Showing posts from 2016

2016: One Hell of a Year


The Year in Review on RAHealthCentral

Year-in-review articles all around in this. Personally, I'm sort of addicted to the things, so it was a pleasure to write a version of this phenomenon for RAHealthCentral: 

"We have come to the end of another year, and I can’t be the only person who feels it went by in six months instead of 12. Here on RAHealthCentral, we have packed a lot of life, a lot of talk, and a lot of information into 2016. It was all under the overarching umbrella of our annual theme Your #ChronicLife with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), which is about openly talking about the reality of living with chronic conditions. Please join me as I share memories of some of our most popular posts.

Relationships and sex

We kept it real when we wrote about how your chronic illness can affect relationships and sex. In an interview with Kira Lynne, we discussed dating and relationships. Anna shared tips to nurture your relationship, and Leslie shared her story of what happens when your condition contributes to a br…

3 Self-Care Resolutions for Chronic Illness


A Chronic Christmas Greeting

From all of me to all of you: Gl├Ždelig jul!

Photo Friday: Midwinter Sun


Foods To Trigger RA, Foods to Help RA

When you live with a chronic illness, you try a lot of different things to chip away at the symptoms. What foods can help and heard RA has been a topic for probably as long as the disease has been around, but it seems to be even more prevalent at present. In my new slideshow for HealthCentral, I looked into the topic, sharing information about foods that may help or hurt RA:

"At present, researchers have not found evidence to suggest that diet can effectively control rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, studies have shown that certain types of food may affect levels of inflammation. Knowing which types of foods can help and which can cause you to flare can be helpful in managing your symptoms."

See the rest of the slideshow on rheumatoid arthritis and food.

Should My Partner Have Sex with Someone Else Because I Have a Chronic Illness?