I recently connected with a friend from high school who is now a hair stylist. We got to talking about what methotrexate did to my hair, and she wrote up this awesome article for us! I’ve been implementing these tips for 5 months now and I can report a dramatic increase in hair health - especially because of the shampoo she recommends. :) Enjoy!Read More
Cucumbers have a cooling effect on the blood, which is why you see them so widely used in the beauty industry. They can help decrease inflammation while simultaneously providing a blast of hydration. Additionally, a cucumber is, on average, 20 degrees cooler than the air outside. Cool, right?Read More
Here are our favorite products from December. CBD, glass straws, and more!Read More
The act of waking up, scanning my mind and body, and choosing oils based on what I feel I need that day on a physical, spiritual, and emotional level has become an activity that not only promotes health, but it makes me really happy. This has becoming something I look forward to at the start of each day.Read More
No insulin pump is ever going to be a cure, but pumps can drastically improve quality of life.
I’ve been on many different systems in the past 19 years of life with Type One. Many of these pumps and monitors are no longer available, but I figured I’d write out the pros and cons of each one that is still available for purchase.Read More
"My grandma lost her toes from diabetes!"
Raise your hand if you've heard that one before!
Fellow diabetics, if you take pretty good care if yourself, you will not lose toes. It's that simple. You don't even have to have an A1C of 5... you just have to care. A few iffy days here and there won't lead to chopped off toes….Read More
The number of CBD products available is blowing up. There are simple CBD tinctures or capsules, as well as candies and jams, and a myriad of topical products like soaps, lotions, and salves. The possibilities are endless, but we like…Read More
Many people in the chronic illness community use CBD oil to curb pain, reduce inflammation, ease anxiety, induce restful sleep, and so much more. CBD allows you to reap the benefits of cannabis while being able to…Read More
When I finally got to hold my son Sebastian for the first time, I was in awe…He immediately filled our lives with love and happiness, bursting with the joy of being a new parent. Never did we imagine just how much fear and challenge would come with that joy…Read More
My name is Lisa, and I’m a mama of a type 1 diabetic 4-year-old, James. James has a 2-year-old brother, and we also have a service dog, Honey Waffles. Honey has an incredibly important job, that she has spent her whole life training for…Read More
I am constantly trying new things, both as a health coach and as someone with chronic illnesses. I love finding new tools, apps, and items that will make my life easier. Yeah, I know, minimalism is great, and happiness isn't based on things. But, when something makes my life easier…Read More
Thank you for understanding that sometimes our plans go awry, and never making me feel like a crappy friend because of it. For knowing that sometimes my body takes over and I'm unable to stick to whatever weird activities we had previously dreamt up…Read More
Whether you are a caregiver or a person with a chronic illness, you've probably experienced some of these emotions. After years of fighting the anxiety of getting sick I've created my own toolkit of things I always keep on hand for sick days...Read More
Nausea, queasiness, revisiting lunch, praying to the porcelain god, a technicolor yawn… whatever you call it, feeling sick sucks...Read More
Did you know your digestive system is the second largest part of your neurological system? Hence it’s nickname, “the second brain”.Read More
Fast pain relief is one of those things you have to experience yourself to truly believe, and that happened to me recently with sharp neck pain...Read More
Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one with chronic pain? We've compiled our favorite comforting products...Read More
Happy Holidays from us at Chronically Healthy! Check out our favorite holiday gifts for the diabetic in your life!Read More
Antibiotics; majorly overprescribed, but sometimes necessary. Those of us with autoimmune disease almost always have some degree...Read More
The stress of carb counting, watching ingredients, and avoiding certain allergens and inflammatory foods can be pretty overwhelming...Read More