Fable Book Club: April Recommendations

Looking for a good book to read while you are waiting for the weather to get just a little bit warmer? While reading fiction will always be my first love, I have learned so much about myself and my disease from reading autoimmune books. Check out my two favorites: The Autoimmune Solution by Amy Meyers…

On Advocating For Yourself When You Don’t Look Sick

One of the hardest but most important lessons I am learning from my autoimmune disease is how to advocate for myself. While it seems like something that should be easy, I have struggled with feeling comfortable enough to express what my needs are…especially when I don’t look sick. I still awkwardly blush when I ask the…

Autoimmune-Friendly Restaurants in Victoria, B.C.

Because of my restricted diet, I am picky about which restaurants I will eat at. My qualifications for a great autoimmune-friendly restaurant are as follows: The food is delicious and made from natural, wholesome ingredients. The menu is accessible enough for my friends and family to enjoy the food too. I am able to trust the staff…

10 Essential Items For Your Hospital Bag

1. Something that smells good A trip to the hospital will never feel like a trip to the spa, but if you close your eyes and hold some rosebud salve up to your nose, you can always pretend. While bringing something like this spray may sound frivolous now, it will quickly become a necessity when your…

Your Hospital Survival Guide

As we all know, being sick sucks, especially when you need to be admitted to the hospital. Your stay in the hospital will never feel like a trip to the spa, but there are five little things you can do to make your time more bearable. 1. Be prepared: Bring an overnight bag whenever you…

Product Review: Soapwalla Deodorant Cream

While it is easy to dismiss natural deodorant as being for hippies, Soapwalla Deodorant Cream could be your new favourite product. “Soapwalla was born in founder Rachel Winard’s NYC kitchen one evening, after months of unsuccessfully searching for products that wouldn’t aggravate her sensitive skin issues caused by systemic lupus” –Soapwalla’s Story My search for the…

Outfits for Your Autoimmune Disease: Spring Edition

Autoimmune diseases can bring a host of issues that make getting dressed a challenge. When you are in pain, the last thing you want to wear is an uncomfortable outfit. Check out these five spring outfit ideas that will allow you to look great without sacrificing comfort. Jumpsuits: Jumpsuits are a one-piece wonder. It is almost impossible…

5 Simple Tips for Travelling with Vitamins and Supplements

If you have an autoimmune disease, you probably also have a collection of vitamins, supplements, and medication that rivals your local pharmacy. Storing your “pharmacy” can be a challenge at the best of times, but definitely poses a problem when it is time to travel. Have you ever puzzled over your suitcase, trying to decide if…