Last post I talked about getting to the root cause of your condition. I find that most people stop at finding the “problem”, without addressing what CAUSED the problem. They say, “oh, my condition was caused because my hormones are unbalanced”. Or “my gut is not digesting histamines correctly” or “my immune system is overreacting”. But WHY are those things happening? The body is “logical” in its own way (not necessarily using what we would call logic, but it’s own body logic 😂) and it reacts the way it does for REASONS! There is some cause to your body behaving the way it is. It could be exposure to toxins that your body is trying to detoxify from and struggling to. It could be that your nervous system is chronically disregulated from stress and trauma. It could be that your gut microbiome lacks diversity from antibiotic use or lack of exposure to healthy bacteria. Personally, I have found that my root cause was gut dysbiosis, likely from early antibiotic use, which left me susceptible to bacterial, parasitic, viral and fungal infections (I’ve been working to eliminate all 4 since the beginning of this journey!), and exacerbated by a life of chronic stress and nervous system disregulation. The result has been developing MCAS/MCAD, but my treatment has been focused on these root causes rather than the disease itself, and I think this direction has really benefited my healing. #mastcellactivationdisorder#mastcellactivationsyndrome#histamineintolerance#mastcellactivation#mastcelldisease#chronicillness#chronicinfection#rootcause#chronicillnessrecovery#healingchronicillness
1 199 hours ago
This is what healing is really like. It's messy and it's hard. It's a process.. it doesn't happen overnight. Its three steps forward, two steps back. I've been healing for almost three years with many set backs along the way, so I've learned to be very patient with myself and take it day by day. There's no need to rush the healing process. Everyone heals different at their own pace. Its not just about healing physically, but mentally and spiritually as well, so take your time, love yourself and always make time to take care of YOU! Cherish the good days and keep hope on the bad because once you start living again, you feel so free🦋 Everyday is one step closer to where you want to be. Why stop now... Keep going💚 #selflove#selfcare#medicalmedium#growyourmind#planbasedliving#plantbasedformyhealth#healingisnotlinear#healingchronicillness#healingisreal#strongasheck
3 1717 hours ago
I ate a bagel today. 🙈 I may be getting reckless ... A full cream cheese and locks bagel. It was fucking delicious. 🤤
Four years ago - if I had the tiniest bite of gluten, it would trigger migraines. I was sooooo sensitive to many foods. Foods sent me into flares, intense smells (like perfume) also triggered migraines, loud noises and lights sent me into a tail spin.
It’s not that these things never happen... but it occurred to me that I am no where near as sensitive as I used to be. //
It was vital to cut all of that out - #multiplechemicalsensitivity was intense for me as was #glutenintolerance. It was important for me to have a #vogmask and custom earplugs and special sunglasses that would darken all the triggering light for me. These accommodations made my life possible. //
But it’s not as important anymore!🎊 🎉 isn’t that crazy?! As my immune system is coming back on line, these symptoms are receding. HOW COOL IS THAT?! //
It’s so freeing. And exciting. The tool kit I developed was vital - but it’s nice to not HAVE to need them anymore. You know?? //
So this!! Just a natural progression to furthering my knowledge and passion of helping people make transformations in their lives - to clean, nontoxic and healthy lifestyles. Very excited to enhance my knowledge and client offerings - the designation of Registered Holistic Nutritionist. ❤️ Thanks to all my gorgeous friends who held space for to me go back and forth over this the past few weeks and helped me make the decision (the endless conversations and phone calls are super appreciated). I will be looking for 6 volunteers for my in depth analysis and case studies over the next year. My intention and focus will be on pediatric care, sports nutrition, woman’s health, chronic illness and specialty diets. Stay tuned..... #womenempoweringwomen#nutritioniskey#healingchronicillness#lymewarrior#eattolive#foodie#riseup#pursueyourpassion#cleanliving#healthyliving#bethechange
Home to literally hundreds of bees, hoverflies and butterflies in the garden.
Home after a precious and fleeting few days visiting family who I am missing already.
Feeling emotionally wrung out and glad to be home safely after facing fears and vulnerabilities.
Looking forward to seeing my husband tonight and hoping to get a message from the boy in Kenya and to read their latest blog post.
I need to recharge my own batteries now, getting back to my essential self care and healing routine. I am feeling profoundly grateful, if a little wobbly and discombombulated.
