Nearly 20 years ago I spent a year chasing doctors trying to figure out what was wrong with me. I was in and out of the hospital several times, had every test known to humankind, and 12 months later, diagnosis in hand, I set out to discover a more holistic way to manage my health…. [Read More]
Beware of MSG in Restaurants!
I always pack my healthy snack bars, a boiled egg, a banana, GMO-free tortilla chips, organic carrots, almonds… and when I go out to eat I don’t expect that the restaurant will always have my ideal meal. I am on a rather restricted auto-immune diet that is gluten-free, nightshade-free, soy-free, sugar-free, cow dairy-free… but usually… [Read More]
Supporting the Lymphatic System with Massage and Diet
I have blogged about Lymphedema before. I blogged specifically about Manual Lymphatic Drainage. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a type of gentle massage that helps the lymphatic fluids drain properly. I receive an MLD massage at least monthly, and more often if needed- particularly after I travel by plane. Lymphedema I have lymphedema in my left foot/leg. I… [Read More]
The Elimination Diet- healthy weight, healthy body, healthy life!
One of the most important components of my health journey has been the elimination diet. Specifically, The Myers Way Comprehensive Elimination Diet. No, it isn’t a diet to lose weight although that may well happen. The elimination diet is a dedicated process of eliminating foods and re-introducing the foods back into your diet so that… [Read More]
Supporting my mind, body and spirit
I thought I would share what I do to support my respiratory, digestive and lymphatic system! I embrace eating healthy and using supplements that support my health and well-being! Finding the right food for the body is key to supporting my autoimmune system and help me manage sarcoidosis and primary lymphedema. This is what is… [Read More]