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Today’s post is a little bit of a detour from most but it’s a topic that is a pretty important part of my life. I wanted to share it with you today to answer some questions I’ve gotten lately about my health and to share some helpful gut health resources with you should you also be experiencing some health problems that you need help managing. Please keep in mind that I am not a health professional and you should always consult a Dr. prior to making any changes to your diet and exercise regimen.
Many of you by now have read about my experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis and how I’ve successfully been able to manage this autoimmune disease with a certain way of eating rather than medication. I am not cured, but I no longer live with the excruciating joint pain I once use to experience. It’s been two and half years since I was diagnosed and began this new way of life eating a Paleo Diet (no refined sugar, gluten, grains, dairy, beans, peanuts, and very minimal processed foods).
Since inflammation is known to be at the root of most diseases, diet can play a crucial role in reducing all this inflammation often running rampant in our guts. To give myself as much chance of healing as I could, I ate an Autoimmune Protocol Diet for the first 5 months, which is a more strict version of the Paleo Diet that does not include any inflammatory foods. Reducing my inflammation and taking care of my gut health was key for me to be able to wean off my medication. After the AIP Diet, I then transitioned to the Paleo Diet which allowed me to add some additional foods back into my diet, like eggs, nuts and tomatoes (as healthy as these foods are, they are also inflammatory foods).
Hi friends! I feel like I’ve been complaining about the weather quite a bit lately with all the snow we’ve been getting dumped on us. And then God provides us with a hoarfrost and I’m just in awe of his wonder. Hoarfrosts only happen once and awhile and they are just stunning against a beautiful […]
So I suppose I should start this post by telling you how awesome you’d be to teach your kids how to cook so when they leave home they’ll be able to make themselves a decent meal. But that’s not really my motivation for this post. I mean it sounds good and all but really my […]
The following is a guest post about organizing your finances from regular contributor, Morgan from Morganize with Me. In our home, I happily took on the role of CFO from day one. My hubby has his strengths and I have mine. Mine include – charts, graphs, percentages, and numbers. Whereas my husband, David, is SO […]
Hi friends! I sat down to do up my menu plan as I usually do on Sunday night and went to search Pinterest for recipes only to find out that the Pinterest search wasn’t working. Ack! I didn’t really know quite what to do with myself, I’m such a creature of habit, but I eventually […]
Hey friends, TGIF! I’m not feeling the greatest today so I’ve had some time to catch on some blog reading. I still managed to get some decluttering done this week though. Just a small amount but like I shared on Instagram, small purge piles add up over time. It took me 10 minutes to go […]
The following is a guest post about managing toy clutter from regular contributor, Yuni at Love Your Abode. One of the most common complaints I hear from my mom friends is the stress of keeping toys cleaned and organized. I can definitely relate because almost every day, I’ll tell or more like nag at my […]
The following is a guest post about how an organized smoothie cabinet from regular contributor, Rachel at Useful Beautiful Home. I’ve been doing some Spring cleaning that has evolved into Spring purging around my house. Recently, I tackled an upper cabinet in our kitchen that has been on my de-clutter list for awhile now – […]
Hi friends! Welcome to a brand new week and the chance to make it an organized one with a weekly menu plan! Recipe Highlight: Last week I had a Ladies Dinner Club night that I decided to make this Paleo Thai Shrimp Salad for. It has a few more ingredients than I usually like in […]
Happy Friday friends! My husband and I are celebrating 22 years of marriage this weekend which is pretty exciting. No big plans of getting out of our small town though because we’ve got a snowfall warning in place but I’m sure we’ll figure something out here. How about you, any celebrations happening for your weekend? […]
The following is a guest post on whether or not you can organize too much from regular contributor, Kristin at The Gold Project. I never thought I would share this type of post. I have been an organizing fanatic since I was little. I found enjoyment out of reorganizing clothes in my closet and drawers. […]