Finally, sending love and light to two people who are in my thoughts today and often, @greensoul2017 and @mandymoo2982 🙏 xx
We drove further than we've ever driven before and found our new secret spot!! This is by far our favorite activity together. We bond so much at the beach. He still needs me at the beach. To hold him when the waves come, to put his sunscreen on, to wash the sand off of him. With kindergarten starting soon for him, I'm soaking up all of these special moments with my "baby." 😭🌊🌴🐬🌈 (He can swim, I just put his floatie on him as a precautionary measure.🏊)
When I first heard about a low histamine diet, I hopped on the internet to research what it was. This opened up a whole new world for me! Suddenly I learned that there are ways of working WITH the body to heal long term illness, not fighting against the body to manage symptoms. I learned that if our cells, our microbiome, and our nervous system are functioning properly, that any health issues we are having should heal on their own naturally. With proper nutrients, rest, stimulation, and support, our bodies were built to heal! Reframing my journey with my health as finding a way to facilitate the natural healing abilities of my body... as opposed to fighting against a malicious and ill equipped body like I had been thinking about it before... our bodies were made to heal. They just need the right tools, and the right environment. #healingdiet#healingchronicillness#chronicillness#chronicillnessrecovery#autoimmunedisease#holistichealth#holistichealing#naturalhealing
I never usually post nudies on the internet, but when Ido, I make sure I look like i was just butt-humped by an octopus 🐙
It’s been a regular part of my treatment plan along with acupuncture. I get them done at the same time, and I can honestly say it helps for a bunch of reasons.
Most people are familiar with the benefits of #acupuncture, but why #cupping?
👉🏼 This type of treatment helps to improve circulation and get stagnant blood moving, it can help to relieve pain, and it can remove ‘heat’ and help pull toxins out of your body. Some question the validity of these benefits. I’m a believer, as I have walked into a session in a severe muscle spasm that had been lingering for a week, and left feeling like a brand new human, free of pain.
Big fan 🙂 Even though the aftermath looks scary 😂 (they do not hurt, and the marks go away in a few days)
There is fellowship in despair. In looking someone in the eyes and feeling their pain, because it’s also yours. There is a humanity in it - a deep, complex, relational connection. It’s one of the deepest feeling I know: empathy.
I ran into a hero of mine - @jennygirl.heals - today at the doctors office. Jenny is a light and a force. For the last three years (and many years before that), she has been throwing all her Qi into healing herself and her son. //
We talked about how small your life gets when you are sick. We talked about how overwhelming it can be to have so many diagnosis and no clear path forward. We talked about the grief of loosing your identity to illness and the deep, visceral longing to be well.
We talked about caring for others - particularly children. //
My heart goes out to all you moms out there - fighting for your health and for that of your children. You are the true heroes. You are doing SO much. I see you, I love you, I’m proud of you. You are doing enough. You are doing great. //
So much #spoonielove to all the humans who are in the fellowship of despair with me. I’m proud to know you and your strength. I’m sending you love. I’m sending you healing. I’m sending you grace. Take it easy on yourself - this shit is hard.
Another day, another doctor 👩⚕️ My doc and I celebrated my progress (❤️ LDN) and talked about how to get the last of the flares to stop and how to decrease my exercise intolerance (or, more accurately, give me any ability to exercise).
I’m getting compounded NAD patches (in the photo). I’ll be doing a 6 week push of IV Artesunate to help repair the mitochondria of my cells starting mid-August.
// We are trying to figure out a protocol that will help pull me out of brain fog more quickly - so adding back in glutathione and blue sage (been on them before, but had stopped once they ran out). //
Also, adding back in (for the 3rd time this year), A-Bab to continue to attack the #babesia symptoms.
