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Health Guides

Alisha Bridges

Alisha Bridges, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Public Speaker

Medical and Natural Treatment Options for Psoriasis

After dealing with psoriasis for almost 20 years with no relief, I was almost willing to try anything to rid myself of the irritating disease.  I tried remedies such as supplements, or using certain bath oils, all with no relief. I remember trying to go gluten free which only lasted about 3 weeks, and was honestly one of... Read moreChevron

posted 12/01/2015, comments (0)|
John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

Author and Advocate

It's That Time of Year Again

Yikes! No sooner have I cleared away the Thanksgiving dishes than I see on my Facebook feed pictures of freshly decorated Christmas trees.


Is it that time of year, already?


As you know, the holiday season can be extremely stressful, especially for those of us with brains not built to handle heavy loads.... Read moreChevron

posted 11/30/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: The Holidays and the Future with RA


There’s so much pressure to be perfect this time of year. It’s important to find the perfect gift, host the perfect party, find the perfect tree (and decorate it... Read moreChevron

posted 11/25/2015, comments (0)|
Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

Mental Health Activist

Exposing Your Mental Illness in the Workplace

My schizophrenia diagnosis was disclosed via the employee newsletter. In 2004, I had won the NAMI-Staten Island Volunteer of the Year award for my "courageous accomplishments in improving the lives of people living with mental illnesses and their families." The editor published my honor in the Good for You section of the newsletter.  Read moreChevron

posted 10/28/2015, comments (0)|
Marcia Purse

Marcia Purse, Health Guide

I'm single, living alone, and currently coping not so well with my BP.

Feeding a Depressive Episode

I've talked before about having diabetes. Although type 2 diabetes does run in my family, I'm wholly convinced that the reason mine developed is that I gained SO much weight from psychiatric medications. I never had high blood pressure or high cholesterol before gaining this weight, and I never had blood sugar problems,... Read moreChevron