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I still have Hashimotos

Just over three years ago, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s Disease.  I was in pretty bad shape at the time.  I knew my mental acuity was deteriorating rapidly, I was perpetually exhausted, and I gained weight no matter what I did about food and exercise.  It was finally with a referral from my […]

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It’s not just Flint

Every day I read more news about toxins in our environment, and the growing body of research that makes the connection between these (largely unregulated) chemicals and a variety of insidious health conditions.  I feel like Americans generally don’t understand the seriousness of the situation, and how much corporations affect our environment and ultimately our […]

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I have Hashimoto’s

I had intended to write a post for Thyroid Awareness month (which was in January).  I thought it would be important to share my experience, with the hope that others would get the help they needed way sooner that I did.  But, if nothing else, this disease is teaching me to manage my own expectations about […]

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Ingrained

The journey to a gluten-free diet has been an incredible learning experience for me in the months since I wrote about Wheat Belly. In fact, the more I’ve read, the more I am amazed (and horrified!) at all the marketing and messaging from our government and the food industry about how we should eat … […]

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Brain Balance

About a month ago, I pried myself away from my kids on a Saturday morning to attend a Gluten Free Expo about an hour away. I was a little disappointed at first – it seemed like everyone there was trying to offer the best chocolate chip cookie, but not much else. After awhile I reconciled […]

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