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Chronically Jill Nordic Skiing

Finding Freedom on the Nordic Track

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day is about compassion, freedom, kindness, and love not only to others, but to yourself as well. Today in Mount Hood, on the Teacup Lake Nordic Ski course, I was able to say hello to my personal freedom and show myself the absolute love I deserve by enjoying something I […]

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Low FODMAP Diet Reaction

Why I Went on the Low FODMAP Diet

In August my gastroenterologist decided to try a more holistic approach to treating what he said was severe irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. At this point I was weaning off chemotherapy with the concern that the Methotrexate was doing more harm than good. My rheumatologist had referred me to a specialist because while the chemo […]

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Low FODMAP Diet Grocery List

On my Instagram, I receive a lot of questions about the Low FODMAP Diet for my autoimmune disease and IBS. I always tell my followers the importance of only doing this diet if it is prescribed by a doctor. Why? Because it’s dangerous. If you’ve consulted with your doctor and they allow you to proceed, […]

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How To Increase Dexterity to Relieve Arthritis Pain

  Last night in Oregon, we received our first rainfall of Autumn, which meant a constant reminder that I have Arthritis. Since we have the awful forest fires going, this rain was a blessing. The ashes have calmed down in the air quite a bit. It wasn’t until I was driving home from a Taco […]

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Healthy Ramen Noodles on Autoimmune Cheat Day

Autoimmune Diet Cheat Meal: Adult Ramen Noodles

Have you ever seen someone on social media post about how excited they were for “cheat day”? Usually donuts, pizza, french fries, or other unhealthy items are piled onto their plate as a reward for sticking to their extreme diet for the entire rest of the week. A fair majority of athletes or dieters have […]

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A Low Impact Sport for Arthritis

Swimming has been a popular activity since 4000 BC. Some of our most cherished written documents, such as the Bible, and rich stories, such as the Iliad, have featured swimming throughout their text. Cave drawings of specific strokes have been found and Roman’s elaborate bath houses have been noted. Romans used their bath houses for […]

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Krill Oil Supplement Study Evaluation

The research of Collogen-Induced Arthritis (CIA) into rodents with controlled krill and fish oils was conducted to find less harmful medicinal approaches to treating chronic diseases such as degenerative joint disease and rheumatoid arthritis in human patients. CIA and RA are similar in the sense that they have an autoimmune Th1 environment (2). There are […]

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