Dysphagia & Swallowing Problems (and How Oral Vitamin Sprays Can be of Help to You)

Dysphagia is a common problem for many people who live with chronic illness, cancer or a disability for a wide variety of reasons. In this post we will learn a bit about the swallowing process, and how things can go wrong along the way. We will also see how oral vitamin sprays may be a […]

August Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

It’s time for the August writing prompts, so I hope you have your virtual pens ready! 🙂 If you recall, I shared the concept and awareness in the June linkup, that I needed to ‘make time’ for the things that mattered to me. Ironically, July flew by, full of errands and little tasks that stole […]

12 Visible Evidence of a Body Gone Rogue

The invisibility of chronic illness makes it incredibly frustrating. We look healthy, yet the pain under our skin can be excruciating. But is pain ever fully invisible? Painkillers mask the evidence of chronic pain somewhat, yet they often provide minimal relief. A body gone rogue is not easy to tame. And taming it requires a […]

July Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

It’s time for the July writing prompts! If you’ve never joined us, it’s specially for people who live with chronic illness, chronic pain and/or a disability. If you’re hesitating to join us, please don’t! I personally love to read what every single person has to share about their parallel lives with chronic illness, and it’s […]

Vitamin D and Vitamin K2: How They Boost Each Other in the Body

When we mention vitamin D, we tend to think of sunshine and milk. When we mention vitamin K, many people often go, ‘what does that vitamin do again?’. This article explains the role that these two vitamins play in the body, and how they work together synergistically for optimal health and well-being. We will also […]

How to Use the 7 Dimensions of Wellness to Thrive with Chronic Pain

This article explores the seven dimensions of wellness and how we can use them to improve our quality of life despite chronic pain. Those who live with chronic pain know all too well that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to pain management. Even those who live with the same chronic illness often need a mix […]

Mayv, Your Holistic Partner for Chronic Pain Management

The original post I wrote for Mayv covers the seven dimensions of wellness for chronic pain management. This includes: physical, mental, emotional, social, occupational, spiritual and intellectual wellness. Healing goes beyond physical health, and each of these dimensions matter for totality of a person’s wellbeing. Chronic pain is often present with chronic illness. Therefore, we […]

The Causes & Dangers of Malabsorption & An Easy Way to Get Your Nutrients

The causes of malabsorption are not always readily apparent, yet the effects can be devastating as our body does not have the nutrients it needs to function properly. There are certain chronic illnesses that are more susceptible to malabsorption, and many patients require supplementation in one form or another. In this article, we will take […]