My private therapeutic plan – The Fitnessista

Sharing my technique and the way I’ve decreased irritation and resolved some well being points over the previous yr.

***Warning: this put up accommodates pink eyeball footage. If that freaks you out, please be at liberty to skip this put up! 

Hello pals! I hope that you simply’re having a fantastic week. Ours has been spent slowly placing the home again collectively – I’ll share some pics of the brand new flooring quickly!- and preparing for spring journey and adventures.

For as we speak’s put up, I needed to share a bit extra about my well being journey over the previous yr and my plan.

Please remember the fact that I’m not a health care provider, and this isn’t medical recommendation. When you’re struggling along with your well being, please attain out to your physician and get the assist you want. Additionally, please don’t take, “you’re going to should dwell with this” for a solution. There have been a handful of instances in our household the place I used to be instructed that was the case and it was not true. Generally you want a 3rd or fourth opinion, however somebody is on the market who might help you. You possibly can heal, and also you need to really feel wonderful.

This time final yr, issues went wacky with my eyes. It was a fairly irritating time – the Pilot was touring lots, it was dance competitors season, and I needed to do just a few of the dance competitions, and the large Disney journey for the parade solo parenting. It was all enjoyable stuff, however it was lots. We have been preparing for our end-of-the-year celebration, planning for Liv’s first communtion, and I used to be pushing myself the toughest I’d ever pushed with energy coaching and intervals.

I don’t wish to recap the complete story with my eyes – I’ve a put up right here, and a podcast episode right here – however the nutshell model is that they have been neon pink for a lot of weeks, and the a number of eye medical doctors had differing opinions on what prompted it. At first they thought it was pink eye – I did antibiotics and it didn’t resolve, and stored coming again – and one thing had triggered it. The one factor that stored the irritation down was very intense steriod drops. One physician needed me to take them for 3 to 4 months!

I stored getting totally different solutions, and after seeing a number of eye medical doctors, and my PCP, who helped me do some digging, we realized just a few issues:

– I had blepharitis, which was irritation of my eyelids, MGD (meibmoian gland dysfunction) and dry eye

– Two markers for Lupus got here again constructive (ANA and DS-DNA)

– One thing was inflicting inflamamtion in my physique

The Lupus factor sort of made sense to me. I’d had random stress rashes over time, and generally my palms would ache. I figured it was as a result of I spent a lot time on my telephone and typing. I felt low-energy, like all of the sleep on the planet wouldn’t make me really feel rested, and had a tough time recovering from my exercises. I might do one actually exhausting exercise, and never have the ability to work out once more for 3-4 days afterwards. I began to get sick extra incessantly… and after I had the flu, I used to be in mattress for 9 days. I knew one thing was inflicting my immune system to be on excessive alert.

My hair was unpredictable. I wouldn’t lose hair for some time, after which abruptly, I’d be dropping handfuls within the bathe.

I bought a referral to rheumatology, however determined to attend till I may do some purposeful testing, and see if I may discover some solutions. Whereas I knew that this was occurring in my physique, nobody may inform me WHY. Why did it occur so out of the blue? What was the reason for my eyes to flare so incessantly? Why was I a number for blepharitis?? Since I wasn’t in any dire cirumstances, I made a decision to create an motion plan to see if I may get the irritation down.

I’m 100% symptom-free, and have been for the reason that finish of December. Once we re-did my blood work at my PCP in December, each Lupus markers have been unfavourable. (A lil be aware: I didn’t *treatment* myself from Lupus. I used to be by no means identified as a result of I didn’t go to rheumatology.) Actually, daily I maintain my breath a little bit after I get up and examine my eyes. After I get up, they’re shiny, clear, I can put on contacts once more, I now not have joint ache, and I get up with vitality.

Whereas I’m nonetheless working to heal myself and discover steadiness with my physique, I really feel actually grateful that issues have improved a lot. Once you’re working to heal your self, it’s essential to do not forget that it’s not a fast repair!! It may take years to restore, however your physique does wish to heal. <3

My private therapeutic plan

Right here’s what I did, and what I’m doing at the moment:

No gluten or dairy:

– I began studying and researching as a lot as attainable concerning autoimmune situations and Lupus. ALL of the books I learn had a standard theme: do away with gluten and dairy. I minimize them each out final July – have solely had them a handful of instances since then – and seen a right away enchancment. I actually don’t even miss them that a lot as a result of there are such a lot of wonderful gf and dairy-free recipes and choices at eating places, and since I really feel so significantly better with out them. (I’m engaged on a gluten-free sourdough and can put up the recipe when it’s good!)

