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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Abs are made in the kitchen

Hey guys, long time since I wrote!  Reason: tendonitis and bursitis in both knees, diagnosed a few weeks ago by our family M.D.   Turns out that going from zero to sixty postpartum is not good for thirty-something year old joints.   My schedule was something like this: 6-weeks postpartum: 7-minute workouts, light. 8-weeks postpartum …

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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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