Chronically Healthy is an online community of people with invisible illnesses. We live in a world where it’s assumed if you can’t see it, it must not exist. This community is a place filled with love, health, happiness, and education. We're the first to admit, chronic illness sucks, but we promise you, you can feel better than you do right now.
We aim to bring light and positivity–with a healthy dose of realism–to something that has the potential for so much darkness.
Health Counselor & Holistic Nutritionist
Emily is the founder of Chronically Healthy. She grew up with type one diabetes, always knowing that another autoimmune diagnosis was extremely likely. At 18, she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis after getting x-rays done for what she thought was a broken foot. At the initial diagnosis appointment, Emily was handed a prescription for weekly chemotherapy and told to take Vicodin as needed. One month of this treatment plan was as horrible as it sounds, and Emily quickly realized she was not truly living anymore, and her illnesses had completely taken over her life.
Months of research resulted in a complete lifestyle overhaul which lead to a life free of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Emily life's mission is to help others like her realize that a diagnosis is not a death sentence, but a chance to become your happiest and healthiest self.
Creative Lead & Food Nerd
Sarah has been a part of Chronically Healthy since the beginning, when she created the logo in exchange for a Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) winter care kit. She’s a designer who’s excited to partner with positive and mission-driven companies, turning ideas into reality. Sarah enjoys spending time on farms through work-exchange programs and loves talking with people who grow food biodynamically. Believing that eating well shouldn’t break the bank, she believes reading about food, making food, and sharing food is almost as important as eating food.
Sarah is very interested in people, where they come from, and what makes them tick. While working on Chronically Healthy, she’s realized how many people are either working through an invisible illness of their own, or know someone who is affected.