It has been a little quiet on this blog of late as two years ago I was diagnosed with CIRS.
Fortunately, I am now much better, and so I wanted to share with you what I have learned about this syndrome.
Not only does this syndrome affect up to 25% of the population but many of my clients are discovering they have CIRS.
Here is my story. See if any of it sounds familiar.
Nervous system repair has been critical in my healing journey from histamine intolerance and mast-cell activation.
With mast-cell activation there is often an adrenal component where cortisol becomes dysregulated. I will shortly write a lot more about this.
As a board certified health coach, it might surprise you to hear that, when it comes to healing the body, I don’t believe food is always the best medicine.
Let me explain.
In the main, I work with women dealing with food intolerance, histamine imbalance and chronic fatigue syndrome. While much of my work centres around helping them learn a new way to eat, what I’ve come to realize is that food alone doesn’t heal.
Self-compassion, that is the practice of being kind and gentle with oneself, is a powerful medicine proven to have a positive and restorative influence upon brain, hormone and immune system functions.
I have been meaning to share some information about the worst advice I’ve ever heard about the autoimmune paleo diet that I think could really help you.
But first a little background.
My friend (for the sake of her privacy lets call her Jane) has Hashimoto disease and has been very ill for years. She had not only looked grey and tired for as long as I had known her but she could barely get out of bed.
After what seems like the ridiculously compulsory round of doctors, she eventually found a doctor who suggested she try the autoimmune paleo diet.
A month or so later I bumped into her at our local farmers market and she looked really amazing.
And it was not just anecdotal. Her thyroid anti-bodies had dropped by 90% in a single month on the autoimmune paleo diet.
Of course, I knew diet was that important, but even I was stunned. The results were indisputable. Or so I thought.
A few weeks later Jane called me and asked me if we could catch up. She needed to bounce something off me. She’d been given some advice that just did not sit right with her.
So here it is;