health Category

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

This post is the first in an ongoing series; view more recent related posts. 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, […]

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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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Wheat Belly

I finished the book Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis earlier this week, and I recommend it!  But before I summarize what the parts I found the most compelling, let me give you a little background about how I found myself reading in the first place … We introduced oat cereal to our oldest son shortly after […]

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