About Mel Phipps

I'm a work-a-holic turned wife and mom who struggled for years only to discover that hashimoto's was what I was dealing with. I'm a wellness advocate and blogger helping those through my journey and discoveries.

Here Fishy Fishy…. #6

“What the Heck Should I Eat?” ~ Mark Hyman Fish!!! I am a HUGE fan. I love to eat it and I also work with a friend to breed pet Betta fish! I have 4 aquariums in my house and Continue reading Here Fishy Fishy…. #6

Dairy and it’s Swirling Controversy #5

“What the Heck Should I Eat” by Mark Hyman Dairy. It’s a bit of an issue at my house. Do we love it or hate it? The simple answer; yes. Here is a bit about my house and our relationship Continue reading Dairy and it’s Swirling Controversy #5


“What the Heck Should I Eat” ~Mark Hyman Hello!!! Today we are going to chat about chicken…. My kids could live on nuggets and some of my adult friends too! How about at your house? Before we get into this Continue reading CHICKEN, EGG, or EGG, CHICKEN… #4

… I Digress …. and MEAT #3

“What the Heck Should I Eat” Mark Hyman So. I wrote this really long detailed post about how Dr. Mark Myman addresses the current culture and perspective on meat. How it is safe, how saturated and trans fats have gotten Continue reading … I Digress …. and MEAT #3

“The sad truth is that much of what we eat is not really food.” #2

“What the Heck Should I Eat” ~Mark Hyman Mind. Blown. If we aren’t eating food then what are we eating?“Every bite you take is a powerful opportunity to CREATE HEALTH or to PROMOTE DISEASE.” Mark Hyman Let that hit you… Continue reading “The sad truth is that much of what we eat is not really food.” #2

What SHOULD we eat? #1

“What the Heck Should I Eat?!” By Mark Hyman #1 Food. It’s a four letter word to some…. If food is one of the best ways to address autoimmune disease inflammation (hint: it is), then what on earth is safe Continue reading What SHOULD we eat? #1

I was just diagnosed with Hashimoto’s… Now what?

A friend of mine messaged me a few weeks ago. She saw my personal Facebook victory post about bringing down my antibodies and about my TSH being so low that I could back off on my thyroid hormone pills.

Achalasia an Autoimmune Disease?

I was made aware of an illness on my husbands side of the family this week. An 18 year old suffering greatly from Achalasia. The online definition through Google is “a condition in which the muscles of the lower part Continue reading Achalasia an Autoimmune Disease?