Support, understanding, shared experiences.
So many of us with lipedema struggle alone with doctors and family who don't understand about lipedema, or even worse, don't believe us.
Our TRIBE Community creates a safe space to learn, to find what's right for you and your body. You can manage lipedema and live your best life.
You are not alone!
How often in your life have you needed help for having fat arms, hips, legs, about your body but don't know what to do?
What about times that you have been in so much pain... and not known where to go or who to turn to?
The gap between your current health journey and the best quality of life with lipedema cannot be filled by knowledge alone.
We created the Lipedema TRIBE Community so you can enrich your life, learn about these chronic conditions, and connect with others to offer and receive support.
Simply, we have your back!
Enrollment for our Lipedema TRIBE Community membership is now open for a week for you to take advantage of this opportunity.
Are you ready to up your level of engagement, self-love, self-compassion for yourself? Are you ready to receive support and love from others who truly understand what you are going through - and can offer support, encouragement, and answers from their own personal experiences?
Whether you choose to be very active, or stay quietly in the background and just observe, we welcome you to come and find what you need.
Knowledge is Powerful
We have spent the past several years developing and implementing the MASTERCLASS series of webinars, online classes, and support groups.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWERFUL. We've learned how to help ourselves and each other. Our TRIBE Community is the best of what we have learned, available to you, at your own convenience to watch videos, listen to podcasts, and meet with us on LIVE meetings.
Community is Nurturing
Connect with each other, our Lipedema TRIBE Community has valuable insights and feedback. Share your successes and challenges. Find answers to your questions.
Our community is supportive, encouraging, and kind. We have each other's back. This is a safe space for each of us. We ask for a gentle and respectful approach from all. Our social connections help bring a new dimension to our healing process.
Mentoring is Supportive
Our mentors, faculty, and staff are here to support you. We have monthly LIVE Q&A sessions, and our private online support group (CIRCLE) for asking questions and discussion, We have been facilitating and coaching specific to lipedema, lymphedema, lymphatic and fat disorders for over 10 years.
We are here to help you so you can optimally help yourself live your best life and move beyond lipedema and its limitations.
Our Faculty, Coaches, & Mentors are Here to Help
Catherine Seo, PhD. Founder & CEO, Lipedema Simplified & The Lipedema Project
Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA. President, The Lipedema Project & Director of Research, Lymphatic Instructor, Occupational Therapist
Gail Straker, BA Ed. Director of Coaching, Keto & Fasting Coach, & Community Manager
Siobhan Huggins. Research Specialist & Board Member, The Lipedema Project
Matthew Carmody, MD. Medical Advisor for Lipedema Simplified, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, Internal Medicine Physician Practitioner, Researcher, and Primary Care Physician from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Dr. Carmody is a Lipedema and Obesity medicine lecturer and actively designing enhanced approaches to lipedema and obesity for primary care providers. He meets with our TRIBE community in small groups regularly for Fireside Chats as well as offering webinars, MasterClass, and medical consulting to our research projects.
Our Coaching Collaborative
(left to right) Adie, Bryan, Carrie, Faranak & Veronica
Adrien "Adie" MacKenzie, LMT, CLT-LANA
Massage & Lymphedema Therapist | USA
Bryan Hayward, BS, ChE
Pain Management Specialist | USA
Carrie Reedy, BHSc (Nut Med) FNLP
Functional Nutrition & Keto Coaching | Australia
LCHF/Ketogenic Nutrition & Treatment Specialist | South Africa
Veronica Rodriguez, CLT
CDT & Lymphatic Consulting | USA
"To me, TRIBE is an education platform for lipedema and lymphedema. It is so helpful to know there are other ladies who may also have these symptoms and listen to their experiences. TRIBE is also a support for our feelings and to know we are not the only person to feel as we do. I am grateful to be part of this wonderful organization and to be invited to attend the many offerings held each week and month. If I can not attend at the time a meeting is held there are always reruns!"
New Jersey, USA
"This disease is not for the faint hearted. It takes persistence to do the things we need to do to manage this condition. Sharing my story, offering help to others and having a place to ask questions can make a big difference in living with lipedema."
"TRIBE means so much to me. I found I was not alone, and others had some of the same issues that I had. We support and learn from each other.
Because of the TRIBE, I made it through COVID! I was very isolated from my family and friends.
I love our schmooze time before and after Miranda. We talk, laugh and learn. TRIBE is my safe place to talk freely."
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Our Lipedema TRIBE Community creates a safe space to learn, to connect, to find what's right for you and your body. You can manage lipedema and other chronic conditions. You can find a lipedema home here. We are here for you. We have your back.
NOW is your time to live you best life!