Did you know that in addition to inflammation that causes joint pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis can affect every organ in your body, including the heart, lungs, and kidneys?! In fact, the life expectancy of RA patients is shortened by 10-15 years. Let’s find a CURE so that no one, adult or child has to live with this disease. To donate or support me, check out the link in my bio.
Since we are celebrating love this month, we could not resist reposting this photo. Due to arthritis, one of them cannot wear a wedding ring. Solution: Anam Cara tattoos in Ogham on the the ring fingers. Result: A permanent display of love for a couple of “Soul Friends”. ❤️❤️ #OghamArt#OghamTattoo#ShowUsYourOgham#AnamCara
TAKING WRONG ADVICE
This is truly why bad advice is the most costly advice in the world because we are learning from the wrong people. Would you learn how to sing opera from Jimmy Hendrix or how to throw a football from LeBron James?
We found ourselves having a conversation with a few people talking about why they have not yet healed from illness. We started to spot the similarities in their stories...@viktoriyaandoksana
💛ARTHRITIS AWARENESS MONTH💛
➡️ @versusarthritis and the UK House of Commons revealed that 67% of the working age work force have arthritis or some form of it.
➡️ 17.8 million people in the UK have arthritis.
➡️ 1 in 4 people in the UK with arthritis leave work or retire early because of their condition.
🌈 May is USA’s Arthritis Awareness Month, and as I (hope) this community to grow, I wish for more and more awareness for arthritis in the UK (where I’m from) and the WORLD too!! Who’s with me? Say “Me!” below in the comments! ❤️❤️❤️
(I had to repost, because I spelt disability wrong 🤦♀️ - thank you for spotting it).
This is me looking at defeat and refusing to take it. This week, we are truly falling apart. Lee had to call out of work today because his right shoulder is killing him. Reasons unknown. Hopefully he just slept on it wrong. But that means he has limited function of both arms. No bueno.
I have finally taken the first step in hopefully making our lives better. I have an appt next week to see a MMJ doctor. Cause honestly, I want to have access to medicine that works and that can help us.
I am used to being in pain and for the most part I don’t let it bother me but I will not tolerate having my love in blinding pain if I can help it. So time to do something about it.
I opened Remedy Sports and Regenerative Medicine to offer compassionate non- surgical treatment options for orthopedic problems and aging concerns (hair thinning, low energy, loose skin) for many reasons. .
1) Many injuries can resolve without surgery but patients don’t always get that message at the surgeons office. Surprising? No. They operate for a living. 🤔
2). I’ve seen many patients who got worse or didn’t get better after surgery. Sometimes these surgeries are tackling the wrong problem. For instance many many people have meniscus tears/breakdown but also have arthritis. Removing the meniscus will make the arthritis worse in time. 😯
3) I offer a full holistic plan including what to do at home and work. I address nutrition and how dietary changes can help. I show my patients strategies to reduce their pain using a foam roller, lacrosse ball, handheld massaging tool, stretches, balance exercises and more. There are so many combined remedies that together can reduce pain. ⭐️
4) Regenerative treatments increase healing. Whether you have arthritis or ligament injury or tendonitis, injections like stem cells, PRP, amniotic fluid, A2M or exosomes have helped so many of my patients. 🌈
5). In 1999 when I graduated from Northwestern Medical School I did a one month rotation at the Northwestern Wellness Center (name has changed sometime in the past 20 years) and I realized my dream to someday open a wellness center where I could create an environment of growth and healing. This is my 20 year anniversary from graduating and I made that dream happen. Here’s to 20 more years of following my passion to help patients stay active for life! It’s so much fun. 😃
Posted at: 2019-05-23 14:55:12
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How did I get so lucky? Ever since I got home, this kid has sensed I haven’t been ok. He’s been attached to my hip, he hasn’t left my side and has had his head on my every time I’m sitting down. He knows and can sense I’m in pain. I couldn’t need him more than I do right now. The Dr. is definitely on duty 💕
