THE MENTAL ASPECT OF AUTOIMMUNE ARTHRITIS AND HASHIMOTOS (A CASE STUDY)

THE MENTAL ASPECT OF AUTOIMMUNE ARTHRITIS AND HASHIMOTOS (A CASE STUDY)

I would describe myself as your typical go-getter. Always buzzing around from one thing to the next, whether it be my work as an elementary school teacher, taking a graduate class, getting my masters degree, working out hard in the gym, scrapbooking, meeting friends for dinner, whatever it was, I was doing it.

I remember one of the first symptoms I recognized as being abnormal at the age of about 27 or 28 was fatigue.

I didn’t know it was a symptom then, I thought I was just tired. I remember coming home from work and just wanting to lay on the couch and rest.  This was not like me. I was the type that spent a day at work and right to the gym, every day of the week, since college.

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ANXIETY, STRESS AND ADRENAL FATIGUE (+ 5 WAYS TO BEAT THEM FOR GOOD)

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ANXIETY, STRESS AND ADRENAL FATIGUE (+ 5 WAYS TO BEAT THEM FOR GOOD)

If you’re like me, you probably have some level of anxiety, ranging from I-completely-forgot-about-tomorrow’s-bake-sale all the way to debilitating, can’t leave the house anxiety (like I experience sometimes). Well, this isn’t your regular blog post about stress and anxiety, where we politely ask it to go away with some morning meditation and mindfulness. Nope, today I’m teaching you how to bitch slap stress and anxiety so you can live the amazing, joyful life you’re always seeing on Instagram.

P.S. when you’re stressed or anxious, don’t go on Instagram. You’ll only get caught up in comparison and perfectionist mode.

4 KEY NUTRIENTS TO SUPPORT UNDERACTIVE THYROID SYMPTOMS + HYPOTHYROIDISM

4 KEY NUTRIENTS TO SUPPORT UNDERACTIVE THYROID SYMPTOMS + HYPOTHYROIDISM

Are you one of the 20+ million Americans who suffer from thyroid disease?

According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA) women are five to eight times more likely than men to have a thyroid condition and one in eight women will develop a thyroid disorder during her life. Another staggering statistic is that up to 60% of those who have thyroid disease are unaware of it. (This includes hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis or hyperthyroidism.)

I work with a lot of people who feel that they have exhausted all of their options in trying to figure out what is wrong with them and are not sure what to try next. They’ve often been passed around from doctor to doctor and have seen all the specialists, but they still don’t have answers. I know when I was trying to figure out my health issues, I thought no one would ever understand what I was going through. It turned out that I was just talking to the wrong people! It wasn’t until I found someone who was willing to look at the big picture rather than each individual piece of my story that I got what I needed.

CASE STUDY: HOW TO USE ADAPTOGENS FOR HORMONE BALANCE AFTER TAKING THE PILL

CASE STUDY: HOW TO USE ADAPTOGENS FOR HORMONE BALANCE AFTER TAKING THE PILL

Guest post by Amrit-Sadhana Khalsa Boyd

About 8 years ago my body started freaking out.

I had been on the pill for about 8 months. I was having erratic mood wings, my breasts were swollen and achey, I was having breakthrough bleeding between cycles, and I was depressed with no sex drive.  None of the women in my family had ever been able to take synthetic hormones and I was beginning to realize that my body was shouting a big “NO” at me. 

HOW AND WHY I ACCIDENTALLY BECAME A NUTRITIONAL THERAPY PRACTITIONER

HOW AND WHY I ACCIDENTALLY BECAME A NUTRITIONAL THERAPY PRACTITIONER

Last week I got an email questions from someone on my email list (if you’re not an email friend...you should be! SIGN UP HERE) asking for more info on my training to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.  

That question made me realize that I haven’t ever talked much about the series of events that led me down the path of becoming an NTP and talking about poop with people I don't know on the internet, so that’s what I’ll go into detail about today.

You're welcome.

CAN YOU REVERSE AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE WITH DIET CHANGES? A PSORIASIS CASE STUDY

CAN YOU REVERSE AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE WITH DIET CHANGES? A PSORIASIS CASE STUDY

Is the term ‘autoimmune disease’ one that you’re familiar with, or are you scratching your head trying to figure out what that even means?

Well, if you have an autoimmune disease, you know exactly what it means...and if not, the term can be a little confusing. In its simplest terms, an autoimmune disease is a condition arising from an abnormal immune response to a normal body part.  Which is to say that in the case of autoimmune disease, the body perceives its own tissue to be an invader and enacts an immune response against it.

Here are a few conditions you may not have known are autoimmune diseases (there are over 80):

  • Asthma
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Celiac disease
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Graves disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn’s)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Eczema

WHAT'S IN THIS NUTRITIONIST'S PANTRY? (SNEAK PEAK VIDEO)

WHAT'S IN THIS NUTRITIONIST'S PANTRY? (SNEAK PEAK VIDEO)

You guys. I did an unboxing video.....where I unboxed my online grocery order. 

I'm kind of embarassed about it, because if I'm being honest, I have to confess that I really harshly judge those weird beauty product subscription unboxing videos that I see on my Facebook feed all the time.  And now I just made one where I unboxed my groceries. Is this real life??

How to Deal with Picky Eaters (Your husband and kids are giving you Adrenal Fatigue)

How to Deal with Picky Eaters (Your husband and kids are giving you Adrenal Fatigue)

As most of you probably know, I do lots of nutrition consulting.  This means that many people openly talk to me about their health struggles and goals and dreams and poop problems.  I love it.

Why do I love it?  Well, because it wasn’t too many years ago that I was miserably unhealthy and confused about what to eat, was wondering why my thyroid wasn’t working, and above all else trying to figure out the age-old question of “Why could I live off of pizza and beer in college and be thin, but now I eat pounds of lettuce a day and never lose an ounce?”  

All of that to say that I get it. I do. And I have been fortunate in my journey thus far (It’s not over by any means) because I found a nutritional path that made sense to me, and I got so excited about it that I pursued a career teaching others what I have learned.  My family has also been along for the ride, and even though it would be easier at times, I do not have robots for children. They have their own likes and dislikes and don't blindly eat and enjoy every creation I put in front of them, but they are turning into pretty adventurous eaters and I am pretty dang proud of them for that.