It’s a “Live-It”, Not A Diet: How A Chef-Turned-Health Coach Healed Her Own Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism With Food

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Hello, I’m Jen and I’ve been obsessed with food all my life. (Hi Jen…) Are you like me?  Do you eat, sleep and dream food too? My love affair with food began where so many others have as well—around the kitchen table.  I lucked out by having grandmothers who could really cook.  My nana’s Italian sausages—a little spicy from the seasonings and sweet from rich

Parenting My Way Through a Vitamin B12 Deficiency

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As a mom, there are certain characteristics you don’t want to encounter—fatigue, mental fog, and loss of energy are just a few.  Unfortunately, all those things descended upon my life at one time. I didn’t think too much of it. I figured it was all just a snowball effect; running a family made my head spin at night instead of allowing for restful sleep, fatigue

Celiac Kids and School Success: 6 Tips From A Mom Warrior

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Our family’s gluten-free adventure began in 2003 when our son turned two and began to have a myriad of unpleasant issues. Ok, I know you are all going to laugh and say there is no such thing as a perfect two-year-old and I get that, but this was way more than just your typical two’s.  I stayed home with my beautiful new bundle of joy until he

A Podcast With PulpNature.com On Parenting, Self-Care and Community To Be A Happy Autoimmune Mom

PulpNature.com

  I had the honor of talking to Jessica Peavy, co-founder of PulpNature.com, about all things autoimmune, motherhood and community.  Jessica had great questions for me about taking time for yourself, working with your partner to come up with a plan for handling the kids during flare times, and the general approach to motherhood that you have to take as the reality of life as

“You Can Handle This. I Promise.” :: Why Adding Play, Risk Taking and Resilience Training Helps Your Autoimmune Life

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Only folks who have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease understand what I am about to say:  Getting the diagnosis of both Celiac and Hashimoto’s resulted in tears of relief and a moderately enthusiastic happy dance (with jazz hands). You’ve had it as well, maybe – the diagnosis that comes rolling out from a tinny voice on the other end of the phone.  Your immediate

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