Category : Health

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Did you know that in the US, currently there is not a requirement for food products to be labeled if genetically modified ingredients (GMO) were used? If you find this concerning, there are options available to help us be informed buyers.  You can select items that have this label (NON-GMO Project Informed label). There is …
There are a few food items that are super handy to have in my pantry or refrigerator for my Autoimmune Protocal Diet (AIP).  This is either due to their being ingredients in most of my recipes or to have around for snacking.  They are: 1.  Coconut Oil 2.  Coconut Flour 3.  Plantains 4.  Epic Bison …
Spring tends to arrive at the absolute perfect time.  This past Fall and Winter was filled with challenges for my family.  I know that I am ready for some more vitamin D and spending more time outdoors w/ the fam.  Yesterday was such a beautiful day.  I sat outside for 15 minutes on my deck …
There are some autoimmune diet food bloggers that are creative geniuses!  I am grateful for them; for they are making my journey towards getting healthier much less dramatic!  I’ve included below a couple recipes that are my go to that are super tasty! The Primitive Homemaker/AIP Italian Herb Breadsticks Grazed and Enthused/ Bacon-Herb Biscuits (Seriously-Amazing!) …
  I’ve been using Bob’s Red Mill Toasted Carob Powder as a chocolate substitute when I have a craving.  Which is almost daily!  The AIP diet that I am on does not allow chocolate.  SAD FACE.  But, the carob powder has been a saving grace for me! Carob comes from a pod of a tree that …
This name is awesome.  And no, I’m not referring to a poodle and another dog mix!  Zoodles are zucchini “noodles”.  I make mine using a Paderno Spiralizer.  The spiralizer I have has 3 blade options for cutting.  For the zoodles, I use the “shredder” blade for the spaghetti-like strands. To start, I add my organic …
When I was first diagnosed w/ an autoimmune disease, I switched to a Paleo diet.  After doing a crazy amount of online research, I learned about the Autoimmune Protocol Diet (AIP).  For those w/ autoimmune diseases, the purpose of this diet is to heal the immune system and gut by removing immune triggers and calming …
It’s been a little while since I’ve stood upon my soap box and shared my feelings about nasty chemicals in products.  I have mentioned Phthalates before within my post about endocrine disrupters; they are one of the “dirty dozen” of chemicals to avoid. So what are they??  From the FDA’s website:  “Phthalates are a group of …
  St. Patrick’s Day is kind of a big deal around my house, but we are trying to eat healthy! I have been searching Pinterest for some cute recipes that we can make without all the nasty ingredients we are trying to avoid! I found the cutest ideas from Clean & Scentsible! Do you celebrate …
I dig a good sweet potato (get it-dig…, I crack myself up!).  Anyway.  I came across some awesome organic sweet potatoes the other day at a health food store that aren’t the typical orange skin and orange flesh.  The two types that caught my attention were purple.  I usually don’t gravitate towards purple, I did …
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