Monthly Archives: November 2015

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Autumn Recipes to Warm the Body and Mind

Whether it is on your phone or a handy leather-bound notebook, remember to keep a food diary. Keeping a detailed note of the meals you consume will make it easier for you and your doctor to pinpoint, manage, and control flare-inducing foods.
RECIPES
Spaghetti with braised kale
Sometimes everyone just needs a warm plate of pasta. Look for […]

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Practice Body Awareness Exercises

To combat those nasty November winter woes, do some indoor body awareness exercises indoors. Relieve stress and pain not by numbing or ignoring it, but instead by locating it and focusing on it with slow movement, awareness based exercises.

Yoga
Stay indoors and join a yoga class! Hatha yoga uses asanas (body postures) to practice mindfulness and […]

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How to Conquer Depression

Lupus is a challenging, life-altering lifelong chronic autoimmune disease. On bad days, living optimistically with lupus can seem like an impossible task. It is common to experience feelings of sadness, frustration, resentment, and grief. When these temporary negative feelings turn into long-lasting aggravations, they may be signalling an illness called clinical depression.

It is common […]

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Your lupus journey

My lupus story – by Lystra Lewis

I was 16 years old when I was first diagnosed with lupus. I had gotten my tonsils removed on March 30th 1976 and did not recover from that surgery. I remember not being able to eat simple things like jello and ice cream. Soon after that I became very […]

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Autoimmune Disease and Chronic Pain

The first week of November is National Pain Awareness Week, hosted by the Canadian Pain Coalition. 1 in 5 Canadians live with chronic pain. About 15% of pain conditions do not respond to any current therapies. When a person is in pain, they may miss work, be unable to complete tasks, and visit the hospital […]

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