Date Night In

What is this wizardry? @pratherranchmeatco roast, organic Brussels spouts fried up in coconut oil and no, it’s not mashed potatoes 🥔 it’s mashed turnips made with a touch of pure coconut cream and some sea salt. My only regret is that I didn’t have room for seconds 😉 Date night in – and next is some sparkling water served up in wine glasses, because we’re fancy like that😉 😂 and one last thank you to @target for the super cute Halloween table cloth 👻 🎃

Sometimes the best date nights are spent at home with the cleanest, and most delicious food to enjoy!!

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa aka HS is an autoimmune disease I only just became familiar with. Kat noticed on a lot of her podcasts it kept coming up- so we thought to highlight it today for Autoimmune Awareness Monday. What I found to be interesting was that many women with PCOS have HS as well. We are seeing more of what I call the AI layering effect. I was please to see that many doctors recommend cleaning up your diet to help with this as well. Isn’t that always just the common thread?

What does a day of eating look like?

Hi Friends!

I recently had a dear friend ask me what a typical day of food and supplements looks like for me.  So here it is, in all its’ glory!

7am First thing on an empty stomach I drink 2 cups of freshly juiced organic celery.

7:30am Then (and this is a reintroduced item) I have a cup of Bulletproof medium roast coffee that I make with a french press.  I add in 1 teaspoon of local honey, 1 tablespoon of Bulletproof brain octane, 1 teaspoon of glutatamine, and 1 scoop of Bulletproof Collagen.  NOTE – you can add these extras into tea or any warm liquid!

9-9:30am Breakfast is always my Paleo Breakfast Bowl I created – the recipe is on the site.

Supplements – Thyrovanz natural bovine thyroid supplement, (Designs for Health is my preferred supplement) 2 Glutathione pills, 1 selenium, 2 sensitol, 1 Vitamin K2, 1 Vitamin D, 1 Vitamin A, 2 Histaeeze, 1 Digestive Enzyme, 1 Megaspore probiotic (spore based probiotics are amazing – Just Thrive is another option and easily available on line).

1ish is lunch – 1 digestive enzyme.  large serving of salad – organic mixed greens with fresh organic lemon juice, sea salt, garlic salt and a touch of organic olive oil.  Some days I put some olives and hearts of palm on as well.  I choose 4-6 ounces of meat – Grilled organic, free range chicken, or organic grass fed, grass finished Ground beef, or Wild Salmon.   If I have room I’ll eat 1/2 an organic apple and perhaps a cooked veggie like 1/2 cup of butternut squash with cinnamon.

Water throughout the day with freshly squeezed organic lemon and organic wild blueberries (just a few sprinkled in my 32 ounce cup).

Pre and Post workout – Nothing.  If it’s a SUPER busy day, I’ll have a Designs for Health Paleo Protein IgG shake mixed with 1/2 water, 1/2 coconut milk and some cinnamon.

6 ish Dinner – 1 digestive enzyme, 1 thyrovanz pill- Grilled veggies – like squash, asparagus or artichoke.  4-6 ounces of meat – once a week I treat my family to organic, grassfed & finished beef ribs or brisket – see recipes on the site.  If I need something sweet, 1/3 cup mashed sweet potato with cinnamon always does the trick!

1 hour before bed I take a melatonin if I’m in desperate need of a full 8+ hours of deep sleep.  30 minutes before bed I take 2 Bulletproof coconut charcoal pills to help detox my system.

*In a few weeks I’ll be doing an in depth heavy metal and toxin test, at which time the results will let me know if I in fact need to be taking supplements for that.

See our previous post regarding detoxing for more information on foods and supplements!

Regarding the EBV connection, I take a daily dose of Colloidal silver and 2000mg of Vitamin C, along with a dropper of: cats claw,  licorice root, ashwaganda and lemon balm – I’ve not included this as integrated into my daily AIP regiment because it is for EBV, which I believe it part of my AI issue, but that is just my belief based upon how I feel.

 

DESIGNS FOR HEALTH – if you have questions regarding them or how to get them, you can email me directly at my work email:  Lorim@crossfitsr.com  as I check it multiple times daily and will see your email ASAP.

 

Detoxing heavy metals

So much information is swirling around the effects of heavy metals and toxins in the body and how they affect our health and in some cases inhibit us from getting well.  Examples of heavy metals include mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), chromium (Cr), thallium (Tl), and lead (Pb).  Although it’s not a heavy metal, aluminum should be included in this list.

In any given day we are exposed to toxins in our environment – second hand smoke, cleaning products, smoke from fires, vehicle emissions,  etc.  There’s also the consideration that most of us whom have tooth fillings have mercury in our mouths and of course the vaccine controversies.  Let’s not forget our foods – fish, wheat, soda, baked goods, processed foods, canned food, chocolates, to name a few.

We are surrounded by toxins and eating toxins and heavy metals every day.  So what do we do about it?  How can we strip our bodies of toxins and heavy metals?

Take a deep breath, and start considering adding a few of the following to your daily routine:

Selenium, (found naturally in fish and accessible in pill form) is a great way to strip the body of heavy metals.

16 ounces of water in the morning with organic lemon juice is an amazing way to detox your body naturally.

