If you struggle with fat, especially disproportionately distributed on your thighs, butt, hips, maybe upper arms, and you've efforted to reduce to no avail, you might have a fat disorder called lipedema (lipoedema in Europe). This site is dedicated to raising awareness and offering education about this little-known and generally misdiagnosed disease. We hope you find answers here.
I'm Catherine Seo, PhD. I founded Lipedema Simplifed LLC in 2013 to try and find answers. It's been an amazing and miraculous journey that I am profoundly grateful for. This website is about my personal journey and discovery with lipedema...
...and trying to piece together a complex puzzle.
It is also about our shared journey . . .
. . . and sharing treatment, resources and research . . .
Your Body's Own Wisdom
"There is no hospital or medical school or doctor on earth that has the wisdom or intelligence of your own body. If you learn to listen to your own body, you will have health that no doctor, hospital or medicine can provide.
Your body will tell you what and how much you should eat, how you should exercise, when you should rest and what you should do to heal any illness that you got before you began really listening to your body.
Stop putting all your faith in doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. And start putting it where it belongs - in the miraculous healing being that is your own body.
Reclaim your authority over you." ~Peter Cutler
Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.