, AND WELLNESS: NAVIGATING ANTI-INFLAMMATORY WINE CHOICES

To drink or not to drink…that’s one question. Another is what’s better to drink, when it comes to wine?  And yet another question is what…

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People in a membership

MEMBERSHIP MAGIC: 8 WAYS A MEMBERSHIP GETS YOU ON THE ROAD TO BETTER HEALTH

You’re looking for ways to improve your health and reach your goals but frustrated and maybe just a little irritated that it costs so much…

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Woman drinking a cup of tea

SIP YOUR WAY TO SERENITY: BEST ANTI INFLAMMATORY TEAS TO FIGHT INFLAMMATION

Welcome to a world of soothing sips and wellness wonders, tea lovers, and health enthusiasts! Today, we're diving into a topic that's sure to warm…

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Acute inflammation vs chronic inflammation myths vs facts

ACUTE INFLAMMATION VS CHRONIC INFLAMMATION: SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION

Sprained an ankle or a wrist? Touched something too hot? Caught a bug and have a fever? Overdid it and wound up with musculoskeletal pain?…

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CINNAMON BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE RECIPE

TRY THIS BERRY-LICIOUS & ANTIOXIDANT RICH BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Are you a blueberry lover?  I know I am! It's blueberry heaven down here in South Carolina right now so this blueberry smoothie recipe is…

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CBD BASICS

CBD BASICS UNRAVELED: A HIGH TIMES GUIDE TO CANNABIDIOL GOODNESS

You know your vitamin ABCs but what about your CBDs? The newest “it” ingredient deserves the attention it is getting but only if you choose…

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THE POWER OF METHYLATION : HOW TO IMPROVE METHYLATION AND HEAL YOUR BODY

THE POWER OF METHYLATION: LEARN HOW TO IMPROVE METHYLATION & HEAL YOUR BODY

Your body is amazing -- ever wonder how it manages so many functions at once?  Well, we have enzymes handling all the work but they…

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Woman drinking kombucha mocktail

DOES KOMBUCHA HAVE ALCOHOL? LEARN THE PROS & CONS OF THIS FUNKY BREW!

Hey  there fellow seekers of fermented enlightenment! Today, we dive headfirst into the bubbling cauldronof kombucha, that zesty and tangy elixir that has taken the…

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BLOOD TESTS FOR INFLAMMATION

BLOOD TESTS FOR INFLAMMATION: GET THE INSIDE SCOOP ON YOUR BODY’S DRAMA

Welcome, warriors of the autoimmune community! Buckle up, because today we'll be diving into the world of blood tests for inflammation and why it's crucial…

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Nightshades and inflammation: Picture of tomatoes on vine

NIGHTSHADES AND INFLAMMATION: CAN NIGHTSHADES MAKE A FLARE WORSE?

Welcome, dear readers! Today we'll plunge ourselves into the murky world of nightshades and inflammation. And no, we're not talking about Batman's arch-nemesis (although he…

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Woman with questions about how to improve methylation

CAN THE AIP DIET PLAN CRUSH YOUR AUTOIMMUNE SYMPTOMS?

Hello, my friends! Today we’re delving into the Autoimmune Protocol Diet, commonly known as AIP, and its potential benefits for those living with autoimmune disease.…

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GET A GRIP ON LIFE: CAN HAND YOGA HELP RELIEVE FINGER JOINT STIFFNESS?

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Healthy Cocktails: Rosemary melonade recipe

HEALTHY COCKTAILS YOUR THING?: TRY THIS REFRESHING ROSEMARY MELONADE

Who said cocktails have to be loaded with sugar and calories? Not me! In fact, I'm on a mission to prove that you can have…

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MAN WALKING A TIGHTROPE WITH HEART DISEASE

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AND HEART DISEASE: 4 WAYS TO DECREASE YOUR RISK

You've got swollen painful joints, unrelenting fatigue, and stress beyond your wildest dreams with rheumatoid arthritis -- you've got enough to worry about, right?  Wrong!…

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Better Keto diet

All You Need To Know To Build A Better Keto Diet

If you have a chronic disease like RA you may have thought about going Keto.  But what exactly is a Keto Diet and how could…

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WOMENS NUTRITION: 3 YOUNG WOMEN

BETTER WOMENS NUTRITION: WHAT EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO KNOW FOR BETTER HEALTH

In honor of Mother's Day, I wanted to talk about why womens nutrition is so important. Women’s health is the lifelong journey from adolescence through…

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Pretty girl wondering how to choose the best supplements

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST SUPPLEMENTS

To supplement or not to supplement -- that is the question today.  No supplement can replace a healthy diet -- they're called supplements for a…

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PREBIOTICS AND PROBIOTICS FOODS

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PREBIOTICS AND PROBIOTICS?

