Preparing for the holidays with chronic illness

Handling The Holidays With A Chronic Illness

It’s the holiday season! This really is my favorite time of the year. I hate winter and the cold, but I love the magic of the season and all the fun holiday-themed activities. But this time of year also means that we attend or host gatherings. And sometimes, all these…

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gift ideas for people with POTS

22 Gift Ideas For People With POTS

It’s that time of year again, which means you may be scrambling to get gifts for everyone on your shopping list. And maybe you landed on this page because you either have POTS or know someone with POTS and you want awesome gift ideas. If so, you’re in the right…

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How To Stimulate The Vagus Nerve

Not too long ago, I shared a post about the POTS and vagus nerve connection. I’ve been fascinated with this connection and what I learned from the two books I read on the topic. I’ve been especially intrigued by how to stimulate the vagus nerve.  But if you haven’t read…

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seated POTS exercises

Seated POTS Exercises: Chair Cardio Routine

Hi, friends! It’s been a while since I’ve shared a workout. And the following routine is one I’ve been wanting to share for a long time, so I finally put it all together! It’s a workout full of seated POTS exercises, which means you can do this entire routine from…

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visualization exercise for anxiety and stress

Visualization Exercise For Anxiety and Stress

Today, I want to share something different with you all. It’s a visualization exercise for anxiety and stress that I do quite often, especially now that I live in New York City. I know that living with chronic illness can become overwhelming at times. Anxiety and depression are common comorbidities,…

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fatigue after exercise

How to Deal With Fatigue After Exercise

If you feel fatigue after exercise, you’re not alone. In the POTS world, patients can often feel worse after exercise, especially in the early months of an exercise program. Extreme fatigue after exercise is also very common in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Until I reached a certain fitness level, I…

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Vagus nerve and POTS connection

The Vagus Nerve And POTS Connection

Did you know that there’s a nerve in the human body that’s connected to POTS? It’s called the vagus nerve. Maybe you’ve heard of it before. The vagus nerve actually regulates many important functions in the body—so many, that it’ll probably surprise you just how much this not-so-little nerve is…

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Traveling with POTS

My Best Tips For Traveling With POTS

Hi, friends! Guess what? You don’t need to sacrifice traveling with a chronic illness like POTS. While traveling may trigger symptoms, I have POTS travel tips that you can try for reducing symptoms and traveling safely and comfortably. For example, you should pack a bag of essentials with everything you…

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low fodmap diet foods

Low FODMAP Diet Foods For Better Digestion

A low FODMAP diet may be recommended to you by a doctor if you have certain digestive conditions or symptoms. But what foods can you eat on a low FODMAP diet? While things like dairy, wheat, and certain vegetables may be off the menu, you can still eat meat, certain…

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baked pesto chicken with mozzarella

Baked Pesto Chicken With Mozzarella

Who’s ready for some delicious baked pesto chicken? Pesto is one of my favorite salty foods to eat as part of a high salt diet for POTS. So the more recipes I can make with this tasty sauce, the better.  This pesto chicken with mozzarella is stuffed with pesto, topped…

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