Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks hair follicles . Affecting up 4.7 million people. It’s a disease that affects throughout life. Affecting both Men and Women. It primarily starts with rapid hair loss on discrete areas of the scalp and it may even progress to complete baldness. Unfortunately, there are no approved drugs by the FDA for Alopecia Areata. It has been associated with anxiety, depression or illness. I had no idea I had this until I went to my hair dresser and she said “ do you have a scar or is this Alopecia?” I said no I have no scar and what the heck is Alopecia. I then saw and went to my Dr. and yes I was diagnosed with AA (Alopecia Areata) I was so depressed why this now. When can I just be me again. I can’t even describe how I felt. I just wanted to hid and cry my eyes out. I was so tired of being diagnosed with stuff. I just wanted to be happy healthy me again. I began a treatment of steroids injections which are not fun at all. I had a series of 4-5 injections in each bald spot. I had about 3 spots the one in the photo was the biggest. Luckily the treatments started to work I had a wonderful Dermatologist who reassured me it was going to be okay and if it happens again I know where to go and where to find him. Even though I have gotten my hair back it’s now about 4 inches long in those areas it can still reoccur. It’s a frightening thing and I’m constantly checking to see if I’m still ok. To loss my hair and to know there is no real understanding why this happens it’s scary and it worry me. So I bring this up to bring awareness some of you maybe going through this of have gone through it and you are not alone. Some may have just learned about it and I hope that one day we can have a FDA-approved treatment and stop it’s reoccurrence. #alopeciaawareness #alopeciatreatment #alopeciaareata #totalthyroidectomy #hypothyroidism #gravesdisease
I withdraw from people and places from time to time, I need space from a world that is filled with millions of mouths that talk too much but never have anything too say... Kaitlin Foster
Yes indeed they do! I love homemade sweet potato fries with salted sliced avocado... the ultimate hormone balancing snack! 🥑🍠
Not a social media guru, but I would love to share with you something that has been placed on my heart. Schriver’s I’m maryville has gifted a space for us to meet every so often to talk about our lives, how autoimmune disease has affected you or a loved one, and how we can gather to talk about it all. .
I have been living with multiple autoimmune diseases for a few years and counseling others as a nutritionist and trainer for a few less than that.
Who knew that I would be lead to this place, but I would be honored to share what I have learned and to hear from you.
So after rethinking my current „eye situation” I decided I wont be hiding any details, because its actually stupid. I shouldn’t be embarrassed that i look how i look now, because its not my fault that it happened. So this is my eye without the eyepatch! My eye lid is after shrinking and my eye looks like is falling out. Its called graves disease and its caused by hyperthyroidism that i got 3 months ago. I know its a silly picture in the sunbed room, but im actually sick of having paranoia about my eye and what people think when they see me, etc. This eye was actually starting to take over my life, cause I couldn’t even talk to people without thinking about it 🙄🙈 I have to wear that eyepatch anyway to help my eye heal (otherwise in few months time i will need an operation), but im so sick and tired of stressing about people, are they laughing to themselves when they see me etc. So f**k graves disease and f**k everybody who is delighted to have something to talk about, cause if they had a life, they wouldn’t have to talk about others. All the best from me and my “crazy eye” 😁💁🏼♀️
YOU GUYS. Having your leg chopped off is no small feat [[see what I did there😂]]🐕
I mean I’m doing GREAT, don’t get me wrong. But that shit hurt.😫
If it weren’t for @fightbackcbd
and their AMAZING cbd tincture, I would’ve had a much harder time with my recovery!
It helped not only with my pain, but with my anxiety. Not being able to play with big sis or even go on a walk for the first two weeks was ROUGH but this tincture helped me deal with sedentary life SO much. 🐾
I even got my stitches out in record time!
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And to all the dog Mas and Dad’s out there -hit this tincture too! It helps my Ma with all of her autoimmune and digestive issues. It helps Dad, @the_joker10p
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Jesus knows. He knows what it’s like to suffer, even when you have done nothing wrong. He knows what it’s like to weep and be afraid of the future. Jesus knows!!
Cozy up with Thyroid First Aid Kit this Sunday ☕️ and learn the three simple steps to a balanced hormonal system... it’s much easier than you think ♥️Link to order directly from Amazon is in our bio!
You see a photo of me during a workout.
I see so much more.
I drove an hour and a half to get there.
I went alone.
I sat with people I’d never met before.
I did a workout with strangers.
Just a few years ago all of that would have NEVER happened for several reasons. First of all, I’d have never even considered going because it would have been too far away from Ava (what if something happened while I was so far away, right? *insert eye roll 🙄…). Also, being someone who was consumed with anxiety, the thought of going alone would cause my heart to race. Forget walking in alone, that’d cause a full blown panic attack…. Nope, wouldn’t even consider it….
Yet, just a few years later, here I am.
When you see me working out and posting my progress you see my physical changes. You can’t see the internal changes that have been made. That transformation has changed my life. And, that trickles down to my family and my friends.
If only I could bottle up how this feels and have you try it for yourself. Oh wait…..
