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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

the other 20% to healing autoimmunity

It’s story time, everyone. This is a concept I’ve been wanting to talk about for a while now, but was trying to find the words to do so. I’m going to take you deeper into my journey in the following posts, but right now I just wanted to begin by giving you an overview of my story and my experience with what I’m calling “The Other 20%”. Here it goes.    When I started working with my current Dr. back in the… Read more »

AIP Diet 101

The autoimmune protocol (AIP) diet was created by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne as one possible answer to battling autoimmune conditions. The basic function of the diet is to do three main things: reduce inflammation in the body, encourage a normal functioning of the immune system and promote healing. Dr. Ballantyne has written a beautiful 400+ page book called The Paleo Approach that intricately explains all the inner workings of not only the diet, but about how and why autoimmune diseases occur… Read more »

This is going to sound slightly promotional for a moment so please excuse me, but the purpose of this website is to share knowledge, so whether that be my own knowledge, a guest blogger’s knowledge, or an external website’s knowledge, I want to share those resources with you so that you can continue to make informed, empowered decisions about your own health. So today I’m going to do just that. I found this wonderful Tedx Talk on one of my… Read more »