July 20, 2014

Chronic Illness and Marriage from Focus on the Family


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.

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/marriage/facing_crisis/chronic_illness.aspx

July 15, 2014

Top Ten Reasons Why I Should Get To Eat Whatever I Want

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....
















June 27, 2014

Not just Me Feeling Better....Another Testimony




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)

http://greenteagrl.com/2010/03/3-week-elimination-diet-no-dairy-or-eggs/

May 27, 2014

A List of Holistic Practitioners



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)
http://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/

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?
www.stevenenninger.com

Donielle Wilson ND (Naturopathic Doctor) Port Jefferson NY, also CT, Manhattan NY
www.doctordoni.com

Fred Pescatore MD Manhattan NY
www.logicalhealthalternatives.com

Christine Gizoni (Chiropractor/Nutritionist) Sayville NY
www.drgizoni.com

Joel Fuhrman MD New Jersey
www.drfuhrman.com

Peter Osborne (Chiropractor/Nutritionist) Sugar Land TX
http://towncenterwellness.com/


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

How to Achieve Happiness (and Happiness Creates Health)

Hope this picture makes you smile!
 
Chronic stress can create chronic disease.

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

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/5-steps-to-happiness.html

http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/choosing-to-be-happy

http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/03/01/10-ways-happy-people-choose-happiness/

May 13, 2014

Mark Hyman MD's Emergency Food Pack (Gluten Free/Dairy Free)





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.

http://drhyman.com/blog/2012/08/14/dr-hymans-emergency-food-pack-2/

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

Sunshine and Lupus Don't Mix...Wish I Understood Why...

In the middle of the day I do my "Michael Jackson" impression (as my kids call it)
 
 
I am not and never was a sun worshipper. That being said there are only 2 times of the year that I REALLY want to lounge in the sun for a bit. Spring (now) and fall/autumn. Remember though it's still chilly, the sun is extremely strong in the spring and fall.

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.

http://www.lupus.org/research-news/entry/new-light-shed-on-photosensitivity-among-people-with-lupus

April 29, 2014

Steve Nenninger ND Holistic Health Lecture and Food Allergy Intolerance Testing


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

Books to Read for More Information on Holistc Healing

 
 
 
Want more information on holistic healing, diet change, nutrition, Lupus, holistic doctors,
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!


http://lupushope.blogspot.com/2013/04/books-to-read-on-healing-lupus-all.html

April 14, 2014

Other things to put in Easter Baskets (besides candy) from iheartnaptime.net



                                         Don't give artificial colors/additives to your kids.

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!

http://www.iheartnaptime.net/50-easter-basket-ideas/

April 8, 2014

Food Substitutions for Cravings

 
 
When I tell people that I don't eat gluten, dairy or eggs, I invariably get "what do you eat"???? I don't feel usually feel deprived with all these other choices. It is best to stay away from sugar, but if you indulge infrequently you should be OK. The healthiest way to do this is to pick raw food desserts.

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.


January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! and a recipe....

Eat LOTS of Veggies!
 
Happy New Year! I had forgotten about this recipe for Taco Salad. It's delicious and really great for those Mexican cravings. I had it for dinner the other night. Wish I had taken a picture for this post... hopefully, next time.

http://myfamilysfavoritegfcfrecipes.blogspot.com/2014/01/taco-salad-gluten-free-vegan.html

December 9, 2013

"Healing Rheumatoid Arthritis?"



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.

http://www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/health-science/stars/stars-video/jackie-swoboda/

http://www.drmcdougall.com/