June is National Lipedema Awareness Month

Lipedema (or Lipoedema as it is spelled in the European community) is a progressive chronic disease of fat tissue that affects more than 11% woman and less than 1% of men worldwide. This adipose tissue disorder is characterized by bilateral symmetrical swelling of the legs, thighs and hips.  While the upper torso usually remains the

13 Strategies for Improved Health and Weight Loss [Lipedema]

There are no miracle diets, pills or strategies for making unwanted weight disappear, nor to cure your chronic illnesses, such as Lipedema or Lipo-Lymphedema. Having said that, there are ways to dramatically improve your health in the areas of pain management, weight loss, and positive self-care. In my article I will outline 13 Strategies for

Best Christmas Present Ever!

This has been the best Christmas present ever to myself!  It is my first personal update on my fight to regain my health.  As many of you know I have severe stage 4 Lipo-Lymphedema along with Celiac Disease, MCAS, POTS, IBS, osteoarthritis, and leaky gut.  I’ve had three recent kidney stone attacks and also believe

KEEP FIGHTING For Your Life!

To All My Lippy Sisters, Today I feel compelled to write this story to help others understand the true nature of this lipedema disease and the devastating effects in can have on someone’s life.  I know many of you can relate to all, if not most, of the aspects of this disease that diminish not

Lipedema Simplified Training

Webinar Catherine Seo, PhD, founded Lipedema Simplifed LLC in 2013 to try and find answers about her abnormal weight and body size issues.  Sound familiar?  In addition to great information you can find here, Catherine has provided a MasterClass: Beyond Lipedema Webinar training on the Lipedema Simplified website to help fellow Lipedema sufferers find answers

BMI Doesn’t Work for Lipedema

This is an questionable area of concern that is used by clinicians to determine your eligibility for medical treatment and products.  I am talking about the use of the Body Mass Index (BMI), a measure of your height to weight ratio  which attempts to calculate whether you are underweight, overweight or in a normal healthy

My Story With Lipedema

Welcome to my Lipedema story!  If you are reading this you probably have or suspect you might have Lipedema. If you suspect you have Lipedema please read the other information on my site on how to recognize, diagnose and treat your Lipedema as soon as possible!  Starting treatment early is paramount to halting the progression
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