Today marks Week 7 of the healing protocol I'm on from @Izabellawentzpharmd 's book "Hashimoto's Protocol." It's an attempt to get my thyroid issues under control after my misdiagnosis with PPD. To be honest, I'm dreading it!  I just want you to know that even as a health coach, it can still be hard to take a leap and go on a rigid diet. ...
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Am I doing it to lose weight? Not necessarily, but it would be nice! No, I'm doing it to feel like myself again. And it's been so long, I'm not sure what it feels like. All I know is that I'm sick of dealing with anxiety, depression, fatigue, lack of motivation, sleep issues, dizziness, aches and pains, among other things.  As hard as the next 6 weeks will be, I know that focusing on how I want to feel is what's going to get me to the finish line. ...
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In weeks prior, I've given up gluten, dairy, soy, caffeine, alcohol, processed sugar, and grains.  I'm sleeping seamlessly through the night, my joint pain is gone, my dizziness when I stand up quickly isn't as intense, and I notice myself calming down more quickly after stressful situations. It's been a slow, gradual process to feel like crap, and I have to remind myself it'll be slow and gradual to heal. ...
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For those inquiring minds, I'm doing an autoimmune protocol eating plan for the next 6 weeks. Only meat, fruit, and vegetables. Why should you know this if you have postpartum depression? Well, obviously there are a variety of reasons a mom can have PPD, but ONE of them is your gut could be off. Leaky gut can have a huge effect on your brain chemistry.  The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet works to reduce inflammation in the intestines. AIP works to calm inflammation in the gut and also calm inflammation in the body.Do you have to be this extreme.  Not necessarily. But I encourage you to empower yourself and do some research on your own.  For some, a probiotic is all they need.
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Have you ever tried the AIP "diet." What were your favorite meals?

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