One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 19: Scored a sweet deal!

Aldi’s.  I never would have expected!  Recently I was given a tidbit of info that has changed my perception of shopping…Trader Joes and Aldi’s are apparently owned by the same German company!  I never knew.  My husband and I regularly make Trader Joes stops even though it’s a 40 minute drive.  Sometimes if he’s working …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 18: Our guest-Danielle, Diagnosed Young

Diagnosed when she was 19 years old after years of “being watched” by her doctor for years prior to that, my guest blogger today has embraced the healing diet that I am about to begin this coming month: the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP).  Anyone wishing to begin a healing diet for autoimmune disease can savor these guest stories …

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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: The difficult road

Steep, dark and unknown.  I feel around in blackness trying to make my way one step further and upward.  Steep.  Dark.  Unknown.  One stride forward, I place my foot on the next inch of rocky incline, hunched over so as to catch my balance with lowered hands.  Another stubbed toe.  Dang it.  A skinned knee. …

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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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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 10: Update

The morning it happened, when my heart raced, followed an evening like this: Went to bed at midnight, woke up to feed the baby, it was 5:00 am or so.  While I was awake, I took my Hashimoto’s prescription medicine. Went back to bed until 7am.  That makes 2 hours of absorption time before eating. …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 9: You against you.

Competition.  For some of us this comes quite naturally.  Take my eldest son, for example. He was the firstborn and fights to retain his title as the biggest, fastest or smartest.  This is unnecessary, of course, as he’ll never lose that special privilege of being our oldest child, God bless him.  Somehow, though, competition is embedded …

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