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Category: Autoimmune

aromatouch diffused kit
Autoimmune

Let’s talk about Aromatouch Diffused

How many uses can I find for the Aromatouch Diffused Set? So you’re looking at essential oils, but you’re not really sure if they are right for you. I was in your shoes a few years ago.  And while with hindsight I can see that one of the larger starter sets would have saved me Read More

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Autoimmune

DIY Magnesium Spray Deodorant

Looking for a safer way to destink your pits? Many of of these days are  concerned about the ingredients in antiperspirants (Check out what TIME has to say about ingredients we should be concerned about) Well, I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be sweaty and stinky either. So what’s a girl Read More

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Autoimmune

Lesson I’ve learned from RA

Things RA has taught me:  Self Care does not mean a day at the spa If you’re a mom (or any other busy adult), I know you understand how often in life we shove what we need to the bottom of the list.  We’ve all done it – got the new shoes for the kiddo Read More

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Autoimmune

4 Tips for Surviving the Cold

It’s currently warmer in ALASKA than it is here in North Carolina. Something is definitely wrong with this picture. So I seem to have more swelling in the humidity of summer, but more joint pain in the cold of winter.  And……Baby.It’s.Cold.Outside. While I’d love to just curl up under my heated blanket and sleep until Read More

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Autoimmune

Spoonie’s Roadtrip Survival Guide

Do you relate to the TinMan from the Wizard of Oz?   Yeah, me too. Especially after a long car ride.  I know you know what I mean if you have an autoimmune issue. We are prepping for a 14 hour drive tomorrow (and then we’ll turn around and do it again on Sunday)  And Read More

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wheat and autoimmune issues
Autoimmune

What’s the big deal about eating a bagel anyway?

So I’ve talked to you all about cutting wheat from my diet, but why? I know it’s asking a big thing to completely turn how you eat upside down.  But would it be worth it if you felt better? Could you give up your bagels? Most of you have probably heard about celiac disease, an Read More

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magnesium butter
Autoimmune

Calming Magnesium Body Butter

 I did a little research on magnesium recently You may have read my DIY post for magnesium spray.  It was surprising to learn that many of us are deficient in magnesium. Dr. Amy Myers says, “Magnesium, which is important not only for immune function but also heart health, is a mineral most people are chronically low Read More

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Painsomnia – Tips to end the no sleep cycle

Painsomnia Spoonies everywhere know exactly what I’m talking about, right? Too miserable, too uncomfortable to fall asleep. Or stay asleep. I’ve spent many a night up binge watching tv shows (it’s when I became obsessed with Downton Abbey…) And then I’ve spent many a day in the fog and fatigue mode from not getting enough Read More

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Have we found a Silver Bullet for Spoonies?

One of the new doTERRA oils I’m the most excited about is Copaiba. It is versatile like Frankincense, and seems just as powerful.  I’m including it in my daily oil routine to help me have a solid foundation to build on, Copaiba essential oil, with its sweet, woodsy aroma, is a product of steam distilling Read More

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