Listen to your body.

The fact that any food is gluten-free has totally lost significance.  Let me break it down like an equation for you. X + Y = Z therefore Jessica + Grain = Pain Through the thickets of autoimmune disease I’m finding this out.   If I’m jonesin’ for joint hurt then I should definitely eat bread, pasta, oats, or pancakes (even if …

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Getting buzzed

I’m a people-person and I enjoy talking with the therapists and assistants, so physical therapy has actually been fun.  The young professionals in there were born in the early 1990’s.  Let that sink in for a moment.  While I was working my first job as a holiday helper during the seasonal rush at a local …

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Brace Yourself

Let’s talk about orthopedic supports!  Okay, okay, take your seats everyone.  I know this is an absolutely riveting subject! Got pain?   Brace yourself. Here are the products that’ve helped me with chronic joint pain: I really like the ACE Plantar Fasciitis sleep support brace for nighttime.  It has a hard shinguard-type panel on the front that …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 17: Perfect Birthday Gift

  This came in the mail today: The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook.  And I hugged it.  I might have also squealed like a little girl.  I am so excited!  This gem is a gift to me from my husband and it is so perfect.  It’s a healing manual, it’s nutritional guidance, it’s going to be my companion …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 16: The Disasters of Brain Fog

I’d reach for something, try to pick it up, and it would slip.  Dropping things and incoordination or loss of balance became a daily occurrence.  I need more rest, the baby has been keeping me up at night.  It’s just that I need sleep.  She was only a few months old, and convinced it was sleep-deprivation–and …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 13: Policeman’s Heel

This here Hashimoto’s stuff is a bag of tricks, right?!  -Itis this, and -itis that. That suffix means inflammation.  I am inflamed.  All the more reason for me to be prepping for the Autoimmune Protocol I’m beginning in September.  I’ll get the kids settled into school, and begin carving out time to remedy some of …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 12: Birthday Bubbles of Bliss

A moment of serenity suds. Soaking in the silence. Dunk my head under the surface. Hear the muffled house sounds And whooshing breath of peace. Feel the warm water hug joints Sore from chasing children Sore from chasing healing This.  Feels.  Nice. Mom you give the best gift: watching the children while I soaked in a …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 11: Cool Evening Walk

August 14, 2016 This evening’s walk was as sweet as candy.  Cooler air invited me to try again, my bones asking for it while the heat subsided.  What a nice night to savor a push of the stroller through the neighborhood.  I am celebrating a 1.5 mile walk! My husband asked me to carry my …

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