I Have an Autoimmune Disease

Allergies are often a precursor to autoimmunity. I have flirted with it all my life thanks to lifelong undiagnosed food allergies, chronic fatigue, food addictions, and constant inflammation.

But those symptoms were all disappearing. All the hard work was paying off.

And then I got pregnant.

Pregnancy is rough on a mama’s body, y’all. When you have chronic nutrient deficiencies, […]

Finally! Puffy Fluffy Gluten-free Pancakes

Finally! Fluffy Puffy Gluten-free Pancakes

My husband always wanted to be Pancake Dad. You know the type, in the kitchen with his chef’s hat on cooking up Sunday breakfast while spaztastic cartoons and kids play in the background.

After having to eliminate wheat, eggs, dairy, corn, buckwheat, and rye, I spent 4 years trying to find a pancake recipe that was not flat or tough or chewy and happened to be even remotely pancake-like.

After a few years of honing my kitchen skills (much needed let me tell you) and broadening our food list through healing and a rotation diet, I could weep with joy.

I have created fluffy gluten-free pancakes.

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7 Black Friday Steals for Real Foodies

My Black Friday and Cyber Monday always include pajamas and a warm cup of tea. No way am I battling Michigan weather to stand in line for hours and fight the crazies for a few presents.

I shop online and enjoy every minute of staying warm while my packages magically show up at my door or right to my inbox for instant gratification.

Introvert heaven.

Instead of flooding you with the gazillion deals out there, I chose a few that have been the top fan favorites and time-tested (by me) suggestions to make your real food lifestyle easier. They’re also great gifts for friends and family who are happy to listen to the other ‘experts’ in favor of any advice you freely give.

I, of course, wouldn’t know anything about that. :cough cough:

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How I’m Surviving Pregnancy with 5 Essential Oils

How I'm Surviving Pregnancy with 5 Essential Oils

Once upon a time, there was a woman for whom pregnancy was a magical time. Glowing and smiling, she enjoyed every minute of her growing belly, slept well, and never had a stretch mark.

Bahahahahahaha. :ahem: Sorry.

I don’t know those people, so we’ll talk about the rest of us.

Insomnia, heartburn, acne, mood swings, nausea, round ligament pain, cottage cheese butt, night sweats, and cravings for foods that shouldn’t come anywhere near our precious babies are just a few of the never-ending symptoms that plague women who grow tiny humans.

Natural Remedies and Pregnancy

I’m 36 years old and now in my third trimester. It’s like night and day from carrying my daughter six years ago.

This time, I reversed gestational diabetes in two weeks, am controlling a nervous system condition called vasovagal syncope that caused me to pass out and have seizures with my last pregnancy, and have moderated allergic reactions, inflammation, water retention, aches and pains, and insomnia.

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My Latest Interview on The Paleocare Podcast

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Katy from Paleocare and I sat down for an interview to talk about who should eat breakfast and who should skip it, what led me into a real foods lifestyle and becoming a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, how I’m incorporating pregnancy into my lifestyle, and the approach and tools that […]