Cortisol, Fatigue, and Auto-Immunity

  I’ve seen discussion regarding the connection between #cortisol levels and #fatigue. While we are still uncovering the cause of #CFS – and we don’t know if it’s #autoimmune or not yet – here are some clues to the nature of an auto-immune condition: First, cortisol’s main role is to help maintain energy to cope with stress. Second, in people with auto-immune conditions, the cortisol response may be compromised. For other people, their stress response may still be responsive, but there may be irregularities in their immune […]

How Are You On The Inside Today?

How Are You On The Inside Today? How do you feel? How does your body feel? Are you happy or sad? Lonely? Do you feel connected or disconnected? Do you have a chronic condition?  Do you have high or low energy?  Are you anxious or depressed? What are the components of well-being anyway?  How do we stay well in this modern world? Well-being is many things:  diet, community, compassion (for self & others), peace of mind Click here to find […]

Compassion: What I Wish The World Knew About ME/CFS & Other Chronic Conditions

What we need more than anything is compassion these days, especially for people facing challenges… I wish the world knew how much I fight for my health each and every day, every hour, sometimes every minute. I wish people knew how much the comments and judgements about me hurt:  I am not lazy or unmotivated, or any other of the careless judgements cast my way.   I am not “complaining,” if I tell you about my unique circumstances, in the hopes […]