More like Avocado gem. 🤤 While avocados are a super healthy fat, they can cause some issues for people with digestive issues. The interesting thing about Rheumatoid Arthritis, is a fair amount of us are intolerant to high fats and have a difficult time digesting them. That doesn’t mean we need to give up avocado but maybe only have them a few times a week or a smaller serving of them. For most of us with RA, oils are fuel to the inflammation fire! 🔥🔥🔥I’ve heard eating avocado is easier once leaky gut is healed. And while I love oils to cook, removing them from my diet has cured my acid reflux. I No longer have to take medication for it. Seems to be working for me. How do fats and oils effect your diet?🥑
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Diving deeper into my #health helped me HEAL. ⠀
The photo on the right is from Nov. 2013. ⠀
The one on the left is from Oct. 2018. ⠀
In 2013, I was unhappy with myself, my health and my life. I had some knowledge of how to live with #crohnsdisease.. but had no idea that DEEP, INTUITIVE work was needed for me to fully heal. ⠀
And most #autoimmunedisease patients don’t know that either. ⠀
We’re told that medications will help us. And a lot of the times, they do. Then we figure out how to use #foodasmedicine.. and that helps a ton too. ⠀
But what most people don’t realize is: ⠀
how our #mindset, perspective, limiting beliefs and stuck energy within our bodies affect our physical health. ⠀
All of those things have such a HUGE impact on our health (and our illnesses). But it isn’t widely known. ⠀
The only reason I know is because I’ve lived it. I’ve seen it happen in my own life and worked really hard to shift these things so that they don’t hinder my health anymore. ⠀
Do you need to manage our illnesses effectively? YES. ⠀
Do you need to learn the importance of nutritious food to help us heal? YES⠀
However, you also may want to learn how to dive deeper into our health and address the limiting beliefs, energetic blocks, perspective and lack of #intuitiveguidance that could be holding you back from true, aligned health + healing. ⠀
It was the missing puzzle piece for me to get to where I am today. Looking at all of these things (and shifting them when needed) has helped me to live well with #Crohns. 🙌🏻⠀
And I want that so so badly for all of you too. 💜⠀
• If you want to learn more about how to dive deeper & shift these parts of your health to HELP you along your journey, drop a 😍 in the comments below! ⠀
(I may be launching an exciting 1:1 opportunity soon that covers ALL of these things!! 😮 😮 😮)
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Join one of our beautiful TIREDGIRL writers Casey, as she shares with us her holiday to Spain alongside her boyfriend and her chronic illness.
She tackles bustling restaurants, a rented apartment at the top of stairs and the mental load of being away from home.
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AHHH 3 full days in ⏩ and over 2 lbs down ⬇️
More importantly, FEELING better 🤗
Regaining my will power, getting into a healthy routine of going to bed early and waking up early to win my mornings (and days), not dragging through the day (and no afternoon caffeine pick me up!), far less low fever episodes, more clarity, regaining my confidence, mindset becoming more positive again, and MORE 🥰
On top of my 20 min fitness program + the fabulous nutrition guide, I decided to go dairy and gluten (so far grain too) free, and I really think that’s helping.
I’ve been wanting to do this but lacked willpower (do you know how many things have dairy?! Many you wouldn’t even realize! And adding grains to the mix, oh boy. Especially when you have kids...).
But I’m doing it. I have my tracker, I have my accountability and support babes, and I have a burning fire to FEEL BETTER.
That is PRICELESS to me! 😍
Happy Friday-eve! 😘
@msrachelhollis inspo for today: “I know that blowing off a workout, a date, an afternoon to organize your closet, or some previous commitment to yourself doesn’t seem like a big deal - but it is. It’s a really big deal. Our words have power, but our actions shape our lives.”
January is already almost over! It’s time for me to get my 2019 goals down on paper and into action (keeping them in my head doesn’t make them feel real). I’ve started a brand new job closer to where I live now but with not a single person I know which puts me way outside my comfort zone and makes me feel super anxious. However, I knew I needed to follow through and that is a really big deal for me.
