Autoimmune Thrivers

My Brain Fog Protocol: What I Do If I Wake Up With a Foggy Head
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My Brain Fog Protocol: What I Do If I Wake Up With a Foggy Head

Every day, I play something called the autoimmune disease lottery. Maybe you play it too. I wake up, and wonder… what symptoms will I get today? The rest of the day is adventure. Sometimes, the morning starts off *awesome*. I leap out of bed like a gazelle at 6:30am, and gather up all my aspirations for the…

Managing Multiple Sclerosis: 9 Symptoms that Led to My MS Diagnosis
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Managing Multiple Sclerosis: 9 Symptoms that Led to My MS Diagnosis

A simple trip up the stairs told Don something was wrong. Here’s his story of how 9 symptoms developed over 25 years, including early warning signs that delayed the answer, eventually led to a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis. This is Part 1 of our Managing MS series. The other posts in this series include: Part…

How I Thrived in a Corporate Desk Job with Brain Fog & Chronic Fatigue
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How I Thrived in a Corporate Desk Job with Brain Fog & Chronic Fatigue

Forget about the “Easy” button… I want a “Pause” button. If I could just stop everything from moving forward so that I could figure things out, that would be great! That Pause button would have been handy shortly after I graduated college. Fortunately, during my college years, I was able to put my life “on…

Conquering Celiac Disease: What I’d Do if I Was Diagnosed Today
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Conquering Celiac Disease: What I’d Do if I Was Diagnosed Today

This is Part 3 of my Conquering Celiac Disease series which outlines my personal experience with Celiac Disease. The other posts in this series include: Part 1 – 10 (Embarrassing) Symptoms that Finally Made Sense Part 2 – Why a Gluten-Free Diet Didn’t Fix Me Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or medical professional. This…

11 Benefits of Living with Chronic Illness & Autoimmune Disease
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11 Benefits of Living with Chronic Illness & Autoimmune Disease

Living with chronic illness & autoimmune disease has undeniable struggles, but buried underneath the symptoms & pain are valuable life lessons! Living with chronic illness and autoimmune disease (like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and some other autoimmune issues) has really thrown a big fat wrench into my life. And on top of it, I married someone who…

Conquering Celiac Disease: Why a Gluten-Free Diet Didn’t Fix Me
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Conquering Celiac Disease: Why a Gluten-Free Diet Didn’t Fix Me

This is Part 2 of my Conquering Celiac Disease series which outlines my personal experience with Celiac Disease. The other posts in this series include: Part 1 – 10 Symptoms that Finally Made Sense Part 3 – What I’d Do if I Was Diagnosed Today Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or medical professional. This…