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robin Patient Expert

Northern Virginia, Virginia
My name is Robin, and I joined the Wellsphere network for help along my journey to health! I have Chronic Lyme disease and Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, which is what has inspired me to change the way I live and eat. I love to write and read about health, nutrition, and human anatomy.... Full Bio
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good reading by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I don't know about anyone else, but I get really excited when I start seeing the daffodil leaves sprout up through the dirt and the buds on the trees. That means just a few ... Read on »
Hospital Food by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis A friend and blog reader has asked a good question and because I am so bored tonight I have decided to write her a long answer. Her question was "What kinds of food do they ... Read on »
Lessons from a Hospital Stay by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis It has been about 3 weeks since my last day at the hospital and I'm doing so much better. If you didn't read about the hospital incident, here is the link to the post: http ... Read on »
2 Upcoming Classes by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis and Food TeleClass March 12th 1pm-2pm  $10 Learn more about the connection between rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and the food we eat. Is t ... Read on »
Recovering by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Day 6 of being home from the hospital. I am dealing with extreme fatigue, but that's what I chose when I refused the blood transfusion which would help reverse my anemia. I ... Read on »
Infection and Neck Surgery by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis It all started on Tuesday, January 18th in the afternoon. I had been out doing errands for about 5 hours and when I returned home I started to feel that familiar ache and f ... Read on »
Infection... by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Hi! I haven't posted in awhile because I've been in the hospital. Long story...but basically I had a staph infection and had to have it drained. I'm okay, but I can't post ... Read on »
Raw Fudge Brownies with Goji Berries by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I made it through the holidays! How about you? To keep me on track with healthy food, I had prepared lots of food in advance like green salads and dressing s, gluten free a ... Read on »
Herbs by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis So, I just recently began taking some new herbs for the Lyme disease and JRA...it's Buhner's protocol from his book Healing Lyme. The book was interesting...and insanely te ... Read on »
Numbers by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis 7 days until the winter solstice. (Also my aunts birthday :) I love the changing seasons. Can't imagine living in perpetual summer. 8 days until my sister come ... Read on »
Onions by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Over the past year or so I've been trying to take an honest look at myself, my emotions and my beliefs around who I am. Mostly that's because I've gone through bouts of dep ... Read on »
The Good kind of Busy by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Last weekend I finally got out of town and spent a few days at my parents farm house for the weekend after a long week of working. The weather was beautiful and I took a wa ... Read on »
Good Stuff by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis How much time did you spend thinking about the bad stuff in your life today? There are so many things in our lives to get down about both in our personal lives and in t ... Read on »
It's Wednesday by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I'm just finishing up my delicious maca and amazon herb power shake pumpkin latte dink that I invented. Mmmmm. Today is my day for catching up on bills and computer/interne ... Read on »
Basic Salad Dressings by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis If you're trying to restore your health, you're probably trying to eat more vegetables in your diet. And, veggies taste better with dressing, right? But salad dressing can ... Read on »
Recommended Books by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis If you've been recently diagnosed or you are just searching for alternatives to conventional Western medicine because you know your body can be healthy, then here are some ... Read on »
Bone Health and Restoration by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis "Bone Health and Restoration" by Robin Shirley What are bones? This is an important question to consider because it helps us know how to feed our body for incre ... Read on »
lyme protocol and a poem by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis does anyone mind if i skip the caps this time around? blogging has been so difficult for me recently! i have been feeling wonderful, which is great, but it makes me want to ... Read on »
Intentional Relaxation by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis When I was a kid my parents taught me, without realizing it, one of the most valuable tools for chronic pain relief, relaxation, and emotional balance. When it was time ... Read on »
Extreme Self-Care by robin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Hello friends! I'm just back from a vacation at the beach and it reminded me of a very important aspect of living well with a chronic illness: Extreme Self Care. An ... Read on »