#autoimmunewarrior

Just sayin’

For today✔️ May your evening be calm and your attitude excacly like you need it to be😊

Jill B💫

Credit to the awesome @sarahtolson 📸💗
Just sayin’

For today✔️ May your evening be calm and your attitude excacly like you need it to be😊

Jill B💫

Credit to the awesome @sarahtolson 📸💗
Don’t get me wrong, my autoimmune disease does 𝐧𝐨𝐭 define me.⁣
⁣
𝘈𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭.⁣
⁣
What I mean is…⁣
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I choose every single day to let my autoimmune disease make me:⁣
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-𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫 by adopting a growth mindset and choosing to believe I can overcome the obstacles autoimmune disease brings,⁣
⁣
-𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐞𝐫 through choosing gratitude and joy over bitterness and anger,⁣
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-𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐫 (yes, healthier!) by eating better than I ever have, and developing lifestyle and mindset habits that help me feel better⁣
(most days!) than I remember ever feeling.⁣
⁣
Are you with me on this??⁣
⁣
Do you choose to let your autoimmune disease make you, instead of break you???⁣
⁣
If you feel like your autoimmune disease is breaking you, you are not alone.⁣
⁣
I promise, 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝓃𝑜𝓉 𝒶𝓁𝑜𝓃𝑒.⁣
⁣
I was there too.⁣
⁣
My autoimmune disease broke me for a bit.⁣
⁣
I felt 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐧 physically, emotionally, and mentally.⁣
⁣
I would not wish it on my worst enemy.⁣
⁣
It took time, patience, and hard work to learn how to live well and find joy with autoimmune disease, but I pinky promise it is possible.⁣
⁣
Not easy, but 𝓅𝑜𝓈𝓈𝒾𝒷𝓁𝑒.⁣
⁣
It continues to take me time, patience, and hard work to keep living well and finding joy.⁣
⁣
Please know I am cheering you on 𝗦𝗢 𝗹𝗼𝘂𝗱!⁣
⁣
I believe your autoimmune disease can make you stronger, happier, and healthier too!⁣
⁣
The hero you are so desperately seeking has been 𝒾𝓃𝓈𝒾𝒹𝑒 you⁣
all along.⁣
⁣
𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬.⁣
⁣
Need ideas on how to get started?!⁣
⁣
I’ve got your back!  I have a FREE ebook Autoimmune Habits that can help you get started.  The link is in my bio, or you can find it on my website Wellness Unraveled.⁣
⁣
Also, there’s over 75 free autoimmune articles/resources on my website, and free videos on my YouTube channel Shanna Nemrow.
Don’t get me wrong, my autoimmune disease does 𝐧𝐨𝐭 define me.⁣

𝘈𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭.⁣

What I mean is…⁣

I choose every single day to let my autoimmune disease make me:⁣

-𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫 by adopting a growth mindset and choosing to believe I can overcome the obstacles autoimmune disease brings,⁣

-𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐞𝐫 through choosing gratitude and joy over bitterness and anger,⁣

-𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐫 (yes, healthier!) by eating better than I ever have, and developing lifestyle and mindset habits that help me feel better⁣
(most days!) than I remember ever feeling.⁣

Are you with me on this??⁣

Do you choose to let your autoimmune disease make you, instead of break you???⁣

If you feel like your autoimmune disease is breaking you, you are not alone.⁣

I promise, 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝓃𝑜𝓉 𝒶𝓁𝑜𝓃𝑒.⁣

I was there too.⁣

My autoimmune disease broke me for a bit.⁣

I felt 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐧 physically, emotionally, and mentally.⁣

I would not wish it on my worst enemy.⁣

It took time, patience, and hard work to learn how to live well and find joy with autoimmune disease, but I pinky promise it is possible.⁣

Not easy, but 𝓅𝑜𝓈𝓈𝒾𝒷𝓁𝑒.⁣

It continues to take me time, patience, and hard work to keep living well and finding joy.⁣

Please know I am cheering you on 𝗦𝗢 𝗹𝗼𝘂𝗱!⁣

I believe your autoimmune disease can make you stronger, happier, and healthier too!⁣

The hero you are so desperately seeking has been 𝒾𝓃𝓈𝒾𝒹𝑒 you⁣
all along.⁣

𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬.⁣

Need ideas on how to get started?!⁣

I’ve got your back! I have a FREE ebook Autoimmune Habits that can help you get started. The link is in my bio, or you can find it on my website Wellness Unraveled.⁣

Also, there’s over 75 free autoimmune articles/resources on my website, and free videos on my YouTube channel Shanna Nemrow.
Hello from sunny California! So I’ve been learning to honor my personal resilience by giving gratitude for my journey and the people who are here with me. ⠀
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The truth is I’m grateful for the hard stuff. As much as it sucks and I hate it, it’s still a privilege to be here. It’s the hard stuff that makes me more me in this world. Humbles me. Makes me breathe deeper. Love more. Connect with others.

So I want to thank you for being here, witnessing me. Witnessing Monika. Cheering us on and lifting us up as we heal. Connecting with us. Sharing your own trials and wins. We see you. ✨ Know that the hard stuff is the fire that burns it all down...and the ash is a beautiful pile of shimmering possibility. ❤️ Love, Monica ⠀
#healingjourney #gratitude #rasisters #rheumatismatic #selfcare #selflove #breathe #mycoplasma #autoimmunewarrior #rawarrior #connectingwithmytribe #monikamonica #healing #tcm #approtocol
Hello from sunny California! So I’ve been learning to honor my personal resilience by giving gratitude for my journey and the people who are here with me. ⠀

The truth is I’m grateful for the hard stuff. As much as it sucks and I hate it, it’s still a privilege to be here. It’s the hard stuff that makes me more me in this world. Humbles me. Makes me breathe deeper. Love more. Connect with others.

