Health-related articles & visual inspiration for your grocery list. I'm always discovering exotic vegetables and new healthy food products, so I'll also be sharing some awesome finds with you that are compatible with: AIP, Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, (coco)nut-free, IC, Candida, vegan, and "allergen-free" diets!
I'm not afraid of discussing "taboo" subjects, especially when they shouldn't be "shameful" topics. So let's talk period pads. Ladies, how many of you use conventional menstrual pads, sanitary napkins, etc from your local drugstore? Did you know they contain harmful toxic chemicals that you're exposed to every. single. month? The vagina's labia has ultra … Continue reading Cloth Menstrual Pads by Hannahpad: Honest Review
The AquaTru reverse osmosis water filter is one of the ONLY countertop water filters I know of on the market right now that filters out fluoride, which is quite toxic to the thyroid and is a substance you'll want to avoid if you have a thyroid disease. Find out what I think of it in my article!
Why hasn't this blog been updated since winter 2017, you ask? Find out what I've been up to, here!
Here’s a shocking statistic… Did you know that approximately 20 million Americans are walking around with a serious thyroid condition… and almost 60% of them don’t even know it! Let that sink in for just a minute. Pretty scary right? And women are 5 to 8 times more likely than men to get a thyroid … Continue reading Could you be at risk for thyroid disease?
Toxins and molds are in the air, but so is love! What will you get your AIP-loving SO this Valentine's Day? Chocolates aren't paleo!
Christmas is almost here, and that means you'll soon be dining with family and loved ones - or watching them eat delicious foods that aren't compliant with your AIP/paleo/gluten-free/SCD/Candida/low-histamine diet(s). So prepare yourselves to hear these things over and over again: 1. Can you eat _____? 🍪🍫🍚🍜🌮🍦🍰🍟🍝🍞🍯🍅🍮🎂🍷 (Whew, there are a ton of non-paleo food … Continue reading 8 Things Every Autoimmune Disease Warrior (or Person with Food Restrictions) Will Hear at Family Gatherings This Christmas
When you have an autoimmune disease and have a long list of food restrictions, cookies and chocolate are no longer your go-to holiday gift. What's one to do? If you already have whole foods, educational health books/cookbooks, meal plan apps, warm woolly socks for those cold extremities, and a relaxing day to de-stress, look to … Continue reading 7 Must-have Gifts for a Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis or Autoimmune Disease Warrior
Gingerbread is my all-time favourite cookie. Here’s a wonderful AIP-friendly recipe for the holidays!
Here is my first big recipe overhaul…in perfect time for the holidays!
It was very important to me to achieve the taste and consistency of the gingerbread recipe I grew up making every Christmas season. We tweaked it a fair bit back then too; my brother is diabetic so we tried “sugar-less” versions, we tried different flours, used egg-replacers, tried various icings, and we definitely increased ALL the spices! It was also a ginormous recipe, so I have adjusted that too. Try your own adjustments – this recipe is pretty resilient to change!
Gingerbread Cookies (makes approx 4 doz)
1/2 c. palm shortening or coconut oil
1/2 c. sugar (brown, coconut, etc.)
2 Tbsp applesauce
3/4 c. molasses
1 c. coconut flour (+ 1/2 c. depending)
3/4 c. tapioca starch
3/4 c. cassava flour
1 Tbsp ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg (if tolerated – not AIP)
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Chocolate without milk and other preservatives added can be a real treat, especially dark chocolate, with its high magnesium & fibre content. (Perfect for cramps and Aunt Flo's visits! -- unless your chocolate contains soy and dairy, in which case it might make your symptoms worse.) Just be sure you're not sensitive to the high … Continue reading 3 Allergen-Free Organic Chocolates That Won’t Leave You Feeling Bitter 🍫
Brown rice pasta, jap chae, and Zoodles - they don't require much time nor money!