TFID and Chronic Illnesses

  1. Mary says:


    Thank you for this. My disordered eating began in childhood, but it intensified over the last few years. I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease as well as thyroid cancer and had to have my thyroid removed. As a person absolutely petrified with weight gain, having my thyroid removed literally sent me into a wild panic. I immediately vowed to omit every carb I could. I even eliminated fruit completely. I was eating 3 eggs and 4oz of plain ground meat daily. I lost 50 lbs in 3 mos and my hair began to fall out in huge chunks. It’s funny because I was convinced the hair loss was due to my thyroid- nothing at all to do with starving myself! Anyways- my bingeing really escalated after this period of starvation and I have felt so OUT OF CONTROL. I recently gave in, threw my hands up and surrendered. I’m done. The f*ck it diet has literally saved my sanity. I am SO grateful. I have a lot of work to do, but I feel like I have seriously had an epiphany! I am so appreciative of you and your work! Sorry this comment is so long!
    Thanks again, Caroline – I think you’re amazing ❤

  2. Laura says:

    I’m confused about “I slept better” and “I still suffered from insomnia.”

    • Caroline says:

      What I meant was: less insomnia, but not completely better. You can sleep better but still have insomnia! Does that make more sense?

  3. Sarah Laws says:

    Can you give me the name of the natural doctor you used? I’d be interested in seeing her for myself.

    • Caroline says:

      Hi Sarah! I started working with Dr. Christine Schaffner, who trained with and worked with Dr. Klinghardt at the Sophia Health Institute and I live across the country from her, so I have phone consults with her. I also started working with someone near me who trained with Dr. Klinghardt as well. Their specific view on chronic health issues really resonates with me. I would mention your need to not have a focus on diet, if that’s important to you.

  4. Dee says:

    This really resonated with me, thanks so much for sharing. I have been obsessing over food as it relates to health (vs weight) for a long time and would love to give it up. But what about when your health issue is explicitly gut-related (e.g. SIBO, candida, etc) and it seems harder to make the “diet doesn’t matter” argument?