The Alternatives- Diet and Nutrition, Part 1

  *Since this is a politically charged topic, I have included many hyperlinks throughout the text that refer to original articles and scientific support for the statements that are made. Please take a moment to review the primary research for yourself! The links will open in a new window, so you won’t lose your place. […]

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“The Alternatives,” An Introduction

Lets have a little chat.   We have talked about the rollercoaster that is juvenile arthritis. It seems as though your child can be doing so well, and then with very little warning things can change at the drop of a hat. It is an emotionally draining situation, and we all seek out our solutions […]

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A Window To Our World

If you were wondering, there is a real, live family behind the Living With Juvenile Arthritis book and blog. Its not a corportation, or a bunch of folks that get directed to research and write about JA, it is really us. I’m doing my best to keep an informative, quality post popping up once a […]

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Tame The Pain

Last week we talked about what it meant to have a chronic illness. As a chronic illness, Juvenile Arthritis can take many forms, and have a wide variety of symptoms, but one of the things that most manifestations have in common is chronic pain. As a parent, watching my child suffer with chronic, debilitating pain […]

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“Chronic”

  The multiple conditions classified as forms of juvenile arthritis are all considered “chronic” illnesses. “You should expect that, your child has a chronic illness.” What does that mean, exactly? According to Wikipedia: A chronic condition is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects. The term chronic […]

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JA Conference- 4th and Final Day

The last day of conference is a little sad. In a very short time, we found a “safe” place, where everyone really understood where we were coming from. In the closing mother’s session, one mom summarized it so well- she said that it wasn’t awkward introducing yourself and trying to explain that yes, your child had arthritis…it […]

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