Health Psychology Expert and Award-Winning Researcher Heather Hausenblas, PhD, Presents Invisible Illness: A Journey From Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis To Healthy, Happy Living

The comprehensive guide is designed to help you eliminate overwhelm and rediscover health and happiness, whether you’re living with an autoimmune disease or simply want to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

OCTOBER 2021—When her son was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 16, health psychology expert and award-winning researcher Heather Hausenblas, PhD, was forced to rediscover what it means to live a healthy, happy life. The result is Invisible Illness, a guide to reducing overwhelm while living with an autoimmune disease, complete with advice, helpful tips, emotional support and nutritious recipes that anyone can use on their personal health journey.

Shortly after its publication in August 2021, Invisible Illness became the No. 1 new release in 15 different categories on It earned glowing reviews from health experts, parents of sick children, people suffering from autoimmune diseases, and those who simply want to live healthier lives. 

Following the narrative of her son’s Crohn’s disease diagnosis to his eventual remission, Hausenblas sheds light on the rarely-discussed obstacles associated with autoimmune diseases, shares ways to find relief through lifestyle and dietary changes, and provides resources where readers can learn more and begin to implement the tips provided in the book. Invisible Illness isn’t just for those living with an autoimmune disease; packed with information and scientific studies on a wide range of topics like food, journaling, exercise and more, Hausenblas’ straightforward, actionable advice is for anyone who wants to change their life for the better. 

Invisible Illness is a compilation of everything I wish I had known when my son Tommy was first diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I hope that by condensing and simplifying what I’ve learned, I will help others eliminate overwhelm when going through a similar experience. I want readers to know that they have the power to reclaim and maintain their health or the health of someone they love. Whether you’re suffering from a serious health condition or just want to have more energy during the day, this book will help you on your wellness journey,” Hausenblas said.

Invisible Illness is currently sold on The AudioBook version will be available beginning in November 2021

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Heather Hausenblas, PhD, believes we can all have healthy and happy lives—and we can get there through our behaviors. She is a health psychology expert, award-winning researcher, and author. When Heather’s not walking the family dog, cooking with natural ingredients, watching her sons play sports and exercising outdoors with friends, she’s researching wellness. She’s a health and science nut—it’s her career, hobby and passion. She resides in Jacksonville, FL with her husband and three boys. Visit to learn more.