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I wonder how many of you have been told to come weekly and or monthly for that B12 injection? With auto immune diseases the stomach lining is damaged , which can cause pernicious anemia, also cognitive impairment, mood swings, depression, fatigue etc. I give myself the weekly injection, and to be honest if I had to go to my PCP every week, I would just skip it. I was wondering, if I taught you on a video, life video , would any of you be interested in learning how to give yourself the injection? I was s nurse in my predisability life 👀💜😉. I can show you how to draw it up, and the whole alcohol swap thing . Does not hurt, I promise!
#warriorsunite#fibrowarriorsunite#Fibrowarrior#fibrolifesmatter#autoimmunewarrior#healthyisthenewsexy 💚 #healthyself
At least 9 years of symptoms, 7 years of adamantly seeking the correct medical help and treatment, and various "it's probably anxiety" explanations. Now, 9 years later (after pleurisy, shingles, various joint injuries, loss of muscle strength and stamina, hair thinning, kidney involvement, adrenal involvement, endless rashes, plummeting iron levels, toxins leaking into my blood and so on), I am finally being taken seriously. 1+ doctors visits per week for the past 10 months and suddenly "you're right, you've been fighting an autoimmune disease". At least I know it's not just me!
The sad part is that this is all too common. We should not have to wait 10 years to be taken seriously... we shouldn't have to spend years to convince our doctors we are not feeling anxious or depressed but in fact sick. While I was told it was "all in my head" or "not very serious" (despite being sick for a year straight), my body was in fact attacking itself.
ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR GUT. You know your body more than anyone else and you are your best advocate!
Still looking for a restorative, nourishing & hot soup for dinner? 💚💚💚
I just prepared this yummy broccoli-cumin-soup with a lot of greens, ginger, herbs & broth.
It is one of my favorite healing meals during the flu-season. Fully loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals it supports your digestive system and soothes your gut.
What is your soulfood at the moment?
Find the recipe in my bio.
Noch auf der Suche nach einer nahrhaften, stärkenden & warmen Suppe für heute Abend? 💚💚💚 Ich habe gerade eine Brokkoli-Suppe mit Kreuzkümmel gezaubert. Gerade wenn die Erkältungswelle umher geht, ist sie mein treuer Begleiter. Sie steckt voller Antioxidantien, Vitaminen und Mineralien und erleichtert den Verdauungsprozess und schmeichelt deinem Magen und Darm.
Was ist dein Soulfood fürs Wochenende?
Das Rezept findest du in meiner Bio.
Did not getting started off on the right foot this mornin with village people ringing my doorbell and banging on my door like mad crazy people and waking up my house and my toddler, Jefery who didn’t sleep well last night.. I could have smacked them! Anyway.. okay, moving on and starting my day over with a smile so that they don’t have power over me and my attitude for the rest of my day 😜
I have to get my mind right for a long day of shopping with a 12 year old picky daughter & a cranky toddler 😂 also have to get another workout in on my scheduled so I can plan my rest day for tomorrow with friends and family for her 12th birthday party 🎉
When the going gets tough.. the tough get going👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Are you guys sick of these photos yet?! 😜😬
Too bad! I’m still proud of my hard work, so imma keep sharing! 💪🏻
But I promise I DO have something valuable to share! 🙋🏻
A few months ago I finally settled into my house and knew that I needed to get back to being fully committed. But I tried to take a short cut🙈: and by short cut I mean I was under eating🙉! Just like over eating will hinder your results, so will Under. You’ll hit a plateau. You’ll get frustrated that you’re not hitting your goals.
So I stand before you today: *5’11.5” *size 2
*26” size waist in my pants
*strong as f*€k
......and I eat 2750 kcal a day & workout 25-35 min a day.
So when I say I simplified things lately....this is what I mean!! I don’t kill myself. I eat in Balance (which includes tacos and pizza), I follow a modified AIP approach as to which foods I eat, I’ve swapped my thyroid meds to a more natural and holistic approach, I DEFINITELY don’t Under eat, I don’t spend hours working out, and I have something that’s a lifestyle. So for those of you eating 1200 kcal and killing yourself in the gym for hours, stop 🛑. There’s a much better way! #fridayfeels#soapbox#imdonenow#maybemaybenot#breakplateaus#nothearts 😂🤣
Well, in true Amy fashion, I injured my hip and could no longer be a part of #squatober 🍑
But just because I can't squat with food doesn't mean I can't post delicious #foodporn @harlowportland does it again 😍yummy carbs, fermented and sea vegetables, healthy fats, great friends 💙
I have Celiac Disease and have been searching for a "gluten free" shirt. I couldn't find one I was thrilled with so I decided to take it into my own hands. When searching for quotes, this one really stuck out. If you live with an autoimmune disease, or know someone that does, you know how difficult it can be. However, I hope you also know that you and/or your loved ones are strong, tough, and brave. I also searched "autoimmune" under hashtags and "autoimmune warrior" was by far my favorite. A warrior is defined as a brave or experienced warrior or fighter. This word describes perfectly the type of people we are. Whether we're listening to our bodies and taking time to rest, stepping out of our comfort zone to try something new that may improve our health, or supporting loved ones that are struggling, we are warriors every single day.
