11 Tips: Exercising During a Pain Flare Up

By request, my latest video! A reader asked me how I exercise on bad pain days. Check out my 11 tips below! And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss my next video!


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One thought on “11 Tips: Exercising During a Pain Flare Up

  • January 26, 2021 at 12:28 am

    Thank you for reaching out to help others by sharing what works for you. If I may also share what has helped others as well as myself with my autoimmune disease as well as prediabetes and hypertension. So many diseases and disorders have inflammation in common.

    Re: the healing qualities of a whole food plant based diet

    Doctors are not trained about nutrition so most don’t discuss how dairy, eggs, meat, and refined oils and sugars are detrimental to health and often the culprit behind autoimmune diseases, inflammation, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, reproductive health, mental health (on and on). The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (pcrm.org) as well as NutritionStudies.org are good places to find information.

    We have the anatomy and physiology of herbivores. The standard western diet of meat, dairy, and eggs hurts us. We need the phytonutrients and fiber from plants…which are absent in animal products.

    Please forgive me for giving unsolicited advice. You must get a lot of it.


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