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  • Abhyanga massage
    Have you ever heard of Abhyanga? Ayurveda is getting more and more attention, and Abhyanga massage is now available in many spas and hotels.  But ....
  • Flare ups hurt!
    Hi again! If you have not read my previous blog about Lupus, Ayurveda, and Doshas, I suggest you check that one first. Why? Because it ....
  • Ayurveda and Gunas
    Ayurveda means Science of Life, which goes beyond the physical body’s health. According to the ancient scriptures, the mind creates an energy field that continuously reacts ....
  • Balancing Multiple Doshas
    I recently posted about Ayurveda and the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha). You can read the blog here.   At this point, you may ....
  • Pandemic, Stress and Us
    Do you feel like you want to scream so loud sometimes that your lungs would explode? A lot is going on, and many of us ....
  • Do you know these 7 natural antibiotics?
    There’s no doubt that prescription antibiotics, such as penicillin, have made a profound difference in the treatment of otherwise fatal diseases since their discovery 80-odd ....
  • What are Ayurveda and the Doshas?
    I recently finished a course in Nutritional Therapy, during which I learned a lot about Ayurveda and how this millenary science can help us live ....
  • Can Life Style And Diet Help Ease Lupus Symptoms?
      Here is my testimony: Yes, it can. Lupus causes inflammation, and people living with this condition often deal with resulting symptoms such as pain, ....
  • 3 ingredients no bake chocolate cake recipe
        This no-bake chocolate oatmeal cake is an easy dessert to make and something a little different from your typical cake.   It takes ....
  • Ayurvedic tongue scraping – why to do so?
      Do you know what tongue scraping is? This ancient Ayurvedic practice has been getting much attention lately; the dental care aisles are brimming with ....
  • Lupus Foundation of America Launches Online Self-Management Program to Support People Living with Lupus
      This is certainly good news!   On January 18th, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) announced the launch of Strategies to Embrace Living with ....
  • Hot Chocolate Chai recipe
      The more I study Ayurveda, the more excited I get. In this cold weather (Vata season), we can combine the warmth of a hot ....
  • Science teaches how to create – and stick to – good habits
      Did you make a new year’s resolution? I did.   When the new year rolls around, 44 % of people in the United States ....
  • I am officially a nutritional therapist!
    I am super excited!   I recently finished my course in Nutritional Therapy at the International Integrative Institute!   It was a 1-year course-  where ....
  • I had Covid. Now I am having my SECOND booster
    As you probably know, I tested Covid-19 positive on New Year’s Eve. The four of us had it, but luckily our symptoms were far from ....
  • Psoriatic Arthritis vs. Lupus: What Are the Differences?
      I found out first-hand how the diagnosis of an autoimmune disease can be painful and complicated. It takes time – and a lot of ....
  • 21 reasons to eat real food
      Eating real food is part of maintaining an anti-inflammatory diet, which is mandatory when you have an autoimmune disease, like lupus. Especially a chronic ....
  • 2 Ingredients Banana Bread Donuts
      Everybody knows I love easy and healthy recipes, that don’t spoil my anti-inflammatory diet. Since I have been diagnosed with lupus, I prefer gluten-free, ....
  • Never underestimate the importance of small steps
      COVID-19 has taught all of us how hard it is to change our habits. Scraping my professional life meant a significant financial withdraw for ....
  • The Best Anti-inflammatory Herbs
    We are hearing a lot about inflammation these days. It’s a local response to a cellular injury involving capillary dilatation, white blood cells penetration, redness, ....
  • How I cope with Lupus during Winter
      Lupus became a companion of mine in 2013, and my body started to give me signs when the temperature was about to change. Unusual ....
  • The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain
      The vacation is over, and the year is properly beginning! It is time to roll up the sleeves and start working on new things! ....
  • Good tips for Lupus patients that can boost Everybody´s Immunity
      When you have an autoimmune disease, you learn a lot of recommendations that can help reduce the symptoms and flares. In my case, a ....
  • Brownie with salted caramel sauce recipe
      Everybody knows I love a healthy recipe. But being healthy isn’t enough – it has to be tasty and appetizing too. This brownie fulfills ....
