Autumn has at least a little pull on all of us. Despite the fact that winter is coming in fast, we relish the slight chill after summer’s heat, the boots, sweaters and scarves, crisp golden leaves, and let’s be honest – the pumpkin spice lattes, chai teas, and all the spicy foods! Combining school and work this year, I found myself drawn back to coffee. However, the damp bitterness made me feel congested, heavy and achy. What could I do to make my morning cuppa a little easier on my system? Enter Autumn Spiced Coffee. Read more
In today’s high-tech world of health and medicine, it’s becoming increasingly easy to fall through the cracks. With factors such as increased rates of chronic illness, higher costs, less funding, and less doctors per number of patients, you can become just a number. It can take months, or even years to be diagnosed, which is frustrating and debilitating. Do you struggle to get the medical help you need? Are you ready to take charge of your own health? No more need for Google searches or second-guessing – welcome to The Autoimmune Healing n=1 Workbook Kit! Read more
In case you haven’t noticed, I have an obsession for green sauces – pesto, pistou, herb paste, flavour-makers, leafy dressings – call them what you will, I love them! Making pastes and sauces out of your fresh leafy herbs and greens is one of the best ways I can think of to preserve those precious summer greens to enjoy all year. Today I’m taking an economical turn and using carrot tops in this Carrot Top Pistou + Dressing. Read more
This week marks the 5th anniversary of my autoimmune diagnosis.
That fateful day that ended with me in a hospital bed, hooked up to various machines, awaiting the answers as to why I had been feeling so ill and so sad, so weak and so stressed for so many months. My diagnosis was Graves Disease, or autoimmune hyperthyroid; the same condition my Mom developed at the same age, and her grandmother developed also. Finally, I had some answers.
Or did I? Read more
Getting more vegetables into my body has often seemed like a chore. Sometimes the thought of making another salad, chewing another salad, and trying to digest another salad is just too much – and so sometimes chocolate for dinner just happens (am I right?). Read more
Gummies are something that I’ve learned to keep on hand because they are easy to eat when fatigue is at it’s height, are portable, kid-friendly, and can be modified to suit many ingredients and needs (have you tried these delicious turmeric gummies yet for inflammation and pain relief?). When you just can’t handle another cup of bone broth, try these Strawberry Rhubarb Gummies for a winning combination that will satisfy your sweet tooth, your pie tooth, and your protein requirements, no sweat. Read more
The autoimmune community has recently lost a very dear friend and leader. Today, with very heavy hearts, the AIP blogging community is coming together to share the painful loss of one of our own, Martine Partridge of Eat Heal Thrive, and to celebrate the enormous impact of her life on each of us. Martine shared wonderfully witty posts and delicious recipes, all focused on health, happiness, and healing from a very real-life viewpoint. Her obituary can be found here. Read more
Sweet Potato Toast is gaining traction as a fun foodie trend that is inspiring the masses. A quick Google or Pinterest search brings up hundreds of tasty topping variations – try here and here for everyday delicious toppings ideas, here and here for AIP/Paleo toppings, and here for a tasty looking Vegan topping option to get you drooling – ahem, I mean started! Read more
Spring is finally upon us here on the West Coast, and signs of it are starting to creep up in other parts of the country. Spring flowers are my absolute favourite delight because they are the first pop of colour since Autumn leaves, and the light pink, yellow, purple and white complement the bright glow of fresh greenery oh so well – Mother Nature certainly has her colour coordinating on point! Read more