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Healthy Eating

Over the years I have made a conscious decision to permanently alter my diet because I noticed a direct correlation between what I ate and how I felt physically, mentally and emotionally. When people ask what has helped the most in dealing with autoimmune disease, I say diet, diet and diet! I cannot stress this enough. Because of my diet I do not take over-the-counter pharmaceuticals even though rheumatologists have informed me it was unwise to monitor my disease naturally. I ditched Western doctors and started seeing a Naturopathic doctor. Since 2012 I have eaten an autoimmune paleo and/or ancestral diet, which I have found is the most restorative and healing diet for my body. Dietary changes are hard work, especially when you make them a permanent fixture in your life. It requires dedication, persistence, patience and trust in the process. You will often find a baby food packet hanging out of my mouth, grabbing a Lara bar on the run, or in desperate times eating a cold plain turkey patty. I do not eat out much because, well, there isn't much I can eat. Food is not a luxury but nourishment and fuel for my body. I can empathize with anyone going through diet changes. It won't be easy but the rewards are worth it!

I am happy to share some of my favorite recipes with you. Please note I do not consider myself a cook, I would rather spend time doing art. I try to make things that are quick and easy. I eat organic food whenever possible. I do NOT eat dairy, gluten, soy, corn, grains, nightshades, wheat, refined sugar and legumes. Ummm, so you are probably wondering what I do eat! Ninety percent of the time I eat meat, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and healthy fats. Occasionally I will eat gluten-free grains such as brown rice, quinoa, millet and amaranth. On very special occasions I have my go-to "fun foods" which allow me to indulge a little without diving into the sea of ultimate junk! My favorite "fun food" is Cassava chips cooked in avocado oil. 

As with everything, please use your discernment when it comes to diet and nutrition. All bodies are different. I do believe our bodies communicate whether the food we ingest is indeed nurturing for us. In all honesty, I wish I didn't have to eat meat, however, for myself, I cannot deny the positive changes in my health when I do incorporate meat protein into my diet. In time you will find the foods that make you feel good! To learn more about food planning, diet and additional recipes, please sign up for my newsletter (bottom of this page). 

Butternut Bombshell Soup
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Beet-utiful Bison Soup
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King Kale
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Mashed Up Magic
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Pudding Powerhouse
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Soulful Salad
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Sweet Pea
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Rooted In Relaxation
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Enchanted Endive

Bliss Bars
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