July 20, 2014
A really great article on chronic illness and marriage. I saw a statistic that 75% of marriages fail, when one partner is diagnosed with a chronic disease. Life changes when one is diagnosed and some parts of marriage life must be mourned. Also one of the "best" ways to cause your relationship to fail is to "bother" the chronically ill spouse saying things like "Why don't you do more/work more.? Are you REALLY sick? Please read the article below.
July 15, 2014
This is my hardest thing to get across to folks. Why do people want to eat things that don't agree with them...or they don't even want to admit or even try to find out what is "stressing" their bodies and making/keeping them ill. They just want to eat what THEY want to eat!
Part 2 should also be changing the rest of your lifestyle...not ONLY what you eat....
Part 2 should also be changing the rest of your lifestyle...not ONLY what you eat....
June 27, 2014
Another person helped by changing their diet. Elimination Diet from Mark Hyman MD. Why not give it a try? Read any of Mark Hyman's books for more info. Free if you get them at your local library (and they even come on CD so you can listen in bed/in the car etc)
June 24, 2014
May 27, 2014
The following holistic doctors and nutritionists, and combinations thereof, that practice nutrition and lifestyle changes and use little to no pharmaceutical drugs or surgery to treat illness. I have now attached their websites. Please take a look!
***I am getting a preliminary copy up for now and I will add practitioners and practitioner information as I go along.***
Mark Hyman MD UltraWellness Massachusetts (has associates that practice at his healing center - he has a very limited practice personally)
Sherry Rogers MD Upstate New York (doesn't see patients any longer but does phone consults on Cardio Ion results) http://www.healthywealthyandwiseshow.com/RogersSherry.htm
Steve Nenninger ND (Naturopathic Doctor) Port Jefferson NY, other locations as well?
Donielle Wilson ND (Naturopathic Doctor) Port Jefferson NY, also CT, Manhattan NY
Fred Pescatore MD Manhattan NY
Christine Gizoni (Chiropractor/Nutritionist) Sayville NY
Joel Fuhrman MD New Jersey
Peter Osborne (Chiropractor/Nutritionist) Sugar Land TX
Joseph Mercola MD Illinois www.mercola.com
Brenda Watson CNC (nutrition) www.brendawatson.com
John LaPuma MD www.drjohnlapuma.com Santa Barbara CA
Neal Barnard MD www.nealbarnard.org Washington DC
John McDougall MD www.drmcdougall.com Santa Rosa CA
Gabriel Cousins MD www.treeoflifecenterus.com Patagonia AZ
Dr. Brian Clement - Hippocrates Health Institute www.hippocratesinst.org West Palm Beach, FL
Chris Reading MD(regret to say he passed away- but still research his works!)
May 17, 2014
Hope this picture makes you smile!
Happiness can create health. Your immune system works better. Your brain and your body work in harmony and everything is right with the world. Give me a second here and just indulge this thought. I had a fiancé years ago that wouldn't let things get him down. He "practiced" being happy no matter what the situation was. It's easier to be happy when you had a little tiff with a loved one than if you got the news that you have cancer. But YES in BOTH situations you can practice being happy. It is a learned art. Now, if you have someone in your life that chronically makes you feel bad DUMP THEM!
I am a dog trainer and I can tell you that if you pretend to be confident (body language/breathing etc) even if you are scared of a dog they will respond to you as you are the leader.
You can learn to have the body language and "pretend" to be happy and you will actually BECOME happier.
Watch comedies, watch comedians, hang with folks in your life that make you smile/laugh. Read joke books. Do exercise you REALLY like. Do hobbies/activities that you really like. Breathe.
For more information articles click on the links below
May 13, 2014
If you're on a gluten free/dairy free diet and/or a gluten free/ vegan diet you should bring food with you in case you're starving and all that might be available is a fast food joint or some other poor choice. Dr. Hyman is not vegan or egg free, so adjust accordingly...click below to watch the video.
Mason jars are also great for transporting foods, if you will eat foods relatively soon, you can also bring things like green salads /bean salads with a small mason jar of dressing on the side, green smoothies etc. Yes, it takes planning and effort but your health is worth it!
