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Chicken & Waffles (AIP/ Paleo)

In case you haven’t noticed, my latest hobby is taking Standard American Diet comfort foods and turning them into nourishing Autoimmune Protocol & Paleo recipes. At least one good thing came out of 2020… These Chicken & Waffles (AIP/Paleo) are everything that is good about comfort food. You’ve got carbs, crispiness, crunchiness, salty & sweet, and the perfect amount of fat. All together this dish makes my mouth water. You can always find my husband standing over the plate of chicken counting out each person’s portion before it even makes it to the table. To get the juiciest, most tender

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What is Carb Flu? and how to avoid it

So you’re about four days into starting the Autoimmune Protocol and you feel like total crap, experiencing everything from headaches and fatigue to achy muscles and brain fog. At this point you’re probably thinking, “What is happening? I thought this protocol was supposed to help me feel better, not worse?!” Don’t worry, you don’t have the flu… at least not the viral kind! You’ve got carb flu. When you switch from a conventional diet that is low in healthy fats and high in grains and processed sugar to one that is, well, the exact opposite, there is a good chance

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4 Tips to Reduce PMS Naturally

Learning how to reduce PMS and balance hormones naturally changed my life. When I began following the Autoimmune Protocol in 2014, the very first improvements I noticed were actually in my menstrual cycle, not my autoimmune disease. Up until then, my periods were awful: I’m talking a special-level-of-hell type of awful. I suffered from horrible mood swings that left me feeling like I was losing my mind 3 weeks of out the month, constantly oscillating between anxiety, paranoia, and depression. Then, during the one week per month I didn’t feel crazy, I experienced debilitating cramps that required eating NSAIDs like

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The Dirty Secret Behind Smoothies

Are smoothies healthy? In a health-conscious world where smoothies seem to reign supreme, they might not be as good for you as you think. Sure, that apple-beet-spinach-parsley smoothie has a vibrant-green glow and a lot of vitamins and minerals, but it actually may be wreaking havoc on your blood sugar, sabotaging your weight-loss, and messing with your hormones. Let me explain… Blood Sugar Liquids are metabolized much faster than solid food, even after chewing. So anytime you throw food in a blender, no matter how “healthy” it is, you’re setting yourself up for a big sugar rush and even bigger

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (AIP/ Paleo)

I love breakfast. My days are usually filled to the brim with endless tasks and to-dos, but my morning is the one time in my day where I can take a deep breath and just be, without thinking about everything that needs to get done. Breakfast is a sacred ritual in our house. The hubs and I have the same routine every morning – after exercising & showers, we venture into the kitchen to prepare coffee & tea while we silently prepare our breakfasts and then we sit together at the table or in front of our favorite show to

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