The Caffeine Revelation

Okay, so I’m sitting here feeling a little bit like an idiot and I’ll tell you why. You see .. I used to be a big tea drinker .. At least 2 cups a day .. But since I got sick I’ve barely been able to choke down half a cup of any one of…

AIP – How Long Is This Going To Take?

I’ve been having a hard time wrapping my head around my AIP (Auto Immune Protocol) situation some days. Granted it’s not that difficult to understand, but what my Functional MD set out for me as a plan is a little different, and I’ve also been restricted to “cooked” vegetables instead of “raw” … so that’s…

Dairy-Free AIP Alfredo – WOW!

Ok – since I’ve been doing a lot of whining lately I thought maybe I’d “treat” myself to a more indulgent dinner and decided to make this Paleo Alfredo with Caramelized Leeks & Bacon. It’s a little more time consuming than throwing a couple of salmon fillets in the oven, but it’s a rich and delicious…

GUT SUPPORTING ICED TEA

I’ve been having a hard time finding something to drink – other than water – on this AIP Diet, so running across this recipe put a smile on my face 🙂 I love me a good iced tea, so I’ll be trying this one very soon. Health Benefits Pau d’arco| packed with nutrients, including iron, calcium,…

Bone Broth for Digestive Health

It’s not only a soup kind of day, but a soup kind of week – feels like it’ll never stop raining! Therefore – time to make more gut-healing bone broth! Bone broth is one of the latest crazes .. you can even find it in stores now, pre-made in the freezer section or bottled and…

The Blood Type Diet & Lectins – What’s The Deal?

I started researching The Blood Type Diet after my ND suggested I check which foods could be potential problems for my specific blood type. First of all, what is it? The basic idea of “Eat Right for Your Blood Type” – by Naturopathic Practitioner, Dr. D’Adamo, is this… D’Adamo claims that the foods you eat…

Gut-Friendly Golden Milk

A few months ago when I was feeling really rotten and didn’t even know what was wrong with me yet, I  decided to try this recipe that I’d seen a million times with the Turmeric craze sweeping the food nation. (NOTE: there are a lot of Golden Milk recipes out there, but this one seems…

Autoimmune Protocol (AIP)

The Beginners Guide to the Autoimmune Protocol Autoimmune disorders include hundreds of medical conditions that are due to the body’s own immune system attacking its own organs. For example, thyroiditis is an attack on the thyroid gland, Crohn’s disease attacks the gastrointestinal system, multiple sclerosis attacks the nervous system, and lupus primarily attacks the kidneys. One…

Milk Does NOT Do A Body Good

With dairy on the NO-GO list for those with autoimmune disease and EGE/EGID I thought I’d share this information here since the topic keeps coming up in my world. We went dairy-free late last year after I felt this might be one of my trigger foods, and after watching “Milk?” – a documentary that talked about…

Behold … Holy Royal Basil!

Okay – I think this is a good sign … I’m actually starting to get interested in food again (hubby will be happy)! Chatting with my sister the other day she mentioned that her son never seems to be that interested in pasta … other than KD (cringe). She thinks there may be something to…

Gut-Healing Gummy Snacks

Trying to get back to normal and checking some of my healthy eating news I ran across a couple of gut-healing gummy snack recipes that I need to try .. and figured I should share here (so now I’ve started a “Food & Recipes” category on the blog)!  NOTE: I’ve copied the recipes below in case…

Nutiva

As promised, here’s the information I’d saved about the plant-based protein drink that Wellness Mama recommended. I’m very glad I saved her email from January 12, 2017 – Thank you Wellness Mama! (I hope you don’t mind me sharing it here) I Never Thought I’d Say This … A Plant Protein I Love Over the…