Are you experiencing
hair-loss or thinning
food or chemical intolerance
lower back pain
Are you experiencing symptoms of interstitial cystitis and other chronic illnesses?
Have you felt frustrated because no one seems to understand?
You need to know that you aren’t alone. There are answers!
One of root causes is chronic inflammation
Inflammation is the precursor to most disease with chronic inflammation playing a central role in a number of them including interstitial cystitis, arthritis, certain cancers, diabetes, asthma, Alzheimer’s and many more. Inflammation is part of our body’s immune response and its purpose is to defend us against pathogens. Unlike acute inflammation which resolves within a few days (such as the flu), chronic inflammation can persist for months or even years due to an inability to eradicate the offender. Unfortunately, this may result in organ damage and can be extremely taxing on a number of systems. Being that the body internally integrated, symptoms of inflammation are often widespread and the only way to deal with it head-on is to get to the root of it all.
There are 5 root causes to autoimmune conditions and diseases: leaky gut, diet, toxins, infections, and stress. Taking control of each of these causes eases the burden on your immune system and helps to restore optimal function. I understand the frustration and anxiety of IC, and the truth is, that there is hope in returning to a normal and healthy life.
In my book “How I Got My Life Back,”
I share my journey as well as provide a blueprint to dealing with IC head-on.
Learn how adjustments to diet and lifestyle, the incorporation of physical therapy, and the use of high-quality supplements led the way to reversing my symptoms. This step-by-step guide reveals how you can benefit from a metabolic detox, change your diet, heal your gut, reduce your toxic burden, heal your infections, reduce stress, and support genetic variants.
About the author:
My name is Elisabeth Yaotani and I was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis in 2006 at the age of 29. I spent more than a decade in debilitating pain trying to manage my symptoms, but my health grew worse. It wasn’t until a decade later that I made diet and lifestyle changes that my symptoms began to lessen. Intrigued by the idea that perhaps I have more control over my health than I realized, I began to research the role that genetics, inflammation and immunity, proper supplementation, diet, pelvic floor physical therapy, and even overall lifestyle play in an individual’s wellbeing. Shortly after implementing changes my flares became rare and I was able to improve other chronic health conditions, returning to a pain-free life.
In How I Got My Life Back, I collaborated with integrative doctor Patricia Deckert, D.O., naturopathic doctor Cassie Jones, N.M.D, and integrative and functional nutritionist Brianne Thornton, MS, RD. This book provides a comprehensive guide that will not only give you the information and insight but a blueprint so that you can begin working toward addressing IC and autoimmunity head-on.
The heart and passion behind IC Wellness
I carry a genuine burden for those in the IC community. No one should have to endure the agonizing pain and isolation that often comes with such a diagnosis. My heart is to see you overcome this debilitating condition and get back to enjoying the life you were meant to live. I founded IC Wellness with you in mind. It serves as an online community and resource so that you are empowered to take control of your health. Whether you are looking for resources, recipes, community, or support we’ve got you covered. I even started the IC Wellness Podcast this year so that you can stay up to date and well informed on all thing’s IC related.
The road to reversing IC symptoms involves changes in diet and I know that this can be a challenge for many. To help with these changes, I have written the companion book:
The recipes in my book are clean and anti-inflammatory and serve to restore balance to the body without compromising on taste.
My desire to make this road easier allowed me to partner with nutritionist Brianne Thornton MS, RD. Together we bring you over 70 nutritious, and delicious recipes that center around eating clean and the healthiest options for those with IC and autoimmunity.
Each recipe has been carefully selected to address IC as well as laying a foundation for improved health. To address the nuances of personal taste and specific needs, we have even created a substitution list that lets you customize each recipe. How great is that?
Ultimately I want to bring about real and lasting change in your life. How I Got My Life Back and The Complete IC Diet Cookbook provide tried-and-tested strategies to help anyone seeking to win their own battle with chronic illness along with the hope of a better tomorrow.
Be prepared to take control of your health and reclaim your life. Choosing these books is the best proactive choice that you will make and will act as a step-by-step guide from someone that has been where you are.
My Journey With Interstitial Cystitis