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…

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Building a Strong Immune System

9 Tips For Building a Strong Immune System

Building a strong immune system is always a concern of mine as someone with chronic illness. Anytime I get sick with the flu, a cold, or another virus, it can be more intense because any sickness causes a POTS flare for me. So, it’s really important for me–and all chronic…

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stylish compression socks

VIM & VIGR Stylish Compression Socks Review

Recently, I tried VIM & VIGR compression socks, and my honest verdict is that I really really love them! If you’re looking for stylish compression socks with fun and fashionable patterns plus all the benefits of compression, then these are the socks for you!  I have been waiting for someone…

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why does my heart race when I stand?

What’s POTS? Why Your Heart Races When Standing

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 your heart races when standing all of a sudden. Or perhaps you…

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Ginger Miso Chicken and Broccoli Stir-fry

Miso Ginger Chicken & 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 in a flare

How to Relieve POTS Flare Up Symptoms

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

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Health Update July 2020: MALS Diagnosis

This year has been nothing short of madness, as I’m sure you can agree. Everything that’s happened in the past six months since my last update (check-up at Cleveland Clinic) has me feeling like I’ve been dropped into another life. There have been countless changes, so many new challenges to…

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how to raise iron levels when you're deficient

How to Raise Iron Levels and Treat Deficiency

Iron is one of the 16 essential minerals the body needs to function properly. Without enough iron in your body, you can become deficient and potentially develop iron-deficiency anemia. When either scenario happens, it’s important to eat foods high in iron and take an iron supplement your body tolerates to…

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