I Am Really Glad To Be Back in Stride Again!

Dr. Harriette

Having issues with lymphedema (swelling) in my left arm. To help remedy that I’m down 30 lbs using keto and now going to get my arm wrapped to hopefully reduce its size. This last swelling was due to sunburn.


(Some research and anecdotal evidence suggest a ketogenic diet may also help those with Lymphedema.)


Anyway, after editing, adding a picture, and pressing POST. I panicked! 😱 I think the post went to my general FB page and not the closed group!


  • Why had I panicked? “What was I ashamed/embarrassed about?”
  • Was it that I didn’t want people to see what was going on with me now?”
  • I mean, “I’ve been wearing compression sleeves for a couple of years.


I’m still unclear, regarding my panic. But I decided, “It’s okay. It’s done & out there!” Then I couldn’t find the doggone post! Yep, it disappeared! So, I decided to write about it and post it on my blog site. Yep, the one I stopped in January of this year, but evidently – I’m starting again. 


For two years I posted every Thursday about Healing, Breast Cancer and Body Image at  Hwrichard.info This time may not be as frequent – once a month, every two weeks, or new and different topics. Who knows? 


What Counts?
I’m beginning again! So welcome back or if you’re new to the site, I’m glad you’re here also – buckle up! It’s gonna be an interesting ride.



“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.”  Dr. Martin Luther King


Check out Lymphedema Podcast for more information on Lymphedema.

DOCUMENTARY “The Disease They Call FAT” broadcasting FREE on Facebook
Catch it anytime – 24/7  until June 30th at 11:59 pm EST.
Lipedema The Disease They Call FAT Facebook group
note: a download of the PDF of the ebook is also available with the documentary and also FREE


Wednesday June 5 @ 8:30 am ESTLuxurious, Delicious, Decadent, Satisfying, Sumptuous and FABULOUS Keto – And Yes You Can Lose Weight and Reduce Pain and Swelling”

Thursday June 6 @ 8:00 pm EST – Catherine Seo, PhD
Topic: “How We Got Here – A Many Year Journey with Lipedema”

Friday June 7 @ 10:00 am EST – Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA
Topic: “The Ketogenic Solution for Lymphatic Disorders”

UPCOMING PROGRAMS (we are so excited about both of these programs)
Keto for Lipedema Worldwide Summit broadcasts June 21-30
40+ experts, physicians, researchers – SAVE THE DATES


Love ya,
Dr. Harriette

Feeling Good After I Completed My 3 Day Fast

Sometimes i just need to clear my mind. I think the song goes “Free your mind and the rest will follow” or did I make that up? 



It seems I’m always trying something new or going on a new adventure. This is an adventure I’ve been on before, but now it’s a bit different.

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Are you Sure you’re a Genuine Care Giver?

Photo by fotografierende from Pexels

What is it like being a caregiver when I was cared for so expertly? When I was a caregiver last month I realized – it’s really hard work! And it wasn’t that major big deal. I mean, my patient was mobile, just moving slowly and unable to lift heavy things.

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What Do You Think About Not Thinking?

As I prepared for the 1st day of school, I realized there was so much I wanted to share with my scholars. I am always too anxious & excited that whole first day!  I am unsure whether I’ll be able to answer all of their questions. Will I be clear? Will they enjoy the class? Will I have time to do all I want to do in class? Will they see psychology all around them? Yep, that last one’s my #1 goal! Read More

How Do You Know When to Chill?

When I start something new, I search for helpful information everywhere. Just as I was saying to myself, “Ok, I am going to try to stick to my Challenge for 30 days because the 60 days sounds like too much”, I found Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy You Program, which started this past Monday. (Day 24 for me.) Read More

Feeling Like I’m on Top of the World – NOT

It’s such a push-pull or approach-avoidance when you’re not feeling well and finally resign yourself to taking a self-care day.  I am usually moving so fast that I don’t take the time to rest. Today, however I need to stop and fight off this approaching cold.


This morning, after staying in bed for a couple of more hours I feel like I need to get up and do some work. But the pull is I am weak and tired. Too tired to perhaps get out but that is just the tiredness talking, right.


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Food for Thought

What we eat makes a difference! So today, let’s talk about food.

We know we can feel better when we eat the right food. 🥕🥗 We can heal with food. 🥙🍊🍎 We use it for celebrations 🎂 and sometimes we think we need food for comfort.🍕🍟

The real talk is, if we know what we should eat, why don’t we eat it?

What Counts?
What you choose. Here’s a look at one way of eating.

Vegan – Vegans to follow on Instagram

Mediterranean Mediterranean Diet here

Here’s more food for thought: Know Yourself song

Dr. Harriette