So I want to thank you for being here, witnessing me. Witnessing Monika. Cheering us on and lifting us up as we heal. Connecting with us. Sharing your own trials and wins. We see you. ✨ Know that the hard stuff is the fire that burns it all down...and the ash is a beautiful pile of shimmering possibility. ❤️ Love, Monica ⠀
#healingjourney #gratitude #rasisters #rheumatismatic #selfcare #selflove #breathe #mycoplasma #autoimmunewarrior #rawarrior #connectingwithmytribe #monikamonica #healing #tcm #approtocol
Non scale victory number two this week, being able to see my collar bones again! Yay!!
Non scale victory number two this week, being able to see my collar bones again! Yay!!
These nails so pretty I could eat them!
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#nailsdone #prettynails #nailart #nomakeup #fighter #nevergiveup #pnw #glutenfree #Portland 
#Oregonian #twinmom #boymom #girlmom #autoimmunewarrior
Posted @withrepost • @jenstrong333 Manifest what you want! Manifest that shit! 🕉 Focus! Happy Saturday everyone! Check my story for my Ab Challenge Day 24🌎 I did Hollow holds and L sits Total cardio burn today and ab workout 🔥#manifest #youarewhatyouthink #meditation #mentalhealthawareness #highervibration #autoimmunewarrior #supportourveterans #ptsdawareness #lupuswarriors #reiki #abchallenge #abworkout #saturdayvibes #instafitgirls #instafitness #instagood #fitfam #gymisbae #cardiovasculartraining #strongbeautifulwomen #mindset #chickswithtattoos #girlswholift
Posted @withrepost • @jenstrong333 Manifest what you want! Manifest that shit! 🕉 Focus! Happy Saturday everyone! Check my story for my Ab Challenge Day 24🌎 I did Hollow holds and L sits Total cardio burn today and ab workout 🔥#manifest #youarewhatyouthink #meditation #mentalhealthawareness #highervibration #autoimmunewarrior #supportourveterans #ptsdawareness #lupuswarriors #reiki #abchallenge #abworkout #saturdayvibes #instafitgirls #instafitness #instagood #fitfam #gymisbae #cardiovasculartraining #strongbeautifulwomen #mindset #chickswithtattoos #girlswholift
How many of us struggle with accepting ourselves as we are?  Right now, in this moment.
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I know I do.  I have a running list in my head of all the things I need to do/be to not only be acceptable to myself, but to others as well.
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I need to be less shy.
I need to lose weight.
I need to perform perfectly at my job.
I need to say the right thing, at the right time.
I need to be willing to be vulnerable.
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The list goes on and on.  One way that I silence these thoughts is to listen to Come As You Are by Crowder.
🎶
"So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You're not too far
Lay down your hurt lay down your heart
Come as you are"
🎶
If you struggle with similar feelings, I encourage you to lay them down.  Clear your mind.  Breathe in. Breathe out.  Know that you are acceptable, just as you are.
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And, if you'd like to share, I'd love to hear what helps you to silence your negative self talk. 💕
How many of us struggle with accepting ourselves as we are?  Right now, in this moment.
.
I know I do.  I have a running list in my head of all the things I need to do/be to not only be acceptable to myself, but to others as well.
.
I need to be less shy.
I need to lose weight.
I need to perform perfectly at my job.
I need to say the right thing, at the right time.
I need to be willing to be vulnerable.
.
The list goes on and on.  One way that I silence these thoughts is to listen to Come As You Are by Crowder.
🎶
"So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You're not too far
Lay down your hurt lay down your heart
Come as you are"
🎶
If you struggle with similar feelings, I encourage you to lay them down.  Clear your mind.  Breathe in. Breathe out.  Know that you are acceptable, just as you are.
.
And, if you'd like to share, I'd love to hear what helps you to silence your negative self talk. 💕
Medical gaslighting:⠀
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It's the experience of coming to a doctor because you know something is wrong with your body, and having them tell you, "You're too young to be this sick," or "It's just anxiety/stress," or "Maybe you're obsessing about your symptoms to much,"or "chronic pain is just a normal part of being female."⠀
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It's that drop in your stomach when they tell you you're fine, as you're becoming more disabled by the day. It's the disappointment you feel when you come to the doctor looking for blood tests and imaging, but you're offered only antidepressants.⠀
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Have you experienced medical gaslighting?? Share your story in the comments, and check out my latest blog post on The Mighty, "Defining Medical Gaslighting and Spotting the Red Flags"... link in Bio.⠀ #chronicillness #chronicpain #autoimmunedisease #autoimmunewarrior #arthritis #spondylitis #spondyloarthropathy #invisibleillness #invisibledisability #spooniesupport #spooniecommunity #spoonieblogger #migraineawareness #chronicmigraine #medicalgaslighting #butyoudontlooksick #ableism
Medical gaslighting:⠀
🔥⠀
It's the experience of coming to a doctor because you know something is wrong with your body, and having them tell you, "You're too young to be this sick," or "It's just anxiety/stress," or "Maybe you're obsessing about your symptoms to much,"or "chronic pain is just a normal part of being female."⠀
👨🏻‍⚕️👩🏼‍⚕️⠀
It's that drop in your stomach when they tell you you're fine, as you're becoming more disabled by the day. It's the disappointment you feel when you come to the doctor looking for blood tests and imaging, but you're offered only antidepressants.⠀
🥄⠀
Have you experienced medical gaslighting?? Share your story in the comments, and check out my latest blog post on The Mighty, "Defining Medical Gaslighting and Spotting the Red Flags"... link in Bio.⠀ #chronicillness #chronicpain #autoimmunedisease #autoimmunewarrior #arthritis #spondylitis #spondyloarthropathy #invisibleillness #invisibledisability #spooniesupport #spooniecommunity #spoonieblogger #migraineawareness #chronicmigraine #medicalgaslighting #butyoudontlooksick #ableism
Baby Blankets- are you a traditional pastel person or do you like the more modern variations? I like both myself. When a request came in for a boy baby blanket I knew this ultra-soft, self stripping yarn I snagged from @hobbylobby was perfect 👌🏻 There is no filter on this!! LOOK 👀 at the color! ⭐️
Blankets take awhile, and I have been unable to move or crochet bc of my health lately. I hope that is soon about to change. The antibiotics seem to be working for now. I am still on the antiFungal. I see the Rheumatologist in Austin for the second time on Monday to decide the new treatment plan. Lord willing, I will get into remission somehow. I refuse to give up. I refuse. Yes, it’s been over four years of constant battle, and trauma, and burden, but I won’t give up. HE will bring me out of this. I will taste relief some day. ⭐️
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Are you battling a trauma? An illness? An obstacle? It doesn’t have to be health related!  Introduce yourself below👇🏻 and let me share your burden or triumph! .
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#maker #birdlybylaurel #handmade #crochetblanket #crochet #crochetlove #crochetaddict #yarnbee #yarn #yarnaddict #crochetersoftheworld #crochetersofinstagram #ilovecrochet #makersgonnamake #makers #makersmovement #crochetgirlgang #chronicillness #spoonie #chronicpain #mctd #lupus #autoimmunewarrior #autoimmunedisease #mixedconnectivetissuedisease #chronicallysick #chronic #spooniewarrior #spoonielife
Baby Blankets- are you a traditional pastel person or do you like the more modern variations? I like both myself. When a request came in for a boy baby blanket I knew this ultra-soft, self stripping yarn I snagged from @hobbylobby was perfect 👌🏻 There is no filter on this!! LOOK 👀 at the color! ⭐️
Blankets take awhile, and I have been unable to move or crochet bc of my health lately. I hope that is soon about to change. The antibiotics seem to be working for now. I am still on the antiFungal. I see the Rheumatologist in Austin for the second time on Monday to decide the new treatment plan. Lord willing, I will get into remission somehow. I refuse to give up. I refuse. Yes, it’s been over four years of constant battle, and trauma, and burden, but I won’t give up. HE will bring me out of this. I will taste relief some day. ⭐️
⭐️
Are you battling a trauma? An illness? An obstacle? It doesn’t have to be health related! Introduce yourself below👇🏻 and let me share your burden or triumph! .
.
.
#maker #birdlybylaurel #handmade #crochetblanket #crochet #crochetlove #crochetaddict #yarnbee #yarn #yarnaddict #crochetersoftheworld #crochetersofinstagram #ilovecrochet #makersgonnamake #makers #makersmovement #crochetgirlgang #chronicillness #spoonie #chronicpain #mctd #lupus #autoimmunewarrior #autoimmunedisease #mixedconnectivetissuedisease #chronicallysick #chronic #spooniewarrior #spoonielife
3 years. Yesterday marked 3 years since I was diagnosed with scleroderma. It may seem odd to celebrate such an occasion but the anniversary has become a reminder to myself of how far I have come.
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I’ve learned how to say no, how to take better care of myself, how to pause and slow down. I’ve made self care a priority and have learned to accept that I cannot do it all.
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It hasn’t been easy and some days are really hard. But I’ve learned to find my strength in God, to pray and to reflect when times get challenging. Reflection is such a powerful tool in gaining perspective.
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The journey is far from over and I am still learning everyday; learning how to love myself again, how to not compare myself to others, and how to live my life on my own terms. I’m working on giving myself more grace and I am continuing to learn how to live without fear.
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I am so grateful everyday just to be here. Having a chronic illness has showed me how the power of gratitude can really change any situation, you just have to let it. Scleroderma has shown me that we all face battles but when we put our faith in God and believe in the story God is writing for our life he will continue to show that he has more in store for our story. He’s still writing mine, and I’m placing my faith in his hands.
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Here’s to 3 years, but more importantly, here’s to many more! 
#autoimmunewarrior #scleroderma #faithoverfear #iamradiant #chronie
3 years. Yesterday marked 3 years since I was diagnosed with scleroderma. It may seem odd to celebrate such an occasion but the anniversary has become a reminder to myself of how far I have come.
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I’ve learned how to say no, how to take better care of myself, how to pause and slow down. I’ve made self care a priority and have learned to accept that I cannot do it all.
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It hasn’t been easy and some days are really hard. But I’ve learned to find my strength in God, to pray and to reflect when times get challenging. Reflection is such a powerful tool in gaining perspective.
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The journey is far from over and I am still learning everyday; learning how to love myself again, how to not compare myself to others, and how to live my life on my own terms. I’m working on giving myself more grace and I am continuing to learn how to live without fear.
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I am so grateful everyday just to be here. Having a chronic illness has showed me how the power of gratitude can really change any situation, you just have to let it. Scleroderma has shown me that we all face battles but when we put our faith in God and believe in the story God is writing for our life he will continue to show that he has more in store for our story. He’s still writing mine, and I’m placing my faith in his hands.
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Here’s to 3 years, but more importantly, here’s to many more!
#autoimmunewarrior #scleroderma #faithoverfear #iamradiant #chronie
Here is a coaching call from one of our clients who came to us with multiple symptoms: bloating, loose stools, nutrient deficiencies, PCOS, trauma from past surgeries, adrenal fatigue, dizziness, bruising, high cholesterols, tingling, food allergies.

Nicole came to us feeling sick for years. In spite of all the things she lost, how much pain she was in during her recovery, and how exhausted she was, she was a positive sprit who encouraged everyone in our 1-1 coaching group even while she was struggling with getting herself healthy. 
Something that I love about Nicole is that, in spite of years of suffering, she never stopped believing in her heart there was a path to healing besides taking medications or supplements. 
The medications made her feel terrible, so she went to functional doctors and naturopaths but they didn’t have answers for her. 
She started trying all kinds of nutritional plans (juicing, all kinds of diets and supplements, and nothing worked at all until she found our webinar, went to our class, scheduled a call and jointed our program. 
She is amazing, committed and she’s still going strong. I hope you are seeing what is possible for you.

What we do on our program is we customize a nutritional plan for them based on a proven process (no herbs or supplements) and make adjustments based on their individual progress and results. We help them overcome their cravings and self sabotage, and help them get their health and life back.

In this program, we work with people daily on their nutrition and provide support, education, coaching to insure they get the best possible results in six weeks.

People get better at different rates and different days, depending on their symptoms, their illness, their dedication and commitment to recovery.

