Two years ago on July 26-28 2015, I was laying in bed experiencing the most physical pain I ever had in my life. I couldn’t walk for two days. I’ll spare you most of the gross details, because hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) isn’t a pretty disease (or very common, so don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard of it). Continue reading Two Years, One Diagnosis: A Health Transformation on the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) for Paleo
Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to explore the effervescent city of New Orleans, Louisiana during the transformative StartingBloc leadership institute. While I got to do some usual touristy activities, like visiting the picturesque French Quarter, walk the flower … Continue reading Off the Beaten Path in New Orleans: Traveling with Compassion
“Oh, wow!”– my roommate, when I gave her a bite of tonight’s kitchen experimenting. This dish comes from an (oldie, but goodie) recipe my college roommates and I used to cook, except back then I still had gluten in my life (womp womp). I was the kween of pasta and have been really craving the satisfying mixture of basil and avocado creamy sauce spread over “pasta” and chicken. I added some bacon because bacon makes life worth living. At the same time, this can be a vegetarian dish if you omit the chicken/bacon (and to be fair, much easier to prepare). Continue reading Chicken and Spaghetti Squash Avocado “Pasta” Autoimmune Paleo Recipe
The Confetti coconut milk fruit smoothie is AIP Paleo compliant. Friendly for the gut and helps with autoimmune inflammation by combining the fruits with fat and cinnamon, which helps to regulate your blood sugar levels (which in turn regulate your insulin which helps regulate your other hormones). Continue reading Confetti Coconut Milk Fruit Smoothie (AIP Paleo)
A tasty AIP Paleo meal full of healthy macro and micro nutrients. This orange honey ginger garlic chicken pairs well with salad and other ingredients to make it a very tasty meal. Can be spicy or sweet depending on your liking. Happy cooking! Continue reading AIP Paleo Orange Honey Ginger Garlic Chicken (Can be spicy)
The following herbs and spices are really great tasting and have wonderful health benefits! All of them are AIP Paleo friendly except for coriander, fenugreek, and fennel, which come from seeds of the plant. However, they can be used during … Continue reading Check Out this Healthy Healing Herbs & Spices Infographic
To kick off my new blog, I want to start with my all-time favorite and go-to original recipe. I eat this probably 2 times per week because it is so easy, so delicious, and I feel so nutritionally satisfied after eating that I never get tired of it. As an aside for my recipes and cooking… I sometimes use recipes and then other times I improvise. Feel free to change up the recipes as you see fit. What I write is my recommendation from the multiple times I have tried to make the recipe. As well, I try very hard to always … Continue reading My AIP Paleo Favorite: Easy, Quick, Stove-Top Sweet Potatoes & Chicken
While some people on AIP Paleo (and especially those who are not on the protocol) may not think that 8 months is something worth celebrating, I will remain positive on this life changing adventure! AIP Paleo is probably the toughest and … Continue reading Celebrating 8 Months of AIP Paleo
Autoimmune Protocol for Paleo.
Sounds exciting, right? Well, it kind of is. At least for health and food nerds like me. Here is a recap on my AIP journey. Keep reading to learn more about my new lifestyle. Continue reading What is AIP Paleo… And Why?