Wall Push Ups

Wall Push Ups are a good way to build upper body strength fast and are a big part of what keeps my right shoulder from popping out of place every time I wash myself or roll over in bed. I also believe wall push-ups, along with one other exercise, keep my costochondritis and rib subluxations … Continue reading Wall Push Ups

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Are Most Spoonies Suffering from MCAD?

Are Mast Cell Activation Disorders (MCAD) being missed and heavily under-diagnosed in a large portion of patients with chronic illness? Could these easily misunderstood conditions be the cause of the rapid fluctuations in your health? Do you start out having a great day, only to have your energy levels plummet within hours or moments of … Continue reading Are Most Spoonies Suffering from MCAD?

#tubieweek – What Is A Tubie?

This is another excellent post submitted on Toot Your Horn Tuesday that I didn't want the community to miss. With gastroparesis and other GI problems rampant in EDS, HSD and other collagen and connective tissue disorders, I wanted to share this great resource on what tubefeeding is and involves. She highlights many of the benefits … Continue reading #tubieweek – What Is A Tubie?

Melt in Your Mouth Meatballs

This old recipe has gone through a few reincarnations, including the use of my own homemade Italian sausage to eliminate the use of high FODMAP ingredients (mainly garlic and onion). Try as I might, I just can't seem to make Italian fit my low histamine diet requirements, but this does work well for IBS, Gastroparesis … Continue reading Melt in Your Mouth Meatballs

The Year I Wanted to Die

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day. I’m not going to pretend that I have all the answers or that I can provide some sort of step by step guide of what you should do if you’re feeling suicidal. There are a million of those out there and I don’t know how useful they are, to be … Continue reading The Year I Wanted to Die