Sharing bc I find it helpful to read what others are doing. I am 15 years into treatment and have been diagnosed with #Lyme#babesia#chronicfatguesyndrome#fibromyalgia#relapsingfever#epsteinbarrvirus#hhv6#POTS So, who knows what will be helpful for you. But I am sending spoonies and healing! 💚
As I’ve been feeling better I’ve been trying to go out more with friends and be a normal person again 😂 when my MCAS was really bad and I was reactive to almost everything it was hard to get anything while I was out. I was just eat before I left and drink water. As my MCAS has chilled out a bit, I’m able to get things like herbal teas (chamomile is my go to, but I tried lavender the other day and that was nice!), and plain club soda at bars. It’s bubbly and looks like a “real” drink so I can feel a little fancier! Also my palette has changed so much that it tastes almost sweet to me now 😂 Plain club soda is GAPS compliant, and although the carbonation is not great for health if it’s over done, once in a while for a treat when I’m out is fine! My nutritionist suggested that she thinks I’m ready now to add mint, lemon and lime back into my diet. For very sensitive folks those can be histamine triggers but she thinks my gut has healed enough that I’m ready now! I had fresh spearmint in a stir fry the other day to try it out and had no reactions so I’m hopeful! Then my club soda treats can get even fancier 😂 #gapsdiet#mcad#mastcellactivationdisorder#mastcellactivationsyndrome#histamineintolerance#healingwithfood#healingchronicillness#recoveryfromchronicillness#chronicillnessrecovery
1 326 days ago
Just something to keep in mind about those you know in chronic pain. We are stronger than you could ever know. Even if someone looks fine to you, remember, the pain is invisible and we are great at hiding it so we can function in the world. Show some love today to someone you know is a fighter, but might be having a bad day. #healingms#healingchronicillness
So this morning I have been watering and pruning in the garden, chasing the pockets of diminishing shade.
I'm now enjoying this deep purple smoothie filled with foods that will soothe, calm and energise. It's full of adaptogens and gut microbiome fortifiers that will help support me when I'm pushing the edge emotionally and physically.
It contains spinach, blueberries, fresh aloe vera, lucuma, ashwagandha, maca, spirulina, flax seeds, chia seeds, greens balance, daily fibre boost and vanilla vegan protein powder.
Also pictured is a jug of fresh mint and olive leaf tea, steeping. I've been drinking loads of this daily, either warm or iced, depending on my mood.
I'm feeling profoundly blessed on so many levels today. I have more and more to be grateful for every day 💜
6 466 days ago
Weight loss! Hormone healing! This is an amazing tea for weight loss and healing your hormones. 🌸Raspberry leaf tea is great for adrenal fatigue, menopause, pms, reproductive health. .
🌸Red clover tea cleanses the blood and flushes out fat.
🌸Rose Hips tea help with water retention, menstrual flow, bloating.
🌸Hibiscus tea is helpful for weight loss, sleep, depression. .
I made this before bed so that it steeped overnight for a strong morning tonic where I added some raw wildflower honey and lemon! I sat it in the sun for a few minutes before drinking. It tastes delicious and the color is beautiful! 🌸
Picking lots of raspberries - like almost every weekend since the #medicalmedium#berrychallenge has started 🍇💜 bring berries of all kinds into your daily life and you will see amazing changes in your overall health 💜🕊🌟
Reppin’ that #morethanlyme life 💚 I am feeling way better than flare death day 💀- - all told a 5 day flare with 2 pretty bad days and 4 days of air hunger (an usual symptom for me these days). But I’m on the other side of it, for sure. //
I’m hoping it means all the #babesia is getting out of my system 🤷♀️
One of the most important things I got out of the writing retreat is this: writing can help process trauma and in most cases you can do it from your bed (when your brain fog isn’t too bad and you can hold a pen or a microphone to dictate).
Go write! I’m happy to exchange writing with anyone who wants to do a swap - a virtual writing club?! Ohhh, let’s do it!
Don’t worry. I’m not a writer - no expectations for anything other than authenticity. Like most #lymies we can give ourselves more self-administered medicine: Narrative Medicine //
8 524:18 PM Jul 13, 2018
Weight is such a complicated issue just in general and even more what it comes to chronic illness. When I got really sick I lost 15 lbs. I’m a pretty small person so 15 pounds is substantial on me. It was the thinnest I had been since I was in high school. I was still technically in the “healthy” BMI range, but barely. This happened because I was extremely ill and my body was not absorbing nutrients well. But I got lots of comments about how “good” I looked at that weight, even though I was so tired and weak I could barely walk around or do even the most gentle yoga classes. In mid May, my gut was healed enough that I suddenly started absorbing nutrients. I gained 20 pounds in a few weeks! I’m a little heavier now then before I got sick, although my weight has fluctuated a bit over the course of my life. I’m getting used to my new, healthier, heavier body now. It’s weird because I know that some people assume just by myths about weight that I’m less healthy now, when actually it’s the opposite! I feel strong, energized, alive. I am running short distances, and doing advanced yoga, and going on hikes- things I thought a year ago I might never be able to do again. I’m really working to accept and love my bigger body again- knowing that it’s a sign of my increasing health, strength, nutrient absorption, and letting go of other people’s preconceived notions about what different body sizes mean. Health and size do not correlate, so please do not assume it does! #healthateverysize#weightgain#chronicillness#chronicillnessrecovery#healingwithfood#healingchronicillness#bodypositive#weightandhealth
6 268:44 PM Jul 12, 2018
🍒🍒 It’s cherry season- my favorite season of all! 🍒🍒 What makes cherries so amazing, especially for those with chronic illness? Here’s what @medicalmedium has to say about these little ruby beauties:
🍒”Cherries are a medicinal powerhouse fruit that are packed with vitamins A, C, E, and minerals such as iron, copper, zinc, potassium, and manganese. The high levels of anthocyanins and antioxidants found in cherries make them an excellent food to help the body fight against neurological diseases, diabetes, and breast, lung, colon, and stomach cancers.
