7 Things You Won’t Learn About POTS From WebMD

POTS causes my blood pressure to drop when I stand, resulting in passing out and scaring anyone unprepared to witness it. Patients with POTS are also commonly diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy and experience extreme fatigue, lightheadedness, fainting, shaking, headaches, heart palpitations, exercise intolerance, nausea, diminished concentration, coldness or pain in the extremities, chest pain and shortness of breath.

But back in 2008, Pots were just things my family cooked with and no doctors could figure out what was wrong with me. It took two and a half years and twenty-five doctors until one incredible cardiologist turned to me and said, “I know what you have.” I went straight to the internet. However, there have been so many things over the past ten years that websites like WebMD could never have prepared me for. Here are some of them.

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7 Ways to Beat Your Food Addiction & Stop Overeating

Everyone has a relationship with food. After all, we need it to live. With food surrounding us everywhere we go, sometimes we develop too strong a relationship. It becomes our guilty pleasure, and in some cases, our best friend, and we become addicted. Food can actually be as addictive as drugs to a substance abuser, or alcohol to an alcoholic. If you find that you have an addiction to food, there are 7 ways to break up with your unhealthy relationship, beat your food addiction and stop overeating.

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7 Ways to Fight Midday Fatigue

It isn’t uncommon to be hit with midday fatigue (usually around 2pm or 3pm). You’re expected to just push through, of course, and carry on. And the last thing you want is yet another cup of coffee. That will just mess up your sleeping schedule tonight. So, how can you fight it? Here are seven ways to guarantee that you won’t fall victim to that afternoon slump!

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Is Marijuana the Key to Fewer Opioid Prescriptions?

As the U.S. experiences the most opioid overdoses in history, states that have legalized marijuana report a decline in fills of opioid drug prescriptions. While these two data points may be true, the natural next question of correlation beckons. Could marijuana use among pain patients be the reason, and would an expanded legalization yield extrapolated benefits?

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How Long Can You Safely Keep Easter Leftovers?

The Easter dinner is over, you’ve picked up the last bits of Easter basket grass, and you have leftovers: SO MANY LEFTOVERS! How long can you safely keep these leftovers in your refrigerator before they go bad? Some foods last longer than others. Make sure no food goes to waste and no late-night snack turns into food poisoning with this quick guide.

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Ronny Jackson: 7 Facts About Next VA Secretary

President Trump nominated Dr. Ronny Jackson to be the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Is he up to the task? Jackson is the President’s physician and an accomplished military doc. But the Secretary of Veterans Affairs leads the second largest government agency in the U.S., and is responsible for providing all of the benefits and services to the nation’s 20 million veterans. Get the FACTS you need to know: who Dr. Jackson is, and if he is qualified.

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Tuna Melt, A Vintage Staple – On An English Muffin

There’s nothing like an oldie but goodie – the tuna melt. We make it with a healthy twist by swapping out the bread or bun for a whole wheat english muffin, and add fresh celery, onion, alfalfa sprouts, carrots, tomato slices, and lemon juice. The rest is just melty goodness.

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7 Ways to Effectively Advocate for Your Health

Have you ever gone to the doctor, determined to get answers about some worrisome symptoms you’ve been experiencing? Only to be told, “that’s common in people your age,” or, “I’m sure it’s nothing”? It can be so frustrating when you feel dismissed by your doctor. Now you can arrive better prepared to advocate for your health with these seven super tips.

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Craving That Orange Chicken From Chinese Takeout

This dish will remind you of that delicious orange chicken you get from takeout on a drunk Friday night. The awesome orange glaze almost gives the chicken a breaded look. Crunching through a just hardened outer crisp on the chicken is like heaven. Oh, now I’m drooling. I kept the pairing light, adding a side of spinach salad with mushrooms and low-fat ranch!

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10 Ways to Feel Good and Give Good Feels

This International Women’s Day, do at least 1 of these 10 tasks for you and another for someone else, to feel and share better mental & physical health. Here’s a sample: two drinks that could help your PMS symptoms, ways to engage your brain that are seemingly becoming extinct, a natural slippery something for that place there (you know what we mean), a warm, amazing curry from Dr. Andrew Weil, info to go nuts over, and a way to help new moms in need! Girl power!

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Recipe: Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono)

For a new twist on an old standby, try this quick chicken noodle soup inspired by the classic Greek soup Avgolemono (meaning “egg-lemon”). Egg and lemon combine with chicken broth to create a creamy base that’s tangy and delicious. With chunks of tender chicken, spinach, and whole wheat pasta, it’s a healthy, well-rounded soup that you can get on the table in under 20 minutes!

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National Nutrition Month Is Here, March Into New Rules

As certified health nerds, we are pretty excited when March rolls around each year. That’s because it signals the arrival of National Nutrition Month! Many nutrition fads and diets come and go over the years. Not to mention the questions about whether eggs, milk, and fat are healthy. Use our list here of 20 new food rules to reach your nutrition and weight management goals without starving or suffering taste this spring!

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