  • The Top 10 Benefits of Regular Exercise
      Exercise is defined as any movement that makes your muscles work and requires your body to burn calories.   There are many types of ....
  • Feeling SAD? The "Winter Blues" Is Real
      Have you ever noticed your mood change in the winter? Maybe you’re feeling more irritable, tired, or just feeling down? You may be suffering ....
  • A Three-Day Cleanse after Holidays
      Almost everybody I know feels overwhelmed by eating and drinking after the Holidays. It is common to sick for detox when Christmas and New ....
  • After the Universe, a Netflix movie
      Netflix will launch this year “After the Universe”, a movie that tells the story of a pianist who has lupus!  It will probably make ....
  • New Year´s Eve – Hope message
      Every year I write a blog on January 1st to register my New Year’s resolutions. This year, I also wanted to write today, on ....
  • How to strengthen your immune system, according to Harvard University
      I can assure a healthy lifestyle is vital for an immune system that can defend the body against disease. Since I have been diagnosed ....
  • Lupus and detox – 10 potential health benefits of lemongrass tea
      People with lupus usually have to go through a liver detox due to the amount of drugs we need to take daily. The amount ....
  • Christmas Eve – Family time
      Today I am quickly passing here to wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Christmas!   I hope you and your family ....
  • Christmas recipe - Gluten-Free Biscotti with Ginger & Chocolate
      This is a daily challenge here at home: cooking something that is both healthy for me, considering my Lupus condition, and tasty and appealing ....
  • Winter begins tomorrow - 9 Strategies to Help Boost Your Mood During the Winter
    Between the pandemic and the winter, it is normal to feel a bit down and anxious at this time of the year. If you have ....
  • Winter recipe - Healthy Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake
      What is better than a warm cake to sweeten a cold afternoon? This recipe is super easy to prepare, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free! Plus, ....
  • The best 25 diet tips to improve health before Holidays
      The holidays are approaching, and the large meals as well. If you care about your health – and shape, it could be a good ....
  • 8 practical ways to boost endorphins and feel happier
      Endorphins make us feel good. These chemicals naturally produced by the nervous system help us manage pain and stress while quite literally creating positive ....
  • Lupus Greatly Affects Physical Function and Life Quality
      I didn´t even have to read it because I can feel it in my bones – literally. But it is always good to spread ....
  • Indian Spiced Lentil Soup recipe
      Winter is almost there, and the cold season has already begun. To warm up a cold day, try this healthy Indian lentil soup – ....
  • Fact or Fiction? 13 Flu myths unveiled
    13 Flu myths unveiled Every year when the cold season begins, rumors and old flu myths pop back up. You’ve heard many of them before: ....
  • 8 benefits of stretching - including reducing lupus pain
    Including reducing lupus pain Do you stretch frequently?   I noted that yoga stretches reduce my pain. First, I thought it was because I was ....
  • December Kindness Calendar
    Last December, I Received a beautiful calendar full of acts of kindness, one for each day of the month. That´s how I discovered Action for ....
  • Veggie Banana Bread recipe
      I know it is not easy to follow an anti-inflammatory diet when you have a husband and kids. But this Veggie Banana Bread certainly ....
  • 11 best foods to beat fatigue
    It is not only me: as many as 80 percent of people with lupus experience fatigue. For some people with lupus, fatigue is their main ....
  • A list of fiber-rich foods for your gut
    It is no secret I love and have been studying nutrition for some years now. I also learned with Dr. Mark Hyman that the health ....
  • Healthy carrot cake recipe
      I love practical sweet recipes, like this carrot cake without sugar, gluten, and with low-carb option! Easy way to kill the craving for sweets ....
  • 7 best essential oils for sleeping
    Since I started suffering from lupus symptoms, I have been facing difficulties sleeping. After the pandemic, many of my friends and family members have also ....
  • 10 best teas for any of your health needs
      As you can guess from my posts for the past few years, I am a “Tea Lover”! I drink it for various reasons, such ....
  • How to be happy - 14 practical ways!
    14 practical ways!   I have already been asked how I manage to be happy even if I have lupus. Well, happiness often comes from ....
