After doing my morning walks, this is what I look forward to each time I reach home. It does help to a certain extent. Not totally, but it's better than nothing. Alhamdulillah. #AutoimmuneDisease #PsoriaticArthritis #ChronicPain #DailyStruggles #KeepMovingForward #StayHopefulAlways
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Looking forward to getting this new fashion piece! As someone who is already immunocompromised, it's really important that I don't get sick, because when I do, it gets bad quickly. In the next month, I will be starting a biologic medication, Simponi, for my arthritis to prevent spinal fusion. This injection will lower my immune system's ability to fight infection even more, meaning that this mask from @vogmaskcanada will be very important to keeping me safe and as healthy as possible. Also, how awesome is that pattern!! 🌸🌺🌸🌺 #ehl#ehlersdanlosrome #ehlersdanlos #arthritis #chronicillness #simponi #biologic #vogmask #spoonie #injection #psoriaticarthritis #spondylitis #eds
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Freaking best day ever!!! So we were supposed to go to the Hollywood walk of fame yesterday, but we're in too much pain from our day at Dog Beach in San Diego. But it was for the best as when we arrived today Dwane the Rock Johnson was receiving his star!!!!! 🌟 My daughter dubbed today as the best day of 2017 and me as mom of the year!!! The best moments in life are rarely planned. Embrace each moment!!! BTW today would have never happened without the relief that PEMF therapy with Oska Pulse from @oskawellness has given me from psoriatic arthritis. Visit the link in my bio to learn more.
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Mary Ann took her #CureArthritis bracelet on a hike to scenic Lake Blanche in Utah! Thank you for spreading awareness, @docmaw_co ! CureArthritis.org/shop
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Love #dollyparton and my children are loving her 🎶 music. ❤️ #coatofmanycolors
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Rudolph may be an expert at flying, but #SwimmingForACure Team Captain Naomi has to teach him a thing or two about swimming! Help Naomi & Rudolph by joining the @Cur@Arthritis Holiday Campaign @ lcffundraising.com/f/389618
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I do advocate for autoimmune disorder awareness, there are so many plagued with similar diseases and not enough funding nor research going into those autoimmune diseases. #remicade #pillsperday #remicadeinfusion #remicadeday #arthritis #curearthritis #ank#ankylosingspondylitiseness #AS #ankylosingspondylitis #ankylosingspondylitiswarrior #autoimmunedisorders #warrior #chemoforarthritis #treatment #infusion #infusionday #psoriaticarthritis #psoriasis #neuropathy #autoimmunedisease #advocate #arthritisadvocate
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What do you hope for in 2018? 💕💕 Contact me for information on one of our fantastic plans to get the results you want! Free consultations xx #thehealthymeclub #thefitfemalenetwork #newyearnewyou
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Quick and easy dinners that I can reheat and eat multiple nights have been my jam lately 💁🏻‍♀️ last night (and tonight’s!) dinner 👉 stir fry of grass fed ground beef, cauliflower rice and carrots with coconut aminos, garlic powder, salt and pepper with a side of crispy roasted baby bok choy. #dinner #mealplan #mealprep #whole30 #paleo #grainfree #cleaneats #cleaneating #mindbodygram #bgbcommunity #iamwellandgood #healthylifestyle #madaboutfood #autoimmunedisease #autoimmunewarrior #psoriasis #psoriaticarthritis #wholefoods #eatrealfood #fuelyourbody #goodmoodfood #eattherainbow #healthyish #buzzfeedfood #huffposttaste #food52grams #eatwellbewell
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Hey guys! I created another account that I will share medical updates on. As some of you know, I have a genetic condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Through this account, I will share updates, information and fun facts about what's going on in my "medical" life. If you're interested, please follow! #ehl#ehlersdanlosrome #ehlersdanlos #eds #chronicillness #spoonie #arthritis #spondylitis #psoriaticarthritis
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Hey everyone! I've made this instagram account so you can all follow me on my medical journey. I will post updates about how things are going, strategies I use, and information about some of the conditions I have! I know many of you don't know much about this part of my life, but I want to include you in it. Thank you for following me on my journey 💕💕💕 #eds #ehl#ehlersdanlosrome #ehlersdanlos #chronicillness #spoonie #arthritis #spondylitis #psoriaticarthritis
