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

Coping With Lipedema While Caregiving

I am back after a long and quite unexpected hiatus!!! To say the year 2020 was a year like none other is quite the understatement! Never would I have predicted all the twists and turns life took for my family and me. In this post I would like to offer an unique perspective on “Coping

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

Compassion Focused and Energy Healing Therapies [Lipedema]

Exercise is one great way to help tone essential muscles and stimulate lymphatic fluid movement. Did you know there are therapies or exercises we can use to help our emotional and spiritual self handle the devastating demands Lipedema and Lipo-Lymphedema can place on our bodies? In this article we will explore some compassion focused and

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

Morbidly Obese Weight Loss Story Update – 95 Pounds Down!

I can't believe I am actually saying this, but I have successfully lost over 70 more pounds these past eight months on my quest for better health!!!  I have never lost more than about 20 pounds before, and that was lymph fluid not fat.  While I still have more than 200 pounds more to go,

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