About Invisible Illness: An Insider’s Guide to Eliminating Overwhelm and Rediscovering the Path to Health and Happiness with an Autoimmune Disease
Invisible Illness is the inspiring account of a mother and researcher’s journey with an autoimmune disease, weaving together personal stories and science to shed light on eliminating overwhelm and rediscovering health and happiness.
Today, over 24 million Americans (more than 7% of the population) suffer from the pain and discomfort of an autoimmune disease—and the prevalence is rising. Whether the illness is rheumatoid arthritis, Addison’s disease, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or ulcerative colitis; and whether the sufferer is a colleague, a friend, a family member, or you, these diseases have an impact on just about every one of us.
Heather Hausenblas’s son was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 16. Overwhelmed and all-consumed with grief at the thought of her son suffering with a chronic “incurable” disease this began her journey into understanding this disease, healing her son, and ultimately discovering what true health means. Integrating personal experiences and struggles with hundreds of research studies, Hausenblas reveals that we have the power to regain and maintain a vibrate, healthy, and happy life.
She offers hard-earned wisdom, science-backed solutions, and simple tips and recipes for health and happiness. This is her case study of an autoimmune disease, from unhealthy to healthy, and its reach into the often overlooked behavioral and environmental sides of wellness.