Our program is only for people who are ready for it and are coachable. In order to get results you have to be honest with us, you have to be willing to follow our nutritional instructions - even if it doesn’t makes sense, even if your doctor doesn’t agree with it, even if google doesn’t agree with it. 👇👇👇continue reading below 👇👇👇
Here is a coaching call from one of our clients who came to us with multiple symptoms: bloating, loose stools, nutrient deficiencies, PCOS, trauma from past surgeries, adrenal fatigue, dizziness, bruising, high cholesterols, tingling, food allergies.

Nicole came to us feeling sick for years. In spite of all the things she lost, how much pain she was in during her recovery, and how exhausted she was, she was a positive sprit who encouraged everyone in our 1-1 coaching group even while she was struggling with getting herself healthy.
Something that I love about Nicole is that, in spite of years of suffering, she never stopped believing in her heart there was a path to healing besides taking medications or supplements.
The medications made her feel terrible, so she went to functional doctors and naturopaths but they didn’t have answers for her.
She started trying all kinds of nutritional plans (juicing, all kinds of diets and supplements, and nothing worked at all until she found our webinar, went to our class, scheduled a call and jointed our program.
She is amazing, committed and she’s still going strong. I hope you are seeing what is possible for you.

What we do on our program is we customize a nutritional plan for them based on a proven process (no herbs or supplements) and make adjustments based on their individual progress and results. We help them overcome their cravings and self sabotage, and help them get their health and life back.

In this program, we work with people daily on their nutrition and provide support, education, coaching to insure they get the best possible results in six weeks.

People get better at different rates and different days, depending on their symptoms, their illness, their dedication and commitment to recovery.

Our program is only for people who are ready for it and are coachable. In order to get results you have to be honest with us, you have to be willing to follow our nutritional instructions - even if it doesn’t makes sense, even if your doctor doesn’t agree with it, even if google doesn’t agree with it. 👇👇👇continue reading below 👇👇👇
Living my best life.  Doing things I never dreamed of and going places I never thought I could.
Living my best life. Doing things I never dreamed of and going places I never thought I could.
👉🏼Follow the link in my bio to learn more about each of these ingredients and find out how you can fit them into your diet!👍🏼 👩🏼‍⚕️Many people are startled to learn the fruits and vegetables grown today are actually not as nutritious as they once were. In fact, they are much less rich in vitamins and minerals, in some cases with reductions as great as 40% or more!

How did this happen?
The modern cultivation practices used by the massive companies known together as agribusiness focus on speeding growth, increasing size, and improving pest resistance. Increases in yield that are produced by fertilization, as well as other environmental means, tend to decrease the concentrations of minerals in plants. This is called the “dilution effect.”2 Furthermore, while modern agriculture has increased the food supply, making more food available for more people, in the process it has also stripped the nutrients from the soil in which our food grows. This is called soil depletion, and every new season of crops grown actually increases the problem.

https://bit.ly/2La3QnI
👉🏼Follow the link in my bio to learn more about each of these ingredients and find out how you can fit them into your diet!👍🏼 👩🏼‍⚕️Many people are startled to learn the fruits and vegetables grown today are actually not as nutritious as they once were. In fact, they are much less rich in vitamins and minerals, in some cases with reductions as great as 40% or more!

How did this happen?
The modern cultivation practices used by the massive companies known together as agribusiness focus on speeding growth, increasing size, and improving pest resistance. Increases in yield that are produced by fertilization, as well as other environmental means, tend to decrease the concentrations of minerals in plants. This is called the “dilution effect.”2 Furthermore, while modern agriculture has increased the food supply, making more food available for more people, in the process it has also stripped the nutrients from the soil in which our food grows. This is called soil depletion, and every new season of crops grown actually increases the problem.

https://bit.ly/2La3QnI
CLC MEMBER FEATURE: Hey everyone!! My name is Katie, I’m 20 years old & I’m from the U.S.! 21 months ago my whole life fell apart - but now I realize that it was starting to fall apart way before then. I never thought of myself as a ‘sick kid’ or ‘chronically ill’ & to some degree I still don’t think that - I just think of myself as Katie, a normal girl who happens to get sick more often/more severely.
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When I was 10 I was hospitalized for a week & diagnosed with PANDAS (pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with strep throat @pandasnetworkofficial ). Basically, when I get strep throat my immune system gets confused & instead of attacking the strep germs it attacks my brain & causes inflammation (like AE.. watch ‘Brain on Fire’ :). It attacks a specific part of the brain called the basal ganglia which is responsible for motor functions & emotions. So when this part of the brain suddenly becomes inflamed it causes an onset of psychiatric symptoms like OCD, anxiety, depression, etc. & can cause tics. My PANDAS eventually turned into PANS, meaning now it’s not only triggered by strep, but any illness.
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For the next 8 years, it was manageable. when I got sick, I was just sick for longer & had it harder - we called it flares. But ‘flare’ took on a whole new meaning when I got sick with lyme disease 21 months ago. It started with a seizure & then turned into ambulance rides, hospital stays, spinal taps, MRIs, CTs, EEGs, EKGs, appts, lab work & almost 2 years of pure hell. But since getting my picc line in January, I’ve slowly started feeling like healthy Katie again & can’t wait to reach remission.
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It’s not easy - lyme or PANDAS. But knowing that I’ve already faced some of my toughest battles brings me peace. I’ve learned so much & gotten stronger. I know that the rest of my life will consist of ‘flares’ to some degree, but that will only make me appreciate the healthy moments more. I will love hard, wonder endlessly & laugh often. Chronic illnesses are awful, but I hope in some way you will all find peace in these wars 💛
#chronicloveclub
CLC MEMBER FEATURE: Hey everyone!! My name is Katie, I’m 20 years old & I’m from the U.S.! 21 months ago my whole life fell apart - but now I realize that it was starting to fall apart way before then. I never thought of myself as a ‘sick kid’ or ‘chronically ill’ & to some degree I still don’t think that - I just think of myself as Katie, a normal girl who happens to get sick more often/more severely.

When I was 10 I was hospitalized for a week & diagnosed with PANDAS (pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with strep throat @pandasnetworkofficial ). Basically, when I get strep throat my immune system gets confused & instead of attacking the strep germs it attacks my brain & causes inflammation (like AE.. watch ‘Brain on Fire’ :). It attacks a specific part of the brain called the basal ganglia which is responsible for motor functions & emotions. So when this part of the brain suddenly becomes inflamed it causes an onset of psychiatric symptoms like OCD, anxiety, depression, etc. & can cause tics. My PANDAS eventually turned into PANS, meaning now it’s not only triggered by strep, but any illness.

For the next 8 years, it was manageable. when I got sick, I was just sick for longer & had it harder - we called it flares. But ‘flare’ took on a whole new meaning when I got sick with lyme disease 21 months ago. It started with a seizure & then turned into ambulance rides, hospital stays, spinal taps, MRIs, CTs, EEGs, EKGs, appts, lab work & almost 2 years of pure hell. But since getting my picc line in January, I’ve slowly started feeling like healthy Katie again & can’t wait to reach remission.

