So I may have let things slide a bit, apologies! Since February the cake business has gone bonkers and I have just not had a minute to regroup and get to writing. I'm not complaining, who knew that my obsession with making cupcakes would ever blossom into such amazing things?! Cake classes are becoming a … Continue reading Long time no write!
What a difference a month can make, this isn't just about dieting anymore this has become about all my health issues and one by one I'm learning how to manage and improve them, it's fabulous! The ketogenic/low carb way of eating is most definitely agreeing with my body, even my post meal IBS pains have … Continue reading 2018 progress report!
Firstly, Happy New Year! I hope you’ve enjoyed the festive season and all the additions that come with it. I worked for the majority of the last couple of weeks but I’m happy with that, I love my job and it keeps me going regardless of what my body tries to tell me! I’m sure … Continue reading Look hard enough and you’ll find it
WOW!!! I mean, really seriously wow! What an incredible weekend I have just had, my eyes have been well and truly opened and I’ve got a fire in my belly with a desire to achieve results. My first ever medical conference, and most certainly not my last! I am in fact quite geeky when it … Continue reading Lipoedema Conference 2017
After I found the cause of my swollen legs I became determined to find ways to reduce the fat and also minimise the secondary lymphodema that comes with the Lipoedema. As I explained recently, the Ketogenic way of eating has been a complete life changer, my general body inflammation has reduced drastically, I'm retaining far … Continue reading Leg Lymphatic Drainage Technique
I have promised for a while now to write a post on one of my more frustrating illnesses... PoTS, or Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. That is basically a fancy way of saying when I change postures, for example going from sitting to standing, my heart rate goes zooming up quite often over 100bpm and stays … Continue reading The Wonders of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
Wow, isn't it incredible how much can change in the space of a few weeks?! They've been pretty packed but that's not a bad thing, we all know i like to keep busy 🙂 Doctors appointments, dog walks I had a Lymphoscintigraphy scan last week, sounds fancy right? It was to check the lymphatic system … Continue reading The Upward Spiral
It's hard to describe the feeling you get inside when you feel failed by your Doctor, I don't mean just the once but time and time again. Imagine trying for years to lose weight, to starve yourself, to excerise endlessly, to spend hundreds on fad diets and shakes and find that after all of it … Continue reading Lipoedema, Lipedema or ‘The Fat Disease’