June is National Lipedema Awareness Month

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

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

Lipedema: 13 Reasons Keto Might Not Be Working For You

Are you questioning whether a ketogenic way of eating is right for you because you are not seeing the desired results? Or you are here because your progress has halted or plateaued? Or perhaps you have had a gap in your keto program and need pointers on how to get going and see results again?

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

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


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