Every year, as Christmas comes, I'm reminded again of all that is truly important. I get so energized to look back and take note of what has changed.. How I have grown. The miracles I've seen or been a part of. What I no longer desire that I once thought was important. From that place, with past & correct priorities in line, I see what needs to be the most important part of the year to come. A new seed of hope is planted. God give me your eyes. 🙏
Speaking my truth and listening to my soul re-opened my throat chakra, and in turn helped heal my thyroid. Chapter 3 shares exactly how I did this, and it seems to be a fan favorite of the entire book. 🦋 That’s what the blue butterfly on the cover represents! The shape of the thyroid and the blue of the throat chakra... link in bio to get your copy 🦋
I don’t think we realize how easily our heath can be taken from us, until it happens. I’m sharing this experience because platform is about health. When someone dismisses you, and tells you you’re fine, when you’re not, listen to your body. If I would have gone to a doctor sooner, I probably wouldn’t be in such a severe state right now.(photo was taken 6 months ago)
This had all happened in the past 3-4 months and I’ve been feeling absolutely horrible. I’ve been waking up and going to sleep with migraine headaches, weight loss, muscle soreness, having swollen feet, tremors, rapid heart rate, insomnia, shortness of breath from walking, and night sweats. At first I just had migraine headaches once in a while and I thought nothing of it, then all the other symptoms came towards the end and the headaches were constant.
I noticed when I worked out I would shake in my legs, these “migraines headaches” would get worse and I could not catch my breath. I thought logically “I started a new workout program I need to adjust”, the thought was to push myself harder and keep going🙈( looking back at this was the worst thing I could have done.) I was confused to be honest, My health was great so I thought. How was I this out of shape????? I was in such bad shape on the day I when to the doctor, I couldn’t walk from the bedroom to the kitchen in my tiny 500 square foot apartment without being completely winded, and almost throwing up from the migraine.
So fast forward I’ve been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called Graves Disease, which also causes hyperthyroidism. I physically had to get to the point of not being able to function for someone to realize the problem. I’m someone who is very in-tune to my body. The doctor said 6 months prior to this is probably when it all stated. I’m not allowed to workout during this period for my life right now and being “shredded”, and building muscle mass is something my body physically can’t do and the last thing on my mind. My health is one of the most important thing to me and is my highest concern. You can physically have a great body, and look great, but be completely sick/unhealthy without even knowing.
I know Christmas 🎄 is approaching & most of you may not give two freaking hoots about being healthy over the Christmas period & that is totally acceptable 🤣. My word I use in life is ‘balance’ find your balance but I’m going to advertise my plan anyways NOW incase you want to prepare yourself for after Christmas 🤣. I have a few recipes in my book but not enough so I designed this separate plan for you to follow. Something I am incredibly passionate about is good nutrition if you didn’t know already 😉 but equally I’m passionate about fitness too so I’ve designed a program that helps heal your gut but also boosts your performance in the gym too using superfoods that are all healthy & vegan.
It’s all plant based / vegan / gluten free / sugar free / dairy free & each recipe must be made with nothing but natural ingredients.
The hardest thing about changing your diet is not knowing what to do so I thought I’d make it easier for you.
If anyone is interested in the plan send me a DM. I’ve already had some ladies who stuck to the plan religiously see a whopping 90% improvement with H.pylori / IBS & another lady with Graves Disease drop down to her ideal weight after struggling for so long. You do have to stick to it though to see the results & combine with exercise. It’s UK 🇬🇧 £25 and payment is made via PayPal. All meals & ingredients included for the 28 days & if that don’t interest you go buy my book & learn why YOUR GUT IS SO IMPORTANT! 😃#beautyandthegut @holistic_dani #beauty #health #autoimmunedisease #gravesdisease #ibs #hpylori #guthealth #weightloss #healthyrecipes #vegan #sugarfree #glutenfree #healyourgut #fit #fitnessgirl #thyroidhealth #healyourgut #naturalhealth #foodasmedicine #plantfood #antiinflammatorydiet #getstrong #bloated #painfree #acne #skinproblems #nutrition #weightlossmotivation #newyear #fitnessmotivation
So many of you ordering your copy for the holidays! I love seeing TFAK gifted to loved ones ~ what a thoughtful gift... the gift of health & wellness. Link in bio to order your copy today!
