Restrictive eating sounds different to me than it did once I began this journey. I’m almost a year in to eating the way I do (paleo, grain-free, refined sugar free) and I feel much more freedom in it than I did in the beginning. One of the more difficult parts of being grain-free, though, is travel. The balance of indulging while still staying safe, being a good steward of my body and taking care of my health in the long-term rather than prioritizing that small moment can be difficult. Trust. It’s not always easy, but our trip to L.A. last week has put my skills to the test and I’m excited to share these go-to tips.
While I’ve used almost exclusively natural skincare products for the past few years since I began the pregnancy and nursing journey, I switched over to 100% clean products this year. Between learning more about the parabens and chemicals in regular products and finding out about my own autoimmune disease, the switch was a no brainer. A necessity. That being said, it wasn’t easy. I’ve amassed quite the skincare collection over the years and letting go of my ride or die products felt like a loss of much more than moisturizer and eye cream. It felt like losing a little bit of my freedom-of myself. I’m here to report it’s not as dramatic as it seems and I truly look forward to my skincare routine every morning and evening.
This is part 2 in my three part series on my Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Disease. These posts are very lengthy and extremely in-depth, but since battling thyroid problems I personally have found these types of posts to be the most helpful. I pray it would spark hope in you and not fear, but as a warning I do discuss a little bit about my miscarriage. If that may trigger any fear or trauma in you, maybe put a pin in this and come back at another time. Grab your coffee, friends. Here we go.
Since discovering I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Disease in March, I’ve shared the ups and downs of my health journey and have received many questions along the way. I think the best way to share about my current standing with Hashimoto’s is to start from the beginning. Since I want to be thorough for those of you also walking through the same thing as me I’m breaking up the story into three parts-mostly to spare your eyeballs. Get ready for lots of reading, friends.
That title is a mouthful, isn’t it? We’ve been plant based for over a year now and gluten-free for longer, but after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease last spring our meals have had to be cleaner than ever.
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Hi Friends! I hope you had a fantastic week! This week was a bit of a rollercoaster but i’m just feeling so grateful here at the end of it.