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They are crazy aren’t they? Hormones: estrogen, progesterone, insulin and Thyroid hormones all going awry. What a fun roller coaster ride isn’t it?
Well, I can tell you there are ways to slow the ride down. Make it more like a nice easy Merry-go-round
If you have 2 hours on Wed you can come learn more! From 6-8pm this Wednesday Nov 29th at Studio Z. Shenley Dr, Erie Pa.
I’m human I mess up too! Remember my “eat the cheese” blog? Do you think I would learn from that?
Well here was the real life scenario so you can relate. It’s s Friday night and I’m out at a fantastic winery/craft brewery. Drinking wine and hadn’t eaten for hours I knew it was time to get something in my belly. All they had was pizza and cheese plates!
So I ate the cheese (and the gluten) and had 2 small slices of pizza. Like clockwork with my autoimmunity (specifically psoriasis) one day later I develop this beautiful outbreak in the exact same place as last week.
Did I want to test the waters a bit? Probably. But I also needed food or the wine would’ve put me on the floor by 7 pm.
However, another lesson learned. And just think about the autoimmune flares which happen that you CANT see. Hashimoto’s, chron’s, Rheumatoid arthritis…
Eat the cheese once, learn from it and don’t do it again!
Thank you so much for attending our first TAG lunch.
Did you learn something new? Did you leave full of hope?
Are you overwhelmed with new language? Perhaps a combination!
Please keep coming back and bring a friend whom may also be struggling.
Still wondering what T4, T3 and RT3 mean? Join Me at the Whole Foods Co-op on Monday, October 23 at Noon, October 30th at noon and/or Thursday November 2 at 6:00 PM for talks titled Dominate Your Thyroid….everything you’ve ever wanted to learn and then some.
It is our mission to inspire you to feel better and learn more about Thyroid function.
YOU are never ALONE!
This is the time to get together, share stories, cry together over frustrating moments trying to find answers and know that you’re not alone. This Tuesday October 17th at noon come join Susan Zimmerman and I at Studio Z, 716 Shelley Dr. Erie Pa 16505
Please RSVP if possible. Hope to see you there!
Got Autoimmunity? I challenge you to go dairy free for 1 month. Completely dairy free, no “bites of…”. Then add it back in. Even if it’s just a few bites of cheese. Pair it with your favorite wine and a few gluten free crackers.
Then let me know what happens.
Notice any symptoms getting worse by chance?
It’s a great way to test how quickly your autoimmune “soldiers” go out and start attackimg your body. For me, my psoriasis flares (psoriasis is autoimmune by the way) and my thyroid starts to slow down (Hashimoto’s) and I notice this just ONE day after I eat dairy.
Yes I have my slip ups the same as you do. But we learn from them. Do you gain weight because your Hashimoto’s flares and your Thyroid takes a beating? Do your joints ache more from Rhumatiod arthritis? Do you experience severe GI distress when your Chron’s kicks up?
I can only speak for myself, but I usually decide that how I feel when autoimmunity flares from dairy, dry cracked skin and 5 lbs later, is not worth the moment of cheese on my lips.
So go ahead and eat the cheese! Then let me know if it’s worth it.
Amazing testimonial from a client. Made my day!! Awesome enough to repost.
Well, it’s been about six months since our first meeting. I thought I would share where I’m at these days. First of all, let me thank you from the bottom of my heart for your part in turning my life around! So many things to say, but what bubbles up is thank you, thank you, thank you! If I hadn’t seen that article in the paper (which I almost never read lol), I don’t even know where I would be.
You advised me to lean into changing my nutrition. You recommended I limit or eliminate gluten and dairy, but you didn’t make me feel it was a mountain I couldn’t climb. I went home thinking, I will lean into the change a little at a time. Fast forward six months and I am totally gluten free and probably 80% dairy free (an occasional piece of cheese or scoop of ice cream happens). I feel clear headed and more energetic. The best news of all is going gluten free reduced the atypical nerve pain in my face significantly. Because of this pain reduction, I felt strong enough to tackle other problems in my life.
My next goal was to get my thyroid medication adjusted. I just couldn’t get anywhere with my doctor because my blood test results were “in the normal range”. Because of the knowledge you gave me, I had the guts to push for an endocronologist referral. That said, my thyroid medication has now been changed, I have been on it for six weeks now, and feel soooo much better.
I got a taste of nerve pain relief and decided to try for total relief. Been seeing an acupuncturist for a few months now. Guess what….I have been off gabapentin now for 7 weeks and very rarely remember that I have atypical nerve pain!! Seriously!!! I was in pain for two years before all this!!!!
I still take the supplements you recommended (why mess with success!), and I love the protein powder. I add it to just about anything I can get away with lol, especially baking. I have learned to love this lifestyle and anymore, it’s not even difficult.
My next endeavor is to lose the weight. It may be the hardest, but I feel mentally and physically strong enough to tackle it. A girl can get dangerous when she gets her “hope” back!
I will let you know how it goes. Starting Monday, I am beginning to really watch what I eat and step up the exercise. I bought a 12 week journal and will log everything and see how far I get. 20 lbs is my goal. Lofty, but not impossible, and fact is, any pound I kick to the curb is a really good thing! I will send an update after I finish the journal.
Take care, keep up the good work, and thanks again!
Refer a Friend for a Nutrition Consultation and Receive a Free Massage!
Ok, let’s get real with each other, every one of you has a friend who constantly complains about her weight no matter how hard she works out (and she really does work out too).
And we all know at least one person who needs some serious medical and nutritional interventions because they’re addicted to MTO subs from Sheetz.
It’s time to help them AND help yourself! Refer them for a Nutrition/Functional Medicine consultation and personalized program and receive a free 1 hour deep tissue massage therapy session!
Referral must call during the month of Sept or Oct to schedule. Massage can be scheduled anytime after their initial appointment.
For questions or to schedule please call or text Amie Hornaman at 412-400-0828