May 9, 2014
In the middle of the day I do my "Michael Jackson" impression (as my kids call it)
If you have Lupus the sun is one of those things that is said to be a "no no".
For me I can get cutaneous Lupus sores and I generally feel like death (super tired) when I leave my "time in the sun".
This is one of those mysteries I wish someone could explain. Most people go in the sun and benefit from it by getting their daily dose (or at least part of it) of Vitamin D3.
If you choose to use sunscreen, make sure it has good ingredients.
You can also choose to use clothes/umbrella/shade.
Don't go out in mid day when the sun is very strong 10:00am-2 or 3:00 pm . Do gardening in the early evening when the sun is least strong.
Watch out for fluorescent lights indoors too. They can cause problems for folks with Lupus as well. Enjoy the following article. Click below.
April 29, 2014
Steve Nenninger ND will be giving a informative lecture on holistic health and offering allergy/intolerance blood testing at Cornucopia Natural Foods in Sayville, NY on May 6th 2014 at 7:00pm Call (631) 589-9579 to reserve your spot. When you find out what your body has "issues" with and avoid those foods you can improve your health incredibly! http://stevenenninger.com/
April 27, 2014
autoimmune diseases, celiac disease and more? Click on the link below. Most books can be acquired through your local library for FREE reading! Research for yourself!
April 14, 2014
If you choose to give candy, give quality not quantity. Whole Foods or your local health food store or even homemade candies with real ingredients. Here are some other ideas. Your time is the thing your child craves most!
April 8, 2014
I have gotten to the point where I can substitute other delicious foods in place of the foods I avoid. Here are some examples. For healthier recipes www.lupushopecookbook.blogspot.com Please ask for any other substitutions I may have forgotten in the comments.
Eggs.... instead I'll eat scrambled tofu or hummus.
Cookies.... instead I'll eat homemade cookies from my blog www.myfamilysfavoritegfcfrecipes.blogspot.com
Ice cream.... instead I'll eat raw Nut ice creams (Cashewtopia) or soy or coconut ice creams (Coconut Bliss)
Cake/muffins.... instead I'll eat homemade cake from my blog www.myfamilysfavoritegfcfrecipes.blogspot.com
Chocolate candies...instead homemade from www.myfamilysfavoritegfcfrecipes.blogspot.com with Lindt Bittersweet or other gluten free /vegan chocolate
Pasta..... instead gluten free pasta (Tinkyada) or Explore Asian mung bean pasta or sliced zucchini or for lasagna "noodles" use roasted eggplant slices
bread..... instead I use raw crackers/bread pizza crust buns www.myfamilysfavoritegfcfrecipes.blogspot.com
yogurt...instead coconut or soy yogurt
potato chips....instead I make my own or make or buy kale chips
Doritoes....instead I fry Food For Life brown rice tortillas and season or add dips or Spicy Cheesy Kale Chips (recipe on my recipe blog) or Pizza Kale Chips
Cheese....instead raw nut cheese, or soy cheese (Follow Your Heart or non soy Daiya)
Pizza....instead homemade recipe on www.myfamilysfavoritegfcfrecipes.blogspot.com
There are also a few things at the store that I treat myself to occasionally. Pumpkin tofu cheesecake (at Cornucopia) or Hail Merry raw food tarts. or Earth Café raw food pies. Cashewtopia or Coconut Bliss Ice Cream. Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter.
March 25, 2014
March 1, 2014
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February 4, 2014
January 1, 2014
Eat LOTS of Veggies!
December 17, 2013
Please have a look at Robyn's blog. She is committed to teaching folks how to be healthier. I love this four part post that she recently shared. We tend to focus on healthy food to be healthier, but there are so many more choices that we can make to increase health. Click the links below to read on...
December 9, 2013
Another holistic doctor for you all to research. Dr. McDougall. Read his books/articles/website etc. Click below to see how a patient of his healed her arthritis. He also mentions this diet/protocol being able to help Lupus as well.
December 2, 2013
Gerson Therapy is also said to be very effective for Lupus as well! Read the article.