Got Anxiety? Looking on the Bright Side May Help (No, Really)
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Got Anxiety? Looking on the Bright Side May Help (No, Really)

Looking for something good in a bad situation can actually be effective in reducing anxiety. And the less money you make, the more effective this tactic could be.

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My MS Journey Going Sugar Free

While there is no one diet espoused to combat MS, Lisa Emrich discusses the benefits she experienced when eating a ketogenic diet.

By Lisa Emrich

A Warming Side Dish That Won’t Mess With Your RA

When it comes to special-occasion food, there are dishes so good, and so easy to make, they quickly make their way into your regular recipe rotation — like this one!

By Emil DeAndreis

A Tropical, RA-Friendly Breakfast in a Bowl

Try this rheumatoid arthritis-friendly, anti-inflammatory breakfast bowl that’s packed with protein and fresh produce.

By Emil DeAndreis

Dinner With RA? Spaghetti Squash Pesto Bake

This soul-warming casserole replaces inflammation-triggering pasta with rheumatoid arthritis-friendly spaghetti squash.

By Emil DeAndreis

Those Pesky Self-Injectable Medications Don’t Have to Hurt (As Bad)

Several medications used for MS are injectable drugs — aka, shots. We’ve been running from shots since we were kids, but they don’t have to hurt as badly as we remember. Here are some simple tips to minimize the pain, while maximizing the treatment.

By Lisa Emrich

To Sleep With Your Dog, or Not to Sleep With Your Dog?

On one hand, a new study shows that sleeping with your pet can help ease chronic pain symptoms. On the other hand, another study shows that sleeping with your dog may result in… no sleep at all. So, you may not be in pain, but you won’t be well-rested. Choose your poison.

By Martin Reed

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