Are you interested in gut health and all the buzz surrounding prebiotics and probiotics? You're not alone! With so much information out there about these…

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Woman eating bitter foods

UNLOCK THE SURPRISING HEALTH BENEFITS OF BITTER FOODS

Are you tired of being told to eat your veggies? Well, get ready for a new twist because we're here to talk about the health…

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HOW TO START A GLUTEN FREE DIET

HOW TO START A GLUTEN FREE DIET

Are you thinking about going gluten free? It could be a better choice for you … or not. Whether you choose to avoid gluten because you have…

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Earth Day

10 REASONS YOU SHOULD CELEBRATE EARTH DAY!

Hello there, fellow Earthlings! Are you ready to party like it's 4.5 billion BCE? That's right, because Earth Day is right around the corner, and…

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What is skinny fat

WHAT IS SKINNY FAT AND WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?

We have a big fat problem. Many of us are overweight but some of us are overfat. What?  Yes being overfat can be just as…

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Girl looking out window feeling the benefits of hormesis

Unlocking the Power of Hormesis for a Longer and Healthier Life

Are you looking for a way to boost your health and longevity? Look no further than hormesis – the process of using stressors to optimize…

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Pretty girl drinking water to stay hydrated

WILL BETTER QUALITY WATER HELP YOU STAY HYDRATED?

Introduction Seeking better health? Being hydrated, as you will learn below, is essential for your body to run better. Whether your goals are better energy, disease…

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2 women talking about the secrets of better blood sugar

THE SECRETS TO BETTER BLOOD SUGAR NUTRITION

Is your blood sugar kinda wonky?  Blood sugar control is sort of like driving on a highway. When you have healthy blood sugar and insulin…

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BEST FOODS TO EAT WHEN TAKING ANTIBIOTICS

WHAT ARE THE BEST FOODS TO EAT WHEN TAKING ANTIBIOTICS?

You took antibiotics or are about to start a dose and you are concerned about your digestion and future health. I get it and I…

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benefits of collagen

THE BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN AND MORE!

Benefits of Collagen: Wondering about the benefits of collagen and its ability to help you keep or restore your healthy look? There’s a lot of…

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WOMAN DRINKING COFFEE

COFFEE 101 : ALL YOU NEED TO MAKE BETTER CAFFEINE CHOICES

Did you know that March is National Caffeine Awareness Month?  Recommendations on coffee seem to change every day.  Is coffee ok or even good for…

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Healthy eating on a budget

HEALTHY EATING ON A BUDGET: TIPS TO EAT NUTRITIOUSLY AND NOT BREAK THE BANK

Are you striving to eat properly but thinking healthy eating on a budget is out of reach? If this is the case, you are not…

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top diets for autoimmune disease

TOP 5 DIETS FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

If you’ve been living with an autoimmune disease, then you know that dietary changes can make a huge difference in your health and well-being. While…

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Anti-inflammatory diet

9 SECRETS OF AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET

Introduction Over 40?  Struggling with inflammation?  What if I told you there’s a simple way to improve your health and reduce chronic inflammation?  Sound too…

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finger joint pain

GOT FINGER JOINT PAIN: THIS TOOL CAN HELP!

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natural pain relief: woman with chronic pain

NATURAL PAIN RELIEF: 7 THINGS THAT ACTUALLY WORK!

Introduction If you're one of the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic pain, you know that it can be debilitating. Pain can make it…

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flexibility exercises

FLEXIBILITY EXERCISES: 5 BENEFITS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT!

Introduction Do you feel stiff as a board some days?   I hear this all the time in the media --“Stay limber!” “Stretch every day!”…

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autoimmune and estrogen connection

THE AUTOIMMUNE AND ESTROGEN CONNECTION

INTRODUCTION Estrogen is a hormone that plays a vital role in reproductive health, but when levels are too high or too low, it can lead…

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is alopecia an autoimmune disease

IS ALOPECIA AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE?