It’s not easy - lyme or PANDAS. But knowing that I’ve already faced some of my toughest battles brings me peace. I’ve learned so much & gotten stronger. I know that the rest of my life will consist of ‘flares’ to some degree, but that will only make me appreciate the healthy moments more. I will love hard, wonder endlessly & laugh often. Chronic illnesses are awful, but I hope in some way you will all find peace in these wars 💛
#chronicloveclub
This song gives me POWER! 💪 What’s your go to song when you need a need a mood boost and a push! •
#garagegym #mompowered #njfitmom #fortysomethingandfit #keepshowingup #chooseyourhard #autoimmunewarrior #pandaspans #whatwefocusonexpands
This song gives me POWER! 💪 What’s your go to song when you need a need a mood boost and a push! •
#garagegym #mompowered #njfitmom #fortysomethingandfit #keepshowingup #chooseyourhard #autoimmunewarrior #pandaspans #whatwefocusonexpands
Manifest what you want! Manifest that shit! 🕉 Focus! Happy Saturday everyone! Check my story for my Ab Challenge Day 24🌎 I did Hollow holds and L sits Total cardio burn today and ab workout 🔥#manifest #youarewhatyouthink #meditation #mentalhealthawareness #highervibration #autoimmunewarrior #supportourveterans #ptsdawareness #lupuswarriors #reiki #abchallenge #abworkout #saturdayvibes #instafitgirls #instafitness #instagood #fitfam #gymisbae #cardiovasculartraining #strongbeautifulwomen #mindset #chickswithtattoos #girlswholift
Manifest what you want! Manifest that shit! 🕉 Focus! Happy Saturday everyone! Check my story for my Ab Challenge Day 24🌎 I did Hollow holds and L sits Total cardio burn today and ab workout 🔥#manifest #youarewhatyouthink #meditation #mentalhealthawareness #highervibration #autoimmunewarrior #supportourveterans #ptsdawareness #lupuswarriors #reiki #abchallenge #abworkout #saturdayvibes #instafitgirls #instafitness #instagood #fitfam #gymisbae #cardiovasculartraining #strongbeautifulwomen #mindset #chickswithtattoos #girlswholift
Just one of those days... #ImNotOkayToday #FML #IJustWantToBeHealthy why can't I just have a normal healthy body? #Cannabis is great... but it's not stopping my body from doing this crap.  What is wrong with me??? #AutoImmuneWarrior #AbledsAreWeird #BeautifullyDisabled #BreakTheSilence #chronicillnesswarrior #CannabisIsMedicine #ChronicIllnessVisibility #CannabisCommunity #DisabilityAwareness #GanjaGoddess #GirlAlive  #HospitalsSuck #legalizeMarijuana #MedicalMarijuana #MedicalCannabisCommunity #MarijuanaKeepsMeAlive #MedicalMarijuanaPatient #MyBodyHatesMe #NotEnoughSpoons #sickForever #Spoonie #TheLifeOfAnAutoimmuneWarrior #UtahMedicalCannabisPatient
Sometimes on rough times in life we just have to stop and see the beauty. Last week was an extremely hard week both mentally, emotionally and physically but still we press on.  I was reminded we are not guaranteed a perfect stress free life but we don’t have to let it destroy us. We have to look for rainbow after the storm. The promise that although it doesn’t feel like it, it will pass. When you are trying to change your world and make it better, there is going to be pushback. But God is  good and his promise is true. This week also showed me 1st hand how blessed I’m am to have this business because when everything went crazy last week, the money I have earned in my business, helped us stay afloat. I stood on his promise from that rainbow and I am seeing that promise now!
Sometimes on rough times in life we just have to stop and see the beauty. Last week was an extremely hard week both mentally, emotionally and physically but still we press on. I was reminded we are not guaranteed a perfect stress free life but we don’t have to let it destroy us. We have to look for rainbow after the storm. The promise that although it doesn’t feel like it, it will pass. When you are trying to change your world and make it better, there is going to be pushback. But God is good and his promise is true. This week also showed me 1st hand how blessed I’m am to have this business because when everything went crazy last week, the money I have earned in my business, helped us stay afloat. I stood on his promise from that rainbow and I am seeing that promise now!
I tend to gauge my weight loss less on what the scale reads and more on how my clothes fit and how I’m moving. 
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I purchased these jeans off eBay awhile ago and they’ve been sitting in my closet until today. I needed a pair of jeans this morning because of a bar we were going to for breakfast and some football. I always get cold there, hence jeans.  I put on six pair of jeans, all too big. Then saw these with sparkles and embroidery and put them on. Perfect fit!! Smaller size! Great NSV! 
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I tend to gauge my weight loss less on what the scale reads and more on how my clothes fit and how I’m moving.
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I purchased these jeans off eBay awhile ago and they’ve been sitting in my closet until today. I needed a pair of jeans this morning because of a bar we were going to for breakfast and some football. I always get cold there, hence jeans. I put on six pair of jeans, all too big. Then saw these with sparkles and embroidery and put them on. Perfect fit!! Smaller size! Great NSV!
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From studio time last week, the research. #contemporarydance #mpls #artist #bruja #cinnamonskin #dancer #witch #autoimmunewarrior #mnartist #improvisation #contemporarydance #mpls
From studio time last week, the research. #contemporarydance #mpls #artist #bruja #cinnamonskin #dancer #witch #autoimmunewarrior #mnartist #improvisation #contemporarydance #mpls
After workout hugs😬
Ok maybe not so much. We were both a sweaty mess and while that wouldn’t stop him I am not a sweaty hugger.
Luckily he’s ok with that.🤣
After workout hugs😬
Ok maybe not so much. We were both a sweaty mess and while that wouldn’t stop him I am not a sweaty hugger.
Luckily he’s ok with that.🤣
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When someone tells you that they understand your pain because they broke their arm once. 😑⁠
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#invisibleillness #disability #chronicallyill #wellnesswarrior #wellness #autoimmune #rheum #ibs #ibd #pain #autoimmunedisease ⠀👭👬👭
Sweaty, sun burnt, and in love with all the tasty treats from the @mnstatefair including this Grilled Sota sandwich from @brim_restaurant. Cinnamon peanut almond butter & blueberry marmalade on a gluten free Irish soda bread. What more could a #glutenfreefoodie want? 🎪
Sweaty, sun burnt, and in love with all the tasty treats from the @mnstatefair including this Grilled Sota sandwich from @brim_restaurant. Cinnamon peanut almond butter & blueberry marmalade on a gluten free Irish soda bread. What more could a #glutenfreefoodie want? 🎪
Today marks the end of Phase 1 of my 100 day program!

20 workouts.

It took more than 20 days but who gives a shit? Life happens.

That’s the beauty of this program! You follow it on your own time. Get sick? Need a rest day? Take it.

The calendar is meant as a guide so you’re not spinning your wheels in the gym trying to figure out what to do next. It’s all laid out for you. And you have the ability to switch days if you need to. Cardio too much, do yoga. Feel like you wanna lift, pump some iron.

This program will get you results no matter which order you do the work in or if you take a day or two off in between. It is designed for your life.

I’m starting Phase 2, but I still have a few open spots for you to start in September! And if you act now you can save $30.

Grab your spot in my group and make this program work for you and your life! You’re worth it!

Throw a 🎉 in the comments to join because this program is not only fun, but a celebration of your health!

#beyourownhero #sibo #workonyourself #anxietysucks #celeryjuice #leakygut #spoonie #weightlosstransformation #fibro #depression #graveshashimotos #cbdwellness #thyroidfighter #cbdoil #strongwomen #fiercepurposefitness #fightforit #hashimotos #gravesdisease #healing #medicalmediumprotocol #transformation #autoimmunewarrior #austinhealthblogger #changeyourhealth #autoimmunemoms #autoimmunedisease #celiac #glutenfree #thyroidbalance
Today marks the end of Phase 1 of my 100 day program!

20 workouts.

It took more than 20 days but who gives a shit? Life happens.

That’s the beauty of this program! You follow it on your own time. Get sick? Need a rest day? Take it.

The calendar is meant as a guide so you’re not spinning your wheels in the gym trying to figure out what to do next. It’s all laid out for you. And you have the ability to switch days if you need to. Cardio too much, do yoga. Feel like you wanna lift, pump some iron.

This program will get you results no matter which order you do the work in or if you take a day or two off in between. It is designed for your life.

I’m starting Phase 2, but I still have a few open spots for you to start in September! And if you act now you can save $30.

Grab your spot in my group and make this program work for you and your life! You’re worth it!

Throw a 🎉 in the comments to join because this program is not only fun, but a celebration of your health!

#beyourownhero #sibo #workonyourself #anxietysucks #celeryjuice #leakygut #spoonie #weightlosstransformation #fibro #depression #graveshashimotos #cbdwellness #thyroidfighter #cbdoil #strongwomen #fiercepurposefitness #fightforit #hashimotos #gravesdisease #healing #medicalmediumprotocol #transformation #autoimmunewarrior #austinhealthblogger #changeyourhealth #autoimmunemoms #autoimmunedisease #celiac #glutenfree #thyroidbalance
#gymgirl #myfitnessjourney #determined #goaldigger #strongnotskinny #fitfam #nothingspecial #justhardwork #wonderwomanlifts #autoimmunewarrior
It’s not everyday I feel like working out 🏋️‍♀️But.... I feel better now it’s done. Always progress not always perfection 😘
It’s not everyday I feel like working out 🏋️‍♀️But.... I feel better now it’s done. Always progress not always perfection 😘
Base of smoothie: high quality vanilla protein powder, L-Lysine powder, Moringa Leaf powder, ground up flaxseed, steel-cut oats, organic/locally sourced honey. Body of smoothie: frozen spinach, frozen wild berry mix (raspberries, blackberries and blueberries), unsweetened vanilla almond milk. All ingredients were blended up with love and care by this awesome lady right here 🥰💕✨ #blessed #gastroparesiswarrior #loved #crpswarrior #saturdayvibes #esophagealdysphagiawarrior #mymama #systemicsclerodermawarrior #backtobedigo #exhausted
Base of smoothie: high quality vanilla protein powder, L-Lysine powder, Moringa Leaf powder, ground up flaxseed, steel-cut oats, organic/locally sourced honey. Body of smoothie: frozen spinach, frozen wild berry mix (raspberries, blackberries and blueberries), unsweetened vanilla almond milk. All ingredients were blended up with love and care by this awesome lady right here 🥰💕✨ #blessed #gastroparesiswarrior #loved #crpswarrior #saturdayvibes #esophagealdysphagiawarrior #mymama #systemicsclerodermawarrior #backtobedigo #exhausted
Five weeks ago today we thought we had lost him. Now he’s trying to walk faster than me!! Our family is truly so blessed to have Scoobs! 😭💕😇
Five weeks ago today we thought we had lost him. Now he’s trying to walk faster than me!! Our family is truly so blessed to have Scoobs! 😭💕😇
Happy weekend!! Just did a 4.5 mile hike w my man. Feeling so much stronger than just 6 months ago. All that hard work healing is sooooo worth it. I had my doubts here and there along the way for sure, but now looking back I’m so glad I put in the bazillion hours and the 💰💰💰. Jesus. What a road. Anyway, all this to say, if it’s sucking today, don’t give up. Healing is worth it. If I can do it, so can you. 💪🏼💪🏼💚 .
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Happy weekend!! Just did a 4.5 mile hike w my man. Feeling so much stronger than just 6 months ago. All that hard work healing is sooooo worth it. I had my doubts here and there along the way for sure, but now looking back I’m so glad I put in the bazillion hours and the 💰💰💰. Jesus. What a road. Anyway, all this to say, if it’s sucking today, don’t give up. Healing is worth it. If I can do it, so can you. 💪🏼💪🏼💚 .
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#chronicillnesswarrior #Invisibleillness #spoonielife #meditation #healneurolyme #mentalhealth #brainretraining #meditationheals #visualization #guidedvisualization #fibromyalgia #chronicfatigue #autoimmunewarrior #powerofthought #lymestrong #healinglyme #lymedisease #morethanlyme #lymewarrior #healchronicillness #chronicillnesswarrior #brainplasticity #DNRS #CFS #brainhealth #brainhealing #healinginflammation #spoonie #meditatedaily #spooniesupport
Have you ever wished you could go in for a physical and blow your doctor's mind with significant weight-loss, great A1C and cholesterol levels, improved blood pressure, and lower stress?

