Resources for Autoimmune Conditions
Whether you are have an Autoimmune Condition or want to learn more, you’ve come to the right place. I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (diagnosed after breast cancer), and I’ve suffered with chronic fatigue, joint pain, IBS, migraines, and more. I’ve been in the middle of the fight. Some days I’m still there. I get it. You feel alone. You feel like no one understands you. You not only suffer from your daily symptoms, but then you are on the receiving end of having an invisible illness that is difficult to explain. You are not alone. All are welcome here.
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About Holly Bertone
Holly Bertone is a Certified Natural Health Professional, and prides herself on providing a space that is open to all. No pressure. No judgement. Just accurate and safe information about living a cleaner and greener lifestyle.
The holidays aren’t always the Hallmark card ideal for many families. Add an autoimmune disease and additional restrictions into the mix, and it can cause extra undue stress to an already stressful time of year. Here are some great tips and ideas to help you manage your autoimmune condition during the holidays and to help you enjoy your time with family and friends.
Should you notify your employer about your AI condition and disability? Unfortunately, we don’t have a crystal ball to help us figure out the correct answer. I’m going to run through several scenarios that will help you to think through your answer, but the only one...
Are those with chronic illness at a greater risk of depression? What unique challenges do individuals in this population have over the population at large? I know what it's like to be sick. Every day. With no hope in sight for your health to improve. Whether it's...
Thriving in the Workplace with Autoimmune Disease
The #1 Amazon bestseller, Thriving in the Workplace with Autoimmune Disease is the first book ever to educate individuals specifically with autoimmune disease on their legal and disability rights in the workplace. The book was born out of author Holly Bertone’s personal and painful experience and lack of resources available specifically for individuals with autoimmune diseases. She walks you through the basics of navigating FMLA, EEO, reasonable accommodations, working with your boss, and then provides much needed resources to help you find that critical balance between taking care of your health and managing your symptoms at work.
Having an autoimmune condition or any other kind of invisible illness can be isolating. You may look and act totally fine on the outside, but you feel like your insides are slowly killing you and all you ever want to do is crawl under the covers and go to sleep.
It’s difficult enough for your family and spouse to understand what you are going through. It’s especially difficult in the workplace when your employer can’t “see” your condition and doesn’t understand why you are asking for flexibility or accommodations. You feel like no one understands. You feel like you have no voice.
This book is not going to tell you to give up and become a victim. The mission of this book is to empower you with knowledge so that you can rise above your illness and challenges and thrive both at home and in the workplace.
Books & Resources for Autoimmune Conditions
Work With Pink Fortitude
Holly Bertone of Pink Fortitude is available for speaking engagements, interviews, writing and quotes related to autoimmune and cancer topics. She is located in Alexandria, VA and is available to speak locally, nationally, and internationally to business and government organizations, associations, and industry events.
Cancer & Autoimmune Advocacy
Holly Bertone is on a mission to inspire those who have cancer and autoimmune conditions (and pretty much everyone she meets). Whether it’s being interviewed on some of the top health podcasts, advocating on behalf of her favorite organizations, writing for industry publications, or volunteering, Holly will never turn down an opportunity to educate and inspire others. Her benevolence, altruism, and philanthropy are contagious.
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