Five Minute Veggies

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Who has 5 minutes to make some delicious veggies? 🙋🏼‍♀️🥕 🥦It’s a busy week but I love to steam up some vegetables and eat them fresh! @danvillefarmersmarket provided some amazingly delicious organic veggies this week! I didn’t even need to sprinkle any sea salt – 5 minutes of steaming and they were perfect! 👌🏻

Reintroduction post-Paleo Pancakes

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Reintroduction post – looking for an easy healthier breakfast option to traditional pancakes? Although I’m in love with my simple banana pancakes my little one misses fluffy pancakes 🥞So we found these @targetand thought we would give them a try. They’re clean and my daughter and Tim find them to be delicious! I’m still 🥚 free so I’ll take their word for it. It’s just nice to share some options with you guys that are affordable, Paleo and easy! Happy breakfast 🍳 to you and yours 🤗

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?

Fitness Friday, what’s a Grasshopper?

 

Hi AIP Community!  Happy Friday!  This week I’ve really tried to mix things up with my workouts because my stomach and energy are not 100%…perhaps the 10 weeks of constant running around over summer has caught up?  My system is OFF and I’m feeling lousy, but I need to keep moving.  SO no, I’m not pregnant, I’m inflamed – what a GREAT T-shirt idea, huh?  copyright Coach Lori 🙂

So this week I did the WOD (workout of the day) at my gym, Tuesday, we went for a hike and that was my workout.  Wednesday I did the WOD at my gym, and Thursday I walked a few miles then did a 3×8 overhead squat at 105# and decided I was DONE.  So below is my Friday workout, that I wrote for all of YOU!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Be Well!

 

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

 

Anti-Inflammatory help – FISH OIL

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All good things about this fish oil by Apex Energetics.  It keeps your Omega 3s and 6s in balance and greatly reduces inflammation.  I set it up next to the rubber ducky unicorn, because to me, it’s equally as magical!

When my inflammation was super high I took 2 tablespoons in the morning, and 2 before bed.  Now that things are better, I take 1 tablespoon in the morning right after I drink my 2 cups of freshly juiced organic celery.

 

Fitness Friday – Let’s Walk

Hello Friends, the message is simple, take it back to basics and walk a bit.  Up and down a hallway, around the house, around the neighborhood, at a park, on the beach, at the mall–don’t worry about distance, set a goal to walk for time.  Breathe deeply and enjoy!

POSE Running Tips – click HERE