3 Self Care Hacks you HAVE to add to your life

Where is self care on your to do list?How many of us can say that we are not a priority to ourselves? Do you attempt to carve out time for yourself based on what is left at the end of the day? And then we wonder why we're ragged, stress out, and ineffective with our time. There's a reason why the flight attendants tell you to put your...

Fall is my favorite time of year again

When the weather changes, my joints take noteWho else can relate to that? I have always loved Fall -- the smell & crunch of drying leaves. That first night when someone in the neighborhood has a fire going. Sweaters. Hot cider. Pumpkins. But after RA, the weather change and my joints were not friends. I became that person who was always bundled up and pulled out the scarves and gloves when it was still 60 degrees outside. LOL! I know I'm not alone, because I hear about it from many of my Warrior friends - a large percentage of us just can't handle cold weather. A 1999 pain study said that, “rheumatoid arthritis patients show weather sensitivity in daily life, but the relationship is not clinically significant...

Hasselback Pork Tenderloin? Yes, YUM!

Ever feel like you are in a recipe rut? Hasselback Pork anyone?For awhile I was doing a great job of researching new recipes. When we made the switch to a mostly paleo diet, I had to learn a new way of cooking and planning. Now that we've eaten that way for awhile, I got lazy. With the change in temperature now however, I'm a bit more motivated to look up some new recipes. When I saw this Hasselback Pork Tenderloin recipe from 12 Tomatoes (image above from their site), I knew I needed to try it. I had to make a few adaptations, but it was amazing. And I used my oils too! Fall is my favorite time of year. Crisp apples, crunchy leaves, beautiful colors, and crockpot mea...

Do you need digestive enzymes?

Are Digestive Enzymes affecting your immune system?Well, more accurately, are the LACK of digestive enzymes affecting your immune system? I'm actually researching this for myself right now -- but what I'm finding is so interesting and helpful, that I can't help but share with you all. Many of you probably already know this, as it's been out there more and more lately, your immune system begins in your gut. Those of us dealing with auto-immune issues need to take a close look at our digestive system - and our enzyme situation. So what do ...

I'm ready to try some oils -- but where to begin?

"I don't know where to begin. I'm looking at essential oils for RA but it's kinda confusing."I hear that all the time. And changing to a natural lifestyle can be overwhelming in the beginning. How about a handy check list of the basics I think will help you develop a great wellness routine? When I started using essential oils for RA, I was figuring it out as I went along. I want to take the stress and guess work out of it, so I've put together m...

Sleep Secrets for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sleep is a hot commodity for us RA Warriors.Pain, discomfort, meds, night sweats, depression, stress, and a number of other things can make getting a solid night's sleep feel nearly impossible. And get this - "A person’s immune system may attack cells involved in sleep processes. Researchers recently determined that narcolepsy, a condition in which people fall asleep suddenly and without intention, is an autoimmune disorder. Narcolepsy is caused by the destruction of cells in ...