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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how to survive the. heat with POTS

How to Survive the Heat With POTS

It’s hot, hot, HOT in NYC! Is it just me, or does this summer seem to be one heatwave after the next? All these ninety-degree days have been putting my methods of controlling my POTS symptoms to the test. If you’re wondering how to survive the heat with POTS, then…

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To the person who got POTS and COVID

To The Person Who Got POTS And COVID

In the last few months, I’ve received a lot of messages and comments from people who developed POTS after having COVID-19. With that being said, I wanted to drop a special post dedicated to these people.  Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or medical professional. Everything I share on this…

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How to fall asleep when you can't

How to Fall Asleep When You Can’t

Hey, friends! Can’t sleep? Lately, neither can I. It’s starting to drive me a bit nuts. I’m sure you can relate if you’ve also laid awake every night staring at your ceiling, waiting for a restful night’s sleep to find you. Maybe you’re dealing with anxiety, or maybe chronic pain…

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POTS exercise: total body floor workout

POTS Exercise Series: Total Body Floor Workout

Hey, friends! If you’re looking for a total body floor workout that you can do right at home, then look no further! These floor exercises for toning your total body are appropriate for beginners and more advanced exercisers alike. And they’re also great for those with POTS who find standing…

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How to stop yourself from fainting

How To Stop Yourself From Fainting: 11 Maneuvers

Ever stand up too fast and feel like a blackout or fainting episode is imminent? As someone with POTS, I get this all the time. Although, I consider myself lucky that I don’t faint (usually!). But for others with POTS, vasovagal syncope, or other forms of orthostatic intolerance, fainting happens…

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exercising with POTS

12 POTS Exercise Tips to Make Your Workouts Easier

Exercising with POTS can be challenging. But it’s not impossible. Chances are, if you have POTS, you deal–or have dealt–with exercise intolerance to some degree or another. I know what it’s like. I’ve been there. I’ve been at the stage where my symptoms were so bad that I couldn’t run…

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