As a rule I do not provide trigger warnings but given the sensitive nature of this topic and the potential levels of fear and panic involved I am going to ask that you not read this post if you suffer from high levels of stress or anxiety or are not familiar with the facts of … More Thoughts on COVID-19.
When I first offered to write this book, I had no idea what kind of response I would get…and so I was perhaps a bit surprised when the first offer to share I got came from not a person but an organization that had created a fundraiser for a person. But, hey, okay, whatever. There … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Elizabeth C.
So September is Suicide Prevention Month. And people keep asking me to share Suicide memes. Sorry, no. There were two successful and two failed suicides in my circle in the past five years. Another failed suicide lives in my blood family. I was one of the failed suicides. I am also … More Why I Don’t Share Suicide Prevention Memes
This was written in May of this year (2016) as a late addition to the book I was still pretending to write. Like many people with Lyme, Steve developed first leaky gut syndrome, and then the cataclysmic allergies that tend to go with that. It’s partially the disease and partially the heavy load of oral … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Steve
Dear friends, I learned a hard lesson today. That lesson is that I cannot be the person I wanted to be. 20 plus years ago I was bitten by a tick. I came down with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and I spent some time in a hospital. For the next 17 years I was subject … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Author’s Note
You will need A crockpot A pot with a lid A sharp knife A blender Ingredients Chicken Chicken Stock Rice noodles Carrots Peas ***** How to make chicken stock. Bake some chicken for dinner one night. Eat it. Put all the bones and left over meat and fat scraps in your crockpot. Cook on low … More Allergy safe Chicken with Noodles – Soup Style GFSFCFDFSoyF
The beginnings were mundane enough. One day, I just could no longer put cheese on my burgers. Cheese made me feel awful. Sweaty, hot, nervous, and itchy. Sometimes it made my breath short and my throat itchy. So I just quit asking for cheese on anything. I missed it, sure, but the cost was not … More A Slice of the Anaphylaxis Life
Hello, readers. Sorry not to write in awhile, but I’ve gone temporarily insane as evidenced by where I am writing this from. You see, this is Day 4 of my social media free health retreat. And the first day I’ve had time to write. So a little background is in order here. On May 25, a … More Some time IRL – why oh why…
Surprisingly delicious! You will need Blender Waffle Iron or Skillet Spatula Glass bowl Ingredients 12 ounces silken tofu (2 cups crumbled) ½ cup water ¼ cup melted and cooled coconut oil, plus more for the waffle iron 1 ½ tablespoons apple juice (lemon juice if you are citrus safe – I’m not) 1cup … More Vegan Gluten Free Waffles (Pancakes)
Chronic illness is something of a Catch 22 and a dangerous one at that. You are expected to take care of yourself, to eat well, to behave according to your local societal norms – be that by stringing seashells through your labia or scrotal sack as in the case of some Pacific Island cultures or … More The Invisibly Ill