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Welcome! I decided to create this website after spending 5 long, frustrating years searching for the answers I needed to address my complicated health issues. During this process, I found a significant lack of helpful, reliable, and accurate information...
Neck pain has been one of the most common medical issues I've seen in my clinics over the years, only second to low back pain. In the thousands of people I've treated, two factors almost always contribute to neck...
My family was plunged into the long, unending, mind-bending rabbit hole of chronic Lyme disease in the fall of 2012. As soon as we entered, we knew that nothing – and I do mean nothing -- would ever be...
Lyme disease is an infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a corkscrew-shaped bacteria called a spirochete (pronounced spy-ro-keet). Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of a tick carrying the bacteria.  Lyme disease is surrounded by misinformation and lack of...
Learning to cope with chronic illness has been very difficult. Nothing in my life prior to 2011 prepared me for this experience. I have learned a lot, and am continuing to learn. These strategies have helped me live a...
Chronic illness and poor sleep go hand in hand. Many people with chronic illness suffer from debilitating fatigue. To make matters worse, they often sleep poorly and do not get the restorative sleep their bodies require. Also, poor sleep has been...
KEY POINTS The brain and gut appear to communicate with each other in various ways including the enteric nervous system (ENS), often called the “second brain” or gut-brain axis. Important research shows an unhealthy gut and decreased numbers of good...
Wouldn't it be nice to feel optimism rather than frustration from doctor appointments? Being both a physician and a patient with chronic illness has provided me with insight into why medical appointments sometimes go poorly for patients and what...
One of the most important things you can do to help your body function at its best is to avoid unhealthy foods; and instead, eat foods that help your body reduce inflammation and provide proper nutrition. There are many foods that may...
I've written this article to help educate those who want to learn about chronic illness. It is written from my perspective, that of a doctor who treated patients with chronic illness for many years, and who spent five years...

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Dr. Amy Stenehjem, a physician with chronic illness, created Mastering Health & Happiness to help fill the void of accurate, reliable, and useful information available online for those struggling with medical issues. She is dedicated to helping Educate, Empower, and Inspire others to achieve renewed health and happiness in the often overwhelming world of healthcare.

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