Coping in a fast paced world

Fast food.  This is our world now.  Everyone does it.  Everyone goes to that favorite fast food place where they can grab food on their way to the next event.  There are sport practices, music lessons, concerts, friends, and all kinds of other commitments.  Sadly, fast food is not so convenient for people with autoimmune…

Easy Paleo Guacamole

Ingredients 2 large avocados 1 red onion 1 lime salt garlic cilantro Directions In a bowl, smash avocado with fork until desired texture.  (I like a few lumps in mine.)  Next, chop the red onion into fairly small pieces.  Combine onion into the bowl with avocado.  Add approximately 1-2 Tbsp of minced garlic.  Salt to…

Know Your Numbers

The most common question I have been asked lately, from others who have recently been diagnosed, is “What tests should be done?”  That is the first of two very important questions.  The second is often forgotten, unfortunately.  The next question should be, “What should my numbers be?” For someone who has never been diagnosed with…

Back to Basics

Inflammation sucks.  I have been struggling with inflammation for a few weeks now.  My hands are stiff and hurt.  My fingers go numb.  It has not been fun.  I looked again at my diet.  Rice triggered this round of inflammation. As I cut out rice, but continued eating corn, potatoes, quinoa, and other grains, I…

Yeast free Gluten free Pizza crust

Pizza crust takes so long to rise when you make a yeast crust.  When I am tired and my family is hungry, I don’t have time to wait for my crust to rise!  This crust I tried just last night and my family ate it and LOVED it!  I knew I would be posting it…

Grains and inflammation

Oh how I have struggled this week.  Every night I woke multiple times to intense pain in my hands and wrists.  Many years ago, I went to the doctor with this issue.  My mother had needed surgery for her carpal tunnel, and I figured that since I was around the same age as her when…

Spice Up Your Life!!

One of the problems with Hashimoto’s Disease is that it causes weight gain.  Weight gain, in turn, causes other health issues like hypertension.  What is the first thing your doctor wants you to change when diagnosed with high blood pressure?  LIMIT SALT INTAKE! I do not have hypertension right now, but there are times my…

Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

Breakfast in our house is very important.  My daughter is in 6th Grade and always needs something to keep her full until lunch at noon, especially during tests.  My fiance needs something to keep him full and not cause crazy fluctuations in blood sugars, and I need something to give me energy for my physical…

Gluten Free Vegan Pancakes

Everyone LOVES pancakes, am I right?  So many people are surprised to hear me talk about pancakes, muffins, biscuits, and other yummy baked goods in my diet.  “I thought you couldn’t eat flour!” NOPE!!  I can’t eat GLUTEN.  I love, love, LOVE Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Baking flour.  It is very similar to wheat…

Could your medicine be making you Sick?

Allergy season is the worst.  Runny nose, scratchy throat, itchy and watery eyes are just a few symptoms those of us know all too well.  Then there is the exhaustion from allergies.  All I want to do is sleep some days.  The further into allergy season we get, the more I want to sleep. Well,…