The December Lipedema Patient Roundtable had a festive air as the regular panelists presented their “Secret Santa Poems” to each other and The Lippy Butterfly, Angelique Charles, moved us all with a rendition of Silent Night. In between? Plenty of lipedema conversation, including the juxtaposition of movement and mindfulness, and an enlightening discussion about obesogens, which are chemicals that could influence or promote obesity in humans or animals. These are found in everyday household items like food containers, toys, cookware, personal care products, cleaning agents and medical supplies. Linda Anne Kahn and Siouxie Boshoff shared their extensive research on this important topic and how to reduce exposure to obesogens, which is pertinent to everyone – not just the lipedema population.
It was Pale Ginger Pear‘s birthday and she shared details about her final, just-completed surgery. Special guest Kasi Grosvenor gave a recap of her experience offering the patients’ perspective at the 2022 Lipedema Foundation Research Workshop. With so much forward motion in the area of research, the panel enthusiastically supported inviting the Lipedema Foundation’s Chief Science Officer Guy Eakin to the January 2023 Roundtable… and April Sluder will also visit to discuss her collaboration with Pattie Cornute on mindfulness and movement.
The evening ended with resolutions for the new year, and encouragement to “let love in.”
The Lipedema Patient Roundtable was created by Lympha Press to support lipedema patients as they manage their condition. Host Brenda Viola said it this way: “Lympha Press offers a product that helps tremendously. The Optimal Plus is a powerful tool for women with lipedema, but because we care, we wanted to offer these patients support beyond our pneumatic compression therapy.” To find out more about the Optimal Plus for lipedema, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy holidays and merry everything to all from Lympha Press and the Lipedema Patient Roundtable!