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There’s Comfort in Illness

I think most people are familiar with the idea that change is scary. Change happens where fear lies. And growth happens where change transpires. Have you ever thought that maybe you fear getting well because it's change? Because you are familiar with your illness, you know how it operates, you've become used to feeling ill,… Continue reading There’s Comfort in Illness

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Purple Sweet Potato Macaroons (AIP, Vegan, Nightshade Free, Medium FODMAP)

Purple sweet potatoes have recently become one of my favorite foods. It's probably safe to say I'm a little obsessed. They're pretty sweet tasting and they are my favorite color. They get their purple color from the same anti-oxidants that provide blueberries with their color! Anyway, I was making macaroons last weekend and roasting some… Continue reading Purple Sweet Potato Macaroons (AIP, Vegan, Nightshade Free, Medium FODMAP)

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Tutorial: How To Dry Brush

Dry brushing is part of my full detox protocol. It helps get lymph flowing to remove toxins from your body. It can also get your digestive juices flowing and reduce cellulite. I've gotten several questions lately about HOW to actually dry brush so I put together a video, since visuals are much easier in this… Continue reading Tutorial: How To Dry Brush

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Pumpkin Pie Bars (AIP, Vegan option, medium FODMAP, Nightshade Free)

#SorryNotSorry, pumpkin season isn't over yet. I was still craving pumpkin post-Thanksgiving, am functioning off of limited foods with going on to the autoimmune paleo diet (more to come about why and what that is soon), and needed dessert. Enter, pumpkin pie bars. These are low in sugar, feature the amazing pumpkin (high in vitamin's… Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Bars (AIP, Vegan option, medium FODMAP, Nightshade Free)

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Health Nut in Your Family

This post may contain affiliate links I've never done this before, but I thought it would be fun to put together a little gift guide for that health nut or spoonie in your family. I know it can be hard to figure out what to get someone to begin with, let alone someone who deals with… Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide for the Health Nut in Your Family

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AIP+Vegan Salted Caramel Ice Cream (Paleo, Nightshade Free)

What's a holiday pie without a scoop of ice cream on top? Nada. That's what. So of course I had to make a creamy vegan and paleo friendly ice cream for the occasion! Since we are having apple pie this year for Thanksgiving, I decided that a salted caramel ice cream would be perfect. Also,… Continue reading AIP+Vegan Salted Caramel Ice Cream (Paleo, Nightshade Free)

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Cinnamon & Ginger Roasted Rainbow Carrots (AIP, Vegan, Low FODMAP, Nightshade Free)

Thanksgiving is coming up in America, which means HOLIDAY RECIPES! I recently got a chance to work with Vitacost and Simply Organics and dreamed up these spiced carrots just in time for the food holiday of the year. This recipe is only 4 ingredients (okay 5 if you count the salt) and honestly they're 4… Continue reading Cinnamon & Ginger Roasted Rainbow Carrots (AIP, Vegan, Low FODMAP, Nightshade Free)

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Why Movement IS Important EVEN When You Have a Chronic Illness

In case you didn't know, I have a degree in Exercise Science and I've been a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine for 7 years now. I have speciality certifications in kettle bells and TRX. I don't often talk about the fitness side of things because, well, let's face it, food… Continue reading Why Movement IS Important EVEN When You Have a Chronic Illness

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No-Sugar Added Banana Bread (Paleo, Vegan, AIP option, medium FODMAP, Nightshade Free)

I've been in the midst of trying to master an allergy-friendly pumpkin bread, but so far I've failed. So this past weekend I decided to give banana bread a shot. This recipe is based off Eat Heal Thrive's banana bread. I've never had success baking with arrowroot/tapioca starch or cassava flour. It always leaves the… Continue reading No-Sugar Added Banana Bread (Paleo, Vegan, AIP option, medium FODMAP, Nightshade Free)

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Cilantro-Mint Lamb Burgers (AIP, Low FODMAP, Nightshade free)

These burgers are health bombs! They are filled with ingredients that are nutritionally packed and provide a handful of other health benefits. Lamb is probably one of the best meat sources out there, especially for those with chronic illness. Here is why: Lamb: Lamb is a rich source of iron and zinc. The high iron is… Continue reading Cilantro-Mint Lamb Burgers (AIP, Low FODMAP, Nightshade free)