Living with Chronic Illness

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My Journey with Crohn’s Part 2: Adjusting to Crohn’s and Finding a New Normal

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in May of 2013. It’s been a bumpy ride adjusting to my new normal with Crohn’s. I voraciously read anything I could get my hands on, joined a support group, asked my doctor tons of questions, and tried about a zillion different tips and tricks to try and get …

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How to Choose a New Place to Move to When You Have a Chronic Illness Like Crohn’s Disease

If you’re anything like me, you get restless. I’ve lived in four places in the last 10 years: Wuhan, China; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Seattle, Washington; and Valencia, Spain. The last two moves were with active Crohn’s disease. I learned a lot throughout those moves, and I wrote about how to move with a chronic illness …

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The 8 Best Natural Reef Safe Sunscreens on Amazon

Sunshine and water are one of life’s best combinations. There’s no better way to spend a summer day, and this means you end up using a lot of sunscreen. We’ve all heard the recommendation to wear SPF, and having a chronic illness makes that recommendation even more important! Besides being uncomfortable, sunburns come with some …

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Probiotics: The Best Benefits from Food and Supplements

Probiotics are an important part of gut function. Your digestive system should be full of good bacteria helping you digest your food. These bacteria help you break down the nutrition in your food so that it can move smoothly through the digestive system which makes them a crucial part of the digestive process. Probiotics’ benefits …

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