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Bok Choy + Shiitake Stiryfry (Paleo, Keto, Gluten-Free)

This bok choy + shiitake stir-fry is a healthy side dish that’s paleo, keto and gluten-free! I love a good side dish. Poor side dishes are often overlooked for the main course, the protein. Listen, side dishes may be the supporting actors but they MAKE the meal. Not only is this side dish healthy and keto and paleo and gluten-free and all that – it’s insanely good. It would go well with rice, fish, cauliflower rice and any Asian inspired meal. Mushrooms are good for gut health and a source of prebiotic fiber. Plus the boost the immune system. They’ve also been shown to have cholesterol lowering and anti-carcinogenic effects. Plus they taste amazing. They add a nice umami flavor to this dish, as well as a nice bite from the meaty texture. I would’ve added more chilis and actually put them into this but my kids were eating it,…

Blueberry Cobbler (Gluten-Free, Paleo, Low Carb)

It’s summer. And to me that means fruit cobblers for dessert. Particularly this blueberry cobbler that’s gluten-free, paleo and low carb. I just prefer a blueberry cobbler to a peach cobbler. Fresh peaches? Definitely. Cooked, warm, mushy peaches? Nah. But blueberries hold up perfectly to the hot oven and the hot termperatures outside. I don’t know why I hate warm peaches but love warm blueberries. There’s just something so good about a blueberry cobbler. They’re even better when topped with coconut cream mixed with maple syrup (highly recommend) or ice cream. This actually would have been insane with ice cream. Dammit I totally should have bought vanilla ice cream. But if you don’t have it either, just use coconut cream. It’s also crazy good. Also, my kids, who are 2 and almost 1 – devoured this. It’s not too sweet as I only use a 1/2 cup of coconut sugar,…

My Daily Supplement Regimen

My daily supplement regimen is an example of supplements I regularly take, not an indication of what you personally should take. The contents of this article are not meant to substitute medical advice. Always check with your healthcare provider before adding or removing a supplement or medication. I have shared a few supplement regimens in the past and I wanted to do another because it’s always changing. I have never and would never recommend anyone continually take the same supplements over and over (excluding a few we could all use, like magnesium). I get regular blood work to determine where I may be lacking and supplement based on that, as well as how I feel. ASHWAGANDA I take this brand of ashwaganda. Ashwaganda is an adaptogen that helps you adapt to stress. It reduces anxiety and promotes an overall sense of calm. I’ve been taking ashwaganda on and off for…

What I Eat In A Day For Anxiety Management

Beneficial bacteria & balanced blood sugar are two huge factors for mitigating anxiety. Here are some examples of what I eat in a day for anxiety management! Anxiety has long been something I’ve dealt with in my life. With two drug addicts for parents, I’m not sure if it was clinical anxiety or just good sense. Either way, I’ve spent the last several (maybe ten?) years delving into every topic imaginable trying to overcome it. I now know that diet is one of the most critical factors so today I’m sharing what I eat in a day for anxiety management. I’ve written a lot about anxiety over the years (you can check out those articles here). It’s something I’ve struggled with on and off and I’m finally at a place where I feel like I’ve overcome it. I’ve overcome it in the sense that while it will never be completely…

Free Summer Meal Plan

I’ve been more relaxed about meal planning this summer but this week felt like a good time to start again! Check out my free summer meal plan below! This summer has been amazing. I’m growing a lot of veggies in my backyard and getting fresh produce from the farmers market every week. I absolutely love summer. One of my favorite things to do is grill a bunch of fresh food for my family and hang out on our back deck. It’s just such an amazing season. Interestingly enough, I’m being a bit more lax about food lately. In the past I’ve been on very low carb, healing protocols due to gut issues. But I never really felt better. Now, I’m eating white rice if I want it. I’m not stressing over having a cookie with my son. And I’m not beating myself up over that extra glass of wine at…

The Best Natural Remedy For Plantar Warts

A few months ago I saw something on my son’s foot. To my horror, it was a huge wart. I went to work finding the best natural remedy for plantar warts. He had several, but this was the biggest one: I was so grossed out by these huge warts on my toddler’s cute little feet! I have never had warts and as it turns out, they’re really not a huge deal. If your kid has gone to any play space with mats, there’s a chance they’ve been exposed to the strain of human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes these warts. This is why kids are often encouraged or even required to wear socks in public play spaces. We’ve been to so many play spaces with mats. Gymnastics, bouncy house parks, random play spaces for kids. Only some ever required sock and I never knew that kids could get warts from…

How I healed Cervical Dysplasia (CIN 2) Update

Since writing the first article on how I healed from cervical dysplasia (CIN 2) I’ve received probably close to a thousand responses. I thought it would be a good idea to give you guys an update. In that time I’ve had two healthy, gorgeous boys. I’ve also had a several abnormal paps. I’ve bounced around from gynecologists because I haven’t yet, after 15 years of getting pap smears, found a gyno that I fully feel comfortable with and trust. This is incredibly important. This person has intimate knowledge of your vagina people! You should at the very least feel comfortable and have trust in them. The most recent abnormal pap was when I was pregnant with my second and showed low grade cells. My obstetrician suggested a colposcopy with a different doctor who would do colposcopies on pregnant women. I later found out she was recommending me to another doctor…

The Best Summer Salad (Gluten-Free)

This is the best summer salad – it’s full of delicious, fresh summer produce. It’s healthy, gluten-free and so easy to make! Try it for your next cookout! Summer is my absolute favorite season. I love the warm weather, the long days, the beach and best of all: summer veggies! I have a big garden in my backyard and go to the farmers market in my neighborhood every Saturday. Whatever I don’t grow myself, I get from local farmers. I swear, these cherry tomatoes are so sweet they’re basically candy. This is my first year growing lettuce and it’s the easiest thing I’ve ever grown. I cut it, eat it, and a few days later there’s more. It’s so easy and fresh – I love it. Every year I also grow a ton of basil. I use it all summer long, then dry it for winter. It has a much…

Pesto Chicken and Veggie Kabobs (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Keto)

These chicken and veggie kabobs are paleo, gluten-free, keto and low-carb. They take a bit of prep but are quick to cook and leave next to no mess because you’re just grilling them! Such a perfect recipe for summertime. These are the skewers I made for Father’s Day. I used herbs from my garden and they came out SO well. I’ve actually never cooked chicken and veggies together, but it worked out perfectly. These skewers were SO super simple and my husband loved them. I served them with my fancy caprese salad and some rice based spaghetti. They are the perfect summer grilling recipe! It’s a healthy dinner and the leftovers are perfect for lunch the next day. Pesto Chicken and Veggie Kabobs 2 chicken breasts2 orange or yellow bell pepper1 large red onion1/2 cup basil leaves1/3 cup olive oil1 large garlic clove1/4 cup parsley leaves6 metal or wooden skewers…

An Unbiased Review of doTERRA

I have done several reviews on various companies, mostly meal replacement shakes. You can check out all of my reviews here, they include Beautycounter, Rodan + Fields, Beyond Meat and Arbonne. But over the last year I’ve received an incredible amount of requests to review essential oil companies. Which leads to my (mostly) unbiased review of doTERRA. My Back Story With doTERRA When doTERRA and Young Living came on the scene several years ago, I ignored it at first. I liked essential oils, but turning them into a business? That wasn’t for me. I had blogging and health coaching and programs. I wasn’t interested in selling essential oils. And then I kept seeing the stories. The “I made $100k this month from my oil business!” stories. And I got intrigued. Month after month I was seeing more and more about women making gobs of money from oils. So I set…

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