Pumpkin seed flour cake - Autoimmune Diet

Recipes: Treats for the Autoimmune Community

In the last few months I have been looking at changing my diet (see my post about diet). Up to now I  follow the Swank diet. This diet removes all processed food, and anything from the cow. It also doesn’t like frying. As an Irishman not being able to eat a traditional Irish breakfast (eggs, rashers, sausages, black & white …

Pain Management Doesn't Have To Be All About Pills

Pain Management Doesn’t Have To Be All About Pills

When you are dealing with pain that is long-term, the last thing you need is yet another prescription for medications. Medicines can be expensive, and the cocktail of drugs that a doctor can put you on to manage pain can all be ineffective as they work against each other instead of together. It’s very much trial and error, balancing this …

Spoon Theory - Energy Measurement

Energy: Ways To Preserve Energy When You Have A Chronic Illness

Preserving energy when you have a chronic illness For those of us with a chronic illness, even the most basic of tasks such as showering, cooking, and cleaning is exhausting and overwhelming at times, depleting our energy. In fact, they can take up so much energy that it almost seems impossible to complete them and any other activities as well. …

New Opportunities

New Opportunities – Living with Chronic Illness

New Opportunities Traditional work is difficult when you have a chronic illness. Accepting that I have a new path, I find new opportunities for personal fulfillment. Now that I have accepted that my ability to work in a traditional job is not possible I have had to find another reason to get up every day. Readers of my blog will …