• my remedy kit (for thyroidy/crappy days) So, below is my insta-fix for my thyroidy days. But, really, it’s a remedy for crap days in general – if you’re premenstrual, toxic, hungover, over-worked or got another type of auto-immune disease or illness I reckon it will be of use, too. HAPPILY, after three years of trying EVERY trick in the book, I’ve more
  • new health trick: “the fuzz” Sometimes health needs to be explained in nonsensical, onomatopoeic language. Yuk! Goob! Stodge! If you’ve been unwell for a while, or get gut aches for no discernible reason (and you’re told you’ve got IBS), or you go around in circles with complaints, or if you have some sort of auto-immune disease, then you totally know more
  • guest post: healing auto immune #9 (by a reader) Another installment in the series. This time, it’s by a reader with CFS – Natalie, who writes a very sweet blog, lemon butter. I really do believe that AI is something that’s going to become more prevalent…I think it’s a symptom of our stressful, A-type and toxic times. Which is not to say I’m totally more
  • healing auto immune disease #8 (a guest post by Claire Hooper!!) Many of you who read this blog have auto-immune disease. Or know someone who has one of its gnarly manifestations (arthritis, Crohn’s, Lyme’s)…but as I’ve said since I posted my experience with hashimotos, the advice shared on this blog applies to everyone. Kids with AI are the canary down the mineshaft. We’re here to show more
  • healing auto-immune disease #7 (some anti-inflammatory eating tips) Perhaps you thought I’d dropped this series? Nope. Just taken a spell. But I just came across this rundown of tips for eating for auto-immune disease from Melbourne naturopath Gill Stannard. Definitely worth a bit of a share. I’ve cut out the salient bits: * The “Mediterranean Diet” is a good model to eat by. more
  • guest post: healing auto-immune disease #6 Another week, another installment. A month or so ago I posted my musings on my not-so-amusing journey with hashimoto’s. This week, I’ve invited Melbourne personal trainer, BioSignature practitioner and blogger Kat Eden to give her comic – or otherwise  – input. I came across Kat on the site Dumb Little Men and loved her tips more
  • guest post: how to heal auto-immune disease, by someone who’s been there (Clare Bowditch!) #5 I quite love Clare Bowditch. That’s her up above. The admiration kicked off when she emailed me a while back after reading something I’d written and she suggested we meet for tea when I was in Melbourne next cos we’d have stacks in common. I love contacting people I’d like to meet and suggesting tea. more
  • Guest post: how to heal auto-immune disease (anti-inflammatory foods) #4 If you’ve got auto-immune disease, you probably have some bloody annoying issues with inflammation  – swollen feet or hands, skin breakouts, sore joints etc. I do (see the rest of my rundown on my crazy wrestling with Hashimoto’s here). I put up with it for ages. Actually, I whinged about it. But did nothing. Only more
  • guest post: how to heal auto-immune disease (the soy debate) #3 Confused about soy? A number of you have asked about soy products, and how they affect thyroid issues, especially in the wake of the whole Bonsoy debacle. And especially because everyone seems to have an opinion on it these days. Naturopath Angela Hywood from Tonic (you can read her first contribution here) posted the below more
  • guest post: healing auto-immune disease, by someone who’s been there #2 So, a few days ago I gave my account of coping with thyroid disease . Now I’ve asked some experts who I’ve encountered along the way to share their experience. And some advice. It’s certainly helped me… But before I do – just quickly – a random thyroid factoid someone once presented to me: Most more
  • healing auto-immune disease, by someone who’s been there #1 If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked how I manage my autoimmune disease I could buy a small island. I’m happy with my two-bed flat, so I’ll share my experience and tips and philosophies on it all here for free.* I’ve been promising this for ages: a rundown of what I’ve more
  • cute thing noticed#1: beauty swatch An Australian idea! Beauty Swatch is an online resource that gives as-close-to-real-life colour swatches of the latest lipsticks. Nice. If you’re normal. Sadly, the site is of little help to me.
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