I recently returned from my honeymoon vacation in Hawaii. It was an amazing time full of fun, adventure, great food, picturesque panoramic views, and relaxation. I could truly write a whole post just on how splendid this place is, but for now, hopefully a few pictures will suffice. 🙂 Aside from the amazing time that we had, what I noticed most about my time in Hawaii (in addition to my general well-being and threshold for tolerating more strenuous activities and… Read more »

different seasons trees

We’re just a short 7 days away from the first day of Fall (for 2017), so I thought it would be fun to talk a little bit about the seasons and how we can use their different energies to our advantage when healing autoimmunity.   Fall has always been my favorite season because it just feels like my soul is gonna burst from me with excitement and enthusiasm (as opposed to Summer, where I’m mainly just irritable and sweaty for… Read more »

why women have more autoimmunity than men

It’s a well-recorded fact that autoimmune conditions disproportionately affect women; in fact, 78-80% of those with autoimmune conditions are women. It’s also true though that nobody is 100% sure why this is. As a man who blogs about autoimmunity, I notice this discrepancy because in some ways, I find the male voice in the autoimmune community lacking (but shoutout to my mate, Rory, from The Paleo PI, for being another positive male voice in the community!). I also run an… Read more »

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 »

autoimmunity and personality theory instinctual wellbeing

So, I have this theory. And the reason I have it is because I’m a part of several (and even run my own) autoimmune support groups and communities, where I’ve been privileged enough to connect with such amazing people and hear so many of my fellow autoimmune warriors’ stories. It’s through these stories and connections that have led me to begin noticing patterns. These patterns have nothing really to do with the condition or disease itself though; instead, these patterns… 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 »

  Are you in the driver’s seat of your own life? Do you feel like you have control of managing your health? For many of us, the answer may be “no.”   Oftentimes, we hop from doctor to doctor, hoping that someone will tell us what is truly going on with our bodies and what we can do to fix it. We allow ourselves to become trapped by, as some may call it, the “sickness industry”, and we become subject to… Read more »

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 »