Introduction Got thinning hair and bald patches all over your body?  Ugh, hair loss sucks, no question about it.  Hair loss can take an incredible…

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chronic inflammation

9 SIGNS YOU HAVE CHRONIC INFLAMMATION

Introduction Inflammation is a natural part of the body’s response to injury and stress. Acute inflammation helps to fight off infection and heal damaged cells. …

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COFFEE: WOMAN WITH QUESTIONS

SHOULD YOU ORDER YOUR OWN METABOLIC LAB TESTS?

Introduction Today, many more laboratory tests are available to evaluate health than the standards many practitioners are trained on. Those standard labs diagnose and identify disease after dysfunction…

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ableism

Overcoming Ableism: 6 Tips To Help You Deal With It!

Introduction  Have you ever felt like your life was more difficult because of a disability or chronic illness? Maybe you’ve been treated unfairly in the…

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HEALING LEAKY GUT

CAN HEALING LEAKY GUT REVERSE AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE?

Introduction If you are living with an autoimmune disease, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to finding relief and…

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benefits of sea vegetables

UNLOCKING THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF SEA VEGETABLES

Introduction Sea vegetables are a great source of nutrition and can provide powerful health benefits. From helping to reduce inflammation to aiding in digestion, sea…

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kitchen detox

HOW DO I DETOX MY KITCHEN?

Introduction: Detox My Kitchen If you’re planning on doing a detox this year, don’t forget about your kitchen as well.  What?  You heard right, your…

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primal movement

Can Primal Movement Improve Your Mobility

Introduction Are you over 40 and looking for ways to improve your mobility? Have you heard of the concept of primal movement, but aren’t sure…

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PRIMAL MOVEMENT BENEFITS

GLUTATHIONE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

Introduction When it comes to looking and feeling your best, inside and out, it’s all about balance. That’s where glutathione—the master antioxidant—steps in. As we…

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circadian rhythm reset

9 TIPS TO RESET YOUR CIRCADIAN RHYTHM

Introduction Are you having trouble sleeping? Do you feel exhausted and sluggish during the day, no matter how much rest you get? We all know…

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Inflammaging:CAN IT CAUSE AGING?

IS INFLAMMAGING MAKING YOU AGE FASTER?

Introduction Ever heard of inflammaging?  It’s a new buzzword in the wellness world, and it’s popping up everywhere. But what exactly is it, and how…

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REGISTERED DIETITIAN WORKING WITH A CLIENT

THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Introduction If you’re looking for an effective way to improve your health, it might be time to consider working with a registered dietitian. A registered…

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COFFEE: WOMAN WITH QUESTIONS

IS TYPE 3 DIABETES AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE?

Type 3 diabetes, also known as Alzheimer’s disease-related diabetes, is a form of diabetes mellitus associated with Alzheimer’s disease. It is most seen in older…

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WOMAN WONDERING ABOUT THE LINK BETWEEN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AND HEART DISEASE

IS LONG COVID AN AUTOIMMUNE CONDITION?

We’ve all heard about “Long COVID,” but what is it?   “Long COVID” is a term used to describe the ongoing symptoms experienced by people who…

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autoimmune flare

COULD COVID-19 TRIGGER AN AUTOIMMUNE FLARE?

Covid – 19 is like a houseguest that’s overstayed his welcome – you know the old saying, houseguests and fish stink after 3 days? Well,…

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THE BENEFITS OF KEEPING A FOOD JOURNAL TO ACHIEVE YOUR HEALTH GOALS

Reaching your health goals isn’t just about changing what you eat and how much you exercise. It’s about understanding the connection between the two, and…

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dry January: cocktail

HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL DRY JANUARY

With the new year comes a chance to start fresh and make resolutions. One popular trend is dry January or abstaining from alcohol for the…

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WHAT FATS AND OILS SHOULD YOU AVOID WITH AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

When it comes to autoimmune diseases, the food you eat can have a huge impact on your health. Fats and oils are essential components of…

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6 Healthy Snack Swaps you Need to Know About!