As your Health and Life Coach I can help make this happen! Connect with me by scheduling your complimentary discovery conversation to learn more or get started.

Click the link in my bio.
Have you ever wished you could go in for a physical and blow your doctor's mind with significant weight-loss, great A1C and cholesterol levels, improved blood pressure, and lower stress?

As your Health and Life Coach I can help make this happen! Connect with me by scheduling your complimentary discovery conversation to learn more or get started.

Click the link in my bio.
Day 27/100! All about them lower body assets!!! I’m not lifting as heavy as I normally would, I’m not moving as quickly as I normally would, but still showing up regardless! Lots of time under tension in these moves today and STILL feeling this one (even hours later)! 😱 #weekendwarrior
Day 27/100! All about them lower body assets!!! I’m not lifting as heavy as I normally would, I’m not moving as quickly as I normally would, but still showing up regardless! Lots of time under tension in these moves today and STILL feeling this one (even hours later)! 😱 #weekendwarrior
Ever since I was in high school I was known to be particular about how I look. Teased quite a bit from family and friends. Then I became a mom and had 7 kids and still I never lost the desire to be put together. 
Now I am 55 and my children are all gone out of the nest and I maintain my love of looking good.
However one Big thing has changed. 
After much research for my autoimmune disease Hashimoto's I found that all those years I was hurting my endocrine system with endocrine disruptors found in all makeup.
These past 2 years I have cleaned up my makeup drawers with completely toxic free makeup. A matter of fact "They are the Standard in Clean Beauty" with a pledge of over 2500 chemicals as a standard they will never ever use. Never.
Ask your makeup company what their Standard is. I guarantee you you will not find this integrity because in the USA there are only 11 chemicals that by regulation a company can leave out and then call themselves "toxic free" hmmmm not impressive. 
In Europe there Standard is 1500 hmmm still better but not impressive. 
I dont want any. Period.
Go ahead check out Savvy Minerals makeup by Young Living see for yourself. 
They are my choice and I bet my health on it.
#cleanlivinglifestyle #hashimotosfighter
Ever since I was in high school I was known to be particular about how I look. Teased quite a bit from family and friends. Then I became a mom and had 7 kids and still I never lost the desire to be put together.
Now I am 55 and my children are all gone out of the nest and I maintain my love of looking good.
However one Big thing has changed.
After much research for my autoimmune disease Hashimoto's I found that all those years I was hurting my endocrine system with endocrine disruptors found in all makeup.
These past 2 years I have cleaned up my makeup drawers with completely toxic free makeup. A matter of fact "They are the Standard in Clean Beauty" with a pledge of over 2500 chemicals as a standard they will never ever use. Never.
Ask your makeup company what their Standard is. I guarantee you you will not find this integrity because in the USA there are only 11 chemicals that by regulation a company can leave out and then call themselves "toxic free" hmmmm not impressive.
In Europe there Standard is 1500 hmmm still better but not impressive.
I dont want any. Period.
Go ahead check out Savvy Minerals makeup by Young Living see for yourself.
They are my choice and I bet my health on it.
#cleanlivinglifestyle #hashimotosfighter
Have a wonderful weekend!❤️
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I am off to attend a monthly gathering with spirit – to enjoy healing sounds of gongs, bowls and flutes and guided meditation. 😇
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What are your plans for the weekend? Any TLC planned for you?💕 .

To sweeten your day😊

Chocolate Pudding (Avocado Mousse) – Paleo

I love chocolate, and I love avocado! And sometimes I have a sweet tooth ☺ 
Dairy-free means this is not a ‘real’ chocolate pudding, but this comes close in taste.
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The advantage of this dessert: it doesn’t contain refined sugar and provides a healthy source of fat. .

Ingredients (serves 4): - 2 Large Avocados - 4 Tbsp Raw Cocoa powder
- ½ cup Almond Milk - 1 Tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1/3 cup Monkfruit Sweetener (or a corresponding amount of Stevia)
- Pinch of Salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor until completely smooth. Decorate with strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, raspberries, or a fruit of your choice. Enjoy.😊
Have a wonderful weekend!❤️
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I am off to attend a monthly gathering with spirit – to enjoy healing sounds of gongs, bowls and flutes and guided meditation. 😇
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What are your plans for the weekend? Any TLC planned for you?💕 .

To sweeten your day😊

Chocolate Pudding (Avocado Mousse) – Paleo

I love chocolate, and I love avocado! And sometimes I have a sweet tooth ☺
Dairy-free means this is not a ‘real’ chocolate pudding, but this comes close in taste.
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The advantage of this dessert: it doesn’t contain refined sugar and provides a healthy source of fat. .

Ingredients (serves 4): - 2 Large Avocados - 4 Tbsp Raw Cocoa powder
- ½ cup Almond Milk - 1 Tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1/3 cup Monkfruit Sweetener (or a corresponding amount of Stevia)
- Pinch of Salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor until completely smooth. Decorate with strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, raspberries, or a fruit of your choice. Enjoy.😊
Can we talk about how difficult this is? Major lifestyle changes feel like a never, ending uphill climb. Some days it’s okay to mourn your old life, and the life you thought you’d have. Change takes time. Physically adjustments. Emotional adjustments. And it’s okay to say this isn’t easy. 💜💪🏽
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Can we talk about how difficult this is? Major lifestyle changes feel like a never, ending uphill climb. Some days it’s okay to mourn your old life, and the life you thought you’d have. Change takes time. Physically adjustments. Emotional adjustments. And it’s okay to say this isn’t easy. 💜💪🏽
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#ulcerativecolitis #ulcerativecolitisfighter #ulcerativecolitiswarrior #ulcerativecolitisawareness #ulcerativecolitissucks #colits #spoonielife #spoonies #chronicillness #invisibleillness #invisibleillnessawareness #invisibleillnesswarrior #autoimmunedisease #autoimmunewarrior #ibd #ibdfighter #ibdawareness #ittakesguts #chronicallyill #chronicallyhopeful
Easy brunch option that features my trusted combo of carbs + fat + protein for a filling meal.
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Just crisped up some @sietefoods Almond Flour tortillas in a skillet with some avocado oil, then topped with avocado mashed with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and lemon juice. Sprinkled with @traderjoes Everything but the Bagel blend (no, you’re obsessed) & some bacon and called it a meal!
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Not all of my meals include a giant plate filled with veggies. Sometimes I want something quick + fun! Not that veggies aren’t fun—I’ll get down with some crispy kale any day of the week 🙌🏽
Easy brunch option that features my trusted combo of carbs + fat + protein for a filling meal.
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Just crisped up some @sietefoods Almond Flour tortillas in a skillet with some avocado oil, then topped with avocado mashed with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and lemon juice. Sprinkled with @traderjoes Everything but the Bagel blend (no, you’re obsessed) & some bacon and called it a meal!
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Not all of my meals include a giant plate filled with veggies. Sometimes I want something quick + fun! Not that veggies aren’t fun—I’ll get down with some crispy kale any day of the week 🙌🏽
🥳SURPRISE!🎉
#TheMyersWay Multivitamin is 50% OFF this weekend👉🏼 link in bio!
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I'm celebrating my 50th birthday with you guys by helping you reach your health goals! The Myers Way Multivitamin is one that I recommend to EVERYBODY! I truly believe that everyone should be taking a multivitamin on a daily basis!

WHY?
For optimal health, you must get all the essential nutrients your body requires to function. You must also guard against mineral and vitamin deficiencies, the most common of which are deficiencies in vitamin B-6, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin B-12, and iron.
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Follow the link in my bio to learn more about the benefits of adding a multivitamin to your diet!

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🥳SURPRISE!🎉
#TheMyersWay Multivitamin is 50% OFF this weekend👉🏼 link in bio!
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I'm celebrating my 50th birthday with you guys by helping you reach your health goals! The Myers Way Multivitamin is one that I recommend to EVERYBODY! I truly believe that everyone should be taking a multivitamin on a daily basis!

