What My Life’s Like After Finally Achieving Remission from Lyme Disease & Chronic Illness

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If you’ve been following me then you probably already know: I achieved remission from Lyme disease and its major co-infections at the start of the year. Then I totally unplugged & took a some time off, which I talk about in my post: How I Transitioned From a Chronic Illness Identity.

Reaching remission is kinda a big deal, and I realized that what I hadn’t shared what its actually been like after 20+ years of chronic illness & 7+ years of full time treatments, to finally be “better.” Until now. Continue reading “What My Life’s Like After Finally Achieving Remission from Lyme Disease & Chronic Illness”

30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP: the Cookbook You’ll Wish You’d Had All Along

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The newest Autoimmune Protocol Community Cookbook is out NOW! Following the success of the first community ebook, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook (which won “Best New ebook” by Paleo Magazine BTW!) the AIP blogger community has released a new game changing cookbook for folks with chronic illness: 30 Minutes Meals for the Paleo AIP.

Unlike other cookbooks, this one doesn’t feature recipes for individual dishes, but entire  fricken’ meals. Each of the 120 included meals is 100% AIP Paleo compliant, and can be made in 30 minutes or less.  Continue reading “30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP: the Cookbook You’ll Wish You’d Had All Along”

How I Transitioned From a Chronic Illness Identity

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I’ve been sick for most of my life, and as such, illness ended up becoming a basic part of my identity: I was the sick girl, the one with all the weird symptoms and intolerances and diagnoses and treatments. The last several years, while I was full time healing from end stage Chronic Lyme Disease, my entire life revolved around illness.

So when I hit remission several months ago, it wasn’t just “Yay I’m better!” but also “Woah, now what?” Continue reading “How I Transitioned From a Chronic Illness Identity”

Chronic Lyme Disease & the Gifts of a Minimalist Christmas

_frameXmasfirst75We almost didn’t get a Christmas tree this year. For two very simple reasons: we are both exhausted and broke. Pretty food pictures and colorful blogging aside, this is our Lyme reality. All the optimism in the world doesn’t change the fact that healing serious illness is tough. Tougher than most people could ever imagine. It takes it’s toll, and it’s certainly taken its toll on us.

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