Mango & Berry Protein Smoothie

Give yourself a vitamin C boost with this mango and berry protein smoothie I’ve concocted for you!  Strawberries, blueberries, and spinach are all good sources of vitamin C, which is an important vitamin in supporting a healthy immune system.  I think one of the best parts about this smoothie is…

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beginner lower body resistance band workout

Beginner Lower Body Resistance Band Workout

I’ve given you a beginner upper body workout, so it only makes sense for me to now give you a beginner lower body workout! Our lower body muscles allow us to do so much in our everyday lives. From simply walking to bending over, to climbing the stairs and showing…

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Self-monitoring blood pressure and heart rate at home

9 Tips For Monitoring Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

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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beginner upper body workout

Beginner Upper Body Workout

The following beginner upper body workout is great not only because it’s suitable for beginners, but also because it can be completed in the comfort of your own home. Oh, and did I mention that you can do it seated? Even if you have POTS, you can still perform strength…

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The Levine Protocol For Exercising With POTS

Exercising with POTS is another lifestyle change you can make to improve your symptoms. You may be groaning, or you may be cheering, depending on how you view exercise. If you’re cheering — woo-hoo! I don’t need to convince you to exercise. But, if you’re groaning, hear me out. Exercise…

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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 Treatment

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 treatment 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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