My warrior stance this morning is resting in bed as my body is trying to fight something off. If you're interested in this shirt for yourself, someone you know, or someone you support, you click below. I know the weather is starting to get cooler so I made an option for a tshirt or long sleeved shirt. Please feel free to share this with any warriors in your life! #autoimmunewarrior#autoimmunedisease#celiacdisease#autoimmuneprotocol#autoimmunewellness#guthealing#healthyliving#chronicillness#autoimmuneawareness#glutenfree#autoimmunestrong#autoimmunesupport
I always say, a good cup of coffee always makes things better. ☕
Yesterday was challenging...work was definitely not easy, especially with the start of a wicked flare.
I feel like the tin man this morning 😏
All I know is, I thank God over & over for great co-workers. 💜
Cheers to it finally being Friday☕✨
So this pic has nothing to do with this text🤣still its so me some dayssss & i wish i could be like that more, cant handle my responsibilities at work no more😴😩. Anywayy I wantend to share a story on side effects cause thanks to my lovely Graves Disease & medication i got a lot of other things to deal with as well. At the beginning of my medication treatment I got a huge allergic-reaction all over my body😓 It was itching extremely and had red spots on different places all over my body. They put me on different medication wich seemed to be better, for a few weeks. After that i started getting gall bumps and nettle rose!😩🤔 So i was send to an dermatologist who basically gave me other pills against the itching. Pills, pills, pills!💊💊💊 So now i’m taking my morning hormones pill, then my thyroid thyroid inhibitors wich I have to take two, three times a day, following up by my itching pills, I can take 3 per day if I need it🤣the list is endless! They basically told me I just have to wait till i stop my medication treatment for it to be over, so I just have to deal with the sudden attacks of gall bumps and nettle rose.🤡 And this is already about a year ago! Today i'm still coping with the itching and big thicken places on my body. The itching is so unbelievable unbearable!😖 I can take a pill afterwards but it will take a while before it starts working, also all these freaking pills make me the most fatique, brainfoggie, and slow person ever.😶🤔😴 I can’t even remember how it feels to have energy and be fit! Plus I also hardly remember if I just took my pills🤣 #dailystruggle haha So this was 1 of the severele side effect grave disease and its medication gave me. Im probably gonna share some other story's with you as well! Including hairloss and scalpproblems, turning into a psycho, anxiety, depression and acne🤡☝️Lets do 1 side effect at a time, haha! Do you have side effects due to medication, autoimmune disease or graves disease? Wish u all a lovely day💕stay strong my fellow warriors😘💪
Let's all do this. Right now!! 😊😊#notimelikethepresent
I won't lie, sometimes I just go and stand in my bathroom and smile at myself in front of the mirror🙋🤷♀️🤔I've actually done this since I was really little, without even thinking about it. But now I'm aware that it actually really WORKS and makes me feel happy. Smiling solves everything 🙏
If you have any health condition, particularly Hashimotos, particularly auto immune and particularly anything thyroid related, then this is an excellent opportunity to educate yourself.
You will come out of this FREE screening wiser and it definitely worth trying to see it while it is free. 9pm EST 20 Oct = 11am Brisbane time 21st Oct. Set your Sunday aside!
Link to replay page in bio. 👆🏻
Remember Step 1. Educate Yourself! Here is your chance, and it won’t cost you a cent. 💜
There was a time that I believed I had to struggle to get where I wanted.
That it should be painful to live my dream life. Hard work=hard earned cash. While I do not deny that this way of thinking is tough to replace, I have been changing my relationship with money.
Did you know that money contains energy? It’s meant to flow, to and fro, with ease? So what makes us have all the debt? All the stuck lifestyles? All the pain swirling around our money?
One thing, and one thing only, how we THINK about it. That’s it. If you release the stress you place on any aspect of your life, let go, give in, and become more aware, you’ll find a dime, then a dollar, then you’ll earn an extra $250 quarterly bonus.
I started this business on a VERY big whim that I might be able to help a couple people feel as good as I was feeling, but, now my mission is WAY too big for just a fitness program. My mission involves pushing past the beliefs that women don’t earn as much, that they cannot do it outside of a traditional 9-5 setting, and that they cannot do it without “being annoying” to their friends and family.
I’m sorry in advance of my life BETTERMENT “annoys” you, feel free to unfriend. My story is here to push you out of the stress you’re feeling and into something that will give you so much more exciting freedom than you ever knew existed.
Within my first 6 months of coaching, I paid off my car. After my first year, I earned a paid trip to the Caribbean. Year 2 has me already “earned” the 2018 trip and RETIRING from my day job to make this hustle a full-time gig.