Panic attacks are a very very VERY real part of my everyday life. This was this evening. My mom came into the kitchen to find me having a panic attack. Sometimes you can touch me and sometimes you can't. Today you couldn't which makes it very different for people to help often. Recently we managed to get them relatively under control but with the unbelievable stress of exams and a longgg semester I cracked today. Panic attacks for me come in many different forms. I used to only have ones where I hyperventilated and cried and lost feeling in my fingers and toes until I fainted. Those ones remain the worse and are truly terrifying. But nowadays I get other manifestations of anxiety attacks. Sometimes I just collapse flat out with high high high heart rate with this inexplicable fear, sometimes everything around me gets 1000x brighter and louder and more colourful and I can't escape it and it's just a lot pressing in around you and sometimes I just get beyond extremely agitated and shut down completely. I didn't know these were actual manifestations of panic attacks until a few months ago but it doesn't really matter what form it takes they all just suck. It takes a while for me to get back into normal me again. I feel shaking and often cry for a while afterwards. It's a huge disruption to my life. YUP. Anxiety is a pain and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
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Empowered is the perfect word to describe how the last few days in DC have made me feel. Thank you to the Arthritis Foundation for putting patients first in everything they are doing. Also, major kudos to the Patient Leadership Council, my 10 new friends from all around the country, who have stepped up with me to make a difference and let the patient voice be heard. 💚
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Posted at: 2019-05-22 20:08:37
❤️🥕🥒 DIP IN! 🥒🥕❤️
Homemade hummus with sliced cucumber, carrots, celery, and peppers. Peppers are part of the nightshade family and some people say that they can cause inflammation! I made this veggie platter for my family & friends. Tried some of the pepper and seemed to be okay, but not sure how much causes a flare up 🤷♀️ I tend to have peppers less than once or so a month, just in case!
🌈You will need:
3 celery sticks
1/2 cucumber (Or as much or as little as you want depending on how many people you are feeding!)
🌈 Peel and chop to serve!
🌈 For the hummus:
2 tins 400g chickpeas in water
Plus water from one tin (why it has to be pure not salted)
3 teaspoons ground cumin
115ml olive oil
3 tablespoons tahini
Sprinkle of sea salt
2 roasted garlic cloves (peel and place in oven for 10 mins) if you don’t have time to roast, chopped is fine! Or easy jar garlic - 2 teaspoons.
🌈 Mix all the above in a food processor!
Raw vegetables are said to be even more beneficial than cooked ones and I have looked into Instagram accounts doing raw vegetable diets - don’t think it’s for me - but in terms is vitamin intake it’s great.
Also, babies love hummus! My cousin’s baby loved it.
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Posted at: 2019-05-22 14:34:19
Workout 5 - Full Body Workout ———————————————————
Today is the start of week 2. Had a mad few days so first opportunity to start this week off! This is a repeat of week one but every movement I did ended with a PR from last weeks weight moved. Feeling good and refreshed from the workout and now ready to scoff my face full of fodder 🐷 😂👍💪
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YES! These are just some of the symptoms, conditions and diseases that the World Health Organization recognizes to be treated effectively by Acupuncture: * Low back pain
* Neck pain
* Tennis elbow
* Knee pain
* Peri-arthritis of the shoulder
* Facial pain
* Dental pain
* Acute and chronic gastritis
* Rheumatoid arthritis
* Induction of labor
* Breech birth presentation
* Morning sickness
* Nausea and vomiting
* Postoperative pain
* Essential hypertension
* Primary hypotension
* Radiation/chemo reactions
* Allergic rhinitis,
* Hay fever
* Primary dysmenorrhea
Reposted from @juhicenter#acupunctureforeveryone#acupuncturerocks#iloveacupuncture#gaithersburgmd#germantownmd
Definitely us this Tuesday afternoon 😅 Who else can relate?!
Posted at: 2019-05-21 21:24:07
20/05/19 End of week 1 weigh-in
I know I’m late as usual posting, but here’s my results after week 1 of the J8 programme! I did one of these body tests the day before we started and this was yesterday’s results. There’s a lot of info on there but the basics are at the bottom of the page. •Bodyweight - 106.1kg ⬇️ 0.1kg
•Skeletal Muscle Mass - 44.2kg ⬆️ 0.3kg
•Body Fat % - 27.7%. ⬇️ 0.5%
I’m a bit annoyed with myself that the bodyweight only went down by 0.1kg but then everything else went the right way. Although gaining 0.3kg of muscle mass in a week seems good 🧐😃