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Gluten and Dairy Free Charcuterie Board

I love a good charcuterie board and this one is gluten and dairy free! Recently, my husband got diagnosed with something called uveitis. Basically, his eyeballs are falling out of his head. Okay not actually. But he does have painful, weeping and very red eyes that make me not want to ever engage in eye contact with him. You’re probably wondering what this has to do with a charcuterie board. Our amazing family doctor suggested eliminating dairy, as it can be a trigger for certain eye issues. And you guys know I love a good charcuterie board, so I wasn’t going to let a lil’ no dairy stop me from making one. Plus, I have them about 17 times a week. Charcuterie makes up a significant part of my diet. If you’re wondering why it’s also gluten-free, that’s for two reasons. The first is that I don’t recommend gluten. If…

My Breast Fat Transfer Results

It’s officially been over three months since the procedure and here are the my breast fat transfer results – finally! In February, I decided to have fat transferred to my breasts. You can read about that more in depth here, but basically after nursing two kids – my boobs were pretty wrecked. They just had no shape and very little tissue. I researched breast implants, but after doing a deep dive, I decided they were completely unsafe and just not for me. So I ended up getting a fat transfer! How much was transferred and my cup size increase I saw Dr. Bednar, THE preeminent breast fat transfer doctor in the country. Dr. Bednar is known for his ability to create shape, increase retention rates and harvest fat off of very thin women. At the time of my surgery, I was an athletic 5’6 and 122 pounds. And a very,…

How To Combat Stress With Supplements + My Daily Anti-Stress Routine

Learn how to combat stress with over the counter anti-stress supplements and find out how to reduce daily stress with a healthy routine for a calmer, happier, and meaningful life every day. This whole pandemic, social isolation, quarantine situation has really amped up my stress levels lately. Not just mine, I think everyone is more on edge going through this. We’re out of our normal routines, some people are out of jobs and we’re all worried for our family members, friends, economy, and the world. It’s a lot to deal with! I have had a ton of practice over the years with combatting stress and navigating anxiety. And now is the time to pull all the tools out of the box to calm my nervous system. I’ve built structure, routine, and helpful supplements into my daily routine to combat stress. Normally I don’t need all of these, but it’s helpful…

10 Foods to Increase Breast Milk Production

Breastfeeding can be a challenge. While we see so much in the news and on social media telling us just how important breastfeeding is, there’s very little honesty about how hard it can be. Many breastfeeding mothers become discouraged and give up when their breast milk production is down. This is why I want to share 10 foods to increase breast milk production! I’m one of those mothers. I was too afraid to ask for help because I was embarrassed that I wasn’t just naturally producing all of the milk that other people seemed to be. However, when I finally got up the nerve to ask a friend about her breastfeeding journey, I learned that low milk production is rather common, and there’s plenty of ways to increase milk production. If your baby is properly latching and nursing or pumping as often as humanly possible, but you’re still not seeing the…

Gut Healing Krispie Treats (Gluten-Free)

I am slightly obsessed with this marshmallow-y goodness of my childhood. These healthier rice krispie treats are a million times better than those sketchy ones that come out of that blue wrapper with the leprechaun people. Plus, there’s a secret gut healing ingredient! Time for some healthier rice krispayyys ya’ll! These taste even better than the rice krispie treats of your childhood but are actually much healthier. Most marshmallow ingredients contain high fructose corn syrup, which in addition to being genetically modified, it will seriously spike your blood sugar and do a number on your poor liver. Doesn’t your liver have enough work to do? As if detoxing your body wasn’t hard enough. Don’t add high fructose corn syrup to it’s workload! Fructose is processed by the liver and actually raises triglycerides, predisposing you to issues like heart disease. This takes all of ten minutes to throw together, and that’s…

Life Lately

I am just crawling out of the quarantine bubble and HELLO it’s good to be here! Scott worked full time from home like he always does during the quarantine. The big difference is that we didn’t have our nanny, and between us we only have one parent so we had no help. And quarantining with toddlers is no joke. Especially when the weather is bad. But it could be worse. At least we have a big house and backyard. The first thing I did other than going to a grocery store was go to a Black Lives Matter Protest. I’m so upset with what happened to George Floyd and what happens to people of color all the time. Systemic racism is real and it’s ugly and I’m going to help dismantle it. 15% of all Ancestral Organics sales will be donated to organizations dedicated to ending racial injustice! It’s summer…

Date Night Ideas At Home – Quarantine Date Night for Couples

Keep the love alive during quarantine with these 12+ Date Night At Home Ideas that will help you feel closer, and provide a break from the stress. We’ve been in quarantine or practicing social isolation since mid-March. Being locked in the house together with our loved ones, means couples have to find creative and intentional ways to spend quality time with one another. I am stressing quality time. You and your partner are around each other constantly right now, and once the kids are in bed, probably all you want to do is crawl into bed. A date that might require your to shower or shave or make or do something does not sound all too tempting. I know. Still, after the first week of quarantine, my husband Scott suggested we do a date night every Friday and I loved the idea. Here’s why. I feel we need to be reminded that as partners, we’re also a…

A Healthy Daily Quarantine Routine With Kids

Coronavirus quarantine with kids: Here is a list of activities, a survival guide, if you will, for parents who are quarantined at home with their small children. Now that I’m home all day with my jackals, I had to come up with a healthy quarantine-friendly daily routine for the kids! I have worked from home for years, but since I had Storm I’ve had a nanny from 9 am -3 pm four days a week. Now that we are essentially quarantined due to coronavirus, our daily routine has changed quite a bit. First let me say that we take this very seriously. We are not going to local playgrounds, we’re not having family over and we’re not visiting with friends. No playdates, no social interaction outside of our family aside from chatting with our next-door neighbors across the fence. In doing so, I’ve had to get creative with our routine! And keeping…

Healthy Quarantine Meal Plan

Eating healthy under quarantine is doable! Here’s my quarantine meal plan with simple, healthy and isolation-friendly recipes your whole family can eat. Low-carb, paleo & gluten-free. This quarantine is the perfect time to stay home, cook healthy meals and boost your immune system with nutritious food! Start with this healthy quarantine meal plan! These are trying times, ya’ll! We have to be mindful of the elderly and vulnerable in our society, and stay the fuck home! The best way to mitigate the spread of coronavirus is to limit your exposure to other people as much as possible. For me, this meant one huge grocery haul last Friday – and we haven’t been out since aside from walks around the neighborhood. And I’ve cooked every. single. meal. I thought it would be exhausting, but honestly, it’s been fun and feels super nourishing and healthy. If you’re also on lockdown right now – it’s the perfect time…

Boosting your Immune System with Supplements For Coronavirus

Looking for Practical Tips For Coronavirus Prevention? Boosting your immune system with these all-natural supplements is a great step you can take to protect yourself from getting sick Aside from the obvious like eating well, reducing sugar, keeping stress low (as best you can) and getting restorative sleep – another great way to lower the risk of getting sick, is boosting your immune system with these supplements. These are the immune-boosting supplements I ALWAYS like to keep on hand. Elderberry Numerous studies have exhibited elderberry’s antiviral effects. This study showed elderberry’s antiviral properties in combatting the flu virus. This study showed elderberry’s direct antiviral effects against the flu in particular. I like these elderberry capsules for adults and this syrup for kiddos. I also love Quick Defense, which is a blend of elderberry, echinacea, ginger root and some other ingredients. This is something, I use at the first sign of illness. Vitamin C…