manging your highs

Once, a wise woman (aka Angie Alt) advised me to learn how to “manage my highs.” This came about during a conversation where I was explaining how I often have troubles with my autoimmunity because whenever I start to feel even slightly better, I go from ‘zero to hero’ and start eating a lot more leniently, pushing myself to stay up later and do a million things at once, etc. It’s as if I’ve been held back for so long,… Read more »

shedding the autoimmune mindset - instinctual wellbeing

This guest post comes from my super talented and awesome friend, Olivia. She has come so far on her healing journey, and I believe she truly embodies the message of Instinctual Wellbeing; that you CAN heal yourself, transform your life, and reclaim the health and well-being that you deserve, if only you reconnect with your true Self. Thank you for sharing your story, Olivia!  When I was 19 years old I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. At age 20 they found positive… Read more »

from-vegan-to-paleo-fb

If you’re thinking about migrating your diet from vegetarian or vegan to paleo/AIP, you may be experiencing a lot of hesitation and even mental upset about your decision. It can be a tough switch to go from not eating meat to eating a diet that tends to make meat a focal point – trust me, I know! Before I went paleo in 2013, I followed a “veg” diet and lifestyle for several years. I felt such a closeness with a… Read more »

5 things about autoimmune wellness handbook

Recently I had the pleasure of previewing an advanced copy of Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt’s new book, The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook. Not only does this book leverage gorgeous photography and book layout design to help address critical lifestyle elements as well as the AIP diet, but it truly lives up to its subtitle of being “a DIY guide to living well with chronic illness.” In other words, it’s basically a manual on how you can change your life and… Read more »

10 signs it might be adrenal fatigue - instinctual wellbeing

I’ve recently recovered from a prolonged bout of severe adrenal fatigue and I’m not gonna lie, it was pretty miserable. It affected all aspects of my life and in many ways made me feel like I had undone much of the progress I had made over the past few years in healing my AI conditions. Oddly enough, even my most trusted doctor did not detect this, as adrenal fatigue resembled (or, is it the other way around?) many of the… Read more »

instinctual wellbeing check engine light post

The check engine light (otherwise known as the “ugh what now” light) is often times the first indication that something is wrong with our car. It’s also a light that we often times ignore, because we’re afraid of what it could mean for our poor little car. I know this all too well. Whenever that light in my car goes on, my first thought is, “Eh – couldn’t be that bad. My car is running fine! It’s probably just a… Read more »

mitch strikes back

Just as bears are known to hibernate for up to 7.5 months during the winter, I have just emerged from a deep blogging hibernation that lasted through the summer. Why, you ask? Great question. Allow me to explain a little bit about where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to. Basically, I think we can just sum it up like this: The biggest reason why I decided to go into blogging hibernation is because throughout April – July, I… Read more »

confessions of an AIPer - instinctual wellbeing

Well folks, as our “PSA Week” comes to a close, I wanted to go out with a bang, by telling you some of my “AIP confessions”. But first, if you aren’t familiar with the PSA we’ve been doing the past week (or even if you are), allow me to get you up to speed by explaining a bit more about it. Basically we have been working as a team of bloggers and community of autoimmune warriors to start loosening some… Read more »

InstinctualWellbeingsGuideToSelfLove

It’s no secret nowadays that healing autoimmune conditions goes beyond just food and lifestyle. I recently wrote a post about this phenomenon called “The Other 20%” in which I talk through my observations regarding the more emotional side of healing, and there’s also numerous other amazing books, blogs and resources available out there. We believe that being able to dig deep and heal from an emotional standpoint is the critical missing piece to being able to heal holistically from autoimmune conditions…. Read more »