It’s been a while since we’ve done introductions—and this sweet little community has grown so much!
I’m Erin, and I am one of the founders here at Autoimmune Sisters.
It has been an absolute honor connecting with so many of you and sharing your stories—you guys—you/we are SO INSPIRING!!! Although it’s taken me quite some time to accept my autoimmune illnesses...they are here, and they are a part of me.
I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 12.
Twenty years later, I added Graves’ disease to the list.
And today, I will be meeting my newest specialist—a rheumatologist—to navigate my most recent diagnosis of Relapsing Polychondritis. Oy!
This summer, I had to step away from my dream career as a Physical Therapist Assistant to focus on my health—growing in faith, self love, inner strength and hope along the way.
Even though I am home, I stay busy keeping up with my two beautiful sons, ages 6 and 9, and my husband of ten years, who has been my rock.
I am SO grateful for this community, and the space it has provided for all of us to connect, inspire, teach, learn, and grow together. Thank you for being here 💕 ~•Erin•~ 💕 ... #autoimmunesisters #autoimmunedisease #crohns #crohnsdisease #ibd #graves #gravesdisease #relapsingpolychondritis #raredisease #spiritualjourney #healingjourney #community #womensupportingwomen #faith #hope #courage #strength #innerstrength #joy #family #husband #myjoy
Finally gave my hair the chop! But I wanna take a second to reflect on how different this picture’s caption is going to look compared to the caption I gave the same picture on my private account. The photo my friends and followers see has a quick light hearted caption about how I didn’t feel like brushing my hair anymore so I just cut it off. Not inaccurate and innocent enough. However that’s not the full story that this account will see.
Here I’ve spoken about my hair loss driving me to the point where I need to cut my hair. Yet, I am presenting myself as spontaneous and daring to the world. I guess this is a more global issue with social media only showing people the highlight reel of your life. I feel like I have an outlet now with grvs_dz_sis where I can openly talk about my struggle to anyone who will listen, but others going through the same struggle may not have this opportunity to let go of all they are holding in.
I hope that those people who may be reading this caption and feel like others lives look so perfect on social media and think that they are going through their struggles alone, realize that they are less alone than they think. Everyone has aspects of their life they glamorize on social media, and that’s great for them. But it should not impact how you perceive your own life. Just realize that your struggle, while uniquely your own, is not dooming you to isolation.
If you are able to share with those who care about you, or identify with what you are going through then you can feel some of the weight come off of your shoulders.
And if you feel you cannot share what you are going through, I urge you to write about it. Even just for yourself to read. You can hold yourself accountable for your attitude each day by willing it into existence in written words. Maybe you’ll even learn to love the deeper connection you find with yourself when you start to look inwards. Either way, you are stronger than you think 👩🏽💻 #gravesdisease #hyperthyroidism #hypothyroidism #autoimmunedisease
It should be our #1
top priority, right?
Too bad our brains get in the way.
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Letting my hair down. My meds seem to be helping to slow the shedding process! Omg you guys!!! This month is a stress storm and just trying to keep my cool and push through the exhaustion! Fake it till you make it #gravesdisease #autoimmunedisease
please, give me all the coffee. a short restless three hour sleep last night anticipating the results from my MRI/MRA. cheers to my 11th MRI in four years 🍻 and a no cheer for over 40+ lesions found in the periventricular, juxtacortical and bilateral frontal lobe areas of my poor brain 🧠 nonetheless, we’re hopefully one step closer to fully understanding my brain disease and how my other comorbidities contribute to my health deterioration- which will in turn help my specialists choose the right treatment that will work for me🙌🏼 plzzz dr gods do wonders
hiiii jax i love u
🦋Life was hard today. I wanted to stop fighting against all the forces trying to hold me back right now. I cried a lot. I’m still here. I still haven’t given up. Tomorrow is another day.🦋
📸📸- pondering with happiness today due to my boday allowing me to get up before 5pm in the afternoon 💃🏼