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When life gives you lemons, use them to beat Lyme


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Paleo Beef & Veggie Stir-Fry (AIP, Low-FODMAP reintro, Nightshade Free)

A couple weeks ago my chiropractor (who is also my applied kinesiologist) said I was clear of mold, heavy metals, and SIBO (woohoooooo!!!). For now, anyway. But I’ve been sticking to a paleo low-fodmap diet and it was getting boooorrring. I was excited to hear no SIBO because it meant I could start slowly trying to reintroduce higher FODMAP foods.

I started to crave a beef and broccoli stir fry but I didn’t want to eat just a bunch of broccoli given it’s FODMAP level so I incorporated it into a stir fry with lots of other veggies. This way I would be satisfied while only starting out with a little broccoli to test the waters. This recipe also has mushrooms which are considered medium FODMAP but I’ve handled them fine in the past, in moderation and on occasion. Just something to be aware of if you are following a low FODMAP diet.

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Beef & Veggie Stir-Fry

Serves 4

Ingredients:

2 tbs. toasted sesame oil

1 head of broccoli, chopped

3 cups of green beans, trimmed and cut in half

1 8-ounce can of water chestnuts

1 cup of sliced baby bella mushrooms

1/3 cup coconut aminos

1 heaping tbs. fresh grated ginger root

1 tsp. apple cider vinegar

1 lbs. stir-fry beef (I actually used stew meat and sliced it)

salt to taste

White sesame seeds (optional- omit if AIP)

Make sure your veggies are prepared before starting.

Heat the sesame oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add your broccoli and green beans and let cook for 5-7 min, until they become more colorful and slightly softer.

While your broccoli and green beans are cooking, mix your coconut aminos, ginger, and apple cider vinegar together.

Add your aminos mixture to the pan then add in the water chestnuts and cook for 5 min. Next add your mushrooms and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the beef and salt to taste and mix well. Turn the heat up to medium high and cook for 10-15 minutes, mixing occasionally, until beef is done.

Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.

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Lyme Treatment and Supplement Update June 2017

I know I haven’t written a real blog post in a while. I’ve been much more active on Instagram and YouTube lately. I have a recipe coming soon for the blog, though, so don’t worry (too much)!

I posted a video earlier this week on my YouTube channel with a full treatment and supplement update for June 2017. Watch below if you are interested in what sorts of treatments I’m doing as of late.

 


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Affording Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is FREAKING expensive! I’m sure we all know that by now. I got a few requests from people asking me to make a video on ways to save money, pay for Lyme treatment, or afford life with a chronic illness. I reached out to some fellow warriors for their best suggestions and then compiled a list and made a whole video about it!

Hopefully this video is helpful or there’s a tip you didn’t know. Let me know your top tips in the comments!