How Lyme Disease Affects Your Metabolism

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Lyme disease is a severely debilitating disorder that affects many facets of a patient’s body. It is caused by the pathogen borrelia, an insidious strain of bacteria that cements itself in the patient’s system over time, making it very hard to treat if missed in the early stages. Acute Lyme is identified as the first stage of the disease; at this stage, symptoms can mimic the flu. The acute stage lasts for a few weeks and, if caught at this
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How Lyme Disease Can Affect Your Mental Health

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Dealing with any type of chronic illness can have a negative effect on your mental health. Besides coping with your symptoms, you have to navigate the complicated medical world of doctor’s appointments and tests – all while managing to still care for yourself. You might experience heightened anxiety or bouts with depression because of this struggle. If you have Lyme disease, these battles can be even more difficult. This condition is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood, which can end up having
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Feeling Low, Tired Or Sore? You Might Be Low On These Essential Vitamins

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We all suffer from a general sense of malaise now and again. Often, you can’t quite put your finger on a specific root cause; you just feel tired, sore or down. It’s a relatively common phenomenon, but most people just grit their teeth and bear it. This is not always the best course of action, as it could actually be a sign of an imbalance of essential vitamins – think of it as your body trying to tell you something is
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10 Ways to Boost Your Natural Immunity

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Want to keep yourself from getting sick? Avoiding illness can be critical if you’re struggling with a chronic disease (or if you just have a busy life you can’t afford to get behind on!). Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can support your immune system and make your body healthier as a whole. Read on for 10 tips that will help you boost your natural immunity.   1. Exercise regularly You’ve probably already heard from your doctor how beneficial
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Introducing Herbal Supplements To Your Diet: Everything You Need To Know

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As a general rule, if you have a consistent, healthy diet and are generally well, you don’t need to avail of herbal supplements (although they can still be highly beneficial). Supplements are useful for supporting the body when it’s fighting a chronic disease; this is when you might require a bit of extra help. Herbal supplements contain vitamins and minerals we might be lacking in our regular diet. They come in many forms, but the most common is usually a
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5 Tips To Reduce Inflammation In The Body

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People tend to think of inflammation as a bad thing, but in fact, it’s usually a helpful process that occurs naturally in the body. Inflammation is your system’s response to tissue damage and/or invasion of harmful bacteria; it comes in many shapes and sizes, and can occur thanks to the smallest of cuts or the most debilitating of diseases. Under the surface, your body is working hard to send white blood cells to the site of the damage or injury,
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10 Nutrition Tips to Help With Your New Year Detox

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Now that the new year is in full swing, it’s time for you to get your health back on track. Many people choose to do a new year detox to help cleanse their bodies of any toxins. These detoxes can be particularly helpful for people with chronic illness who experience inflammation. Here are some tips to help you meet your nutritional goals in the new year.   Cut back on sugar Everyone knows sugar isn’t a healthy thing to consume,
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How Hot Baths Can Help Boost Your Immunity

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Anyone suffering from a chronic illness knows that getting sick can make things so much harder. Even if you’re already perfectly healthy, an illness can disrupt your whole life. That’s why it’s imperative to boost your immunity to keep your body strong and better able to fight off bacteria or viruses. One way to help your body deter invading germs and infections is to take hot baths. Taking baths has been a wellness treatment for centuries – you can look
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Herbal Supplements And Heart Disease: All You Need To Know

Heart disease is a major problem all over the world. Although it’s hard to gather information from all four corners of the globe, statistics consistently show that heart disease, also known as Cardiovascular Disease or CVD, is the number one killer of people on a global scale. It is responsible for around 30% of worldwide deaths every year. Of course, ‘heart disease’ is an umbrella term that refers to many varied types of cardiovascular conditions, including coronary heart disease and
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5 Reasons Why Sleep Is So Important When Fighting Chronic Disease

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When you’re dealing with chronic disease, it’s essential that you’re doing everything you can to take care of yourself. Maybe you’ve learned to take more breaks during your busy day or eat healthier meals. But if you’re like most people, you’re probably neglecting one extremely important aspect that can help you with your fight: sleep! Here are some reasons why you should make getting lots of high-quality, restful sleep your number one priority. 1. Sleep can give you energy Getting
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