It’s a fresh start to Sunday for me with a Chia Pudding & Fruit Bowl. It’s been plumping up nicely in the fridge overnight 😊
I was recommended to eat Linseed for my dry eyes after I had a laser eye surgery about 7 years ago. But I didn’t stick with it because it was like eating sawdust and I really do have to enjoy my food
I’m loving the new Linseed pouches from @lidluk
- they’re delicious with added flavours. 8g is just 1SP and it’s plenty to add some texture 👍🏼 x
CBD OIL WITH GRAVES DISEASE
Just want to share my story ..in 2015 I was diagnosed with Graves disease I lost weight, lost my hair , became fatigue Had a biopsy in 2016 that was so painful . 🙄 had radiation to shrink my thyroid because they didn’t want to have to remove it . after that I lost my voice my vocal cords were not vibrating anymore while I talked ,then was diagnosed with muscles tension dysphonia then referred to a laryngologist specialist where I had two years of intense speech therapy to learn how to talk again . During those two years I was on medical released from work. finally in May this year 2018 I was released to go back to work . Now I have had a set back in my health again I am now being referred to rheumatoid specialist for the chronic joint pain and swelling I am having . But can’t get in until September I needed something for the pain .. my aunt introduced me to this CBD oil and I am so happy I have been taking it for two weeks now and I already sleep better at night and my pain is not as bad as it was. I can only imagine how much better I will feel as these next couple weeks approach .. Not sure what’s in store for me next But as of now this oil is amazing 👏🏼👏🏼 this is my testimony the CBD oil really does work I am so thankful . I also use it on my face and it has made my face so smooth ! If you or someone you love struggle with pain or any illness please give this a try.
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Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about, be kind always 🦋
Check out this weeks episode on The Healing Lifestyle Podcast:
How Your Thyroid Illness Started and How To Start Healing
Copy the link below to listen and read along or listen in on any of your podcast platforms like Google Play or iTunes!
Life with you is so much better 👦🏼 These days my Elliott is all snuggles, holding my hand, and always having mommy and daddy there. 2 1/2 years ago, Tyler and I were leaving him with someone else to go to our jobs. So thankful for this season and our family adventures ❤️ #fulltimefamily #tiggesadventure
Always make sure you are getting the 6 T’s when you go for your thyroid labs! Too many people tell me they are just getting their TSH done. All of these labs should be checked every single time you go for blood work. This will give you a correct reading of your current thyroid hormones. If you do not get these test done, you may be misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all. Does your doctor test all of these for you? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
As well as the thyroid testing make sure you are comparing your results to optimal ranges not the lab ranges. This part is just as important as the test. What’s the use of the test if your still being misdiagnosed or told your “normal range”? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This information is taken from my class e-book “ A Guide For Thyroid Disease” and can be found on my website. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If your looking for guidance to balance your thyroid you may check out my classes in the bio link or at conceptsoflifeandwellness.com
When you've been feeling like absolutely $;:'!@!! for a week and finally start to turn a corner. Look, healing autoimmune (any healing, really) is not linear. I read this the other day and it sank me like a stone. It's 2 steps forward, 4 back and so on. Why? Why don't I get better and just be better? It made me angry. I was angry about it all week. 😫😫😫 ------------ So here's what's been good:
• significantly less muscle and joint stiffness and aching due to AIP diet changes
• more gut testing revealed no major infections (hallelujah)
• I met some great women this week; new friends are critical
• I VOTED AS AN INFORMED VOTER
• I exercised, lifted weights and felt sore because of the dumbells and not because of Graves'
Sometimes all I can do is make a list of the good stuff, remember that time seeing @defleppard
and that'll have to be enough. 💖 .
#gravesdisease #hyperthyroidism #aipdiet #aipprotocol #healing #guthealing
If you have any kind of chronic disease, you can’t live a life where you never rest or slow down and expect your health to get better. It just doesn’t work that way. Did you know that your body can’t detox or properly use the nutrients in your food unless you’re in a relaxed state? Dozens of digestion problems are actually rooted in stress and lack of rest! 😳 So, if you want to reduce symptoms and feel better, you gotta make rest a priority! 😴 I know it’s the hardest part, but it’s worth it! Remember, baby steps! 🙌
And, if you’re struggling with insomnia right now, tap the link over on my profile page to read my 10 holistic tips for a good night’s sleep! .
#thyroidhealth #autoimmune #carrieshealthtips #hypothyroidism #hyperthyroidism
dinner was amazing yesterday. We have #fermented
cabbage and carrots. Rotisserie chicken. Roasted potatoes. And a giant salad with Asian sesame dressing. It’s such a great feeling to know I can eat #delicious
food and still #healmythyroid
. Bye bye #gravesdisease
🎃🍁🐿🍂🦔 this was taken in Bristol, by the water. The air was fresh and I felt all autumnal, I liked it, I liked it a lot x
Saturday. ✌🏻 It’s been a perfect day. Early workout done. Made a delish breakfast. Sipped my coffee. Football on the TV. Wesley kicked back in the recliner. 60 lbs of warmth & snuggles on my lap. Sun shining in the window. A nap just because. 😴
The very definition of cozy. This is part of a healthy lifestyle too. Rest. Self care. Gratitude. ❤️ I hope your Saturday is treating you well.
🌞You lose yourself but you find your way🌞