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Det var dette det handlet om for 5 år siden, alt jeg ønsket var å bli så frisk og gå ned så mye i vekt, at jeg skulle kunne kjøre akebrett med han her💖 Helt utrolig å tenke tilbake på den harde jobben jeg la ned for å kunne kjøre akebrett med Odin vinteren etter! Men det var så absolutt verdt det❤ Man må velge bort mye, blant annet det sosiale med venner. Men uten treningen hadde jeg heller ikke vært frisk nok til å fungere i hverdagen. Jeg fikk en kronisk sykdom da Odin ble født, men jeg har ALDRI vært i så god form som etter jeg ble syk👍 Jeg er glad jeg valgte å være så egoistisk at jeg tok tak i min egen helse og livsstil 😊 kan jeg, så kan du💖👍
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I'm so happy that's done! Anyone else only get 2 hrs of sleep last night? 😪 Core & legs (squats, lunges... squat jumps, jumping lunges... thrusts, bridges, all w/ 20 or 40 lbs.) I bowl tonight & don't want my arms to be jelly. 😀💪 I hope you already got your time in, loves! If not, make it happen! Be strong. Be you. LIVE amazing! #psoriasiswarrior #psoriaticarthritis #aut#autoimmunease #autoimmune #fit #fitjourney #fitlife #fitmom #mommystrong #momlife #multitaskingmom #exercise #everyday #exerciseismedicine #workout #workoutmotivation #shapesense @iamloveiamhealthy
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#JAWarrior Naomi took Rudolph for a swim when he stopped to visit her in Florida! Where will Rudolph go next? 5 days left to help him make it to his next stop by ordering a holiday wreath for research! Follow the link in our bio.
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I WILL think of solutions....❤️💪🏻
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This is by far the darkest piece I have ever written. As a patient turned advocate, I often find myself sharing the triumphs of my journey. I rarely share the dark moments because it is in my nature to always see the world through rose colored glasses. But this story was my reality. And is sadly the reality many #autoimmune patients face each and every day. I would be doing the community a disservice by failing to paint a picture of what it really means to live with a chronic illness. So here’s to the dark moments. http://clarity.clarahealth.com/the-dark-moments (Link also in bio) • • • #patientadvocate #PatientsHavePower #darkmoments #crohnsdisease #psoriaticarthritis #IBD #autoimmunewarrior #chronicallyfabulous #invisibleillness #chronicpain #arthritiswarrior #spoonie #chroniclife #survivor #chronicallyill
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Cats & Christmas don’t mix very well... * We can’t have a decorated Christmas tree because our two mischievous cats knock off all of the ornaments & garland... so instead we opted for a pretty, shiny gold tree! * Looks like they still found a way to mess with it...🙄 * * * #christmas #hfx#hfxcats #itchyandbitchy #psoriasis #psoriasislife #psoriasisawareness #psoriasiscommunity #psoriasisinspirations #psoriasiscanada #pspotted #spotted #psoriaticarthritis #arthritis #chronicillness #autoimmune #skincare NS #NovaScotia #Halifax #hfx #Maritime #eastcoast #eastcoastlifestyle #ecl #902 #canada
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I had to take time off work because of my illness. I’m quite sad about it and really wished that you could take away chronic illness with one teaspoon of sugar😏
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Plz stop being so swollen and stiff and fucking painful xoxo #arthritis #psoriaticarthritis #chronicillness #chronicpain #nospoons
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❤️ summer nights ❤️
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Good morning 😊 Midweek already and today is our Christmas lunch at school 🙌 Berry Blissmas smoothie to get me off to the right start.... Have a great day x #thehealthymeclub #thefitfemalenetwork #wednesday #christmas
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Living with the chronic illnesses that I do, I’ve also learned to live with chronic pain that sometimes come with them. I’ve become an expert at pushing through pain, putting on a brave face, and pretending that I am okay. Not always because I feel like I have anything to hide, but because I believe it often makes life more bearable and joyful, despite living in pain. . But I find that the thing that isn’t so easy to hide, the thing that I can’t always mask, is the deep emotional pain that I sometimes feel. Chronic illness isn’t just painful because it physically hurts, but because it is a deep reminder of a life I feel that I have slowly lost parts of, a life where I constantly have to think about things that I don’t want to.  