Snacking is a great way to get in those extra nutrients and energy throughout the day. But if you’re snacking on highly processed chips, protein…

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Better Nutrition for Better Sleep: 6 Nutrients you Need for Sleep!

If you’re a woman over 40, you know all too well how much getting quality sleep can affect your overall energy and mood. It is…

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CIRCADIAN RHYTHM RESET

How Can I Fix My Sleep Problems

Sleep is one of the best and least expensive ways to help ourselves recuperate after a day of work or play. Our bodies are like…

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Is Stevia Bad For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

You’ve probably heard a lot about stevia lately – it’s a natural, zero-calorie sweetener that’s become increasingly popular in recent years. This natural sweetener has…

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Does Manuka Honey Help Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Manuka honey has also been shown to improve wound healing. Wounds are often slow to heal in people with RA because of the poor circulation…

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Is Chicken Soup Good For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Chicken soup has been touted as a remedy for everything from the common cold to a broken heart. But does it really help when you’re…

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Can Eating Spicy Food Help Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain?

When you think of spicy foods, chances are your first thought isn’t “healthy.” But the truth is, there are many health benefits to be gained…

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autoimmune and estrogen connection

Is There A Connection Between Rheumatoid Arthritis And Depression?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, major depressive disorder is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. It affects…

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Holiday Hangover? – Hangover-free Holiday Prevention Tips And Hacks

The holidays are almost here and with that comes the dreaded holiday hangover! You like to enjoy a drink, two, and sometimes even a few…

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3 Most Common Myths About Protein

There are more myths about protein floating around than there are stars in the sky! We’ve always known that protein helps us get those big…

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Got a Cold – Try This Cold Fighting Latte Recipe

Cold got ya down? Well, this recipe is a tasty way to feel better when a cold’s got you feeling like you’ve been run over…

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The do’s and don’ts of Cold Prevention and Treatment

It's that time of year again -- yes, cold and flu season is once again upon us in all its glory! I'm so thrilled --…

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Is Eating a Rainbow Linked to Immuno Rejuvenation?

What can eating a Rainbow of fruits and vegetables do for you? Lead you to your pot of gold – the better health results you…

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RA Draining Your Vitality: Try These 7 Steps To Better Energy

Desperately seeking better energy? Out of desperation, many people grab vitality band-aids. That’s not bad, it just isn’t better for your long-term health or even…

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Find Your Magnesium and Stress Connection with this Recipe

Are you a chocolate lover but not so in love with all the fat and calories? Are you searching for a healthier way to get…

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Can Medicinal Mushrooms Reduce Inflammation?

Drinking mushrooms in your coffee or smoothie, adding them to your supplement routine to help fend off colds, support skin health, and improve sleep or…

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7 Easy Stress Reduction Tips

Over time, you may notice that certain activities address specific stresses better than others. Use this information to direct your future choices when you experience…

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long covid: is it an autoimmune condition

Can Stress Trigger a Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare?

Stressed much about rheumatoid arthritis? Stressed out about stress? It can feel downright challenging to hear all the news about how bad this is for…

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kitchen detox

Worried About Your Toxic Cleaning Products?

Finding non-toxic or less toxic cleaning products is super important because we often not only touch them but inhale them as well! Many options on…

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Do Toxic Chemicals In Textiles Matter?

The body has a threshold and can only fight so many toxins before it becomes overloaded which can lead to inflammation and ultimately to chronic…

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12 Toxic Personal Care Products You Need To Know About

Today more than ever, you need to evaluate the products you choose to buy — from food, beverages, and supplements to personal care, cleaning products,…

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Can Better Food Prep Decrease Toxin Exposure?

Do you often do a lot of chopping with meats and vegetables? Though plastic cutting boards are rather convenient, they also get damaged a lot…

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kitchen detox

Can Better Food Storage Decrease Inflammation?

The way you cook, the cookware you use, and the way you make your morning cup of joe can impact the number of toxins you’re…

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5 Steps to Better (and safer) Grilling

It’s June — can you believe it! Summer’s almost here and with summer comes more time outside and cooking on the grill. I know I…

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Adaptogens: Helping Your Body Adapt to Stress

With everything going on in the world today, we need help more than ever in managing all the stress in our lives — I know…

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Go Organic: What Is Most Important To Eat?

