Change Your Perspective to Transform Your Life

Perspective. This one word holds so much power, not just for people with chronic illness, but for everyone. If we can change the way we choose to view ourselves, the world, and everything in it, we can transform the way we experience life.  Sounds simple, right? In reality–as I’m sure…

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Delicious Kale and White Bean Soup

Did you know that today is National Homemade Soup Day? To celebrate, I’ve got a delicious kale and white bean soup recipe for you packed with nutrients and flavor! Plus, since it’s a soup recipe, it’s easy for POTSies to add more salt to it.  My mom is amazing at…

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Compression for POTS Syndrome: The benefits

I’ve gone over why you need a diet high in salt, and I’ve touched on the importance of water. Now I’m going to talk about the benefits of compression for POTS Syndrome and how this basic lifestyle change can lessen your symptoms. Whether it’s stockings, socks, or leggings, compression helps…

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Gluten-free Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Even though this is a gluten-free eggplant parmesan recipe, I felt like I should’ve called this recipe “Gluten-free Baked Eggplant Cheese.” That’s because I made this for my parents, and they like all kinds of cheese on top of the eggplant. Truth be told, none of us put the traditional…

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Living With POTS: 6 month Cleveland Clinic Update

It’s official: I’ve been living with a POTS diagnosis for about six months now. So, naturally, I went to Cleveland Clinic for my six-month check-up last week. The last time I was in Cleveland was in November for a Shared Medical Appointment (SMA), which is basically a supportive and educational…

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Yummy & Healthy Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Healthy & Yummy Vegetarian Chili

There’s nothing quite like a warm bowl of chili during the winter months! Usually, I make turkey chili, but since my mom wants to eat less meat, I figured I would test out a vegetarian variation. Turns out, we both loved this healthy vegetarian chili recipe! Chili is a perfect…

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POTS & Fluid Intake: How to stay hydrated

Along with salt, fluids are your new best friends. Why you may ask? Because with POTS it’s essential to increase fluid intake to stay hydrated and treat symptoms. In fact, it’s another basic POTS lifestyle change I’m going to share with you! Since you need to increase your salt intake,…

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Getting Through Bad Days When Chronically Ill

Bad days are bound to happen with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and other chronic illnesses, no matter where you are in treatment. It’s hard to accept bad days when you’re amid a slew of them. It’s even harder, in my experience, to get through bad days after a long…

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High Salt Diet for POTS Treatment

If you have POTS, chances are, you need to eat more salt! And I mean, wayyy more salt! If you’re anything like me, you may have been wary of eating too much salt because we are constantly warned of the health dangers that come with consuming high sodium diets. While…

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