Activated charcoal at night before bed helps strip the body of toxins.  I use Bulletproof Coconut Charcoal.

Coffee enemas – although they are less than pleasant, they’re better than feeling “off” all the time. Give your colon a reset once in a while 🙂

Milk Thistle cleanses your liver (if you drink alcohol, you should always take this before bed to detox the liver).

Up your vitamin C intake.

Strive to eat 1/2 a cup of fresh herbs daily  – I love sprinkling cilantro and parsley on all my food!

Raw Garlic – a few cloves a day, and it keeps the vampires at bay… 😉

Probiotics – consider SPORE based probiotics!

Chlorella – acts as a natural chelation therapy option, pulling heavy metals out of the body.

Replace household cleaning agents with natural, chemical free ones.

Replace shampoo/conditioner, face products, cosmetics, hair products, lotions, etc. with clean alternatives ALWAYS making sure they are gluten free as well.  Unless a vitamin E is labeled otherwise, it is made from wheat germ – so pay attention to that and Tocopherol, Tocopheryl acetate – they are hidden gluten factors in MANY things.

Hoping this sheds some light on the situation.  When you’re battling toxins and heavy metals, it can slow your healing and sometimes prevent it all together.  Work a little more each day to feel your very best!

 

 

AI Awareness – Psoriasis

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Autoimmune Awareness Monday- Psoriasis. One of the most persistent and irritating skin disorders. It is often times associated with psoriatic arthritis. Different factors trigger symptoms- stress, emotional distress, certain foods and toxins. As with most Autoimmune diseases/disorders there isn’t a lot of definitive answers and cures as to the cause and treatment in the medical field. Reduction in stress, removal of toxins and removing inflammatory foods- AIP-does a lot to keep the outbreaks in check. Seeing as how our skin is the largest organ we have, today’s post reminds me how imperative it is to keep it clean – toxin free, healthy, cared for etc. Our skin is an outwardly reflection of what’s going on inside our bodies. Sending healing vibes and well wishes to our friends in the AIP Community fighting Psoriasis. You got this, keep on keeping on! #psoriasis#inflammation #healthyskin #aipcommunity#AIPworks #bekindtoyourself#nourishfromtheinsideout #skinfood#smallintestinehelp #guthealth#fightthecausenotthesymptom #yougotthis#autoimmunedisease#autoimmuneawarenessmonday

AI Awareness – Lyme Disease

 

While attending family camp this weekend I met a lot of people suffering from various AI diseases. Upwards of 50% of us had dietary restrictions because of this. The kitchen staff was amazing and the camp staff had posted flyers and camp songs about ticks in every bathroom. Lyme disease was forefront on the radar and I wanted to post about it today. I only know 3 people with Lyme, and all of their experiences are different. Their treatment regiments are vastly different. One of them couldn’t find a MD that believed in Lyme Disease. One gave up hope early if ever regaining his health. One common thread for them is nutrition. Good, solid, AIP nutrition does a lot for them. Today we put Lyme Disease out there to help raise awareness. #lymedisease #lymewarrior💚 #aipworks#aip #inflammation#beyourownadvocateforhealth #guthealth#fightfatiguewithfood #ticks#knowledgeispower #dontgiveup

Fitness Friday – Be More Human

Hello AIP Community!

How’s the burpee challenge going?  They should be getting much easier by now, and your capacity should be growing significantly! 

A few days ago, Tim and I took the car in for an oil change and did something out of the ordinary, we left the car there and walked to the chiropractor for our weekly tune up.  What a simple idea, a little over a mile round trip, but out walking nonetheless.  On the way back to get the car I felt different.  There was something so nice and natural about being out walking.  I felt more human.  We rarely go anywhere without our car because time is such a precious thing, and our to-do lists are always pages long.  But that day, we decided that we’d let it all go, and enjoy a slower paced morning and get some fresh air.  It was delightful!

CrossFit lauched their “Be More Human” slogan sometime last year if I’m not mistaken, suggesting that CrossFitters get out of their boxes and go outside to play.  Ski, swim, bike, run, hike, etc.  I loved their message, but back when it came out I was so busy working on recovering my health, being a mommy and running our CrossFit gym, that I couldn’t find time to “Be more human.”  How ironic, the one thing I needed, I was too busy for.

The goal for all of us this weekend, starting today -Fitness Friday, is to be more human.  Unplug from daily life – I said it – leave the electronics behind for a while.  Choose from any of the following activities that will get you moving and out in the sunshine a bit:

Walking, Riding a bike, Swimming, Running, Jogging, go to a Farmers Market, Water Skiing, Rafting, wake boarding, paddle boating, row boat, play at the park with your kids, Kick a soccer ball around at the park, dance…you get where I’m going with this!

Accountability: Today I’m walking to the gym, working out, then walking to meet Kat for tea and some AIP work.  Then Tim and I are taking Ashleigh to family camp, Camp Augusta, for the weekend where there is no cell signal and no where to plug in electronics…and we’re going to dance, swim, hike, play, climb, zip line, do yoga, make lip balm, etc.  I’ve put it out there, and I’m sticking to it!  No barbells, no Metcons, no TV, no Computer, no Pokemon Go, no work – I’m going to focus on being more human, and my wish is that you do to!

Signing off until Monday,

Coach Lori