How to Live with Chronic Back Pain | The Health Sessions

How to Live with Chronic Back Pain

This is a guest post by Jessica Kelley from CareHappiness.com.  

 

It is still possible to live a relatively comfortable, happy, active and fulfilled life while suffering from chronic back pain. Statistics have it that treating and managing chronic illnesses (including back pain) costs upwards of $100 billion in the USA alone. So the first thing you need to understand is that you are not alone.

But how do you live with the challenges associated with chronic back pain? This resource seeks to offer you helpful, practical and effective ways to cope with your problems. 

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Healthy Pancakes, Waffles & French Toast: The 14 Ultimate Stacks | The Health Sessions

14 Ultimate Stacks of Healthy Pancakes, Waffles & French Toast

It’s the one dish that my little girl could eat day and night: pancakes.

Luckily, she’s been eating the ‘weirdest’ batter mixes since she was one year old. As in: when she sees a zucchini in the fridge, she’ll happily ask me if we’re having pancakes for dinner.

What makes the stacks below different than your regular pancakes and waffles are the hidden veggies, the use of whole grains, plant-based milk and/or egg substitutes. Add the good-for-you toppings and you’ve got yourself a nourishing dish you can serve any time of day.

What’s even better, breakfast stacks are easily adaptable to suit every diet, from Paleo and gluten-free to low-sugar and vegan. The base is always flour + milk + eggs; you just substitute whichever ingredient you wish and adjust it to your liking.

So in celebration of my daughters’ third birthday, here are the ultimate stacks of healthy pancakes, waffles and French toast!

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How to Cope with Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy | The Health Sessions

How to Cope with Anxiety and Depression during Pregnancy

This is a guest post by Kristi from IntelligentMother.com.

 

Pregnancy should be a happy and exciting time in a woman’s life. However, this is not always the case for some women as it can be a time of confusion, fear, stress and even depression. Women with a history of depression may spend the next nine months of their pregnancy trying to feel better.

According to the Scientific World Journal, 70% of pregnant women suffer from anxiety. According to the studies carried out by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), 1 in every 4 women at some point during their lifetime has suffered from depression. So, how do you cope with anxiety while pregnant when you have a history of depression?

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Why You Should Ask Yourself “How” Instead of “Why”

  “Why is this happening to me?” “Why can’t I do anything right?”  When something stressful happens to you – you miss your train by seconds, you lose your wallet or your child gets sick on the day of an important meeting – these kind of rhetorical questions tend to pop up in your mind. … Read more >