Sharing Mother’s Day with Chronic Illness

Sharing Mother’s Day with Chronic Illness

My daughter made me cry today. At school. In front of everyone. They had their Mother’s Day Liturgy and all the parents and carers were gathered in the school hall. One of the benefits of a small school, is that every child gets to have a say.  Literally.  Each...
Hashimoto’s & the Hazardous Halides

Hashimoto’s & the Hazardous Halides

What do fluoride, chlorine and brominated sodas have to do with Hashimoto’s? And why should you care? If you cast your memory back to High School Chemistry class, you might vaguely remember the Periodic Table of the Elements.  You know the one, Hydrogen, Helium,...
Chicken Pesto Pasta – Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Chicken Pesto Pasta – Gluten Free, Dairy Free

When you change your diet to dairy free, it’s easy to think that beautiful creamy sauces will have to become a long and distant memory. The good news is, it’s actually quite easy to still impart a rich creamy texture into your dairy free meals.  My two...
Keeping Track of Appointments

Keeping Track of Appointments

The 6 P’s for Working Well with your Doctor: Part 3 – Keeping Track of Appointments How often have you lost your appointment card? You know the ones, the little business cards they give you with the time and date for your next appointments? Or worse still, a...
What Your Poo is Telling You!

What Your Poo is Telling You!

The 6 P’s for Working Well with your Doctor: Part 2 – The Poo Diary Last week we talked about keeping a Symptom Diary and how it can help you to identify patterns and triggers to your chronic illness. Today, we are talking Poo. Yes really! And no, not cute and...
Why You Need a Symptom Diary for your Hashimoto’s

Why You Need a Symptom Diary for your Hashimoto’s

The 6 P’s for Working Well with your Doctor: Part 1 – The Symptom Diary   In the first two posts about getting organised to make living with chronic illness easier, I spoke about keeping track of medications and making them a bit more palatable to...
Hearty Asian Noodle Soup

Hearty Asian Noodle Soup

This noodle soup is an absolute favourite in our house. We would have it at least once a week – year round! I make a big pot of stock / bone broth (get the recipe here) every weekend which gives us about 3 litres to get us through the week. In winter, my kids...