When AIP Breaks Your Heart
Today is my daughter's birthday. She's delightful and strong and ornery and every good thing that a 10 year old should be. So, when she chose a national chain restaurant for her birthday dinner and I had to say "no, I can't eat anything there," or at her second choice either, AIP broke my heart.
There are so many occasions when we find ourselves on this journey not being able to walk it with those who are close to us. We want to join in on the celebrations, the camaraderie of going out ...
When you are transitioning to Paleo or AIP Paleo from a standard American diet (SAD), one of the most difficult meals to reconfigure is breakfast. We've all grown up with cereal, toast, pancakes, muffins, waffles, etc., etc. Breakfast seems to be almost entirely grain-based, with the possible exception of a slice of bacon, ham or sausage here or there along with a fried egg. Add in the milk, cheese and coffee and pretty much everything around breakfast becomes something you realize you ...
Mourning Foods You Love(d)
Mourning Foods You Love(d)
If you’ve read my story, you know that I’ve been gluten free for about 15 years. I had developed severe abdominal pain and was visiting the restroom multiple times a day with horrible diarrhea. I know, TMI, but if you’re dealing with autoimmunity, you must begin to understand that how your gut works, which involves poop, is critical to regaining your health.
Since then I’ve removed even more foods to combat the various other autoimmune conditions in ...
Avocado Ice Cream
When you remove dairy from your diet, as well as sugar, well, it seems like the days of enjoying a bowl of ice cream are over.
Not true! Avocado based ice cream is a fantastic alternative that you can make easily. Once you have the basic recipe down, you can make all sorts of additions and flavors that you really enjoy. Let me know what some of your favorite flavors of avocado ice cream are. I like pineapple-lime. It's almost like a pina colada!
The Connection Between Food and Autoimmunity
Well, obviously. Nothing like stating the obvious, right?
But, if you have an autoimmune condition, it adds an extra measure of importance.
I have Celiac disease (I HATE the word disease by the way). So it was clear from the beginning of my autoimmune struggles that food was a critical piece of it. My body was developing antibodies against itself, ruining my intestines as a result. Enter a gluten free diet and I felt better.
Until I felt worse again. And ...
Memorial Day Survival Guide
We all have them, holidays that for one reason or another just don't work for us. Whether it's awkward family get-togethers, expectations that we don't live up to, or that others don't live up to, for some reason it's a holiday that can bring those all to the fore.
Officially it is meant for us to remember those who died serving our country. My father and father-in-law are both veterans and I thank God each of them survived their war experiences and know that there are many ...