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honey and flax seed smoothie Smoothies 

Honey and Flax Seed Smoothie

If you have been following my blog, you probably are aware that I am trying to find ways to use my most recent birthday gift from my husband, my Ninja Duo. I am also trying [really hard lol] to find ways to eat healthier.  I know that the things I am putting into my body are having a direct effect on the way I feel.  I have never been one to be able to stick to any sort of diet and always end up falling back into old habits. This…

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lavender acai anti stress smoothie recipe Smoothies 

Lavender Acai Anti-Stress Smoothie

  I have decided to finally work on eating healthier…finally LOL.  I have always had a hard time sticking to diets and am looking to make subtle changes in order to better my health.  I hate to even have to admit to myself, let alone thousands of readers from around the world, but my eating habits suck. I know there is a direct correlation between the things I am putting inside my body and the way that my body feels.  Having an autoimmune disease like lupus causes excessive inflammation within…

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5 autoimmune bloggers you should follow Diet 

5 Autoimmune Food Bloggers You Should Follow

  Have you been searching for tips on learning to reset your eating habits with an autoimmune diet?  Nutrition plays a vital role in your body and can truly make a dramatic difference in how your body manages autoimmune symptoms. If you are like me, eating right has always been a struggle for me, even prior to my lupus diagnosis.  Over the last year, I have experimented with many recipes online from some amazing bloggers who focus on the AIP diet in their blogs. These autoimmune bloggers are heroes in…

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Power Yogurt Recipe Diet 

Power Pineapple Coconut Yogurt Recipe

For the New Year, I wanted to come up with a New Year’s resolution that I would be able to actually sustain past the first week of the year.  I decided instead of creating a very specific resolution, I would create a broad one that would help me enjoy each success.  I am really trying hard to be more conscious about the foods that I eat and how they may affect my lupus. I am interested in learning more about the AIP diet, but right now, it is just too…

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet Diet 

The Best Anti-Inflammatory Food

  Inflammation is a protective response by the body against the foreign agents and microorganisms. The body releases certain chemicals and cells that engulf the offending agent.  It heals the body from injuries and infections. The protective response elicited by the body through the WBCs and several chemicals in response to foreign particles is known as inflammation. The body is protected from damaging agents like bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms in this way.   For a person dealing with an autoimmune disease like lupus, reducing inflammation within the body is something…

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can green tea reduce inflammation in lupus Diet Health 

Can Green Tea Reduce Inflammation in Lupus?

So, Can Green Tea Reduce Inflammation in Lupus?   If you suffer from Lupus, then you know what it means to have chronic, widespread inflammation throughout your body.  One of the most important things we hear (or should be hearing) from our rheumatologists is the importance of reducing inflammation in the body.  When we have flares, this is our body reacting to the inflammation caused by our lupus.  Steroids are one of the most commonly prescribed medicines to reduce inflammation and symptoms in lupus patients.  Many lupus patients have a love…

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lupus diet plan review Diet 

“The Lupus Diet Plan” Review

    When it comes to finding a diet that can help manage your lupus symptoms, it is important to always discuss any new diet or exercise plans with your doctor.  Contrary to popular belief, there is not one set lupus diet that a lupus patient must follow.  There are many lupus diets out there and different people can have different results regarding each diet.  Always check with your rheumatologist when beginning a new lupus diet.  With that being said, there is a miracle book called, “The Lupus Diet Plan” and it…

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organic momma chia beverage review Diet 

Lupus Diet: Organic Mamma Chia Beverage Review

    Like many of you, I really like to find healthy drinks that are not only good for me, but that also taste good.  That becomes even harder when you have texture issues with food and drinks.  I have tried aloe drinks in the past that were just too slimy and too chunky for me to even attempt to drink.  I tried…but usually failed. When I first saw this gorgeous bottle of Organic Mamma Chia: Blackberry Hibiscus drink, I was not sure what to think.  I mean, it is…

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