How to Deal with Fatigue When Suffering from Chronic Illness | The Health Sessions

How to Deal with Fatigue When Suffering from Chronic Illness

This article is written by Selena Thomas. 

Many people do not know that there is a difference between tiredness and fatigue, mostly because they were lucky enough never to experience real fatigue. However, people who suffer from various chronic illnesses usually say that fatigue is the most annoying symptom of their condition. Since fatigue can seriously impair someone’s quality of life, today we are going to discuss it and see what can we do to cope better with it.

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12 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes That'll Warm Up You This Winter | The Health Sessions

12 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes That’ll Warm Up You This Winter

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Who doesn’t crave a big bowl of comfort food on days when it’s cold and grey?

Thankfully, healthy slow cooker recipes are pretty easy to make. You prep the protein, sturdy vegetables and carbs of your choosing, add liquid like broth and just let them simmer in your Le Creuset pot on the stove for a few hours.

Slow cookers like the Crockpot are especially spoonie-friendly. You don’t have to keep an eye on your pots and pans, which makes it less taxing mentally and physically than regular cooking. What’s more, you can prep the ingredients ahead of time on days when you feel relatively good. Then, whenever you’re busy or sick, you simply heat one of those freezer meals in your slow cooker. And of course with a big enough Crockpot, you can make double batches. One day of cooking, two meals!

Would you like the taste of slow-cooked meals, but in less time? The Instant Pot brings you soup, chili and stews before you could order take-out.

Whichever tools or method you choose, here are 12 healthy slow cooker recipes that’ll warm you up this winter. 

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Fragile Fighter: Lara Bloom on Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome | The Health Sessions

Fragile Fighter: Lara Bloom on Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

What’s it really like to live with chronic illness every day? How do you deal with the physical symptoms, emotional turmoil and practical problems?  In this interview series, real life ‘spoonies’ share their stories and tips. Lara Bloom is the President and CEO of The Ehlers-Danlos Society and responsible for globally raising awareness of rare, … Read more >



31 Coaching Questions to Help You Grow | The Health Sessions

31 Coaching Questions to Help You Grow

Tough times often turn into moments of self-reflection. Hardship like chronic illness, relationship problems and financial troubles forces you to stand still. It leaves you wondering: what went wrong and what happens next? Difficult times also make you re-examine your priorities: what matters most in life?

Coaching doesn’t give you the answers, but it helps you pose the right questions. Asking meaningful questions can help you look at your situation from a fresh point of view. That new perspective may give you the insights you need to find solutions – or, if there aren’t any easy answers, acceptance and inner peace.

Even though you didn’t ask for it, painful periods can provide valuable life lessons. According to research, roughly 70% of people who went through tough times have experienced some kind of psychological growth in return. Following adversity, you may have a new understanding of yourself, a greater appreciation for life, a deeper connection with loved ones or a higher purpose in life.

Need a little help with your soul-searching? Whether you use them as a daily journal prompt or explore them together with a trusted friend over a glass of wine, take a look at these 31 coaching questions to help you grow. 

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How to Stock Your Natural Medicine Cabinet | The Health Sessions

How to Stock Your Natural Medicine Cabinet

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Few things are more annoying than becoming sick in the middle of the night and realizing you have nothing at home to ease your symptoms. That’s why many of us keep aspirin, cough medicine and Imodium at hand. But have you ever considered stocking a natural medicine cabinet (too)?

There are different reasons why you might turn to natural remedies instead of conventional medication when you get sick.  You may experience side-effects from over-the-counter drugs or you want to fix the root cause instead of treating symptoms. Natural remedies could also help prevent you from getting ill, by supporting your immunity.

Whatever your motivation, take a look at these 8 remedies to keep in your natural medicine cabinet. 

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