Kerry Fleckenstein, Therapeutic Lifestyle Recovery Coach
6:04 am



Most people who have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s will have some or all of the symptoms of acid reflux, nutrient deficiencies, anemia, intestinal permeability, food sensitivities, gum disorders and hypoglycemia in addition to the “typical” hypothyroid symptoms such as weight gain, cold intolerance, hair loss, fatigue and constipation.

This is because the body winds up stuck in a chronic state of immune system overload, adrenal fatigue, and gut dysbiosis (permeability).  This leads to impaired digestion, inflammation, and thyroid hormone release abnormalities.

This cycle will continue causing more and more symptoms until it is disrupted and something intervenes and breaks the cycle apart.

Unfortunately, simply adding thyroid supplement to the mix will not result in full recovery for most thyroid patients. Additionally, supporting just the thyroid may weaken the adrenals and immune balance, which will in turn perpetuate the vicious cycle.   A new diet and certain lifestyle changes have to occur. 

We need to start with removing triggers, and follow with repairing the other broken systems to allowing the body to rebuild itself. If you have Hashimoto's, you may have noticed that stress is particularly difficult to manage. For example, what may have been stressful but manageable five years ago, now leaves you in bed for a week. When we are out of homeostasis our stress response is much more amplified and it takes longer to return to a healthier state. When Hashimoto's is triggered into action in our body, we have it for the rest of our lives. The first step to managing Hashimoto's and becoming more resilient is calming down our over-reactive physiology to reduce the amount of stress and destruction.

By the time someone has developed Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, the body has been out of whack for quite sometime and cannot get back into balance by itself.

So a plan…  Nourish your body the right way, nourish your soul, manage your stress.


Kerry Fleckenstein, Therapeutic Lifestyle Recovery Coach
8:23 pm

2017 - Year one!


Odds are that you or someone you know is making a New Year’s resolution to be healthier in 2017. While many people make this promise to themselves each year, it seems that many of us don’t succeed. How do we change that?   Well let’s see…I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I believe in constant manifestation of positive energy, thoughts and goals.  I believe in the universe and the “law of attraction.”  I do think setting goals, having a start date, (and maybe an end date) are always good guidelines to having or manifesting a happy, healthy, life. 

When practicing manifestation, make sure to stay committed to the goal of feeling good first and attracting stuff second. Continue to remind yourself that when you feel good you energetically attract goodness into your life. When your primary function is to be happy or at peace, then whatever comes to you is irrelevant. Happiness and or peace is your first goal.  The real meaning behind your manifestation.

Clarity is of the utmost importance when it comes to manifesting your desires. You must have clear intentions for what you want to call in; otherwise, you can manifest a lot of what you don’t want. Focus on what you desire, then make a list of all that goes along with it. If you’re getting clear about the job you want, make a list of all the things about the job that make you happy: the office, the people, the salary, etc. If you want to manifest a healthy relationship, get clear about what this looks like to you.  It’s okay to want what you want. 

Take your clear intention and spend time every day sitting in the feeling of what it is that you desire. You might access the feeling through meditation or doing a form of exercise you love. Let the thought inform the feeling and let the feeling take over your energy. The more you feel the feeling of what you desire, the more you believe it's on the way. From a metaphysical perspective, if you believe it, then it's already here. So, make time for contemplating, thinking,

Through practice you will get clear and feel happier, more at ease and the process will be healing and powerful.  It will lead to a deep inner knowing that you're right where you need to be. In time, the Universe catches up with your energy and your desires come into form. This process of allowing the manifestation to follow your internal faith is the true process of co-creation. 

This is important now because in numerology, the year 2017 is back to year one.  Meaning, the universal years go in 9 year cycles.  2016 ended a 9-year cycle.  Who felt that this was a bad year?  Was it a year of letting go?  Cleaning house?  Change?

This…today… is a new beginning.  The seeds you plant now will grow your harvest for the next 9 years.   Whatever your beliefs are,  “what you sow, you reap.”  Think about what you want, how you want it to feel and start manifesting!