Apr 232013

7 Celebrities Who Manage Life with Chronic Pain

Jillian Michaels

Health problem: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Endometriosis
Former trainer for The Biggest Loser and current co-host of The Doctors, Jillian Michaels kept her diagnosis of endometriosis and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) to herself for years, worried that it would damage her “beacon of health” reputation. The conditions can cause pain—in endometriosis, cells from the uterine lining can grow on other organs and tissue in the body; PCOS indicates a hormonal imbalance that leads to irregular menstrual cycles and small cysts in the ovaries. Michaels came forward about the conditions after a reporter’s questions about her plans to adopt prompted her to say she wouldn’t put herself through the physical challenge of pregnancy. She later clarified that since her condition can cause infertility and pregnancy may require her to have surgical procedures, she felt more comfortable adopting. She has said that while she used to suffer from debilitating abdominal pain, she found that eating a diet that includes, among other things, organic foods and nonprocessed soy and exercising regularly have helped alleviate her symptoms.

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Jacqueline Goguen‘s insight:

We are not alone…!

No, I don’t mean that aliens are among us….well, they may be, but that’s not what this article is about. Millions of people live with chronic pain in the so many varied forms it can present. Here are a few faces you recognize and that might bring some inspiration into your day.

Are there other celebrities or public figures in particular that have inspired you? Or maybe it’s been a friend or loved one who has been your inspiration.




Nov 212007

excerpt Miami Herald
– Jaweed Kaleem

Local VIPs reveal how they manage holiday temptations and share their stay-thin secrets.

The holiday season is near, that time when the family’s back together, pockets are dug deep, and belt buckles are fastened just a tad looser.

But what happens to the exercise routine when turkey day rolls around? What about those 10 pounds you vowed to lose? How do you face the pumpkin pies, sweet potatoes and juicy meat stuffings?

Consider this: the American Council on Exercise says the average Thanksgiving meal has 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat. Pile on top of that the chips, dips and drinks that come before and after dinner…read the complete story