I carry a lot of burdens, ones I never necessarily expected to, and they are heavy. And I am tired. It is not something that I can always turn off, or push through. So on the days that I am feeling this heaviness a little bit extra, I allow myself some sadness. I leave the brave face at home. . I’m no stranger to hearing bad news about my health. I distinctly remember the days that I was diagnosed with Addison’s Disease and Lupus like they were yesterday. And each time I enter into a doctor’s office, thinking it’s like any other day, only to hear something else, another piece of bad news, to add onto my list of worries, it feels like everything is crashing down around me. Nothing makes sense. My efforts toward my health seem pointless. I feel hopeless. I worry about my future. It feels like nothing could ever get better, and nothing could ever get any worse. Today was one of those days - a day where I couldn’t pretend the pain was not there, a day where the burdens became heavier. . And on this day, I remember all of the bad news before this one, where I also felt that the pieces of my life were crumbling around me, where I felt hopeless and thought to myself that things could never get any better. But then, they did. With patience, and strength and the slow work of God, it always got better. . I’m allowing myself to feel this pain today & not hide it, but I’m finding strength in the knowledge that it always does get better.
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Big thanks to Takeda Pharma for The Quiet Gut Cookbook. I’m super excited to see pharma getting involved in promoting lifestyle and diet change as complimentary medicine. So important to treat the WHOLE person and look at all of the different factors that can improve a patient’s quality of life. Biologics alongside lifestyle changes have been essential to keeping my autoimmune diseases under control. • • • • #TakedaPharma #complimentarymedicine #IBD #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis #celiacdisease #psoriaticarthritis #lowfodmap #invisibleillness #chronicallyfabulous #chronicwarrior #autoimmune #foodismedicine #cookbook #pharma #healthylifestyle #healthychoices
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Remember when I said I was afraid to lose it? Afraid to lose my brief moment of health, my progress? Well, I lost it. But I’m ok. And life goes on and there is still progress in the setbacks. Sometimes, everything seems to fall apart, and then you get your revolved bird of paradise on what should have been your worst day of practice. Keep moving. X . . #psoriaticarthritis #psoriasis #autoimmunedisease #autoimmunewarrior #chronicillness #chronicpain #yoga #yogi #yogaeverydamnday #namaste
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Where you’ll find me tonight with a big glass of red wine in my hand ⬆️ I submitted my last final today and can’t believe I’m done with my first term of my masters! I’ll be taking time tonight to rest and let my body calm down a bit with this relaxing epsom bath. 🛀🏻 • Pro tip: hang fresh eucalyptus from your shower head and you will literally feel like you are in an exotic rainforest. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil and queue Stress Relief on Spotify and you’ve got yourself one blissed out night 😌 • I’ve been loving taking nightly baths this past finals week so much that I might make this part of my nightly ritual. It’s such a relaxing transition that’s helped me fall asleep so much faster and eases my joint pain. What’s your favorite way to unwind at night? 🌙 • • • • • • #aip #autoimmunepaleo #paleo #autoimmuneprotocol #autoimmunewarrior #tiu #tiuteam #psoriaticarthritis #whole30 #nutritionstudent #leakygut #guthealing #iamwellandgood #aipportland #paleoportland #cyclesyncing #womancode #loveyourbody #bathlovers #finalsweek #selfcare #selfcareisntselfish
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All Paleo, gluten free. No dairy. Paleo mayo. Avacado and bacon with veggies. I know. Not suppose to do a bun. I couldn’t help myself this time. I’m imperfect and perfectly ok with this. It remains important to be committed to an anti inflammatory lifestyle and this has been THE game changer. Old habits die hard sometimes😬. #autoimmunedisease #leakygut #aip #autoimmuneprotocol #wellbeing #foodblogfeed #iamwellandgood #healthyrecipes #eatrealfood #feelgoodfood #autoimmunewellness #organicliving #wholefoodnutrition #adrenalfatigue #adrenalfatiguerecovery #psoriaticarthritis #alzheimersprevention #dementiaprevention #brainfood #holisticskincare #foodismedicine
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Some days I'm a rabbit Some days I'm a dog But today I am a turtle Yesterday's adventure wore me out. Today's adventure has been rescheduled for tomorrow I've learned that by being flexible with my plans and living like a turtle when my body demands I still get to do what I want, just not always when I want.
