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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Taking Care of Yourself with RA

We are having yet another “interesting” winter. In my neck of the woods (Toronto, Canada), it has been 37 days since the temperatures were above freezing. That’s a really long time of being cold without a break. Much of the rest of North America has also been seeing some extremely wintry weather, Boston being one of the... Read moreChevron

posted 02/26/2015, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

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I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Eating Certain Foods Can Be a Trigger for Hunger

Foods That Make Us More Hungry

If you are trying to lose weight you probably will do at least some research and come up with a list of things you need to do, and a list of things you shouldn't do. Even if trying to maintain an already healthy... Read moreChevron

posted 02/26/2015, comments (0)|
Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders

Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders, Health Guide

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Under Minding Our Elders, Carol is an author, blogger and columnist on aging and caregiving support.

Aromatherapy Safe and Effective for People With Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease can’t be cured. There are medications that help slow the development of symptoms for some people, but the type of care that seems to help most people with Alzheimer’s is Read moreChevron

posted 02/26/2015, comments (0)|
Marianna Paulson

Marianna Paulson, Health Guide

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Marianna has been living with rheumatoid arthritis for 35 years. RA has taught her to be flexible, even when her joints were not.

10 RA Cleaning Tips

When you have RA, you need some tricks to help you chase away the dirt devils, dust bunnies, and clutter critters that regularly hold meetings in your home.

 

Unfortunately, your ability, energy, or mobility is not infinite, so it pays to have a cleaning plan, regardless of which one of these... Read moreChevron

posted 02/24/2015, comments (0)|
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Random Acts Of Kindness: Bringing Hope To Others

Did you know that there is a Random Act Of Kindness website?   The site I found lists different types of ways to brighten the day of others, whether they be friends or strangers.

 

One of the suggestions is to say something nice to... Read moreChevron

posted 02/24/2015, comments (0)|

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