Spoonie Life

20 Fun facts about me
I write a lot about my experience with chronic illness, my diet and my faith, but there are many things[...]
Update on my itching and ME/CFS flare
It's been a while since I wrote a personal update. I have recently been extremely drained and weak, so haven't[...]
Natural Health Worldwide: an innovative patient-centred portal
Natural Health Worldwide (NHW) is a new website that launched on 1 June, this year. It is a portal which[...]
MSM for Chronic Pain Relief
I've had quite a few people ask what I'm using for pain management. One of my favourite things since falling ill[...]
How I’m tackling this ME/CFS flare
It's almost noon and I'm still in bed. I just Sat up actually when my sis brought me a nice[...]
How carbs make my ME/CFS worse
I have spent so much time on the sofa and in my bed again this week. One would think I'd[...]
Ten Commandments for Reducing Stress
When living with a chronic illness it is easy to let all sorts of negative feelings creep in. Guilt, loneliness,[...]
Enjoying Nature when you’re Housebound with Chronic Illness
Living with a chronic illness like ME/CFS often means that you are housebound and unable to enjoy the outdoor activities[...]

Nemo's Kitchen

Low Histamine Keto Meal Ideas, Week1, Oct 2017
It's that time of the week again! Time to start thinking about what we will eat in the week ahead.[...]
My weight loss journey
People with chronic illness often find it hard to lose weight and many wrongly believe that it's useless changing their[...]
Low Histamine Keto Meal Ideas, Sep 2017
This is the first of what I hope will become a regular series on my blog: low histamine ketogenic meal[...]
Histamine Intolerance, how I’m reducing my rashes and hives
Have you been experiencing itching, rashes or hives since changing your diet? Have you had no luck in identifying an[...]
Paleo-ketogenic Bounty Bars Recipe
I often get asked about the recipe for these delicious treats. When you switch to a paleo or ketogenic way[...]
Allergic reaction: hives and itching
I went to the doctor again this week. This is the fourth doctor I've seen about my itching. She was[...]
The Paleo-ketogenic Cookbook, by Dr Sarah Myhill
Dr Myhill's latest book arrived in the mail today! It's a Paleo-ketogenic cookbook called "The PK Cookbook - Go Paleo-Keto[...]
How to get started on a ketogenic diet, part 1
Transitioning to a ketogenic diet can be quite daunting! Not only are you changing the way you eat, but the[...]

Uplift & Inspire

Reflections: the wind in my sails
Good morning friends, I've just woken up and it's almost 11.30. I'm stiff and achy, was a little shaky upon[...]
Isolation: where did all my friends go?
Sometimes it's hard to accept that when you're living with a chronic illness, people fall away, but it is something[...]
When you’re feeling useless
Friends, don't compare your resources or abilities to anybody else's, they are yours and they are enough. I know that[...]
The freedom of Letting go
Sometimes you don't notice the weight you're carrying until you let it go. This is often such a hard truth[...]
Bullet journal helpful for people with chronic illness
If you are anything like me, you collect lovely journals and have a stack of them just waiting to be[...]
BuJo July: New month, new schedule, new goals!
I discovered the bullet journal craze in 2016 while I was looking for a way to track my symptoms, medications,[...]
Decorating my journal
I'm starting a new journal tomorrow with the start of the new month. I want to track my health: supplements,[...]
Took me 30 years to learn this truth about the Gospel
I grew up believing every word of the Bible. I still do, but my understanding has changed dramatically. It was[...]
20 Fun facts about me
I write a lot about my experience with chronic illness, my diet and my faith, but there are many things[...]
Low Histamine Keto Meal Ideas, Week1, Oct 2017
It's that time of the week again! Time to start thinking about what we will eat in the week ahead.[...]
Reflections: the wind in my sails
Good morning friends, I've just woken up and it's almost 11.30. I'm stiff and achy, was a little shaky upon[...]
My weight loss journey
People with chronic illness often find it hard to lose weight and many wrongly believe that it's useless changing their[...]
Isolation: where did all my friends go?
Sometimes it's hard to accept that when you're living with a chronic illness, people fall away, but it is something[...]
Low Histamine Keto Meal Ideas, Sep 2017
This is the first of what I hope will become a regular series on my blog: low histamine ketogenic meal[...]
When you’re feeling useless
Friends, don't compare your resources or abilities to anybody else's, they are yours and they are enough. I know that[...]
Update on my itching and ME/CFS flare
It's been a while since I wrote a personal update. I have recently been extremely drained and weak, so haven't[...]