Hidradenitis Suppurativa

  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa aka HS is an autoimmune disease I only just became familiar with. Kat noticed on a lot of her podcasts it kept coming up- so we thought to highlight it today for Autoimmune Awareness Monday. What I found to be interesting was that many women with PCOS have HS as well. We are seeing more of what I call the AI layering effect. I was please to see that many doctors recommend cleaning up your diet to help with this as well. Isn’t that always just the common thread?

AI Awareness – Psoriasis

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Autoimmune Awareness Monday- Psoriasis. One of the most persistent and irritating skin disorders. It is often times associated with psoriatic arthritis. Different factors trigger symptoms- stress, emotional distress, certain foods and toxins. As with most Autoimmune diseases/disorders there isn’t a lot of definitive answers and cures as to the cause and treatment in the medical field. Reduction in stress, removal of toxins and removing inflammatory foods- AIP-does a lot to keep the outbreaks in check. Seeing as how our skin is the largest organ we have, today’s post reminds me how imperative it is to keep it clean – toxin free, healthy, cared for etc. Our skin is an outwardly reflection of what’s going on inside our bodies. Sending healing vibes and well wishes to our friends in the AIP Community fighting Psoriasis. You got this, keep on keeping on! #psoriasis#inflammation #healthyskin #aipcommunity#AIPworks #bekindtoyourself#nourishfromtheinsideout #skinfood#smallintestinehelp #guthealth#fightthecausenotthesymptom #yougotthis#autoimmunedisease#autoimmuneawarenessmonday

AI Awareness – Lyme Disease

 

While attending family camp this weekend I met a lot of people suffering from various AI diseases. Upwards of 50% of us had dietary restrictions because of this. The kitchen staff was amazing and the camp staff had posted flyers and camp songs about ticks in every bathroom. Lyme disease was forefront on the radar and I wanted to post about it today. I only know 3 people with Lyme, and all of their experiences are different. Their treatment regiments are vastly different. One of them couldn’t find a MD that believed in Lyme Disease. One gave up hope early if ever regaining his health. One common thread for them is nutrition. Good, solid, AIP nutrition does a lot for them. Today we put Lyme Disease out there to help raise awareness. #lymedisease #lymewarrior💚 #aipworks#aip #inflammation#beyourownadvocateforhealth #guthealth#fightfatiguewithfood #ticks#knowledgeispower #dontgiveup

Fitness Friday, what’s a Grasshopper?

 

Hi AIP Community!  Happy Friday!  This week I’ve really tried to mix things up with my workouts because my stomach and energy are not 100%…perhaps the 10 weeks of constant running around over summer has caught up?  My system is OFF and I’m feeling lousy, but I need to keep moving.  SO no, I’m not pregnant, I’m inflamed – what a GREAT T-shirt idea, huh?  copyright Coach Lori 🙂

So this week I did the WOD (workout of the day) at my gym, Tuesday, we went for a hike and that was my workout.  Wednesday I did the WOD at my gym, and Thursday I walked a few miles then did a 3×8 overhead squat at 105# and decided I was DONE.  So below is my Friday workout, that I wrote for all of YOU!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Be Well!

 

What’s with Wheat?

“What’s With Wheat,” is in my opinion, one of the most important documentaries you can watch regarding nutrition, and information on food and health in general.  There is so much misinformation out there, and for those of us battling diagnosed autoimmune diseases, these facts are crucial to our healing.

Here’s a link to Youtube so you can view this informative documentary.  Most of the information in here I already knew from years of learning from some of the brightest nutritionists and naturopaths.  There were still things in here that I didn’t know and that blew me away.

I encourage you to take the time to watch this.  You can also get this on netflix if you’d prefer to watch it on your tv.

Fitness Friday – Burpee Challenge 30 days of feeling good~

Hello AIP Community,

It’s time for a 30 day fitness challenge – it’s one movement and it can be done in addition to your workouts.

Today you will set the clock as follows

Level 1 – 1 minute

Level 2 – 2 minutes

Level 3 – 3 minutes

Do as many burpees as you can in the time for your level.  Write that # down.  Each day add 2 burpees to that #.  So if today, you get 10 burpees, tomorrow you do 12, then next day 14, and so on!

Watch the video for form and scaling!

Keep moving to keep moving, friends!

 

Fitness Friday – new move to try!

This is a fun one – those headcutters really make the legs work!