The ordeal of Eating Out

Some days we all come home and just don’t feel like cooking. Perhaps there is nothing that sounds appealing, maybe we are simply exhausted, my number one reason is that there is no meat defrosted. Yes, I am a procrastinator. I love to freeze my meats so they will not spoil between the time I…

The Struggle is Real

I know I have been off-line for awhile now.  Sometimes it is difficult to blog.  Between the brain fog, the pain, the exhaustion, and often just the lack of words.  Sometimes I worry that my post will not be worth reading.  Other times, I want to write about my struggles, but I might be too…

Coping in a fast paced world

Fast food.  This is our world now.  Everyone does it.  Everyone goes to that favorite fast food place where they can grab food on their way to the next event.  There are sport practices, music lessons, concerts, friends, and all kinds of other commitments.  Sadly, fast food is not so convenient for people with autoimmune…

Know Your Numbers

The most common question I have been asked lately, from others who have recently been diagnosed, is “What tests should be done?”  That is the first of two very important questions.  The second is often forgotten, unfortunately.  The next question should be, “What should my numbers be?” For someone who has never been diagnosed with…

Back to Basics

Inflammation sucks.  I have been struggling with inflammation for a few weeks now.  My hands are stiff and hurt.  My fingers go numb.  It has not been fun.  I looked again at my diet.  Rice triggered this round of inflammation. As I cut out rice, but continued eating corn, potatoes, quinoa, and other grains, I…

Grains and inflammation

Oh how I have struggled this week.  Every night I woke multiple times to intense pain in my hands and wrists.  Many years ago, I went to the doctor with this issue.  My mother had needed surgery for her carpal tunnel, and I figured that since I was around the same age as her when…

Spice Up Your Life!!

One of the problems with Hashimoto’s Disease is that it causes weight gain.  Weight gain, in turn, causes other health issues like hypertension.  What is the first thing your doctor wants you to change when diagnosed with high blood pressure?  LIMIT SALT INTAKE! I do not have hypertension right now, but there are times my…

Could your medicine be making you Sick?

Allergy season is the worst.  Runny nose, scratchy throat, itchy and watery eyes are just a few symptoms those of us know all too well.  Then there is the exhaustion from allergies.  All I want to do is sleep some days.  The further into allergy season we get, the more I want to sleep. Well,…

Being your own best advocate

When it comes to advocating for our children or people who are on able to advocate for themselves, it often comes easily. We see people in need and want to make sure they get the best possible help and care. However, advocating for oneself is much more difficult. I recently went to see my doctor…

Self Preservation

This disease is so consuming.  I have not posted in quite some time because I have been overly exhausted without relief.  Stress wreaks havoc on the human body.  It can cause common ailments, like headache, stomach ache, exhaustion, irritability, bowel issues, high blood pressure, ulcers, and so forth.  However, it also causes the adrenal gland…