Filtered Water Diet

Filtered Water Diet

Ok, it’s not really a diet. Or maybe I just hate the word, diet. After months of experimenting with all sorts of therapies, supplements and nutrition programs, I began to wonder, how clean is my drinking water? My frequent flare-ups in my knees began almost 2...
Changing Breakfast Habits

Changing Breakfast Habits

Reading through a post on Marion Nestle’s “Food Politics” blog this morning got me thinking about my breakfast habits. As usual, Nestle makes some great points about corporate marketing and the content of sugary cereals advertised to kids. As a kid...
Serracor-NK,  Week 1

Serracor-NK, Week 1

I’ll admit it. The last few months have not been that great. What used to be weekly flare-ups that would last a few days and go away has turned into swelling in both knees lasting more than two weeks at a time. On top of that, my upper/mid back and left shoulder...
Thoughts and Prayers

Thoughts and Prayers

If I’ve learned anything from my experience with an autoimmune disease, it’s that prayer can be a blessing. I want to thank so many of my family and friends for their thoughts and prayers. I’m so thankful for the fellowship of those who share my...
Working Out With Pain

Working Out With Pain

At what point do you stop exercising due to pain? Unfortunately I’ve had to deal with this question pretty often lately. I’m used to working out with weights or cardio equipment every other day, usually 3,4 or 5 times a week, splitting cardiovascular and...