Saffron has anti-cancer potentials: Study
n-morgan New study shows saffron may help prevent liver cancer. Researchers at the United Arab Emirates University have found that food seasoning and yellow spice acts as an antioxidant and can inhibit certain cancers. The team discovered that the spice suppresses a large number of cancer-related compounds and develops several beneficial ones, Science Daily reported. “Although the exact...
A day in the life: I didn't even know Fibromyalgia... →
heathersday: Fibromyalgia Remission & Lingering Symptoms By Adrienne Dellwo, About.com Guide August 29, 2011 My fibromyalgia is in a pretty solid remission. I had an extremely painful knee injury last winter that failed to trigger a flare. Then, due to a nasty infection, I had my gall bladder…
HelpIhaveIBS: Amazing news! →
helpihaveibs: I do not have celiac disease :) My doctor and I didn’t think so either, but it was a great thing to check out just incase, it also gave my doctor the chance to look in my stomach and see if there were any other abnormalities. Since I have a gluten sensitivity I am still eating gluten-free (1 month…
The Life of a Teen J-Poucher: Disaster →
teenj-poucher: On the 10th day post-op, things took a turn for the worse. At 3am, I knew something was wrong. I suddenly awoken with a sharp pain in my stomach. It hurt to much to lie down. I went to sit on the toilet, but nothing came out. I woke up my mom, and told her “something is seriously wrong.” She knew…
A Supermodel With Lupus: WooHoo I'm Sick!!!!!! →
supermodelrevealed: You’re on your way to your doctor’s office to discuss your last lab results. You made sure they drew your blood on a day that you felt particularly awful. You made sure you felt your worse as you watched that large needle disappear just under your skin. You walked away with a smug look on…
♥Umm... its me??!♥: Cytoxan... →
miss-lovely-steph: Spinal tap yesterday leaves me a ten day wait for results. So really I have a ten day wait for my true diagnosis from both the neurologist and rheumatologist. I know that diagnosis from the rheumy will be SLE and well I’m not exactly sure from the neurologist. They’ve been doing a lot of talking…
Laughter Still The Best Medicine: Watching a Funny...
n-morgan Watching a film that makes you laugh is good for your heart, according to a study. Researchers found watching a movie or programme that produces laughter has a positive effect on vascular function and is opposite to that observed after watching a war or horror film that causes mental stress. In the study volunteers watched segments of a funny film - such as There’s...
What is important is not what happens to us, but how we respond to what happens...– Jean-Paul Sartre (via used2thepain)
You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try...– Louise L. Hay (via inspiri)
A QUESTION FOR ALL WITH LUPUS
miss-lovely-steph: 1) have you done cytoxan infusions? 2) have you tried the alternative treatments? 3) if you have done cytoxan infusions if you don’t mind please share your experience. My ask box is on my page. Thank you - I’m newly diagnosed with SLE
TalkAboutHealth Breast Cancer Support: What are... →
talkabouthealth: Answer of the day on TalkAboutHealth by @itsthebunk. What are tips for getting back to “normal” after treatment ends? The first thing I’d say is that the notion of “normal” after treatment ends is something most of us yearn for but not something you can ever *really* attain —…
under-where: Print out Crohn’s disease page from Wikipedia (multiple copies) Store them in my backpack Hand it to new people I meet who ask what it is
chroniccurve asked: Ohh. I actually meant that I already POSTED an in-depth post on college and packing and whatnot, and am in the process of writing a series about college if you'd like the links. :)
A day in the life: Fibromyalgia FAQ →
heathersday: Frequently Asked Questions Here you will find some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Fibromyalgia (FM), Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and Unrelenting Fatigue (UF) which has been taken from our on-line survey results and previous webinars. For those…
The 48-Hour Recovery Period in Fibromyalgia &...
heathersday: Have you ever noticed it takes you a couple of days to recover from a stressful event or over exertion? A 48-hour recovery period is one of the few consistent features of fibromyalgiaand chronic fatigue syndrome. We don’t yet know why we need 2 days to recover from … well, just about anything, but a lot of chronic fatigue syndrome research is focusing on post-exertional malaise —...
