coping Archive

How to Care For Yourself Even When You are Too Sick to Care

I recently had a bout with the flu and it reminded me of just how hard it really is to care for yourself when you feel so sick that you just don’t care. My acute illness is over – I’m actually grateful that I was really only

I’ll never be a Paleo Success Story (and why I’m OK with that)

If you are looking for a “Paleo Success Story,” you won’t find it here. If you’ve landed here because you Googled something about paleo and curing Crohn’s disease, then I am sorry to tell you that this post is going to disappoint you. I don’t have any before

Clostridium Difficile: A Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Success Story

Regular readers of this blog and followers on social media know that I was diagnosed with an intestinal infection due to clostridium difficile (commonly known as “c. diff“) about four months ago. In my last post, I shared the treatment up to that point and that the next

30 Day Paleo Reset: How to Start?

Last week I wrote about why I was starting a 30 day paleo reset now, after almost 18 months of eating some variation of a grain-free and nutrient dense diet. I’m one week into the reset and want to share my experiences so far and provide some

30 Day Paleo Reset: Why Do One?

Don’t you sometimes wish life had a reset button? A big red button you could just push whenever you felt yourself slipping into bad habits, so that you could stop everything and just start with a clean slate? Unfortunately, life isn’t like your smart phone or your laptop.

Chronic Illness is a Thief: Fighting Back

Chronic illness is a thief. It steals your identity and turns you into someone you never thought you’d be. It turns you into a liar, making you tell people you are feeling fine when you are not just so you don’t burden them with your constant problems.