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Just 3 Ingredients for Easy, Healthy Homemade Salad Dressing

Just 3 Ingredients for Easy, Healthy Homemade Salad Dressing

My fibromyalgia makes me very sensitive to the foods I eat. One meal of processed foods and I suffer for at least few days, with more fatigue, more pain, and more brain fog. One day of eating plenty of fresh, dark green leafy vegetables and a healthy homemade salad dressing, I feel better immediately. However, if I added store-bought, processed…

3 Days 3 Problems: Just a Typical Sailing Voyage

3 Days 3 Problems: Just a Typical Sailing Voyage

It was just three days’ sailing and motor-sailing, and we encountered three significant problems. But as any seasoned cruising sailor will tell you, this was just a typical sailing voyage. We’d been talking about sailing from San Carlos to Puerto Vallarta for nearly a year. Originally we hoped to get there in March 2016, but I suffered a shoulder injury…

4 Consequences of Pushing Through Pain and Fatigue

4 Consequences of Pushing Through Pain and Fatigue

It is oh-so-tempting to keep pushing through pain and fatigue to get things done. Whether it means cooking dinner for the family, attending an important event, finishing your hike, or completing a work project. I’ve certainly succumbed to the temptation many times over the years since my fibromyalgia diagnosis in 2003. Now, I do it as infrequently as possible, because I’ve…

Finally an Explanation For Non-celiac Wheat Sensitivity

Finally an Explanation For Non-celiac Wheat Sensitivity

Finally, there’s an explanation for my wheat sensitivity! Until now, it’s been a mystery as to why, when I eat wheat, I experience aggravated fatigue. But I can eat oats, which are often cross-contaminated with gluten from processing. And many other gluten-containing foods don’t pose a problem. So I know I don’t have celiac disease (yay!), which is an autoimmune disease…

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