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lupus awareness jewelry Beauty Inspiration 

Lupus Awareness Jewelry

When it comes to spreading lupus awareness, nothing is more awesome than lupus awareness jewelry.  If you are looking for easy and chic ways to jazz up your lupus awareness, check out some of these amazing finds I found online.  Lupus awareness jewelry can range from lupus medical bracelets to lupus awareness earrings.  The possibilities really are endless if you are serious about helping to advocate for lupus. Lupus Medical Bracelet What better way to advocate for lupus, especially when you are a lupus warrior.  Having a lupus medical bracelet…

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lupus and high white blood cell count Health More 

Lupus and a High White Blood Cell Count

For the last 3 or so years, I have been experiencing lupus and a high white blood cell count.  Having a high white blood cell count and lupus is not something you hear about often.  In fact, one of the criteria for a lupus diagnosis is actually the opposite.  Over the last few years, my white blood count has ranged from 12k-24k. In early March of 2018, my rheumatologist ran some routine blood work.  It was noted that my white blood count was high again.  They decided it was time…

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epstein barr virus and autoimmune diseases Health More 

Epstein-Barr Virus and Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases are a set of complex body disorders with no clear pathological causes. Recently, many research studies have linked the Epstein Barr virus as a potential causative agent. Before understanding the link between the Epstein Barr virus and autoimmune diseases, let’s have a brief introduction about these two entities.   Autoimmune Diseases: An autoimmune disease is the one that causes the body’s immune system (that is meant to defend the body organs) to start attacking its own organs. The immune system is the defense force of body which protects…

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sleep and skin Guest Post Health 

The Relationship Between Sleep And Skin

Guest Post by Karim who is the founder of bedsisland.com and advocate of all things sleep related. If you are serious about your beauty you will need to take care of every detail that impacts it, and one important factor to how you look during the day is how well you sleep during the night. Quality sleep plays a major role for your beauty level and you need to take good care about it if you want to improve the way you look. Sleep is one of the most underestimated…

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how to sleep with anxiety Health More 

How to Sleep with Anxiety

Anxiety patients are increasing day by day as more awareness is being spread regarding the subject. It’s alright to have anxiety; there are ways to deal with it that will help you get rid of it. But the real problem starts when anxiety starts to affect your health. It usually begins with unhealthy sleeping patterns which further disrupt your eating habits. How to Improve Your Sleep and Manage Anxiety It’s important to take notice of one’s unhealthy sleeping routine when it starts and take immediate action before anxiety takes over…

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my life my story Guest Post Inspiration 

My Life, My Story

Guest Post from Ellie, a blogger at My Life, My Story,  who shares her own personal opinions and experiences of living as a visually impaired woman who identifies as part of the LGBT community and who suffers from a mental health condition. Hi folks, I’m Ellie, a lion maned, only just pushing 5′ Londoner who just so happens to have an incurable genetic condition called Occulourcutanious Albinism type 2, OCA2 for short. I also have the co-morbid conditions, poor depth perception (it’s always fun tripping up or downstairs or practically…

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through sickness and health More Parenting/Relationships Relationships 

Through Sickness & Health: A Letter to my Love

My Love, Oh, how the times have changed over the years. I’m sure you ask anyone who knew us 14 years ago and they would tell you how wild, crazy, and free we were. That we had a passion that both of us didn’t understand. We had a soul connection that wouldn’t break, a fire that couldn’t be dampered. But, those are all the things that haven’t changed over the years. After celebrating our recent anniversary, I have taken time to really look back on our life. It’s been 4…

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turmeric beauty products Beauty 

10 Must Have Turmeric Beauty Products

If you have been following my blog for a while, you probably know that I am obsessed with turmeric.  I love finding ways to cook with turmeric, face creams with turmeric, and even face masks with turmeric.  Now, I have researched some amazing turmeric beauty products that I can not wait to try. What is Turmeric? Turmeric is a brightly colored yellow spice that is used in a wide variety of dishes around the world.  Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.  I have used turmeric…

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work stress lupus Guest Post Health More 

Work Stress: The Silent Killer And The Self-Solution

Guest Post from Matthew Adams of MatthewAdams.com.  Matt Adams is a Work Stress and Work Anxiety Expert, Health-Hacker, Keynote Speaker, Stress Management Trainer and Consultant. Work stress is one of the most debilitating mental health conditions in the modern world. If you’ve ever dealt with work related stress, even for a short period, you know how it can disrupt not just your work, but also your overall health and personal life. But is a large workload really the cause? And more importantly, how can you overcome stress? As a result of my own…

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parenting with a chronic illness Guest Post Parenting 

Parenting with a Chronic Illness

Guest Post from Maly O’Grady of The Rheuma Mill, an inspiring single mother of 3 and rheumatoid arthritis warrior and patient advocate.  Read her story and tips on parenting with a chronic illness below. Parenting is hard is it not? It is exhausting, challenging, stressful and frustrating. I could use the same words to describe chronic illness. If that’s the case, parenting with a chronic illness is double the exhaustion, double the challenge, double the stress and makes life twice as frustrating. UUURRRGGGHHHH!!!! But let’s take it back a bit,…

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