My Lipedema Story – Part 12, 12 Month Carnivore Transformation

It’s been a year since I transitioned to the Carnivore diet, and I’ve lost 28 pounds! While I’ve stayed committed to it, I did revert to Keto during the holidays. However, this time, I was mindful of oxalates, and unlike the previous year, I didn’t experience any weight gain. It’s been quite a hectic period …

Connecting the Dots: Navigating Lymphatics, Toxins and Brain Health

This last year I experienced phenomenal changes in my brain and body. Reflecting on my life and all of the new information I’ve been able to absorb, I’ve come to recognize my lifelong challenges with learning disabilities, anxiety, and their connection to my chronic pain. The first hint of how food can change our mind …

My Lipedema Story – Part 1 – The Weight Won’t Budge

Have you ever put in a lot of work at the gym, but your body doesn’t reflect it? Can you gain 5-10 pounds overnight? Have you felt like you’ve tried everything, and the weight isn’t budging? Or maybe you lost some weight, but hit a plateau that won’t budge? Maybe all your efforts brought your weight down from an XL top to medium, but your still in XL pants. If you answered YES to any of these questions, you could have Lipedema.

My Lipedema Story- Part 2 – Earlier Signs of Lipedema

June is Lipedema Awareness Month – I’m sharing my story to help raise awareness. Most women begin experiencing signs of Lipedema during puberty or pregnancy. Some may exhibit symptoms even in childhood. While I don’t have clear photos of my legs from my childhood, I don’t believe the condition was obvious back then. However, there …

My Lipedema Story – Part 3 – Continuing Frustration

June is Lipedema Awareness Month – I’m sharing my story to help raise awareness. In my previous posts, I shared the struggles of living with undiagnosed EDS and the early signs of Lipedema. I discussed the challenges I faced with weight gain in my hips and thighs from childhood through my mid-20s, as well as …

My Lipedema Story – Part 4 – Rapid Progression

June is Lipedema Awareness Month – I’m sharing my story to help raise awareness. In my previous post, I shared how a lifestyle change helped with my undiagnosed Lipedema. However, as I transitioned to an organic whole food plant-based diet, and I gained weight despite rigorous exercise. I also underwent a major surgery to remove …

My Lipedema Story – Part 6 – Surviving Pregnancy

June is Lipedema Awareness Month – I’m sharing my story to help raise awareness. In my previous post, I shared my diagnosis of Lipedema Stage 1, Type 3 & 4, along with other conditions such as FLM, and she suspects EDS, and Veinous Insufficiency. After receiving the diagnosis, my husband and I decided to continue …

My Lipedema Story – Part 8 – The Healing Diet

June is Lipedema Awareness Month – I’m sharing my story to help raise awareness. PART 8 – My Lipedema Story – The Healing Diet In my previous article, I discussed how certain health foods can cause inflammation and lead to a host of health problems, including the progression of Lipedema. Today, I want to share …