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New Year, New Me: Health in 2012

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This is my pledge: New Year, New Me. I will find health in 2012. If you’ve been following my health journey at all this past year, you already know that I ‘lost’ most of my summer due to the stress and cost of running around to a number of different doctors and health practitioners after a misdiagnosis of thyroid lymphoma. …

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Being Grounded may be the Best Medicine…

I’ve never been what you would call a healthy person. Sure, I’ve been a professional athlete, performer, pageant queen and professor, but I used to do so amidst injuries, bouts of major illnesses and an even more debilitating desire to please everyone I met. When a specialist finally diagnosed me with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in my early twenties, many of …

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Answered Prayers! No Lymphoma or Thyroid Cancer!

I have good news! Our prayers were answered! There is no lymphoma or thyroid cancer in my body! (That, and I lost 6 pounds from yesterday – or maybe it’s just the difference in doctor’s scales…whatever it is, don’t steal my joy!) It’s no secret that I was quite downhearted after yesterday. While I completely appreciated my visit with Dr. …

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Who Knew? Failing Thyroid + Kelp= Basedow Disease

For as long as I can remember, I’ve heard that kelp is the one supplement that can help improve a failing thyroid. Though I never actually tried it until this year… Bad move. Once I started this process of trying to discover what was going on with my health 6 weeks ago, I stopped taking the kelp so that I …

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Another Day, Another Doctor

I have to admit, I was a little worried about sharing my health story on here. I mean really, would people that normally visit this blog for Old Navy codes and Michael’s coupons really care about my internal struggles? But you do. And I’m humbled. I’ve always been passionate about mentoring others; not because I claim to know everything (or …

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An Unknown Chapter: My Thyroid Health

I don’t often upchuck what’s happening currently in my personal life on here. After all, I realize most of you come here looking for ways to do what you love, just on a smaller budget. But in an effort to keep my voice authentic, I felt it only fitting to share a little bit about this unknown chapter in my …

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