WHY?
For optimal health, you must get all the essential nutrients your body requires to function. You must also guard against mineral and vitamin deficiencies, the most common of which are deficiencies in vitamin B-6, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin B-12, and iron.
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Follow the link in my bio to learn more about the benefits of adding a multivitamin to your diet!

https://bit.ly/2zft52u
Grilled eggplant from the garden with roasted hazelnuts, basil, aged balsamic and EVOO. .
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 #whole30  #paleo #thyroidproblems #thyroiddisease #thyroidwarrior #foodismedicine  #nourish #healyourgut  #leakygut #feelgoodfood #autoimmunewellness #celiac #nutrivore #glutenfree #nutrientdense #chronicfatigue #eggplant #italianfood #growyourfood #hazelnut #grilledveggies
At least once a decade, my body decides it needs to throw a new painful and debilitating monkey wrench into the picture and COMPLETELY dumbfound my doc. Due to the severe & unexplainable allergic reaction I had last Sunday, I am on lots of prednisone and an extremely restricted diet. Culinary skills are pretty useless when you can’t be creative with flavors. Sigh. 
Here’s to the prednisone continuing to bring me back to “normal”, this boring menu keeping me alive and hopefully solving this medical mystery exponentially faster than the last two. #autoimmunewarrior #medicalmystery #thoughtiwasdone
At least once a decade, my body decides it needs to throw a new painful and debilitating monkey wrench into the picture and COMPLETELY dumbfound my doc. Due to the severe & unexplainable allergic reaction I had last Sunday, I am on lots of prednisone and an extremely restricted diet. Culinary skills are pretty useless when you can’t be creative with flavors. Sigh.
Here’s to the prednisone continuing to bring me back to “normal”, this boring menu keeping me alive and hopefully solving this medical mystery exponentially faster than the last two. #autoimmunewarrior #medicalmystery #thoughtiwasdone
✨When your house chores are done this is what Saturday essentials look like. ✌🏻📚
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Love how TRUE this is 🙏💖 Comment below if you AGREE 👇✨
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Love how TRUE this is 🙏💖 Comment below if you AGREE 👇✨
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So what is causing this outpouring of gluten sensitivity? Is it the glyphosate in our food supply or the actual gluten?
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Glyphosate, which is found in products like #roundup , binds to gluten
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In normal conditions, Gluten usually forms connection between different amino acids in grain
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�Glyphosate disrupts the binding, which causes the gluten to stay in a form that is more allergenic
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Glyphosate also inhibits CYP450 enzymes which play a critical role in detoxification pathways in our body
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In other words, some people may be reacting more to the effects of glyphosate than they are to gluten
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This is an emerging topic with incomplete data and possibility significant consequences
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BUT… being in Europe where there is a clear difference in food supply and how grains are grown and processed I don’t experience the same issues as in the United States… this makes me sad and frustrated all at the same time!
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How many of you have had similar experiences?
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#glyphosate #gluten #glutenfree #glutenfreelife #glutenfreeliving #autoimmunedisease #autoimmune #autoimmuneprotocol #autoimmunewarrior #hashimotosdisease #hashimotos #hashimotoswarrior #hypothyroidism #glutenfreelifestyle #glutenfreelife #toxicenvironment #cleaneating #cleaneats
So what is causing this outpouring of gluten sensitivity? Is it the glyphosate in our food supply or the actual gluten?
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Glyphosate, which is found in products like #roundup , binds to gluten
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In normal conditions, Gluten usually forms connection between different amino acids in grain
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�Glyphosate disrupts the binding, which causes the gluten to stay in a form that is more allergenic
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Glyphosate also inhibits CYP450 enzymes which play a critical role in detoxification pathways in our body
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In other words, some people may be reacting more to the effects of glyphosate than they are to gluten
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This is an emerging topic with incomplete data and possibility significant consequences
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BUT… being in Europe where there is a clear difference in food supply and how grains are grown and processed I don’t experience the same issues as in the United States… this makes me sad and frustrated all at the same time!
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How many of you have had similar experiences?
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#glyphosate #gluten #glutenfree #glutenfreelife #glutenfreeliving #autoimmunedisease #autoimmune #autoimmuneprotocol #autoimmunewarrior #hashimotosdisease #hashimotos #hashimotoswarrior #hypothyroidism #glutenfreelifestyle #glutenfreelife #toxicenvironment #cleaneating #cleaneats
Anyone in need of a double whammy? Let’s detox while we unwind this weekend…
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Massages help loosen up stored toxins in the soft tissues of the body. Pro Tip: After your #massage, make sure to do some detox to help mobilize and move out those newly released toxins!
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A little #glutathione could help! Go here to learn more (link in profile: @returnhealthy): https://bit.ly/2H2ljxn 💚 #MassageTherapy #LymphaticDrainage
Anyone in need of a double whammy? Let’s detox while we unwind this weekend…
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Massages help loosen up stored toxins in the soft tissues of the body. Pro Tip: After your #massage, make sure to do some detox to help mobilize and move out those newly released toxins!
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A little #glutathione could help! Go here to learn more (link in profile: @returnhealthy): https://bit.ly/2H2ljxn 💚 #MassageTherapy #LymphaticDrainage
How can you get your child to snuggle with you forever??? #askingforafriend 🙃
How can you get your child to snuggle with you forever??? #askingforafriend 🙃
👦🏻👩🏼: Whether you have chronic pain, anxiety, depression ,fatigue ect we have all been there when your friends or family don’t understand your illness. They often end up saying the wrong things, which can infuriate us. Comment below if this resonates with you/what do you hear all the time. 
Follow 👉 @how.u.feeling 👈 for more daily content!
👦🏻👩🏼: Whether you have chronic pain, anxiety, depression ,fatigue ect we have all been there when your friends or family don’t understand your illness. They often end up saying the wrong things, which can infuriate us. Comment below if this resonates with you/what do you hear all the time.
Follow 👉 @how.u.feeling 👈 for more daily content!
Just checking in before our afternoon outing - my greens routine fell off slightly when we were getting our new floors done, but I’m back at it! 💪🏻 got this bad boy in before my morning workout. This #smoothierecipe consisted of: • 1/2 cup each of organic greens 🥬 cauliflower + mango 🥭 with a tbs of organic blueberries 🍇 tasty + super nutritious! .

Getting back into this routine is super important for my MS. I always have more energy, sleep better, + my base level of pain goes down a notch or two when I stick with it. Plus my ninja makes it almost too easy 😂 Happy Saturday, y’all! 💕
Just checking in before our afternoon outing - my greens routine fell off slightly when we were getting our new floors done, but I’m back at it! 💪🏻 got this bad boy in before my morning workout. This #smoothierecipe consisted of: • 1/2 cup each of organic greens 🥬 cauliflower + mango 🥭 with a tbs of organic blueberries 🍇 tasty + super nutritious! .

Getting back into this routine is super important for my MS. I always have more energy, sleep better, + my base level of pain goes down a notch or two when I stick with it. Plus my ninja makes it almost too easy 😂 Happy Saturday, y’all! 💕
Research. This is something we patients have to learn how to do.

I know it seems intimidating to some of you, and others often make fun of "Dr. Google", but this is a really important step in advocating for the care you need.

We need to do our own research every step of the way - before diagnosis, after diagnosis, testing, treatments. It may not be fair, but it is necessary.

Read this post for my best tips on how to do effective research as a patient.

https://crystaldmeadows.com/autoimmune-diagnosis-part-2/

Let me know what you think - what are your favorite research tips for patients?
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Research. This is something we patients have to learn how to do.

I know it seems intimidating to some of you, and others often make fun of "Dr. Google", but this is a really important step in advocating for the care you need.

We need to do our own research every step of the way - before diagnosis, after diagnosis, testing, treatments. It may not be fair, but it is necessary.