My body is waging war against me and I won't let...
It really sucks having Crohns.
newportxxharbor: Not only am I supposed to be on TONS of meds, and I get these stomach pains, and I have flare ups, and I am always in fear that I will need a bathroom, but I also have to be cautious of what I eat. I LOVE veggies, and I LOVE spicy things (the spicer the better) and its sooo bad, because I can’t help but eat these things and then I end up getting sick. Why couldn’t Crohns be...
Operation Eight: Metabolism Myths -- Busted →
thehouseoftev: Learn the truth behind the folklore and use it to your weight loss advantage Google the word metabolism and you’ll find nearly 45 million results-advice on how to “speed-up,” “ignite,” “kick-start,” and “boost” your body’s fat-burning capacity. Truth is, there are probably more myths…
The Big C vs. The Big RA: "I'd RAther Not Compare" →
chroniccurve: “Why consider emotional pain from RA? Because as most people rally around a Cancer patient to bring in meals, offer to tend the patient’s household needs, offer their condolences, prayers and round-the-clock support, the typical RA patient receives none of those things – not even close. In fact, those with RA often find themselves ridiculed and humiliated, their challenge...
Mike McCready and Crohn's Disease →
We Have GUTS: With school starting, →
wehaveguts: It’s hard to handle Crohn’s for some people because of one reason: Stress. Stress- Stress is a major trigger of cramps and mini flare ups. -Things that cause stress:Overloading on sports/extracurricular activities. Doing homework/projects last minute. Too much planned for one day/week. -Ways to help with stress:
We seem to be have some good tips (and will be...
Life with Autoimmune Disease and Chronic Illness... →
Well, it’s been a while coming really. I actually never thought about it for some reason but it kind of makes sense. My sister in law mentioned it to me and I decided to make a FaceBook page for lifewithautoimmune. I’m not quite sure how it’s going to all pan out just yet… lol. I think it might be a catalyst to get people to come to the blog. Probably will post a link there...
youdontlookhelpful asked: For the person who asked about college, my advice is similar but I would stress these points: don't be afraid to ask for help! College is hard, but if you are dealing with a whole bunch of extra crap on top of that, it's only fair that you get help and notes and extensions where you need them. Also, prioritise! Sometimes there is a lot to do at once and I tend to get very stressed out,...
Living with Chronic Pain; Coping or Supporting a...
heathersday: Chronic pain is an extremely tough issue that affects many families and relationships. Perhaps, the toughest thing regarding chronic pain is that it is invisible. A person can be in extreme pain and because there are no external signs it can be hard to believe they are really hurting. It is in the same category as many mental conditions. Read More
chroniccurve asked: this is going to sound terrible but between the amount of messages I've been responding to and questions here and there with different people (not to mention frain bog), which questions are you referring to? I'm so sorry-- I feel absolutely stupid haha.
Chroniccurve, I will try to write a post about...
Thank you lightriot and hopeful-lies for explaing...
I will definitely add tags to my trigger posts from now on. I don’t know ALL trigger posts as I don’t know what everyones triggers can be but I will try to stay on top of it! As you know it’s never my intent to deliberately upset someone. That photo struck a very, very deep chord. Apologies to all of those the image upset. It upset me too but it brought me such happiness to...
goldenrod running: bossypants granola →
goldenrodrunning: (named because that’s what I was reading when I got hungry and came up with this) combine to your liking*: -some sunflower seeds -some oats (be sure they’re GF if gluten is a concern, I like udi’s) -a few almonds -peanut butter (1 1/2ish tablespoons? for those who measure things. I…
Will submit what tips I have (being a college...
Anonymous asked: Hey there- I was wondering if you had any tips/stories to relate to/words of advice for people in college with chronic illnesses? I know there have got to be more people out there in situations like my own, but I'm having a hard time finding them. (I've got fibro, neurotoxicity, anxiety issues & left school due to feeling like shit. I now live at home with my family and am trying...