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Hurricane Irma: Weathering the Storm

As Hurricane Irma makes it way ever closer to Florida, my husband and I are at our in-laws making pizza. Don’t get me wrong, we are prepared. We have made several trips to Publix and Lowes, our tubs are filled, doors are sandbags, and we are ready for Irma! Yet, really, can one ever be […]

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Chronic Illness & Endometriosis

A New Solution for Endometriosis: Exploring the Use of Kratom for Pain Relief

History of Kratom Coming from Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and New Guinae, Kratom is a tart-tasting leaf hailed for its pain-relieving effect. The kratom leaf may be utilized as either a stimulant or a sedative based on the dosage consumed.  Kratom has been used for many centuries in other countries to taper opiate addiction, boost productivity, and […]

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Chronic Illness & Endometriosis Health

The Dreaded Endo Belly: How to Deal with Endometriosis and Bloating

Endometriosis has been known to cause many uncomfortable symptoms. One of the symptoms that does not get enough attention is endometriosis and bloating, it has been affectionately referred to as “endo belly.” It is when the abdominal area tends to swell, sometimes to the extreme point of mimicking a pregnant belly. The “endo belly” is thought […]