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Day 12 - Hospital Selfie 🥄
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What you should see is how understanding pain can have a major impact on recovery. My clients learn about their pain because knowledge is power and that’s how they start doing way before their pain is fixed. 👊🏻❤️
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Pizza party for ☝️ but probably could have fed 🖐 First time trying @traderjoes cauliflower pizza crust and it was pretty good!! Not a lot of flavor so in the future if i have time I’ll make my own so that i can add more spices. To keep the crust crispy be sure to bake It fully with no toppings and then add toppings. On my pizza 👉 vegan kale pesto, sautéed sweet onions, garlic chicken sausage, arugula and balsamic reduction. #pizza #cauliflowerpizza #grainfree #dairyfree #paleo #whole30 #cleaneats #cleaneating #mindbodygram #bgbcommunity #iamwellandgood #healthylifestyle #madaboutfood #autoimmunedisease #autoimmunewarrior #psoriasis #psoriaticarthritis #wholefoods #eatrealfood #fuelyourbody #goodmoodfood #eattherainbow #healthyish #buzzfeedfood #huffposttaste #food52grams #eatwellbewell
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He must know mommy is having an arthritic flare. He never snuggles. #vikingbaby #psoriaticarthritis #sucks
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The Four (4) things you need in your life if you have chronic pain: 1. Pain education 2. Goal setting 3. Exercise 4. Proper sleep These are the 4 musts....AND what else do you want to add in?? My clients also like yoga, manual therapy and hanging out with friends? How about you?
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Snow day today! We shovel our (long) driveway because we are too cheap... er... practical to pay to plow. I mean seriously, it’s free snow removal and good family exercise! According to my garmin, I got 30 minutes of LISS from shoveling. And then I enjoyed a buckeye bar. I think I just made that name up. You could also call these lazy not-nut butter cups. 🤣 Dairy free, nut free and super easy. #nothealthfood #sogood. . . . . #dairyfree #nutfree #christmasbaking #christmascookies #allergies #lifewithallergies #livingwithallergies #liss #buckeyebars #buckeyes #snowday #balancedliving #8020rule #invisibleillness #wellness #autoimmunedisease #healthyliving #spoonie #rheumatoidarthritis #psoriaticarthritis #healthandwellness
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In case you forgot, here’s a little reminder 🖖💁🏻 • You never know what the people around you are going through 🥄💕
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Wishing a Happy Birthday to #KickAS Team Captain Isabel! From all the #R4C team members, we hope you have a wonderful day! 🎈 RacingForACure.org
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**new blog post alert** Busy plans don’t always allow for things like chronic pain to get in the way. #pla#pla#planning #planning #planning. <> #blo#blog/a> #bloggersofinstagram #chronicillness #chronicpain #recovery #wellbeing #psa #psoriaticarthritis #health #psoriasis #blog
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