Browsing Category : Body

Surviving the migraine hangover

Visual Aura Migraines: A Survival Guide


I turned the car into the grocery store parking lot, just as a dark cloud rolled in. Or so I thought. The day had been cloudy, on and off, with Calgary’s April snowstorm having just happened. (Yep, every April we get a day of heavy snow. Spring snowstorms bring May flowers in Alberta, Canada). Dark, snow-heavy clouds still hovered and…

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A Place for Everything


I am organizing my life today! De-cluttering, filing papers, and making lists.  October is going to be a big month for me: I have resolved to soothe my financial worries and I’m determined to fix my gut health.  So, today, I typed up lists of approved foods on the diet plan I have chosen, which is the Wahls Paleo Plus…

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Vacation vibin' at Huntington Beach, California

Pain is My Middle Name


My IBS pain ended up with me in the walk-in. Since IBS has never caused me that much suffering, I thought maybe it was a bladder infection. Josh said, “Oh it might be an infection…or one of your million of other ailments that cause you pain”. And I thought, “Yup, Pain is my middle name”. My gut has caused me…

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morning brew

It Happens Sometimes When the Weather Changes.


Today was not great. It wasn’t a good day, health-wise. Sometimes I have to adjust my whole day around my health and it’s really frustrating.  The weather called for rain- the perfect day to clean! Right? Wrong. My health tanks sometimes when the weather changes. When I woke up, I had so many plans to be productive…. Instead, I woke…

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