🍒Cherries also contain potent anti-inflammatory properties and are particularly beneficial for those suffering with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, lyme’s disease, frozen shoulder, arthritis, gout, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, and sports injuries. Cherries are a well known “brain food” and can help to strengthen cognitive function by helping to improve memory, focus, and concentration and help to reduce brain fog.
🍒They are also a fantastic food for cardiovascular health and can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and heart attacks. Cherries are an excellent source of melatonin which is known to calm the nervous system, decrease irritability, relieve neurosis, ease headache conditions and promote a solid nights sleep with a balanced sleep-wake cycle.
🍒This soothing effect on the brain neurons makes it an essential food for those who suffer from insomnia or for those who have high anxiety and stress in their lives. Cherries are rich in fiber and are a great natural remedy for constipation. When in season fresh cherries are a quick sweet snack that can easily be eaten while on the go.”
🙋🏻♀️ Raise your hand if you love cherries!
#cherries#healing#healingfoods#medicalmedium#summer#fruit#nofruitfear#mothernature#naturescandy #🍒 #yummy#healthy#healthcoach#healingchronicillness#fatigue#sleep#insomnia#wellbeing#lifechangingfoods#adventuresinhealing
3 546:14 PM Jul 12, 2018
What are you doing today? Are you living YOUR best life? I am in competition with MYSELF, no one else. I’m staying in my own lane doing ME. 6 years ago, I was so sick and wasn’t sure what my future would be. Today, I’m crushing my personal best run times in 26 degree heat. I made a decision back then, an unwavering commitment that failing to get better was not an option. I resolved to do the best I could each day.... one foot in front of the other. That is what got me here today. That is how I healed and transformed a chronic illness into the biggest life altering lessons for myself and my family. It doesn’t matter where you are or how desperate in may seem. START THERE, one foot in front of the other an inch at a time.... heck crawl if you have to, but just start. This life is short. “You’ve got brains in your head, feet in your shoes...you can steer yourself, anyway you choose.” - face2face. #runningmotivation#healthylifestyle#getactive#crushingoals#bestversionofme#startwhereyouare#warrior#face2face#facetofaceisthebestrunningbuddy#healingfromtheinsideout#healingchronicillness#lymewarrior#hope#nevergiveup
16 635:05 PM Jul 12, 2018
Today's post yoga feast is another huge plate of salad with pretty much everything in the fridge thrown on it.
I'm eating the last sumac roasted aubergine with loads of mint, coriander, coconut yoghurt and pomegranate and I've also knocked up.a quick carrot, poppy seed, orange and raisin salad.
I love eating my way around all the different flavours on the plate, with all the fresh herbs enhancing the experience.
Nourishing my body from inside out and feeling very grateful and zen this afternoon 🙏 💚🌱🍃
PALEO GRANOLA ✨ At the moment I’m on the SCD diet for 10 days as I’m following the @atpscience Gut Right Protocol. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Specific Carbohydrate Diet essentially cuts out complex carbohydrates that your unwanted gut bugs could use as fuel. Fruit is okay because it’s a simple sugar and can be broken down faster and used for energy - it doesn’t get as far down to where those nasty bugs are lurking. Best to stick to low sugar fruits like berries and apples. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Oats are a no go so I whipped up a paleo granola using nuts and seeds to have with some delicious, organic fresh fruit this morning. I’m trying not to overdo nuts though as this can slow the process as well, so this was a treat! So satisfying and, with all those healthy fats as well, the sugar response in my body won’t be as damaging. (Fat slows down the metabolism of sugar!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I am a self professed lover of carbs, but so far this hasn’t been tough at all! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Gut Right protocol involves taking a supplement of modbiotics 3 times a day which expel the bad bacteria from your body and encourage the proliferation of the good bacteria. There is a big “die off” reaction that many people experience from about days 3-5. Today is day 3 for me so anyone I’m socialising with...be warned. 😂😝💩
10 428:20 AM Jul 12, 2018
Garden veggies + fresh herbs + instant pot turmeric chicken = one nourishing (family friendly) hump day meal. What’s on your menu tonight!? 🤗
2 3510:55 PM Jul 11, 2018
Thank you for all the support yesterday! 💚 my flare is not over, but way down. I think I may have eaten something that triggered a reaction. I’m eating off a buffet line and I don’t know fully what’s in each dish. //
At any rate, it was a fucking rough day. My air hunger isn’t gone, but my spirits are lifted. Pity party over, but resilience hasn’t showed up yet.