Read this post for my best tips on how to do effective research as a patient.

https://crystaldmeadows.com/autoimmune-diagnosis-part-2/

Let me know what you think - what are your favorite research tips for patients?
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Sabías que el 70 % de tu plato debiera ser de carbohidratos? 👀pero ojo! Los adecuados. .
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Me refiero a las VERDURAS, ellas también son carbohidratos. Entonces la clave es comer los carbohidratos ADECUADOS. Hasta los frutos secos  y semillas tienen carbohidratos. .
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Lo que los hace “carbohidratos buenos” es la cantidad de FIBRA que tengan. .
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Si incrementan la cantidad de fibra en tu día a día, disminuirás los pics de azúcar en la sangre que provocan los carbohidratos simples.
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Lo que queda entonces es saber elegirlos y no satanizarlos y meterlos a todos en el mismo saco, porque el cuerpo los necesita para estar sano. Preocúpate de la CALIDAD en vez de la CANTIDAD 😉. .
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Cuando nos enfocamos en la calidad, la cantidad se ajusta solita, porque tu apetito se regula de forma natural porque (no te vas a comer 500 calorías de brócoli, porque serían 18 tazas 😳) .
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En cambio cuando comes muchos productos procesados llenos de azúcares, y de mala calidad con aceites hidrogenados, y SIN FIBRA el mecanismo normal que regula el apetito, y tu metabolismo, en realidad, se sale de control. .
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Solo hay que saber elegir bien. .
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Cómo es tu plato? Tiene verduras? Cual es tu preferida? La mía es el brócoli y los espárragos 😋
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#alimentacionconciente #alimentacionsaludable #verduras #saludintegral #saludintestinal #autoimmunewarrior
Sabías que el 70 % de tu plato debiera ser de carbohidratos? 👀pero ojo! Los adecuados. .
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Me refiero a las VERDURAS, ellas también son carbohidratos. Entonces la clave es comer los carbohidratos ADECUADOS. Hasta los frutos secos y semillas tienen carbohidratos. .
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Lo que los hace “carbohidratos buenos” es la cantidad de FIBRA que tengan. .
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Si incrementan la cantidad de fibra en tu día a día, disminuirás los pics de azúcar en la sangre que provocan los carbohidratos simples.
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Lo que queda entonces es saber elegirlos y no satanizarlos y meterlos a todos en el mismo saco, porque el cuerpo los necesita para estar sano. Preocúpate de la CALIDAD en vez de la CANTIDAD 😉. .
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Cuando nos enfocamos en la calidad, la cantidad se ajusta solita, porque tu apetito se regula de forma natural porque (no te vas a comer 500 calorías de brócoli, porque serían 18 tazas 😳) .
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En cambio cuando comes muchos productos procesados llenos de azúcares, y de mala calidad con aceites hidrogenados, y SIN FIBRA el mecanismo normal que regula el apetito, y tu metabolismo, en realidad, se sale de control. .
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Solo hay que saber elegir bien. .
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Cómo es tu plato? Tiene verduras? Cual es tu preferida? La mía es el brócoli y los espárragos 😋
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#alimentacionconciente #alimentacionsaludable #verduras #saludintegral #saludintestinal #autoimmunewarrior
How many of you dread or panic with the thought of going to a big event? 🙃I definitely used to, but I’ve come up with a game plan to conquer special occasions. With my beautiful sister-in-law’s wedding👰🏻 coming up next weekend I figured I’d share my tips and tricks with you all! Go check out my new post on how to conquer special occasions like a pro 💪🏻. What are some things you do to prepare for a big event? ⬇️Let me know 💟✨💟
How many of you dread or panic with the thought of going to a big event? 🙃I definitely used to, but I’ve come up with a game plan to conquer special occasions. With my beautiful sister-in-law’s wedding👰🏻 coming up next weekend I figured I’d share my tips and tricks with you all! Go check out my new post on how to conquer special occasions like a pro 💪🏻. What are some things you do to prepare for a big event? ⬇️Let me know 💟✨💟
POSHMARK is great for selling stuff from your own closet to running your own business! The Poshmark community is professional and fun. Success TAKES WORK! The more you put into it the better you will do. I love that I can work my account from my phone and on the go! ❤️
POSHMARK is great for selling stuff from your own closet to running your own business! The Poshmark community is professional and fun. Success TAKES WORK! The more you put into it the better you will do. I love that I can work my account from my phone and on the go! ❤️
The present moment is the direct result of what you did in the past.⁠⠀
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#pandasawareness #pandaspans #autoimmunewarrior #medicalnotbehavioral #pandaskidsrock #brightfuture⁠⠀
#up4achallenge #notafraidofhardwork⁠⠀
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The present moment is the direct result of what you did in the past.⁠⠀
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Folks comment about how I do things the hard way.⁠⠀
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In my experience, the easy way doesn't deliver like taking on a challenge.⁠⠀
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I'm excited that my hard work is beginning to really pay off. Those challenges were long and hard but I'm about to reap the harvest! So excited for the future that is just around the corner.⁠⠀
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#pandasawareness #pandaspans #autoimmunewarrior #medicalnotbehavioral #pandaskidsrock #brightfuture⁠⠀
#up4achallenge #notafraidofhardwork⁠⠀
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Can I be honest?
I am really struggling right now. Waiting to see a specialist about the widespread pain and tendonitis in my hands and arms is wearing on me. Not painting as much as I'd like to (or at all the past week or so) is wearing on me. Not being able to cook or wash my hair or use my phone without making the pain worse is wearing on me. I can use all the good vibes and prayers I can get today. ❤❤❤
Can I be honest?
I am really struggling right now. Waiting to see a specialist about the widespread pain and tendonitis in my hands and arms is wearing on me. Not painting as much as I'd like to (or at all the past week or so) is wearing on me. Not being able to cook or wash my hair or use my phone without making the pain worse is wearing on me. I can use all the good vibes and prayers I can get today. ❤❤❤
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When I’m feeling sick this mounchkin allways looks out for me!•


#hepato #myworld #mygirl #love #mama #beingalive #beingamom #hepato #aih #autoimmunewarrior #autoimmunehepatitis #transplantatie #liverdesease #livertransplant #❤️ #fight #bestrong💪 #together #forever
Happy Saturday beautiful people!☀️
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Went for a walk this morning and it was so nice to just enjoy the cooler breeze and the sunshine. I’ve been finding that simple movement, like walks, is what my body has been wanting lately. No crazy, sweaty workouts. Its OKAY if your body isn’t up for that or if you’re not able to do that right now. Do what’s best for YOU. And for me, that’s been light and simple movement. It’s easy to compare, especially on social media, and I used to get so caught up in what everyone around me was doing. I finally got tired of putting myself down because of all I couldn’t and wasn’t doing. Just a reminder that you are you and not anyone else! And that is the best thing you can be.🤗
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Cheers to our unique and worthy selves! Hoping you all have a wonderful weekend!💛
#dEATS: egg fried in ghee paired with leftover paleo banana strawberry pancakes!🤪
#saturdaybreakfast #paleopancakes #bananapancakes #paleobreakfast #paleolifestyle #grainfreediet #holisticnutrition #thefeedfeed #ibdawareness #ibsdiet #chronicpain #arthritisdiet #rheumatoidarthritis #autoimmuneprotocol #pancakestack #aiprecipes #dairyfreerecipes #sibo #autoimmunedisease #grainfreepancakes #healingfoods #paleofoods #autoimmunewarrior #cleaneatingrecipe #aippaleo #autoimmunehealing #sugarfreelife #morninginspiration #positiveaffirmations
Happy Saturday beautiful people!☀️
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Went for a walk this morning and it was so nice to just enjoy the cooler breeze and the sunshine. I’ve been finding that simple movement, like walks, is what my body has been wanting lately. No crazy, sweaty workouts. Its OKAY if your body isn’t up for that or if you’re not able to do that right now. Do what’s best for YOU. And for me, that’s been light and simple movement. It’s easy to compare, especially on social media, and I used to get so caught up in what everyone around me was doing. I finally got tired of putting myself down because of all I couldn’t and wasn’t doing. Just a reminder that you are you and not anyone else! And that is the best thing you can be.🤗
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Cheers to our unique and worthy selves! Hoping you all have a wonderful weekend!💛
#dEATS: egg fried in ghee paired with leftover paleo banana strawberry pancakes!🤪
#saturdaybreakfast #paleopancakes #bananapancakes #paleobreakfast #paleolifestyle #grainfreediet #holisticnutrition #thefeedfeed #ibdawareness #ibsdiet #chronicpain #arthritisdiet #rheumatoidarthritis #autoimmuneprotocol #pancakestack #aiprecipes #dairyfreerecipes #sibo #autoimmunedisease #grainfreepancakes #healingfoods #paleofoods #autoimmunewarrior #cleaneatingrecipe #aippaleo #autoimmunehealing #sugarfreelife #morninginspiration #positiveaffirmations
Weekends are sometimes full of errands 🤨 So I don’t leave the house without these staples in my purse: ✅ Thieves roller to keep my immune system healthy
✅ Digize for immediate relief anytime my stomach acts up
✅ Headache roller because allergies
✅ Savvy Minerals lipgloss which has no yucky chemicals, infused with peppermint essential oil and isn’t sticky
✅ A few oil cards and samples for curious friends

PS my purse is always clean and organized, I can’t stand when it’s messy (OCD much?) 😱 Is your purse organized or messy? No judgement here!
Weekends are sometimes full of errands 🤨 So I don’t leave the house without these staples in my purse: ✅ Thieves roller to keep my immune system healthy
✅ Digize for immediate relief anytime my stomach acts up
✅ Headache roller because allergies
✅ Savvy Minerals lipgloss which has no yucky chemicals, infused with peppermint essential oil and isn’t sticky
✅ A few oil cards and samples for curious friends

