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.

 

MTHFR Gene Defect

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Hello AIP Community,

Have you heard of the MTHFR gene mutation?  Kat has, and Lori hasn’t.  After discovering she in fact has this, Kat wanted to share this information with all of you to raise awareness, and maybe help you understand why certain things are happening to you and your health.

 “An MTHFR mutation is a problem associated with poor methylation and enzyme production. MTHFR mutations affect every person differently, sometimes contributing to hardly any noticeable symptoms at all, while other times leading to serious, long-term health problems.” – Dr. Axe

It is estimated that 45% of people suffer from a MTHFR defect, which causes gene deficiencies.  This leads to poor cellular health, hormonal imbalances, decreased immune function and mitochondrial dysfunction.

This crappy gene inhibits Glutathione production, which makes you more vulnerable to toxins.  The accumulation of these toxins leads to disease and premature aging.

What are some things we can do to battle this mutation?
  • consume more leafy greens, asparagus, romaine lettuce, broccoli, avocado and bright fruits to boost Natural Folate, b6 and b12!
  • treat leaky gut
  • reduce anxiety and stress
  • heart health – work on it, keep up those natural supplements and AIP foods
  • detox – Lori uses her Bulletproof coconut charcoal relgiously
  • Sleep

Knowing is half the battle – this is certainly something worth knowing when you’re battling autoimmune diseases.  I know I’m emailing my Dr now to test for this gene during my September bloodwork!

Keep it clean! ~Lori

 

What’s with Wheat?

“What’s With Wheat,” is in my opinion, one of the most important documentaries you can watch regarding nutrition, and information on food and health in general.  There is so much misinformation out there, and for those of us battling diagnosed autoimmune diseases, these facts are crucial to our healing.

Here’s a link to Youtube so you can view this informative documentary.  Most of the information in here I already knew from years of learning from some of the brightest nutritionists and naturopaths.  There were still things in here that I didn’t know and that blew me away.

I encourage you to take the time to watch this.  You can also get this on netflix if you’d prefer to watch it on your tv.