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Why Movement IS Important EVEN When You Have a Chronic Illness

In case you didn't know, I have a degree in Exercise Science and I've been a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine for 7 years now. I have speciality certifications in kettle bells and TRX. I don't often talk about the fitness side of things because, well, let's face it, food… Continue reading Why Movement IS Important EVEN When You Have a Chronic Illness

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Why I DON’T Eat Bone Broth to Heal my Gut

I don't eat bone broth, fermented foods, collagen, or take glutamine or folate/5-MTHF supplements. WHAT?! Many of you may be surprised given that bone broth, fermented foods, and glutamine are very popular in both the gut healing arena and chronic illness world. Folate (or 5-MTHF, methylfolate supplement) has also been hyped up a lot recently… Continue reading Why I DON’T Eat Bone Broth to Heal my Gut

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Guest Post: Managing Graduate School with a Chronic Illness

A couple of weeks ago I read an article on Thought Catalog written by a girl named Dani. She also has Chronic Lyme disease. We connected on Instagram (@dani_fusaro) and I discovered she was just finishing up her doctorate in physical therapy... just as I'm about to start mine this fall. Of course, I had… Continue reading Guest Post: Managing Graduate School with a Chronic Illness

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Toxin-Free Mattress Review: Tuft & Needle

Last fall I was in need of a new mattress. A new non-toxic one. But it also needed to be affordable because well, Lyme costs a lot of money! So I needed an affordable, new, non-toxic mattress. I did a lot of research and there are some great non-toxic and organic mattresses out there... but… Continue reading Toxin-Free Mattress Review: Tuft & Needle

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Valentine’s Day Beet Fudge (AIP/Vegan)

Here's a healthy alternative to the usual chocolate and sweets overload that many of us experience on Valentine's Day. Whether you spending it stag, with friends, or with a significant other, this is an easy and and tummy-friendly recipe! The recipe calls for a secret ingredient- beets! What, vegetables in my dessert?! Yes! Beets are… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Beet Fudge (AIP/Vegan)