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When Eating Healthy Isn’t Enough – My Experience with Leaky Gut and Hashimoto’s Part 1

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The main reason I started my blog was to be as transparent as possible with my health. I came to see that there are so many others out there who are suffering needlessly with their health, and I want to share my experience to hopefully guide someone to finding answers. I started seeing a new functional doctor early last year, and I’m glad I did. Here’s what we found. Hashimotos Back at the end of October I did a full...

Paleo Cauliflower Oatmeal (Whole 30 and AIP Compliant)

paleo cauliflower oats

This paleo cauliflower oatmeal brings back all the feels of a cozy breakfast favorite, just with more veggies and less of those oats. Happy New Year! There’s no better way to ring in the first morning of the new year with a hearty bowl of oats. If you’re located in one of those sub-zero, frozen tundra type places right now, I bet you’ll take anything warm at this point. What is Whole 30 and AIP? The new year is also...

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

paleo chocolate chip cookies

These gluten free paleo chocolate chips cookies are the right amount of chewy, gooey and the perfect treat everyone can enjoy! There’s something about the holidays that brings out my inner Rachel Ray. I mean my baking capabilities are more like an unsupervised child in a candy store, but when the weather cools and the days are shorter baking is a necessity. Some of my best Christmas memories involve baking cookies with my mom in the kitchen while listening to...

Mint Cacao Smoothie Bowl

mint cacao smoothie bowl

Those smoothie bowls are so hot right now (cue Zooldander duck face). I for one am a huge fan of smoothie bowls. They can be a quick meal on the go, and they are also easy on the digestive system. They also serve as little works of art. I mean I’ve seen some smoothie bowls on Instagram that look like mini Picasso’s in a bowl – it’s crazy. What makes them so great is when the thickness is on point....

Top 10 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide for 2017

healthy holiday gift guide

Turkey day has come and gone, and with that the ultimate royal rumble known as Black Friday is upon us. If you’re like me, most of my shopping will be done online to minimize my stress and much as possible. There are some instances though where I’ll brave the battle and head out into the neighborhood mall in search of that perfect gift. Now what do you get the healthy, yogi-loving, friend or family member in your life? I’ve put...

Dealing with Anxiety and Panic

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It’s hard to find someone in this day and age not experiencing some form of anxiety. We live in a society that believes the busier you are, the more successful you are. I know for me, being a woman who is doing everything, and wants to be perfect at everything, is a cocktail for anxiety and panic. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses in America. More than 40...

Paleo Cashew Butter Cups

Paleo Cashew Butter Cups

There’s something about Halloween time that really brings out the worst (or best) in my sweet tooth. I mean the fact the entire holiday revolves around candy, but when I give myself the green light to go overboard, the sugar monster jumps with glee. What’s funny is when I was little, I rarely ate the candy I got when I went trick or treat. I was all about the costumes. One year I remember I was a clown. Not like...

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Tarts

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Tarts

There is just something so magical about the fall vibes I love so much. Growing up my favorite memories of this time of year include baseball playoffs, dressing up as Britney Spears in Baby One More Time for Halloween (ah teenage years) and all the food! I will never walk around in a schoolgirl outfit again, but cooking is a tradition I will never let go of. One difference, is that my diet choices matured with my Halloween costume choices....

My Experience on the Whole 30

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October is here, fall is in the air, and my first round of Whole 30 is over. Needless to say, I need a pumpkin pie something stat. I would say my first go at the Whole 30 wasn’t too painful. I chose to give it a try in the first place because my sweet tooth had gotten out of hand. That’s what happens when I am stressed, so it was more than food addiction I needed to tackle. I needed...

Paleo Slowcooker Teriyaki Chicken

This recipe for paleo slowcooker teriyaki chicken was born out of a need to replace a void, the void left in my heart when I decided to let go of the rice bowl places I love so much during my Whole 30.¬†Fortunately enough for me, the places near me (Waba Grill is my jam) still offer kale salads with the meat, minus the teriyaki sauce. That’s all fine and dandy, but seriously where’s the fun in that? At the end...