50 million and climbing... That's the estimated number of Americans affected by autoimmune disease. 100 is the current number of known autoimmune diseases. 75% of autoimmune sufferers are women. And 4 is the average number of doctors a patient sees over nearly four years before finally being diagnosed. I was diagnosed with THREE different autoimmune diseases in 2012. And like the statistic listed above, it took me many doctors and years before they finally discovered what was wrong. My treatment time following and time until I actually felt better was sadly even longer.
With that experience, I'm here to tell you I know what it's like to look for answers. I know what's it's like to sit across from that doctor while they're calling you a mystery and telling you they don't know what's wrong. I know how helpless, frustrated and alone you feel. But I'm also here to tell you- you're not alone. There are plenty of us out there.
This website is my gift to you. I'll offer information and research about autoimmune diseases and women's health, courses to explore further and challenge yourself, e-books, recipes and most importantly support.
By forcing yourself to slow down, start paying attention and providing your body with the care it needs, not only can you hopefully feel your best again, you can also hopefully experience some REAL JOY! Thanks for joining me on this journey!
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. " - Lucille Ball