Category: chronic illness

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Licking Autoimmune

I’ve written a few times previously about overcoming my autoimmune disease, and a recent reader asked for more information about how I was able to cope without doctors and medication. I’m sorry to disappoint them, but I couldn’t at first. I was in so much pain and had […]

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When the Desperation is Real

A few years ago, I was at a social gathering when a woman I had never met arrived. Many of my friends knew her, and I finally met her. The conversation quickly turned to her intractable pain. None of her doctors’ treatments seemed to work. She found no […]

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Jazz’s Second Wind

Our miniature poodle, Jazz, is 13 years old. Over the past couple of years, while I’ve been distracted by my father’s illness and death, Jazz became blind. He had large milky circles on each eye, and we figured he had cataracts. We talked about whether we could afford […]

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My Dogs Taught Me Holistic Health

Tess was a gift from my husband a few months after our family mastiff, Jenna, had passed on. We traveled to another state to pick her up, and by the time we got home, we were extremely attached to our little bundle of love. We took her to […]

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Adrenal Insufficiency Explains a Lot

When a battery is low, you can recharge it if it is designed to do so. The human body has been designed to recharge frequently. We are recharged through our food, rest, peace, joy, connection, etc. But what happens when you do all the right things, and you’re […]