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Life With RA: Juicing To Relieve Pain

LIFE WITH RA SERIES
Article # 3
by Lu Sobredo
This photo essay has been a work in progress for over a year. It fits nicely as the third in my new series of posts called Life With RA. The essay is sprinkled with a brief background about my health challenge, select number juicing recipes and touches of gratitude.

I was starting to enjoy early retirement after a long term career in public service. In 2013, less than a year later, a vacation in Asia was interrupted by a nagging pain on my right knee at first. Just as I was starting the next chapter of life, never did I imagine that I would be diagnosed with a crippling illness. Nor did I conceive that during the debilitating progression of this painful autoimmune disease called Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), I would find comfort in simple treats like fruit and vegetable smoothies. The smoothie drinks were refreshing, and overtime they seemed to have helped ease my body’s increasing inflammation and pain. I have no scientific proof, only anecdotal…

Top 10 Restaurants We Love in Spain

By Lu Sobredo
Gastronomy and Spain have become synonymous. Writing this photo essay makes me think of scrumptious meals. My mouth is literally watering with great longing to return.
Since starting my blog in 2016, my husband and I are often asked for recommendation of places to eat when in Spain. I have given recommendations in a private message through my travel Facebook Page: Lutravelsabroad. And I do it happily. But there is no reason to keep our recommendations private.
When one finds a gold mine, I believe it is important to share the wealth. My family and I have managed to partake in culinary feasts on a budget when traveling. When we do some modest splurging, it is all planned and calculated into our travel expense. Why not live a little while we still can? If curious, you can still access my first Blog post on the subject: Happy Eating on a Budget in Spain. This earlier essay takes you from the Madrid area and Barcelona, to the Galician region in Santiago de Compostela including …