I miss my sassy confidence and fight - it’s harder to muster these days, doesn’t come as naturally. I’m hoping she shows back up as I continue to pull out of this.
Hilariously, I went back to read my posts this year - which reminded my how often I flare (way less than before, but way more than I remember in my mind). //
Good thing the brain is good at forgetting the hard. Good thing I’m at a mellow, healing place. Good thing I’ve got all of you ❤️ //
Left over TVP chilli and rice for lunch, with coconut yogurt, red onion, fresh red chillies, fresh coriander and lime juice. I threw a few rocket leaves on too as I felt I needed more greenery.
I now have hiccups as I over-did the fresh chilli as usual!
This is @suleikajaouad - she wrote a column in the NYT called “Life, Interrupted” about battling cancer starting at 22yrs old. //
Her columns are amazing (if you haven’t read them, I’ll put a link in my bio). She talks about being young and sick - about how isolating it is. She talks about misdiagnosis and people not believing that she was unwell. She talks about the medical speak and the constant googling. //
Today, for this narrative medicine retreat, she talked about how writing helped her regain control when she conceded so much of her life, treatment and schedule to doctors. //
She talked about the importance of connecting the privacy of your experience with the outside world. She talked about the crazy paradox of feeling isolated and hidden, but connected and overexposed at the same time. //
She also talked about how writing connected her to other people whose experiences were similar - and how she felt less alone. //
I fee that way about these little IG notes - the small written attempts to be seen and heard and understood. To find commonality and advice and acceptance. //
It made me grateful, yet again, for this community, for this small discipline of writing, and for the strength I’ve gotten from it. #thankyouinstagram#morethanlyme#narrativewriting#loveyouall#healingchronicillness#butyoudontlooksick#spooniefam
11 424:21 PM Jul 10, 2018
My heart beat has gotten loose from my chest and is expanding up my throat and down my shoulders. The errant beats are loud, thudding, and disconcerting.
I’m not sure why my #babesia symptoms have flared in the last few days - they do from time to time. Reminding me what air hunger is like... the slow straw of oxygen that forces all parts of my body and brain to focus on that fact. //
It just bring me back to the lowest levels of Maslows: breath. Babs is just such a damn attention hog and show stopper. //
I haven’t been feeling well - a new kind of low for me. Perhaps the lowest I’ve felt in 3 months (but still definitely higher than last year or the 5 proceeding it). But It’s frustrating. And sad. And retraumatizing. //
I’m at a writing retreat. I have comfortable chairs to sit on. My energy output is low, my bed super close, im in a room full of people who are either ill themselves or therapists. It (should) be eas(ier).
Yet I’m frusutrated that my hands keep touching my throat as if I could pull disease out through my fingertips. That I’m laying down in the back, unable to sit up without #pots symptoms. That my brain is struggling to focus. //
Someday. I hope to be fully well. Out of the uncertainty and flares. Into the world of normal people anxieties. You know, finally write one of those hero’s journeys with a title like: Lyme, My 15 yr Battle to Remission. ✏️ 🤞🏼 #morethanlyme#cfstrong#cfsme#pwme#healinglyme#healingchronicillness#butyoudontlooksick#invisibleillness#disabilitytravel#accessibilitytravel#thechroniclesofthechronicallyill#spoonie#spooniestrong#lymedontkillmyvibe#hopeclinger
It is all too easy to allow underlying fear to guide our decision making when it comes to our food and lifestyle choices. Yes, there are many factors that can positively affect our health: incorporating more nourishing foods into our diet, avoiding toxic products, limiting our electronic exposure, spending more time outside, stepping away from work and investing more time in uplifting relationships. But we must also give ourselves the grace to make changes at a pace that supports our healing in a non-stressful way. Don’t let the fears of today distract you from your hopes for tomorrow. 💙
🌿 Wild Food!