In honor of Earth Day, I’d like to go organic this week and discuss why eating this way is so important for your health and…

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Why Do You Need Trace Minerals?

Small but mighty, trace minerals play critical roles in our bodies. When it comes to building strong bones, healthy blood sugar levels, falling and staying…

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long covid: is it an autoimmune condition

Do You Need to Detox This Spring?

Did things get just a little messy this winter? Is your clock the only thing that sprung forward? Do you ever feel that things just…

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Am I Eating For Better Exercise?

Is there a connection between eating and exercising better? Hmmm… good question! With all the misinformation floating around on google, and social media, it’s kinda…

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What Impacts My Water Needs?

Your body is made up of approximately 60% water. Your body uses and loses it through most of its work – detoxification, lubrication, temperature regulation,…

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10 No-Fail Meal Planning Tips

Meal planning lets you be more creative which translates into better nutrition pit stops you enjoy better! There are so many things you can do…

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What Type Of Eater Are You?

When it comes to better health, what we eat and drink – and choose not to – matters, but so do our behaviors.

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Power Of Plants: 3 Ways Plants Fight Inflammation

We should all make plants the foundation, the base, the largest part of our diets because plant-based is healthier! Think about the power of plants—…

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Is There a Connection Between Poor Digestion and Chronic Inflammation?

You are not just what you eat — You are what you digest and absorb! Is there a connection between digestion and chronic inflammation...

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Plant Omega-3s Or Animal Omega-3s: Which is Better?

Fats help the body run better. They are made up of fatty acids, which help the body direct a healthy inflammatory response, and hormones, escort…

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Can Your Protein Choices Cause Inflammation?

It matters where you get your protein from. Remember, there aren’t foods that are just protein. Proteins may also provide fats (like meat or fish),…

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Do You Need A Sweet Taste Bud Reset?

If you are what you eat, are you super sweet? Do you crave sugar and have to have something sweet every single day? Are your…

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Can Meal Delivery Services Be Healthy?

Meal delivery services are everywhere these days and the options seem endless–Hello Fresh, Sunbasket, Blue Apron, Home Chef just to name a few.

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Can Chocolate Be Part Of A Healthy Lifestyle?

Bars, powders, nibs oh my! I admit it, I’m a chocoholic! So many choices, so little time! But seriously, can chocolate be part of a…

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Is Tuna Healthy? Top 5 Benefits You Should Know!

It’s versatile and you can prepare it in so many different ways. And like any food, it has its benefits as well as its not…

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Spirulina And Chlorella: Do Algae Have Health Benefits?

What’re algae? Is it the smelly green pond scum that makes you crinkle your nose and hold your breath when you walk past it? Is…

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chronic inflammation

Can Magnesium Help Me Fight Inflammation?

Is magnesium a super mineral? Maybe…Your body needs it for many enzymatic reactions. Every cell in your body needs it to function properly. It’s a…

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Is There A Connection Between Natural Sweeteners And Inflammation?

We’ve got a problem. We like it sweet – and many adults as well as most young kids, like it real sweet. But excess added…

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Is There a Connection Between Autoimmune Disease and Cancer

Autoimmune disease seems to be everywhere these days. Is our fast-paced lifestyle to blame or maybe all the toxic crap in the environment? Could it…

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The Best Foods To Feed Your Gut

The gut — can go by so many names — GI tract, microbiome, bowels, belly, innards, just to name a few. The digestive system is…

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circadian rhythm reset

Are Reishi Mushrooms Good For Sleep Problems?

Sleep –so easy for some but so elusive for others. Covid stress, work stress, and family stress are just a few headaches most of us…

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Try This Power Peach Smoothie Recipe

Peaches mean summer and sunshine to me. Long, slow days of seemingly endless heat and unrelenting humidity go hand in hand with a juicy slice…

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Can These 2 Mushrooms Fight Fatigue and Brain Fog?

Do you struggle with RA related fatigue and brain fog? Are you so tired when you wake up in the morning you hit the snooze…

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OMG, I just want to feel good again!

MG, I just want to feel better — is that too much to ask? I’m exhausted, tired, and overwhelmed. I need some relief! So tired…

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Immune Booster Supplements and Foods — Part II

Too much stress, too much junk food, too little sleep can all tip the scales and put your immune system out of balance.