Consistent effort, proves REAL results. I’m healthier, stronger, happier, more loving, and learning how to live my own dreams each and every day.
What did your job do for you today?
I was starving tonight so I threw dinner together really quickly. I had some butternut squash noodles, mushrooms, kale, asparagus, and the last of my smoked salmon bacon. I topped it off with the last of my vegan pesto (and clearly I need to go to the grocery store!), and it was a great quick meal.
Strawberries really aren't in season but I don't care - I love a good strawberry chia jam on biscuits. Such a comforting breakfast! My fave Paleo biscuit recipe is from @mynaturalfamily (just google it)
This last week has been humbling. I want to do as much as I normally do, but it’s screaming “Ah Helllll Nah” at me. The flu, sinus infection, ear infection: all please vacate my body as quickly as possible 😜😷.
Even though it’s been frustrating, it’s also been a very humbling experience. Yes I live with an auto immune condition, but most days I feel fantastic. Better than I did in my 20s. Being sick with this junk is BEYOND humbling. Do people feel this unwell every single day? Do they understand how well they COULD feel?! It’s a huge eye opener for me. I know that we sometimes take our good days for granted, but I’m awakened by the fact that I choose to live my best life every day. Life is way too short to spend it feeling crappy. Pick your hard, my friends. Getting healthy can be hard, but so is spending a lifetime being unwell and miserable. The choice is yours.
On this Thursday I am super thankful!
Thankful that Thursday is payday with my side biz!! 💸
Thankful that I have finished a training for something I am super passionate about! 😍
But I am most thankful for the heart to heart I had with this girl last night!! Someone I have looked up to since I was just a little girl. Someone who aside from the sailor mouth is exactly like me. Someone who puts everyone first. Someone who without my coaching opportunity I would have probably not reconnected with! ❤
Do you ever have that one person in your life that you have gone a while without but when they show up you aren't sure what you did without them?? If you haven't found that person yet....keep looking. They are going to show up when you least expect it yet need it most. I can guarantee it!
Super blessed to have been able to stay committed to healthy eating and working out during my pregnancy. It helped me bounce back faster 🤸🏼♀️ A lot of work to do yet but let’s be honest... our work is never done anyway. Have to do what you know you can stick to for lifelong progress 👏🏼 What are YOUR goals?
Sometimes the best way to end a meh day is to just sweat it all out. A little cardio first to burn off and sweat out any bad feelings, followed by 20 min of yoga to refocus and end the day on my terms.
Sweat session 😓✅ Mood changed 🙏🏼 ✅
You may not want to workout after a blah day, but even just a 20 minute walk around the block can be enough to end the day on your terms and feeling better. Give it a try! .
Between the intensive workouts with @steve_rhodes at @zerolevelfitness and these healthy, low-carb meal preps.. I’m going to reach my goals in no time! @mrbangkoklv is so so bomb & affordable, you guys! It’s life changing having delicious, healthy meals already made 😋. #mrbangkoklv#mealprepping#weightloss#lowcarb#larb
I snagged the last bit of sunlight by a window to take this shot 😂 My body has been begging for a meal like this. Extra crispy organic drumstick (@fourthandheart garlic ghee), salad made by my mom and an organic roasted gold potato with @kerrygoldusa. They had @_prebrands sirloin steaks and sweet potatoes 👌🏼#itswhatsfordinner#girlinhealing
Vitamin D ... any and all autoimmune warriors know vitamin D can act as a disease modifying treatment that's how powerful this stuff is. Unfortunately, every pill, tablet, gel, drops ... I've tried make me incredibly nauseous like all day! .
I have been off this supplement for a few years. With my new program and drinking my dense nutrition shake, I have brought my labs to low normal. Well ... my doctor of course wants me HIGH normal not low normal! .
Reluctantly, I tried the pills again and 😱 they still make me horribly sick! Sooooo one LAST DITCH EFFORT ... I found these at Costco and you want to know what!?! They don't make me sick! .
Despite having to take 15,000 units or 10 gummies these do NOT make me sick to my stomach 🙌
I will be heading for new labs next week and see if it helps raise my vitamin D levels! I just wanted to share this amazing victory! .
Ever since beginning this program and feeling so good without modern medication, I am not willing to feel like crap all day every day anymore. I know to my nurse friends and to my own ears I may sound ridiculous, but I have made a choice to fight my disease with natural Whole Foods. .
If you're in need of a new way to fight, then let me know! I would love to help you any way I can!
#vitamind#vitamins#cleaneating#superfoods#multiplesclerosis#multiplesclerosisfighter#multiplesclerosismama#multiplesclerosisawareness#multiplesclerosiswarrior#fightback against #chronicdisease#autoimmunedisease#autoimmunewarrior#autoimmunecomesinthrees
I'm struggling today, but I have to remind myself that my path isn't meant to be normal or easy and that I have to work harder than most to achieve inner peace (thank you, scumbag brain). But sometimes I am not strong enough to keep up the fight and today is one of those days.