• An open letter to my friends: Your perfume is killing me! Dearest Loved Ones, Your perfume is killing me. I mean it almost literally. It’s also affecting our friendship. I can’t hug you, and so you might have noticed my stepping back when we meet up. I can’t risk dining with you in a confined space and so you might have noticed I’ve been suggesting we more
  • Could you have chemical intolerance? What next? I make it a personal mission to live my life as toxin-free as I can. High toxic loads aren’t good for any of us…even more so if you’re struggling with autoimmune disease. For anyone with autoimmune issues, chemicals and heavy metals seem to be both the cause and effect. Research published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology shows that approximately 20 per more
  • One month without exercise, soap and loo paper… I just got back from a month in true retreat. I was rather cryptic about where I was heading and I committed to not sharing my experience in real time on social media. Golly, what freedom! I’m happy to now flesh out the details because I reckon a few of you will find them interesting. more
  • Everything you need to know about healing your gut A growing number of modern ills –in particular, autoimmune diseases – are now deemed to stem from the gut. And many of us have guts that are a little leaky and nervous and cranky. So healing the gut is probably at the top of your wellness to-do list, right? Today, all my gut-health posts in more
  • Is melatonin a safe sleeping pill? I took melatonin regularly for a while, but started to have queries and doubts so have recently gone off it. If you have autoimmune issues and have turned to melatonin for sleep perhaps see if the below resonates. The deal with melatonin  Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland that helps control your sleep and wake cycles. It’s taken in supplement more
  • Why you need to boost your stomach acid. Especially if you have autoimmune disease The gut is where the wellness movement is at right now. I’ve talked extensively about my gut health obsession  here, here and here. So today, a gut health post with a focus on stomach acid. And why you need to boost it, especially if you suffer from autoimmune disease. This is the new direction in this realm, more
  • Why you might need more carbs to get your period back In the past nine months I’ve put on a few kilos. In the past nine months I also got my period back, after six years of nada. The cause of this not-great condition is my autoimmune disease (Hashimotos). What got me back on track? Changing my diet, backing off on exercise and… consciously putting on more
  • Can quitting artificial sweetener reverse autoimmune disease? There are many, many, and many more causes of autoimmune disease. And then, too, there are none. Ultimately no one can really pin point a root cause. It’s truly a clusterf*ck. There are factors, of course, that flare the condition. Like gluten, sugar and anxiety. But one I haven’t really covered before is fake sugar. more
  • Is resistant starch the cure for chronic constipation? Gut health makes the world go around. This is where the wellness movement is at right now. And crucial to good gut health is sturdy, regular poo action. For many, especially those of us with an autoimmune disease, regular poo action is but a pipe dream (which sounds like an ablution entendre; so many things more
  • 10 reasons why coffee might not be great if you have autoimmune disease Coffee is good for us, yes? I reckon there’s a fair bit of evidence now saying it’s so. But what about if you have an autoimmune disease? (New here? I have Hashimotos and I often write from this particular POV.) Me, I drink coffee – about 2-3 cups per week. But I’ve been starting to more