AIP: Yogurt Alternative Option!

Found this gem @wholefoods and it’s delicious. The little one had this chocolate flavored one shown in the picture. I enjoyed the mango flavored one. So clean, so delicious, a great start to vacation day #2#aipcommunity#momlife #selfcare #keepitclean#autoimmmunewontbeatme#coconutyogurt #travelwithcleanfood#doyourbest #yougotthis @co_yo_usa

Hot Stone Himalayan Salt Massage

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Happy 2018 to our AIP Community.  Kat and I and our families were busy enjoying the holidays and then passing around the flu – so we’re sorry we’ve been MIA for a bit!

I wanted to post about the massage I just had today at Elements Massage in San Ramon.  I’m told their locations across the US offer this one.

It’s a hot stone, Himalayan sea salt  massage and it was nothing short of amazing.  Janelle was my massage therapist today.  She did a stellar job.  I’m was super excited to try this because of all the anti-inflammatory properties this massage offers.  The hot stones made my muscles relax and for the first time I was a pliable subject!

My Skin feels super soft and my body feels 100%, and my mind and body are refreshed.

This massage has my recommendation!

*Always make sure the lotions and oils are gluten free – I checked and still brought my own lotion just in case 😉

 

Autoimmune Awareness Monday – Vitigilo

Autoimmune Awareness Monday- Vitigilo. Skin pigment discoloration, loss of pigment, can cover large parts of the body. As of now there is no cure and many questions surrounding this disease. Let me pump my brakes just a second and point out the tie in with other AI diseases/syndromes – shine in the picture. Week after week I am seeing this during my research. Let me share another vantage point regarding Vitiligo that might resonate with you. A brilliant friend and health advocate suggested her nephew suffering from Vitiligo do a GI map test. Yeast was off the charts – #candida – so then she spoke with her NP friend and suggested that she have her patients with Vitiligo run the test and 100% that tested all tested positive for candida/yeast overgrowth. So some biohacking is in process. They’re following the AIP diet and on a regiment for candida and charting symptoms and progress. Personally I’ll always maintain that what’s happening in our gut is the biggest piece of the puzzle. Knowing that not everything can be cured, but discomfort lessened, symptoms reduced/cleared up and in some cases bodies healed. It’s food for thought. Listen to your gut. #socliché #foodforthought#listentoyourgut #vitigilo #skinpigmentation#autoimmunepaleo #autoimmunedisease#autoimmunepaleo #yeastovergrowth #candida#hashimotosdisease #gravesdisease#addisonsdisease #alopecia #perniciousanemia#psoriasis #polyglandular #detox #aipworks#youcontrolyourhealth #yougotthis

Fall is here, and so is bone broth

It’s fall and a batch of homemade beef & lamb bone broth sounded like a great idea! The house smells amazing and I’m enjoying it immensely. I added in some organic carrots, onion, garlic, celery and Italian herbs and the flavor is out of this world. This stuff feeds my soul as well as nourishes my body. Used my @pratherranchmeatcoBones! #bonebroth #nutrientdensefoods#drinkme #beefbones #pratherranch#organiceverything #aip #aipcommunity#AIPworks #feedyoursoul #yougotthis#keepitclean

I let this cook for 20 hours on Low in the crockpot and added in 1 sheet of Kombu to help pull nutrients out of the bones.  It took less than 3 minutes to prep!

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!!