Another 2019 goal: get my blonde hair back because I don’t know what the f I was thinking trying to go “natural”
Whatever your 2019 goals are, I hope you’re crushing them 👊🏼
I’m a big believer that if we all talked about the challenges in our lives, and how we’ve moved past them, then we would ALL live happier, easier lives.
It‘s EASY to see pictures on social media and assume that everyone but you has it all figured out. That everyone but you is living this magical, carefree life.
This why I love talking about the hard shit.
This is why I share my story even when it makes me feel so vulnerable, because life is SO DAMN HARD sometimes, and I want you to know that you’re not alone.
No one benefits from anyone pretending to be perfect.
While I live a really rad life now, and I’ve come a LONG way, this doesn’t mean that life isn’t challenging at times. Some days are a major struggle bus, but I’ve learned to not let myself stay there for too long, because that’s when I’ll get stuck.
I’ve learned that in order to be successful with anything, I straight up have to keep going, and keep searching for answers.
I had to stop comparing my journey to anyone else’s. I had to stop mindlessly scrolling social media, and I had to start sharing the things that actually matter to me, and the things that make a difference.
This has all come with A LOT of practice, and it’s something that I continue to work on daily.
This is why I’m here, and this is why I survived all that I went through. It’s to show you that regardless of what you’re going through, absolutely anything is possible. 💙
Skjedd litt på 10 år 😂 kanskje litt uheldig med bilde i 2009, men samtidig så var det vell litt realitet au 🙈 det var på den tida ej var på mitt aller dårligste mtp min kroniske sjukdom.. Heldigvis he det berre blitt bedre og bedre med åra! #tenyearschallenge#autoimmunedisease
Restrictive eating and too much cardio is doing your body NO good. You will have more hormonal imbalance, less energy, and fatigue. With the FASTer Way to Fat Loss® we are eating the right foods, at the right time and for the right reasons. We eat a lot of nutritious food to fuel our body.
Read Adrian’s testimony: Before I started the FASTer Way, I was burning myself out with too much cardio, under-eating in hopes of seeing better results, chronically stressed and sleeping poorly. With another deployment for Alex on the horizon and our 8th move behind us, something had to change. I needed to make my health a priority. I joined the FASTer Way to Fat Loss® in January and after the first week I was hooked! Not only did I have a LOT more energy, I was sleeping better and I was a lot less irritable. What an amazing gift to myself and my family! Six months later, I feel stronger, leaner and healthier and cannot imagine not living the FASTer Way to Fat Loss® lifestyle. The icing on the cake? I’ve lost a total of 8 inches (4 from my waist alone) even though I’m working out 1/2 as much and eating nearly double the calories! It’s a no-brainer.
After fair week last week and having an unexpected trip in the car that was 12 hours of driving for three days I am shocked I was able to get to the gym today....... This is hard to understand even for me, but having an autoimmune disease anytime you have multiple days of activity your body wants to give up.
Without my CBD I would not have been able to get up and continue to move today. I would have had to lay around for a few days because of pain and just exhaustion. Yes my body is sore, but I was able to still go to the gym, take care of what needed to be done!
This is a big deal because before I was having so many issues with all the medication the doctors had me on. And I never really got relief and energy all at the same time.
There is a huge reason why CBD is popping up everywhere. People are sick of being sick.
A few interesting things... The FDA and CDC do not allow anything that cures disease or disorders to be labeled “medicine”
Twenty years ago, only four in every 100,000 people died from taking prescription drugs “as recommended” by their medical doctors 👩🏽⚕️ Right now, over three million Americans are abusing painkillers, two million are misusing tranquilizers, 1.7 million are abusing stimulants, and half a million are misusing sedatives. 💊
More than 200 million Americans think it’s okay if their medical doctor prescribes them “medicine” that can cause internal bleeding, loss of vision, coma, feelings of suicide, and thoughts of committing homicide. Wake up PEOPLE 🙆🏻♀️ You’re living inside a real-life nightmare, where the food is toxic, the medicine is more toxic, and the medical doctors have no nutrition education📌
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30 min yoga sesh. Did a workout from @beachbody. Felt good to move and stretch my body. I have learned the importance of recovery post marathon. If you don’t recover properly, you set yourself up for injury. .
