Today I am addressing the question, “What is Low Dose Naltrexone?”
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My friend Marci told me last week that March is National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month.
Fact: March is #AutoimmuneDiseases Awareness Month. . . . Fact 2: I have an #Autoimmune Disease. You may or may not have heard of it, but its umbrella is “Inflammatory Bowel Disease,” in particular #Colitis, and specifically, #Proctitis. I was diagnosed in 2008, just before my wedding. . . . My friend @marcinevin shared this quote on her Instagram after being diagnosed two weeks ago with #Hashimotos. (Go read her thoughts on living with autoimmune. They are really wonderful!) . . . Here is what I know about living with #UC + #SIBO, and many other things sprinkled in……I have them, but they do **not** have me. I never sit around and sulk in the misery that sometimes accompanies them. Instead, I have gotten “even” with autoimmune. I’ve kicked it in the a#$ ever since 2009 when I took it by the reigns and ***changed my life*** instead of allowing it to change me. And then I ran with my life-long mantra —> “When gravel roads are all you’ve ever known, you learn to find beauty in the dust.” ✨✨ . . . Do you have an autoimmune condition? How do you stay positive, healing, and well?! . . . #iamwellandgood #iin #paleoishmama #fitfluential #paleoish #healthylifestyle #glutenfree #dairyfree #organic #paleo #eatrealfood #fitmom #strongwomen #ibd #ibs #Quote #quotes #quotestoliveby
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I have Ulcerative Colitis (although rarely do I feel it), and I am most passionate about helping women change their lifestyles when diagnosed with an autoimmune and autoimmune-related disease.
I wasn’t sure what angle I wanted to take when writing this post for National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month, until these past several days when my own struggles on the wagon have been all-too-real.
I haven’t done a health update in quite some time (my SIBO Status Update in August was the last time), so I figured now would be an appropriate time to share how I’m feeling, what I’m doing and other miscellaneous thoughts on living with an autoimmune disease.
For all the times I’ve cried and asked “why” with Colitis and SIBO, low thyroid and more, there have been many more times when I’ve said, “I am lucky that this is all it is.”
I fully believe that because of my advanced health and healing knowledge combined with crazy desire to live well and be well, I am, on the whole, extremely well.
I continue on the journey because it’s my journey, and I continue collecting knowledge and investigating everything I quite possibly can so that I am able to help not only myself but thousands just like me.
When gravel roads are all you’ve ever known, you learn to find beauty in the dust.
I hate running. I love running. I loathe running. I adore running. I won’t run. I can’t run. I don’t like to run. I shouldn’t run. The rules of running, rules that both society places and I placed upon myself, are rules I’m throwing out the window.
(Then again, I’m learning to throw many rules out the window, but that’s a topic for another day.)
Are you catching my drift? I have a very manic relationship with running, plain and simple.
During my first real run in several months last weekend I realized why I have this manic relationship with running. The answer, like the fact that it’s manic, is plain and simple.
I have listened to far too many people for far too long about their thoughts, ideas, and opinions about running.
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What I have learned is that all of that is true, and none of that is true, but the truth that dominates both is when I look at the big picture. Running (over the past several years) has brought more to my life than has taken away. And all the “problems” that came along with it (either physically or theoretically) I had full control over.
So back to the rules of running.
As I already mentioned: I hate running. I love running. I loathe running. I adore running. I won’t run. I can’t run. I don’t like to run. I shouldn’t run.
But with all of these manic thoughts and relationships about/with running, there is one thing I know for absolute certainty….running makes me feel alive, inspired and allows me to live a more creative life during all other 22-23.75 hours of the day.
There is something about running that I return to time-and-time again.
And even with all the rules of running, I can’t let go.
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