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Recipes
Weight Watching

Anna’s Undressed Arugala Salad

I’ve mentioned before that when I was first diagnosed with Graves, I was traumatized by everything I learned about gluten and autoimmune disease. I also became more aware of eating real food and switched to organic whenever possible. I still do the real, organic food thing. But since my three year experiment did not prove […]

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Dental Office Life

What Do Dental Patients Really Care About?

It seems like we’re always looking for ways to bring in new patients to keep our practice growing and healthy. But it’s just as important to make sure we’re keeping the patients that we already have. Sometimes they just disappear with no explanations and no good-bye. I always wonder what makes them just leave like […]

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Dental Office Life

What Sets Weave Apart From Other Patient Communication Systems

If you work in the dental field, you know there are a lot of patient communication systems out there. For the most part, they all do the same thing; automate appointment reminders and make it easier to communicate with our patients. I have experience using Solutionreach, Demandforce, and Revenuewell. All good systems. Not a stinker […]

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Graves Disease

Graves Disease And Stress

Autoimmune Disease occurs when our immune system produces antibodies that attack our body’s own tissue. It’s not always clear what causes the immune system to misfire. But there does seem to be a direct correlation between Graves Disease and stress. When I look back over the five or so years prior to noticing symptoms of […]

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Graves Disease

How I’m Coping With Perimenopause And Graves Disease

For my fellow Gravesters that are of a certain age, do you find it hard to decipher whether what you’re feeling is related to Perimenopause or Graves Disease? I’ll be 48 this year. Overall I’ve been feeling pretty good since my thyroidectomy. Except for random spells of night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, bloating and periods […]

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Dental Office Life

How I Feel About Morning Huddles

Someone recently asked me how I feel about morning huddles. They’re a hot topic and I know a lot of offices spend a lot of time trying to perfect them. I’ve worked in offices where morning huddles were super involved. We’d gather in one of the ops or around a table in a consultation room […]

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Graves Disease
Thyroid Eye Disease

Things I’ve Learned About Graves Disease

I think one of the most frustrating things about Graves, is that our lab results hardly ever match the way we feel. We’ve all had our doctor tell us that everything is ‘within normal range’ when, of course we’re feeling anything but normal. I think this was my first clue that Graves wasn’t only affecting […]

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