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Coping With Anxiety – Grounding Techniques

Anxiety is the feeling of unease, worry or fear.  Everyone experiences anxiety during their lives - you may worry about taking an exam for example.  But there are peopl who experience these symptoms daily and struggle to control them.  Anxiety can take over a person's life and be a constant struggle. Anxiety is common in… Continue reading Coping With Anxiety – Grounding Techniques

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An Open Letter To Those Opposed To Legalising CBD Oil In Medicine

To anyone against the legalisation of CBD oil for medicinal purposes, My name is Natalie and I am 32 years old.  I have suffered from chronic illnesses all my life.  I was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis at the age of fifteen months, so have never known life without it.  I was then diagnosed with… Continue reading An Open Letter To Those Opposed To Legalising CBD Oil In Medicine

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Guest Post – Zero To Ileo In 4 Months

Good morning and happy Monday!  I am delighted to share a guest post from the lovely Julie today.  Julie looked after me when I was last in hospital for my knee which had locked again.  We got chatting as she saw I had a stoma and she told me about her husband who had just… Continue reading Guest Post – Zero To Ileo In 4 Months

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Kefir-Quark Recipe Challenge

Happy Friday one and all!  I was contacted by the lovely people at Palm PR again with a recipe challenge.  The ingredient they wanted me to use was a new combination by Bio-tiful containing kefir and quark. "Kefir-Quark, the is the world’s first combination of bio-live Kefir and high-protein Quark. Bio-tiful Kefir-Quark combines two of the best and most nutritious… Continue reading Kefir-Quark Recipe Challenge

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Introduction To The Well Wrap

Today I have an exciting new product to share with all you readers with arthritis and joint problems.  Well Wrap is a non-invasive, electronic, wearable wrap for your knee that can help those with joint pain.  Have a look at what people testing the WellWrap are saying about this device by clicking here The Well Wrap… Continue reading Introduction To The Well Wrap

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Top Ten Favourite IBD & Ostomy Support Groups

As this week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this Saturday marks World IBD Day I thought I would do a post combining the two.  When diagnosed with a chronic illness like IBD, mental health problems often come hand in hand.  Being told you have an illness that will never go away, spending lots of… Continue reading Top Ten Favourite IBD & Ostomy Support Groups

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An Interview With… Jamie Pearson

Through blogging I have met some incredible and brave people.  During the course of me appearing on The IBD & Ostomy Support Show, I met Jamie.  He lives not far from me which was an obvious starting point for a conversation.  He has become a good friend and is always there for a chat and… Continue reading An Interview With… Jamie Pearson

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Ten Top Tips To Prepare For Ostomy Surgery

I got a whole day to get my head around the idea of having an ileostomy, many people don't get that long as it is often performed during emergency surgery.  For some however, the surgery is scheduled and they have some time to prepare.  Physically, this can be a blessing with more time to get… Continue reading Ten Top Tips To Prepare For Ostomy Surgery