Greetings Earthling, I’m Kris.

I’m a motivated and driven dreamer who is striving to find enough energy in life to accomplish the things I want to do.

I deal with the daily issues that come with having Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.  That’s a fancy name for something that means that my body is trying to attack my thyroid and treating it like a foreign object.  The symptoms are numerous, but the one I am focusing on in this site is lack of energy. 

I am chronicling my findings as I work through each “recommendation” I find online.  Some of them seem like total fluff, and some have been incredibly life changing. 

After YEARS of doing what the traditional doctors said to do… take my synthetic thyroid hormone pill every day… I’ve decided to go on a quest to increase my energy and become healthier so I can actually participate in life instead of sleep constantly and drag myself around like a wet blanket everywhere I go.

This is NOT about losing weight.  Although I do believe being overweight comes with it’s own health concerns, I feel strongly that the media, and advertising has been manipulating women into thinking beauty is something that none of us can accomplish unless we wear heavy makeup (eff contouring!), high heels, and spanks.

I think people are unique BECAUSE of their flaws and differences, not in spite of them.  I can see how all kinds of media and advertising have made women and men feel terrible about their scars, fat rolls, skin colors, gender identities, height, weight, and any distinctive feature you can think of.

I feel strongly that dieting culture is one that tortures women and honestly, keeps us from accomplishing things because we are so worried about each calorie we consume.  If you don’t believe me, next time you are at a social function, pay attention to how much the topic of dieting and food comes up between the women and not the men.

If you are interested in what I have to say, please keep reading and comment often.  Ask questions if you like and let me know if there’s something you’d like to chat about.

P.S. I love science fiction, so you are guaranteed to see some geekery happening here and there.  If you are Friend of Desoto, please let me know.

DISCLOSURE: I am NOT a doctor and I am not telling anyone that they should do any of what I have done.  I am merely telling you what I have implemented that has worked for me.  I highly recommend you do your own research and check with your doctors before implementing any course of action on this site.  Everything I have tried has been at my own risk.  Any of the strategies that you try is your responsibility to research and take proper safety precautions before implementing.