My Functional Diagnosis

May 22, 2015

I met with my new functional neurology doctor yesterday about my overall evaluation and my four Cyrex labs; arrays 4, 5, 10, & 11.

I have basal ganglia damage, presumably from a car wreck when I was almost 12 (broke Continue reading

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2015 Paleo f(x)

As I fly home from Paleo f(x) 2015, I have the opportunity to reflect on my amazing weekend. The energy at the conference was high. It was fantastic to reconnect with friends from last year and make new friends. This year I had the privilege to stay in a house with 5 Continue reading

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A Year (or more) in Review

At the start of a New Year, it seems traditional to reflect on the ups and downs of the prior year.  In doing so, I realize I’ve been plugging along and somewhat frustrated.

2013 was a wonderful year for me.  Things started falling in place, my hair started growing back, I was loosing weight without Continue reading

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A slippery slope

In 2013, after finding my way to an autoimmune paleo protocol, I was feeling pretty good. Many of my symptoms were in remission and I was losing weight. People were commenting on how great I looked because my face was glowing, no puffy eyes, my hair was soft and silky, and I just plain felt great!

After 6 to 8 months of feeling good, I finally decided to take the plunge and try to reintroduce some foods. There are some I’ve had no reactions to, like almonds or pecans. Some I still can’t tolerate like tomatoes or Continue reading

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Guest post for Mickey Trescott

Mickey over at is busy moving, so I wrote a guest post for her; Living Outside the Beehive.  It’s about my experience learning to listen to my body.

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4th anniversary of Fluoroquinolone Toxicity

Well, it’s been 4 yrs since that fateful doctor’s visit when they prescribed me Levaquin and forever changed my life.  I’m not back to “normal” but doing fairly well.  I’ve learned so much over the last 4 yrs which I believe I may have never learned had I not been flox’d.  Although I don’t wish this on even my worst enemy, I have taken this tragedy and turned it around to learn from it.  I now live a much healthier, cleaner life-style; not only with my Continue reading

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Farmers Market

Do you frequent your farmer’s market?  I remember growing up in a very conservative family and only “hippies” went to Saturday Market and Farmers Market.  We always avoided downtown on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  It wasn’t until I worked downtown in the early 90’s and got to see first hand what the Tuesday farmers market was.  It was amazing!  I can’t believe I had missed out on all this amazing farm fresh food, right here in downtown!  I didn’t have to drive to the country and go to 2 or 3 farms, they all came to Continue reading

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