This past Friday, I woke up feeling like an absolute bag of dog shit. For all of you literal folks out there, no, I don’t know what a bag of dog shit feels like. But, if I had to guess, I am inclined to think that because of the scent of dog crap trapped within … More The COVID diaries: Lauren edition
It isn’t a secret that I have bowels that would challenge the likes of nuclear weaponry. My digestive tract is absolutely fucked, and this isn’t an exaggeration; since I have recovered from my eating disorder, I’ve had more than my share of stomach-related issues, and years later, they’re still with me, making their presence quite … More Natural remedies for a gut on the warpath
I will be honest in admitting that the sole reason I purchased my first diffuser approximately five years ago was that I thought they were cool. No word of a lie, I went out and bought one of these fuckers because I found the combination of the vapour they release and the changing colour features … More Should you be using a diffuser?
Sleep is something that is absolutely essential to the health and overall function of the human body. It provides an opportunity for our minds and bodies to rest, heal and regenerate, and without it, we’re pretty much useless, not to mention going too long without sleep can literally kill you. Despite the significance of sleep … More Having trouble sleeping? Read this
I believe I first started getting acne when I was around the age of 13. I could be off by a few years; I didn’t exactly make note of when I first noticed a volcanic eruption occurring on my face, if you can imagine that. Fast-forward to now and I’m still dealing with acne. I’m … More Dealing with a stubborn zit? Read this
When I was first diagnosed with Lyme disease about a year ago, I learned a lot. I educated myself on the disease itself, as well as treatment, and believe me when I tell you that when I started exploring treatment options, I was scratching my head as I have never heard of some of the … More Here’s why you should be using an infrared sauna
Without fail, I burn the first time I’m outside in the sunshine for the entire duration of the day while working on the farm. It happens every year; I usually get a solid burn on my shoulders, back, and the back of my neck, and from there forward I tend to tan and don’t typically … More Read this to learn about some sunburn remedies
It’s an issue that has been relevant, arguably, since the beginning of time; women’s health and a lack of concern and priority is nothing new, although, I do believe the issue itself is worsening in terms of severity as of late, specifically referencing the looming potential of The Supreme Court overturning the Roe versus Wade … More The time is now to do better for women’s health
I’m willing to bet that the majority of us are familiar with dandelions, mainly as a result of recess during our childhoods. At least, my childhood recesses consisted of attacking one another with the flower and smearing yellow up and down our arms as if an infant took a massive shit upon us. Perhaps I … More Should you be eating dandelions?
Allow me to stipulate that I do not make frequent use of tanning beds. I don’t make any use of them, actually, however, I have a bit of a dilemma that is requiring me to do so. I work on our family’s farm year-round, and, in the summer months, I tend to get a tan … More Never been tanning before? Read this
Health is a topic that, I would say, has direct relevance to all of us. Health is a rather pivotal aspect of life in terms of its quality; poor health isn’t something we wish to possess, therefore we strive to be as healthy as we possibly can, in most cases, and to certain extents. For … More Start doing these things to feel healthier
Pizza pockets are like the GOAT of the food world. They’re insanely good, and while I realize that store-bought versions of this delicacy are stuffed with synthetic materials and chemicals, I personally don’t give a shit. They’re delicious, regardless of how many hazardous materials they contain, and I think they may contain cocaine or some … More Here’s how to make homemade pizza pockets
I mentioned in yesterday’s post regarding sternum injuries that I would update you once I learned what exactly it is that I did to my own. I spoke with my doctor’s office today and was informed that nothing of tremendous concern showed up on my chest x-rays, therefore my sternum itself and the surrounding muscle … More Here’s how to treat a bruised sternum
In case you’re wondering why the title of this post states ‘Lauren edition,’ allow me to explain. It is possible you’re scratching your head reading that because you may be under the impression that there is one specific way to treat Lyme disease. Unfortunately, this, generally, is not the case. Lyme disease is a real … More Lyme disease treatment: Lauren edition
This past Monday was Blue Monday. In case you’re unfamiliar with what exactly Blue Monday is, it is referred to as, essentially, the most depressing day of the year. I didn’t notice myself feeling more depressed than I normally would on this year’s Blue Monday date, but I thought I would dedicate a post to … More Need a pick-me-up? Read this
It’s safe to say that within the realm of health and wellness the development of new and unfamiliar words is a relatively common occurrence. Whether it be a condition, a disease, a treatment, or something else, there are some rather funky terms used in the context of health, and dry brushing might have you scratching … More What the heck is dry brushing?
