May 3, 2018

*Disclaimer: just because I eat like this, doesn't mean I'm saying you should. Often when I explain why I eat a certain way, people get defensive. My goal, however, is to explain why I eat a certain way, not why you should, as I'm often asked about this. Also, I'm a firm believer that diet is important, but usually not sufficient in and of itself for treating chronic illness. No diet or lifestyle management technique has cured me yet, but my symptoms would flare more without these lifestyle choices.*

I live alone in a city nicknamed 'Raincity." I love where I live, and I love my living situation, but these...

April 19, 2018

Current research has shown that POTS is not caused by deconditioning (decreased muscle and cardiac strength caused by inactivity).

-Pulmonary Circulation, 2016

I want to start with a few disclaimers:

-When I first developed POTS there is NO WAY I could've exercised. Once I was put on a few stabilizing medications, I now realize that I should've done whatever I could to maintain some strength. Instead, I didn't move for an entire month during a hospital stay and my muscles atrophied. To this day, I have severe pain due to the muscle atrophy I experienced from the waist down on the right side of my body. Durin...

March 8, 2018

I am not sponsored by any of these companies. I purchased all of these products with my own money and these are my honest reviews.

Before I got sick I became a tree-hugger (I still am) who wanted to depend on as little products as possible. When I realized that I could buy a big jar of coconut oil and castile soap and replace about 20 of the products in my house with them, I was sold. I realized that mentally depending on 20 unnecessary makeup products, excessive toiletry products, and a hundred other things for comfort resulted in overweight bags at the airport and an overwhelmed soul. I didn't even want...

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