Heart healthy food for busy people.

Heart healthy food for busy people.

Whether you’re a parent trying to schedule in all those end-of-the-school-year activities, a gardener preparing your garden, or simply someone ready to enjoy the beautiful weather, you are probably feeling tight on time when it comes to dinner. I have a quick dinner recipe for you that takes all of 20 minutes tops to make and it is delicious. It is a great way to support our heart health and get in lots of veggies, too!

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Have you seen the documentary Food Choices on Netflix?

I was flipping through Netflix looking for a good documentary to watch and came across Food Choices.  When I read the description and realized it was about a plant based diet I was ready to take notes and tell you all about why it was a ridiculous documentary and how you should just not bother watching it. I am not going to do that though because they actually made some valid points in parts of the film.

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How do you get rid of Candida?

Christmas cookies or the sugar in them, particularly, are definitely my gateway drug.  I so loved hearing someone on the radio say that because its exactly how I feel. I end up walking around the house after eating some sugar, looking for a fix like an addict. What if that fix you need is less about willpower and more about a beast within you that is causing you to crave it? That beast is affecting your mood and even your overall health. This beast has a name. It is called Candida Albicans. 

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Instant Pot Shredded Barbecue Beef.

Instant Pot Shredded Barbecue Beef.

A couple of days ago I pulled out a Bread and Butter Roast from the freezer and figured I would make Barbacoa Beef “Burrito” Bowls with it. Time got away from me yesterday and I didn’t have time to gather all the ingredients needed to make that so I got out the Instant Pot, cut the roast in to chunks and threw in a jar of BBQ sauce. I gave it a stir and left the house.

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Five things I learned on the Autoimmune Protocol.

Deciding to take on the Autoimmune Protocol was not easy for me. Here I am eleven months in to it though and it feels much like it did after having been gluten free for at least as long. It is sort of just second nature for me now. I have reintroduced most foods like green and red peppers, tomatoes, pepper and other spices, eggs and some grains like rice and corn (always organic, and only occasionally), legumes, peas and some seeds (only occasionally). I have not reintroduced any nuts because they had started to create an immediate reaction on my tongue and throat. 

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Does being on the Autoimmune Protocol suck?

Autoimmune disease comes in all different forms. I have been on the autoimmune protocol for about 11 months. I spent a whole year before going on it contemplating whether or not I should do it. It is daunting. Overwhelming. A. Lot. Of. Work. All that cooking. I got used to it. 

I had questions. What will I be able to eat? Will I be able to go out to eat? Will I be able to have any fun? What will a social situation look like? I adapted. 

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Do you need a gallbladder?

The quick answer is yes. You need it and your life will be forever altered without it. Gallbladders are a key player if the breakdown of fat in our diet. They get mucked up with sludgy bile when we consume a high carbohydrate low fat diet and when we consume the wrong kind of fats. 

We have been sold a lie for years and years telling us that fat is bad for us. Fat will cause heard disease and obesity.  The truth is…

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What to expect when you go on a sugar detox?

What to expect when you go on a sugar detox?

So, this idea of giving up sugar sat with me and marinated in my head for nine years. It nagged at me occasionally especially when I started to look at how diet can affect well being. When I started to see a Naturopathic Doctor for my Hashimoto’s, she told me I needed to cut sugar out of my diet.

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What I ate for a week on the Autoimmune Protocol.

I remember knowing in my gut that taking on AIP was inevitable if I really wanted to feel good. It took me quite a while to come to terms with giving up more foods and not feeling angst over the decision. When you love food, when you were an emotional eater, this can be a real struggle. So in light of that, I thought I would just share what my meals looked like for the past week starting with last Wednesday. 

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