There is so much wild food growing in California right now! It’s amazing what you can find literally steps from your door. We’re enjoying an abundance of figs, blackberries, and fennel around the farm. 🌿✨
Have you ever picked your own food? You’d be amazed what you can find in your local mountains and even on sidewalks.
Google what grows wild near you and spend an afternoon looking for edible plants. Blackberries are a perfect one because they grow all over the place and are easy to identify. 👀🔍🌿 Dandelion and greens are also easy to find even closer to home.
Connect with the earth. Notice the abundance all around you. Mother Nature gives us everything we need to HEAL and THRIVE ✨
Infinite Blessings, my fellow earthlings 🙏🏼 #HealYourselfWithNature
19 18010:07 PM Jul 3, 2018
Liquid sunshine!☀️🍊 Orange juice is always getting me through the day! It is such a great option for people with sensitive digestion too! It’s not just a breakfast drink 🍊 I love it any time of day when my adrenals need some glucose this picks me up instantly and I will have a few celery sticks or a handful of greens with it. What are your go to snacks when you don’t have time to make a meal or want something that goes down light? 🤸♂️☀️🍊
20 3331:55 PM May 17, 2018
Oh my goodness! This is so incredibly good! If you haven’t tried it, you don’t know what you’re missing! These #potatoenachos are heavenly🥔🍅🥑🌿💗 you find the recipe on #medicalmedium s blog. And each ingredient is perfect for your health!!!💚 We like to make them on weekend evenings, because it’s the perfect treat! This sentence: I love my food and my food loves me back😍 is so true! Do something good for yourself and your loved ones and make incredible food!🙆♀️ pat yourself on your shoulder, be good to yourself💗💗💗and have a beautiful sunday🌞🌞🌞
41 2281:56 PM Mar 4, 2018
🌱 Realization of the day.
This is how my mind works regarding my health. I'm not a doctor or detoxification specialist. 😉
Focusing on my iridology results - trying to wrap my head around the reasons to why I'm having acute, sub-acute and chronic stages in certain areas of the body. I've been primarily focusing on the thyroid, pituitary, and adrenals.
I like to see the whole picture. I'm taking in account for the EBV virus and heavy metals - being the root cause to the thyroid, adrenals, liver, and virus pathogens.
I also take in account genetic weaknesses that need support through the detox process and can use strengthening above and beyond the removal of just the virus and heavy metals.
I'm working with a chronic state in the thyroid, a sub-acute state in the pituitary gland and an acute state of the pineal gland.
The pineal gland can become calcified when the body is in acidosis, meaning that the lymphatic system is not moving toxins out of the body.
The thyroid is stage 3 of the EBV virus. If this state of weakness continues, it can present itself in a Hashimoto's or Graves disease "autoimmune" or ebv stage 4.
The adrenal glands take a hit on a day-by-day basis and are weak in every person.
✨From a Medical Medium standpoint, the point of failure would be ebv/heavy metals (acidosis), adrenals and then the thyroid. ✨From Dr Morse standpoint, the point of failure would be acidosis, adrenals, and then your weakest link based on your genetics, environment, etc.
✔️ Where does the pituitary come into play? Doesn't the pituitary control the thyroid? Yes it does. So why the chronic state in the thyroid versus the pituitary?
✔️ ANSWER - The thyroid is so low that it's now over working the pituitary. 🤯 ✔️ Root cause - Strep in childhood (stage 1) Mono at age 17 (stage 2) Thyroid symptoms (stage 3) Onset Hashimoto's (stage 4) EBV would have set in at a young age, resulting in lifetime thyroid weakness (ups and downs during ebv reactivation), which resulted in pituitary weakness during growing and pubrity years.
In my opinion - a combination of both Morse and MM protocols and knowledge are valuable in the healing process.
New video - thats three in a week! I love weeks like this! This one In talking about how healing is my full time job, and why I love it that way.
_____ Hopefully it's something someone can relate to. I love my slow - paced life. I love my rituals. I love preparing food and thinking about all of the healing it brings.
I don't love washing dishes by hand three times a day, but I'm super grateful that I actually can, and that I have the ability to stand for as long as I need to to get things done. When I was in the throes of my chronic illness, I couldn't even stand for five minutes. Now I am able to stand for hours. That's amazing to me. #victorycheck
I love my healing. I'm happy to do what it takes to heal. I'm happy to slow down and be mindful of what my body needs and what my family needs for our best health.
So much more in the video. Link is in my profile. Enjoy!