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Depression: Coping With Medication Side Effects - The Blurt Foundation

Medication can be a helpful tool in managing depression. The medication – or medications – our doctor prescribes us will vary from person to person. …

Wellness

The Truth About Taking Medications When You Have an Autoimmune Disease

Everyone has gotten sick in their lifetime. I’m not just talking about the sniffles or a touch of the flu here. I’m talking the knock-down, drag-out …

Fibro warrior develops exercise program just for us!

<i>This article about Autoimmune Strong was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the</i> …

Chronic Pain

10 strategies to try when you're sick of being sick

After sixteen years of chronic illness and even after writing a book titled How to Be Sick, I still can feel sick of being sick. (When I use the word …

Health Care

11 Visible Signs That Provide Evidence of an 'Invisible' Illness

<i>*Notice Before Proceeding: Images of blood, needles and flesh. Don’t worry, not that gruesome.</i><p>Chronic illnesses are frustrating because they’re …

10 Essential Oil Scents to Help Improve Your Daily Life

It's easy to get addicted to essential oils: they're wonderful for diffusing lovely scents into our homes and a sense of calm within our lives. But …

Alternative Medicine

10 Keto Recipes That Are Full of Fat (and That's a Good Thing)

First it was gluten-free, then it was Paleo, and now it's all about that keto life. Haven't heard of it yet? We're still getting our feet wet when it comes to this trendy way of eating, so we asked Mark Sisson, keto and health expert behind Mark's Daily Apple, bestselling author of <i>The Primal</i> …

Nutrition

‘Weekend’ migraine

‘Weekend’ migraines are from ‘stress letdown’. So you are stressed all week. Normal daily stress, positive stress and negative. The weekend comes and …

Pain

What If Anxiety or Depression is Masking a More Urgent Problem?

You may have noticed a recent uptick of articles simultaneously discussing anxiety and depression. There’s physiological precedence for this: the …

Anxiety

Vet With Chronic Pain Denied Access to his Congressman

by Ed Coghlan<p>A veteran with chronic pain wants to talk to his Congressman—and another attempt to do that on Monday failed.<p>Robert Rose is a 51-year …

Pain

You Could Have 48 Hours to Avoid Lyme Disease After a Tick Bites You

Along with hot and sunny weather, summer also brings out a few tiny pests that can ruin the season.<p>As more people venture outdoors and into the …

Disease

Stand Up For Affordable Insulin

<b>Insulin isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity to preserve life and health. Yet the cost of insulin is increasing at an alarming rate. It’s time for</b> …

Diabetes

5 Brain Training Techniques to Cultivate Your Creative Genius

Brain science reveals creativity is just as much a skill you can develop as it is a gift to be thankful for.<p>The ingenious inventor, the savvy entrepreneur, the innovative scientist, the imaginative writer… No matter what our field or area of expertise, we all seek to be more creative and …

Creativity

Stop Spending A Fortune On Expensive Nut Butters And Make It At Home With These Easy Recipes

So easy and delicious!<p>Posted on May 18, 2017, 17:01 GMT<p>Homemade Nut Butters 4 Ways<p>Each recipe makes 16 ounces<p>Honey Peanut Butter<p>INGREDIENTS<p>3 cups roasted unsalted peanuts<p>2-3 tablespoons honey<p>Salt, to taste<p>2-3 tablespoons canola oil<p>Food processor<p>PREPARATION<p>1. In a food processor, blend peanuts. …

7 Foods That Will Keep Your Heart Healthy

One of the major diseases that cause a death of both women and men is heart disease. There are actually certain foods to stay away from in order not …

Healthy Eating

When impossible pain is, in fact, possible

I had my first outpatient surgical procedure when I was still in high school and needed a plantar wart removed from the sole of my foot. As the …

Pain

5 Steps for a Quick Financial Health Check

We drag ourselves out of bed at the crack of dawn to squeeze in a workout, even though we don’t always feel like being morning people. We try mysterious new drinks like golden milk even when we find them intimidating, simply because they promise health benefits. We take care of our bodies, even …

Brit + Co

15 Inspirational Quotes to Unlock Your Imagination

If you’ve ever wished things could be different, you’re not alone. Every great innovator had a desire to create something new and wonderful―and with …

Motivation

Multiple sclerosis: Antioxidant may slow disease progression

<i>Researchers found that lipoic acid reduced whole brain atrophy in patients with SPMS.</i><p>New research offers hope for patients with multiple sclerosis, …

Medicine

I Had No Idea Going Off My Anti-Anxiety Meds Would Make Me So Angry

I was 17 when psychiatrist first prescribed me Prozac for anxiety. I'd been struggling with an eating disorder for two years and wasn't making much progress. After seven more months without any improvement, I ended up at a residential eating disorder treatment center, where another psychiatrist …

Depression

4 Ways to Get Your Mind Off Yourself and Replace Worry with Joy

<b>“The only way to be truly happy is to get your mind off yourself and help somebody else.” ~Joyce Meyer</b><p>A couple of years ago, I was dealing with two …

Happiness

8 Health Issues You Had No Idea Transgender and Gender-Diverse People Are Dealing With

​“There’s not enough education around transgender health for healthcare providers."<p>At the age of 24, I began a slow social transition to becoming a woman. When I was 26, I began my medical transition. Now, at 28, I realize just how much cisgender people (i.e., those who identify with the gender …

LGBTQ

Recipe: Chilled Lemon-Dill Cucumber Noodles

Chilled Lemon-Dill Cucumber Noodles<p>Serves 3 to 4 as a side dish<p>1 pound English cucumbers (about 2), peeled if desired <br>3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, …

Recipes

Exactly What To Do If Your Weight Is Constantly Fluctuating

Shut the cycle down.<p><b>Q: "My weight always fluctuates—I'm either hungry (from an unsustainable diet) or heavy (eating normally, I pack on pounds). How can I find stability?"</b><p><b>Keri Glassman, R.D., founder of NutritiousLife.com:</b> Think about improving your <i>diet</i> (as a noun) over the long-term, not <i>dieting</i> …

Weight Loss

Haagen Dazs is launching dairy-free ice cream—for the first time ever

Living a dairy-free life isn’t easy. Cheese is already off the table—literally. And the siren song of Mr. Softie is more like torture than a sweet …

Dessert

Five Small Steps For Improving Your Self Esteem

"<p>Your self-esteem is a delicate creature. It can be damaged by many things - a break up of a relationship, a change in life or work circumstances - any dent in your sense of identity can leave you feeling less yourself and cause you to suffer a loss of self confidence.<p>Some people are naturally more …

Self-esteem

The easy way I save 30 percent of my income each month

When I moved to New York City two years ago on an intern's salary, my priority was staying afloat: making sure more money was coming in than going …

Personal Finance

How to Stop Feeling Inadequate and Embrace Your Imperfect Self

<b>“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~Anna Quindlen</b><p>As I …

The Only 4 Items You Need To Give Yourself A Facial At Home

Time for a spa day.<p>For skin woes, a much-needed refresh, or just to relax after a long workweek, sometimes you get the urge to splurge on a facial. But hold on to your moisturizers, spa lovers. Treating yourself doesn’t have to be a once-in-a-blue-moon event. Beauty products are popping up left and …

Skin Care