  • World kindness day – 7 ways to be kind (quick and easy)
    7 ways to be kind (quick and easy)   Did you know tomorrow is World Kindness Day 2021?   World Kindness Day is a global ....
  • Satay sweet potato curry recipe
      Since I started studying nutrition and Ayurveda, I have fallen in love with condiments. And curry became one of my favorites! Do you like ....
  • 10 reasons to drink Green Tea with Lemon
      When I read about the benefits of drinking green tea with lemon, I couldn´t believe it. Have you ever tried it?   It is ....
  • Lupus and Sleep Disorders - 6 Natural Sleep Aids
    6 Natural Sleep Aids   Are you facing difficulties to sleep? Waking in the middle of the night and having trouble falling asleep again?   ....
  • 4 ingredient healthy brownie recipe
      In the mood for sweeties?   Some days ago, I tried this easy and healthy brownie recipe, and it really satisfied my cravings—without spoiling ....
  • Mood boosting foods
      Have you ever felt like you had no energy at all?   This can be due to a physical problem or a mental one. ....
  • Young is cured of lupus after experimental immunogenetic therapy
    Good news for all lupus patients!   A young woman diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) received, in March 2021, experimental immunogenetic therapy as a ....
  • 3 ingredient yogurt cake recipe (no flour, butter, or oil)
    I fell utterly in love with this recipe! This creamy yogurt cake is just three ingredients and takes only a few minutes to prepare. You ....
  • Top 7 Superfoods
    After I was diagnosed with lupus, I started studying nutrition because our diet can directly affect the symptoms of an autoimmune disease. I learned more ....
  • Do your lupus symptoms also get worse in cold weather?
    The cold season just started, and I am already dealing with a lupus flare. As the temperature changes, my entire body is in pain. Unfortunately, ....
  • What to expect for Halloween?
    Halloween is approaching, and the kids here at home are already starting to feel anxious about the date. But it won’t be this year that ....
  • Turmeric Rice
    For anyone with food sensitivity or illness, even an autoimmune disease like me, this Turmeric Rice recipe contains tons of anti-inflammatory properties that help your ....
  • Lupus walk
    *This picture is from 2019, prior to Covid-19 pandemic.   Join me for the virtual Walk to End Lupus Now experience tomorrow, October 16, 2021! ....
  • Chronic Inflammation
      I usually post about following an anti-inflammatory diet, especially for those who have an autoimmune disease, like me. Lupus made me change all my ....
  • Let's understand Lupus together!
    I’ve been living with lupus for almost a decade. Being an autoimmune patient has taught me so much about myself, as well as it has ....
  • Chia pudding
      On Monday, I posted about the gut microbiome – our second brain – and how eating correctly can influence our entire health. This is ....
  • How to improve your health through diet?
    Even before I started studying nutrition, I needed to change my diet due to lupus. Over the years after the diagnosis, as per medical recommendations, ....
  • NAC
      The cold is approaching and with it the famous respiratory problems. Personally, due to Lupus, I have a high sensitivity in the respiratory system ....
  • Coffe and Lupus
    Today is National Coffee Day! And for those who are Coffee Lovers, I bring the results of the first study to assess the impact of ....
  • Turmeric
      I love turmeric! Since I have been following an anti-inflammatory diet due to my lupus condition, I use it in my salty recipes to ....
  • Nearly 30% of patients with lupus show low response to COVID-19 vaccine
    How important is the third COVID vaccine dose…   According to data published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, about 29% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus ....
  • Vacation in Greece
    Summer ends Today is the first day of fall, and I realized how better this summer was compared to the previous one – when we ....
  • Banoffee pie in the pot recipe
    Recipe Another delicious and very natural dessert recipe…   Banoffee pie in the pot!   Ingredients (base): – 1/2 cup of crushed almonds or other ....
  • Lupus Heterogeneity and the complexity to find a cure
    When people find out I have Lupus and get to know a bit of the condition, many questions come to mind. After learning about causes, ....
  • 4 Cornertones to Build a Supplement Program
    Because of my autoimmune condition, I started to follow an anti-inflammatory diet. To fight lupus flares and symptoms, I found that the healthier I eat, ....
  • Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Bars recipe
    The classic flavors of tangy cheesecake and fresh ripe strawberries marry together perfectly in these 10-ingredient, vegan, gluten-free bars! Plus, it has oat-almond crust and ....
  • Labor Day – Lupus and Work
    Today is Labor Day, and an opportunity to congratulate all the workers in this country. But, more than that, it is an opportunity to talk ....
  • Vegetables Egg Bites recipe
    This incredible – and easy – recipe is inspired by the delicious egg bites sold at Starbucks.   If you have tried the egg bites ....
  • I repeatedly post about how our emotions influence our lives and our physiology. And one area of body function that is known for being closely ....
  • Vegan Cake-brownie recipe
    I saw this recipe on Instagram, tested and just loved it! Healthy, gluten and dairy-free – and super easy! Let me know what you think. ....
  • 15 scientific ways to relax
    Today is National Relaxation Day, so you have a great excuse to take it easy. Here’s how science can help you have the most laid-back ....
  • New medication approved in the US to treat Lupus patients!
    AstraZeneca’s Saphnelo (anifrolumab-fnia) has been approved in the US for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who are ....
  • Salted Pecan-Fudge Cookies recipe
    This recipe is fantastic! The kids here at home love it, and so do I! It makes a fudgy, grain-free, dairy-free cookie with a delightful ....
  • How to get motivated?
    Have you ever noticed that some days you feel motivated and eager to accomplish something, and other days you feel sluggish and struggle to find ....
  • Coconut bread recipe
    If you follow me for some time, you probably know I love to share healthy and easy recipes! This is one of my favorites. I ....
  • About friendship...
    According to Wikipedia, friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. Although there are many forms of friendship– some of which may vary from ....
  • Lupus in Men: Is it different?
    One doubt most people have is if lupus occurs in men. Well, lupus can develop in anyone: male or female, of any age, including children, ....
  • When you feel… Try…
    I read this message on Eora Brazil´s Instagram and felt the impulse to share it with you. It certainly helped me feel better:   WHEN ....
  • Banana Oatmeal Bars Recipe
    Vegan Banana Oatmeal Bars!   This is a simple recipe I got from Fernanda Mello´s Instagram: it has no added sugar, it is nutritious, made ....
  • Unmet Treatment Needs of People with Lupus
    Findings from a Lupus Foundation of America study show a high level of burden with current treatments and unmet needs in managing lupus symptoms.   ....
  • 10 Evidence-Based Benefits of Green Tea
    As I spoked about the benefits of matcha in the latest blog, today I brought 10 evidence-based benefits of green tea, which is touted to ....
  • The best Matcha Shakes ever – with Recipe!
    Did you ever drink matcha? I’m in love with it! It is super healthy, and you can invent many shakes using the powder as an ....
  • Diet and Nutrition with Lupus
    There is no special diet for lupus, although an anti-inflammatory diet can help to manage inflammation symptoms. You can find a lot of healthy recipes ....
  • What makes you proud of the woman you are?
    This is a message translated from an Instagram post of Ana Furtado, a Brazilian TV host. I found it very inspiring. Please read it and ....
  • High-protein two-ingredient ice-cream recipe
    Creating balance is often a significant part of what goes into cooking breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sweets, on the other hand, aren’t typically held to ....
  • Lupus and Worklife: can I still work after my diagnosis?
    No matter the area of expertise, our achievements and accomplishments in the workplace contribute to our self-image and identity. It’s not surprising that people with ....
  • How can Juicing Help with Anxiety and Depression?
    Anxiety and depression are stress- and mood-related disorders that are common and can be potentially severe.   They’re predominantly treated with prescription medication, therapy, or ....
  • Low-carb dinner
    How about a Low Carb Dinner?   Try this simple combination: endive with ricotta (mashed with olive oil and fine herbs) + smoked salmon. You ....
  • Spirituality, Apps to meditate & My mantra´s playlist
    I am not sure if there is any scientific proof that spirituality can make us happier, but I can speak about myself. The answer is ....
