I had the privilege of attending the Arthritis National Research Foundation's annual Meet the Scientists event last night in Newport Beach, CA. As a volunteer, I oversaw the selfie booth. Before I go on a tangent about how every event should have a selfie booth, let me gush about how amazing this organization is. The … Continue reading #CureArthritis
Hey y'all! I'm proud to announce that I recently became an Accessible Yoga Ambassador and am looking forward to making yoga accessible to all underserved communities throughout Los Angeles's South Bay area via my company, South Bay Yoga Therapy. South Bay Yoga Therapy specializes in yoga modifications for those with limited mobility, injuries and chronic … Continue reading I’m proud to be an Accessible Yoga Ambassador
Today I arrived at Natural Products Expo West which is ironically located next to the happiest place on Earth...Disneyland. There are so many awesome, inspiring natural products and brands represented that I cannot wait to interact with! Check back soon for a run down of my favorite products in an upcoming blog post. And if … Continue reading Let’s meet at Natural Products Expo West
Top Rheumatoid Arthritis Blog 2018 Wanting to send a quick shout out and HUGE thank you to Home Remedies for Life who named KStew Vents About RA as a top arthritis blog to follow in 2018. Here's a rundown on the other great blogs that made the list. Inflamed – Living with Rheumatoid … Continue reading KStew Vents About RA – Named a Top Arthritis Blog to Follow in 2018
According to the Arthritis Foundation, it's proven that regular yoga practice can help reduce joint pain, improve joint flexibility and function and lower stress and tension to promote better sleep. So after 13 years of using yoga as alternative therapy for the physical and mental limitations brought on by my Rheumatoid Arthritis, I recently decided … Continue reading Namaste for RA
I was fortunate enough to meet some fellow RA warriors over the weekend. We shared stories of pain, suffering, laughter, courage, fear, hope, loneliness, depression, fitness goals, clean eating tips and most important of all, quality time spent with people who have so much in common with each other. As the weekend progressed, I jotted … Continue reading What is #ArthritisStreetCred?
Calling all Chicago folks affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis! Innovations Consulting Group is holding a FREE series of workshops for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis this Thursday, 6/14 at the InterContinental Chicago Hotel located on Michigan Avenue from 6PM-8PM.
I just came across this poem on RA Warrior's facebook page and had to share. It is beautiful and describes RA and many other diseases in a way that I have never been able to. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. "Unbroken" I bend but I do not break. I crack but I … Continue reading Unbroken – A Poem by Karen Burch
A recent article published by NPR titled, "Put Those Shoes on: Running Won't Kill your Knees" suggests that running might not cause the damage to joints that we once thought it did. Seeing as though I was somewhat of a runner prior to my Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) diagnoses, I started researching the topic immediately. What … Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis and Running: Does it damage your joints?
Until now, I'd never heard of addressing "leaky gut" to help alleviate rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. According to Dr. Barker, MD, who specializes in natural healing methods, we can fight RA using the food we eat instead of medication. I myself tried the "pain free diet" a few years back and found that not only did I lose … Continue reading Natural Healing for RA – Addressing “Leaky Gut”