May 16, 2015

More Great Holistic Healing Books

The Autoimmune Solution: Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum od Inflammatory Symptoms and Diseases by Amy Myers MD

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause by Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP with Marta Nowosadzka MD

The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments: Defeat Lyme Disease with the Best of Conventional and Alternative Medicine by Bryan Rosner

Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue: How to Restore Hormonal Balance and Feel Renewed, Energized and Stress Free by Kathryn R. Simpson MS

The Adrenal Reset Diet by Alan Christianson NMD

March 29, 2015

Inflammatory foods

Photo by Carly Kaste

Elimination diets can be sooo helpful to find the foods that are causing inflammation and thereby causing you pain in your joints, headaches, muscle aches, sinus pain, etc They're not the same for everyone, but for folks with joint issues/ diseases there are some  foods that are much more common offenders.

Watch the gluten, wheat ,barley, rye, and even oats (even gluten free oats) dairy and eggs of course...

But when people eliminate the wheat, eggs and dairy...many add in corn, white potato, gluten free grains /oats (broken down to sugars), and sugar ...these can also cause inflammation.

Some foods that cause pain, in many with joint problems, are beef (not sure if grass fed beef would be less inflammatory- seems to be a plausible theory), tomatoes (and other nightshades- eggplant, white potato, bell peppers etc),  bananas, and peanut butter.

When you do an elimination diet, pay special attention to these foods if and when you add them back in.

March 17, 2015

Come Visit Lupus Hope on FaceBook

Click the link below to be brought to Lupus Hope on FaceBook. Much more health and healing information there as well!

February 26, 2015

Research for Yourself With These Great Holistic Books

See lots more book titles by clicking the link below!

and more

My Favorite Health Sites and Doctors

I will add to this post..this is a preliminary

Stephen Sinatra MD----  Holistic Cardiologist

Natural Mentor

Andrew Weil MD

Gerson Institute

Hippocrates Health Institute

Doctor Oz MD

Tapping Solution

Fred Pescatore MD

Dr. Joseph Mercola MD


Mike Adams

Brenda Watson

David Wolfe

Dr. Becker MD

Woman to Woman

Mark Hyman MD

Christine Gizoni

Doctor Doni

Steve Nenninger

Peter Osborne

Gluten Free Society

Kevin Gianni

Matt Monarch

Donna Gates Body Ecology

Ron Teeguarden


Dr. Daneil Amen MD and Tana Amen

Robyn Openshaw

Kushi Institute

Truth Calkins

Christina Pirello

healing lupus Stacey Becker

Daniel Vitalis

February 7, 2015

Natural Mentor is a great site!

I signed up to get emails/blog posts from these folks. They seem to have some terrific information. Check them out!

January 16, 2015

Tana Amen's Blog

Tana Amen is a nurse and wife of Dr. Daniel Amen. She has important info to share on eating healthy caused by her own extreme health challenges in the past. She says gluten free is the way to be for EVERYONE!

November 21, 2014

Visit me on FaceBook

I post articles much more on FaceBook lately.

 Lots of issues lately. Was inches away from a divorce, Still in relationship limbo. Lupus (or something) acting up plus to add insult to injury have the nastiest head cold EVER!!! Need to find a new doctor and make an appointment (my doctor retired last year)

September 10, 2014

Scanner That Tells Your Anti-Oxidant Levels by "Reading" Your Skin

Had this anti-oxidant scan done this past weekend at a festival. I got 66,000! I'm proud! I eat lots of veggies and fruits and nuts. And I take supplements recommended by a holistic doctor. Yay! I have lots of anti-oxidants! They have a cool video in the link below, from the Dr. Oz show explaining the scanner and the audiences results. Please click the link below and scroll down to watch the Dr. Oz video

September 6, 2014

42 Things You Should Know About Gluten Sensitivity from the Gluten Free Society

Found this list of 42 Things... on Face Book. An outrageously informative list with links to learn more please click below! And forward to your friends with health issues.Any health issues!

July 20, 2014

Chronic Illness and Marriage from Focus on the Family

A really great article on chronic illness and marriage. I saw a statistic that 75% of marriages fail, when one partner is diagnosed with a chronic disease. Life changes when one is diagnosed and some parts of marriage life must be mourned. Also one of the "best" ways to cause your relationship to fail is to "bother" the chronically ill spouse saying things like "Why don't you do more/work more.? Are you REALLY sick? Please read the article below.

July 15, 2014

Top Ten Reasons Why I Should Get To Eat Whatever I Want

This is my hardest thing to get across to folks. Why do people want to eat things that don't agree with them...or they don't even want to admit or even try to find out what is "stressing" their bodies and making/keeping them ill. They just want to eat what THEY want to eat!

