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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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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Insomnia.  Itchiness.  Nausea.  Feeling like there was a rock in my stomach.  Allergies.  IBS.  Eczema.  Irritability.  This was the normal everyday occurrence.  For years I hadn’t felt well.  I was tested at the doctors office.  Nothing concrete ever showed up to explain my symptoms. Then I met Chloe’ through a reference from a college friend …

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