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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…

Fancy Caprese Salad (Gluten-Free)

This fancy caprese salad is gluten-free, low carb, super easy to make and such a crowd pleaser. Try it for your next cookout or dinner party! I made this fancy caprese salad for our Father’s Day dinner. We had gone to a nice brunch earlier in the day and Scott actually told me this meal was better. I made this salad, spaghetti with homemade sauce (his favorite) and grilled chicken and veggie skewers. I have to admit, it was a damn good dinner. I prefer using buffalo mozzarella because not only is it incredibly creamy, it’s easier to digest than cow’s milk. I don’t have a dairy allergy, but with being celiac, I do have a more sensitive digestive system. I actually gave up dairy for close to a year when I was pregnant and then nursing my son (he had terrible reflux). I thought it might also help my…

What To Do If You’re Bitten By a Tick

A couple weeks ago my nine month-old son woke up with a tick behind his ear. We were playing in the backyard the night before and I guessed we missed it. I went into full panic mode. I am terrified of Lyme disease and living in Maryland, though less than a mile from DC, there’s still a decent amount of Lyme infested ticks. If you live in a state with a low population of Lyme infested ticks, you may not have to take these precautions. But if you live in the Northeast/Mid Atlantic, it’s worth covering your bases. I researched thoroughly and contacted two different doctors, one who specializes in Lyme. Here is the protocol I came up with. Remove the tick very carefully. I took a good pair of tweezer and clamped down as close to my son’s skin as possible. Then I firmly and swiftly removed the tick…

Greek Chicken and Rice Bowl (Gluten-Free, Paleo, Keto Option)

This Greek chicken and rice bowl is gluten-free with a paleo and keto option, easy to throw together and incredibly delicious. It’s perfect for dinner or you can meal prep it to have lunch throughout the week! This Greek Chicken and Rice Bowl recipe is great for easy meal prep and midweek work lunches! So we live in walking distance of Cava. If you’re not familiar with Cava, it’s like a Mediterranean/Greek Chipotle. And it’s AWESOME. But ya know, it costs money and they probably use industrialized oils to cook their food. That’s the thing about eating out – you never know the ingredients. So instead of spending my hard earned money on less than stellar ingredients, I decided to make my own version of their Greek chicken and rice bowl. Why you’ll love this recipe: Paleo Greek chicken and rice bowl is an awesome recipe for your healthy meal…