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Category: Autoimmune

calendula salve
Autoimmune

Calendula Salve

Amp up your all-purpose salve with Calendula I’ve made basic salves for years – you just need a couple of different oils/fats, some beeswax, a few essentials oils, and violá, salve. But I have started experimenting with using different herb infused oils to add some extra fire power to my salves. We use salves for Read More

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dry brushing
Autoimmune

Dry Brushing: will it help my autoimmune issues?

Dry Brushing – can it make a difference? Most of us grew up with a bar of soap and a washcloth for washing up. But did you know there is actually a better way to cleanse and nourish our skin not only for appearance but for our overall health and wellness too? Dry brushing is Read More

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joint and muscle stiffness
Autoimmune

Bumps, Bruises, Joint and Muscle Stiffness, OH MY

Joint and muscle stiffness seems to follow me So I started Rituxan last week. I do a lot to manage my health naturally, but my RA is severe enough that I need more. I can’t even imagine what things would be like without diet/oils/supplements/exercise – it definitely takes a balance of many different things to Read More

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winter blahs
Autoimmune

Beating the Winter Blahs

The winter blahs. Admit it, even you are one of those rare winter-loving spoonies, you’ve been hit by the winter blahs at one time or another. It ca effect our energy, focus and mood and put our hormone levels all out of balance. Dealing with RA is enough – I don’t need the winter months Read More

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nutrion and immune system
Autoimmune

Nutrition and our immune system

Does our nutrition really matter? There is so much sickness going around these days. And for those of us with chronic illnesses, it can be difficult to navigate the best ways for us to take care of ourselves.  Our immune systems need balancing, not boosting. I know I don’t want to be hit with any Read More

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elderberry syrup and essential oils
Autoimmune

Elderberry Syrup and Essential Oils for a Healthy Winter

Elderberry Syrup is all the rage these days Believe it or not, there are recipes for elderberry-based medications dating as far back as Ancient Egypt. Some Ancient Egyptians even had the tincture buried with them. Historians, however, generally trace the tradition of the elderberry’s healing power back to Hippocrates, the ancient Greek known as the Read More

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energy bite recipes
Autoimmune

Boost Energy with these quick energy bites

Looking for an energy boost? Try these energy bite recipes Eliminating processed foods from our diets is a critical part of any spoonie’s wellness plan. Artificial colors and flavorings along with overly processed foods like sugar and corn syrup are inflammatory in nature and add stress into our already stressed system. But admittedly there are times Read More

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Autoimmune

Essential Spotlight: Pink Pepper oil for cellular health

Pink Pepper: It looks like Pepper – but is it? I’ve been enjoying learning about this new oil that doTERRA released in September.  And get this – while it looks like a peppercorn, it’s actually more closely related to the cashew than to black pepper. Pink Pepper’s aroma is intense and fresh, sweet-spicy with just a Read More

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can air fresheners effect chronic illness
Autoimmune

Air Fresheners and Chronic Illness

Here’s a couple things about air fresheners you should know if you have a Chronic Illness. We all want our homes smelling fresh and clean, and no matter what scent you want, you can find it in an air freshener! Especially this time of year crisp apple, pumpkin spice, or relaxing autumn all sound wonderful. Read More

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