  • Why I started blogging
    Today is social media day, and besides the opportunity to connect with my old and make new friends, learn and share knowledge, they are vital ....
  • Herbal Tea for Stress recipe
    “Stress and anxiety are the most common combined symptoms that I treat and see,” says Rachelle Robinett, herbalist and founder of Supernatural. That has been ....
  • How does Lupus affect women
      Lupus is a chronic (lifelong) autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body and affects more women than men. It is estimated ....
  • Summertime and Rebirth
      Summer is finally here to remind us that the sun is always shining – even when we don’t see it!   Somedays, it is ....
  • Fatherhood and Prioritizing
      My husband and I have been married for 21 years. So much has happened since I said yes. We lived and worked in 3 ....
  • Why you should eat 5 Fruits and Vegetables a day
      Even before my lupus diagnosis, I always advocated for a healthy life and incredibly healthy nutrition. Recently, I read that researchers say a ‘5-a-day ....
  • Thai Coconut Turkey Soup recipe
      I love Thai-­style coconut soup! It has everything I need for a nourishing meal in one bowl.   Since I avoid gluten, dairy, and ....
  • The world´s healthiest foods
      Curious to know which are the world’s healthiest foods?   The George Mateljan Foundation published a list of the 100 healthiest ones. They selected ....
  • Polyphenols-rich Smoothie
      I posted some weeks ago about polyphenols – what they are and which foods are rich in them. Despite that, you know that I ....
  • Lupus and Sunlight
      Everybody talks a lot about the damaging effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. And we know to protect ourselves outside with wide-brimmed hats, ....
  • National Cancer Survivors Day
      As today is National Cancer Survivors Day, I am here to write about gratitude. Last year I posted a series of blogs about my ....
  • Crispy and Delicious Gluten-Free Pie Crusts
      I’ve been avoiding gluten for years now because it worsens inflammation. When you have an autoimmune disease, like me, you usually need to maintain ....
  • The 7 Types of Rest You Need
      I have been managing anxiety for some years now, especially after I got my Lupus diagnosis. At that time, besides taking care of my ....
  • Questions for Lupies
    As we are closing Purple May, a month dedicated to the awareness of inflammatory diseases, including lupus, I wanted to finish my series of posts ....
  • Do You Know What Produce You Should Buy Organic?
    Buying organic fruits and vegetables is super important for our health, but it can get costly pretty fast. A visit to a high-end grocery store ....
  • Lupus, chronic fatigue, and a good night sleep
    For us, diagnosed with lupus SLE, the story of fatigue and cognitive dysfunction is what Dr. Melanie Harrison compares to the tale of the “chicken ....
  • How SMART Strategy Setting Can Help You Reach Your Health Goals
    When it comes to wellness, many people commonly set individual health goals, such as engaging in regular physical activity, eating a healthy diet, quitting smoking, ....
  • What is the Best Workout to Uplift the Mood?
    What is the Best Workout to Uplift the Mood? Unlike many people think, people with autoimmune diseases not only can – but should – exercise ....
  • 6 Delicious Gluten-Free Pasta Recipes
    6 Delicious Gluten-Free Pasta Recipes! Since I have been diagnosed with lupus, integrative and naturopath doctors recommended an anti-inflammatory diet. So, since 2013 I stopped ....
  • Lupus and our Bodies
    Lupus and our Bodies May is our lupus awareness, so I decided to talk about the symptoms once again, as I am in the middle ....
  • A Simple Phone Call Can Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression for Those in Lockdown
    For more than one year, many of us have struggled through feelings of isolation and loneliness because of COVID-19 restrictions and enforced physical distancing to ....
  • Polyphenol food for your gut
    Do you know why greens or produce deep in color are an essential addition to your plate and vital for optimal health?   Polyphenols are ....
  • Why Lupus patients should Exercise?
      Today is World Lupus Day, and we are currently at Purple May – the Lupus Awareness Month. In honor of these dates, I am ....
  • Mother´s Day
    For many people, wealth, power, and beauty are their primary goals. Living in Silicon Valley showed me the power of money with so many successful ....
