Dr. Weil's Lifestyle Tips for Lupus and Other AI Diseases
Here at LNL, rolling down our log, you'll find research based information (with links to clinical study data) on lupus nutrition and healthy habits. Dr. Andrew Weil's Daily Tip for August 10, 2004 Help for Autoimmune Disorders
further verifies that documentation and is a good reminder.
To sleep, perchance…
We lupies crave sleep about as much as we do chocolate, mostly because we can indulge in it even less. Often, our sleep cycles are spinning wheels on deflated tires and we’re tossed out of dreamland every time we hit a speed bump or pothole. Many of us might as well try sleeping on rotisseries, since we wake up and roll over several times every night, just to rearrange our aches and pains.
If not for naps - when we can get 'em - we might not sleep much at all but, stubborn as the wolf who rides our backs, we often come to accept our need for naps slowly and reluctantly. Thanks to Life With Lupus
, the weblog of Loretta, another sleep-deprived lupie, we’ll learn we’re not the only needful nappers. Just follow her sleepwalk to Famous Sleepers at MySleepCenter
– open all night.
In Rhythm with Health Beat
Carla Johnson of Health Beat does a fine job of tracking health care news items. Check out
New antidepressant approved; stockholders rejoice
and Heart health: Supplements little help.
Arthritis pain news: creams lose effectiveness.
The full story link opens a BMJ (British Medical Journal) file.
Scroll down the Health Beat
main page to read “A top-shelf idea”, about nasal irrigation for easing sinus problems and improving general health. Learn about “Tampons with something extra” devised to prevent toxic shock syndrome and, in “One study, many headlines”, about the reported link between antidepressant use and suicide.
While you’re there, read “Compare your local hospitals with new web-based tool” – this is a must-read item, for your own protection. This is an excellent weblog to bookmark and visit often.
Soft Skin and Laser Vision
We lupies are notorious for our sensitive skin and our junk drawers overflow with failed hopes packaged as dreams come true. Can one cleanser actually cope with hair, face and body and not cause a skin rash somewhere around the curves? According to LNL Code Warrior Sheila, it can, at least for one whole monh so far – a rarity in our world. Sheila loves Philosophy's Willpower Shower Gel
and provides a shopper’s link, too. If you decide to try it, just remember, it’s skeeter season and mosquitos love lavish scents as much as they love biting tender lupie skin.
While you're at Sheila's place, cast a glance at Shooting Laser Beams From My Eyes
- especially if you're considering lasik, aka optical laser surgery. Read around, while you're there - told ya this is one smart, witty blogger and she proves me right.
Smart Summer Reading
If the summer heat has got you beat, get off your feet and READ for your health! There are terrific newsletters and weblogs you'll be glad you found. They'll educate you and even make you laugh. Purple Medical Blog
is still one of the very best and most interesting medical weblogs I’ve ever found. Drop by for a quick read and you’re likely to find yourself getting very involved and widely educated with the wide range of stories and unusual links at PMB. Smart, quirky and cool at any temperature, this is a great blog.American Medical News
, aka AMNews and amednews.com, is the free newsletter of the American Medical Association. Geared towards physicians, it’s a smart read for anyone interested in health and medical news. You can sign-up for their free email alerts
to stay in step with your doctors.New Scientist
offers weird, wacky and worthwhile science and medical news. The Last Word
(Questions & answers on everyday scientific phenomena) is my fav bit. Folks ate ice cream in ancient Pompeii? How else you gonna beat that volcanic heat? Questions with answers of interest to most lupies include Why do we have headaches? What are they?!
Best of all, reading these bits is absolutely free and they go on forever. This isn't just weird science, it's smart and relevant, too. The Literature Network
has classic literature, poems, and quotes you can read online. They have over 300 full length books and over 1000 short stories and poems by over 90 authors and over 8500 quotes. They've got Shakespeare, Dante, Thoreau, O. Henry, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Andersen, Lewis Carroll, Mark Twain, Sun Tzu, Jules Verne and Bram Stoker, along with that old favorite, Anonymous. Best of all, you don't have to whisper in this library and there are no fines for overdue books.