Purposeful testing:

– Since I completed my IHP2 certification final yr, I ran some exams on myself. I did a Hair Tissue Mineral Evaluation, Candida, Metabolic and Nutritional vitamins take a look at, and an IgG meals sensitvity take a look at. From right here, I may see how stress had depleted my physique, so I may work on rebuilding my mineral ranges.

I realized that I had excessive ranges of micro organism, candida, and yeast markers, in addition to a number of vitamin deficiences that I may work to restore. I additionally had some meals sensitvities to keep away from whereas I began to heal my intestine.

Journaling for tendencies:

– I stored notes of the whole lot in my telephone. After I had a flare – my eyes would begin to itch, turn out to be tremendous pink, and watery – I famous my meals consumption that day. I began to turn out to be conscious of a standard theme: histamines.

Histamine load:

– Histamine was an enormous lightbulb second for me. It wasn’t simply high-histamine meals that triggered my eyes, it was a compound impact of histamines and allergens. The worst flares – the April one and the one in August – have been the results of a number of issues. In April, I’d been out gardening all day and didn’t put on sun shades. It was windy, and the grime and pollen have been flying into my eyes. We went to the films, the place I had an unlimited black tea; I’ve realized now that black and inexperienced tea are HUGE triggers for me. One I minimize them out, my life modified. The excellent news is that I can nonetheless have espresso 😉

For this reason I can have some high-histamine meals right here and there, however am simply conscious of my histamine load all through the day.

Intestine restore and therapeutic protocols:

– Intestine restore. I’m doing the CBO protocol proper now to heal my intestine. It’s 12 weeks lengthy and whereas it was a little bit difficult at first, I really feel wonderful. I can positively share a recap of my expertise with CBO.

– I’ve been consuming a number of veggies, fruits, lean proteins, wholesome fat (I’ve an avocado or fatty fish most days of the week), and have been consuming extra beans than I’ve in my total life. I’m additionally having far more potatoes (so good with Kerrygold butter and Redmond’s salt) and root veggies.

– I’ve achieved the parasite protocol – parasites dwell in biofilm, similar to the micro organism in my intestine and the demodex that was in my eyes!- so I needed to clear it out. This protocol is a straightforward one.


– Since final yr, I’ve solely achieved energy coaching and low-impact exercises. I lastly really feel like I can push up the weights once more, and construct on extra intense cardio. I feel cardio is nice for us, however whenever you’re in a state of excessive stress, it may be useful to reduce.

– Right here’s what my routine at the moment appears like:

F45 twice every week (solely energy or hybrid days)

Barre a couple of times every week

Sizzling yoga as soon as every week

Peloton or Sculpt Society for cardio as soon as every week

Day by day walks or a hike


– I’ve stored up with my quarterly purposeful detoxes, and have made an effort to scale back toxins in our home. We bought these wonderful bathe filters, proceed to filter our ingesting water, and likewise removed our sofa and carpet as a result of they examined constructive for mould. I sustain with my sauna blanket, dry brushing, and castor oil packs, too.

Nervous system regulation:

– This may have such a huge effect on therapeutic. When my eyes first flared, I used to be SO extremely confused. I didn’t sleep for a lot of weeks as a result of I used to be up all evening Googling my signs and crying. This was 100% what I mustn’t have achieved, however I couldn’t assist myself. I needed to begin to inform myself that I used to be going to get higher, my eyes have been going to heal, and I used to be going to be okay.

I began to make extra time for stillness and have stopped attempting to fill each second of daily. I’ve made sleep much more of a precedence and purpose for 8 hours every evening, 9-10 hours on the weekends. I pray daily and meditate on the PEMF Go Mat whereas I do my eye masks; it’s such a calming deal with.

Whereas nervous system regulation has been probably the most difficult side of all of this, and I nonetheless have a LONG methods to go, I’m pleased with myself for making strides this yr.

It appears like lots after I kind all of it out, however this has been constructing and evolving over the previous yr. It’s all simply part of life now and is inherent; I don’t have to essentially give it some thought anymore. As I’ve realized extra and as I’ve continued to heal, I’ve made changes to the plan. I’m simply trying ahead to our subsequent journey to Europe after I’m not anxious about my eyes the complete time 😉

Thanks for making it this far and for sticking with me over right here. Whereas I used to be within the depths of this, I used to be at a low level. All of you have been a shiny spot in my day.

When you have any questions, I’m pleased to reply them!

When you’re interested by purposeful testing, e-mail me topic: TESTING

Have a fantastic day and I’ll see you quickly!



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