  • 10 minutes chocolate truffles for Mothers Day recipe
    Mother’s Day is coming up, and if you haven’t bought a special gift for your mom, or if you want to do it yourself and ....
  • Why eating alfalfa sprouts can make Lupus worse?
    Since I have been diagnosed with lupus, I started reading about nutrition as my doctors told me that my diet would make a massive difference ....
  • 10 Early Signs of Lupus
    People around me usually ask what are my lupus symptoms and how I discovered I had lupus. I look fine, why don’t I look sick? ....
  • Silky Avocado Key Lime Pie Recipe
    Café Gratitude is a small chain of organic, vegan restaurants in California. Their vegan key lime pie is almost too good to be true. You’d ....
  • Can vaccinated people meet relatives and friends? Here´s the answer
    As the vaccine rollouts continue in the coming months, friends and families living in different states and countries are experiencing vaccination discrepancies. It is already ....
  • Do you know smoking decreases the effectiveness of lupus treatments?
    Did you know that there are three major categories of lupus erythematosus (LE)? Acute (A)CLE, subacute (S)CLE and cutaneous (C)CLE. As the Lupus Awareness month ....
  • What is systemic lupus erythematosus?
    It’s time to talk about lupus.   The immune system usually fights off dangerous infections and bacteria to keep the body healthy. An autoimmune disease ....
  • What are Adaptogens? Are they really healthy?
    I am falling in love with Ayurveda. The more I read, the more fascinated I get. Ayurveda is not about a diet; it is a ....
  • 27 Evidence-Based Health and Nutrition Tips
    I don’t know about you, but I sometimes get confused about health and nutrition. Even qualified experts often seem to hold opposing opinions.   Despite ....
  • How Different Strains of COVID-19 Might Affect the Vaccine
    Like me, you’ve probably read a lot about new strains of the coronavirus cruising around the world these days, from Brazil to South Africa, and ....
  • National Pet Day
    I love my dog. Cooper is always by my side. Rain or shine. Sweet and cuddly, he is the best buddy in the world. I’m ....
  • Easy Vegan Moussaka Recipe
    Moussaka is a popular dish in Greece and beyond; it has layers of ground meat, eggplant, and a bechamel sauce.   There are variations of ....
  • World Health Day reflection
    Today is World Health Day, a time to be grateful for our health, body, and wellness. Be thankful for the food, sanitation, and healthcare we ....
  • Wishing everyone the joy of hope this Easter
    This year, more than ever, Easter arrives both resonant and relevant, prompting us to consider the costs of human folly and delusion and what a ....
  • Easter and Lupus
    Happy Easter Easter, for me, is a terrific symbol – it means rebirth, a chance to renew my behavior, and above all, it fills me ....
  • I have Covid. What´s next?
    In Brazil, where my whole family is, the pandemic is going wild. Therefore, I decided to write this post. I know a couple of people ....
  • Hitting the Pandemic Wall?
      A few days ago, I read an article from Elisabeth Lesser that made me feel so understood, that I started wondering if you are ....
  • Choose to Walk
      Last week I posted about the Earth Hour and commented how contact with nature can be healing. How looking at a beautiful landscape can ....
  • Earth Hour tomorrow
      Tomorrow we will present the Earth Hour. And 2021 is a special year for that.   Over the years, the lights-off moment saw entire ....
  • Quotes to Help With Depression and Anxiety
      On my darker days, especially when I am facing a lupus flare or any other health problem, I use meditation mantras that can bring ....
  • How to stick to new habits?
      Setting goals is an essential part of being a healthy and successful adult. But I am pretty sure it is easier said than done. ....
  • Power Spring Juices
      Spring is here, and that means it is time to shift your plant-based ingredients to ones that are in season – doing so is ....
  • St. Patrick´s Day: tips to compensate for alcohol intake
      Did you know that alcohol contains about seven calories per gram, more than proteins and carbohydrates? So, the guidance I received as a lupus ....
  • It’s OK to Not Be OK
      Being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease messes with one’s head. Besides the physical symptoms and flares, the uncertainty about how it would be living ....
  • Phrases that every person with Lupus hears
      Besides the lupus condition itself, another awful situation everyone with an autoimmune condition face is the lack of sensibility and empathy from people in ....