 Part 2 should also be changing the rest of your lifestyle...not ONLY what you eat....

June 27, 2014

Not just Me Feeling Better....Another Testimony

Another person helped by changing their diet. Elimination Diet from Mark Hyman MD. Why not give it a try? Read any of Mark Hyman's books for more info. Free if you get them at your local library (and they even come on CD so you can listen in bed/in the car etc)

May 27, 2014

A List of Holistic Practitioners

The following  holistic doctors and nutritionists, and combinations thereof, that practice nutrition and lifestyle changes and use little to no pharmaceutical drugs or surgery to treat illness. I have now attached their websites. Please take a look!

***I am getting a preliminary copy up for now and I will add practitioners and practitioner information as I go along.***

Mark Hyman MD UltraWellness  Massachusetts (has associates that practice at his healing center - he has a very limited practice personally)

Sherry Rogers MD Upstate New York (doesn't see patients any longer but does phone consults on Cardio Ion results)

Steve Nenninger ND (Naturopathic Doctor) Port Jefferson NY, other locations as well?

Donielle Wilson ND (Naturopathic Doctor) Port Jefferson NY, also CT, Manhattan NY

Fred Pescatore MD Manhattan NY

Christine Gizoni (Chiropractor/Nutritionist) Sayville NY

Joel Fuhrman MD New Jersey

Peter Osborne (Chiropractor/Nutritionist) Sugar Land TX

Joseph Mercola MD Illinois

Brenda Watson CNC  (nutrition) 

John LaPuma MD  Santa Barbara CA

Neal Barnard MD  Washington DC

John McDougall MD  Santa Rosa CA

Gabriel Cousins MD Patagonia AZ

Dr. Brian Clement - Hippocrates Health Institute  West Palm Beach, FL

Chris Reading MD(regret to say he passed away- but still research his works!)

May 17, 2014

How to Achieve Happiness (and Happiness Creates Health)

Hope this picture makes you smile!
Chronic stress can create chronic disease.

Happiness can create health. Your immune system works better. Your brain and your body work in harmony and everything is right with the world. Give me a second here and just indulge this thought. I had a fiancé years ago that wouldn't let things get him down. He "practiced" being happy no matter what the situation was. It's easier to be happy when you had a little tiff with a loved one than if you got the news that you have cancer. But YES in BOTH situations you can practice being happy. It is a learned art. Now, if you have someone in your life that chronically makes you feel bad DUMP THEM!

I am a dog trainer and I can tell you that if you pretend to be confident (body language/breathing etc) even if you are scared of a dog they will respond to you as you are the leader.

You can learn to have the body language and "pretend" to be happy and you will actually BECOME happier.

Watch comedies, watch comedians, hang with folks in your life that make you smile/laugh. Read joke books. Do exercise you REALLY like. Do hobbies/activities that you really like. Breathe.

For more information articles click on the links below

May 13, 2014

Mark Hyman MD's Emergency Food Pack (Gluten Free/Dairy Free)

If you're on a gluten free/dairy free diet and/or a gluten free/ vegan diet you should bring food with you in case you're starving and all that might be available is a fast food joint or some other poor choice.  Dr. Hyman is not vegan or egg free, so adjust below to watch the video.

Mason jars are also great for transporting foods, if you will eat foods relatively soon, you can also bring things like  green salads /bean salads with a small mason jar of dressing on the side, green smoothies etc. Yes, it takes planning and effort but your health is worth it!

May 9, 2014

Sunshine and Lupus Don't Mix...Wish I Understood Why...

In the middle of the day I do my "Michael Jackson" impression (as my kids call it)
I am not and never was a sun worshipper. That being said there are only 2 times of the year that I REALLY want to lounge in the sun for a bit. Spring (now) and fall/autumn. Remember though it's still chilly, the sun is extremely strong in the spring and fall.

If you have Lupus the sun is one of those things that is said to be a "no no".

For me I can get cutaneous Lupus sores and I generally feel like death (super tired) when I leave my "time in the sun".

This is one of those mysteries I wish someone could explain. Most people go in the sun and benefit from it by getting their daily dose (or at least part of it) of Vitamin D3.

If you choose to use sunscreen, make sure it has good ingredients.

You can also choose to use clothes/umbrella/shade.

Don't go out in mid day when the sun is very strong 10:00am-2 or 3:00 pm . Do gardening in the early evening when the sun is least strong.

Watch out for fluorescent lights indoors too. They can cause problems for folks with Lupus as well. Enjoy the following article. Click below.