Easy Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches With Slaw

Easy buffalo chicken sandwiches

Buffalo chicken is easily one of my favorite meals. But do you know what makes it even better? It’s a recipe that’s both easy to make, thanks to my trusty slow cooker, and high in sodium, so it’s a win-win for those of us on a high salt diet with…

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POTS: Why does my heart race when I stand up?

why does my heart race when I stand?

I talk so much about Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) on this blog, but I haven’t yet dedicated a post to explaining what this syndrome is. Maybe you’ve just received a diagnosis, or maybe you’re asking yourself, “Why does my heart race when I stand up?” Or perhaps you are…

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Miso Ginger Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry

Ginger Miso Chicken and Broccoli Stir-fry

This week I decided to share a healthy dinner recipe since it’s been a while! So what’s on the menu? It’s a miso ginger chicken and broccoli stir-fry! And guess what? It only requires a few ingredients, so it’s very easy to make. No headaches with this dinner recipe!  But…

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How to Relieve POTS Symptoms During a Flare

how to relieve POTS symptoms in a flare

If you have POTS, then you know how awful it feels to be in a flare. You’ll want to try anything to potentially relieve your POTS symptoms and get back to feeling like yourself. Whether it’s just one day long, persists more than a week, or is seemingly constant, POTS…

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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! Ever since I got back last Friday, the temperatures have been rising relentlessly. This heatwave has really been putting my methods of controlling my POTS symptoms to the test! Do you struggle to survive the heat with POTS too? Don’t worry! I’ve got some…

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My Experience Buying a Rowing Machine

Rowing machine for exercising with POTS

That’s right, I purchased a rowing machine! I’ve thought about doing this for a while and even had one of my former professors recommend it, but I never took the plunge and got one. However, multiple factors came together recently that made NOW the perfect time to commit to buying…

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How to Calculate Your Levine Protocol Training Paces

If you’re using the Levine Protocol to improve exercise tolerance and build cardiovascular fitness with POTS, then you’ll need to know how to calculate your target heart rates for each training pace in the program. Sound daunting? That’s why I’m here! In this post, I’ll take you through all the…

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My Top 10 POTS Triggers To Avoid

As I begin writing this post on a nearly 90 degrees spring day in Upstate New York, I am reminded again how much the heat and humidity are POTS triggers that worsen my symptoms. My blood feels thick. I’m lethargic. I can see the discoloration in my feet from the…

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Ground Turkey Meat Sauce With Kale

ground turkey meat sauce with kale and gluten-free penne

This week, I’ve got a ground turkey meat sauce with kale recipe for you that I literally threw together as I was preparing it. Sometimes, that’s the best way to cook–having no plan and just working with what ingredients you have. Although I will admit, sometimes, cooking by that method…

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9 Tips For Monitoring Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

Self-monitoring blood pressure and heart rate at home

Self-monitoring blood pressure and heart rate is an important factor in monitoring multiple aspects of your health. It’s even more important if you have a chronic illness that affects either of these values or if you already have high or low blood pressure. Even training athletes can benefit from self-monitoring…

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