  • Pistachio and Raspberries Mini-Cakes Recipe
    One challenge I face every day is maintaining an anti-inflammatory diet. Being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, lupus, I have my doctors repeatedly recommending me ....
  • International Womens´s Day
      Today it is International Women’s Day, and I could not fail to register my gratitude and admiration for my mother’s, sister’s, and friends’ friendships. ....
  • An At-Home Wellness Sabbatical
      At this point, it’s an understatement to say that the COVID-19 has taken a toll on our mental well-being. The coronavirus alone has tripled ....
  • Easy vegan truffles recipe
    Since I have been diagnosed with lupus, I’ve implemented many changes in my routine, especially in regards to eating and exercising. An anti-inflammatory diet is ....
  • 4-Week Plan to Eating Healthier in 2021
    A little planning to turn your healthy eating goals into life-long habits can help! I know … it is easier said than done, but it’s ....
  • It takes courage to show our vulnerability
    I love Brene Brown. She is probably my favorite author. Every time I listen to her lectures or podcasts, I learn something new. It does ....
  • Warming Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
    Cold temperatures call for warming soups!   This incredibly delicious sweet potato soup is a 1-pot, gluten-free recipe.   Ingredients: 1/4 cup water, plus more ....
  • Matcha vs Moringa
      Matcha and Moringa are two of my favorite superfoods. They’re antioxidant-packed, boost some fabulous health perks, and can be made into super cozy morning ....
  • What dietary factors are important in Autoimmune conditions?
    A long-term study conducted at the Oslo Rheumatism Hospital showed that following some dietary principles can be “healing” in some individuals with Rheumatoid Arthritis and ....
  • How do I mistreat myself?
    I know it isn’t easy to deal with so many responsibilities. Family, marriage, work, and money usually take all our attention, and many people view ....
  • What is the difference between health and wellness?
    Are health and wellness the same thing? Each one of these two words has a unique definition that has evolved throughout history. According to the ....
  • People hide their feelings.
    The vaccines are here to help us. Nevertheless, I feel stuck behind a wall of tiredness. Living outside of my comfort zone for such a ....
  • Happy Valentine´s Day
      A friend of mine asked if I could remember the most challenging moment in my life. I said, yes. That was back in the ....
  • Chair yoga and Lupus
      Sometimes, lupus flares prevent us from doing the most simple things we love. For those who are not able to get down onto the ....
  • L-theanine and tea
      Are you a tea lover like me? If yes, you probably know the soothing influence that accompanies a good cup of tea – and ....
  • Edible gifts you can make for Valentine´s Day
      Valentine’s day is approaching, and it can be even more fun if you demonstrate your affection making a homemade gift for your beloved ones. ....
  • Overcoming challenges can be difficult.
    Uncertainty can take us off track. Our ability to act instead of reacting when we face adversity can show us how resilient we are. January ....
  • Types of Lupus
      Did you know that are different types of Lupus? When people use the term “lupus,” they usually refer to systemic lupus erythematosus, or “SLE.” ....
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe
      A sweet sugar-free, and gluten-free muffin recipe? You can find it here! For those who need to maintain an anti-inflammatory diet, especially because have ....
  • How to stick to New Year's resolutions and truly change your habits
      A month has passed; it was fast! Good time to do a time check on our new year’s resolutions. A few days ago, I ....
  • Lupus and Sleep Disorders
      For those with lupus, like me, a good night of sleep is among the most important activities to engage in staying healthy and avoiding ....
  • Lupus and Mental Health
      I can assure you that lupus has a profound effect on a person’s mental and emotional well-being. After diagnosed, you are likely to have ....
  • Potato soup
      Winter combines with… Blankets, Netflix, hot tea, hot cocoa, and for eating… Soup! This Classic Potato Leek Soup is just delicious and will warm ....
  • Know costumers
    I would like you to answer a brief question about yourself. You can send me your response below in the commentaries. I really would like ....
  • The importance of friends
      During the pandemic quarantine, it became evident the significant importance that friendship plays in our lives. Forced to stay separated from most of the ....
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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