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Immune Booster Supplements And Foods – Part I

We all know a healthy immune system is vital to your health, but where does it come from? The immune system is derived from your…

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5 Worst Foods for Arthritis

While there are many different types of arthritis, they all share 2 things in common – joint pain and inflammation!

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Turmeric – Top 4 Benefits for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Turmeric is one of the most researched plants in existence, but also one the most over-hyped. That said, let’s go over the basics. Curcumin is…

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Best Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu Prevention

Throw out the junk food — now is the time to eat healthy! What you put in your body can be the difference between staying…

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Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Bites

Ever want a chocolate treat that’s quick and easy but not loaded with sugar? I wanted to share this dark chocolate recipe with you —…

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Top 9 Probiotic Foods To Decrease Inflammation

Probiotic foods — 50 years ago, who would have thought these tiny little organisms in food could have such an impact on how our body…

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My Thanksgiving Day Cranberry Whatever!

With Pilgrim Day just right around the corner, it’s time for the annual Turkey Day recipe frenzy. Personally, I prefer the sides to the actual…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – Gut Microbiome Connection

Until recently, the various systems of the body were thought to function independently on their own with no connection whatsoever.

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Easy Salad Ideas for the Anti Inflammatory Diet

while not a disease in itself, it is the root cause of many chronic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis.

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7 Best Essential Oils for Arthritis Symptom Relief

We all love the smell of essential oils –soothing lavender, invigorating orange, and healing turmeric to name a few. Most people have heard of using…

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Should I Take Hyaluronic Acid For Arthritis?

Arthritis is a pain — no pun intended! Living with a chronic disease is no small feat. It takes a lot of determination and willpower…

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The Menopause and Rheumatoid Arthritis Connection

Menopause — if you’re a woman and you make it to your “middle years” you’re going to experience it; Rheumatoid Arthritis — almost 3 times…

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Can CBD Oil Help With RA Symptom Relief?

CBD Oil or cannabidiol oil is one of more than 80 chemical cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant, Cannabis Sativa.

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Easy Peasy Bone Broth Recipe

Being a lazy person, one of my favorite things about making bone broth, is that it’s pretty easy to prepare and customize to your own…

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Bone Broth – Good or Bad?

I’ve never been an a big fan of the cold. I’ve always been a warm weather girl, but there are a few things about winter…

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RA and The Sexy Shoe Problem

I used to love high heels. Being vertically challenged, I’ve always longed to be tall and modelesque (is that a word?), so short of a…

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Recipe: Apple, Radish, & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pomegranate, Blue Cheese Honey Dressing

I love turkey as much as the next person on Thanksgiving, however, it’s really the sides that are my thing.

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The RA Forecast — Rainy with a Chance of Pain and Stiffness

Do you ever feel like the weather is doing a number on your RA? I know I do – last week we had a temperature…

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Carrot and Ginger Soup with Pears

I came across this lovely recipe in the cookbook, Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta, an awesome resort and spa in Mexico I…

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Ginger’s Top 3 Benefits

Ginger — It’s not just for cooking anymore. This ancient spice, commonly used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, and a delicious addition to…

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Apple Spice Nut Muffins

One of my favorite things about fall is apples — they just seem to taste so much better this time of year. This is a…

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Salmon Roasted In Butter and Almonds

I wanted to share this salmon recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Grain Brain Cookbook, by Dr. David Perlmutter. I have fixed this…

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Put Down the Salt Shaker — It May Be an RA Trigger!

Ever wonder if the salt in your diet is making your joints swell? Do you feel bloated and uncomfortable after eating that bag of chips?…

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Chocolate Coconut Power Protein Shake

This recipe is a favorite of mine when I have a chocolate craving but don’t want all the sugar in a regular chocolate milkshake. Hope…

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Meditation: Hurry Up and Relax

I took a “Mental Health Day” today from work and it was AWESOME! I know, I know that’s no surprise to anyone familiar with…

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Got Stress — 11 Ways to Help with Stress Relief

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” ~ Chinese Proverb Stress seems to be everywhere in our lives…

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Turmeric Latte Recipe for a Healthy Kick

There’s nothing better when it’s sizzling outside than cooling off with an iced cold turmeric latte. Give this version with turmeric a try for a…

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