A quick scroll through your social media feed and you’re destined to stumble upon some influencer discussing why self-care matters. The majority of these posts have one thing in common. That is the fact that the person is usually soaking in a jacuzzi tub in a gorgeous locale while covered in a face mask. My problem with this depiction of self-care is that it promotes the idea that self-care is all about pampering, and luxury. That if you want to properly take care of yourself you must schedule a vacation to Bali with 5 of your best friends drink green smoothies, spend all day in the spa and sip champagne. While that does sound like a nice little getaway self-care is so much more than this. Continue reading “5 Killer Ways to Implement Self-Care for Chronic Illness Warriors”
The reigning theme of minimalism is the belief that less is more. Our culture has done a pretty good job of selling the idea of maximalism and that more is always better. This is why many who want to reframe their approach to this excessive lifestyle have transitioned to minimalism. While minimalism mainly focuses on “things” or “possessions” you can also extend this minimalist approach to your health and nutrition. Focusing on what the majority of your diet is comprised of and questioning how that is working out for you health-wise. I believe experimenting with a minimalist approach to your diet can improve the aging process, decrease the risk of chronic disease and improve quality of life. Here’s why. Continue reading “How Minimalism Can Improve Your Health”
Sometimes going to the gym can be a bit boring and limiting. You can easily find yourself getting stuck performing the same exercises and not feeling inspired or committed to your workouts. And if you find yourself juggling a super busy and jam-packed schedule it can feel impossible to even make it to the gym. This is why I love at home workouts. You can squeeze out a quick at home workout in no time with just a few supplies and will still be able to accomplish your health and wellness goals. Today’s workout is going to help you do just that. Continue reading “Workout From Home! 15 Minute Upper Body Workout Circuit”
Ovulation plays a major role in the conception process. The process of ovulation occurs a mature egg being released from the ovary and fertilized within twelve to twenty-four hours. It will travel down the fallopian tube where it will wait for the sperm to implant and fertilize. In cases of infertility, there are hormonal issues and imbalances that can disrupt the natural ovulation cycle and cause ovulation dysfunction.
Getting Romantic With A Chronic Illness
Balancing romance with a chronic illness is not always easy. Flare-ups, chronic pain, and low-energy can impact your day to day activities. Combine these with your love life and it can definitely become a romance killer. Finding a balance between romance and self-care is the goal. Choosing laid back activities that can be enjoyed from your home and don’t require too much effort could be the perfect fix. You get to conserve energy while spending time with your loved one. Here are 5 simple ideas for low-key Valentine’s Day dates that could be the perfect fit for you and your significant other. Continue reading “5 Tips for Celebrating Valentine’s Day With A Chronic Illness”
Unidentifiable Fertility Struggles.
Infertility is a confusing and painful process in and of itself. Dealing with a diagnosis of unexplained infertility can leave you with more questions than answers. Not to mention the angst and frustration that can accompany this particular medical diagnosis. Yet, many couples find that there is no identifiable cause or reason that can be found that can explain their inability to conceive. Navigating this diagnosis and finding what next steps you should take can be tricky. There are some guidelines and options you can follow that you may lead to providing clarity. Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Unexplained Infertility”
IBS And Exercise
It may be the absolute last thing that you want to do, but sticking to a regular exercise regimen can help you better manage your IBS symptoms. Not only does exercise help you manage your weight, decrease stress, and improve your mental outlook. It can also improve how the digestive system functions while simultaneously decreasing your IBS symptoms. Since there are different variations of IBS there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to fitness. There are specific guidelines that should be followed depending on your unique IBS symptoms. Continue reading “Managing IBS Symptoms With Exercise”
Endometriosis can be a painful condition that interferes with a person’s ability to perform their daily activities. If you have endometriosis you know exactly what I mean. From chronic pelvic pain, digestive issues, painful periods, low back pain, and inflammation. Managing endometriosis symptoms can be a struggle. Symptoms can range from mild, to moderate to severe and vary from person to person. Some prefer or need medication to help them achieve relief from their symptoms. While others seek natural, alternative methods for symptom management and pain relief. The endo-elimination diet is one of those methods that can help by focusing on the role that nutrition plays in symptom management. Let’s talk more about what the endo-elimination diet is and if this is something that is right for you to manage your endometriosis symptoms. Continue reading “Is the Endo-Elimination Diet Right For You?”
Endometriosis is a complicated condition that has a variety of side effects. In addition to the signs and symptoms that are experienced with endometriosis, many sufferers also find there are underlying conditions that they have to contend with. One such underlying condition is struggling with infertility. Today I want to share more about how endometriosis can affect fertility and what can be done to increase your fertility odds. Continue reading “The Effects of Endometriosis on Infertility”
Holistic has become a buzz-worthy and trending word. Everything is holistic. From cosmetics, food, homes, cleaning products, facials, and now fitness. Before you roll your eyes and count me as another one of those people that hop on a trend because it’s cool or hip allow me an opportunity to redeem myself. I want to show you how and why creating a holistic approach to your fitness is integral to your overall health and well-being.