I mentioned in a post a little who ago that I recently found out that I have something called a Baker’s Cyst in my left knee. More specifically, in the back of it, which I find quite interesting considering all of the pain in my knee is in the front, but the human body doesn’t … More Need a knee brace? Look no further
Emotions are something that all of us have, but they aren’t something all of can say we have tremendous and rigorous control over. Some of us fare better than others in this department, which is understandable considering we as people all have varying levels of sensitivity, but I thought it might be useful to discuss … More Here’s how to better manage emotions
For about six months now, I’ve been having some rather significant pain in my left knee. I hurt this same knee playing rugby several years ago, and while it’s been good in terms of not bothering me too terribly, I may or may not have been rather intoxicated at a wedding of good friends of … More Not sure what a Baker’s Cyst is? Read this
This time of year in Ontario, a lot of folks start experiencing signs and symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, as a result of the daylight savings that occurred a few weeks ago. The clocks went back an hour, which means that by 5pm, we are just about in complete darkness. Seasonal Affective Disorder … More Here’s how to deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder
For anyone who read the title of this post and thought to themselves, ‘What in the hell is colloidal silver?’, don’t fret. I wouldn’t think colloidal silver is something the majority of us are familiar with. “A colloid is a mixture of two substances. One part of the blend is split into tiny pieces and … More Should you be using colloidal silver?
If you ask me, one simply cannot use too much garlic. It just isn’t possible. My love for garlic arguably stems from my Hungarian background, but I’m pretty sure I would love garlic even if I wasn’t Hungarian. Garlic is used in a multitude of Hungarian dishes and recipes, but also in a lot of … More Read this to find out just how good garlic is for you
As I mentioned in my blog post a couple of days ago, I’m in the process of getting over a rather nasty bug. I’m very grateful I’ve been able to recover as quickly as I have, considering my Lyme Disease, and I’ve been doing everything I can remedy-wise to get myself better as quickly as … More This is how to make the absolute best chicken noodle soup
I would like to begin this post by acknowledging my rather witty title. I hope you all can appreciate my efforts to make illness humourous. Anyways, my fiancé, Blaine, fell ill with a nasty chest infection last week. It isn’t COVID-19, so please don’t jump to any conclusions. Sure enough, Blaine passed this gem of … More Down with the sickness? Read this
My nails and I have been on quite a journey together. A transitional one at that. When I was younger, probably about ten or 11, I discovered the scrutinized habit commonly known as biting my nails. I didn’t just bite my nails; I chewed the skin surrounding my nails as well, and over time, my … More These are some of the best products you can purchase for your nails
Mushrooms aren’t something I would consider to be one of my preferred foods. I have to be in the mood to eat mushrooms, and when I am in said mood, the way in which the mushrooms are prepared makes a difference. I’ll eat mushrooms if they’re in a pasta dish or on top of pizza, … More Feeling down? Mushrooms could help
I would wager that just about all of us are guilty of neglecting our bodily needs from time to time. I don’t necessarily mean we have, at one point or another, completely ignored something our body is trying to tell us (or perhaps we have), but chances are we have all turned a blind eye … More Here’s why it is so important to listen to your body
Chronic illnesses are a real bitch. There isn’t much sense in sugar-coating the matter, because that would be a disservice to anyone who, like myself, lives with chronic illness(es); they’re frustrating, discouraging, and relentless, and they aren’t something I would wish on anyone. Chronic illness as a topic is a rather vast one, and by … More The reality of living with a chronic illness
This summer has not been one for me in terms of getting stung by bastard insects. I was stung by a hornet about a week ago on my neck, and as I sit here writing this post, my arm is throbbing thanks to two yellow-jacket stings on my forearm and my hand. I was doing … More Check out this natural remedy for wasp stings