Life is a terminal engagement

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

I don’t like the word recovery frankly…life is a terminal engagement…we grow and change and meet challenges…until we die

Alternative words/ideas: “becoming” – “transforming” – “unfolding” – “awakening”

“Recovery” instead assumes some sort of pristine state that never was…

I don’t want to go back to what I was before I got a psychiatric diagnosis. Do you?

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Citrus And Statins. —Citrus And Statins “” “How Foods and Drugs Collide” provided my first knowledge that 5-geranoxy psoralen (bergamottin) had been identified as the active agent in grapefruit juice implicated in interfering with the so-called statin drugs

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Bergamottin is a natural furanocoumarin found principally in grapefruit juice. It is also found in the oil of bergamot orange, from which it was first isolated and from which its…

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Sweet potato falafel over salad greens #foodie friday

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

This is an old recipe I created (with some inspiration for others)  before I knew about my histamine intolerance so it’s not good for anyone who is dealing with that issue! Some of the spices, the lemon, and the kefir (or yogurt) are all problematic if you have a histamine intolerance.

I just looked for this recipe on my old cooking blog as I’m going to come up with a modified version for myself  because I do eat a lot of sweet potatoes and I also eat chick pea flour. So the main ingredients in the falafel is okay. The problem ingredients for me are among the spices and in the sauce. Still I remember liking this so much I thought I’d share it with everyone else who can eat all these lovely spices etc.

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I got the idea for this on Joanne’s wonderful blog, Eats Well With Others

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How to approach your acupuncturist

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

Someone asked about acupuncture in a health group I’m a member of. In the group we all have HIT (histamine intolerance). Susan, one of the group members responded with what I strung together to become this lovely essay. It contains wise words for anyone with any sort of unique health challenge. I know there are many folks who read this blog with unique health challenges. So where it refers to HIT just insert whatever not-so-common health condition you are faced with and heed the wonderful suggestions that Susan makes.

I’d like to add here, given there are a lot of readers of this blog that have psych drug withdrawal issues that some of us find that we cannot tolerate acupuncture at all during acute phases of illness. Multiple sensitivities can also make herbs quite risky. It’s worth being aware of these issues too.

By Susan Tenney

Advice on how…

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