I have a very hard time with recovery because I like to move and get my heart beating. Anyone else struggle with things like this?
Sooo I have been awake since 3am! 😴Bloody medication 🤬 I know I’ve been going on lately about my lupus flare but I haven’t really showed people the actual extent of it. This is what Lupus can do! It can cause a rash that will scar & cause my skin to peel off 🤮 disgusting I know! I won’t hide away or cover up. This is me 🦋💜 sorry if I’ve made people feel sick 😂🙈🙊 #lupusflare#lupusawareness#lupuswarrior💜 #invisibleillness#autoimmunedisease
13 yrs old ➡️ 23 yrs old
In honor of it being #transformationtuesday, I decided why not join in on this new wave. If only my old self knew the things I know now... but everything is a lesson learned for you to better yourself, and everything around you.
And to my future self: keep pushing forward, and never ever give up. everything you want and more will be yours one day, never stop believing. continue to love, learn and grow✨
Cilantro for the win! I sprinkle fresh cilantro and micro greens on my avocado toast every morning 😋 it’s so nutrient dense I don’t get hungry until dinner! Adding raw spinach as a topping is also delectable 👌🏼 Do you eat your greens?! 🥗🥬🥒🥦🥑
DO THIS FIRST TO FIX YOUR HORMONES👇🏻
[you already know]
our gut is the foundation for everything.
simply said, if the gut is out of wack, then everything else is going to be thrown off because of it.
heal your gut, heal your life.
i get DMs all the time with questions of how to heal your hormones, fix your period & get your energy back...
but the thing is, there isn’t ONE fix
- just like there isn’t ONE diet.
it’s not gonna be one simple supplement or one simple nap. you’ve spent years creating what’s happening in your body.
but that’s not what i’m here to tell you.
i’m here to give you the key to your healing:
don’t know where to start?
click the link in my bio to download your free GUT ED guide.
i gotchu 💛✨
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That’s me with a catheter and cords sticking out of my neck nine years ago this March. It was inserted for a blood transfusion process called plasmapheresis with the goal of taking the bad crap out of blood that was attacking my body. On that day, I couldn’t walk and didn’t know if I ever would again. I didn’t know if I’d ever carry Sarah up the stairs in our house. Two weeks earlier my body more or less became suddenly paralyzed from my chest down. I couldn’t walk, I couldnt write my name (the pen fell out of hand when I went to the ER to check in), my skin felt like it was on fire, I couldnt pee... and Sarah was four months old. You can imagine why it’s all a blur. This is the only photo I have from my month in the hospital and I don’t even remember who or why we took it. That said, it’s proof. It’s proof of what happened, of my rare neurological condition where lesions formed along my spinal cord and stopped my body from working. It’s also proof of what’s possible. Friends, that was me then. I’m determined and stubborn (for better or worse!), so I fought for my health, for my future, for my family. Sometimes life hands us crap. Like a serious pile of it. But YOU always, always have a choice how you respond to what you have been dealt and where you go next. I still deal daily with chronic issues invisible to you that suck, but I refuse to let them define or limit me. If you have something, anything happening in your life, I swear to you that you can overcome it. My battle from this photo to today wasn’t easy or fast. Heck, it’s been nine years and I even just started a new medication for my sucky bladder two months ago (and it’s been awesome)! But YOU have to fight. You have to show up every day, good days and bad days, because you’re worth it. So I know it’s a year short but I wanted to share this for the #10yearchallenge challenge. Fight. Fight hard, believe in yourself the most, and don’t let anyone stop or deter you. #ventsesh#transversemyelitis#autoimmunedisease