Hi there! My name is Chelsea and I am so glad you have come to visit my blog. I recently began this blog for two reasons, (1) a therapeutic release of all my thoughts associated with battling multiple autoimmune diseases and (2) bringing the knowledge I have learned through years of research and lived experience to those who may need it.
I am a 2nd grade teacher, a wife, a mother, and social justice advocate. I love traveling, specifically the part of traveling that involves experience new and different foods! For years I struggled, wondering why I continued to suffer a plethora of symptoms for two diseases my doctors said were “under control.” What I learned is doctors aren’t (generally) there to walk you through your autoimmune journey, and that it’s up to you to create a care plan that includes your doctors, but possibly other individuals as well (family, friends, a naturopath, a good fitness instructor, etc.) It wasn’t until drawing this conclusion and creating the necessary support circle that I found true healing to begin. Autoimmune health is so much more than physical healing, it involves mental and emotional healing as well.
I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis at 9 years old and Celiac Disease at 20 years old. I struggled for years with these diseases and how to navigate health and wellness within them. Through trial and error I developed a medical care team between an amazingly attentive Nurse Practitioner, super thorough and knowledgeable Endocrinologist, a dedicated Gastroenterologist, and an incredible Naturopath.
Come join me on this journey of health & wellness and allow me to help you build this circle as well. Allow me to take some of the daunting challenges of autoimmune life off of your hands and provide guidance on how to proceed on your walk towards autoimmune wellness.
Marching in my hometown for the Women’s March 2017
Marching to the Phoenix capitol. Fund Education.
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First, I want to start out by saying that I was inspired by this gluten-full post on spinach rolls by Shinta Simon. I pinned it months ago thinking, I want these so bad, but how do I make them gluten free? I decided I was just going to go with my typical 1:1 Bob’s RedContinue reading “Gluten Free Spinach – Mozzarella-Feta Rolls”
When I first went gluten free, I looked everywhere for a gluten free cinnamon roll. Preferably something similar to pillsbury that I just popped on a sheet pan and placed in the oven. But, alas, nothing. Later I looked at gluten free bakeries that began popping up in my state, but just about every placeContinue reading “Gluten & Dairy Free Cinnamon Rolls”
I’ve never been much of a snacker, you will rarely see me snacking on chips or crackers or anything like that. As a teenager the only thing I would purchase out of vending machines were poptarts, specifically strawberry poptarts. I know, not the healthiest choice, but it was a tasty one! I haven’t had aContinue reading “Gluten free + Dairy free Pop tarts”