PS my purse is always clean and organized, I can’t stand when it’s messy (OCD much?) 😱 Is your purse organized or messy? No judgement here!
when was the last time you thanked your body for working so hard every day? 💛✨ ⁣
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but we have to remember that they ARE working hard, even in the moments when it feels like they aren’t. let’s speak kindly to our bodies to support our healing ok? Okay 💛
when was the last time you thanked your body for working so hard every day? 💛✨ ⁣

when dealing with chronic illness, pain, etc. it’s easy to fall into the spiral of hating our bodies. speaking rude words. asking “why are you failing me?” ⁣

but we have to remember that they ARE working hard, even in the moments when it feels like they aren’t. let’s speak kindly to our bodies to support our healing ok? Okay 💛
This all day. 🙌🏻🖤 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Breakfast on the couch courtesy of the hubby 🥰 with Flynn showing off the new sign he’s been learning for eat. Can you guess who ate more of this plate? 👉🏻
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Breakfast on the couch courtesy of the hubby 🥰 with Flynn showing off the new sign he’s been learning for eat. Can you guess who ate more of this plate? 👉🏻





#paleo #paleomom #paleobreakfast #paleofoodshare #paleolifestyle #paleofood #paleoliving #paleofriendly #grainfree #dairyfree #foodfreedom #whole30journey #whole30alumni #whole30homies #whole30life #lifeasawhole #whole30lifestyle #whole30living #healthyeatingideas #healthyeating #healthylifestyle #autoimmunewarrior #autoimmunefoodie
Not all prescriptions are gluten-free.
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If you need to determine if your prescription medication is gluten-free DM me and I will send you a list that goes over medications that we have information about as pharmacists.
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#bestailife
#bestautoimmunelife
#rootcause
#selfcare
#spoonie
#healing
#leakygut
#sibo
#aip
#aipapproved
#glutenfree
#dairyfree
#aipaleo
#pharmacist
#RPh
#thyroidhealth
#psoriasis
#healthygut
#candida
#healyourbody
#autoimmune
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#autoimmunewarrior
#autoimmunedisease
#hashimotos
#functionalmedicine
#drtrishheenan
#microbiome
#gut
#freeresources
Not all prescriptions are gluten-free.
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If you need to determine if your prescription medication is gluten-free DM me and I will send you a list that goes over medications that we have information about as pharmacists.
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#bestailife
#bestautoimmunelife
#rootcause
#selfcare
#spoonie
#healing
#leakygut
#sibo
#aip
#aipapproved
#glutenfree
#dairyfree
#aipaleo
#pharmacist
#RPh
#thyroidhealth
#psoriasis
#healthygut
#candida
#healyourbody
#autoimmune
#automimmunewellness
#autoimmunewarrior
#autoimmunedisease
#hashimotos
#functionalmedicine
#drtrishheenan
#microbiome
#gut
#freeresources
Morning stretches. Shorter days means I get to sleep in a little before trying to catch a sunrise, making my goal of getting up and moving on the weekends a bit easier. Luna and I had a semi-pleasant walk but this city is just so crowded anymore. I don’t know about you but I want to not have people on top of me when I’m trying to find some peace and quiet. All my favorite spaces are over run now ☹️.
Morning stretches. Shorter days means I get to sleep in a little before trying to catch a sunrise, making my goal of getting up and moving on the weekends a bit easier. Luna and I had a semi-pleasant walk but this city is just so crowded anymore. I don’t know about you but I want to not have people on top of me when I’m trying to find some peace and quiet. All my favorite spaces are over run now ☹️.
#gymtime #gymgirl #myfitnessjourney #determined #goaldigger #strongnotskinny #fitfam #nothingspecial #justhardwork #wonderwomanlifts #autoimmunewarrior #mindset
As promised in my stories, an new post for this morning.
This was also taken the other night when I went out with the girls to Niskonlith Lake. It's very similar to my March photograph and that's because I love trying similar compositions under different lighting and seasons. You never know which one might be 'the' shot.
Anyway, it's with a heavy heart and sadness that I need to let you know: On Wednesday morning I made this temporary change at Lee's Music permanent. Sadly I won't be returning full time, however, as we love Kamloops so much and as the team at Lee's is such a family to me, I do still want to help, so you will still see me in and around events at kamloops, just at a much reduced capacity. My rheumatologist agrees that I need a permanent change, reduced stress, no late hours, steady schedule, and cardiology mentioned at my last appointment that they really didn't want me doing too much physical labour anymore. With consistent pericarditis, complications can arise, much like an Olympic weight trainer runs the risk of developing cardiac complications. He mentioned that lifting heavy equipment day in and day out is definitely not advisable, nor is training for a marathon etc. 
It really does suck having to make this call but in the end, it's for the best. What I don't want to have happen is have my health impact the quality of service the events I've come to love in and around town begin to be affected. I personally have very high standards, and while @bestsoundguyever  likes that title, I never (nor will I ever) sought it, but I always aimed to be the best and bring the best to our clients. I would always tell people "I don't want to be the best, I just want to do a really good job and let you decide."
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As promised in my stories, an new post for this morning.
This was also taken the other night when I went out with the girls to Niskonlith Lake. It's very similar to my March photograph and that's because I love trying similar compositions under different lighting and seasons. You never know which one might be 'the' shot.
Anyway, it's with a heavy heart and sadness that I need to let you know: On Wednesday morning I made this temporary change at Lee's Music permanent. Sadly I won't be returning full time, however, as we love Kamloops so much and as the team at Lee's is such a family to me, I do still want to help, so you will still see me in and around events at kamloops, just at a much reduced capacity. My rheumatologist agrees that I need a permanent change, reduced stress, no late hours, steady schedule, and cardiology mentioned at my last appointment that they really didn't want me doing too much physical labour anymore. With consistent pericarditis, complications can arise, much like an Olympic weight trainer runs the risk of developing cardiac complications. He mentioned that lifting heavy equipment day in and day out is definitely not advisable, nor is training for a marathon etc.
It really does suck having to make this call but in the end, it's for the best. What I don't want to have happen is have my health impact the quality of service the events I've come to love in and around town begin to be affected. I personally have very high standards, and while @bestsoundguyever likes that title, I never (nor will I ever) sought it, but I always aimed to be the best and bring the best to our clients. I would always tell people "I don't want to be the best, I just want to do a really good job and let you decide."
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I saw this on Facebook & knew it was share worthy.
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✨I realized on my healing journey it was up to me to get better.
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✨It IS easier and quicker with support. ✨
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✨Your choices got you where you are today, this moment.  Do you need help with better choices. ✨
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✨#insideoutwellnesswithjulie #functionalhealthcoach #icwarrior #autoimmunewarrior #autoimmunedisorder #ic #guthealth #guthealing #interstitialcystitis #holistichealth #selfawareness #selfcare #healthadvocate
I saw this on Facebook & knew it was share worthy.


✨I realized on my healing journey it was up to me to get better.


✨NOT a doctor or specialist.


✨NOT others in my life.


✨NOT even a functional coach, Naturopath or other professional.


✨It IS easier and quicker with support. ✨

✨What’s holding you back?


✨Your choices got you where you are today, this moment. Do you need help with better choices. ✨


#insideoutwellnesswithjulie #functionalhealthcoach #icwarrior #autoimmunewarrior #autoimmunedisorder #ic #guthealth #guthealing #interstitialcystitis #holistichealth #selfawareness #selfcare #healthadvocate
(📷: @movie__gasm) Survivor. Thriver. Badass. All of it... 💪🏼💜 #NewChapters #LymeWarrior #BeatingTheOdds
(📷: @movie__gasm) Survivor. Thriver. Badass. All of it... 💪🏼💜 #NewChapters #LymeWarrior #BeatingTheOdds
Today was many new things on a run: running with another (faster/veteran) runner, quicker starting pace than my norm, more hills than my norm, no music and talking. Let’s say I’m an introverted runner for sure but the company was nice especially to not be mugged 😂 8 was definitely a challenge, and i had to walk a little for the first time ever on a long run but I did it. There is this cool ship downtown until Tuesday for those of you who want to see it.
Today was many new things on a run: running with another (faster/veteran) runner, quicker starting pace than my norm, more hills than my norm, no music and talking. Let’s say I’m an introverted runner for sure but the company was nice especially to not be mugged 😂 8 was definitely a challenge, and i had to walk a little for the first time ever on a long run but I did it. There is this cool ship downtown until Tuesday for those of you who want to see it.
Don't be bothered by arthritis again.
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Don't be bothered by arthritis again.
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Try 'Osteovent' by @vitasciences. Way beyond a calcium supplement, 'Osteovent' has all the supporting vitamins and minerals needed for your body to utilize Calcium
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Order now with our 100% no questions asked money back guarantee return policy.
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www.vitasciences.com
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Order by phone: 1-877-212-7282
I have spoken a lot about how stress can lead to an imbalance in our Autonomic Nervous System and predispose us to heart attacks. This study shows that giving back to others can negate the effects of stress on mortality. For every major stressful event a person had it increased risk of death by 30%. However, those who had stressful events but also spent time helping others had a 0% increased risk of death.
I have spoken a lot about how stress can lead to an imbalance in our Autonomic Nervous System and predispose us to heart attacks. This study shows that giving back to others can negate the effects of stress on mortality. For every major stressful event a person had it increased risk of death by 30%. However, those who had stressful events but also spent time helping others had a 0% increased risk of death.

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