Lemons 'n Lyme

When life gives you lemons, use them to beat Lyme


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Lyme Whisperer

I wanted to take a moment to share a book written by Joy over at Lyme Whisperer. It’s a book of humor and hope (as she puts it) about Lyme disease. Below is a short excerpt from Chapter 1, but head on over to her site and check it out!

“The evening began with my coworkers and me sitting at the Indigo Hotel’s poolside cabana in Boston’s sweltering, humid one-hundred-degree heat. We sat, joking and laughing while sweat dripped down our faces. I mean, really, what better medicine is there than being distracted from your antics for a bit with sliders, tuna tartar, and great company, Borrelia?

As I noshed on the appetizers and sipped my cosmopolitan, my thoughts went to Barry Manilow and “Copacabana.” I was literally coping in a cabana! I was forgetting about you for a while in what felt like the hottest spot north of Havana! It put a smile on my face, and I chuckled.

Then my blog, LymeWhisperer.com, came up in conversation. My colleagues said I reminded them of Carry Bradshaw, who, on the show Sex and the City, wrote weekly columns and provided intriguing narrative for the show. I liked that analogy. In fact, I guess I am similar to Carrie Bradshaw. In some ways. Sort of. For instance, she’s a shoe lover, and I am a lover of the Dr. Shoemaker’s Lyme Protocol which includes Cholestyramine, a cholesterol drug but is used in the protocol to help eliminate toxins from the body).

From bacon-wrapped scallops to thoughts of Barry Manilow and Carrie Bradshaw, I’d say it was a great night. Feeling appreciative of my coworkers and employees for keeping Borrelia at bay last night, at least mentally!”

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Turmeric-Carrot Lamb Meatballs (AIP)

First of all, Happy New Year! So now that I’ve made it through the holidays and my birthday (yeah, it’s a lot in the course of a few short weeks!), it’s time to be extra healthy :). Mostly my goal is to try and stick to AIP. I’m not going to do the “phases” but just stick to general autoimmune paleo protocols (http://www.thepaleomom.com/autoimmunity/the-autoimmune-protocol). Aka no eggs, nuts, nightshades, pepper and other off limit spices, etc. My biggest thing is the nuts… ugh how I love them! So finding snacks will be difficult but I’m planning on downing sweet potatoes and green juices. The usual. Talking about juices, I juiced a bunch of carrots and didn’t want to get rid of the pulp so what better use then in meatballs?! None… unless you make a raw carrot cake. Then yes, carrot cake. But remember I’m trying to be all health and limit sugar and whatnot? So Meatballs. Turmeric-carrot Lamb Meatballs to be exact.

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Ingredients:

1 lbs. ground lamb

1.5 cups carrot pulp (or shredded carrots)

1 tbs. turmeric

1 tbs. thyme

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. sage

1 egg* (optional! Omit if AIP)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (HELLO, EASY CLEAN UP!).

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. I always end up using my hands to make sure everything is thoroughly mixed. Form 16 meatballs and place on baking sheet. Bake for 15-17 minutes.

CONSUME.

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